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 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 Support
Rank 569 555 534
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 23 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.029% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.032% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
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£275 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £293
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £20.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.70 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -18.96%

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 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 24 December 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
Top 20 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 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 -20 21 £270 -16.92% 2
South West - 6 £140 -
London +17 4 £450 +20.00%
South East -30 4 £300 -10.44% 2
West Midlands -5 2 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £170 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
East of England - - - -

Wintel Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
3 26 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 17 (35.42%) VMware
7 14 (29.17%) Citrix
7 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (29.17%) ITIL
7 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (27.08%) HP
8 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
9 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (25.00%) Clustering
10 11 (22.92%) SQL
11 10 (20.83%) DNS
12 9 (18.75%) DHCP
12 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (16.67%) SCCM
14 7 (14.58%) IIS
14 7 (14.58%) MCSE
14 7 (14.58%) Firewall
15 6 (12.50%) Lync
15 6 (12.50%) Finance
15 6 (12.50%) Oracle
15 6 (12.50%) LAN
15 6 (12.50%) WAN
15 6 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Wintel Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (14.58%) IIS
4 6 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (12.50%) Lync
5 5 (10.42%) IBM Notes
5 5 (10.42%) Apache
6 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 9 (18.75%) DHCP
3 7 (14.58%) Firewall
4 6 (12.50%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) MPLS
6 1 (2.08%) DSL
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.08%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) UNIX
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) CRM
4 2 (4.17%) Change Management
4 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.08%) Time Management
5 1 (2.08%) High Availability
5 1 (2.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.58%) MCSE
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) MCSA
5 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) Dell Certification
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) XenApp
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.08%) vCloud
7 1 (2.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) SCOM
2 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.42%) OpenView
2 5 (10.42%) HP SIM
3 4 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.08%) ARCserve
6 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 13 (27.08%) HP
5 6 (12.50%) Oracle
6 5 (10.42%) Lotus
7 3 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) McAfee
8 2 (4.17%) Sophos
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco
8 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas
9 1 (2.08%) Sun
9 1 (2.08%) Remedy
9 1 (2.08%) AppSense
9 1 (2.08%) Altiris