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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 569 561 522
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -39
Contract jobs citing X++ 38 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.033% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.085% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 35
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
21336 19896 19125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.39% 38.28% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14372 12762 11543
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 571 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +2 35 £450 -12.19% 23
London +12 15 £450 - 2
North West - 5 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £444 - 2
South East -14 3 £500 - 4
Scotland -10 2 £450 +2.85% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £486 -11.59% 5
South West - 2 - - 3
Somerset - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £425 - 1
Reading +19 1 £450 - 1
Berkshire +5 1 £450 - 1
Cardiff -19 1 £500 +31.57% 1
South Wales -23 1 £500 +31.57% 1
Wales -30 1 £500 +31.57% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Surrey - 1 £500 - 2
Leeds - 1 £400 - 2
Littlehampton - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Durham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 78 (92.86%) Dynamics AX
2 47 (55.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 34 (40.48%) .NET
5 30 (35.71%) SQL
6 28 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (29.76%) Advertising
8 20 (23.81%) ERP
9 17 (20.24%) MorphX
10 16 (19.05%) Finance
11 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.71%) Manufacturing
13 9 (10.71%) Retail
14 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
15 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
15 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (7.14%) C#
17 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
17 5 (5.95%) Logistics
17 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
18 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
18 4 (4.76%) EPoS
18 4 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (4.76%) CRM
19 3 (3.57%) OOP
19 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
20 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
20 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 78 (92.86%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (55.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MorphX
2 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (29.76%) Advertising
2 16 (19.05%) Finance
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
3 9 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (71.43%) Developer
2 58 (69.05%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Programmer
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.19%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.19%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.19%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (1.19%) Support Consultant
9 1 (1.19%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.48%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.19%) XML
3 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) EPoS
3 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) ERP
2 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (5.95%) Logistics
3 4 (4.76%) CRM
4 3 (3.57%) OOP
5 2 (2.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.38%) OOD
5 2 (2.38%) Migration
5 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.38%) Information Architecture
5 2 (2.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.19%) Business Transformation
6 1 (1.19%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.19%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.19%) Release Management
6 1 (1.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.19%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.19%) Scrum
6 1 (1.19%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) LexisNexis
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Scotland
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