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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 126
Contract jobs citing DirectX 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 552 691 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.66% 25.15% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 421 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Games

DirectX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Games Developer
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++