The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DirectX
UK
Rank 585 619 605
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14  
Contract jobs citing DirectX 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.074% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

DirectX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +45 1 £375 +25.00% 5
London - 1 £375 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for DirectX.

1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Games
3 6 (66.67%) OpenGL
4 4 (44.44%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Lua
6 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 2 (22.22%) 3D Rendering
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) Game Development
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) WebGL
7 1 (11.11%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 1 (11.11%) iPhone
7 1 (11.11%) Xcode
7 1 (11.11%) .NET

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 7 (77.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Games Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
4 2 (22.22%) 3D Developer
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (11.11%) Graphics Developer
5 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 3 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (22.22%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (22.22%) WebGL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (11.11%) HTC Vive
3 1 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (11.11%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) 3D Rendering
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Game Development
2 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
3 1 (11.11%) Post-Production
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Lua
4 1 (11.11%) C#