The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X++
England / South East
Rank - - 260
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.072%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
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 South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2588 3079 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.40% 33.65% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 2032 1877
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 120 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.80 £45.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in the South East

X++
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for X++.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

X++
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft