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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 19.23% 21.52% 26.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.92% 85.00% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 18
Average daily rate
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£355 £298 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.32% -35.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £114 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £393 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
26 20 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 25.00% 25.32% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 22
Average daily rate £355 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £196 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (45.24%) Windows 7
4 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (28.57%) ITIL
6 12 (28.57%) MS Office
7 11 (26.19%) IIS
7 11 (26.19%) SAN
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (26.19%) SCCM
8 10 (23.81%) HP
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco
9 8 (19.05%) Dell
9 8 (19.05%) UNIX
9 8 (19.05%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) VMware ESX
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 6 (14.29%) BladeLogic
11 6 (14.29%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (11.90%) vSphere
12 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
12 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (11.90%) SUSE
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
12 5 (11.90%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (26.19%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Project
4 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.90%) VPN
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (7.14%) DNS
5 3 (7.14%) DHCP
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
7 1 (2.38%) WAN
7 1 (2.38%) FTP
7 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.38%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.38%) DMZ
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) OSPF
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) MSI
3 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Service Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support
5 2 (4.76%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
5 2 (4.76%) Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
1 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) WF
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.38%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) XSLT
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
2 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) AS400
2 4 (9.52%) iPhone
2 4 (9.52%) iPad
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Social Network
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows 7
2 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (19.05%) UNIX
6 7 (16.67%) Linux
7 5 (11.90%) SUSE
7 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (9.52%) AIX
8 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V2
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Workflow
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) OOD
7 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Service Management
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) MVC
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) MCSE
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) HNC
3 2 (4.76%) MCSA
3 2 (4.76%) MCSM
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware ESX
3 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) SRDF
7 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) BladeLogic
3 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (7.14%) SCOM
5 2 (4.76%) WSUS
6 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 8 (19.05%) Dell
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.90%) BMC
5 4 (9.52%) EMC
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) Compaq
6 2 (4.76%) Brocade
6 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.38%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Altiris
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
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