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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 79 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 1.72% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 4.76% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +35.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £234 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £280 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
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
447 462 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 36.09% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 300 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 9 (45.00%) C
2 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) Electronics
4 4 (20.00%) Firmware
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (15.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Django
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Ada
6 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
6 2 (10.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) XML
6 2 (10.00%) Apache

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Agresso
1 1 (5.00%) thinkFolio
1 1 (5.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (5.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (5.00%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (5.00%) Android Studio
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Django Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) JSP
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) Django
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (5.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (5.00%) JFace
2 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) SWT
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) ASIC
2 1 (5.00%) VHDL
2 1 (5.00%) Verilog
2 1 (5.00%) Neural Network
2 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics
2 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) UML
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Android Development
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (10.00%) Ada
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) VC++
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) IBM
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
1 1 (5.00%) Xilinx
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago