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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X++
Rank 564 536 521
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -15
Contract jobs citing X++ 49 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 24
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£500 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -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
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 25 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 3 July 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 -36 44 £500 +19.04% 28
West Midlands +11 16 £525 +37.70% 3
Birmingham +6 10 £538 +38.70% 2
London -11 10 £475 +8.57% 6
North West -11 6 £600 +26.31% 4
City of London -4 5 £475 +2.70% 5
Manchester -4 4 £625 - 4
South East -11 4 £416 +21.09% 8
South West - 4 £413 - 3
Staffordshire -1 3 £433 +1.76%
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £469 - 1
Scotland +4 1 £500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -42 1 £550 +30.95% 2
West Sussex - 1 £395 - 1
Bath - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £525 -
Hampshire - 1 £275 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £525 -
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Lichfield - 1 £435 -
East of England - 1 £525 -

X++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 94 (83.19%) Dynamics AX
2 73 (64.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (60.18%) Microsoft
4 61 (53.98%) SQL Server
5 56 (49.56%) .NET
6 38 (33.63%) C#
7 37 (32.74%) ERP
8 32 (28.32%) SQL
9 30 (26.55%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (23.89%) MorphX
11 22 (19.47%) Visual Studio
12 21 (18.58%) Finance
12 21 (18.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (17.70%) SharePoint
14 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
15 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (14.16%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (13.27%) T-SQL
17 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (9.73%) Logistics
18 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET
19 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
19 10 (8.85%) Data Structures
20 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 9 (7.96%) ITIL V3
20 9 (7.96%) Tableau
20 9 (7.96%) MDX
20 9 (7.96%) Migration

X++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (17.70%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.16%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.88%) Lync
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.77%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 94 (83.19%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.88%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (64.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 61 (53.98%) SQL Server
3 21 (18.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.88%) DTS
10 1 (0.88%) OLTP
10 1 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (23.89%) MorphX
2 22 (19.47%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 21 (18.58%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 84 (74.34%) Developer
2 63 (55.75%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 22 (19.47%) Consultant
4 21 (18.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 20 (17.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Developer
7 11 (9.73%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (6.19%) Report Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Functional Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Architect
12 4 (3.54%) Report Specialist
13 3 (2.65%) Technical Developer
13 3 (2.65%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.65%) Technical Architect
14 2 (1.77%) Development Team Leader
14 2 (1.77%) Team Leader
14 2 (1.77%) Technical Leader
15 1 (0.88%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (49.56%) .NET
2 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.96%) MDX
4 7 (6.19%) HTML
5 4 (3.54%) XML
6 3 (2.65%) XSLT
6 3 (2.65%) Web Services
7 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Data Structures
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.96%) Windows
1 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) ERP
2 30 (26.55%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (9.73%) Logistics
4 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
4 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.96%) Migration
5 9 (7.96%) ITIL
5 9 (7.96%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
6 6 (5.31%) Workflow
7 5 (4.42%) OOP
7 5 (4.42%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.54%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.54%) Resource Management
8 4 (3.54%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.54%) CRM
8 4 (3.54%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (2.65%) Project Management
9 3 (2.65%) Waterfall
10 2 (1.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.63%) C#
2 32 (28.32%) SQL
3 15 (13.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.54%) Java
5 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
3 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 68 (60.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Tableau
3 5 (4.42%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.77%) Baan
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle
4 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.77%) SAP
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