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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 649 658 633
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs citing DirectX 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.024% 0.031% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £500 £386 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.44% +23.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £386 £313
% change year-on-year
+29.44% +23.60%
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
16430 16374 15779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 28.23% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11390 11281 10291
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 299 178
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.33 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 5 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 29 September 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 - 4 £500 - 5
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £500 - 2
London - 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 £475 -

DirectX
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) V-Ray
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) GLSL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (20.00%) RenderMan
3 1 (20.00%) HLSL
3 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Animation

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:

General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Animation
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
2 1 (20.00%) RenderMan
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Game Development
1 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (20.00%) OOD
1 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) GLSL
2 1 (20.00%) HLSL
2 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree