Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 January 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 807 788 846
Rank change year-on-year -19 +58 -46
Contract jobs citing X++ 63 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.058% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.14% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 17
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £354 £413 £313
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,889 39,552 41,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.13% 40.85% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,551 27,139 28,284
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 752 871 1,067
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

X++
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for X++ in the UK

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for X++ in the UK

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing X++ over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for X++ in the UK

X++
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England -3 57 £500 +5.26% 32
UK excluding London +8 41 £488 +2.63% 27
London -16 22 £506 +6.58% 7
North of England +37 16 £475 - 8
East of England +2 13 £510 - 1
North West +6 9 £475 +1.33% 5
Yorkshire +16 7 £475 - 3
Scotland -12 6 £394 - 3
South East -17 5 £500 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +2 1 - - 3
Midlands -14 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for X++.

1 62 (98.41%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
3 31 (49.21%) SQL
4 30 (47.62%) .NET
5 27 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
7 24 (38.10%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (36.51%) MorphX
9 20 (31.75%) Finance
10 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
10 18 (28.57%) ERP
11 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (19.05%) C#
11 12 (19.05%) Retail
12 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (17.46%) Manufacturing
13 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (15.87%) Release Management
13 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (14.29%) User Stories
15 8 (12.70%) Local Government
15 8 (12.70%) General Ledger
15 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
15 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (12.70%) JD Edwards
16 7 (11.11%) Migration
16 7 (11.11%) Middleware
16 7 (11.11%) Marketing

X++
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 62 (98.41%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (7.94%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.10%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.35%) Power BI
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MorphX
2 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Retail
3 11 (17.46%) Manufacturing
4 8 (12.70%) General Ledger
4 8 (12.70%) Local Government
5 7 (11.11%) Marketing
6 6 (9.52%) Back Office
7 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
8 3 (4.76%) Electronics
9 2 (3.17%) Advertising
10 1 (1.59%) Automotive
10 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (74.60%) Developer
2 40 (63.49%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (1.59%) Power BI Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Report Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.59%) SSAS Developer
8 1 (1.59%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (1.59%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) Middleware
3 4 (6.35%) EDI
4 3 (4.76%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
5 2 (3.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) EPoS
2 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) ERP
2 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.87%) Release Management
4 9 (14.29%) User Stories
5 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 7 (11.11%) Migration
6 6 (9.52%) CRM
7 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Workflow
8 4 (6.35%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (4.76%) Analytics
9 3 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) C#
3 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.76%) C++
4 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) GAAP
2 1 (1.59%) IFRS
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) JD Edwards
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Sitecore