The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 618 640 634
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing DirectX 10 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.031% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £386 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.97% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £386 -
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15552 16010 15529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 28.82% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10727 11153 10582
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 264 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +7.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DirectX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DirectX
Daily Rate Trend

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

DirectX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DirectX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

DirectX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DirectX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DirectX
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 10 £475 - 9
West Midlands - 4 £500 -
Birmingham - 4 £500 -
London - 2 £400 - 3
North West - 2 £375 - 2
South East - 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £375 - 2
Berkshire - 2 - -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DirectX.

1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (90.91%) Games
3 6 (54.55%) OpenGL
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Lua
5 2 (18.18%) 3D Rendering
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) Game Development
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) WebGL
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (9.09%) CryEngine
6 1 (9.09%) Structured Programming
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (9.09%) HTC Vive
6 1 (9.09%) Visual Effects
6 1 (9.09%) Creative Problem-Solving

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 10 (90.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Games Developer
3 5 (45.45%) C++ Developer
3 5 (45.45%) C++ Games Developer
4 2 (18.18%) 3D Developer
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (9.09%) Graphics Developer
5 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) OpenGL
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (18.18%) WebGL
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) HTC Vive
3 1 (9.09%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) 3D Rendering
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Game Development
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) B2B
3 1 (9.09%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Structured Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) C
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Lua
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree