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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X++
Rank 593 631 590
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -41
Contract jobs citing X++ 37 13 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.023% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.061% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 32
Median daily rate £485 £516 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £516 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.91% +14.55%
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
20346 21414 21224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.81% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13988 14585 14432
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 552 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
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 7 December 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 15 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 7 December 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 +49 37 £485 -5.91% 18
West Midlands -2 18 £460 -10.76% 2
Birmingham +4 12 £460 -10.76%
London +8 8 £488 -4.87% 6
Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
Leeds - 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
North West +4 2 £600 +9.09% 2
City of London +2 2 £488 -7.14%
Cheshire - 2 £600 -
South East - 2 £550 - 4
Warrington - 2 £600 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 56 (93.33%) Dynamics AX
2 51 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (58.33%) C#
4 25 (41.67%) Finance
5 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (31.67%) Manufacturing
6 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
7 18 (30.00%) HTML
8 17 (28.33%) CSS
8 17 (28.33%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (28.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (28.33%) HTML5
8 17 (28.33%) CSS3
8 17 (28.33%) AngularJS
8 17 (28.33%) Power BI
9 15 (25.00%) .NET
10 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.00%) Retail
12 9 (15.00%) Migration
13 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
14 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
14 7 (11.67%) ERP
15 6 (10.00%) MorphX
16 5 (8.33%) General Ledger
16 5 (8.33%) SQL
16 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 4 (6.67%) SDLC
17 4 (6.67%) Data Modelling

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 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 56 (93.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) Power BI
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.00%) MorphX
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 19 (31.67%) Manufacturing
3 9 (15.00%) Retail
4 5 (8.33%) General Ledger
5 4 (6.67%) Legal
6 2 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (81.67%) Developer
2 47 (78.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 28 (46.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Junior
6 2 (3.33%) Junior Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Junior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Report Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) HTML
2 17 (28.33%) AngularJS
2 17 (28.33%) CSS
2 17 (28.33%) CSS3
2 17 (28.33%) HTML5
3 15 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) WCF
4 3 (5.00%) WF
5 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.33%) WPF
6 1 (1.67%) COM
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (28.33%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 7 (11.67%) ERP
5 4 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.67%) SDLC
6 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.33%) B2C
7 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.33%) Information Management
7 2 (3.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.33%) Time Management
7 2 (3.33%) Web Application Development
8 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.67%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (1.67%) Logistics
8 1 (1.67%) Project Management
8 1 (1.67%) Scrum
8 1 (1.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) C#
2 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 51 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) DataCash
2 2 (3.33%) JD Edwards
2 2 (3.33%) WorldPay
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