The table below looks at the statistics for X-Windows skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X-Windows over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X-Windows
UK
Rank 586 628 609
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -19
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.034% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Median daily rate £419 £170 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.32% -28.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £175 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £170 £300
% change year-on-year
+194.11% -43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.24%

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
13997 14798 14086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.24% 28.45% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9769 10161 9261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 240 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

X-Windows
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing X-Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X-Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 5 £419 +146.32% 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South East +11 1 £338 +92.85%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £338 +104.54%
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
London - 1 £150 -
South West - 1 £500 -

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing X-Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 10
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (42.86%) Linux
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
7 6 (42.86%) Citrix
7 6 (42.86%) Mac OS X
7 6 (42.86%) VMware
8 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) DameWare
9 4 (28.57%) LANDesk
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 4 (28.57%) VPN
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (21.43%) Migration
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (21.43%) vSphere
10 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
10 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 2 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (14.29%) Confluence
11 2 (14.29%) Android

X-Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Qt
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) BeagleBone
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) Mac OS X
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (14.29%) Android
10 1 (7.14%) CentOS
10 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (7.14%) HPUX
10 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (7.14%) Solaris
10 1 (7.14%) SUSE
10 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) DameWare
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow