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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 51 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 14 31 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.64% 4.38% 8.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.58% 8.64% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +5.33%
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
306 359 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 35.83% 50.71% 61.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 216 273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £12.18
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 - £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £35.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 2015, 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 18 (62.07%) C#
2 17 (58.62%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (51.72%) Linux
4 14 (48.28%) .NET
4 14 (48.28%) Finance
5 13 (44.83%) SQL
5 13 (44.83%) XML
6 12 (41.38%) Java
6 12 (41.38%) Perl
7 11 (37.93%) Visual Studio
7 11 (37.93%) Python
7 11 (37.93%) HTTP
8 10 (34.48%) STL
9 8 (27.59%) UNIX
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 7 (24.14%) Web Services
10 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
10 7 (24.14%) Derivative
10 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (20.69%) SDLC
11 6 (20.69%) Front Office
11 6 (20.69%) Banking
11 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
12 5 (17.24%) COM+
12 5 (17.24%) DCOM
12 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
13 4 (13.79%) OLE DB
13 4 (13.79%) Windows

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) IPv4
3 1 (3.45%) IPv6
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Front Office
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) C++ Developer
3 9 (31.03%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior C++ Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (48.28%) .NET
3 13 (44.83%) XML
4 10 (34.48%) STL
5 7 (24.14%) Web Services
5 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) COM+
6 5 (17.24%) DCOM
7 4 (13.79%) OLE DB
7 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (10.34%) ATL
9 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.45%) WCF
9 1 (3.45%) WPF
9 1 (3.45%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Derivative
2 4 (13.79%) Equities
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) UNIX
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
2 6 (20.69%) SDLC
3 3 (10.34%) OWASP
4 2 (6.90%) SOA
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Java
3 12 (41.38%) Perl
4 11 (37.93%) Python
5 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
7 4 (13.79%) VB
7 4 (13.79%) VB6
8 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
8 3 (10.34%) Ruby
8 3 (10.34%) C
8 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.45%) Korn
9 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Sybase