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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 643 635
Rank change year-on-year +56 -8  
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.039% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £419 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

X-Windows 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 14910 15532 15002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.80% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10375 10829 9725
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 194 199
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

X-Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing X-Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 11 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 3 months to 29 April 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 +42 9 £419 -1.47% 3
North West +39 4 - -
Cheshire +30 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South East +14 1 £338 +12.50% 2
London - 1 £95 - 1
South West - 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 with a requirement for X-Windows.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (36.36%) PuTTY
4 4 (36.36%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (36.36%) tcpdump
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (36.36%) JCL
4 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
4 4 (36.36%) FTP
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) AIX
4 4 (36.36%) SSH
4 4 (36.36%) PKI
4 4 (36.36%) Statistics
5 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Confluence
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL

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 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) PuTTY
1 4 (36.36%) SSH
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
1 4 (36.36%) tcpdump
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Test Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (36.36%) AIX
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (9.09%) CentOS
7 1 (9.09%) HPUX
7 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Solaris
7 1 (9.09%) SUSE
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JCL
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) DameWare
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat