The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
London / City of London
Rank - - 186
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.059%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1465 1530 2213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.32% 46.45% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1293 1782
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in the City of London

X++
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for X++.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration

X++
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft