The table below looks at the statistics for the Wintel Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wintel Support
Rank 588 566 541
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 24 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.024% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.025% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
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£270 £245 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £198 £310
% change year-on-year
+36.70% -36.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -32.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.02% -32.75%

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Wintel Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Wintel Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wintel Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Wintel Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wintel Support within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Wintel Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wintel Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Wintel Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wintel Support
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wintel Support within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Wintel Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wintel Support
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Support within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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 +8 21 £213 -13.26% 2
South East -17 7 £170 -50.72% 1
South West - 5 £140 -
Surrey - 4 - -
Berkshire - 2 £170 -
West Midlands -15 1 £275 -
East of England -15 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £140 -
Cheltenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Wintel Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
3 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
5 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
6 16 (35.56%) VMware
7 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (28.89%) ITIL
9 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 12 (26.67%) HP
10 11 (24.44%) SQL
10 11 (24.44%) Citrix
10 11 (24.44%) Clustering
10 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (17.78%) SCCM
12 8 (17.78%) MCSE
12 8 (17.78%) DNS
13 7 (15.56%) DHCP
13 7 (15.56%) IIS
13 7 (15.56%) Firewall
14 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 6 (13.33%) SCOM
14 6 (13.33%) Banking
14 6 (13.33%) Oracle
15 5 (11.11%) MS Office
15 5 (11.11%) IBM Notes

Wintel Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Wintel Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (15.56%) IIS
4 5 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 5 (11.11%) Apache
5 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.67%) Lync
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) DHCP
2 7 (15.56%) Firewall
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MSI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
2 4 (8.89%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.22%) Time Management
5 1 (2.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.78%) MCSE
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) MCSA
4 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) Dell Certification
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) SCOM
3 5 (11.11%) OpenView
3 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 5 (11.11%) HP SIM
4 4 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.22%) Netcool
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (35.56%) VMware
3 12 (26.67%) HP
4 11 (24.44%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle
6 5 (11.11%) Lotus
7 4 (8.89%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco
9 2 (4.44%) McAfee
9 2 (4.44%) Sophos
9 2 (4.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.22%) Sun
10 1 (2.22%) NetApp
10 1 (2.22%) Veritas
10 1 (2.22%) Juniper
10 1 (2.22%) Dell
10 1 (2.22%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) F5