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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X-Windows
Rank 592 579 554
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 11 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.013% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.046% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£395 £293 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.04% -32.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £186 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £392 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £288 £450
% change year-on-year
+53.04% -36.11%
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
15071 15076 13797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 28.06% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9798 8676
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 217 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

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 2 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 9 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 2 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 -11 10 £440 +50.42% 3
London +4 5 £325 +11.11% 3
South East -19 5 £445 +12.65%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £445 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £395 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £475 - 1
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
6 7 (33.33%) vSphere
6 7 (33.33%) SCCM
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 5 (23.81%) Migration
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (23.81%) SCOM
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
9 4 (19.05%) XenApp
9 4 (19.05%) UAG
9 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Clustering
9 4 (19.05%) Citrix
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 3 (14.29%) DHCP

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (9.52%) OLAP
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) ERwin
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Web Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ActiveX
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) UAG
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (19.05%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (9.52%) OpenView
4 2 (9.52%) OVSD
5 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.76%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
5 1 (4.76%) Qualys
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Cognos
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
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