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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 45 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing C++ 20 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.64% 1.02% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.39% 2.31% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 9
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£375 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
313 260 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.29% 44.14% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 133 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.87 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -56.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.74 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 31 (75.61%) XML
3 28 (68.29%) C#
4 26 (63.41%) SQL
4 26 (63.41%) Visual Studio
4 26 (63.41%) FIX Protocol
5 25 (60.98%) HTTP
6 24 (58.54%) STL
6 24 (58.54%) SQL Server
6 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
7 23 (56.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (43.90%) T-SQL
9 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
10 14 (34.15%) DCOM
11 12 (29.27%) Finance
11 12 (29.27%) COM+
11 12 (29.27%) Java
12 11 (26.83%) Windows
13 10 (24.39%) Unit Testing
14 9 (21.95%) OLE DB
15 8 (19.51%) ATL
16 7 (17.07%) Web Services
16 7 (17.07%) SOA
16 7 (17.07%) Oracle
16 7 (17.07%) Banking
16 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
17 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
17 6 (14.63%) ETL
18 5 (12.20%) UNIX
18 5 (12.20%) IBM

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) IPv4
3 1 (2.44%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (58.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (56.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) CppUnit
2 2 (4.88%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (90.24%) Developer
2 28 (68.29%) C++ Developer
3 14 (34.15%) Senior Developer
4 11 (26.83%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.88%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.44%) C++ Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 31 (75.61%) XML
3 26 (63.41%) FIX Protocol
4 24 (58.54%) STL
5 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
6 14 (34.15%) DCOM
7 12 (29.27%) COM+
8 9 (21.95%) OLE DB
9 8 (19.51%) ATL
10 7 (17.07%) Web Services
10 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
11 4 (9.76%) JSON
11 4 (9.76%) HTML5
11 4 (9.76%) Apache Camel
11 4 (9.76%) HTML
12 3 (7.32%) OLE
12 3 (7.32%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 2 (4.88%) COM
14 1 (2.44%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.07%) SOA
3 6 (14.63%) ETL
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.32%) OWASP
7 2 (4.88%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.44%) OO
8 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.44%) MVC
8 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.44%) Code Coverage
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) C#
2 26 (63.41%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) T-SQL
4 12 (29.27%) Java
5 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.76%) VB6
6 4 (9.76%) VB
6 4 (9.76%) C
7 3 (7.32%) VBA
7 3 (7.32%) Perl
7 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.32%) Python
7 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.88%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) OpenLink
6 1 (2.44%) Coverity