Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 636 764 772
Rank change year-on-year +128 +8 -108
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 208 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 92 75
UK median daily rate £400 £373 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.28% +3.85%
10th Percentile £269 £269 £243
90th Percentile £513 £475 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £330
% change year-on-year +10.34% +9.85% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 1
UK median hourly rate £41.34 £52.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +45.83% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +45.83% +28.57%

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 83,692 97,688 93,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.77% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,987 64,142 61,213
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,904 3,170 2,823
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -4.00%

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 19 September 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wintel Engineer in the UK

Wintel Engineer
Top 15 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 19 September 2019. 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 +141 166 £400 +6.67% 18
UK excluding London +97 155 £400 +10.34% 16
South East +39 37 £340 -14.68% 3
London +58 36 £438 +2.94% 5
South West +11 36 £413 +43.48% 2
Midlands +40 24 £325 -9.72% 3
North of England +35 24 £410 +21.48% 4
North West +28 20 £400 +6.67% 2
Scotland +31 18 £359 +2.57% 2
West Midlands +43 16 £275 -24.66% 2
East of England +31 9 £425 +12.43% 1
East Midlands +23 8 £450 +32.35% 1
Wales - 7 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +22 3 £442 +30.96% 1
North East +17 1 - - 1

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 176 (84.62%) Windows
2 131 (62.98%) Windows Server
3 129 (62.02%) Active Directory
4 107 (51.44%) VMware
5 93 (44.71%) Security Cleared
6 84 (40.38%) Microsoft
7 77 (37.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 59 (28.37%) PowerShell
9 59 (28.37%) SC Cleared
10 56 (26.92%) SCCM
10 56 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 52 (25.00%) Citrix
12 48 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (20.67%) ITIL
13 43 (20.67%) DV Cleared
14 41 (19.71%) SCOM
14 41 (19.71%) DNS
15 38 (18.27%) Windows 10
16 37 (17.79%) MS Exchange
17 35 (16.83%) Finance
17 35 (16.83%) Migration
18 32 (15.38%) Cisco
19 30 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (12.98%) Office 365
21 26 (12.50%) SLA
21 26 (12.50%) DHCP
22 24 (11.54%) Hyper-V
22 24 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
23 23 (11.06%) Azure

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 37 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.25%) Confluence
3 12 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.33%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.37%) IIS
7 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.98%) Office 365
2 23 (11.06%) Azure
3 12 (5.77%) AWS
4 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.71%) DNS
2 26 (12.50%) DHCP
3 15 (7.21%) Firewall
4 11 (5.29%) SAN
5 8 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.88%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.88%) WAN
7 5 (2.40%) LAN
7 5 (2.40%) Skype
8 3 (1.44%) SMTP
9 2 (0.96%) Internet
9 2 (0.96%) Network Security
9 2 (0.96%) VoIP
10 1 (0.48%) DMZ
10 1 (0.48%) FTP
10 1 (0.48%) NAS
10 1 (0.48%) VLAN
10 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.48%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 13 (6.25%) JIRA
2 12 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.48%) TestRail
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (16.83%) Finance
2 10 (4.81%) Banking
3 4 (1.92%) Advertising
3 4 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Military
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) Web Services
2 1 (0.48%) LDAP
2 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.65%) Clustering
2 15 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.33%) Replication
4 6 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.40%) PKI
6 4 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.44%) iSeries
7 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Derivative
9 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.48%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 176 (84.62%) Windows
2 131 (62.98%) Windows Server
3 77 (37.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (18.27%) Windows 10
6 22 (10.58%) Windows 7
7 20 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.85%) Linux
9 4 (1.92%) Unix
9 4 (1.92%) VMS
10 3 (1.44%) Solaris
11 2 (0.96%) AIX
11 2 (0.96%) HPUX
11 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (20.67%) ITIL
3 35 (16.83%) Migration
4 24 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (8.65%) Incident Management
6 16 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.69%) Server Building
7 13 (6.25%) Preventative Maintenance
7 13 (6.25%) Task Automation
8 12 (5.77%) ITIL V3
9 11 (5.29%) Change Management
10 10 (4.81%) Service Management
11 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (4.33%) ITSM
11 9 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.33%) Security Hardening
12 8 (3.85%) Deployment Automation
12 8 (3.85%) Problem Management
13 7 (3.37%) Antivirus Management
13 7 (3.37%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.37%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.10%) SQL
3 7 (3.37%) VBScript
4 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.44%) Perl
6 2 (0.96%) Python
6 2 (0.96%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) C
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (44.71%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.37%) SC Cleared
3 43 (20.67%) DV Cleared
4 30 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.17%) MCSE
6 14 (6.73%) MCSA
7 11 (5.29%) MCP
8 6 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.40%) CCNA
9 5 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.40%) Degree
10 3 (1.44%) CCNP
10 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.44%) VCP5
10 3 (1.44%) VCP6
10 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.48%) CCA
12 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 74 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.06%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (10.58%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (8.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (7.21%) vSphere
8 14 (6.73%) XenApp
8 14 (6.73%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.44%) Firmware
13 2 (0.96%) vCloud
14 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.48%) Samba
14 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 56 (26.92%) SCCM
2 41 (19.71%) SCOM
3 12 (5.77%) SCVMM
4 11 (5.29%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.37%) WSUS
6 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.44%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.44%) vMotion
8 2 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.96%) SCSM
8 2 (0.96%) Simpana
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Nagios
9 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.48%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 107 (51.44%) VMware
2 84 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 52 (25.00%) Citrix
4 32 (15.38%) Cisco
5 19 (9.13%) HP
6 13 (6.25%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.29%) McAfee
8 8 (3.85%) Sophos
9 6 (2.88%) Juniper
10 5 (2.40%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.40%) PagerDuty
11 4 (1.92%) Dell
11 4 (1.92%) NetApp
12 3 (1.44%) SAP
12 3 (1.44%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.44%) Splunk
12 3 (1.44%) Symantec
13 2 (0.96%) Lumension
13 2 (0.96%) ShoreTel
13 2 (0.96%) Veeam