The table below looks at the statistics for the Wintel Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wintel Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wintel Engineer
Rank 465 435 475
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 135 135 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 67 35
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£350 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £33.75 £25.93 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £25.26 £14.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £25.93 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+30.18% -4.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Wintel Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Wintel Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the UK.

Wintel Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Wintel Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the UK.

Wintel Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Wintel Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 109 £363 -2.02% 19
South East -12 49 £323 -3.87% 5
London 0 37 £413 -1.78% 10
Hampshire -3 36 £295 -12.07% 2
Scotland -8 23 £310 -31.11% 2
Glasgow +1 11 £308 -31.66% 1
East of England +9 9 £310 -16.21% 1
City of London +17 8 £383 -8.92% 4
South West +2 8 £450 +38.46% 2
Croydon -3 5 £500 +11.11%
Berkshire - 4 £375 -
Wales -6 3 £450 +50.00%
West Midlands -13 3 - -
Essex +10 2 - - 1
Surrey +6 2 £350 -12.50%
Bridgend +1 2 £450 +12.50%
South Wales -2 2 £450 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 2
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £250 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Banbury - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Salisbury - - - -

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Wintel Engineer in their job title.

1 234 (87.64%) Windows
2 185 (69.29%) Active Directory
3 140 (52.43%) VMware
4 127 (47.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (47.19%) Microsoft
6 98 (36.70%) Security Cleared
7 97 (36.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (33.33%) Citrix
9 79 (29.59%) SC Cleared
10 70 (26.22%) ITIL
11 68 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (25.47%) PowerShell
12 67 (25.09%) HP
13 64 (23.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 63 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 58 (21.72%) DNS
16 48 (17.98%) MCITP
17 45 (16.85%) SCCM
18 43 (16.10%) DHCP
18 43 (16.10%) MCSA
19 40 (14.98%) MS Exchange
20 38 (14.23%) VBScript
21 37 (13.86%) SQL
21 37 (13.86%) Migration
22 36 (13.48%) Hyper-V
23 35 (13.11%) DV Cleared
24 33 (12.36%) High Availability
24 33 (12.36%) HTML
24 33 (12.36%) XML
25 32 (11.99%) Finance

Wintel Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Wintel Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.11%) IIS
3 26 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.62%) Lync
5 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.12%) Apache
11 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (21.72%) DNS
2 43 (16.10%) DHCP
3 29 (10.86%) SAN
4 25 (9.36%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.37%) NetScaler
6 15 (5.62%) Firewall
7 8 (3.00%) LAN
8 7 (2.62%) FTP
8 7 (2.62%) VPN
9 6 (2.25%) IPsec
9 6 (2.25%) Network Security
9 6 (2.25%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.87%) WAN
11 4 (1.50%) NAS
12 3 (1.12%) Internet
13 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
14 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.37%) DMZ
14 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.37%) MySQL
General
1 32 (11.99%) Finance
2 14 (5.24%) Banking
3 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.36%) HTML
1 33 (12.36%) XML
2 5 (1.87%) Middleware
3 2 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.75%) MSMQ
3 2 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.74%) Clustering
2 15 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.62%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.62%) Replication
6 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 234 (87.64%) Windows
2 127 (47.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (36.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (10.49%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.37%) Linux
7 12 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.00%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.87%) SUSE
11 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.50%) UNIX
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.22%) ITIL
2 37 (13.86%) Migration
3 33 (12.36%) High Availability
4 28 (10.49%) Configuration Management
5 23 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (7.49%) Fault Management
7 18 (6.74%) Change Control
8 13 (4.87%) Validation
9 10 (3.75%) Change Management
10 8 (3.00%) E-Commerce
10 8 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.62%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.62%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.62%) Performance Testing
12 6 (2.25%) Time Management
13 5 (1.87%) Project Management
13 5 (1.87%) Low Latency
14 4 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (1.12%) Resource Management
15 3 (1.12%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.47%) PowerShell
2 38 (14.23%) VBScript
3 37 (13.86%) SQL
4 3 (1.12%) VB
4 3 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (36.70%) Security Cleared
2 79 (29.59%) SC Cleared
3 64 (23.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (17.98%) MCITP
5 43 (16.10%) MCSA
6 35 (13.11%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.37%) MCSE
8 16 (5.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.87%) Degree
10 10 (3.75%) MCP
11 4 (1.50%) CCA
11 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.12%) VCP5
12 3 (1.12%) CCEA
13 2 (0.75%) MCTS
14 1 (0.37%) CCAA
14 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.37%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.12%) SLA
1 3 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 185 (69.29%) Active Directory
2 63 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.48%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.61%) XenApp
5 25 (9.36%) vSphere
6 17 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (5.62%) VMware ESX
8 9 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.25%) XenServer
10 4 (1.50%) UAG
10 4 (1.50%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.75%) Firmware
12 2 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (16.85%) SCCM
2 26 (9.74%) SCOM
3 9 (3.37%) HP SIM
4 6 (2.25%) WSUS
5 5 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.50%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.12%) Nessus
8 2 (0.75%) Nagios
8 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.75%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.37%) OpenView
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.37%) MOM
9 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.37%) Puppet
9 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 140 (52.43%) VMware
2 126 (47.19%) Microsoft
3 89 (33.33%) Citrix
4 67 (25.09%) HP
5 17 (6.37%) Dell
6 16 (5.99%) EMC
7 15 (5.62%) Sophos
8 13 (4.87%) NetApp
9 12 (4.49%) McAfee
10 10 (3.75%) AppSense
10 10 (3.75%) Veritas
11 8 (3.00%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.62%) Altiris
12 7 (2.62%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.25%) Cisco
13 6 (2.25%) IBM
14 5 (1.87%) Oracle
14 5 (1.87%) Veeam
14 5 (1.87%) F5
15 3 (1.12%) Remedy
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