The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
London / Croydon
Rank 18 12 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 6.25% 9.89% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.95% 60.00% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 28
Median daily rate £468 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% +23.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £491 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 45 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 21.59% 16.48% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 36
Median daily rate £463 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Croydon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Croydon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Croydon over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Croydon

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Croydon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 20 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) VMware
4 12 (40.00%) Server Building
5 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 9 (30.00%) DNS
7 9 (30.00%) CentOS
7 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (30.00%) KVM
8 8 (26.67%) yum
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (26.67%) Ubuntu
8 8 (26.67%) LDAP
8 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (20.00%) Release Management
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco
10 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.00%) Unix
10 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Confluence
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) DNS
3 8 (26.67%) LDAP
4 5 (16.67%) MPLS
4 5 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (16.67%) SSL
4 5 (16.67%) VLAN
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.33%) DHCP
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 5 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Release Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Senior VMWare Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
1 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) Spread Betting
2 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (30.00%) CentOS
4 8 (26.67%) Ubuntu
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.00%) Unix
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.33%) Android
9 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Server Building
2 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.00%) Release Management
4 5 (16.67%) High Availability
4 5 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Product Management
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (3.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) VB
2 4 (13.33%) VBScript
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CCIE
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) MCP
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
1 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 9 (30.00%) KVM
4 5 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.33%) vSphere
7 1 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) yum
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 4 (13.33%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.33%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) AppSense
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Intel
8 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) Retalix
8 1 (3.33%) Retek
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam