The table below looks at the statistics for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X++
Rank 619 630 598
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs citing X++ 20 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.046% 0.078%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.094% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 36
Median daily rate £438 £450 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £600 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £451
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +10.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
21319 22225 20943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.12% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14634 14923 13279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 505 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

X++
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing X++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 17 £450 - 10
North West +15 8 £425 -30.61% 4
Manchester +7 8 £425 -32.00% 2
London -4 5 £475 +8.57% 3
Bolton - 4 £300 - 1
East of England +20 3 £475 -9.52%
Norfolk - 3 £475 -
Birmingham -16 1 - -
West Midlands -33 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing X++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for X++.

1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
1 27 (93.10%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (58.62%) .NET
3 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (44.83%) C#
5 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (31.03%) MorphX
7 9 (31.03%) ERP
8 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
9 7 (24.14%) Retail
9 7 (24.14%) SQL
10 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
10 6 (20.69%) Migration
10 6 (20.69%) Data Migration
10 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
11 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
11 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (17.24%) JD Edwards
12 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (13.79%) Finance
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
12 4 (13.79%) General Ledger
12 4 (13.79%) SDLC
13 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (10.34%) WCF

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (93.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) MySQL
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MorphX
2 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Dynamics AX Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) WCF
4 3 (10.34%) WF
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) Silverlight
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) COM
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ERP
2 6 (20.69%) Data Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.90%) Data Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.45%) Logistics
7 1 (3.45%) MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) JD Edwards
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Nintex
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago