The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 29 June 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++
England > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 135
Contract jobs citing X++ 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.033% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.089% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
South West median daily rate - £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
England median daily rate £450 £350 £500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1018 1128 1192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.23% 37.46% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1432 1537
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
10th Percentile £291 £270 £270
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 149 158
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +6.89%  
10th Percentile £32.50 £22.50 £19.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.95 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing X++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for X++ in the South West

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West region with a requirement for X++.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Data Cleansing

X++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft