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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 22.37% 16.28% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.96% 82.35% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
Average daily rate
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£345 £233 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £197 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £341 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
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 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 35.53% 19.77% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 18
Average daily rate £345 £255 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £210 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £348 £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 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 11 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 11 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 11 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 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 22 (37.93%) SAN
3 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (36.21%) Windows 7
5 19 (32.76%) VMware
6 18 (31.03%) VMware ESX
6 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (31.03%) MS Office
7 15 (25.86%) IIS
8 14 (24.14%) Cisco
9 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
9 12 (20.69%) ITIL
9 12 (20.69%) Linux
9 12 (20.69%) BladeLogic
10 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (18.97%) UNIX
10 11 (18.97%) HP
10 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (17.24%) EMC
12 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
12 9 (15.52%) Citrix
12 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
12 9 (15.52%) SUSE
12 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (15.52%) vSphere
12 9 (15.52%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (13.79%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (25.86%) IIS
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) LiveLink
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Lync
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MS Office
2 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) MS Project
4 2 (3.45%) ProjectWise
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) SAN
2 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.07%) VPN
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (8.62%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) WAN
6 4 (6.90%) DMZ
6 4 (6.90%) Internet
6 4 (6.90%) OSPF
6 4 (6.90%) VLAN
7 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.45%) DNS
8 1 (1.72%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.72%) LDAP
8 1 (1.72%) DHCP
8 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (1.72%) NUnit
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Service Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
3 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) IT Support
4 5 (8.62%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Services Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 2 (3.45%) WinForms
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.45%) LINQ
3 1 (1.72%) WCF
3 1 (1.72%) WPF
3 1 (1.72%) WF
3 1 (1.72%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.72%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Blackberry
1 8 (13.79%) Clustering
2 6 (10.34%) iPhone
2 6 (10.34%) iPad
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) AS400
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) Firmware
5 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.45%) Taxonomies
6 2 (3.45%) GIS
6 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.72%) PKI
7 1 (1.72%) CMDB
7 1 (1.72%) Social Network
7 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (36.21%) Windows 7
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
4 12 (20.69%) Linux
5 11 (18.97%) UNIX
6 9 (15.52%) SUSE
6 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.62%) AIX
7 5 (8.62%) Windows 2000
8 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (15.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (8.62%) Release Management
5 4 (6.90%) Data Protection
5 4 (6.90%) Data Virtualisation
5 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Workflow
6 3 (5.17%) Migration
6 3 (5.17%) Document Management
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.17%) Time Management
7 2 (3.45%) ITIL V2
7 2 (3.45%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.45%) CAD
7 2 (3.45%) Information Management
7 2 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (1.72%) Change Management
8 1 (1.72%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) CCNP
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) MCSA
4 2 (3.45%) HNC
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) MCSM
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) MCP
5 1 (1.72%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.03%) VMware ESX
3 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.52%) vSphere
5 7 (12.07%) XenApp
6 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.90%) SRDF
7 4 (6.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.72%) XenServer
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) BladeLogic
2 8 (13.79%) SCCM
3 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.17%) WSUS
5 2 (3.45%) WMI
6 1 (1.72%) SCOM
6 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Cisco
4 11 (18.97%) HP
5 10 (17.24%) EMC
6 9 (15.52%) Citrix
6 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
7 7 (12.07%) BMC
8 5 (8.62%) Hitachi
8 5 (8.62%) Brocade
8 5 (8.62%) Symantec
8 5 (8.62%) Dell
9 4 (6.90%) IBM
9 4 (6.90%) Oracle
9 4 (6.90%) Avaya
9 4 (6.90%) NetApp
10 3 (5.17%) AppSense
11 2 (3.45%) Intel
11 2 (3.45%) Wyse
11 2 (3.45%) Open Text