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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X++
Rank 561 538 537
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing X++ 45 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.068% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 37
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
21248 20521 21617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.87% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13631 13015 12801
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 557 763
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 2014.

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 28 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 September 2014. 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 -26 42 £438 +2.94% 31
London +12 21 £488 +56.00% 2
North West +2 13 £425 - 13
Manchester -8 9 £425 -1.44% 3
City of London +25 3 £500 +66.66% 1
West Midlands -9 3 £463 -15.90% 6
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Scotland -9 1 £500 +14.28%
South West - 1 - - 5
Lancashire - 1 £400 - 8
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 £451 - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
South East - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 95 (93.14%) Dynamics AX
2 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (36.27%) .NET
4 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
5 34 (33.33%) SQL
5 34 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (27.45%) Finance
7 25 (24.51%) MorphX
7 25 (24.51%) ERP
8 18 (17.65%) Advertising
9 16 (15.69%) Software Engineering
10 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (10.78%) Logistics
11 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
11 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET
11 11 (10.78%) C#
12 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
12 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (8.82%) Retail
14 8 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (7.84%) CRM
14 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
15 7 (6.86%) Scrum
16 6 (5.88%) Workflow
16 6 (5.88%) Legal
16 6 (5.88%) XML
17 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
17 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
17 5 (4.90%) Migration
17 5 (4.90%) QA

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 95 (93.14%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 34 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) MorphX
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Advertising
3 9 (8.82%) Retail
4 6 (5.88%) Legal
5 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (74.51%) Developer
2 68 (66.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 15 (14.71%) Consultant
4 13 (12.75%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 12 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Report Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Analyst
11 2 (1.96%) Programmer
11 2 (1.96%) Support Consultant
11 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Consultant
12 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Developer
12 1 (0.98%) Administrator
12 1 (0.98%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.27%) .NET
2 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.88%) XML
4 4 (3.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) EPoS
2 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ERP
2 16 (15.69%) Software Engineering
3 11 (10.78%) Logistics
4 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (7.84%) CRM
6 7 (6.86%) Scrum
7 6 (5.88%) Workflow
8 5 (4.90%) Migration
9 4 (3.92%) OOP
9 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.92%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.94%) Resource Management
11 2 (1.96%) OO
11 2 (1.96%) OOD
12 1 (0.98%) ETL
12 1 (0.98%) Data Modelling
12 1 (0.98%) Release Management
12 1 (0.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (0.98%) Integration Testing
12 1 (0.98%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (10.78%) C#
3 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) C++
5 2 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.94%) JD Edwards
2 3 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) LexisNexis
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