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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 75 72 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.52% 0.44% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 1.44% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£316 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
473 347 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.09% 30.25% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 176 101
Average daily rate £385 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -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 29 January 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++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Python
3 18 (66.67%) Java
4 16 (59.26%) Perl
4 16 (59.26%) PHP
4 16 (59.26%) Security Testing
4 16 (59.26%) Big Data
5 15 (55.56%) UNIX
5 15 (55.56%) Linux
6 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
6 11 (40.74%) Degree
6 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
7 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 8 (29.63%) Information Security
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) Product Management
10 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
10 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 5 (18.52%) C#
11 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
11 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
11 4 (14.81%) Selenium
12 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 3 (11.11%) Mercurial
13 2 (7.41%) VBA
13 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
13 2 (7.41%) DICOM
13 2 (7.41%) Pattern Recognition
13 2 (7.41%) Subversion
13 2 (7.41%) Ruby

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) Big Data
2 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 2 (7.41%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) Redmine
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Programmer
4 4 (14.81%) C++ Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (3.70%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
1 1 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (3.70%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) UNIX
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Security Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (29.63%) Information Security
6 7 (25.93%) Product Management
7 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
8 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Pattern Recognition
9 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
10 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Android Development
10 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
10 1 (3.70%) TDD
10 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
10 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
10 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Python
2 18 (66.67%) Java
3 16 (59.26%) Perl
3 16 (59.26%) PHP
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) DICOM