The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 65 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 17 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.42% 0.54% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 2.19% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Average daily rate
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£243 £113 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.55% -59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.09% -7.50%
C++
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
410 274 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.25% 24.60% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 112 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.42 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
3 15 (40.54%) C#
4 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
5 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
6 12 (32.43%) C
7 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
7 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
8 8 (21.62%) Signal Processing
9 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
10 6 (16.22%) HTML
10 6 (16.22%) CSS
10 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
11 5 (13.51%) Embedded C++
12 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Mechatronics
12 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
12 4 (10.81%) Dojo
12 4 (10.81%) jQuery
12 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.81%) Electronics
12 4 (10.81%) .NET
12 4 (10.81%) Ext JS
12 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
13 3 (8.11%) WinForms
14 2 (5.41%) Silverlight

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.70%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.70%) CMake
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.81%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Programmer
2 11 (29.73%) C++ Developer
3 10 (27.03%) C++ Programmer
4 9 (24.32%) Software Engineer
5 7 (18.92%) C++/C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) CSS
1 6 (16.22%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Dojo
2 4 (10.81%) jQuery
2 4 (10.81%) Ext JS
3 3 (8.11%) WinForms
4 2 (5.41%) Sass
4 2 (5.41%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.70%) COM
5 1 (2.70%) STL
5 1 (2.70%) POSIX
5 1 (2.70%) Cocoa
5 1 (2.70%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.70%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.81%) Mechatronics
2 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows CE
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
2 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
3 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Signal Processing
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.70%) TDD
8 1 (2.70%) UML
8 1 (2.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C#
2 12 (32.43%) C
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
5 5 (13.51%) Embedded C++
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Apple
1 1 (2.70%) Google