The table below looks at the statistics for X-Windows skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X-Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X-Windows
Rank 586 587 542
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -45
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.069% 0.055% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£445 £216 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.78% +20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £163 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £390 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £188 £283
% change year-on-year
+124.00% -33.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
14410 14574 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9549 9635 8141
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

X-Windows
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X-Windows within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

X-Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

X-Windows
Daily Rate Trend

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

X-Windows Daily Rate Trend in the UK

X-Windows
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X-Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

X-Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

X-Windows
Hourly Rate Trend

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

X-Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

X-Windows
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X-Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 8 £450 +108.09% 1
London +3 4 £450 +48.76%
South East -2 4 £445 +46.50%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £445 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £395 -
City of London +14 1 £450 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X-Windows 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 X-Windows.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (42.86%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) SCCM
5 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 8 (38.10%) vSphere
6 7 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (28.57%) DNS
7 6 (28.57%) Clustering
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) SCOM
8 5 (23.81%) Migration
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
9 4 (19.05%) UAG
9 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Change Management
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 3 (14.29%) Linux
10 3 (14.29%) Citrix
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (14.29%) XenApp
10 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X-Windows 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 X-Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Server Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ActiveX
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) UNIX
7 1 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Server Building
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
1 8 (38.10%) vSphere
2 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) UAG
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) vCloud
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (9.52%) OVSD
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 2 (9.52%) OpenView
5 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.76%) EdgeSight
5 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Altiris
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) AppSense
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Qualys