Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 852 842
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 -19
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 23 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.075% 0.047% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 21
England median daily rate £325 £281 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% -33.82% +112.50%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £145
90th Percentile £330 £464 £475
UK median daily rate £325 £281 £375
% change year-on-year +15.56% -25.00% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
England median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.79% +52.63%
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +13.79% +39.76%

X-Windows is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30685 30052 29794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 30.68% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21840 20981 20650
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 344 501
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.73 £14.56 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

X-Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing X-Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +15 9 £325 +18.18%
London -27 8 £330 +20.00%
East Midlands - 5 £288 -
Midlands - 5 £288 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
X-Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (56.52%) SQL
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (52.17%) SAN
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
7 10 (43.48%) Finance
8 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
9 7 (30.43%) Firewall
9 7 (30.43%) vSphere
9 7 (30.43%) F5
10 6 (26.09%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) Unix
11 5 (21.74%) HP
11 5 (21.74%) EMC
11 5 (21.74%) IIS
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (21.74%) AIX
11 5 (21.74%) Solaris
11 5 (21.74%) Linux
11 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000
11 5 (21.74%) ITSM
11 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
11 5 (21.74%) Workflow
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification

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 5 (21.74%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) NAS
4 3 (13.04%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (30.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Project Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Applications Support
2 5 (21.74%) Storage Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Build Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) EMC Centera
1 5 (21.74%) EMC VMAX
1 5 (21.74%) EMC VNX
1 5 (21.74%) EMC VNXe
1 5 (21.74%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
1 5 (21.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) AIX
4 5 (21.74%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
3 5 (21.74%) BCP
3 5 (21.74%) Break/Fix
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Information Security
3 5 (21.74%) Investment Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (21.74%) Release Management
3 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) Server Building
5 1 (4.35%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) vSphere
3 5 (21.74%) Firmware
3 5 (21.74%) SRDF
3 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) EMC TimeFinder
1 5 (21.74%) NetApp OnCommand
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
4 5 (21.74%) Brocade
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) EMC
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 5 (21.74%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix