The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £334 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 490 470
Rank change year-on-year -49 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 61 151 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 89 96
Median daily rate £334 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -9.21% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Median hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.22% +133.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -47.22% +133.76%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -36 60 £338 -10.00% 13
South East -4 23 £328 -9.02%
London +7 22 £375 -14.28% 2
Hampshire +6 18 £323 -5.14%
City of London +14 8 £405 -16.92%
Hook +11 8 £310 -10.79%
South West -3 8 £400 +70.31%
Gloucestershire +3 6 - -
Berkshire +24 3 £264 -
North West +19 3 £300 -20.00% 10
Cheshire +36 2 £300 +9.09% 2
Milton Keynes -3 2 £349 -17.94%
Gloucester -4 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £349 -17.94%
East Midlands -11 2 - -
Derbyshire -12 2 - -
Reading - 2 £190 -
Warrington - 2 £300 - 2
Manchester +14 1 £150 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
South Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Chesterfield +3 1 - -
Sheffield +2 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 £350 +84.21%
Wokingham -1 1 £338 -
Havant -1 1 - -
East of England -5 1 £300 +13.20%
Essex -20 1 £300 +13.20%
Somerset - 1 £451 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 119 (83.80%) Windows
2 98 (69.01%) Active Directory
3 86 (60.56%) VMware
4 84 (59.15%) Windows Server
5 70 (49.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (47.18%) PowerShell
6 67 (47.18%) Microsoft
7 57 (40.14%) Security Cleared
8 53 (37.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (30.28%) Citrix
11 41 (28.87%) SC Cleared
12 40 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (27.46%) ITIL
14 37 (26.06%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (23.94%) MS Exchange
16 29 (20.42%) VBScript
16 29 (20.42%) DNS
17 28 (19.72%) SAN
17 28 (19.72%) SCCM
17 28 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (19.01%) Cisco
18 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
18 27 (19.01%) Firewall
19 25 (17.61%) VMware ESX
19 25 (17.61%) HP
19 25 (17.61%) vSphere
20 24 (16.90%) Finance
21 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
22 21 (14.79%) DHCP

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 34 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 28 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.68%) IIS
4 15 (10.56%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.11%) Apache
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.70%) Confluence
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Office
2 4 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) Office 365
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.42%) DNS
2 28 (19.72%) SAN
3 27 (19.01%) Firewall
4 21 (14.79%) DHCP
5 16 (11.27%) TCP/IP
6 14 (9.86%) Skype
7 12 (8.45%) VoIP
8 8 (5.63%) Internet
9 6 (4.23%) Intranet
9 6 (4.23%) NetScaler
10 5 (3.52%) LAN
11 4 (2.82%) NAS
11 4 (2.82%) WAN
12 3 (2.11%) VPN
13 2 (1.41%) Network Security
13 2 (1.41%) VLAN
14 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
14 1 (0.70%) LDAP
14 1 (0.70%) Wireless
14 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.41%) MS Access
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Publishing
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.11%) Electronics
4 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) XML
2 5 (3.52%) HTML
3 4 (2.82%) CSS
4 3 (2.11%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.97%) Clustering
3 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.41%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.41%) PKI
7 2 (1.41%) Replication
7 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) Fintech
8 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 119 (83.80%) Windows
2 84 (59.15%) Windows Server
3 70 (49.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.34%) Unix
8 7 (4.93%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.82%) Linux
11 2 (1.41%) AIX
11 2 (1.41%) Solaris
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.46%) ITIL
2 17 (11.97%) Migration
3 15 (10.56%) High Availability
4 13 (9.15%) Change Control
5 11 (7.75%) Software Deployment
6 10 (7.04%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.04%) Server Building
7 9 (6.34%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (6.34%) Validation
8 8 (5.63%) Change Management
8 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.23%) Time Management
10 5 (3.52%) DevOps
11 4 (2.82%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.82%) Demand Management
12 3 (2.11%) Server Virtualisation
13 2 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 2 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.18%) PowerShell
2 29 (20.42%) VBScript
3 15 (10.56%) SQL
4 8 (5.63%) VB
5 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (40.14%) Security Cleared
2 41 (28.87%) SC Cleared
3 37 (26.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (14.08%) MCSA
5 19 (13.38%) MCITP
6 18 (12.68%) DV Cleared
7 10 (7.04%) MCSE
8 6 (4.23%) Degree
9 5 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.82%) CCNA
10 4 (2.82%) MCTS
11 3 (2.11%) CCNP
11 3 (2.11%) HNC
12 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 98 (69.01%) Active Directory
2 53 (37.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.61%) VMware ESX
3 25 (17.61%) vSphere
4 17 (11.97%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (9.86%) XenApp
6 10 (7.04%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (3.52%) BitLocker
8 5 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.41%) Docker
10 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.70%) Firmware
11 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.70%) SRDF
11 1 (0.70%) UAG
11 1 (0.70%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 28 (19.72%) SCCM
2 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (7.04%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.82%) Netcool
5 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.82%) Puppet
5 4 (2.82%) SCOM
5 4 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (2.11%) Ansible
7 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.41%) Packer
7 2 (1.41%) Terraform
7 2 (1.41%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.41%) WSUS
8 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (60.56%) VMware
2 67 (47.18%) Microsoft
3 43 (30.28%) Citrix
4 27 (19.01%) Cisco
5 25 (17.61%) HP
6 16 (11.27%) NetApp
7 13 (9.15%) Intel Security
8 12 (8.45%) Veritas
9 10 (7.04%) EMC
10 9 (6.34%) Dell
11 5 (3.52%) Oracle
12 4 (2.82%) Veeam
13 3 (2.11%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.11%) Altiris
14 2 (1.41%) AppSense
14 2 (1.41%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.41%) IBM
14 2 (1.41%) Lumension
14 2 (1.41%) Remedy
14 2 (1.41%) Symantec
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