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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X++
Rank 611 641 592
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -49
Contract jobs citing X++ 37 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.033% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.086% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 37
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
21769 22150 21004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.12% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15001 15038 13557
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 532 409
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 September 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 18 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 September 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 +36 34 £475 +5.55% 21
North West - 12 £425 - 3
Manchester - 9 £438 - 3
West Midlands -21 8 £460 -8.00% 1
Birmingham -6 6 £460 -12.38% 1
London -7 6 £475 +11.76% 7
West Yorkshire +17 4 £475 -20.83% 3
Leeds +10 4 £475 -20.83% 3
Yorkshire +9 4 £475 -7.31% 3
Bolton - 4 £300 -
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £475 -
City of London +21 1 £525 +27.27%
Norwich - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 36 (87.80%) Microsoft
1 36 (87.80%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (46.34%) C#
3 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (36.59%) .NET
5 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (26.83%) Finance
7 9 (21.95%) Retail
7 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
7 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
8 8 (19.51%) HTML
8 8 (19.51%) MorphX
8 8 (19.51%) Manufacturing
9 7 (17.07%) Migration
9 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.07%) CSS
9 7 (17.07%) ERP
9 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
10 6 (14.63%) HTML5
10 6 (14.63%) CSS3
10 6 (14.63%) Power BI
10 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
11 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
11 5 (12.20%) SQL
12 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
12 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
12 4 (9.76%) Legal

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 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 36 (87.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (14.63%) Power BI
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (19.51%) MorphX
3 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Retail
3 8 (19.51%) Manufacturing
4 4 (9.76%) General Ledger
4 4 (9.76%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Developer
2 27 (65.85%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Dynamics AX Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Junior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) HTML
3 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
3 7 (17.07%) CSS
4 6 (14.63%) CSS3
4 6 (14.63%) HTML5
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.32%) WCF
5 3 (7.32%) WF
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.88%) Silverlight
6 2 (4.88%) WPF
6 2 (4.88%) XML
7 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.44%) COM
7 1 (2.44%) jQuery
7 1 (2.44%) Web Services
7 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) ERP
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
3 4 (9.76%) SDLC
4 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.88%) Information Management
4 2 (4.88%) Scrum
4 2 (4.88%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) ETL
5 1 (2.44%) Logistics
5 1 (2.44%) MVC
5 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.44%) Web Development
5 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (87.80%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.88%) DataCash
3 2 (4.88%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.44%) Nintex
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle