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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X-Windows
UK
Rank 587 611 577
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 4 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.048% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 12
Median daily rate £150 £158 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -17.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £158 £400
% change year-on-year
- -60.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%

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
13725 14711 13932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 28.92% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9437 10132 9429
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 265 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X-Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

X-Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

X-Windows
Top 6 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +38 4 £150 -4.76% 1
East of England +8 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
London - 1 £150 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) Mac OS X
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) vSphere
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (33.33%) LANDesk
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) VPN
7 4 (33.33%) DameWare
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (25.00%) XenApp
8 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (16.67%) SCCM

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 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Qt
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) BeagleBone
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (8.33%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VCAP
2 1 (8.33%) VCP5
2 1 (8.33%) VCP6
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) DameWare
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) Casper Suite
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) AppSense
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas