Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Support was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 Support
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 822 834
Rank change year-on-year -36 +12 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 26 26 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.028% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.030% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 30
UK median daily rate £295 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.32% -24.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £128 £220 £200
90th Percentile £380 £400 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £260 £350
% change year-on-year +16.83% -25.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
UK median hourly rate - £33.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.56% +150.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -25.56% +195.08%

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Wintel Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Support in the UK

Wintel Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Support in the UK

Wintel Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Support over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wintel Support in the UK

Wintel Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Support in the UK

Wintel Support
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Support within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 -30 23 £295 -1.67% 4
UK excluding London -20 19 £304 +16.83% 4
London -46 7 £135 -65.16%
South East -16 6 £363 +45.20% 3
North of England -10 4 £275 +34.15% 1
East of England 0 3 £295 -1.67%
North East +31 2 £271 +4.33%
North West -16 2 £298 +98.33% 1
South West - 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 £279 -
West Midlands +2 1 £365 +46.00%
Midlands -7 1 £365 +12.31%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Wintel Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Wintel Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 17 (65.38%) VMware
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (34.62%) DHCP
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 7 (26.92%) Citrix
10 7 (26.92%) McAfee
10 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
10 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
10 7 (26.92%) SCCM
11 6 (23.08%) PKI
11 6 (23.08%) vSphere
11 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Finance
11 6 (23.08%) HP
12 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) Cisco
12 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (19.23%) Clustering
12 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
12 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (15.38%) Incident Management

Wintel Support 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DHCP
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Broadband
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Wireless
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) PKI
2 5 (19.23%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) FMCG
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Demand Management
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCP
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (23.08%) vSphere
4 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.85%) UAG
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (15.38%) WSUS
4 2 (7.69%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.85%) Netcool
5 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
3 7 (26.92%) McAfee
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) Symantec
7 3 (11.54%) Remedy
8 2 (7.69%) Forcepoint
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle
9 1 (3.85%) Computacenter
9 1 (3.85%) Intel
9 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
9 1 (3.85%) Proofpoint
9 1 (3.85%) Sun
9 1 (3.85%) Veeam
9 1 (3.85%) Veritas