The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for X++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited X++ over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12  
Contract jobs citing X++ 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.31% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 1.04% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £450 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

X++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 223 192 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.90% 29.91% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 129 124
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £9.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -62.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing X++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for X++ in Birmingham

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing X++ in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in Birmingham

X++
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for X++.

1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) HTML5
2 7 (87.50%) CSS3
2 7 (87.50%) AngularJS
2 7 (87.50%) Power BI
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) MorphX
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

X++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Power BI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MorphX
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
1 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) AngularJS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS3
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards