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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wintel Engineer
Rank 527 454 439
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 101 157 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 98 72
Average daily rate £340 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £44.00 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+252.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £12.50 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+252.00% -51.92%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 95 £340 -9.33% 21
South East -4 38 £340 +6.25% 6
London -5 24 £375 -8.81% 5
Hampshire -9 20 £340 +17.24% 4
South West +10 11 £280 -37.77% 2
Berkshire +9 7 £305 -32.22%
Surrey +3 7 £350 +12.90% 2
North West -17 7 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £280 - 1
Hook +14 6 £340 +3.03% 1
East of England +2 5 £275 -15.38% 2
East Midlands -6 5 £355 - 1
Yorkshire -12 5 £280 +133.33% 1
Redhill - 5 - - 1
Essex +2 4 £275 - 2
Derbyshire - 4 £355 -
Lancashire - 4 £375 -
Chorley - 4 £375 -
Wokingham - 4 - -
City of London +46 3 £400 - 2
Bridgend +7 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire -7 3 £280 -
Wales -10 3 £450 -
South Wales -12 3 £450 -
West Midlands -13 3 £280 +7.69% 3
Manchester -17 3 £345 -8.00%
Scotland -42 3 £150 -52.19%
Wiltshire - 3 £190 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 -
Aldershot - 3 £338 -

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 169 (82.04%) Windows
2 123 (59.71%) Active Directory
3 107 (51.94%) VMware
4 100 (48.54%) Windows Server
5 81 (39.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (36.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (29.61%) Microsoft
8 53 (25.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
10 46 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (21.36%) PowerShell
12 40 (19.42%) SQL
13 39 (18.93%) Finance
14 38 (18.45%) DNS
14 38 (18.45%) SC Cleared
15 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
16 35 (16.99%) SCCM
17 34 (16.50%) HP
17 34 (16.50%) Citrix
18 29 (14.08%) DHCP
19 28 (13.59%) ITIL
20 27 (13.11%) Linux
21 26 (12.62%) SQL Server
22 25 (12.14%) Hyper-V
23 24 (11.65%) Clustering
23 24 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
24 23 (11.17%) vSphere
25 22 (10.68%) Migration
25 22 (10.68%) Firewall
26 21 (10.19%) Windows 7

Wintel Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.77%) IIS
4 10 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.40%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.91%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.49%) Apache
10 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.88%) Office 365
3 7 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.45%) DNS
2 29 (14.08%) DHCP
3 22 (10.68%) Firewall
4 16 (7.77%) SAN
5 14 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.40%) FTP
6 7 (3.40%) Internet
6 7 (3.40%) LAN
6 7 (3.40%) VPN
6 7 (3.40%) WAN
7 6 (2.91%) SSL
7 6 (2.91%) VLAN
8 5 (2.43%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.94%) DMZ
9 4 (1.94%) SNMP
10 3 (1.46%) Network Security
10 3 (1.46%) VoIP
11 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.97%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) GIS
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) MySQL
5 1 (0.49%) Power BI
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (0.97%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 39 (18.93%) Finance
2 15 (7.28%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.94%) Electronics
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
5 4 (1.94%) Retail
6 3 (1.46%) Back Office
6 3 (1.46%) Law
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.94%) Web Services
1 4 (1.94%) XML
2 1 (0.49%) .NET
2 1 (0.49%) HTML
2 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.65%) Clustering
2 18 (8.74%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.43%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.43%) PKI
5 4 (1.94%) CMDB
6 3 (1.46%) DataPower
6 3 (1.46%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.97%) Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 169 (82.04%) Windows
2 100 (48.54%) Windows Server
3 81 (39.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (36.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (25.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (13.11%) Linux
7 21 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.31%) Unix
9 9 (4.37%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.91%) AIX
11 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.43%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.94%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.97%) CentOS
13 2 (0.97%) Solaris
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.49%) SUSE
14 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.59%) ITIL
2 22 (10.68%) Migration
3 19 (9.22%) Server Building
4 12 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (4.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (4.85%) Time Management
6 9 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (3.88%) Application Packaging
8 7 (3.40%) High Availability
8 7 (3.40%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (3.40%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.43%) Change Control
9 5 (2.43%) Patch Management
9 5 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (1.94%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.94%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (1.94%) Project Management
10 4 (1.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.36%) PowerShell
2 40 (19.42%) SQL
3 13 (6.31%) VBScript
4 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.46%) C
6 2 (0.97%) Korn
6 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.22%) MCSE
5 11 (5.34%) MCSA
6 7 (3.40%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.43%) MCITP
8 3 (1.46%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) Degree
9 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.49%) MCP
10 1 (0.49%) MCSD
10 1 (0.49%) MCTS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 123 (59.71%) Active Directory
2 46 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.14%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.17%) vSphere
5 10 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.85%) XenApp
6 8 (3.88%) Firmware
7 5 (2.43%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.94%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.97%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.97%) vCloud
10 2 (0.97%) Xen
10 2 (0.97%) XenServer
11 1 (0.49%) Docker
11 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 35 (16.99%) SCCM
2 15 (7.28%) WSUS
3 13 (6.31%) SCOM
4 12 (5.83%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.34%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.46%) Puppet
7 3 (1.46%) vMotion
8 2 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.97%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 107 (51.94%) VMware
2 61 (29.61%) Microsoft
3 34 (16.50%) Citrix
3 34 (16.50%) HP
4 12 (5.83%) Cisco
5 11 (5.34%) Oracle
6 10 (4.85%) Dell
6 10 (4.85%) Intel Security
7 9 (4.37%) Symantec
8 7 (3.40%) EMC
9 5 (2.43%) 3PAR
9 5 (2.43%) NetApp
9 5 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.43%) SAP
9 5 (2.43%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.43%) Veritas
10 4 (1.94%) F5
11 3 (1.46%) BMC
12 2 (0.97%) IBM
12 2 (0.97%) Juniper
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