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 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 30 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 25 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.00% 8.78% 10.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.29% 22.60% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 8
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£425 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £227 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £359 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 28
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
C++
Cambridgeshire

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
243 146 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.60% 38.83% 57.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 75 133
Average daily rate £365 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 54
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
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 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 August 2014.

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++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 22 (48.89%) Software Engineering
2 17 (37.78%) Python
3 15 (33.33%) OO
4 14 (31.11%) C
5 12 (26.67%) C#
5 12 (26.67%) Linux
6 10 (22.22%) Qt
7 9 (20.00%) Big Data
7 9 (20.00%) Java
7 9 (20.00%) Embedded C
8 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
8 8 (17.78%) .NET
8 8 (17.78%) OOD
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
9 7 (15.56%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (15.56%) Project Planning
9 7 (15.56%) Selenium
9 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
9 7 (15.56%) jQuery
9 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
9 7 (15.56%) Device Driver
10 6 (13.33%) Scrum
10 6 (13.33%) Kanban
10 6 (13.33%) Degree
11 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
11 5 (11.11%) BDD
11 5 (11.11%) UML
11 5 (11.11%) Windows

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Apache
1 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
1 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Maven
3 3 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 3 (6.67%) GoogleTest
3 3 (6.67%) LabVIEW
3 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 19 (42.22%) Software Engineer
3 13 (28.89%) C++ Developer
4 9 (20.00%) Python Developer
5 8 (17.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Principle Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Programmer
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Programmer
8 3 (6.67%) Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Qt
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) jQuery
4 4 (8.89%) STL
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
4 4 (8.89%) Dojo
5 3 (6.67%) Django
5 3 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (6.67%) D3.js
5 3 (6.67%) SVG
6 2 (4.44%) Swing
6 2 (4.44%) WinForms
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) QML
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) OSGi
7 1 (2.22%) Middleware
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Device Driver
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) GIS
4 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Blog
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Software Engineering
2 15 (33.33%) OO
3 8 (17.78%) OOD
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) TDD
4 7 (15.56%) Project Planning
4 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) Kanban
6 5 (11.11%) BDD
6 5 (11.11%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Test-First Development
7 3 (6.67%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Validation
7 3 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Python
2 14 (31.11%) C
3 12 (26.67%) C#
4 9 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
6 4 (8.89%) Ruby
7 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.67%) SQL
7 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) Delphi
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) JBoss
2 3 (6.67%) Google
2 3 (6.67%) Splunk
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Intel
4 1 (2.22%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.22%) Motorola
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