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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 534 533 530
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing X++ 73 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.093% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 9
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£435 £423 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 26 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 22 May 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 -10 64 £443 +4.98% 27
West Midlands +1 14 £525 +37.70% 6
South West - 14 £400 - 3
London -1 12 £500 +5.26% 6
Wiltshire - 12 £400 - 1
South East -6 11 £340 -9.33% 8
West Sussex - 9 £340 - 1
Birmingham 0 8 £550 +41.93% 3
City of London +12 6 £500 +5.26% 5
North West -17 5 £538 +13.15% 1
Manchester -8 4 £550 - 1
Aberdeen - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Staffordshire -7 3 £433 +1.76% 1
Yorkshire -35 3 £500 +19.04% 2
South Yorkshire -11 2 £450 -10.00%
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Bath - 2 £425 -
East of England +8 1 £500 +11.11%
Sheffield -8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 £275 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Lichfield - 1 £435 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 93 (83.04%) Dynamics AX
2 70 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 59 (52.68%) .NET
5 57 (50.89%) SQL Server
6 38 (33.93%) C#
7 35 (31.25%) ERP
8 31 (27.68%) SQL
9 30 (26.79%) MorphX
10 28 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (20.54%) Visual Studio
12 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
12 22 (19.64%) Finance
12 22 (19.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
14 16 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (13.39%) T-SQL
15 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
17 10 (8.93%) Windows
17 10 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
17 10 (8.93%) Data Structures
17 10 (8.93%) Logistics
17 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (8.04%) MDX
18 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
18 9 (8.04%) Tableau

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.89%) Lync
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 93 (83.04%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.89%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 57 (50.89%) SQL Server
3 22 (19.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.89%) OLTP
8 1 (0.89%) DTS
8 1 (0.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (26.79%) MorphX
2 23 (20.54%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.89%) NUnit
General
1 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Advertising
3 4 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (73.21%) Developer
2 61 (54.46%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 19 (16.96%) Consultant
5 17 (15.18%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) Functional Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) Report Developer
10 5 (4.46%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Report Specialist
12 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
13 2 (1.79%) Technical Support
13 2 (1.79%) Development Team Leader
13 2 (1.79%) Technical Developer
13 2 (1.79%) Technical Leader
13 2 (1.79%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (52.68%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.04%) MDX
4 7 (6.25%) HTML
5 4 (3.57%) XML
6 3 (2.68%) XSLT
6 3 (2.68%) Web Services
7 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Data Structures
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) ERP
2 28 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
3 10 (8.93%) Logistics
3 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
4 9 (8.04%) ITIL
4 9 (8.04%) Migration
5 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
6 5 (4.46%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.46%) Workflow
6 5 (4.46%) OOP
7 4 (3.57%) CRM
7 4 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (2.68%) Business Analysis
8 3 (2.68%) Resource Management
8 3 (2.68%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.68%) Project Management
9 2 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) C#
2 31 (27.68%) SQL
3 15 (13.39%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.68%) Java
5 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) VB6
6 1 (0.89%) VB
6 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.68%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 68 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) Tableau
3 4 (3.57%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.79%) SAP
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle
4 2 (1.79%) Baan
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