The table below looks at the statistics for the Wintel Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wintel Specialist
Rank 603 576 557
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Specialist 15 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.019% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.021% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 21
Average daily rate
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£340 £353 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Wintel Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Wintel Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Wintel Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wintel Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Wintel Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Wintel Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 -30 8 £313 -16.66% 1
Scotland - 7 £355 -
Edinburgh - 6 £355 -
South East - 4 £263 - 1
London -10 3 £325 -16.12%
Cheshire +3 1 £425 -
North West -17 1 £425 -
Wimbledon - - - -
South West - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

Wintel Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) Citrix
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) Banking
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) XenApp
10 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (19.23%) IBM
11 5 (19.23%) IIS
11 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) Migration
12 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
12 4 (15.38%) VBScript
13 3 (11.54%) Xen
13 3 (11.54%) Middleware
13 3 (11.54%) MCSE
13 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
13 3 (11.54%) SAN
13 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
14 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server

Wintel Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.69%) High Availability
2 2 (7.69%) Customer Insight
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) VBScript
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 2 (7.69%) MCITP
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) XenApp
3 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
4 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (11.54%) Xen
6 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) MobileIron
5 2 (7.69%) SoftLayer
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) Intel
5 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) HP