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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 27.52% 17.86% 17.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.93% 55.56% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 8
Average daily rate
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£380 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £125 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £610 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
54 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 36.24% 32.14% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 10
Average daily rate £450 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 38 (55.07%) VMware
2 32 (46.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 23 (33.33%) Finance
5 20 (28.99%) UNIX
6 19 (27.54%) IIS
7 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 18 (26.09%) vSphere
8 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
8 17 (24.64%) SAN
8 17 (24.64%) VMware ESX
8 17 (24.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (23.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
10 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
10 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (20.29%) Citrix
12 13 (18.84%) ETL
12 13 (18.84%) SAS
12 13 (18.84%) Base SAS
12 13 (18.84%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (18.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (18.84%) SAS Macro
12 13 (18.84%) Unit Testing
12 13 (18.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (27.54%) IIS
2 13 (18.84%) SAS
3 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.35%) Apache
6 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.90%) JBoss
7 2 (2.90%) Jetty
7 2 (2.90%) nginx
7 2 (2.90%) Confluence
7 2 (2.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Office
2 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 4 (5.80%) DHCP
4 4 (5.80%) DNS
4 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.35%) Firewall
5 3 (4.35%) WAN
6 2 (2.90%) VPN
6 2 (2.90%) DMZ
6 2 (2.90%) OSPF
6 2 (2.90%) SSH
6 2 (2.90%) VLAN
7 1 (1.45%) Network Security
7 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) Base SAS
1 13 (18.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) DTS
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.80%) JIRA
3 3 (4.35%) Ant
3 3 (4.35%) Subversion
3 3 (4.35%) Maven
3 3 (4.35%) MSI
4 2 (2.90%) JMeter
4 2 (2.90%) PVCS
4 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.90%) CruiseControl
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.90%) Hudson
4 2 (2.90%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.90%) FishEye
4 2 (2.90%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.90%) Gradle
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) SAS Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) ETL Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) DBA
7 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) PC Support
7 3 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) SAS ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) X-Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
3 3 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) Java EE
4 2 (2.90%) LAMP
4 2 (2.90%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) J2EE
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) JDBC
5 1 (1.45%) JSP
5 1 (1.45%) Servlets
5 1 (1.45%) Spring
5 1 (1.45%) Ajax
5 1 (1.45%) JCE
5 1 (1.45%) WCF
5 1 (1.45%) JPA
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.90%) AS400
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Tandem
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (28.99%) UNIX
3 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
4 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (17.39%) Linux
7 10 (14.49%) SUSE
7 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.35%) AIX
9 3 (4.35%) Solaris
10 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.90%) CentOS
10 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (23.19%) Root Cause Analysis
3 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.84%) ETL
4 13 (18.84%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (18.84%) Requirements Analysis
4 13 (18.84%) Unit Testing
4 13 (18.84%) ETL Development
5 10 (14.49%) ITIL
5 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.70%) Workflow
6 6 (8.70%) Software Deployment
7 5 (7.25%) Security Hardening
8 4 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.35%) Release Management
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
9 3 (4.35%) Change Management
9 3 (4.35%) TDD
10 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.84%) SAS Macro
3 8 (11.59%) VBScript
3 8 (11.59%) VB
4 5 (7.25%) SQL
5 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.35%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) Perl
7 2 (2.90%) PHP
7 2 (2.90%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) R
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) MCSA
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.70%) MCSE
5 4 (5.80%) MCSM
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.90%) CCNP
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.09%) vSphere
3 17 (24.64%) VMware ESX
4 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (11.59%) XenApp
6 8 (11.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.90%) vCloud
8 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) BladeLogic
2 5 (7.25%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) VMware
2 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) Citrix
4 12 (17.39%) Greenplum
4 12 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 11 (15.94%) Dell
6 8 (11.59%) EMC
7 7 (10.14%) NetApp
8 6 (8.70%) AppSense
9 4 (5.80%) BMC
10 3 (4.35%) HP
10 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.90%) Google
11 2 (2.90%) Sun
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle
12 1 (1.45%) IBM
12 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.45%) Remedy
12 1 (1.45%) Perforce