The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 24 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing C++ 17 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.00% 4.67% 6.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.69% 9.39% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £264 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.95%
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 Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
134 181 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.41% 49.73% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 108 88
Average daily rate £338 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 26
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 26 (74.29%) C
2 19 (54.29%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 14 (40.00%) Python
5 13 (37.14%) HTML
6 10 (28.57%) SQL
6 10 (28.57%) XML
7 9 (25.71%) OO
7 9 (25.71%) Java
7 9 (25.71%) JIRA
8 7 (20.00%) Perforce
8 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 7 (20.00%) C#
8 7 (20.00%) Client/Server
8 7 (20.00%) Internet
8 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (20.00%) Streaming Media
9 6 (17.14%) IPTV
9 6 (17.14%) QA
10 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
10 5 (14.29%) Content Management
10 5 (14.29%) Qt
10 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (14.29%) Games
10 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (14.29%) Electronics
11 4 (11.43%) Embedded C
11 4 (11.43%) Embedded C++

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 3 (8.57%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) LTE
4 1 (2.86%) IGMP
4 1 (2.86%) RTSP
4 1 (2.86%) 3GPP
4 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
4 1 (2.86%) DVB
4 1 (2.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (14.29%) Games
1 5 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Software Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Author
3 5 (14.29%) Technical Author
4 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Graduate
6 2 (5.71%) IT Graduate
6 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) HTML
2 10 (28.57%) XML
3 5 (14.29%) Qt
4 2 (5.71%) MFC
4 2 (5.71%) Servlets
4 2 (5.71%) Java EE
5 1 (2.86%) WPF
5 1 (2.86%) Flash
5 1 (2.86%) SGML
5 1 (2.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 7 (20.00%) Streaming Media
2 6 (17.14%) IPTV
3 5 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (8.57%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.86%) MPEG
6 1 (2.86%) DTV
6 1 (2.86%) STB
6 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.71%) OO
3 7 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) Content Management
4 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) OOD
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.57%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.71%) Product Management
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (2.86%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) C
2 14 (40.00%) Python
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (11.43%) Embedded C
6 4 (11.43%) Embedded C++
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Perforce
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
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