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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 572 558 571
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing DirectX 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.014% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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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
14111 14299 14859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.05% 29.32% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9087 9364 9271
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 254 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 27 August 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 - 2 - - 2
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) OpenGL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Delphi
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Games
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Game Development
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) Life Science
6 2 (18.18%) Online Games
6 2 (18.18%) Multicast
6 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Cadence
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 1 (9.09%) Operations Research
7 1 (9.09%) SolidWorks

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (9.09%) AutoCAD
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 5 (45.45%) Games
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Delphi Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Games Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Graphics Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) OpenGL
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (9.09%) STL
3 1 (9.09%) WinForms
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (9.09%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Life Science
3 2 (18.18%) Online Games
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Game Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Research
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Delphi
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (9.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cadence
2 1 (9.09%) Autodesk
2 1 (9.09%) SolidWorks