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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.41% 30.00% 22.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 88.24% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£359 £368 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -20.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £237 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £450 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.58 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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
21 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.48% 34.00% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 21
Average daily rate £355 £440 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 10 (29.41%) SCCM
5 9 (26.47%) UNIX
5 9 (26.47%) IIS
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (23.53%) Dell
6 8 (23.53%) SAN
6 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (20.59%) HP
7 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (20.59%) MS Office
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) VMware
9 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
9 5 (14.71%) DNS
9 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
9 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (14.71%) vSphere
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.76%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (26.47%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Project
4 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) SAN
2 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 4 (11.76%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) FTP
5 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) MPLS
5 1 (2.94%) BGP
5 1 (2.94%) DSL
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Account Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
2 1 (2.94%) WF
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) XSLT
2 1 (2.94%) WinForms
2 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) AS400
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Social Network
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
2 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.76%) SUSE
8 3 (8.82%) AIX
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.94%) High Availability
5 1 (2.94%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.94%) Line Management
5 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) HNC
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
2 5 (14.71%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Dell
3 7 (20.59%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) BMC
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) EMC
7 2 (5.88%) Compaq
7 2 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Altiris
8 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Sybase
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago