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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X-Windows
Rank 617 576 566
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -10
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 6 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.042% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 6
Average daily rate £158 £200 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £157 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £400 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
-45.68% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +57.14%

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
14367 13635 13340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.35% 26.66% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9935 9078 8335
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 196 272
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £20.37 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 6 £158 -21.25% 2
East of England +1 2 £150 -16.66%
South East - 2 £165 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £165 -
Borehamwood - 2 £150 -
Oxford - 2 £165 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £150 -
Durham - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) vSphere
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Apple
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (28.57%) AppSense
6 4 (28.57%) XenApp
6 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (14.29%) Office 365
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (14.29%) Symantec
8 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 2 (14.29%) Samba
8 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (14.29%) Avaya
8 2 (14.29%) PBX
8 2 (14.29%) VPN

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) PBX
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PVCS
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) iPhone
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) vSphere
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (14.29%) Samba
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 4 (28.57%) AppSense
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Avaya
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle