The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 49 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.77% 1.48% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 3.36% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
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 Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
331 268 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 45.16% 44.15% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 149 162
Average daily rate £344 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.60 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.27% -52.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.68 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the Glasgow region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Glasgow region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 39 (68.42%) XML
2 36 (63.16%) SQL
3 32 (56.14%) STL
4 31 (54.39%) FIX Protocol
5 29 (50.88%) .NET
6 28 (49.12%) HTTP
7 27 (47.37%) Visual Studio
8 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
8 26 (45.61%) C#
8 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
9 24 (42.11%) DCOM
9 24 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (38.60%) COM+
11 21 (36.84%) T-SQL
12 19 (33.33%) Finance
13 18 (31.58%) ATL
14 17 (29.82%) Windows
15 16 (28.07%) OLE DB
16 15 (26.32%) Java
17 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
17 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
17 13 (22.81%) Multithreading
17 13 (22.81%) Banking
18 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
18 9 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 8 (14.04%) CppUnit
19 8 (14.04%) Google
19 8 (14.04%) TDD
19 8 (14.04%) MFC
19 8 (14.04%) Oracle

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (7.02%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Maya
2 1 (1.75%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.75%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) HTTP
2 3 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) IPv4
3 1 (1.75%) IPv6
3 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 24 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.04%) CppUnit
2 8 (14.04%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.75%) Ant
3 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.75%) CodeRush
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Ivy
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (89.47%) Developer
2 35 (61.40%) C++ Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Senior C++ Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Designer
7 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) VBA Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.75%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Games Developer
8 1 (1.75%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (1.75%) C Developer
8 1 (1.75%) C++ Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (68.42%) XML
2 32 (56.14%) STL
3 31 (54.39%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (50.88%) .NET
5 24 (42.11%) DCOM
6 22 (38.60%) COM+
7 18 (31.58%) ATL
8 16 (28.07%) OLE DB
9 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
10 9 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (14.04%) MFC
12 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
13 6 (10.53%) Web Services
14 5 (8.77%) HTML
14 5 (8.77%) HTML5
15 4 (7.02%) Apache Camel
15 4 (7.02%) JSON
16 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
17 2 (3.51%) OLE
17 2 (3.51%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) UNIX
3 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
1 13 (22.81%) Multithreading
2 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 8 (14.04%) TDD
3 8 (14.04%) ETL
4 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.28%) SOA
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.26%) OWASP
6 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.51%) Memory Management
7 2 (3.51%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.51%) OO
8 1 (1.75%) OOP
8 1 (1.75%) Code Coverage
8 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (63.16%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) C#
3 21 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 15 (26.32%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) C
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.77%) Perl
7 4 (7.02%) Ruby
8 3 (5.26%) VBA
8 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.26%) Python
8 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.51%) VB6
9 2 (3.51%) VB
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.75%) AWK
10 1 (1.75%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Google
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Informatica
5 1 (1.75%) Symbian
5 1 (1.75%) OpenLink
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) Coverity
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