Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 879 860
Rank change year-on-year +37 -19 -8
Contract jobs citing X-Windows 11 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.029% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 19
UK median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% +88.24%
10th Percentile £187 £163 £298
90th Percentile £513 £449 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -1.47% +7.59% +97.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 30393 31285 30692
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 28.43% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21008 21843 20259
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 400 419
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.68% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £16.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +8.03%

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 23 July 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 10 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 23 July 2017. 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 +63 11 £406 -4.41% 1
UK excluding London +68 9 £419 -1.47%
North of England +59 4 - -
North West +39 4 - -
Midlands - 3 £394 -
London +16 2 £285 -32.94% 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South East +31 1 £338 -20.59%
South West +5 1 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands - 1 £288 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) FTP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) SSH
3 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 4 (36.36%) Statistics
3 4 (36.36%) tcpdump
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) PuTTY
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 4 (36.36%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (18.18%) Android

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 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
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%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
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%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) CentOS
6 1 (9.09%) HPUX
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (9.09%) SUSE
6 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%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
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
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
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%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCDPM
1 1 (9.09%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware