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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 554 538 548
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing X++ 47 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.070% 0.093%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 32
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£438 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 27 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 20 August 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 -22 40 £425 - 30
London +23 23 £456 +46.00% 8
North West -11 8 £425 - 7
Manchester -13 7 £425 - 6
City of London +33 4 £463 +54.16% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £420 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £420 -
South East -5 2 £344 -21.42% 5
West Midlands -11 2 £475 - 5
Scotland -15 2 £450 +38.46% 1
Surrey -3 1 £475 +8.57% 1
Birmingham - 1 £451 - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £213 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £213 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 88 (92.63%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (48.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (35.79%) SQL
4 33 (34.74%) .NET
5 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
6 30 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (29.47%) MorphX
8 25 (26.32%) Finance
9 21 (22.11%) ERP
10 16 (16.84%) Advertising
10 16 (16.84%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
12 10 (10.53%) C#
13 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
13 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (9.47%) Logistics
13 9 (9.47%) Retail
14 7 (7.37%) Scrum
14 7 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (7.37%) CRM
14 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
15 6 (6.32%) XML
15 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
15 6 (6.32%) Workflow
16 5 (5.26%) Legal
16 5 (5.26%) Migration
16 5 (5.26%) QA
16 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (4.21%) OOP

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 88 (92.63%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (48.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MorphX
2 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (26.32%) Finance
2 16 (16.84%) Advertising
3 9 (9.47%) Retail
4 5 (5.26%) Legal
5 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (73.68%) Developer
2 64 (67.37%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Consultant
4 12 (12.63%) Software Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Report Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Administrator
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (2.11%) Support Consultant
9 2 (2.11%) Programmer
10 1 (1.05%) Support Analyst
10 1 (1.05%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.05%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.05%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.74%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.32%) XML
4 4 (4.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) ERP
2 16 (16.84%) Software Engineering
3 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (9.47%) Logistics
4 7 (7.37%) CRM
4 7 (7.37%) Scrum
5 6 (6.32%) Workflow
6 5 (5.26%) Migration
7 4 (4.21%) OOP
7 4 (4.21%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.16%) Resource Management
9 2 (2.11%) OO
9 2 (2.11%) OOD
10 1 (1.05%) ETL
10 1 (1.05%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.05%) Release Management
10 1 (1.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.05%) Integration Testing
10 1 (1.05%) Software Architecture
10 1 (1.05%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) C#
3 3 (3.16%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.11%) VB
4 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) JD Edwards
2 3 (3.16%) SAP
3 2 (2.11%) LexisNexis
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