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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 518 554 535
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -19
Contract jobs citing X++ 60 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.11% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £380 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
- -1.17%
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
20099 19294 16952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 36.80% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13032 12364 10511
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 £559 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 620
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.52 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £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 30 March 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 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 30 March 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 +19 55 £450 -2.70% 31
West Midlands +3 14 £418 +4.37% 10
South West - 12 £410 - 5
London +6 11 £500 +5.26% 1
Birmingham 0 10 £413 -0.60% 6
South East - 9 £340 - 6
Wiltshire - 9 £400 - 2
West Sussex - 8 £340 - 2
Scotland - 4 - -
City of London +20 3 £500 +5.26%
Yorkshire -11 2 £450 +5.88% 4
North West - 2 £513 - 3
Somerset - 2 £440 - 1
Manchester - 2 £513 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Leeds - 1 £450 - 2
North East - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 86 (90.53%) Dynamics AX
2 56 (58.95%) Microsoft
3 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (49.47%) .NET
4 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 28 (29.47%) C#
6 27 (28.42%) SQL
7 24 (25.26%) ERP
8 19 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (17.89%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (16.84%) Advertising
10 16 (16.84%) Finance
10 16 (16.84%) Visual Studio
10 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
11 15 (15.79%) MorphX
12 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
12 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
13 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.47%) Data Structures
15 8 (8.42%) Logistics
16 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (7.37%) Windows
16 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
17 6 (6.32%) Migration
17 6 (6.32%) ITIL
17 6 (6.32%) ITIL V3

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (17.89%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 86 (90.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) FRx
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.05%) DTS
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Visual Studio
2 15 (15.79%) MorphX
3 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.05%) NUnit
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
1 16 (16.84%) Advertising
2 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (70.53%) Developer
2 50 (52.63%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 16 (16.84%) Consultant
4 15 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Programmer
6 5 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Report Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Leader
10 1 (1.05%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
10 1 (1.05%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (49.47%) .NET
2 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.32%) MDX
4 5 (5.26%) HTML
5 4 (4.21%) XML
6 3 (3.16%) Web Services
7 1 (1.05%) CSS
7 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.47%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) ERP
2 19 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.42%) Logistics
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL
4 6 (6.32%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) OOP
6 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.21%) Workflow
6 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.16%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.16%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.11%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.11%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.11%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.11%) Information Architecture
8 2 (2.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) C#
2 27 (28.42%) SQL
3 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.11%) Java
5 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.05%) C++
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) VBA
5 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Degree
1 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (58.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Tableau
3 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.11%) Baan
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) PeopleSoft
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