The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 100 96
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing WSUS 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.59% 1.89% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £190 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £314
% change year-on-year -11.29% +23.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -61.62% +91.11%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 126 106 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.52% 5.90% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 54
Median daily rate £400 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.38 £190.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.22% +1166.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing WSUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in Manchester

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSUS in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in Manchester

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) Intel Security
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
1 7 (77.78%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (77.78%) XenDesktop
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Software Deployment
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) XenDesktop
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) Intel Security
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft