Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 195 238
Rank change year-on-year +16 +43 -40
Contract jobs citing WSUS 20 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.41% 0.070%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.41% 4.28% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 4
North West median daily rate £388 £433 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +133.78% -32.42%
10th Percentile £288 £274 £170
90th Percentile £450 £566 £214
England median daily rate £350 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.33% +22.86% +74.48%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -53.49% +138.89% -25.77%

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 587 654 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.39% 9.58% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 400 382
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% +19.11%
10th Percentile £258 £187 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -35.14%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Manchester +18 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Cheshire +8 5 £406 -6.07% 3
Merseyside - 4 £325 -
Lancashire +10 1 £238 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 17 (85.00%) SCCM
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) Office 365
7 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 6 (30.00%) SAN
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco
7 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (25.00%) Change Management
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (20.00%) Software Packaging
9 4 (20.00%) IronPort
9 4 (20.00%) Release Management
9 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (20.00%) Lumension
9 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 4 (20.00%) Email Filtering
9 4 (20.00%) MobileIron
9 4 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter

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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DHCP
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) Skype
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365 Architect
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Support Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) SUSE
6 3 (15.00%) Android
6 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) Email Filtering
3 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Facilities Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ECDL
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) NFS
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (85.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Clearswift
3 4 (20.00%) IronPort
3 4 (20.00%) Lumension
3 4 (20.00%) McAfee
3 4 (20.00%) Micro Focus
3 4 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 4 (20.00%) NetApp
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Sophos
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.00%) Kaseya
6 1 (5.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Synology