The table below looks at the statistics for X++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X++
Rank - 104 112
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.56% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.71% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 4
Median daily rate - £513 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £420
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
X++
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
982 759 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.68% 32.62% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 464 421
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.50 £39.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

X++
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing X++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

X++ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

X++
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X++ across the West Midlands region.

X++ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

X++
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing X++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for X++.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Power BI
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (25.00%) QlikView
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) MDX
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
6 1 (12.50%) MorphX
6 1 (12.50%) Automotive
6 1 (12.50%) Advertising
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV

X++
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Power BI
3 2 (25.00%) QlikView
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MorphX
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Report Developer
3 3 (37.50%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft