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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wintel Support
Rank 592 579 577
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 20 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.013% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.014% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 18
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £303 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £320
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 23 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 19 September 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 +2 17 £225 - 5
North West -3 3 £238 -
East of England -18 3 £208 -17.00% 1
London +14 2 - -
South East +5 2 £170 -30.61% 4
South West - 2 £345 -
Manchester - 2 £238 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £160 -
Yorkshire - 2 £160 -
Leeds - 2 £160 -
City of London - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Wintel Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
3 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
4 25 (48.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (38.46%) VMware
7 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (26.92%) Citrix
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 12 (23.08%) DNS
11 11 (21.15%) Finance
11 11 (21.15%) Backup Exec
11 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
12 10 (19.23%) VMware ESX
12 10 (19.23%) DHCP
12 10 (19.23%) Symantec
12 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) Clustering
13 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (15.38%) Banking
14 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (15.38%) XenApp
14 8 (15.38%) Firewall
14 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 8 (15.38%) Linux
14 8 (15.38%) MCSE

Wintel Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (13.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (11.54%) IIS
6 3 (5.77%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.85%) Apache
7 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) DNS
2 10 (19.23%) DHCP
3 8 (15.38%) Firewall
3 8 (15.38%) SAN
4 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) DSL
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Clustering
2 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.38%) Linux
6 7 (13.46%) UNIX
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
3 2 (3.85%) High Availability
3 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
4 1 (1.92%) CRM
4 1 (1.92%) Change Management
4 1 (1.92%) Service Management
4 1 (1.92%) Workflow
4 1 (1.92%) ITSM
4 1 (1.92%) Identity Management
4 1 (1.92%) Migration
4 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) VBScript
4 2 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (15.38%) MCSE
4 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) VCP5
5 5 (9.62%) MCP
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
6 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 10 (19.23%) VMware ESX
5 8 (15.38%) XenApp
6 5 (9.62%) vSphere
7 4 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.92%) vCloud
9 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.92%) XenServer
9 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
3 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.77%) ARCserve
5 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.85%) OpenView
5 2 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.92%) Netcool
6 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) VMware
3 14 (26.92%) Citrix
4 10 (19.23%) Symantec
5 7 (13.46%) HP
6 6 (11.54%) McAfee
6 6 (11.54%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (9.62%) Sophos
7 5 (9.62%) Juniper
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle
9 2 (3.85%) Remedy
9 2 (3.85%) Lotus
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.85%) IBM
10 1 (1.92%) F5
10 1 (1.92%) Sun
10 1 (1.92%) NetApp
10 1 (1.92%) Veritas
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
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