The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DirectX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft DirectX
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 - 612
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DirectX 6 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% - 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.043% - 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £385 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DirectX is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DirectX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for DirectX in England

DirectX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DirectX in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DirectX in England

DirectX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DirectX in England

DirectX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South East - 3 £385 - 2
London - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
DirectX
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
2 3 (42.86%) ILOG
2 3 (42.86%) MFC
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) STL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) GIS
4 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5

DirectX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (28.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C++ Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior C++ Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) MFC
1 3 (42.86%) STL
2 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Pixi.js
3 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (14.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 3 (42.86%) UML
1 3 (42.86%) Use Case
1 3 (42.86%) User Stories
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Python
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) ILOG