The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X-Windows
Rank 576 535 584
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +49
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.071% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £220 £180 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £180 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -85 11 £220 +22.22% 2
South East -10 4 £304 -
London -23 4 £385 +113.88% 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Surrey -9 1 £395 -
City of London -13 1 £438 +143.05% 1
East Midlands - 1 £163 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £163 -
Nottingham - 1 £163 -
Slough - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
South West - - - -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) Mac OS X
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) Apache
5 5 (22.73%) DNS
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) SCCM
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) C
7 3 (13.64%) MS Office
7 3 (13.64%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) EPoS
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) Gentoo
7 3 (13.64%) Subversion
7 3 (13.64%) SSH

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 5 (22.73%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Commerce Server
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.55%) CloudStack
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) nginx
4 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) SSH
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) DataStage
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) Hazelcast
2 1 (4.55%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
1 3 (13.64%) Maven
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) IntelliJ
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Hudson
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.55%) Grunt
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
3 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) GTK+
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 2 (9.09%) CPAN
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) JDBC
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) RSS
3 1 (4.55%) JMS
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) EPoS
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (9.09%) EFT
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) DTV
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Mac OS X
4 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.64%) Gentoo
8 2 (9.09%) Android
8 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (9.09%) AIX
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.55%) Solaris
9 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.55%) CentOS
9 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.64%) Kanban
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) RAD
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) SEO
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) C
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) Korn
4 2 (9.09%) C-shell
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) Jython
5 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.55%) MCTS
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.55%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Xen
3 1 (4.55%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) YUM
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.55%) nmon
3 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
1 4 (18.18%) HP
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) BEA
4 1 (4.55%) Vignette
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Altiris
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.55%) Zend
4 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) SendGrid
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
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