Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 884 869 861
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Architect 12 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.016% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.017% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 23
UK median daily rate £494 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.70% +15.63% -15.79%
10th Percentile £407 £404 £351
90th Percentile £503 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £463 £369
% change year-on-year +6.70% +25.42% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Wintel Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Architect in the UK

Wintel Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Architect in the UK

Wintel Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Architect in the UK

Wintel Architect
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +33 12 £494 +6.70%
England -11 11 £500 +11.00%
South East +9 9 £500 -8.14%
North of England +54 1 £365 -12.05%
North West +29 1 £365 -18.89%
Scotland +2 1 £430 -10.42%
South West - 1 £500 -

Wintel Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Wintel Architect 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 Wintel Architect in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) PKI
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (58.33%) MCSE
5 7 (58.33%) MCSA
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) Symantec
6 6 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (41.67%) Service Design
7 5 (41.67%) Presales
7 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (33.33%) VMware
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (25.00%) Virtual Team
9 3 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (25.00%) Citrix
10 2 (16.67%) Migration
10 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V

Wintel Architect 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) PKI
2 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Presales
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
3 3 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) MODAF
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) MCSA
2 7 (58.33%) MCSE
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle