Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 187 160
Rank change year-on-year +5 -27 +17
Contract jobs citing X++ 2 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.96% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
West Midlands median daily rate - £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.00% +3.90%
England median daily rate £494 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +3.95% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1492 1979 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.83% 32.10% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1210 893
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -5.49% +17.98%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

X++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing X++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) General Ledger
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) MorphX
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics 365

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MorphX
General
1 2 (100.00%) General Ledger
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft