The table below looks at the statistics for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 50 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing X++ 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 0.14% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.00% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
233 219 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.32% 30.67% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 113
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £34.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £20.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £89.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

X++
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X++ across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

X++ Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

X++
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X++ across the Birmingham region.

X++ Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

X++
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing X++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited X++.

1 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (35.29%) MorphX
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Logistics
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (5.88%) OOP
9 1 (5.88%) CRM
9 1 (5.88%) ERP
9 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (5.88%) Advertising

X++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing X++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited X++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MorphX
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
1 12 (70.59%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Report Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Report Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Logistics
3 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft