Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 207 202
Rank change year-on-year +55 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing WSUS 23 6 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.51% 0.80% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 7
Median daily rate £450 £194 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +132.26% -53.03% -4.35%
10th Percentile £310 £170 £250
90th Percentile £625 £203 £450
England median daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.81% -29.52% +31.25%

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 656 747 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.93% 13.23% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 497 449
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £205 £273 £280
90th Percentile £650 £650 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +21.02% -17.37%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.83 £12.19
90th Percentile £45.75 £53.00 £50.88
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -14.11%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the North West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the North West.

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 31 March 2020. 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
Lancashire +44 16 £453 +141.33% 1
Manchester +31 5 £450 +125.00% 1
Cheshire +25 1 - - 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
1 20 (86.96%) SCCM
2 19 (82.61%) VMware
3 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
4 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (52.17%) IT Strategy
6 10 (43.48%) Project Delivery
7 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 9 (39.13%) Unix
8 8 (34.78%) MCSE
8 8 (34.78%) NetBackup
8 8 (34.78%) EMC
8 8 (34.78%) Ivanti
9 7 (30.43%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
11 5 (21.74%) DHCP
11 5 (21.74%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
12 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
12 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (17.39%) Azure
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (13.04%) IaaS
13 3 (13.04%) Software Distribution
13 3 (13.04%) SaaS

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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Azure
2 3 (13.04%) IaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) PaaS
2 3 (13.04%) SaaS
3 2 (8.70%) AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Server Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
1 9 (39.13%) Unix
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) IT Strategy
2 10 (43.48%) Project Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Architecture Roadmap
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Software Distribution
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITSM
6 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (34.78%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) HND
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (86.96%) SCCM
2 8 (34.78%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) EMC
2 8 (34.78%) Ivanti
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Okta
5 2 (8.70%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Zscaler
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) Capita
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Ubiquiti
6 1 (4.35%) Varonis
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam