Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DirectX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DirectX over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Microsoft DirectX
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 199 168
Contract jobs citing DirectX 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.065% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.25% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
West Midlands median daily rate - £500 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.38% -
England median daily rate £375 £475 £333
% change year-on-year -21.05% +42.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -

DirectX 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1189 1592 1138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.43% 25.82% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 976 695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £563 £513 £498
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.91% -21.58% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.74 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DirectX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DirectX in the West Midlands

DirectX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DirectX in the West Midlands