The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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++
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 148
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £600
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 North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1064 1308 1224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.69% 34.33% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 870 785
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £45.00 £57.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for X++.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) OO

X++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
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%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
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