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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DirectX
UK
Rank 586 624 594
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -30
Contract jobs citing DirectX 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.007% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £219
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £219
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
13729 14466 13888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.68% 29.00% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9931 9409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 258 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%

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
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 7 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +21 6 £388 - 8
London - 2 £413 - 1
Manchester - 2 £375 -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 £375 - 1
South East - 2 - -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (83.33%) Games
3 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (25.00%) C
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 2 (16.67%) Lua
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) Game Development
6 2 (16.67%) Node.js
6 2 (16.67%) WebGL
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) 3D Rendering
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) B2B
7 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language

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 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 10 (83.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Games Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C++ Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C++ Games Developer
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Developer
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (8.33%) Graphics Developer
5 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
2 3 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (16.67%) WebGL
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) HTC Vive
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) 3D Rendering
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Game Development
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) B2B
4 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Post-Production
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Structured Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Lua
4 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree