Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 189 201
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 +29
Contract jobs citing WSUS 12 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.60% 2.76% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 19
North West median daily rate £315 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% -23.53% +129.73%
10th Percentile £223 £279 £261
90th Percentile £428 £391 £550
England median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
North West median hourly rate - £20.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.33% -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -43.66% +100.00%

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 751 616 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.78% 10.99% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 402 412
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £238 £251 £238
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 23 20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.75 £12.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Cheshire -3 6 £310 -11.43% 1
Manchester -8 5 £325 - 3
Lancashire -22 1 £188 -21.05%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (50.00%) Office 365
5 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (50.00%) LAN
5 6 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) Clearswift
6 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) Teradici
6 5 (41.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) vCenter Server
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) SCOM
8 3 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) Linux

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 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (41.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Windows Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (8.33%) Server Management
2 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (8.33%) NFS
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
1 5 (41.67%) vCenter Server
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Clearswift
2 5 (41.67%) Teradici
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Altiris
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec