Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 April 2018 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 West
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 187 229
Rank change year-on-year -10 +42 -13
Contract jobs citing WSUS 21 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.86% 1.69% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
North West median daily rate £363 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% - -
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
North West median hourly rate £21.75 - £40.00
10th Percentile £16.18 - £37.00
90th Percentile £29.93 - £41.80
England median hourly rate £15.50 £18.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.07% -51.33% +66.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 733 533 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.72% 9.91% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 357 352
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £304 £188 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 26
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -11.41% +50.50%
10th Percentile £12.52 £9.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £44.30 £42.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% +8.00%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the North West over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
Manchester +3 14 £438 +42.28% 3
Cheshire -17 7 £265 -11.67% 2
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) Cisco
5 13 (61.90%) Office 365
6 12 (57.14%) Skype for Business
6 12 (57.14%) ITIL
7 11 (52.38%) Citrix
7 11 (52.38%) SCCM
8 9 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 9 (42.86%) McAfee
8 9 (42.86%) VMware
9 8 (38.10%) DHCP
10 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (33.33%) IronPort
10 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 6 (28.57%) XenApp
11 6 (28.57%) SCOM
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (28.57%) Linux
11 6 (28.57%) SQL
11 6 (28.57%) SAN
11 6 (28.57%) Migration
11 6 (28.57%) MobileIron

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (23.81%) IIS
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) DHCP
3 6 (28.57%) SAN
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (23.81%) Skype
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Technical Support
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Support Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Support Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
1 5 (23.81%) PKI
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) SUSE
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) Email Filtering
3 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
3 5 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) Task Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) High Availability
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) XenApp
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (23.81%) vSphere
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) NFS
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) SCCM
2 9 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (28.57%) SCOM
4 5 (23.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (19.05%) SmoothWall
6 3 (14.29%) HP SIM
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
6 3 (14.29%) vMotion
7 2 (9.52%) MaaS360
7 2 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
8 1 (4.76%) Nagios
8 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
8 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) McAfee
3 9 (42.86%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) IronPort
5 6 (28.57%) MobileIron
6 5 (23.81%) Avaya
6 5 (23.81%) Clearswift
6 5 (23.81%) Lumension
6 5 (23.81%) Micro Focus
6 5 (23.81%) NetApp
7 4 (19.05%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) Altiris
8 3 (14.29%) IBM
8 3 (14.29%) Ivanti
9 2 (9.52%) F5
9 2 (9.52%) Juniper
9 2 (9.52%) Sophos
9 2 (9.52%) Symantec