Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 853 854
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 27 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.084% 0.040% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
UK median daily rate £323 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.27% -8.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £148 £240 £131
90th Percentile £330 £363 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £281 £165
% change year-on-year +14.67% +70.45% -58.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% +3.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +22.22% +42.11%

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 31,976 30,160 30,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 30.98% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,812 20,815 21,041
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 339 559
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.70 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

X-Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X-Windows over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for X-Windows in the UK

X-Windows
Top 9 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 17 January 2018. 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 +13 27 £323 +17.27% 9
UK excluding London +33 16 £323 +14.67% 3
London -12 11 £115 -58.18% 6
South East -12 9 £325 +18.18% 1
Midlands - 6 £288 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £288 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £173 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 20 (74.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
4 14 (51.85%) SAN
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) Finance
8 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (33.33%) 3PAR
9 9 (33.33%) NetApp
9 9 (33.33%) HP
9 9 (33.33%) EMC
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco
10 7 (25.93%) NetApp OnCommand
10 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (25.93%) PMO
10 7 (25.93%) Break/Fix
10 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (25.93%) Investment Management
10 7 (25.93%) NAS
10 7 (25.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (25.93%) SRDF
10 7 (25.93%) vSphere
10 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (25.93%) F5
10 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (25.93%) Performance Monitoring

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 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) SAN
2 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) NAS
3 5 (18.52%) DNS
4 4 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) Telnet
7 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Project Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Build Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) EMC Centera
1 7 (25.93%) EMC VMAX
1 7 (25.93%) EMC VNX
1 7 (25.93%) EMC VNXe
1 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
1 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
1 7 (25.93%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) AIX
5 7 (25.93%) Data ONTAP
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Solaris
5 7 (25.93%) Unix
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 2000
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Asset Management
1 7 (25.93%) BCP
1 7 (25.93%) Break/Fix
1 7 (25.93%) Change Management
1 7 (25.93%) Information Security
1 7 (25.93%) Investment Management
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
1 7 (25.93%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (25.93%) Workflow
2 5 (18.52%) ITSM
2 5 (18.52%) Service Management
3 4 (14.81%) Release Management
4 3 (11.11%) Server Building
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) PMO
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Firmware
2 7 (25.93%) SRDF
2 7 (25.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (25.93%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) EMC TimeFinder
1 7 (25.93%) NetApp OnCommand
1 7 (25.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) EMC
3 9 (33.33%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) NetApp
4 7 (25.93%) Brocade
4 7 (25.93%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) Veritas
5 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Ivanti