The table below looks at the statistics for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 593 546 535
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -11
Contract jobs citing X++ 29 54 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.099% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 33
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£463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £495
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 - - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21474 20136 19483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 36.85% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 12865 12058
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 411 554
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.01 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

X++
Jobs Demand Trend

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

X++ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

X++
Daily Rate Trend

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

X++ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

X++
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X++ within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

X++ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

X++
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X++ within the UK.

X++ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

X++
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
England -39 26 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands +13 7 £500 - 2
London -11 7 £450 +2.85% 2
City of London -12 4 £463 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £513 - 1
South West -1 3 £413 -
South East -26 3 £344 - 2
North West -31 3 £600 +33.33%
Berkshire 0 2 £250 +17.64% 1
Reading -6 2 £250 +17.64%
Manchester -17 2 £588 +38.23%
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
Scotland -2 1 £500 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £438 -
Cambridge - 1 £525 -
Northampton - 1 £513 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £513 -
East Midlands - 1 £513 - 1
East of England - 1 £525 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 90 (82.57%) Dynamics AX
2 70 (64.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
3 56 (51.38%) SQL Server
4 54 (49.54%) .NET
5 38 (34.86%) ERP
6 37 (33.94%) C#
7 32 (29.36%) SQL
8 28 (25.69%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (22.02%) MorphX
10 22 (20.18%) Finance
10 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
10 22 (20.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (16.51%) SharePoint
11 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
12 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (12.84%) T-SQL
13 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (11.93%) Logistics
15 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET
15 12 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (9.17%) Data Structures
16 10 (9.17%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (8.26%) ITIL
17 9 (8.26%) Windows
17 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (8.26%) ITIL V3
17 9 (8.26%) Tableau
17 9 (8.26%) MDX
18 8 (7.34%) Mentoring

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (16.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.92%) Lync
3 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 90 (82.57%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.92%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (64.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 56 (51.38%) SQL Server
3 22 (20.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (1.83%) MySQL
9 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.92%) OLTP
9 1 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (22.02%) MorphX
2 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
3 12 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.92%) NUnit
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.59%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Marketing
4 1 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 82 (75.23%) Developer
2 61 (55.96%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 21 (19.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 16 (14.68%) Consultant
5 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Developer
5 14 (12.84%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 10 (9.17%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Consultant
8 8 (7.34%) Report Developer
9 5 (4.59%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Report Specialist
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Leader
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Functional Consultant
12 2 (1.83%) Development Team Leader
12 2 (1.83%) Senior Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Technical Support
12 2 (1.83%) Support Engineer
12 2 (1.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.54%) .NET
2 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.26%) MDX
4 7 (6.42%) HTML
5 3 (2.75%) XML
5 3 (2.75%) XSLT
6 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Data Structures
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Windows
1 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) ERP
2 28 (25.69%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (11.93%) Logistics
4 9 (8.26%) ITIL V3
4 9 (8.26%) ITIL
5 8 (7.34%) Migration
5 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.50%) OOP
7 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.59%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.59%) Workflow
9 4 (3.67%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.67%) CRM
9 4 (3.67%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (3.67%) Resource Management
10 3 (2.75%) Project Management
11 2 (1.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (0.92%) Business Analysis
12 1 (0.92%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.94%) C#
2 32 (29.36%) SQL
3 14 (12.84%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.67%) Java
5 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) PMP
3 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Tableau
3 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
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