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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 64 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing C++ 20 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.38% 0.42% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.82% 1.20% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
523 415 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.07% 34.55% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 217 122
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 21 November 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 November 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 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Linux
3 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Perl
3 16 (41.03%) PHP
3 16 (41.03%) Java
3 16 (41.03%) Python
3 16 (41.03%) Security Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Big Data
4 15 (38.46%) UNIX
5 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
6 13 (33.33%) C#
6 13 (33.33%) Degree
7 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
9 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
9 8 (20.51%) Information Security
10 7 (17.95%) Product Management
11 6 (15.38%) Embedded C++
12 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.82%) C
13 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
13 4 (10.26%) Selenium
13 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
14 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
14 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
14 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
14 3 (7.69%) Software Testing

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (12.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) Big Data
2 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.56%) Valgrind
4 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.56%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.56%) CMake
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Clang
General
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) C++ Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Programmer
4 7 (17.95%) C++ Programmer
4 7 (17.95%) C++/C# Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Cocoa
2 2 (5.13%) WinForms
2 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.13%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.56%) WinRT
3 1 (2.56%) Sass
3 1 (2.56%) COM
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) STL
3 1 (2.56%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Linux
2 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) UNIX
4 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.13%) Windows CE
5 2 (5.13%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Security Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
5 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Information Security
6 7 (17.95%) Product Management
7 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 2 (5.13%) OO
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.13%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.56%) Android Development
9 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
1 16 (41.03%) Perl
1 16 (41.03%) PHP
1 16 (41.03%) Python
2 13 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded C++
4 5 (12.82%) C
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Apple
1 1 (2.56%) Google