Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 13 December 2018 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++
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 181 182
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -
Contract jobs citing X++ 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.12% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.32% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Scotland median daily rate £375 £394 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £494 £463
% change year-on-year -3.80% +6.76% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.50 - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,163 1,885 1,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.37% 37.81% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,137 1,031
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £278 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 33
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.08 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing X++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for X++ in Scotland

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in Scotland

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X++ in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for X++ in Scotland

X++
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Glasgow -20 7 £425 -5.56% 8
Aberdeenshire - 1 £263 -
Edinburgh - 1 £308 -
X++
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing X++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for X++.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (50.00%) Power BI
3 5 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (20.00%) MorphX
6 1 (10.00%) Presales
6 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Retail

X++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Power BI
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MorphX
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft