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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X++
Rank 633 565 577
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +12
Contract jobs citing X++ 8 73 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 52 44
Median daily rate £400 £435 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +2.38%
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
20693 20352 19684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 37.55% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14257 13473 13004
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 421 468
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 13 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 25 May 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 -74 5 £400 -9.60% 11
East of England +10 3 £400 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 -
Scotland -15 2 £363 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £363 -
Cambridge - 2 £363 -
London -11 1 - - 4
South West -19 1 £450 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Peterborough - 1 £400 -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 33 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (60.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) ERP
6 9 (27.27%) .NET
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (24.24%) C#
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (18.18%) MorphX
9 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
9 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 5 (15.15%) ETL
10 5 (15.15%) JD Edwards
10 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
10 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
10 5 (15.15%) Workflow
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
11 4 (12.12%) MySQL
11 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
12 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (9.09%) Visualisation

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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.12%) MySQL
5 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
7 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (6.06%) Power BI
7 2 (6.06%) QlikView
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MorphX
2 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Advertising
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Automotive
5 1 (3.03%) French Language
5 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 23 (69.70%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Report Developer
4 4 (12.12%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Portal Developer
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) jQuery
4 2 (6.06%) MDX
4 2 (6.06%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) XSLT
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.03%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) WF
5 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (30.30%) ERP
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) ETL
3 5 (15.15%) Workflow
4 3 (9.09%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.06%) Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Data Validation
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) People Management
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC
6 1 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) C
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) JD Edwards
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Nintex