The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 139 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing DirectX 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.090% 0.18% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
DirectX
England

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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 597 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.09% 27.06% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 408 342
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £15.28 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £55.00 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DirectX
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

DirectX Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DirectX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

DirectX Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DirectX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Bristol - - - - 2
DirectX
England

DirectX
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Game Development
1 3 (100.00%) Multicast
1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++