The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 42 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.13% 39.62% 13.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.81% 91.30% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £430 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Windows
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
42 46 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 31.34% 43.40% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 7
Average daily rate £425 £444 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +117.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Croydon region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Croydon region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (54.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (50.00%) VMware
4 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
5 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.00%) Finance
7 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
9 13 (26.00%) vSphere
10 12 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (24.00%) SAN
11 11 (22.00%) MS Office
12 10 (20.00%) IIS
13 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
13 9 (18.00%) Citrix
13 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
14 8 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
14 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (16.00%) ITIL
14 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
14 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (16.00%) XenApp
14 8 (16.00%) XenDesktop
15 7 (14.00%) NetScaler
15 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (14.00%) MCSA
15 7 (14.00%) Cisco
16 6 (12.00%) DNS
16 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) NetScaler
3 6 (12.00%) DNS
3 6 (12.00%) LAN
3 6 (12.00%) WAN
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
4 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.00%) SSH
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.00%) MSI
3 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Avionics
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) PC Support
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Field Service Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) SCCM Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) XML
1 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.00%) HTML5
3 1 (2.00%) CSS3
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) WCF
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.00%) WinForms
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (10.00%) iPhone
1 5 (10.00%) iPad
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
2 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.00%) SUSE
6 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
1 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (12.00%) Workflow
3 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.00%) Migration
4 4 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (2.00%) Security Management
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) VB
3 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 2 (4.00%) R
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.00%) MCSA
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) MCSM
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) HP AIS
6 1 (2.00%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CCDA
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (54.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (26.00%) vSphere
4 12 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (16.00%) XenApp
5 8 (16.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (6.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Citrix
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) AppSense
6 5 (10.00%) NetApp
6 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (10.00%) Dell
6 5 (10.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
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