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 3 months to 28 April 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++
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 148 123
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.20% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 840 995 957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.32% 33.45% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 545 528
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 16
Median hourly rate £40.45 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.85% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £36.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.71 £43.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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