The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DirectX
England / London
Rank 405 - 417
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DirectX 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% - 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6787 7044 6350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.86% 31.83% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5054 5271 4592
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 26
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

DirectX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DirectX in London

DirectX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DirectX in London

DirectX
Top 20 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 London region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (33.33%) HTC Vive
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Xcode
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) B2B

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (33.33%) HTC Vive
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Python