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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 58 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing C++ 1 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 1.62% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 4.27% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
180 234 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.82% 37.93% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 144 80
Average daily rate £331 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Embedded C++
2 8 (88.89%) Windows CE
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Subversion
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (88.89%) Pocket PC
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 8
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Phone
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (11.11%) HACMP

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
1 8 (88.89%) Subversion
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Pocket PC
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) HACMP
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows CE
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (88.89%) Windows 8
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Phone 8
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Phone
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Embedded C++
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Business Objects