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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 26 26 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 20 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.26% 6.23% 8.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.35% 12.85% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £37.80 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +5.33%
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
162 179 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.63% 48.51% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 123 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 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 29 May 2015.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (66.67%) C
2 18 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 12 (40.00%) OO
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Python
7 7 (23.33%) HTML
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) OOD
8 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.67%) Content Management
9 5 (16.67%) Electronics
9 5 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (16.67%) Games
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) Doxygen
9 5 (16.67%) Qt
9 5 (16.67%) 3D Programming
10 4 (13.33%) Degree
10 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
10 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
10 4 (13.33%) Embedded C++
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
11 3 (10.00%) Windows
11 3 (10.00%) HTTP
11 3 (10.00%) UML
11 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (16.67%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) IGMP
4 1 (3.33%) RTSP
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) DVB
4 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.67%) Electronics
1 5 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Software Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Author
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Author
4 4 (13.33%) Python Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Graduate
6 2 (6.67%) Graduate
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) Qt
4 2 (6.67%) Java EE
4 2 (6.67%) Servlets
5 1 (3.33%) WinForms
5 1 (3.33%) MFC
5 1 (3.33%) STL
5 1 (3.33%) SGML
5 1 (3.33%) Flash
5 1 (3.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) IPTV
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
4 1 (3.33%) Verilog
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) MPEG
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) STB
4 1 (3.33%) Streaming Media
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (40.00%) OO
3 6 (20.00%) OOD
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Content Management
4 5 (16.67%) 3D Programming
5 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.33%) TDD
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) Code Coverage
7 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C
2 9 (30.00%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 4 (13.33%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Perforce