The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Wintel Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wintel Specialist
Rank 619 631 625
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Specialist 19 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.023% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
Median daily rate £418 £330 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £285
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Wintel Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Wintel Specialist in the job title.

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 1 July 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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 11 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £378 -
Erskine - 9 £378 -
England 0 8 £430 +30.30%
South East +8 7 £425 -12.82%
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 -
Hampshire +7 1 £450 -14.28%
Berkshire -4 1 - -
London -8 1 £500 +58.73%
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 - -

Wintel Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Wintel Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Wintel Specialist in the job title.

1 48 (97.96%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (67.35%) Windows Server
4 25 (51.02%) Citrix
4 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
4 25 (51.02%) VMware
5 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (46.94%) SQL
7 22 (44.90%) SAN
7 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
8 20 (40.82%) XenApp
9 19 (38.78%) Finance
10 18 (36.73%) HP
10 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
10 18 (36.73%) DNS
11 14 (28.57%) VBScript
11 14 (28.57%) DHCP
12 13 (26.53%) Terminal Services
12 13 (26.53%) ITIL
13 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
13 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
14 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
14 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
14 10 (20.41%) MCSE
14 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (20.41%) NetApp
15 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008

Wintel Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.24%) IIS
4 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) IaaS
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) SAN
2 18 (36.73%) DNS
3 14 (28.57%) DHCP
4 5 (10.20%) WAN
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) MPLS
6 2 (4.08%) VoIP
6 2 (4.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) DMZ
7 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.04%) FTP
7 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Contactless
3 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) iSeries
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (97.96%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Windows Server
3 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Unix
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Project Planning
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 5 (10.20%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (8.16%) Open Source
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.12%) CRM
5 3 (6.12%) Data Management
6 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.08%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) SQL
2 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
3 14 (28.57%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) MCSE
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.12%) MCSA
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
2 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (40.82%) XenApp
4 13 (26.53%) Terminal Services
5 9 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (14.29%) vSphere
7 4 (8.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
8 3 (6.12%) Docker
8 3 (6.12%) Xen
9 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
10 1 (2.04%) Firmware
10 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCOM
2 3 (6.12%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.04%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.04%) Control-M
4 1 (2.04%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Citrix
1 25 (51.02%) VMware
2 18 (36.73%) HP
2 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) NetApp
4 8 (16.33%) CommVault
5 6 (12.24%) EMC
6 4 (8.16%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.12%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Rackspace
7 3 (6.12%) Sybase
8 2 (4.08%) SAP
9 1 (2.04%) BMC
9 1 (2.04%) CA
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco
9 1 (2.04%) F5