The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 601 576 585
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing DirectX 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.032% 0.020% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 26 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 29 August 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
England -17 3 - - 1
South West - 2 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Delphi
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Games
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) C
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (25.00%) Game Development
5 3 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (16.67%) Multicast
6 2 (16.67%) Life Science
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Subversion
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Cadence
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) MFC
7 1 (8.33%) STL
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) PHP

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
1 1 (8.33%) Maya
1 1 (8.33%) Houdini
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Games
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Delphi Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Graphics Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Games Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate
5 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
2 3 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) MFC
4 1 (8.33%) STL
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (8.33%) WebGL
4 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Life Science
4 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (8.33%) Online Games
4 1 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) iPhone
4 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Game Development
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Research
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Delphi
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) XAML
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cadence
2 1 (8.33%) Symbian
2 1 (8.33%) Autodesk
2 1 (8.33%) SolidWorks