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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wintel Engineer
Rank 453 429 464
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 136 140 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 36
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£350 £370 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.29% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -3.70%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -18 103 £364 -2.21% 16
South East -2 52 £321 -4.24% 3
Hampshire -9 45 £300 -10.58% 1
London +2 34 £410 -6.27% 9
East of England +7 6 £338 -8.78% 1
City of London +5 5 £400 -0.12%
South Wales 0 4 £450 +50.00%
Wales -8 4 £450 +50.00%
South West -13 4 £450 +47.54%
Bridgend - 4 £450 -
Croydon -4 3 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -5 3 £275 +0.91% 1
Berkshire +1 2 £375 -
Surrey -2 2 £310 -22.50% 1
North West -21 2 £375 +37.61%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Redhill - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bedford - - - -

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 244 (88.09%) Windows
2 197 (71.12%) Active Directory
3 150 (54.15%) VMware
4 135 (48.74%) Microsoft
5 133 (48.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (36.46%) Citrix
7 98 (35.38%) Security Cleared
8 96 (34.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 82 (29.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (29.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 80 (28.88%) HP
12 78 (28.16%) SC Cleared
13 68 (24.55%) PowerShell
13 68 (24.55%) ITIL
14 61 (22.02%) DNS
15 60 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (16.61%) MCITP
16 46 (16.61%) SCCM
17 44 (15.88%) MCSA
18 43 (15.52%) DHCP
19 42 (15.16%) MS Exchange
20 40 (14.44%) VBScript
21 39 (14.08%) XenApp
22 38 (13.72%) Clustering
23 37 (13.36%) SQL
24 36 (13.00%) IIS
25 35 (12.64%) Migration
25 35 (12.64%) High Availability
26 34 (12.27%) HTML
26 34 (12.27%) XML

Wintel Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 42 (15.16%) MS Exchange
2 36 (13.00%) IIS
3 27 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.69%) Lync
6 13 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (4.33%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.08%) Apache
11 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.61%) Office 365
2 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (22.02%) DNS
2 43 (15.52%) DHCP
3 33 (11.91%) TCP/IP
4 27 (9.75%) SAN
4 27 (9.75%) Firewall
5 16 (5.78%) NetScaler
6 10 (3.61%) LAN
7 9 (3.25%) WAN
8 7 (2.53%) FTP
9 6 (2.17%) VPN
9 6 (2.17%) IPsec
9 6 (2.17%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.44%) NAS
10 4 (1.44%) VLAN
10 4 (1.44%) IPv4
11 3 (1.08%) Internet
11 3 (1.08%) Network Security
12 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 32 (11.55%) Finance
2 15 (5.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.08%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.27%) HTML
1 34 (12.27%) XML
2 5 (1.81%) Middleware
3 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.72%) MSMQ
3 2 (0.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.72%) Clustering
2 20 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.89%) Replication
6 6 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 244 (88.09%) Windows
2 133 (48.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (34.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (29.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (11.19%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.78%) Windows XP
7 13 (4.69%) Linux
8 8 (2.89%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.44%) UNIX
11 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.08%) SUSE
13 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.55%) ITIL
2 35 (12.64%) Migration
2 35 (12.64%) High Availability
3 30 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (9.75%) Configuration Management
5 23 (8.30%) Change Control
6 18 (6.50%) Fault Management
7 13 (4.69%) Validation
8 11 (3.97%) Time Management
9 10 (3.61%) Change Management
10 9 (3.25%) E-Commerce
11 8 (2.89%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.53%) Performance Testing
13 6 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (1.81%) Low Latency
14 5 (1.81%) Load Balancing
14 5 (1.81%) Project Management
15 4 (1.44%) CRM
15 4 (1.44%) Capacity Planning
16 3 (1.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.55%) PowerShell
2 40 (14.44%) VBScript
3 37 (13.36%) SQL
4 3 (1.08%) C#
5 2 (0.72%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 98 (35.38%) Security Cleared
2 81 (29.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (28.16%) SC Cleared
4 46 (16.61%) MCITP
5 44 (15.88%) MCSA
6 32 (11.55%) DV Cleared
7 31 (11.19%) MCSE
8 15 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.69%) Degree
9 13 (4.69%) MCP
10 7 (2.53%) MCTS
11 6 (2.17%) VCP4
12 4 (1.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.44%) CCA
12 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.08%) CCEA
13 3 (1.08%) VCP5
14 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.36%) Dell Certification
15 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 197 (71.12%) Active Directory
2 60 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (14.08%) XenApp
4 30 (10.83%) vSphere
5 29 (10.47%) Hyper-V
6 19 (6.86%) VMware ESX
7 14 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 9 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.17%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.81%) XenServer
12 4 (1.44%) UAG
13 3 (1.08%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.08%) Firmware
14 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (16.61%) SCCM
2 27 (9.75%) SCOM
3 13 (4.69%) HP SIM
4 12 (4.33%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.89%) WSUS
6 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.44%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.72%) Nagios
8 2 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.72%) OpenView
8 2 (0.72%) MOM
8 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.72%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 150 (54.15%) VMware
2 135 (48.74%) Microsoft
3 101 (36.46%) Citrix
4 80 (28.88%) HP
5 18 (6.50%) Veritas
6 16 (5.78%) Sophos
7 15 (5.42%) McAfee
8 14 (5.05%) Dell
8 14 (5.05%) EMC
9 13 (4.69%) AppSense
10 11 (3.97%) NetApp
11 9 (3.25%) Cisco
12 8 (2.89%) Altiris
13 6 (2.17%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.17%) IBM
13 6 (2.17%) Oracle
13 6 (2.17%) BMC
14 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.81%) Veeam
14 5 (1.81%) F5
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