Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Specialist was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 860 875
Rank change year-on-year +27 +15 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Specialist 11 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.038% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.040% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 18
UK median daily rate £358 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +14.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £330 £243
90th Percentile £416 £445 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Wintel Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Specialist in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Specialist in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Specialist in the UK

Wintel Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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 +28 8 £375 -7.41%
UK excluding London +34 7 £375 -3.23%
South East +31 4 £340 -17.07%
London +20 2 £375 -17.58%
North of England +59 1 - -
North West +38 1 - -
Scotland +30 1 £375 -
South West +6 1 £438 -

Wintel Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Wintel Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) MCSE
5 3 (27.27%) VBScript
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) HP

Wintel Specialist 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 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 2 (18.18%) Windows NT
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) MOF
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas