Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Wintel Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Senior Wintel Engineer
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 893 864
Rank change year-on-year +56 -29 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Wintel Engineer 12 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.013% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 18
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +25.94% -12.56%
10th Percentile £345 £407 £323
90th Percentile £531 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -11.59% +17.14% -33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.90

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Senior Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Wintel Engineer in the UK

Senior Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Wintel Engineer in the UK

Senior Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Wintel Engineer over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Wintel Engineer in the UK

Senior Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Wintel Engineer in the UK

Senior Wintel Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Wintel Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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
England +55 11 £506 +6.58%
London +4 9 £513 +7.89%
UK excluding London +47 3 £363 -11.59%
South East - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £325 -

Senior Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (41.67%) PowerCLI
6 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
6 5 (41.67%) XenApp
6 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
6 5 (41.67%) EMC
6 5 (41.67%) Clustering
6 5 (41.67%) Veritas
7 4 (33.33%) SRDF
7 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 2 (16.67%) Unix
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 2 (16.67%) SAN
9 2 (16.67%) Finance
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

Senior Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Publishing
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
1 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
1 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
4 4 (33.33%) SRDF
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (41.67%) PowerCLI
2 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Netcool
3 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Unicenter
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Citrix
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) EMC
2 5 (41.67%) Veritas
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Meridio
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle