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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 560 568 523
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Contract jobs citing X++ 35 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.027% 0.069%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.072% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £360 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £430
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -6.97%
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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 30 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 19 December 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
England -10 32 £450 +3.74% 37
London +25 13 £450 - 8
West Midlands -15 7 £476 +8.85% 7
South East - 4 £500 - 4
South West - 2 - - 6
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 3
Birmingham -4 1 £478 -26.53% 5
Manchester - 1 £425 - 2
Reading - 1 £450 - 2
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £438 - 5
North West - 1 £425 - 3
Aberdeen - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
North East - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 1
Durham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 76 (93.83%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (53.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (50.62%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.21%) .NET
5 28 (34.57%) SQL
6 27 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (32.10%) Advertising
8 19 (23.46%) ERP
9 17 (20.99%) Finance
9 17 (20.99%) MorphX
10 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
11 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
12 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
12 8 (9.88%) Retail
12 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
13 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
13 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
14 6 (7.41%) C#
15 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (6.17%) Logistics
16 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
16 4 (4.94%) CRM
16 4 (4.94%) OOP
16 4 (4.94%) EPoS
16 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
18 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
18 2 (2.47%) Information Architecture
18 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architecture

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 76 (93.83%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (53.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MorphX
2 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (32.10%) Advertising
2 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (66.67%) Developer
2 52 (64.20%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Programmer
4 6 (7.41%) Consultant
4 6 (7.41%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (4.94%) Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (2.47%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.23%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (1.23%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.23%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (1.23%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) EPoS
3 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ERP
2 5 (6.17%) Logistics
3 4 (4.94%) CRM
3 4 (4.94%) OOP
4 2 (2.47%) Information Architecture
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (2.47%) TOGAF
4 2 (2.47%) Risk Management
4 2 (2.47%) Migration
4 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.47%) OOD
4 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.23%) OO
5 1 (1.23%) ETL
5 1 (1.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.23%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.23%) Business Transformation
5 1 (1.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (2.47%) C++
5 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Certification
1 1 (1.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 41 (50.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.47%) SAP
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