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 22 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++
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 - 208
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing X++ 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% - 0.069%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £500
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 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 1699 1650 2497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.55% 48.47% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1407 2061
Median daily rate £510 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.13% +81.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X++ in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for X++.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (100.00%) Power BI
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Data Integration

X++
Co-occurring 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 4 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Power BI
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft