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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X-Windows
Rank 595 588 566
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 16 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.009% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.033% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £190 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.78% -57.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £182 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £198 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £180 £450
% change year-on-year
+119.44% -60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
UK excluding London average 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
15643 15240 14432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.85% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10522 9833 9161
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 220 296
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 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 14 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 28 July 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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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 -15 15 £375 +97.36% 2
London +7 9 £350 +75.00% 1
South East - 5 £445 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £445 -
Croydon - 3 £463 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £395 -
City of London -10 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Greenwich - 1 £130 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (47.83%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) vSphere
6 9 (39.13%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
7 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (30.43%) XenApp
8 7 (30.43%) Citrix
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (26.09%) XenDesktop
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) SCCM
10 5 (21.74%) SCOM
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Migration
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (21.74%) DHCP
11 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
11 4 (17.39%) IIS
11 4 (17.39%) AppSense

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) SPSS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) OLAP
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ERwin
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ActiveX
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Server Building
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
1 10 (43.48%) vSphere
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) XenDesktop
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (17.39%) UAG
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) SCOM
3 4 (17.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (8.70%) OpenView
4 2 (8.70%) OVSD
5 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) AppSense
5 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Cognos
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Qualys
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Burns Sheehan
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