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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
England / North West
Rank 126 156 148
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8  
Contract jobs citing X++ 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.078% 0.026% 0.056%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.069% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
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 1020 1440 1116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.75% 37.53% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 910 700
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 2 £450 - 1
X++
England

X++
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for X++.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC

X++
Top Related 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 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft