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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X-Windows
Rank 580 568 554
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 15 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.097% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.47% +78.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 -
% change year-on-year
-51.47% -

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 18 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 19 December 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
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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 -29 15 £275 -29.03%
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
London +13 3 £200 -38.22%
South East -20 3 £300 -29.41%
Surrey -4 2 £200 -55.55%
East of England - 2 £180 -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) ITIL
6 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
6 9 (34.62%) SAN
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (30.77%) WSUS
8 7 (26.92%) vSphere
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) Change Management
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Mac OS X
9 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (19.23%) SCCM
10 5 (19.23%) DHCP
11 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
11 4 (15.38%) Lotus
11 4 (15.38%) EMC
11 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
11 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
11 4 (15.38%) Project Management
11 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (15.38%) Service Management

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) Quicktime
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (7.69%) Maya
2 2 (7.69%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) FTP
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GCC
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) French Language
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Build Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server Specialist
1 4 (15.38%) Server Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.69%) Video Editing
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) CCTV
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (23.08%) Mac OS X
6 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.85%) AIX
9 1 (3.85%) HPUX
9 1 (3.85%) Solaris
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) 3D Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) Web Design
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Security
6 1 (3.85%) BCP
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.85%) MOS
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) vSphere
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (11.54%) DFS Replication
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) SRDF
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) WSUS
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) Casper Suite
4 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Lotus
4 4 (15.38%) EMC
4 4 (15.38%) Altiris
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) CA
5 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Adobe
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
7 1 (3.85%) Sage
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco