Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Wintel Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 822 830
Rank change year-on-year -34 +8 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 21 27 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.028% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.030% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 22
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -3.35% +22.27%
10th Percentile £128 £214 £204
90th Percentile £475 £475 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -8.75% +45.45% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -37.78% -12.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £34.25

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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -12 18 £383 +2.07% 2
London -48 11 £450 +66.67% 1
UK excluding London +18 10 £365 -8.75% 1
Midlands - 4 £365 -
East Midlands - 3 £350 -
North East +46 1 - -
North of England +45 1 - -
Wales +13 1 - -
Scotland -16 1 £400 +23.08%
South East -18 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £365 -

Wintel Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Wintel Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) Office 365
7 6 (28.57%) VBScript
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
8 5 (23.81%) Web Services
8 5 (23.81%) VB
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (23.81%) DHCP
9 4 (19.05%) DNS
9 4 (19.05%) HP
9 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (19.05%) vSphere
9 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
10 3 (14.29%) Clustering
10 3 (14.29%) SCCM
10 3 (14.29%) SCOM
10 3 (14.29%) Broadband

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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) Broadband
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Demand Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) VBScript
3 5 (23.81%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) arcserve
7 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) Proofpoint
7 1 (4.76%) Qualys
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Veeam
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas