Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 670 772
Rank change year-on-year +169 +102 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 108 176 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 116 69
Median daily rate £425 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +7.24% +7.41%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £528 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.32 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.88% -25.10% +75.73%
10th Percentile £52.50 £27.00 £34.55
90th Percentile £60.70 £44.50 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +103.70% -48.57% +75.73%

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 41,845 85,062 94,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,287 55,858 62,111
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,755 2,999
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wintel Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wintel Engineer over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wintel Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Top 17 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 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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 +190 96 £425 +6.25% 8
UK excluding London +162 94 £425 +13.33% 8
North of England +118 31 £425 +1.49% 1
North West +80 26 £425 +25.93% 1
South East +119 19 £425 +25.00% 2
South West +38 16 £475 -
London +135 14 £425 +1.80%
Midlands +60 11 £425 +30.77% 5
West Midlands +65 10 £425 +43.95% 5
Scotland +41 10 £421 +20.36%
East of England +56 5 £375 +7.14%
North East - 3 £263 -
Work from Home - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +61 2 £425 -2.86%
East Midlands +36 1 £313 -3.85%
Wales +15 1 £475 +31.03%
Northern Ireland - 1 £335 -

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, Wintel Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 80 (74.07%) Windows
2 70 (64.81%) Active Directory
3 69 (63.89%) VMware
4 68 (62.96%) Security Cleared
5 63 (58.33%) Windows Server
6 55 (50.93%) SC Cleared
7 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
8 32 (29.63%) SCCM
8 32 (29.63%) PowerShell
9 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (23.15%) Citrix
12 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (18.52%) Azure
13 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (17.59%) MCSE
15 18 (16.67%) WSUS
15 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
16 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
17 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
18 15 (13.89%) SQL
18 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
18 15 (13.89%) Windows 10
19 14 (12.96%) Linux
19 14 (12.96%) Clustering
20 13 (12.04%) Windows 7
20 13 (12.04%) Unix
20 13 (12.04%) DNS

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 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Azure
2 11 (10.19%) Office 365
3 8 (7.41%) AWS
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) DNS
2 12 (11.11%) DHCP
3 8 (7.41%) WAN
4 7 (6.48%) Firewall
5 5 (4.63%) SAN
6 4 (3.70%) LAN
6 4 (3.70%) Skype
6 4 (3.70%) SMTP
6 4 (3.70%) SNMP
6 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.78%) Internet
7 3 (2.78%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.85%) VLAN
8 2 (1.85%) VPN
9 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MSI
2 3 (2.78%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.96%) Clustering
3 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.78%) PKI
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (74.07%) Windows
2 63 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 14 (12.96%) Linux
8 13 (12.04%) Unix
8 13 (12.04%) Windows 7
8 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (12.04%) IT Strategy
3 12 (11.11%) ITIL
4 11 (10.19%) Project Delivery
5 10 (9.26%) Migration
6 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.56%) Fault Management
6 6 (5.56%) Information Security
7 5 (4.63%) Change Management
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.70%) NsoIT
8 4 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (3.70%) System Testing
9 3 (2.78%) High Availability
9 3 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (1.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (1.85%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.85%) Strategic Roadmap
10 2 (1.85%) Task Automation
10 2 (1.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 15 (13.89%) SQL
3 5 (4.63%) VBScript
4 3 (2.78%) VB
5 2 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 55 (50.93%) SC Cleared
3 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (17.59%) MCSE
5 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (8.33%) CCNA
6 9 (8.33%) CCNP
6 9 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (8.33%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) NCSC
System Software
1 70 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.04%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (11.11%) vSphere
5 11 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (8.33%) XenApp
7 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
7 7 (6.48%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.56%) Firmware
9 5 (4.63%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.93%) vCloud
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (29.63%) SCCM
2 18 (16.67%) WSUS
3 10 (9.26%) NetBackup
4 8 (7.41%) SCOM
5 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (4.63%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (4.63%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.85%) Ansible
8 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.85%) Puppet
9 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.93%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 69 (63.89%) VMware
2 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 25 (23.15%) Citrix
4 9 (8.33%) Cisco
4 9 (8.33%) EMC
4 9 (8.33%) Ivanti
5 5 (4.63%) Lumension
5 5 (4.63%) McAfee
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 5 (4.63%) Veeam
6 3 (2.78%) HP
6 3 (2.78%) NetApp
7 2 (1.85%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.85%) Dell
7 2 (1.85%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.93%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.93%) SmartStream
8 1 (0.93%) Zerto