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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 543 536 524
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing X++ 34 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.045% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 18
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £355 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.26% +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
19244 18080 17373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.87% 37.13% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12820 11381 10703
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 504 719
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 32 £450 -5.26% 34
West Midlands -4 11 £449 +12.18% 5
London -10 8 £450 -5.26% 3
South East - 6 £475 - 5
Birmingham +2 5 £450 +8.43% 3
South West - 3 £465 - 3
West Sussex - 2 £506 - 1
Somerset - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 1
Surrey - 1 £450 - 1
Manchester - 1 £425 - 2
North West - 1 £425 - 6
East of England - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 7
City of London - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 2
Nuneaton - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Leeds - - - - 4
Littlehampton - - - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 76 (98.70%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
3 39 (50.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (45.45%) .NET
5 26 (33.77%) SQL
6 25 (32.47%) Advertising
7 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (23.38%) MorphX
9 17 (22.08%) ERP
10 16 (20.78%) Finance
11 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
12 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
14 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
14 8 (10.39%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (10.39%) Manufacturing
15 6 (7.79%) Logistics
16 5 (6.49%) Retail
17 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
17 4 (5.19%) EPoS
17 4 (5.19%) C#
17 4 (5.19%) XML
17 4 (5.19%) SAP
17 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
18 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
18 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
18 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
18 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 76 (98.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (50.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) DTS
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (23.38%) MorphX
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (32.47%) Advertising
2 16 (20.78%) Finance
3 8 (10.39%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 46 (59.74%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Consultant
3 10 (12.99%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 8 (10.39%) Programmer
5 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.30%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (1.30%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (1.30%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (45.45%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.19%) XML
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) EPoS
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ERP
2 6 (7.79%) Logistics
3 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
4 3 (3.90%) OOP
5 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.60%) Workflow
5 2 (2.60%) Migration
5 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.60%) CRM
5 2 (2.60%) ETL
5 2 (2.60%) Information Architecture
5 2 (2.60%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.30%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.30%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.19%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) VB
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) SAP
3 2 (2.60%) Baan
3 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.60%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle
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