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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X-Windows
Rank 604 564 582
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +18
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.057% 0.086% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £8.84 £34.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.01% +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.84 £34.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-74.01% +100.00%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 22 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 24 October 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 -33 6 £400 - 3
South East -20 5 £400 - 3
Surrey -9 2 £200 -55.55% 3
London -7 1 £133 -
Manchester - - - -
Reigate - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
East of England - - - -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
6 5 (35.71%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) WSUS
8 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) DFS Replication
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) vSphere
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
8 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 7
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (21.43%) Symantec

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Intranet
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) GCC
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) CCTV
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) BCP
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MOS
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) DFS Replication
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
2 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) Dell
3 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
3 3 (21.43%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) HP