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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing C++ 21 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.62% 0.77% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.90% 2.58% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £258 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -7.18%
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
429 349 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.08% 30.01% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 161 88
Average daily rate £388 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -8.21%
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 21 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 21 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 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) Visual Studio
4 16 (34.78%) C#
4 16 (34.78%) Linux
5 15 (32.61%) Java
5 15 (32.61%) Perl
5 15 (32.61%) PHP
5 15 (32.61%) Python
5 15 (32.61%) Security Testing
5 15 (32.61%) Big Data
6 14 (30.43%) UNIX
6 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Degree
7 12 (26.09%) Web Application Development
8 10 (21.74%) Unit Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) Information Security
9 7 (15.22%) C
9 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.04%) Embedded C++
10 6 (13.04%) Product Management
10 6 (13.04%) Algorithms
11 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
12 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
12 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
12 4 (8.70%) HTML
12 4 (8.70%) .NET
12 4 (8.70%) CSS

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.17%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.17%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.17%) CMake
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) C++ Developer
4 10 (21.74%) Programmer
4 10 (21.74%) C++ Programmer
5 8 (17.39%) C++/C# Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Tester
8 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Big Data Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) WinForms
3 2 (4.35%) Dojo
3 2 (4.35%) Silverlight
3 2 (4.35%) jQuery
3 2 (4.35%) Ext JS
3 2 (4.35%) Sass
4 1 (2.17%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.17%) COM
4 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.17%) WinRT
4 1 (2.17%) STL
4 1 (2.17%) POSIX
4 1 (2.17%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.17%) Mechatronics
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Security Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 12 (26.09%) Web Application Development
5 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.74%) Unit Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Information Security
7 6 (13.04%) Product Management
8 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Signal Processing
9 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (2.17%) iOS Development
10 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.17%) Requirements Management
10 1 (2.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.17%) Refactoring
10 1 (2.17%) TDD
10 1 (2.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
2 15 (32.61%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) Perl
2 15 (32.61%) PHP
2 15 (32.61%) Python
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) C
4 6 (13.04%) Embedded C++
5 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.17%) Apple
1 1 (2.17%) Google
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