The first table below looks at the demand for DirectX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 574 536 570
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +34
Contract jobs citing DirectX 13 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate £375 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £268 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £305 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DirectX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -82 13 £375 +30.43% 8
London -14 11 £375 +44.23% 1
City of London - 5 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Steyning - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) C++
3 11 (57.89%) Delphi
4 10 (52.63%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) OpenGL
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Android
6 5 (26.32%) C
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.79%) GPGPU
8 3 (15.79%) OpenCL
8 3 (15.79%) Renderscript
8 3 (15.79%) DirectCompute
8 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.79%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
9 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
9 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (10.53%) MySQL
9 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.53%) CSS

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Delphi Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Games Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8 Developer
4 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.26%) UI Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) OpenGL
2 3 (15.79%) OpenCL
2 3 (15.79%) Renderscript
2 3 (15.79%) DirectCompute
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) WinRT
4 1 (5.26%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) GPGPU
2 3 (15.79%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Life Science
3 2 (10.53%) Online Games
4 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Android
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Game Development
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C++
2 11 (57.89%) Delphi
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
5 2 (10.53%) XAML
5 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cadence
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix