The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 584 550 538
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs citing DirectX 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.037% 0.075% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £375 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +39.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £375 £225
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13648 13265 12974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 28.04% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9481 8696 8251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 271 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £15.75 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DirectX across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in England

DirectX
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DirectX across the England region.

DirectX Daily Rate Trend in England

DirectX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DirectX across the England region.

DirectX Hourly Rate Trend in England

DirectX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -37 2 £225 -40.00%
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 1
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
London - - - -
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DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DirectX 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 DirectX.

1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) OpenGL
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (50.00%) Game Development
4 5 (50.00%) Multicast
4 5 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 5 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (50.00%) Games
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) XAML
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) WebGL
6 2 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) Operations Research
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) JSON
7 1 (10.00%) SolidWorks
7 1 (10.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) MFC
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) STL

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DirectX 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 DirectX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Graphics Programmer
1 5 (50.00%) Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) OpenGL
2 5 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) WebGL
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) Ajax
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) WinForms
5 1 (10.00%) MFC
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) STL
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Qt
5 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Game Development
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Research
3 1 (10.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) XAML
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VC++
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SolidWorks
1 1 (10.00%) Autodesk