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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X-Windows
Rank 609 610 572
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 16 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.098% 0.038% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% -54.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £147 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £296 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £259 £416
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -37.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.67%

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 August 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 August 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 -1 15 £400 +122.22% 3
London +27 12 £425 +155.63% 2
Croydon - 5 £463 -
South East - 2 - -
City of London +3 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £130 -
Dundee - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) VMware
4 14 (53.85%) vSphere
5 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
5 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (34.62%) DNS
6 9 (34.62%) XenApp
6 9 (34.62%) XenDesktop
7 8 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (23.08%) AppSense
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (19.23%) DHCP
10 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
11 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 4 (15.38%) IIS
11 4 (15.38%) Migration
11 4 (15.38%) Clustering
11 4 (15.38%) Firewall

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) SPSS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) OLAP
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) PVCS
1 1 (3.85%) ERwin
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (3.85%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) vSphere
2 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 9 (34.62%) XenApp
3 9 (34.62%) XenDesktop
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (15.38%) UAG
5 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
1 4 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView
2 2 (7.69%) OVSD
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) AppSense
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Cognos
6 1 (3.85%) Dell