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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 19.28% 20.00% 24.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.57% 95.00% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £293 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -34.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £114 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £349 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.33 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
23 20 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 27.71% 21.05% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 24
Average daily rate £375 £295 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -33.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £140 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.33 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
4 18 (36.73%) SAN
5 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (30.61%) VMware
6 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX
7 14 (28.57%) IIS
8 13 (26.53%) MS Office
8 13 (26.53%) Windows XP
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco
9 12 (24.49%) HP
9 12 (24.49%) UNIX
10 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
10 11 (22.45%) BladeLogic
11 10 (20.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (20.41%) ITIL
12 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
12 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (18.37%) SUSE
12 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (18.37%) vSphere
12 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.33%) SCCM
13 8 (16.33%) Dell
13 8 (16.33%) EMC
14 7 (14.29%) BMC
14 7 (14.29%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (28.57%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) Lync
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS Project
4 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) SAN
2 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.29%) VPN
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (10.20%) LAN
6 4 (8.16%) VLAN
6 4 (8.16%) OSPF
6 4 (8.16%) WAN
7 3 (6.12%) DMZ
8 2 (4.08%) DNS
8 2 (4.08%) DHCP
9 1 (2.04%) FTP
9 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.04%) SSL
9 1 (2.04%) Internet
9 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) MSI
2 2 (4.08%) NUnit
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Hardware Technician
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.08%) WinForms
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.04%) WCF
4 1 (2.04%) WPF
4 1 (2.04%) WF
4 1 (2.04%) LINQ
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Java EE
4 1 (2.04%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.24%) iPhone
2 6 (12.24%) iPad
2 6 (12.24%) AS400
2 6 (12.24%) Clustering
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.16%) Replication
5 3 (6.12%) Firmware
5 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (4.08%) Taxonomies
7 1 (2.04%) PKI
7 1 (2.04%) CMDB
7 1 (2.04%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (26.53%) Windows XP
5 12 (24.49%) UNIX
6 11 (22.45%) Linux
7 9 (18.37%) SUSE
7 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (12.24%) AIX
9 4 (8.16%) Windows 2000
10 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Root Cause Analysis
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
3 4 (8.16%) Release Management
3 4 (8.16%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.08%) Time Management
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL V2
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Workflow
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.04%) OO
6 1 (2.04%) OOD
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.04%) MVC
6 1 (2.04%) Scrum
6 1 (2.04%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C#
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) CCNP
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) MCSE
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) MCSM
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) HNC
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX
3 9 (18.37%) vSphere
3 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) SRDF
4 4 (8.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) BladeLogic
2 8 (16.33%) SCCM
3 6 (12.24%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Cisco
3 12 (24.49%) HP
4 9 (18.37%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.33%) Dell
5 8 (16.33%) EMC
6 7 (14.29%) BMC
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 5 (10.20%) Hitachi
7 5 (10.20%) Brocade
8 4 (8.16%) Symantec
8 4 (8.16%) IBM
8 4 (8.16%) NetApp
8 4 (8.16%) Avaya
9 2 (4.08%) Citrix
9 2 (4.08%) Compaq
10 1 (2.04%) Sybase
10 1 (2.04%) Remedy
10 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow