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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 24 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.34% 12.08% 9.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.89% 21.62% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 8
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£270 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 30
Average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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
180 185 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.78% 55.89% 62.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 80 128
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 48
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 (55.81%) Python
2 18 (41.86%) C
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
4 15 (34.88%) OO
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.93%) Qt
6 9 (20.93%) Big Data
6 9 (20.93%) Java
7 8 (18.60%) Scrum
7 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
7 8 (18.60%) Embedded C++
7 8 (18.60%) Selenium
8 7 (16.28%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (16.28%) Project Planning
8 7 (16.28%) Degree
8 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
8 7 (16.28%) jQuery
8 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
8 7 (16.28%) C#
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
8 7 (16.28%) OOD
9 6 (13.95%) Windows
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) Kanban
9 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (11.63%) BDD
11 4 (9.30%) GIS

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (9.30%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.30%) JBoss
1 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.33%) GoogleTest
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Software Engineer
3 13 (30.23%) C++ Developer
4 10 (23.26%) Python Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Principle Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
9 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) C++ Programmer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Development Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Qt
2 7 (16.28%) jQuery
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) Web Services
3 4 (9.30%) Dojo
4 3 (6.98%) SVG
4 3 (6.98%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) D3.js
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) Django
5 2 (4.65%) Swing
6 1 (2.33%) STL
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) WinForms
6 1 (2.33%) WPF
6 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) GIS
4 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 3 (6.98%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.33%) MPEG
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Streaming Media
6 1 (2.33%) IPTV
6 1 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) OO
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) Project Planning
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
5 7 (16.28%) OOD
6 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Kanban
7 5 (11.63%) BDD
8 4 (9.30%) UML
9 3 (6.98%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (6.98%) Test-First Development
9 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.98%) User Stories
9 3 (6.98%) Cyber Security
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Feature Driven Development
10 2 (4.65%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Python
2 18 (41.86%) C
3 9 (20.93%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
4 8 (18.60%) Embedded C++
5 7 (16.28%) C#
6 6 (13.95%) SQL
7 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Perforce
1 3 (6.98%) Splunk
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Google
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