The first table below looks at the demand for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 123 116 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing X++ 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.45% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 1.38% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
947 870 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.20% 32.58% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 460 677
Average daily rate £338 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 73
Average hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +45.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
X++
England

X++
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

X++ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

X++
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

X++ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

X++
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X++ across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

X++ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

X++
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 5 £475 +11.76% 6
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
X++
England

X++
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Advertising
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) MorphX
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration

X++
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MorphX
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago