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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 536 532 524
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing X++ 54 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.080% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £303 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £518
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 - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £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 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 1 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 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 1 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 +3 46 £425 - 38
London +8 20 £438 -2.77% 10
West Yorkshire - 9 £410 -
Yorkshire - 9 £410 -
North West -11 8 £450 +5.88% 10
Manchester -5 7 £425 - 10
City of London +28 4 £463 +42.30% 4
South East -11 2 £344 -21.42% 6
Scotland -20 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Surrey -10 1 £475 +8.57% 1
West Midlands -13 1 £500 - 8
South West -31 1 - -
Reading - 1 £213 - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £213 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 4
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 83 (91.21%) Dynamics AX
2 42 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (35.16%) SQL
4 31 (34.07%) .NET
4 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
5 27 (29.67%) MorphX
5 27 (29.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (24.18%) Finance
7 17 (18.68%) ERP
8 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
9 14 (15.38%) Advertising
10 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (12.09%) C#
11 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.79%) Logistics
12 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
13 7 (7.69%) Scrum
13 7 (7.69%) Retail
14 6 (6.59%) Workflow
14 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (6.59%) CRM
14 6 (6.59%) XML
15 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
15 5 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (5.49%) QA
15 5 (5.49%) Migration
15 5 (5.49%) Legal
15 5 (5.49%) Data Migration
16 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 83 (91.21%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (29.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MorphX
2 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Advertising
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Legal
5 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (74.73%) Developer
2 61 (67.03%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Consultant
4 12 (13.19%) Software Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Report Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 2 (2.20%) Support Consultant
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (2.20%) Programmer
10 1 (1.10%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.10%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) .NET
2 6 (6.59%) XML
3 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.10%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ERP
2 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
3 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (8.79%) Logistics
5 7 (7.69%) Scrum
6 6 (6.59%) Workflow
6 6 (6.59%) CRM
7 5 (5.49%) Migration
7 5 (5.49%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.40%) OOP
9 3 (3.30%) Resource Management
10 2 (2.20%) OOD
10 2 (2.20%) OO
11 1 (1.10%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.10%) Database Security
11 1 (1.10%) Data Modelling
11 1 (1.10%) Release Management
11 1 (1.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.10%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 11 (12.09%) C#
3 3 (3.30%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.20%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) SAP
2 3 (3.30%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.20%) LexisNexis
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Modis International - London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 24 days ago