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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 78 72 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing C++ 9 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.63% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 1.88% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£276 £241 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £242 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.80%
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
405 425 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.78% 33.68% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 244 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Windows CE
6 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
6 3 (17.65%) Firmware
6 3 (17.65%) DICOM
6 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
7 2 (11.76%) Redmine
7 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
7 2 (11.76%) Subversion
7 2 (11.76%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (11.76%) Machine Learning
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
7 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) Perl
7 2 (11.76%) VBA
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) OO

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
1 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
1 1 (5.88%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
2 2 (11.76%) Redmine
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) CocoaPods
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) STL
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) Cocoa
2 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) ASIC
2 1 (5.88%) VHDL
2 1 (5.88%) Verilog
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows CE
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Pattern Recognition
3 2 (11.76%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Android Development
4 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Kernel Development
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) C
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
4 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) Xilinx