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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 77 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 17 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 1.61% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 4.75% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £243 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +115.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
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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
451 400 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.33% 33.93% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 236 112
Average daily rate £350 £355 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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++
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (42.86%) C
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Electronics
3 6 (28.57%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
5 4 (19.05%) OO
5 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
6 3 (14.29%) Ada
6 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) UML
6 3 (14.29%) Apache
6 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) Military
6 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
7 2 (9.52%) Android
7 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (9.52%) Android Development
7 2 (9.52%) Digital Signal Processing

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Agresso
1 1 (4.76%) thinkFolio
1 1 (4.76%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.76%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (9.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) C++ Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Django Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) JSP
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) Django
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
2 1 (4.76%) JFace
2 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
2 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (4.76%) XSD
2 1 (4.76%) Flash
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 2 (9.52%) Neural Network
3 2 (9.52%) Mechatronics
3 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Physics
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows CE
2 2 (9.52%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Android Development
5 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (9.52%) Signal Processing
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) OOD
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
4 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) Ada
5 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.76%) Perl
7 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
7 1 (4.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
1 1 (4.76%) VMware