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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 57 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 18 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 2.51% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 1
Average daily rate
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£333 £176 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.65% -62.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
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 £37.25 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -5.26%
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
409 319 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.55% 27.13% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 140 78
Average daily rate £375 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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++
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
4 16 (41.03%) C#
5 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 12 (30.77%) Web Application Development
7 10 (25.64%) Linux
7 10 (25.64%) Unit Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
9 8 (20.51%) UNIX
9 8 (20.51%) Java
9 8 (20.51%) Perl
9 8 (20.51%) PHP
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) Security Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Big Data
10 7 (17.95%) Algorithms
10 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.95%) C
11 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.82%) Product Management
12 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++
12 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
12 5 (12.82%) Information Security
13 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
13 4 (10.26%) CSS
13 4 (10.26%) HTML
13 4 (10.26%) .NET
13 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) CMake
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.56%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.56%) GoogleTest
General
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) C++ Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Programmer
3 10 (25.64%) C++ Programmer
4 8 (20.51%) C++/C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) CSS
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) WinForms
3 2 (5.13%) Dojo
3 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
3 2 (5.13%) jQuery
3 2 (5.13%) Ext JS
3 2 (5.13%) Sass
4 1 (2.56%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.56%) WinRT
4 1 (2.56%) POSIX
4 1 (2.56%) COM
4 1 (2.56%) STL
4 1 (2.56%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Algorithms
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
3 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows CE
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (30.77%) Web Application Development
4 10 (25.64%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Security Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Product Management
7 5 (12.82%) Information Security
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.69%) Signal Processing
10 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
11 1 (2.56%) Manual Testing
11 1 (2.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Perl
2 8 (20.51%) PHP
2 8 (20.51%) Python
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) C
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++
5 3 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Apple
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Google