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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wintel Support
Rank 588 561 529
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 21 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.057% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.061% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 16
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£325 £300 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - £13.00

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 27 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 6 July 2015. 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 -17 20 £320 +6.66% 5
London +8 7 £338 -3.57% 1
North East -19 5 £190 -15.55%
South East -8 4 £275 +19.56%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £233 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £233 -
City of London - 3 £375 -
Slough - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Norwich +12 1 - -
Norfolk +2 1 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £275 +19.56%
East of England -2 1 - -
Wiltshire -3 1 £325 -11.20% 2
Swindon -3 1 £325 -11.20% 2
South West -11 1 £325 -11.20% 2
Manchester -15 1 £350 +16.66%
West Yorkshire -20 1 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
North West -25 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -
Hook - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £325 - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 £500 -

Wintel Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 35 (68.63%) Windows
2 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
3 24 (47.06%) VMware
4 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
6 15 (29.41%) DNS
6 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
7 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
9 11 (21.57%) Banking
10 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
11 9 (17.65%) SCOM
11 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (17.65%) Lync
12 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) DHCP
12 8 (15.69%) Citrix
12 8 (15.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (13.73%) Migration
13 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
13 7 (13.73%) SCCM
13 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
13 7 (13.73%) IIS

Wintel Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
3 9 (17.65%) Lync
3 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (13.73%) IIS
6 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) DNS
2 8 (15.69%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) SAN
3 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.80%) FTP
5 4 (7.84%) NAS
6 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) LAN
7 2 (3.92%) WAN
8 1 (1.96%) SMTP
8 1 (1.96%) Firewall
8 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.92%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (68.63%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Server Building
4 3 (5.88%) ITSM
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Service Management
4 3 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.92%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.92%) Change Management
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.96%) Workflow
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.96%) Workflow Management
6 1 (1.96%) Line Management
6 1 (1.96%) Security Hardening
6 1 (1.96%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 5 (9.80%) XenApp
6 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.88%) vSphere
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.96%) UAG
9 1 (1.96%) Xen
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) SCCM
3 3 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.88%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.92%) EdgeSight
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.96%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.69%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Symantec
5 5 (9.80%) McAfee
6 4 (7.84%) Veritas
7 3 (5.88%) Veeam
8 2 (3.92%) Nimsoft
8 2 (3.92%) RightFax
8 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.92%) Altiris
8 2 (3.92%) IBM
8 2 (3.92%) Juniper
8 2 (3.92%) CA
8 2 (3.92%) Dell
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle
9 1 (1.96%) Sybase
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco
9 1 (1.96%) Dell Compellent
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