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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 125 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17  
Contract jobs citing X++ 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.85% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £413 £513 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +22.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £483 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £543 £533
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 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 693 945 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.80% 34.14% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 563 453
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 +5 2 £413 -13.15%
X++
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Finance
3 11 (78.57%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (71.43%) AngularJS
4 10 (71.43%) Power BI
4 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (71.43%) HTML5
4 10 (71.43%) CSS3
4 10 (71.43%) HTML
4 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (71.43%) CSS
4 10 (71.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (14.29%) MorphX
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Change Control

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Power BI
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) MorphX
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
1 14 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) AngularJS
1 10 (71.43%) CSS
1 10 (71.43%) CSS3
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards