The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wintel Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 143 145 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 8 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £405 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £360 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -9.21% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -47.22% +133.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2830 3118 4807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2488 3612
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Wintel Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in the City of London

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the City of London

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in the City of London

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the City of London

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Wintel Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) High Availability
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
8 3 (23.08%) IIS
8 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) Dell
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (23.08%) SCCM
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) DevOps
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (15.38%) IaaS
9 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
9 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
9 2 (15.38%) Validation

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) High Availability
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 1 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
1 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris
6 1 (7.69%) AppSense
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec