The table below looks at the statistics for X-Windows 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 X-Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X-Windows
Rank 582 560 519
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -41
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 8 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.060% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £216 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.09% +46.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £163 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £390 £174
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £188 £283
% change year-on-year
+124.00% -33.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
X-Windows
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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
13240 13258 11672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.33% 27.53% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8921 8879 7543
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 171 339
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £53.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

X-Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

X-Windows Jobs Demand Trend in England

X-Windows
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

X-Windows Daily Rate Trend in England

X-Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

X-Windows Hourly Rate Trend in England

X-Windows
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 X-Windows within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
London +3 4 £450 +48.76%
South East -2 4 £445 +46.50%
X-Windows
UK

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing X-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 X-Windows.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) SCCM
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (36.84%) vSphere
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) Clustering
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) SCOM
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (21.05%) UAG
8 4 (21.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) Linux
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) SAN
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (15.79%) XenApp
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) OVSD

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing X-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 X-Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) OLAP
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Server Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ActiveX
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) AIX
7 1 (5.26%) HPUX
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) vSphere
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) UAG
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.26%) vCloud
5 1 (5.26%) SRDF
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) SCOM
3 4 (21.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (10.53%) OVSD
4 2 (10.53%) OpenView
4 2 (10.53%) WSUS
5 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.26%) EdgeSight
5 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) Qualys
6 1 (5.26%) AppSense
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat