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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 48 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% 1.29% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.82% 3.97% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
C++
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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
228 252 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.94% 32.60% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 136 173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -44.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £18.30 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.30 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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++
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 3 September 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Games
3 7 (38.89%) DirectX
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Subversion
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) OpenGL
5 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) SLA
8 1 (5.56%) HTML5
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Subversion
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (50.00%) Games
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Games Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Games Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) DirectX
2 5 (27.78%) OpenGL
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) MVC
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
1 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA