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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DirectX
Rank - 128 114
Contract jobs citing DirectX 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.074% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
DirectX
England

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
697 685 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.34% 25.49% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 450 323
Median daily rate £390 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.20 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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