The first table below looks at the demand for DirectCompute skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectCompute over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectCompute
Rank 582 560 572
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing DirectCompute 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.022% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14593 13925 14583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.67% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9451 8784 8860
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 321 360
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

DirectCompute
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DirectCompute Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DirectCompute
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DirectCompute within the UK.

DirectCompute Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DirectCompute
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DirectCompute within the UK.

DirectCompute Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DirectCompute
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectCompute within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 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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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 +9 2 £400 +33.33%
England -18 2 £400 +33.33%

DirectCompute
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DirectCompute 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 DirectCompute.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Android
1 5 (100.00%) CUDA
1 5 (100.00%) OpenCL
2 4 (80.00%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (40.00%) Renderscript
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (40.00%) GPGPU
5 1 (20.00%) Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics

DirectCompute
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DirectCompute 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 DirectCompute. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) OpenCL
2 2 (40.00%) Renderscript
2 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) CUDA
2 4 (80.00%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (60.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (40.00%) GPGPU
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C++