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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X-Windows
UK / England
Rank 569 609 585
Rank change year-on-year +40 -24  
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.029% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £419 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.58% +11.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £300 £213
% change year-on-year +66.66% +41.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
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 13030 13829 13075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.58% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9047 9693 8586
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 213 173
Median hourly rate £41.64 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X-Windows in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for X-Windows in England

X-Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South East +23 1 £338 +92.85%
South West - 1 £500 -
London - 1 £95 -
X-Windows
UK

X-Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the England region with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 10
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Mac OS X
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) DameWare
5 4 (36.36%) LANDesk
6 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (18.18%) Confluence
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Android
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering

X-Windows
Top Related 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 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Public Sector Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Server Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) BeagleBone
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 10
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Mac OS X
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Android
8 1 (9.09%) CentOS
8 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (9.09%) HPUX
8 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (9.09%) Solaris
8 1 (9.09%) SUSE
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) DameWare
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) LANDesk
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat