The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 June 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)
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 120 63
Contract jobs citing WSUS 0 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.31% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.20% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £291
% change year-on-year +4.06% +5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -37.73%  

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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 76 418 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 13.60% 26.09% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 282 54
Median daily rate £350 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +114.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the North East

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the North East