Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 697 627 450
Rank change year-on-year -70 -177 +217
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 72 79 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 51
10th Percentile £356 £280 £310
25th Percentile £400 £319 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £448
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.29% +12.00%
75th Percentile £522 £438 £488
90th Percentile £550 £500 £506
UK median daily rate £448 £377 £430
% change year-on-year +18.84% -12.43% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
10th Percentile £19.05 - -
25th Percentile £25.88 - £60.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £61.00
Median % change year-on-year +275.00% -83.61% +107.66%
75th Percentile £48.88 - £61.50
90th Percentile £55.55 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year +275.00% -82.76% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 66,869 55,232 28,102
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 93.26% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,901 38,447 19,002
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £699 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,601 1,739 925
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.62 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.50 £14.39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.56 £20.90
Median % change year-on-year +27.81% -6.41% +10.00%
75th Percentile £55.00 £42.77 £43.75
90th Percentile £68.48 £60.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.89 £20.57
% change year-on-year +25.72% -3.33% +10.00%

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Wintel Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wintel Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wintel Engineer in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wintel Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in England

Wintel Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wintel Engineer in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
South East -19 21 £450 -2.70% 3
London -71 19 £425 +4.29% 4
South West -13 12 £470 +44.62% 3
East of England +3 9 £400 -
North of England -31 6 £400 +18.52% 4
North West -32 6 £400 +13.72% 3
Midlands -33 5 £475 +22.58%
West Midlands -26 4 £475 -1.04%
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Wintel Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Wintel Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) VMware
3 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
3 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
4 41 (56.94%) Security Cleared
5 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
6 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
7 30 (41.67%) DNS
8 29 (40.28%) Citrix
8 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (34.72%) PowerShell
9 25 (34.72%) DHCP
10 21 (29.17%) SCCM
10 21 (29.17%) Windows 10
11 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (27.78%) HP
12 18 (25.00%) ITIL
13 17 (23.61%) Social Skills
14 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
15 15 (20.83%) XenApp
15 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (19.44%) Firewall
16 14 (19.44%) Azure
16 14 (19.44%) Microsoft 365
16 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2019
17 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
17 13 (18.06%) DV Cleared
17 13 (18.06%) PKI

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 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Azure
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (8.33%) AWS
3 5 (6.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.78%) GCP
4 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Monitor
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.39%) Nutanix
5 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) DNS
2 25 (34.72%) DHCP
3 14 (19.44%) Firewall
4 6 (8.33%) IPv4
4 6 (8.33%) Network Security
5 5 (6.94%) Skype
5 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.94%) WAN
6 4 (5.56%) LAN
7 3 (4.17%) SMTP
8 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.78%) SAN
9 1 (1.39%) DMZ
9 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.39%) SSL
9 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.39%) VoIP
9 1 (1.39%) VPN
9 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.78%) GoCD
1 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (23.61%) Social Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) JSON
1 2 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
1 13 (18.06%) PKI
2 12 (16.67%) Clustering
3 5 (6.94%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.94%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.39%) BYOD
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
3 21 (29.17%) Windows 10
4 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (12.50%) Linux
9 7 (9.72%) Windows 2000
10 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (5.56%) Solaris
12 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.39%) Android
13 1 (1.39%) Unix
13 1 (1.39%) VMS
13 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (13.89%) Patch Management
4 9 (12.50%) Migration
5 8 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (9.72%) Change Management
6 7 (9.72%) Problem Management
7 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
8 5 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (6.94%) Software Deployment
9 4 (5.56%) Agile
9 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) Server Management
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
10 3 (4.17%) Antivirus Management
10 3 (4.17%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (6.94%) VBScript
4 3 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) Bash
5 2 (2.78%) Go
5 2 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (56.94%) Security Cleared
2 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (18.06%) DV Cleared
5 10 (13.89%) MCSE
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (9.72%) MCITP
7 6 (8.33%) Degree
7 6 (8.33%) MCSA
7 6 (8.33%) MCTS
7 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.94%) CCA
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (6.94%) MCP
9 1 (1.39%) CCENT
9 1 (1.39%) CCNA
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 15 (20.83%) XenApp
4 12 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 11 (15.28%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (13.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 10 (13.89%) vSphere
7 7 (9.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (9.72%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (8.33%) Firmware
9 4 (5.56%) MetaFrame
9 4 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.78%) NFS
12 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (29.17%) SCCM
2 11 (15.28%) SCOM
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (9.72%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (9.72%) NetBackup
4 7 (9.72%) vCenter Server
5 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (6.94%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (6.94%) WSUS
6 3 (4.17%) Ansible
6 3 (4.17%) Perfmon
6 3 (4.17%) Puppet
6 3 (4.17%) Terraform
7 2 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.78%) Nagios
7 2 (2.78%) Packer
7 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.78%) vRealize
7 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) VMware
2 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 29 (40.28%) Citrix
4 20 (27.78%) HP
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco
5 9 (12.50%) Dell
6 7 (9.72%) McAfee
6 7 (9.72%) Symantec
7 6 (8.33%) Ivanti
7 6 (8.33%) Shavlik
7 6 (8.33%) Veritas
8 5 (6.94%) IBM
8 5 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.56%) Remedy
10 3 (4.17%) Polycom
11 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.78%) Google
11 2 (2.78%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.78%) Splunk
11 2 (2.78%) Veeam