The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.67% 21.99% 33.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.76% 64.58% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 18
Median daily rate £370 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £169 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £435 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
59 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.32% 34.04% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 25
Median daily rate £400 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (32.61%) ITIL
3 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
6 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 8 (17.39%) Oracle
8 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (15.22%) VMware
8 7 (15.22%) CentOS
8 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
8 7 (15.22%) Puppet
9 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
9 6 (13.04%) ServiceNow
9 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Service Management
9 6 (13.04%) VBScript
9 6 (13.04%) VB
9 6 (13.04%) Unix
9 6 (13.04%) Apache
10 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.87%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.04%) Apache
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 2 (4.35%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) OSPF
4 1 (2.17%) PABX
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) MSI
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.17%) PVCS
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) Administrator
2 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) DBA
3 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
3 4 (8.70%) SQL DBA
3 4 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) Apache CXF
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) LAMP
1 1 (2.17%) REST
1 1 (2.17%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
1 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.22%) CentOS
4 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.04%) Unix
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.17%) AIX
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Solaris
9 1 (2.17%) SUSE
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Service Management
5 5 (10.87%) Scrum
5 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Release Management
6 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.70%) Test Management
7 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
7 3 (6.52%) Business Development
7 3 (6.52%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) VB
1 6 (13.04%) VBScript
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) C
4 3 (6.52%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.35%) Java
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) R
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) ISEB
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) BICSI Certification
5 2 (4.35%) BICSI RCDD
5 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) ZABBIX
3 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (6.52%) SCCM
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) ServiceNow
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) Dell
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Sybase
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Capita
7 1 (2.17%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) ForgeRock
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Lumension
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Sophos
7 1 (2.17%) Veeam