The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 514 459
Rank change year-on-year -6 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 67 139 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 91 113
Median daily rate £351 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £323
% change year-on-year +3.46% +0.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.43% +2.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £28.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.43% +2.72%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +2 60 £375 +11.94% 9
London +12 31 £475 +38.18% 5
South East +25 11 £336 -3.92% 1
Yorkshire +26 6 £325 +8.33%
Tyne and Wear +51 5 £306 +36.71%
North East +42 5 £306 +36.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne +55 4 £263 +17.18%
City of London +4 4 £463 +39.09% 1
Hampshire -3 4 £400 +21.21%
North West +23 3 £351 -6.53%
Scotland +20 3 £388 +22.04%
Surrey +1 3 £343 -2.14%
Hook -2 3 £325 +3.09%
East Midlands -13 3 £375 -6.25%
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Renfrewshire +35 2 £388 +23.01%
Erskine +32 2 £388 +23.01%
South Wales -9 2 £338 -15.62%
Wales -10 2 £338 -15.62%
Northern Ireland - 2 £325 -
County Antrim - 2 £325 -
Doncaster - 2 £325 -
Belfast - 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire +20 1 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands +19 1 £375 +36.36%
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -
Bridgend +2 1 £450 +5.88%
Newport +2 1 £225 -45.45%

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 108 (82.44%) Windows
2 84 (64.12%) Active Directory
3 76 (58.02%) VMware
4 75 (57.25%) Windows Server
5 57 (43.51%) PowerShell
6 51 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 50 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (36.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
10 41 (31.30%) Security Cleared
11 39 (29.77%) Citrix
12 36 (27.48%) ITIL
13 35 (26.72%) DNS
14 27 (20.61%) Finance
15 26 (19.85%) SQL Server
16 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
16 23 (17.56%) MS Exchange
16 23 (17.56%) SAN
16 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (16.03%) HP
17 21 (16.03%) VMware ESXi
17 21 (16.03%) Banking
18 20 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (15.27%) Firewall
18 20 (15.27%) Migration
19 19 (14.50%) DHCP
19 19 (14.50%) SCCM
19 19 (14.50%) XenApp
19 19 (14.50%) Data Centre
20 18 (13.74%) VBScript

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 23 (17.56%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.40%) Skype for Business
4 10 (7.63%) IIS
5 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.29%) Apache
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.53%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (10.69%) Office 365
2 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) G Suite
5 1 (0.76%) IaaS
5 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.72%) DNS
2 23 (17.56%) SAN
3 20 (15.27%) Firewall
4 19 (14.50%) DHCP
5 9 (6.87%) Skype
6 7 (5.34%) VoIP
7 5 (3.82%) LAN
7 5 (3.82%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.05%) WAN
8 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.29%) LDAP
10 2 (1.53%) Internet
10 2 (1.53%) Network Security
10 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.53%) VLAN
11 1 (0.76%) 3G
11 1 (0.76%) 4G
11 1 (0.76%) DMZ
11 1 (0.76%) LTE
11 1 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.53%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.53%) MS Access
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MSI
1 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (20.61%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Back Office
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Military
6 2 (1.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) XML
2 4 (3.05%) .NET
3 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.29%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) Clustering
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.05%) Fintech
6 3 (2.29%) PKI
7 2 (1.53%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 108 (82.44%) Windows
2 75 (57.25%) Windows Server
3 50 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (36.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.16%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.87%) Linux
8 8 (6.11%) Unix
9 6 (4.58%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.29%) Solaris
10 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.76%) AIX
12 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.48%) ITIL
2 20 (15.27%) Migration
3 12 (9.16%) Change Management
3 12 (9.16%) Server Building
4 11 (8.40%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.11%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.34%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.58%) DevOps
7 6 (4.58%) High Availability
8 5 (3.82%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.05%) Change Control
9 4 (3.05%) Demand Management
9 4 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.05%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.29%) Project Management
10 3 (2.29%) Service Management
10 3 (2.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.74%) VBScript
3 13 (9.92%) SQL
4 3 (2.29%) C#
4 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.53%) C
5 2 (1.53%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (31.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (12.98%) DV Cleared
5 10 (7.63%) MCITP
5 10 (7.63%) MCSA
6 6 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.58%) Degree
7 5 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.29%) HNC
9 2 (1.53%) CCNA
9 2 (1.53%) CCNP
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.53%) MCTS
10 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.76%) MCSE
10 1 (0.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 84 (64.12%) Active Directory
2 51 (38.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.03%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (14.50%) XenApp
5 15 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 15 (11.45%) vSphere
6 11 (8.40%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.58%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (3.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.05%) SRDF
9 4 (3.05%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.53%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.76%) UAG
11 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (14.50%) SCCM
2 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (6.11%) SCOM
4 7 (5.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (5.34%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.58%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.58%) PowerCLI
6 5 (3.82%) Ansible
6 5 (3.82%) Netcool
7 4 (3.05%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.29%) Puppet
8 3 (2.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.53%) Unicenter
9 2 (1.53%) vRealize
9 2 (1.53%) WSUS
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (58.02%) VMware
2 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
3 39 (29.77%) Citrix
4 21 (16.03%) HP
5 17 (12.98%) Cisco
6 14 (10.69%) NetApp
7 11 (8.40%) Veritas
8 10 (7.63%) EMC
9 9 (6.87%) Dell
10 7 (5.34%) McAfee
11 6 (4.58%) IBM
12 5 (3.82%) AppSense
12 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.05%) Juniper
13 4 (3.05%) Meraki
14 3 (2.29%) Altiris
14 3 (2.29%) Sophos
14 3 (2.29%) Symantec
15 2 (1.53%) Meridio
15 2 (1.53%) PlateSpin