The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Wintel Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 470 475
Rank change year-on-year -53 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 60 144 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 84 79
Median daily rate £338 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -9.21% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Median hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.22% +133.76%  
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 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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
South East -10 23 £328 -9.02%
London -3 22 £375 -14.28% 2
South West -8 8 £400 +70.31% 1
North West +17 3 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands -13 2 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
East of England -8 1 £300 +13.20%
Wintel Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 114 (83.82%) Windows
2 96 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 82 (60.29%) Windows Server
4 81 (59.56%) VMware
5 65 (47.79%) PowerShell
6 63 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
8 56 (41.18%) Security Cleared
9 52 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (30.88%) SC Cleared
11 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (29.41%) ITIL
12 38 (27.94%) Citrix
13 34 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (23.53%) MS Exchange
16 29 (21.32%) DNS
17 28 (20.59%) Cisco
17 28 (20.59%) SAN
18 27 (19.85%) VBScript
18 27 (19.85%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (19.85%) SCCM
19 24 (17.65%) VMware ESX
20 23 (16.91%) Firewall
20 23 (16.91%) Finance
20 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
20 23 (16.91%) HP
21 22 (16.18%) vSphere
21 22 (16.18%) Windows 7
22 21 (15.44%) DHCP

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 32 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 27 (19.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.03%) Skype for Business
4 14 (10.29%) IIS
5 7 (5.15%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.21%) Apache
7 3 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) Office 365
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.32%) DNS
2 28 (20.59%) SAN
3 23 (16.91%) Firewall
4 21 (15.44%) DHCP
5 14 (10.29%) Skype
6 12 (8.82%) VoIP
7 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.62%) Internet
9 7 (5.15%) Intranet
10 6 (4.41%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.68%) LAN
11 5 (3.68%) WAN
12 4 (2.94%) NAS
12 4 (2.94%) VPN
13 3 (2.21%) VLAN
14 2 (1.47%) Network Security
15 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
15 1 (0.74%) LDAP
15 1 (0.74%) Wireless
15 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.47%) MS Access
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MSI
2 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (16.91%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Publishing
3 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.21%) Electronics
4 3 (2.21%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) XML
2 5 (3.68%) HTML
3 4 (2.94%) CSS
4 3 (2.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.74%) .NET
5 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) Clustering
3 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.47%) PKI
6 2 (1.47%) Replication
6 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.74%) Fintech
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (83.82%) Windows
2 82 (60.29%) Windows Server
3 63 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (16.18%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.62%) Unix
8 7 (5.15%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.41%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.94%) Linux
11 2 (1.47%) AIX
11 2 (1.47%) Solaris
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.41%) ITIL
2 18 (13.24%) Migration
3 15 (11.03%) High Availability
4 11 (8.09%) Software Deployment
5 10 (7.35%) Change Control
5 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
6 9 (6.62%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (6.62%) Validation
7 8 (5.88%) Change Management
7 8 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (5.88%) Server Building
8 6 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.68%) DevOps
10 4 (2.94%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.94%) Demand Management
11 3 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.21%) Project Management
11 3 (2.21%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (2.21%) Time Management
12 2 (1.47%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 65 (47.79%) PowerShell
2 27 (19.85%) VBScript
3 15 (11.03%) SQL
4 8 (5.88%) VB
5 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 42 (30.88%) SC Cleared
3 33 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (14.71%) MCITP
4 20 (14.71%) MCSA
5 16 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.41%) Degree
6 6 (4.41%) MCSE
7 5 (3.68%) CCNA
7 5 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.94%) MCTS
9 3 (2.21%) CCNP
9 3 (2.21%) HNC
10 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 96 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 52 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 22 (16.18%) vSphere
5 17 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (9.56%) XenApp
7 10 (7.35%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.68%) BitLocker
8 5 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.47%) Docker
9 2 (1.47%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.74%) SRDF
10 1 (0.74%) UAG
10 1 (0.74%) vCloud
10 1 (0.74%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 27 (19.85%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.94%) Netcool
4 4 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.94%) Puppet
4 4 (2.94%) SCOM
4 4 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (2.21%) Ansible
6 2 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.47%) Packer
6 2 (1.47%) Terraform
6 2 (1.47%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.74%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (59.56%) VMware
2 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
3 38 (27.94%) Citrix
4 28 (20.59%) Cisco
5 23 (16.91%) HP
6 16 (11.76%) NetApp
7 12 (8.82%) Intel Security
8 10 (7.35%) EMC
9 9 (6.62%) Dell
10 8 (5.88%) Veritas
11 5 (3.68%) Oracle
12 4 (2.94%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.94%) Veeam
13 3 (2.21%) Altiris
14 2 (1.47%) AppSense
14 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.47%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.47%) IBM
14 2 (1.47%) Lumension
14 2 (1.47%) Meridio
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