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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 71 73 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.28% 1.09% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£278 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% -21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
C++
Scotland

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
438 367 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.83% 29.79% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 193 97
Average daily rate £378 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.57% -46.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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++
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 27 February 2015, 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 21 (70.00%) Python
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (60.00%) Java
4 17 (56.67%) Perl
5 16 (53.33%) PHP
5 16 (53.33%) Linux
5 16 (53.33%) Security Testing
5 16 (53.33%) Big Data
6 15 (50.00%) UNIX
7 11 (36.67%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
7 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (26.67%) Information Security
10 7 (23.33%) Windows
10 7 (23.33%) Product Management
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.67%) C
13 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (13.33%) Selenium
13 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
14 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
14 3 (10.00%) VCP4
14 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
14 3 (10.00%) Firmware
14 3 (10.00%) C#
14 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
14 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
15 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
15 2 (6.67%) VBA

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) Big Data
2 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.67%) Redmine
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Programmer
5 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Cocoa
1 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
1 1 (3.33%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) ASIC
3 1 (3.33%) VHDL
3 1 (3.33%) Verilog
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Security Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (26.67%) Information Security
6 7 (23.33%) Product Management
7 2 (6.67%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (6.67%) Machine Learning
7 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.33%) Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Android Development
8 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
8 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) OO
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.33%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Python
2 18 (60.00%) Java
3 17 (56.67%) Perl
4 16 (53.33%) PHP
5 5 (16.67%) C
6 3 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
7 2 (6.67%) VBA
7 2 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) Xilinx
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + partially remote
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago