The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wintel Engineer
England / South East
Rank 217 221 219
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 24 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 26
Median daily rate £325 £355 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +5.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -9.21% +5.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in the South East

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the South East

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in the South East

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the South East

Wintel Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +4 19 £320 -5.53%
Berkshire +24 3 £264 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £349 -17.94%
Wintel Engineer
England

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (98.15%) Windows
2 49 (90.74%) Windows Server
3 44 (81.48%) PowerShell
3 44 (81.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (75.93%) Security Cleared
5 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
6 38 (70.37%) VMware
7 36 (66.67%) SC Cleared
8 27 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
9 26 (48.15%) ITIL
10 25 (46.30%) VBScript
11 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (38.89%) Windows 7
12 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (37.04%) XML
13 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (35.19%) MCSA
14 19 (35.19%) vSphere
15 16 (29.63%) Firewall
15 16 (29.63%) MCITP
16 15 (27.78%) Cisco
16 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
16 15 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
17 14 (25.93%) Skype for Business
17 14 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (25.93%) Skype
17 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
17 14 (25.93%) SAN
17 14 (25.93%) VMware ESX

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 14 (25.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Firewall
2 14 (25.93%) SAN
2 14 (25.93%) Skype
3 12 (22.22%) VoIP
4 8 (14.81%) DNS
5 5 (9.26%) DHCP
6 2 (3.70%) LAN
6 2 (3.70%) WAN
7 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
1 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) XML
2 5 (9.26%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (98.15%) Windows
2 49 (90.74%) Windows Server
3 44 (81.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Unix
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Software Deployment
3 7 (12.96%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (12.96%) High Availability
3 7 (12.96%) Validation
4 3 (5.56%) Change Management
4 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.56%) Time Management
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.85%) Presales
6 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Server Building
6 1 (1.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) PowerShell
2 25 (46.30%) VBScript
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (75.93%) Security Cleared
2 36 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (35.19%) MCSA
5 16 (29.63%) MCITP
6 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 4 (7.41%) MCTS
8 3 (5.56%) Degree
9 2 (3.70%) CCNA
9 2 (3.70%) CCNP
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (35.19%) vSphere
4 15 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (25.93%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.56%) Firmware
7 3 (5.56%) XenApp
8 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (70.37%) VMware
2 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.78%) Cisco
4 13 (24.07%) NetApp
5 9 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (12.96%) Citrix
7 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.70%) Altiris
8 2 (3.70%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.70%) Lumension
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (1.85%) BMC
9 1 (1.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow