Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Support was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 854 810 811
Rank change year-on-year -44 +1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 29 31 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.034% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.036% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 39
UK median daily rate £295 £281 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -17.28% +13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £220 £195
90th Percentile £380 £400 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £263 £340
% change year-on-year +12.38% -22.79% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 18
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £34.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.41% +19.30% +90.00%
10th Percentile £24.71 £31.20 £27.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £37.00 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £34.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +54.41% +19.30% +103.57%

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 95,076 86,968 101,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,247 56,247 65,952
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,875 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +18.96%

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 24 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wintel Support over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wintel Support in the UK

Wintel Support
Top 11 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 24 June 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 -51 25 £319 +6.25% 2
UK excluding London -35 23 £295 +12.38% 2
North of England -24 6 £280 +7.69%
South East -25 6 £363 +45.20% 1
London -44 6 £370 -7.50%
East of England +5 5 £295 -1.67%
Scotland - 4 £270 -
North West -18 3 £325 +116.67%
North East -5 2 £271 +3.83%
South West - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Wintel Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
3 18 (62.07%) VMware
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
5 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) DNS
9 10 (34.48%) DHCP
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix
10 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) SCCM
10 8 (27.59%) Finance
10 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
11 7 (24.14%) PKI
11 7 (24.14%) McAfee
12 6 (20.69%) SLA
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco
12 6 (20.69%) Clustering
12 6 (20.69%) HP
12 6 (20.69%) ITIL
12 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
13 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
13 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (13.79%) WSUS
14 4 (13.79%) 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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DHCP
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.90%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) ADSI
3 1 (3.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) PKI
2 6 (20.69%) Clustering
3 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Server Building
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.45%) Demand Management
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) MCSE
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (13.79%) vSphere
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.45%) UAG
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (3.45%) XenApp
8 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (13.79%) WSUS
3 2 (6.90%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) McAfee
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Symantec
7 3 (10.34%) Remedy
8 2 (6.90%) Forcepoint
8 2 (6.90%) Lumension
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
9 1 (3.45%) Intel
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) Sun
9 1 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (3.45%) Veritas