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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wintel Engineer
Rank 464 446 466
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 128 125 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 71 44
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£350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+61.72% -19.00%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -21 107 £350 +6.06% 6
South East +3 46 £323 -0.76% 2
Hampshire +12 39 £323 -3.73%
London +3 32 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland -18 14 £348 +39.20% 1
Havant - 7 £273 -
City of London +6 6 £425 -1.50% 1
North West -8 6 £329 +119.16%
East of England -15 6 £350 +32.07%
Wales -16 6 £450 +36.36%
East Midlands +6 4 - -
South Wales -11 4 £450 +36.36%
Glasgow -14 4 £300 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £350 -
West Midlands -4 3 £275 - 1
South West -33 3 £280 -3.44%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Berkshire -2 2 £300 - 1
Nottingham -3 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £290 -
Surrey - 2 £310 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £300 - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bedford - - - -

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 243 (87.10%) Windows
2 183 (65.59%) Active Directory
3 141 (50.54%) VMware
4 138 (49.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 130 (46.59%) Microsoft
6 94 (33.69%) Security Cleared
7 89 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 88 (31.54%) Citrix
9 84 (30.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 82 (29.39%) HP
11 77 (27.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 76 (27.24%) PowerShell
12 76 (27.24%) SC Cleared
13 62 (22.22%) ITIL
14 60 (21.51%) SCCM
15 59 (21.15%) DNS
16 49 (17.56%) Clustering
17 48 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (15.77%) vSphere
18 44 (15.77%) DHCP
19 43 (15.41%) IIS
20 40 (14.34%) VBScript
20 40 (14.34%) MS Exchange
21 37 (13.26%) SQL
21 37 (13.26%) TCP/IP
21 37 (13.26%) MCITP
22 35 (12.54%) MCSE
23 34 (12.19%) High Availability
24 33 (11.83%) Firewall
24 33 (11.83%) XenApp

Wintel Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 43 (15.41%) IIS
2 40 (14.34%) MS Exchange
3 20 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.38%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (3.23%) Lync
8 7 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.08%) Apache
10 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.58%) Office 365
2 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.15%) DNS
2 44 (15.77%) DHCP
3 37 (13.26%) TCP/IP
4 33 (11.83%) Firewall
5 26 (9.32%) SAN
6 11 (3.94%) WAN
6 11 (3.94%) LAN
7 9 (3.23%) VPN
8 7 (2.51%) IPsec
8 7 (2.51%) NetScaler
9 6 (2.15%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.15%) VLAN
10 5 (1.79%) Internet
10 5 (1.79%) IPv4
11 4 (1.43%) FTP
12 3 (1.08%) LDAP
12 3 (1.08%) SSL
13 2 (0.72%) MPLS
13 2 (0.72%) DSL
13 2 (0.72%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.72%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.36%) MSI
3 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
General
1 31 (11.11%) Finance
2 13 (4.66%) Banking
3 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.08%) Advertising
4 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.47%) XML
1 32 (11.47%) HTML
2 2 (0.72%) .NET
2 2 (0.72%) MSMQ
2 2 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.56%) Clustering
2 18 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.15%) Replication
4 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.43%) GIS
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 243 (87.10%) Windows
2 138 (49.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (30.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (10.04%) Windows 7
6 20 (7.17%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.51%) Linux
7 7 (2.51%) UNIX
8 6 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.36%) SUSE
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.22%) ITIL
2 34 (12.19%) High Availability
3 25 (8.96%) Configuration Management
3 25 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (8.96%) Migration
4 20 (7.17%) Change Control
5 13 (4.66%) Fault Management
6 11 (3.94%) Time Management
7 8 (2.87%) Validation
7 8 (2.87%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.15%) Service Delivery
9 5 (1.79%) Service Management
9 5 (1.79%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.79%) Performance Testing
9 5 (1.79%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.43%) Security Architecture
10 4 (1.43%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.43%) Problem Management
10 4 (1.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.24%) PowerShell
2 40 (14.34%) VBScript
3 37 (13.26%) SQL
4 3 (1.08%) C
4 3 (1.08%) VB
5 2 (0.72%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.36%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (33.69%) Security Cleared
2 77 (27.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (27.24%) SC Cleared
4 37 (13.26%) MCITP
5 35 (12.54%) MCSE
6 32 (11.47%) MCSA
7 23 (8.24%) DV Cleared
8 14 (5.02%) MCP
9 13 (4.66%) MCTS
10 11 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (3.58%) Degree
12 4 (1.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.43%) CCA
12 4 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.43%) VCP5
13 3 (1.08%) CCEA
13 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.36%) Dell Certification
14 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 183 (65.59%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (15.77%) vSphere
4 33 (11.83%) XenApp
5 25 (8.96%) Hyper-V
6 24 (8.60%) VMware ESX
7 12 (4.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 11 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.58%) vCloud
10 6 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.79%) XenServer
12 4 (1.43%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.08%) Firmware
13 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.72%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.72%) NLBS
14 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.72%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (21.51%) SCCM
2 29 (10.39%) SCOM
3 16 (5.73%) NetBackup
4 15 (5.38%) HP SIM
5 7 (2.51%) WSUS
6 6 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.43%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.08%) CA SiteMinder
9 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Nagios
10 2 (0.72%) OpenView
10 2 (0.72%) MOM
10 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 141 (50.54%) VMware
2 130 (46.59%) Microsoft
3 88 (31.54%) Citrix
4 82 (29.39%) HP
5 23 (8.24%) Sophos
6 20 (7.17%) Veritas
7 17 (6.09%) McAfee
8 15 (5.38%) Cisco
9 13 (4.66%) F5
10 11 (3.94%) NetApp
11 10 (3.58%) Dell
11 10 (3.58%) AppSense
11 10 (3.58%) Altiris
12 9 (3.23%) EMC
12 9 (3.23%) IBM
13 8 (2.87%) BMC
14 6 (2.15%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.43%) Remedy
15 4 (1.43%) Oracle
16 3 (1.08%) Juniper
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