Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 685 660
Rank change year-on-year -52 -25 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 112 191 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 128 135
England median daily rate £365 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +0.74% -2.17%
10th Percentile £252 £225 £250
90th Percentile £500 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £365 £338 £338
% change year-on-year +8.15% - -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 10
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% -30.86%
10th Percentile £30.40 £17.30 £19.83
90th Percentile £32.40 £29.10 £30.45
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.98% +24.78% -29.88%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -30 41 £390 +7.59% 1
Midlands +26 27 £350 -3.45%
South East -10 27 £375 +13.64% 1
East Midlands +11 19 £313 -21.88%
North of England +20 13 £338 +8.00%
West Midlands +21 8 £365 +46.00%
North East +31 7 £305 +27.08%
East of England -20 5 £240 -38.02%
North West +18 4 £351 +14.45%
Yorkshire +10 2 £338 -3.57%
South West +1 2 £310 -22.50%
Wintel Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 92 (82.14%) Windows
2 68 (60.71%) VMware
3 63 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 61 (54.46%) Windows Server
5 46 (41.07%) PowerShell
5 46 (41.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
7 34 (30.36%) DNS
7 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (29.46%) Citrix
9 30 (26.79%) DHCP
10 26 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (23.21%) Office 365
11 25 (22.32%) Finance
12 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 20 (17.86%) Data Centre
14 19 (16.96%) SAN
15 18 (16.07%) HP
15 18 (16.07%) Linux
15 18 (16.07%) XenApp
16 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (15.18%) Cisco
17 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
18 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (13.39%) Hyper-V
18 15 (13.39%) VMware ESXi
19 14 (12.50%) ITIL
19 14 (12.50%) Banking
20 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
21 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared

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 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.25%) IIS
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) Apache
7 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.21%) Office 365
2 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.36%) DNS
2 30 (26.79%) DHCP
3 19 (16.96%) SAN
4 11 (9.82%) Firewall
5 5 (4.46%) Skype
5 5 (4.46%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.57%) LAN
6 4 (3.57%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (2.68%) VLAN
8 2 (1.79%) Internet
8 2 (1.79%) LDAP
8 2 (1.79%) SMS
8 2 (1.79%) SSL
8 2 (1.79%) TACACS
8 2 (1.79%) VPN
8 2 (1.79%) Wireless
9 1 (0.89%) IPsec
9 1 (0.89%) MPLS
9 1 (0.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MSI
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 8 (7.14%) Retail
4 5 (4.46%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Clustering
3 6 (5.36%) PKI
4 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.68%) Fintech
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (82.14%) Windows
2 61 (54.46%) Windows Server
3 46 (41.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.07%) Linux
6 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.68%) Unix
10 3 (2.68%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.89%) AIX
12 1 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.50%) ITIL
2 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
3 12 (10.71%) Server Building
4 11 (9.82%) Migration
5 7 (6.25%) Change Management
5 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.46%) DevOps
6 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.57%) Demand Management
7 4 (3.57%) Security Hardening
8 3 (2.68%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.68%) Open Source
8 3 (2.68%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (2.68%) Project Management
8 3 (2.68%) Release Management
8 3 (2.68%) Service Management
9 2 (1.79%) Break/Fix
9 2 (1.79%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (1.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.07%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.82%) SQL
3 3 (2.68%) C#
3 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.57%) MCSA
6 4 (3.57%) MCSE
7 3 (2.68%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.68%) Degree
7 3 (2.68%) MCITP
8 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 26 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) XenApp
4 15 (13.39%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.39%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (10.71%) vSphere
6 9 (8.04%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.68%) XenServer
8 1 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.89%) NFS
8 1 (0.89%) SRDF
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) SCCM
1 9 (8.04%) SCOM
2 7 (6.25%) vCenter Server
3 6 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (4.46%) AirWatch
4 5 (4.46%) Ansible
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.57%) Puppet
6 3 (2.68%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.68%) WSUS
7 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.79%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (60.71%) VMware
2 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
3 33 (29.46%) Citrix
4 18 (16.07%) HP
5 17 (15.18%) Cisco
6 10 (8.93%) McAfee
7 8 (7.14%) NetApp
8 6 (5.36%) IBM
9 5 (4.46%) AppSense
9 5 (4.46%) Meraki
10 4 (3.57%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.57%) Dell
10 4 (3.57%) Juniper
10 4 (3.57%) Lumension
10 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.57%) Symantec
11 3 (2.68%) EMC
11 3 (2.68%) Oracle
11 3 (2.68%) Veritas
12 2 (1.79%) Sophos