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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 639 579
Rank change year-on-year +57 -60  
Contract jobs citing X++ 18 16 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.029% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.093% 0.075% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19307 21341 20787
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13282 14661 13481
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 472 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.74 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for X++ in the UK

X++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 18 £450 - 8
London +26 13 £450 +12.35% 3
West Midlands +24 2 £413 -19.51%
Birmingham +11 2 £413 -13.15%
North West +30 1 £450 -
Manchester +11 1 £450 -
Somerset +10 1 £525 +14.13%
Bath +4 1 £525 +14.13%
South West -2 1 £525 +15.38%
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Brentford - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 40 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (52.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (52.50%) C#
4 18 (45.00%) .NET
5 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) OO
10 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
10 6 (15.00%) ERP
10 6 (15.00%) MorphX
10 6 (15.00%) QA
10 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.00%) Migration
10 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (15.00%) SDLC
11 5 (12.50%) Power BI
11 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (10.00%) HTML5
12 4 (10.00%) CSS3
12 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
12 4 (10.00%) Workflow
12 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
12 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 40 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
1 1 (2.50%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.50%) Power BI
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.50%) MySQL
6 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) MorphX
3 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 32 (80.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Business Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.50%) DBA
6 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
2 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) CSS3
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) COM
5 1 (2.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
2 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (15.00%) ERP
2 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) OO
2 6 (15.00%) SDLC
3 4 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (5.00%) B2C
4 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Business Development
4 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) Case Management
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
5 1 (2.50%) Order to Cash
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) MCSA
1 1 (2.50%) MCSE
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.50%) iManage
3 1 (2.50%) Infor
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.50%) SAP