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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 37 33 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing C++ 19 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.85% 3.97% 8.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.42% 8.37% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £265 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £455 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
256 227 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.82% 47.39% 39.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 164 71
Average daily rate £365 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £57.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +46.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £44.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (55.00%) C
2 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
3 16 (40.00%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) Python
4 14 (35.00%) Linux
5 11 (27.50%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) OO
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) Electronics
9 6 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Degree
10 5 (12.50%) 3D Programming
10 5 (12.50%) Doxygen
10 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.50%) Content Management
10 5 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (12.50%) Games
10 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.50%) MySQL
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle
10 5 (12.50%) XML
10 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.50%) Embedded C
10 5 (12.50%) Embedded C++
11 4 (10.00%) OOD
11 4 (10.00%) .NET
11 4 (10.00%) Wireless
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (12.50%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) LDAP
3 3 (7.50%) NGN
4 2 (5.00%) ZigBee
4 2 (5.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.50%) IGMP
5 1 (2.50%) RTSP
5 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) DVB
5 1 (2.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 5 (12.50%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Author
3 5 (12.50%) Technical Author
3 5 (12.50%) Systems Architect
4 4 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Graduate
6 2 (5.00%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.00%) IT Graduate
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) C++/Java Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 5 (12.50%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
3 4 (10.00%) Qt
4 3 (7.50%) SOAP
5 2 (5.00%) Servlets
5 2 (5.00%) Java EE
6 1 (2.50%) WPF
6 1 (2.50%) SGML
6 1 (2.50%) JFC
6 1 (2.50%) STL
6 1 (2.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.50%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) MPEG
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Home Automation
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.50%) VHDL
4 1 (2.50%) Verilog
4 1 (2.50%) STB
4 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.50%) IPTV
4 1 (2.50%) Streaming Music
4 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows CE
5 2 (5.00%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (12.50%) 3D Programming
3 5 (12.50%) Content Management
4 4 (10.00%) OOD
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.50%) TDD
7 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Kanban
7 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) C
2 16 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) Python
3 11 (27.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 5 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
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