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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 538 548 529
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing X++ 38 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.036% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.097% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 7
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£455 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £360 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +1.87%
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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 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 27 February 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 +2 37 £455 -4.21% 24
West Midlands +5 16 £415 +10.66% 5
Birmingham +6 9 £413 -0.60% 3
London -16 8 £500 +5.26% 4
South East - 5 £488 - 2
South West - 2 £460 - 2
North West - 2 £463 -
West Sussex - 2 £506 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 6
Manchester - 2 £463 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 2
Leeds - 1 £450 - 2
Somerset - 1 £455 - 1
Surrey - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
East of England - 1 £450 - 3
City of London - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Littlehampton - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Redhill - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 72 (96.00%) Dynamics AX
2 39 (52.00%) .NET
3 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
4 30 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (25.33%) Advertising
5 19 (25.33%) SQL
6 17 (22.67%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (21.33%) ERP
7 16 (21.33%) MorphX
7 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 14 (18.67%) Finance
10 11 (14.67%) C#
11 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
12 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
13 7 (9.33%) Logistics
14 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
15 5 (6.67%) OOP
15 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
16 4 (5.33%) Migration
16 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
16 4 (5.33%) SAP
16 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
17 3 (4.00%) Web Services
17 3 (4.00%) XML
17 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
17 3 (4.00%) Retail

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (22.67%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 72 (96.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) DTS
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MorphX
2 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (25.33%) Advertising
2 14 (18.67%) Finance
3 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (61.33%) Developer
2 44 (58.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 14 (18.67%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Programmer
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.33%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.33%) Senior Functional Consultant
9 1 (1.33%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.00%) .NET
2 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) ERP
2 7 (9.33%) Logistics
3 5 (6.67%) OOP
4 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.33%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.67%) Workflow
6 2 (2.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.67%) Information Architecture
7 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.33%) Business Transformation
7 1 (1.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.33%) CRM
7 1 (1.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) C#
3 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VB6
5 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 2 (2.67%) Baan
3 2 (2.67%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) PeopleSoft
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £480 - £551 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 17 days ago