The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing X++ 1 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% - 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% - 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 12
Median daily rate £375 - £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -8.33% -2.70%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

X++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

X++
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
X++
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for X++.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) MorphX
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards

X++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MorphX
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards