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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 72 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.33% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.72% 0.96% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -4.66%
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
552 415 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.91% 34.21% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 228 143
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Python
3 17 (50.00%) Linux
4 16 (47.06%) Java
4 16 (47.06%) Perl
4 16 (47.06%) PHP
4 16 (47.06%) Security Testing
4 16 (47.06%) Big Data
5 15 (44.12%) UNIX
6 12 (35.29%) Windows
6 12 (35.29%) Degree
7 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
7 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
7 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
8 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
9 9 (26.47%) C#
10 8 (23.53%) Information Security
11 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Product Management
11 7 (20.59%) Web Application Development
12 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.76%) C
13 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
13 4 (11.76%) Selenium
13 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
14 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
15 2 (5.88%) .NET
15 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
15 2 (5.88%) DICOM
15 2 (5.88%) Android

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) Big Data
2 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.94%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.94%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.94%) CMake
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Clang
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Software Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Programmer
3 8 (23.53%) C++ Developer
4 7 (20.59%) C++ Programmer
5 6 (17.65%) C++/C# Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) COM
2 1 (2.94%) STL
2 1 (2.94%) POSIX
2 1 (2.94%) Cocoa
2 1 (2.94%) WinForms
2 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.94%) WinRT
2 1 (2.94%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) UNIX
3 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Security Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
4 8 (23.53%) Information Security
5 7 (20.59%) Product Management
5 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.88%) Machine Learning
6 2 (5.88%) Pattern Recognition
7 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.94%) OO
7 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Refactoring
7 1 (2.94%) TDD
7 1 (2.94%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Python
2 16 (47.06%) Perl
2 16 (47.06%) PHP
2 16 (47.06%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) C
4 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) DICOM
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) Apple
1 1 (2.94%) Google