Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 March 2020 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
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 685 828 882
Rank change year-on-year +143 +54 -31
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 13 49 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.069% 0.15% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 44 10
Median daily rate £375 £575 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.78% +63.12% +4.44%
10th Percentile £150 £427 £158
90th Percentile £713 £588 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £325 £255
% change year-on-year -19.23% +27.45% -49.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,829 32,050 32,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.00% 32.93% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,780 22,615 23,285
Median daily rate £500 £485 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.65% +9.25%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £410
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 301 333
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +0.21% +3.20%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.60
90th Percentile £68.98 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +5.00%

X-Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing X-Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing X-Windows.

Daily rate trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing X-Windows over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing X-Windows.

Hourly rate trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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
England +128 13 £375 -34.78% 5
London +117 9 £575 -
UK excluding London +130 4 £263 -19.23% 5
North of England +63 2 £170 -58.79%
South East - 2 £355 - 2
Work from Home - 1 - -
North West - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing X-Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) IT Governance
5 3 (23.08%) International Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) VB
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) DHCP
6 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Azure
6 2 (15.38%) AWS
7 1 (7.69%) iPad
7 1 (7.69%) 3PAR

X-Windows
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) VPLS
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) International Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Director
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Director
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Motif
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) IT Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCA
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Meraki
3 1 (7.69%) NVIDIA
3 1 (7.69%) Okta
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Solace
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Ubiquiti
3 1 (7.69%) VMware