The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for X-Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited X-Windows 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.

X-Windows
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 621 617
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.022% 0.014% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

X-Windows 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%  

X-Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for X-Windows in England

X-Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X-Windows in England

X-Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for X-Windows in England

X-Windows
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 X-Windows 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
North West +22 3 - -
X-Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) FTP
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) SSL
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) JCL
3 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 4 (44.44%) SSH
3 4 (44.44%) PKI
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) tcpdump
3 4 (44.44%) PuTTY
3 4 (44.44%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development

X-Windows
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) FTP
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
1 4 (44.44%) PuTTY
1 4 (44.44%) SSH
1 4 (44.44%) SSL
1 4 (44.44%) tcpdump
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Test Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Public Sector Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Server Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) CentOS
6 1 (11.11%) HPUX
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (11.11%) SUSE
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Statistics
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JCL
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VirtualBox
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) VMware