Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 -18
Contract jobs citing WSUS 10 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.34% 0.46% 0.052%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.27% 4.24% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +112.50% -26.94%
North West median daily rate £388 £433 £185
% change year-on-year -10.40% +133.78% -45.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.33% +22.86% +74.48%

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 306 377 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.42% 10.77% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 237 168
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.11% +8.17%
10th Percentile £217 £205 £211
90th Percentile £600 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 15
Manchester median hourly rate £15.94 £20.73 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.11% +80.26% -34.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.70
90th Percentile £38.15 £37.50 £13.15
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -37.76%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £450 - 1
WSUS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) SCCM
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 4 (40.00%) Lumension
6 4 (40.00%) MobileIron
6 4 (40.00%) IronPort
6 4 (40.00%) SUSE
6 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (40.00%) Identity Management
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (40.00%) McAfee
6 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (40.00%) Micro Focus
6 4 (40.00%) Clearswift
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) NetApp

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) SUSE
5 3 (30.00%) Android
5 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Email Filtering
1 4 (40.00%) Identity Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ECDL
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Clearswift
3 4 (40.00%) IronPort
3 4 (40.00%) Lumension
3 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 4 (40.00%) Micro Focus
3 4 (40.00%) MobileIron
3 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Sophos
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Huawei
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Synology
6 1 (10.00%) Veeam