The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Croydon region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 18.60% 20.43% 20.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.26% 90.48% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 11
Average daily rate
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£345 £255 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -42.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £159 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £360 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 31.40% 22.58% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 19
Average daily rate £345 £313 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.18%) SAN
3 21 (38.18%) Windows 7
4 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (32.73%) VMware
6 17 (30.91%) VMware ESX
7 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (29.09%) MS Office
8 15 (27.27%) IIS
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco
10 12 (21.82%) BladeLogic
11 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 11 (20.00%) ITIL
11 11 (20.00%) UNIX
12 10 (18.18%) Linux
12 10 (18.18%) HP
12 10 (18.18%) EMC
12 10 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (16.36%) Clustering
13 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
13 9 (16.36%) SCCM
13 9 (16.36%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (14.55%) vSphere
14 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
14 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
14 8 (14.55%) SUSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) LiveLink
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Lync
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Office
2 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) MS Project
4 2 (3.64%) ProjectWise
4 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.18%) SAN
2 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.73%) VPN
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (9.09%) LAN
6 4 (7.27%) WAN
6 4 (7.27%) DMZ
6 4 (7.27%) OSPF
6 4 (7.27%) VLAN
7 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.82%) DHCP
8 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.82%) DNS
8 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) MSI
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Service Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) IT Support
5 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) WPF
3 1 (1.82%) LINQ
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) WinForms
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
3 6 (10.91%) iPhone
3 6 (10.91%) iPad
4 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.09%) AS400
5 4 (7.27%) Replication
5 4 (7.27%) Firmware
6 3 (5.45%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.64%) GIS
7 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.64%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.82%) CMDB
8 1 (1.82%) Social Network
8 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows 7
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (20.00%) UNIX
4 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (18.18%) Linux
6 8 (14.55%) SUSE
6 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 5 (9.09%) AIX
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (16.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.09%) Release Management
5 4 (7.27%) Data Protection
5 4 (7.27%) Migration
5 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.27%) Data Virtualisation
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.45%) Workflow
6 3 (5.45%) Document Management
7 2 (3.64%) CAD
7 2 (3.64%) Information Management
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL V2
7 2 (3.64%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) VB
4 2 (3.64%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) CCNP
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) MCSE
4 2 (3.64%) MCSA
4 2 (3.64%) HNC
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) MCSM
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) MCP
5 1 (1.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) VMware ESX
3 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.55%) vSphere
5 5 (9.09%) XenApp
6 4 (7.27%) SRDF
6 4 (7.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.82%) XenServer
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) BladeLogic
2 9 (16.36%) SCCM
3 6 (10.91%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.64%) WMI
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.73%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco
4 10 (18.18%) HP
4 10 (18.18%) EMC
5 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
6 7 (12.73%) BMC
6 7 (12.73%) Citrix
7 5 (9.09%) Hitachi
7 5 (9.09%) Dell
7 5 (9.09%) Brocade
8 4 (7.27%) IBM
8 4 (7.27%) Oracle
8 4 (7.27%) NetApp
8 4 (7.27%) Symantec
8 4 (7.27%) Avaya
9 2 (3.64%) SAP
9 2 (3.64%) Compaq
9 2 (3.64%) AppSense
9 2 (3.64%) Open Text