The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 554 541 520
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing X++ 34 15 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.031% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.085% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 43
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 17 April 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 29 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -15 33 £425 +6.25% 34
Yorkshire +2 13 £421 - 8
West Yorkshire - 9 £420 - 5
Leeds - 9 £420 - 5
London -31 6 £475 +40.74% 5
West Midlands -18 4 £415 - 9
South East -18 3 £375 -6.25% 3
Surrey - 3 £375 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 3
City of London -9 2 £475 +72.72% 3
East Midlands - 2 £581 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £450 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 2
Sheffield - 1 £550 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £415 - 3
Cambridge - 1 £450 - 2
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
South West - - - - 2

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 52 (94.55%) Dynamics AX
2 30 (54.55%) .NET
3 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.18%) MorphX
5 19 (34.55%) SQL
6 17 (30.91%) C#
7 16 (29.09%) ERP
8 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
9 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
10 9 (16.36%) Logistics
11 8 (14.55%) Finance
12 7 (12.73%) SOA
12 7 (12.73%) WCF
13 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.91%) Retail
13 6 (10.91%) N-Tier
14 5 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (9.09%) Migration
14 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
15 4 (7.27%) QA
15 4 (7.27%) Workflow
15 4 (7.27%) CRM
15 4 (7.27%) Advertising
16 3 (5.45%) UML
16 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
16 3 (5.45%) Legal

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 52 (94.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MorphX
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 4 (7.27%) Advertising
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 31 (56.36%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Report Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (54.55%) .NET
2 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.73%) WCF
4 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ERP
2 9 (16.36%) Logistics
3 7 (12.73%) SOA
4 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.09%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.27%) CRM
6 4 (7.27%) Workflow
7 3 (5.45%) UML
7 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.64%) Change Control
8 2 (3.64%) OOP
8 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.64%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.64%) Scrum
9 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.82%) Requirements Management
9 1 (1.82%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.82%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) JD Edwards
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
West Midlands
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £445 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Aberdeen
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Rate: From £32,640 to £36,006 per annum (Dependent upon experience)
Posted: 22 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Posted: 23 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago