The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 26 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.02% 0.29% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.71% 1.13% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 6
Average daily rate
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£244 £181 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £126 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £236 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
455 265 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.44% 26.01% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 105 91
Average daily rate £364 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.54 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 12 (35.29%) C
3 12 (35.29%) C#
4 10 (29.41%) Web Application Development
5 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (23.53%) MATLAB
6 8 (23.53%) Signal Processing
7 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 6 (17.65%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) Client/Server
9 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Ext JS
10 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.76%) jQuery
10 4 (11.76%) Mechatronics
10 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
10 4 (11.76%) Dojo
10 4 (11.76%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) Electronics
10 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
11 3 (8.82%) WinForms
12 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
12 2 (5.88%) Windows CE

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) CMake
2 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.94%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.94%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.76%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Software Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Programmer
3 8 (23.53%) C++ Developer
4 7 (20.59%) C++ Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (11.76%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
9 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
1 6 (17.65%) CSS
2 4 (11.76%) Ext JS
2 4 (11.76%) jQuery
2 4 (11.76%) Dojo
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) WinForms
4 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
5 1 (2.94%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.94%) WinRT
5 1 (2.94%) POSIX
5 1 (2.94%) STL
5 1 (2.94%) COM
5 1 (2.94%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.76%) Mechatronics
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows CE
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 10 (29.41%) Web Application Development
3 8 (23.53%) Signal Processing
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.94%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.94%) UML
8 1 (2.94%) OO
8 1 (2.94%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) C
1 12 (35.29%) C#
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 8 (23.53%) MATLAB
4 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
5 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Apple
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) Google
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