The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 23 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.94% 7.84% 10.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.39% 20.14% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 28
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £31.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £42.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
226 144 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.98% 38.92% 57.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 70 125
Average daily rate £388 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 15 (33.33%) C
2 15 (33.33%) Python
3 14 (31.11%) OO
4 12 (26.67%) C#
5 11 (24.44%) Linux
6 9 (20.00%) Qt
6 9 (20.00%) Big Data
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
7 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) .NET
7 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
8 7 (15.56%) Embedded C++
8 7 (15.56%) Device Driver
8 7 (15.56%) OOD
8 7 (15.56%) Degree
8 7 (15.56%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.56%) Selenium
8 7 (15.56%) jQuery
8 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
9 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.33%) Kanban
9 6 (13.33%) Project Planning
9 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (13.33%) Scrum
10 5 (11.11%) Windows
10 5 (11.11%) BDD
11 4 (8.89%) Dojo

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) 4G
1 2 (4.44%) LTE
1 2 (4.44%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
1 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) LabVIEW
3 3 (6.67%) Maven
3 3 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 3 (6.67%) GoogleTest
3 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) Bazaar
General
1 3 (6.67%) Electronics
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Software Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) C++ Developer
4 8 (17.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Principle Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.44%) RF Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Qt
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) jQuery
4 4 (8.89%) Dojo
4 4 (8.89%) STL
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) SVG
5 3 (6.67%) Django
5 3 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (6.67%) D3.js
6 2 (4.44%) WinForms
6 2 (4.44%) Swing
7 1 (2.22%) Middleware
7 1 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
7 1 (2.22%) QML
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Device Driver
2 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) GIS
4 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) MPEG
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Blog
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Debian
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 14 (31.11%) OO
3 8 (17.78%) TDD
3 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
4 7 (15.56%) OOD
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Kanban
5 6 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 4 (8.89%) UML
8 3 (6.67%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.67%) Test-First Development
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) C
1 15 (33.33%) Python
2 12 (26.67%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
4 7 (15.56%) Embedded C++
5 4 (8.89%) Ruby
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Delphi
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) 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
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
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