Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 211 235
Rank change year-on-year +21 +24 -44
Contract jobs citing X++ 11 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.19% 0.059%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.52% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +29.41%
10th Percentile £384 £295 £520
90th Percentile £638 £506 £623
England median daily rate £494 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +3.95% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

X++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2180 2503 2684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.01% 36.71% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1723 1674
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £245
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 96
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £16.88
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing X++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X++ in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

X++
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 8 £475 +8.57% 1
Cheshire +2 1 £500 -16.67%
X++
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (27.27%) MorphX
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (18.18%) Advertising
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Information Management
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MorphX
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft