The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Wintel Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 522 441
Rank change year-on-year +2 -81  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 60 105 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 108
Median daily rate £375 £335 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £224 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £323
% change year-on-year +3.46% +0.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +1.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £28.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.43% +2.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 31 £475 +38.18% 5
South East +25 11 £336 -3.92% 1
Yorkshire +26 6 £325 +8.33%
North East +42 5 £306 +36.71%
North West +23 3 £351 -6.53%
East Midlands -13 3 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands +19 1 £375 +36.36%
East of England -7 1 - -
Wintel Engineer
UK

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 101 (82.11%) Windows
2 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
3 73 (59.35%) VMware
4 69 (56.10%) Windows Server
5 51 (41.46%) PowerShell
6 49 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (35.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (34.96%) Microsoft
10 37 (30.08%) Security Cleared
11 35 (28.46%) Citrix
12 34 (27.64%) ITIL
13 31 (25.20%) DNS
14 26 (21.14%) Finance
15 23 (18.70%) SQL Server
16 21 (17.07%) SAN
16 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (17.07%) SC Cleared
17 20 (16.26%) Banking
17 20 (16.26%) VMware ESXi
17 20 (16.26%) Firewall
17 20 (16.26%) MS Exchange
18 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (15.45%) HP
18 19 (15.45%) Migration
18 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
19 18 (14.63%) SCCM
20 17 (13.82%) Cisco
21 16 (13.01%) XenApp
22 15 (12.20%) Hyper-V

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 20 (16.26%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.13%) IIS
3 10 (8.13%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.44%) Apache
5 3 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.63%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (11.38%) Office 365
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) G Suite
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.20%) DNS
2 21 (17.07%) SAN
3 20 (16.26%) Firewall
4 15 (12.20%) DHCP
5 9 (7.32%) Skype
6 7 (5.69%) VoIP
7 5 (4.07%) LAN
7 5 (4.07%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.25%) WAN
8 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.63%) Internet
9 2 (1.63%) LDAP
9 2 (1.63%) Network Security
9 2 (1.63%) VLAN
10 1 (0.81%) 4G
10 1 (0.81%) ADSL
10 1 (0.81%) LTE
10 1 (0.81%) NAS
10 1 (0.81%) PBX
10 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.63%) MS Access
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MSI
1 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (21.14%) Finance
2 20 (16.26%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Back Office
4 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Electronics
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) XML
2 4 (3.25%) .NET
3 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.44%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.76%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.25%) Fintech
6 3 (2.44%) PKI
7 2 (1.63%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 101 (82.11%) Windows
2 69 (56.10%) Windows Server
3 45 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (35.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.32%) Linux
8 8 (6.50%) Unix
9 6 (4.88%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.44%) Solaris
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.81%) AIX
12 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ITIL
2 19 (15.45%) Migration
3 12 (9.76%) Change Management
4 11 (8.94%) Server Building
5 10 (8.13%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.88%) DevOps
8 6 (4.88%) High Availability
9 5 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.25%) Change Control
10 4 (3.25%) Demand Management
10 4 (3.25%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.25%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.44%) Open Source
11 3 (2.44%) Project Management
11 3 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.38%) VBScript
3 11 (8.94%) SQL
4 3 (2.44%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.63%) C
5 2 (1.63%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (12.20%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.13%) MCITP
5 10 (8.13%) MCSA
6 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.88%) Degree
7 5 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.44%) HNC
9 2 (1.63%) CCNA
9 2 (1.63%) CCNP
9 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.63%) MCTS
10 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.81%) MCSE
10 1 (0.81%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
2 49 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.26%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (13.01%) XenApp
5 15 (12.20%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.20%) vSphere
6 11 (8.94%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.25%) SRDF
8 4 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.63%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.81%) UAG
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (5.69%) vCenter Server
4 6 (4.88%) PowerCLI
4 6 (4.88%) SCOM
5 5 (4.07%) Ansible
5 5 (4.07%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.07%) Netcool
6 4 (3.25%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.44%) Puppet
7 3 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.63%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.63%) vRealize
8 2 (1.63%) WSUS
9 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 73 (59.35%) VMware
2 43 (34.96%) Microsoft
3 35 (28.46%) Citrix
4 19 (15.45%) HP
5 17 (13.82%) Cisco
6 14 (11.38%) NetApp
7 11 (8.94%) Veritas
8 10 (8.13%) EMC
9 9 (7.32%) Dell
10 6 (4.88%) IBM
10 6 (4.88%) McAfee
11 5 (4.07%) AppSense
11 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.25%) Juniper
12 4 (3.25%) Meraki
13 3 (2.44%) Altiris
14 2 (1.63%) F5
14 2 (1.63%) Meridio
14 2 (1.63%) PlateSpin
14 2 (1.63%) Red Hat