The median contractor rate for a Wintel Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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 Support
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 608 587
Rank change year-on-year +45 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Support 18 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.079% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.083% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 25
Median daily rate £263 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £350 £288
% change year-on-year -27.14% +21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% +46.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.60 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +29.62% +24.13%  

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 42472 50787 52200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27448 33138 32083
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1310 1476 2091
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £41.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +9.37%  

Wintel Support
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Wintel Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 20 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 18 £263 -25.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 8 £261 +24.40%
Tyne and Wear +43 8 £261 +24.40%
North East +39 8 £261 +24.40%
London +16 3 £400 +23.07%
South East +28 2 £250 -28.57% 2
West Midlands +25 2 £250 -9.09%
Birmingham +13 2 £250 -9.09%
North West +19 1 - -
Manchester +13 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £325 -7.14%
East of England - 1 £300 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
Reading - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £250 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £300 -

Wintel Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, 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 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) VMware
5 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (33.33%) ITIL
7 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (26.67%) Citrix
10 7 (23.33%) Linux
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (20.00%) IIS
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
12 5 (16.67%) vSphere
13 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
13 4 (13.33%) NetApp
13 4 (13.33%) Firewall
13 4 (13.33%) VBScript
14 3 (10.00%) SQL
14 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
14 3 (10.00%) Oracle
14 3 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (10.00%) SAN
14 3 (10.00%) HP

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 6 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Domino
3 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) 2G
4 1 (3.33%) 3G
4 1 (3.33%) 4G
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) LTE
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Online Betting
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Building
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) VBScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) ACSP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) HP AIS
5 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) vSphere
4 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Control-M
1 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Lotus
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Remedy