The table below looks at the statistics for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
England / North West
Rank 133 153 141
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing X++ 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.026% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.070% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £453
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1055 1438 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.10% 38.00% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 918 719
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 72 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.19 £15.15 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

X++
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing X++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 2 £450 +38.46%
Cheshire - 1 £600 -
X++
England

X++
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing X++ 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 North West region with a requirement for X++.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Retail
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) DataCash
6 2 (20.00%) WorldPay
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (20.00%) Information Management
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) ERP
7 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) QA
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing

X++
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Information Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) DataCash
2 2 (20.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards