The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% 0.32% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 1.03% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +12.82%

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
227 195 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.55% 31.40% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 126 102
Median daily rate £413 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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++
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 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for C++.

1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Multithreading
3 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) Games
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (20.00%) DirectX
6 3 (15.00%) C
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
7 2 (10.00%) Automotive
7 2 (10.00%) MISRA
8 1 (5.00%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (5.00%) Advertising
8 1 (5.00%) Electronics
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (5.00%) HTTP
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
8 1 (5.00%) Firmware
8 1 (5.00%) Java
8 1 (5.00%) SQL
8 1 (5.00%) XML
8 1 (5.00%) Linux

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
1 1 (5.00%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
1 1 (5.00%) GCC
1 1 (5.00%) GDB
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (25.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) C++ Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Real Time Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 4 (20.00%) C++ Games Developer
6 4 (20.00%) Games Developer
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
7 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (5.00%) GUI Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) DirectX
2 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Multithreading
3 10 (50.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (5.00%) Groovy
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) MISRA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO26262
2 1 (5.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft