The table below looks at the statistics for X-Windows skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X-Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X-Windows
Rank 635 641 635
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 4 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.027% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.025% 0.098% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 4
Median daily rate £438 £375 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +97.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £259
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.25

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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

X-Windows
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing X-Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X-Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -9 4 £438 +9.37% 1
London -13 2 £438 +2.94%
South East +6 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £450 -
Guildford - 1 £275 -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing X-Windows 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 X-Windows.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

X-Windows
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Life Science
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VCAP
1 1 (11.11%) VCP5
1 1 (11.11%) VCP6
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Casper Suite
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Samsung
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas