Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 857 771
Rank change year-on-year +57 -86 +13
Contract jobs citing X++ 53 31 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.028% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.073% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 80
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.02% -8.28% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £338
90th Percentile £575 £490 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39572 42582 42442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.61% 38.70% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27119 29184 28032
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 917 874
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +87 53 £450 +5.88% 20
UK excluding London +70 27 £475 +11.76% 14
London +35 26 £450 +12.36% 6
East of England +5 14 £400 - 2
North of England +57 5 £500 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +29 4 £413 -19.51% 1
Midlands +25 4 £413 -19.51% 3
North West +35 3 £500 +25.00% 4
South East - 3 £500 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £525 -
South West +3 1 £525 +15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for X++.

1 53 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (50.94%) .NET
3 27 (50.94%) SQL Server
4 26 (49.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (35.85%) SQL
6 16 (30.19%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (30.19%) MorphX
7 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
8 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
8 13 (24.53%) Workflow
9 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (22.64%) ERP
10 11 (20.75%) C#
10 11 (20.75%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
11 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
13 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
13 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
13 8 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (13.21%) Unit Testing
14 7 (13.21%) SDLC
15 6 (11.32%) Power BI
15 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (11.32%) QA
15 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (11.32%) General Ledger

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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 8 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 53 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (49.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (11.32%) Power BI
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MorphX
2 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (11.32%) General Ledger
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Advertising
4 3 (5.66%) Local Government
4 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Consultant
5 11 (20.75%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX Specialist
10 2 (3.77%) Support Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
11 1 (1.89%) Business Consultant
11 1 (1.89%) C# Developer
11 1 (1.89%) Report Analyst
11 1 (1.89%) Senior Microsoft Developer
11 1 (1.89%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.89%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.94%) .NET
2 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.55%) Middleware
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.89%) COM
6 1 (1.89%) CSS
6 1 (1.89%) EDI
6 1 (1.89%) HTML
6 1 (1.89%) jQuery
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth
6 1 (1.89%) WF
6 1 (1.89%) WPF
6 1 (1.89%) XML
6 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.55%) EPoS
2 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (24.53%) Workflow
3 12 (22.64%) ERP
4 7 (13.21%) SDLC
4 7 (13.21%) Unit Testing
5 6 (11.32%) OO
5 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.55%) CRM
7 4 (7.55%) Information Management
7 4 (7.55%) Release Management
7 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.55%) User Stories
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Data Integration
9 2 (3.77%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Java
4 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.89%) iManage
3 1 (1.89%) Infor
3 1 (1.89%) Nintex
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
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