Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 668 661
Rank change year-on-year -86 -7 -85
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 123 217 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 147 144
UK median daily rate £365 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £249 £217 £250
90th Percentile £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 10
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.98% +24.78% -30.86%
10th Percentile £30.40 £18.60 £19.83
90th Percentile £32.40 £39.18 £30.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.15 £23.75
% change year-on-year +13.68% +18.53% -27.02%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 16 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 21 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
England -62 113 £365 +7.35% 3
UK excluding London -60 82 £350 +6.06% 2
London -33 41 £390 +7.59% 1
South East -15 28 £375 +13.64% 2
Midlands +26 27 £350 -3.45%
East Midlands +9 19 £313 -21.88%
North of England +14 13 £338 +8.00%
West Midlands +19 8 £365 +46.00%
North East +34 7 £305 +27.08%
Wales +15 5 £400 +1.59%
East of England -9 5 £240 -38.02%
North West +20 4 £351 +14.45%
Scotland -28 3 £325 +3.17%
Yorkshire +18 2 £338 -3.57%
South West -17 2 £310 -22.50%
Northern Ireland - 2 £325 -

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 102 (82.93%) Windows
2 71 (57.72%) VMware
2 71 (57.72%) Windows Server
3 70 (56.91%) Active Directory
4 54 (43.90%) PowerShell
5 52 (42.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 41 (33.33%) DNS
8 40 (32.52%) Citrix
9 37 (30.08%) DHCP
9 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 27 (21.95%) Office 365
12 26 (21.14%) Finance
13 22 (17.89%) SAN
13 22 (17.89%) XenApp
14 21 (17.07%) HP
15 20 (16.26%) Data Centre
16 19 (15.45%) MS Exchange
16 19 (15.45%) Linux
17 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (13.82%) ITIL
18 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
18 17 (13.82%) Cisco
19 16 (13.01%) Hyper-V
19 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
20 15 (12.20%) Banking
20 15 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
20 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003

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 19 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.69%) IIS
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.95%) Office 365
2 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.33%) DNS
2 37 (30.08%) DHCP
3 22 (17.89%) SAN
4 12 (9.76%) Firewall
5 5 (4.07%) Skype
5 5 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.25%) LAN
6 4 (3.25%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.25%) WAN
7 3 (2.44%) VLAN
8 2 (1.63%) Internet
8 2 (1.63%) LDAP
8 2 (1.63%) SMS
8 2 (1.63%) SSL
8 2 (1.63%) TACACS
8 2 (1.63%) VPN
8 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 1 (0.81%) MPLS
9 1 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 26 (21.14%) Finance
2 15 (12.20%) Banking
3 9 (7.32%) Retail
4 5 (4.07%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.63%) CGI
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.76%) Clustering
3 6 (4.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.44%) Fintech
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (82.93%) Windows
2 71 (57.72%) Windows Server
3 52 (42.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (15.45%) Linux
6 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.13%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.44%) Unix
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.81%) AIX
12 1 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.82%) ITIL
2 14 (11.38%) Incident Management
3 13 (10.57%) Server Building
4 11 (8.94%) Migration
5 7 (5.69%) Change Management
5 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.07%) DevOps
6 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.25%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.25%) Demand Management
7 4 (3.25%) Security Hardening
8 3 (2.44%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.44%) Open Source
8 3 (2.44%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (2.44%) Project Management
8 3 (2.44%) Release Management
8 3 (2.44%) Service Management
9 2 (1.63%) Break/Fix
9 2 (1.63%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.90%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.20%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) VBScript
4 3 (2.44%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.88%) MCSE
4 6 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.07%) MCSA
6 3 (2.44%) CCNA
6 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.44%) Degree
6 3 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (56.91%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (17.89%) XenApp
4 16 (13.01%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (10.57%) vSphere
7 9 (7.32%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.07%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.44%) XenServer
10 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.81%) NFS
11 1 (0.81%) SRDF
11 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.94%) SCCM
2 10 (8.13%) SCOM
3 7 (5.69%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) vCenter Server
4 6 (4.88%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.07%) AirWatch
5 5 (4.07%) Ansible
5 5 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.25%) Puppet
7 3 (2.44%) PowerCLI
7 3 (2.44%) WSUS
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (1.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (57.72%) VMware
2 45 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.52%) Citrix
4 21 (17.07%) HP
5 17 (13.82%) Cisco
6 13 (10.57%) McAfee
7 8 (6.50%) NetApp
7 8 (6.50%) Symantec
8 6 (4.88%) IBM
9 5 (4.07%) AppSense
9 5 (4.07%) Meraki
10 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.25%) Dell
10 4 (3.25%) Juniper
10 4 (3.25%) Lumension
10 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.25%) Sophos
11 3 (2.44%) EMC
11 3 (2.44%) Oracle
11 3 (2.44%) Veritas