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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.68% 22.02% 29.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.63% 66.67% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 14
Average daily rate £335 £368 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -6.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +92.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
32 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.22% 33.03% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 16
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) Finance
3 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
4 18 (34.62%) VMware
5 12 (23.08%) Migration
5 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (19.23%) Firewall
6 10 (19.23%) Citrix
7 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (17.31%) Linux
7 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (15.38%) vSphere
9 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
9 7 (13.46%) Unix
9 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
9 7 (13.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
10 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
10 6 (11.54%) VPN
10 6 (11.54%) XenApp
11 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
11 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (9.62%) Puppet
11 5 (9.62%) CentOS
11 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.69%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) Confluence
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) JBoss
3 3 (5.77%) Jetty
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
3 3 (5.77%) Node.js
3 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) GitHub
2 3 (5.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) VPN
3 5 (9.62%) DNS
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 4 (7.69%) DHCP
4 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.77%) DMZ
5 3 (5.77%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.92%) OSPF
7 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
1 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) Ant
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.77%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.77%) CruiseControl
3 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.77%) FishEye
3 3 (5.77%) Gerrit
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Hudson
3 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
3 3 (5.77%) JMeter
3 3 (5.77%) Maven
3 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.77%) PVCS
3 3 (5.77%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) ICT Manager
5 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (5.77%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Designer
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) X-Windows
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) Java EE
2 3 (5.77%) jQuery
2 3 (5.77%) LAMP
2 3 (5.77%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (5.77%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.77%) EPoS
1 3 (5.77%) Tandem
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.46%) Unix
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.62%) CentOS
6 5 (9.62%) Ubuntu
7 3 (5.77%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.77%) Solaris
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) SUSE
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.62%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
3 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.69%) Project Management
3 4 (7.69%) Scrum
3 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 4 (7.69%) Test Management
4 3 (5.77%) BDD
4 3 (5.77%) Business Development
4 3 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.77%) DevOps
4 3 (5.77%) TDD
4 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C#
2 4 (7.69%) VB
2 4 (7.69%) VBScript
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) C++
3 3 (5.77%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.77%) Perl
3 3 (5.77%) PHP
3 3 (5.77%) Python
3 3 (5.77%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) BICSI Certification
4 2 (3.85%) BICSI RCDD
4 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.38%) vSphere
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (11.54%) XenApp
5 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.77%) Docker
7 3 (5.77%) vCloud
8 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.62%) Puppet
3 3 (5.77%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.92%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.92%) Simpana
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) VMware
3 10 (19.23%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.62%) AppSense
6 4 (7.69%) Atlassian
6 4 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco
7 3 (5.77%) Dell
7 3 (5.77%) Google
7 3 (5.77%) Rally
7 3 (5.77%) Sun
8 2 (3.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) Avaya
9 1 (1.92%) Capita
9 1 (1.92%) CommVault
9 1 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) Symantec
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