The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 54 56 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs citing C++ 10 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 0.91% 4.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 2.63% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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 £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
C++
West Midlands

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
240 228 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.39% 34.70% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 157 113
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £175.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
4 8 (47.06%) Java
4 8 (47.06%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
4 8 (47.06%) Web Services
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Embedded C++
4 8 (47.06%) Windows CE
4 8 (47.06%) Scrum
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Subversion
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (47.06%) Pocket PC
4 8 (47.06%) JIRA
4 8 (47.06%) WCF
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 8
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (47.06%) Mobile App
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Phone
4 8 (47.06%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) C
6 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (23.53%) ProC
8 3 (17.65%) AIX
8 3 (17.65%) Solaris

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
1 8 (47.06%) Subversion
1 8 (47.06%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) ProC
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Mobile Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
1 8 (47.06%) WCF
2 3 (17.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Pocket PC
1 8 (47.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Windows CE
1 8 (47.06%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (47.06%) Windows 8
1 8 (47.06%) Windows Phone 8
1 8 (47.06%) Windows Phone
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Scrum
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
2 2 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) System Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Embedded C++
4 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) C
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase