The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 49 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.94% 5.42% 7.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 12.65% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 12
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£400 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £375 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 31
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -8.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
C++
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
316 324 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 40.77% 42.80% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 129 159
Average daily rate £350 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 61
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £26.40 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the Cambridgeshire region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Cambridgeshire region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -21 13 £425 +41.66% 72
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 3
C++
East of England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 21 (41.18%) C
3 19 (37.25%) Python
4 16 (31.37%) OO
5 14 (27.45%) Linux
5 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 12 (23.53%) Embedded C++
7 9 (17.65%) Device Driver
7 9 (17.65%) C#
7 9 (17.65%) Java
7 9 (17.65%) TDD
7 9 (17.65%) Qt
7 9 (17.65%) Big Data
8 8 (15.69%) .NET
8 8 (15.69%) Scrum
9 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
9 7 (13.73%) UML
9 7 (13.73%) OOD
9 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (13.73%) Degree
9 7 (13.73%) jQuery
9 7 (13.73%) Kanban
9 7 (13.73%) ZigBee
9 7 (13.73%) Selenium
9 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
10 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 6 (11.76%) BDD
10 6 (11.76%) Project Planning

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (7.84%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) ZigBee
2 6 (11.76%) Bluetooth
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.80%) 2G
3 5 (9.80%) Wireless
3 5 (9.80%) 3G
4 4 (7.84%) GSM
5 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.96%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) 2.5G
6 1 (1.96%) WiMAX
6 1 (1.96%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Big Data
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Selenium
1 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) LabVIEW
4 3 (5.88%) Maven
4 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.88%) GoogleTest
5 2 (3.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Software Engineer
2 21 (41.18%) Developer
3 13 (25.49%) C++ Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Python Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Principle Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Software Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Qt
2 8 (15.69%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) jQuery
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 4 (7.84%) Dojo
5 4 (7.84%) STL
6 3 (5.88%) SVG
6 3 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.88%) Django
6 3 (5.88%) D3.js
7 2 (3.92%) WinForms
7 2 (3.92%) Swing
8 1 (1.96%) XML
8 1 (1.96%) Middleware
8 1 (1.96%) JSON
8 1 (1.96%) OSGi
8 1 (1.96%) WPF
8 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.84%) GIS
4 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.88%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) MPEG
5 1 (1.96%) VHDL
5 1 (1.96%) Firmware
5 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 16 (31.37%) OO
3 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) TDD
5 8 (15.69%) Scrum
6 7 (13.73%) UML
6 7 (13.73%) OOD
6 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Kanban
7 6 (11.76%) BDD
7 6 (11.76%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.88%) Test-First Development
9 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C
2 19 (37.25%) Python
3 12 (23.53%) Embedded C
3 12 (23.53%) Embedded C++
4 9 (17.65%) C#
4 9 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) JBoss
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Google
2 3 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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