Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 180 194
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing X++ 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 0.042% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.10% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Scotland median daily rate £375 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £481 £450
% change year-on-year -6.49% +6.94% -10.00%
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 2,179 1,922 1,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.64% 39.98% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,142 1,079
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £262
90th Percentile £538 £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 25 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +10.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.68 £19.05
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 - 6 £375 - 7
Edinburgh - 1 £308 - 2
X++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (75.00%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (50.00%) Power BI
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (25.00%) MorphX
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) Presales
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) SQL

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 8 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Power BI
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MorphX
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft