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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X-Windows
Rank 567 547 585
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +38
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 5 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.037% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.13% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Average daily rate
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£190 £433 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.09% -5.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £433 -
% change year-on-year
-58.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 - £16.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 22 July 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 -18 4 £190 -54.27% 4
London +17 3 £200 - 1
Manchester - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) EPoS
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) SAN
8 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (12.50%) EFT
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (12.50%) LAN

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) SSH
5 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Administrator
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Server Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
2 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (6.25%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) EPoS
2 2 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (12.50%) EFT
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Kanban
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) C-shell
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
3 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) YUM
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Altiris
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Vignette
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) BEA
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