The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 53 52 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing C++ 8 4 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.13% 0.67% 5.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.72% 2.07% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £225 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
215 193 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.37% 32.22% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 115 115
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.75 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
West Midlands

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (38.46%) C
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) ProC
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (23.08%) Pocket PC
6 3 (23.08%) Java EE
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Embedded C++
6 3 (23.08%) Windows CE
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) AIX

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) ProC
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) Java EE
1 3 (23.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Pocket PC
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
2 3 (23.08%) Windows CE
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone 8
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded C++
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) VB
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Sybase
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