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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wintel Specialist
Rank 608 610 578
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Specialist 16 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.012% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £350 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +180.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £125
% change year-on-year
- +180.00%
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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
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 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 12 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 9 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 -17 16 £350 - 1
London +9 5 £365 -
South East -2 4 £350 -
North West - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
Berkshire +7 2 £550 +57.14%
Surrey - 2 £350 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -

Wintel Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) VMware
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (34.62%) Finance
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (26.92%) Citrix
9 6 (23.08%) Linux
9 6 (23.08%) IIS
9 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
10 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
10 5 (19.23%) vSphere
10 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
11 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
11 4 (15.38%) Law
11 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
11 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
11 4 (15.38%) Open Source
11 4 (15.38%) Server Patching
11 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
11 4 (15.38%) SCCM
12 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

Wintel Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DMZ
2 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Law
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.69%) Contactless
3 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Open Source
1 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
1 4 (15.38%) Server Patching
2 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (11.54%) Data Management
3 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Server Building
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) MCSA
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) vSphere
4 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.54%) Docker
5 3 (11.54%) Xen
6 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.85%) vCloud
7 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) WSUS
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) Rackspace
4 3 (11.54%) Sybase
5 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp