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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 60 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 0.64% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 2.60% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate
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£243 £113 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.55% -70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £113 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £113 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -0.38%
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 £36.29 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -1.33%
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
424 269 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.14% 24.57% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 117 87
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.94 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 12 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 12 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 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) C#
4 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
5 13 (34.21%) Web Application Development
6 12 (31.58%) C
7 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Signal Processing
8 8 (21.05%) Degree
8 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
8 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 5 (13.16%) CSS
9 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
9 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++
10 4 (10.53%) Electronics
10 4 (10.53%) .NET
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.53%) Mechatronics
10 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (7.89%) Ext JS
11 3 (7.89%) Dojo
11 3 (7.89%) jQuery
11 3 (7.89%) Linux
11 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
11 3 (7.89%) WinForms

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 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 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.63%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.63%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.63%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.63%) CMake
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) C++ Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Programmer
3 11 (28.95%) C++ Programmer
4 10 (26.32%) Software Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) WinForms
3 3 (7.89%) Dojo
3 3 (7.89%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) Ext JS
4 2 (5.26%) Sass
4 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.63%) COM
5 1 (2.63%) STL
5 1 (2.63%) POSIX
5 1 (2.63%) Cocoa
5 1 (2.63%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.63%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Mechatronics
2 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows CE
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
3 13 (34.21%) Web Application Development
4 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Signal Processing
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.63%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.63%) Product Management
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 12 (31.58%) C
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
4 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) Apple
1 1 (2.63%) Google
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