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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 38 21 8
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing C++ 21 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.54% 7.21% 10.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.94% 14.71% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 17
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £39.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
235 204 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.76% 49.04% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 152 89
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 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 1 July 2015.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 20 (58.82%) C
2 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 14 (41.18%) Linux
4 12 (35.29%) OO
4 12 (35.29%) Java
5 11 (32.35%) Python
6 10 (29.41%) C#
7 6 (17.65%) HTML
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) OOD
7 6 (17.65%) Electronics
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Content Management
8 5 (14.71%) Doxygen
8 5 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (14.71%) 3D Programming
8 5 (14.71%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) Wireless
8 5 (14.71%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (14.71%) Games
8 5 (14.71%) XML
8 5 (14.71%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) UNIX
9 4 (11.76%) MySQL
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle
9 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
9 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
9 4 (11.76%) Qt
9 4 (11.76%) Project Planning

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (14.71%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Wireless
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) NGN
3 3 (8.82%) HTTP
4 2 (5.88%) LDAP
5 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) DVB
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.94%) LTE
5 1 (2.94%) IGMP
5 1 (2.94%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (17.65%) Electronics
2 5 (14.71%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Software Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Author
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Author
3 5 (14.71%) C++ Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Graduate
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Graduate
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Architect
7 1 (2.94%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) XML
3 4 (11.76%) Qt
4 2 (5.88%) Java EE
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) Servlets
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) STL
5 1 (2.94%) Flash
5 1 (2.94%) SGML
5 1 (2.94%) WinForms
5 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.88%) DTV
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) MPEG
5 1 (2.94%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.94%) VHDL
5 1 (2.94%) Verilog
5 1 (2.94%) STB
5 1 (2.94%) IPTV
5 1 (2.94%) Streaming Music
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 12 (35.29%) OO
3 6 (17.65%) OOD
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Content Management
4 5 (14.71%) 3D Programming
5 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) UML
8 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Kanban
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.94%) TDD
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) C
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Python
4 10 (29.41%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) SQL
6 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
6 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
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