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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X-Windows
Rank 609 579 593
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 8 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.072% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £345 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £304 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £345 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £8.84 £17.69 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.04% +7.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.84 £17.69 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-50.04% +7.18%

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
15355 15252 15663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.95% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10019 9918 9361
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
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%

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 1 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 20 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 1 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 -23 5 £400 +15.94% 1
South East -15 4 £400 +10.34% 1
London +8 1 £133 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) DHCP
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) DFS Replication
8 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
8 4 (26.67%) WSUS
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (20.00%) Symantec
9 3 (20.00%) CA
9 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
9 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 3 (20.00%) IBM
9 3 (20.00%) Dell
9 3 (20.00%) EMC
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) Intranet
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) FTP
6 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) GCC
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) French Language
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ActiveX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Data Security
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) BCP
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) DFS Replication
3 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (26.67%) WSUS
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Sage
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam