The median contractor rate for a Wintel Architect was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 624 624
Rank change year-on-year +27 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Architect 4 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.037% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.039% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 15
Median daily rate £430 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.02% -2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £433 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -7.02% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Wintel Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Wintel Architect in the job title.

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
Top 10 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England +34 3 £446 -3.51%
South East +27 3 £446 -3.51%
Surrey +4 2 £480 +4.91%
Scotland +45 1 £430 -
West Sussex +18 1 £413 -4.73%
Crawley +1 1 £413 -4.73%
Erskine - 1 £430 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £480 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £430 -

Wintel Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (35.71%) XenApp
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) SAML
7 4 (28.57%) Symantec
7 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 4 (28.57%) Games
7 4 (28.57%) Banking
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Games
3 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Escalation Management
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
4 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (7.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Veritas
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Intel
6 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat