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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 599 572 550
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -22
Contract jobs citing X++ 26 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.079% 0.072%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 27
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£463 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £457 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 28 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 22 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 28 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 -26 24 £463 +2.72% 23
West Midlands +6 9 £500 +8.10% 6
Birmingham +10 5 £513 +13.76% 5
London +2 5 £425 -10.52% 4
City of London +4 3 £450 -10.00% 2
South East -18 3 £344 - 5
Berkshire -3 2 £250 +17.64%
Reading -7 2 £250 +17.64%
Yorkshire -28 2 £513 +13.88% 4
North West -38 2 £613 +44.11% 1
South West -10 1 £450 - 2
Manchester -26 1 £625 +47.05% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £438 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £525 -
Northampton - 1 £513 -
Leeds - 1 £600 - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 4
Northamptonshire - 1 £513 -
East of England - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 £513 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £525 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 82 (82.00%) Dynamics AX
2 68 (68.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 67 (67.00%) Microsoft
4 50 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 45 (45.00%) .NET
6 34 (34.00%) ERP
7 32 (32.00%) SQL
7 32 (32.00%) C#
8 28 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (23.00%) MorphX
10 21 (21.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (21.00%) Visual Studio
11 20 (20.00%) Finance
12 18 (18.00%) SharePoint
13 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
13 16 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (14.00%) T-SQL
15 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET
17 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (11.00%) Logistics
18 10 (10.00%) Data Structures
19 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (9.00%) ITIL V3
19 9 (9.00%) Tableau
19 9 (9.00%) MDX
19 9 (9.00%) ITIL
19 9 (9.00%) Windows
20 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
20 7 (7.00%) HTML

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.00%) Lync
3 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 82 (82.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.00%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (68.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 50 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (21.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (2.00%) MySQL
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.00%) OLTP
9 1 (1.00%) OLAP
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) MorphX
2 21 (21.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (76.00%) Developer
2 55 (55.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 21 (21.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 15 (15.00%) Consultant
5 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (13.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 9 (9.00%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (8.00%) Report Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (5.00%) SQL Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Architect
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.00%) Report Specialist
12 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
12 3 (3.00%) Functional Consultant
13 2 (2.00%) Development Team Leader
13 2 (2.00%) Technical Support
13 2 (2.00%) Support Engineer
13 2 (2.00%) Technical Developer
13 2 (2.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.00%) .NET
2 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.00%) MDX
4 7 (7.00%) HTML
5 4 (4.00%) XML
6 3 (3.00%) XSLT
7 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.00%) EPoS
3 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.00%) Windows
1 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) ERP
2 28 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.00%) Logistics
4 9 (9.00%) ITIL
4 9 (9.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.00%) Workflow
7 5 (5.00%) Migration
8 4 (4.00%) CRM
8 4 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (4.00%) OOP
8 4 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 4 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.00%) Project Management
10 1 (1.00%) Service Management
10 1 (1.00%) OO
10 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) C#
1 32 (32.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) PMP
3 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (67.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Tableau
3 4 (4.00%) JD Edwards
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