The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DirectX
England / West Midlands
Rank - - 112
Contract jobs citing DirectX 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £219
% change year-on-year
- +37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
630 661 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.49% 25.07% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 316
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing DirectX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DirectX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DirectX across the West Midlands region.

DirectX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DirectX
Top 2 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Games

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (100.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Games Developer
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++