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 24 June 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.

X++
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 60
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing X++ 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.17% - 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% - 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £375 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £444
% change year-on-year -2.94% -4.22%  
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 222 296 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.75% 35.97% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 213 166
Median daily rate £388 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £38.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) MorphX
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards

X++
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MorphX
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards