The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 95 76 124
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +48
Contract jobs citing C++ 30 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 2.10% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.66% 6.35% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 10
Average daily rate
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£419 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £140 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
C++
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
644 834 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.34% 32.98% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 411 334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 31
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the Berkshire region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 12 £425 +49.12% 6
Slough -6 2 £295 -23.87% 9
Bracknell -1 1 £275 -18.51%
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
C++
South East

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 31 (50.00%) .NET
2 30 (48.39%) Java
3 28 (45.16%) C#
4 21 (33.87%) C
4 21 (33.87%) Windows
5 17 (27.42%) Linux
6 15 (24.19%) SQL
7 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
7 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
8 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
8 12 (19.35%) MVC
9 11 (17.74%) XML
9 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
11 9 (14.52%) UNIX
11 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
12 8 (12.90%) Oracle
12 8 (12.90%) Degree
13 7 (11.29%) MCTS
13 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (11.29%) HTML
13 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
13 7 (11.29%) VB
13 7 (11.29%) VC++
13 7 (11.29%) HTTP
13 7 (11.29%) Cisco
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (11.29%) Shell Script

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.61%) Simulink
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.68%) PaaS
3 2 (3.23%) Force.com
4 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) HTTP
2 6 (9.68%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) ISDN
3 5 (8.06%) VoIP
3 5 (8.06%) DHCP
3 5 (8.06%) RTP
4 4 (6.45%) HTTPS
5 3 (4.84%) SSL
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) FTP
6 2 (3.23%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 2 (3.23%) SSH
6 2 (3.23%) VPN
6 2 (3.23%) ATM
7 1 (1.61%) GPRS
7 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.61%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MSTest
2 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.84%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (4.84%) JProfiler
3 3 (4.84%) Toad
3 3 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.84%) Introscope
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.61%) FishEye
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) C++ Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Security Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Firmware Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) XML
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (9.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 6 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (9.68%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (9.68%) Middleware
4 6 (9.68%) Ajax
4 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.06%) ODBC
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
6 4 (6.45%) WCF
6 4 (6.45%) jQuery
6 4 (6.45%) XSLT
6 4 (6.45%) HTML5
7 3 (4.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Firmware
4 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.61%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.61%) Statistics
5 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.61%) Physics
5 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) UNIX
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.84%) Solaris
6 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Android
7 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) MVC
2 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 6 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (8.06%) Web Development
5 5 (8.06%) UML
6 4 (6.45%) OO
6 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Scrum
7 3 (4.84%) OOD
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Memory Management
8 2 (3.23%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Java
2 28 (45.16%) C#
3 21 (33.87%) C
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.29%) VC++
6 7 (11.29%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.29%) VB
7 6 (9.68%) Perl
7 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.06%) Python
9 4 (6.45%) Fortran
9 4 (6.45%) PHP
9 4 (6.45%) Ruby
10 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.84%) VBScript
11 2 (3.23%) Delphi
11 2 (3.23%) Assembly Language
11 2 (3.23%) Apex Code
11 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) MCTS
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.68%) MCSE
4 5 (8.06%) CCNA
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.06%) CCVP
5 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.84%) ISEB
6 2 (3.23%) CISSP
6 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.61%) MCITP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSD
7 1 (1.61%) CNE
7 1 (1.61%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) nmon
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) Nokia
4 2 (3.23%) Sybase
4 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.61%) SolidWorks
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.61%) Sencha
5 1 (1.61%) Syclo
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.61%) Informatica
5 1 (1.61%) Lotus
5 1 (1.61%) Apple
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