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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wintel Support
Rank 570 549 525
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 29 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.040% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.044% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 7
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£300 £292 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £430 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £245 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -36.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 21 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 March 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 0 28 £300 +6.38% 5
South East -28 9 £350 +180.00% 2
London +3 6 £431 +16.94% 1
City of London +17 3 £260 -22.96% 1
East of England +7 3 £275 -
Reading - 3 £350 -
Berkshire - 3 £350 -
South West -5 2 £328 +2.98% 1
High Wycombe - 2 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Surrey +1 1 £275 +120.00%
Scotland -7 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Motherwell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Wintel Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
3 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (42.31%) VMware
6 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
7 16 (30.77%) ITIL
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 15 (28.85%) SharePoint
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
9 13 (25.00%) DNS
9 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (21.15%) Finance
10 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (19.23%) SCCM
11 10 (19.23%) Citrix
12 9 (17.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (17.31%) Terminal Services
12 9 (17.31%) SCOM
12 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Banking
12 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (15.38%) Lync
13 8 (15.38%) Clustering
13 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
13 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.46%) MS Excel

Wintel Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) SharePoint
3 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (17.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (15.38%) Lync
6 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (11.54%) IIS
8 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
9 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
9 2 (3.85%) Apache
10 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) SAN
3 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) NetScaler
4 3 (5.77%) NAS
4 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) FTP
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (5.77%) Project Management
3 3 (5.77%) Service Management
3 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.77%) ITSM
4 2 (3.85%) Low Latency
4 2 (3.85%) Change Management
4 2 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (1.92%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.92%) Line Management
5 1 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) VBScript
4 2 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCP
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) Dell Certification
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.31%) Terminal Services
4 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.62%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.77%) vSphere
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) SCCM
2 9 (17.31%) SCOM
3 4 (7.69%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.85%) EdgeSight
4 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.85%) OpenView
4 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) VMware
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) Citrix
4 6 (11.54%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Dell
5 4 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (5.77%) McAfee
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
6 3 (5.77%) Veeam
7 2 (3.85%) Nimsoft
7 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) CA
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas
7 2 (3.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Remedy
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco
8 1 (1.92%) Juniper
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