The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 76 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs citing C++ 10 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.46% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 5.05% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 12
Average daily rate £243 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £240 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £336 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.45 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.60%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
435 218 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.66% 28.84% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 102 108
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C++
Scotland

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 9 (64.29%) C
2 6 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
3 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Electronics
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Mechatronics
6 2 (14.29%) Dojo
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 2 (14.29%) Perl
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.14%) C#
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) ETL

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Dojo
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) Ext JS
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) CGI
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Camel
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mechatronics
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C
2 6 (42.86%) MATLAB
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
1 1 (7.14%) Sencha