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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 35 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs citing C++ 40 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.66% 3.97% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.57% 8.81% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 3
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£375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
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
418 318 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.66% 45.11% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 154
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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++
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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 36 (51.43%) SQL
2 29 (41.43%) XML
3 27 (38.57%) C#
3 27 (38.57%) Java
4 25 (35.71%) Perl
4 25 (35.71%) Multithreading
5 24 (34.29%) .NET
6 23 (32.86%) Banking
7 20 (28.57%) Linux
7 20 (28.57%) STL
8 19 (27.14%) Finance
9 18 (25.71%) COM+
9 18 (25.71%) DCOM
10 17 (24.29%) ATL
11 16 (22.86%) HTTP
11 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 16 (22.86%) KDB
11 16 (22.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 15 (21.43%) Python
12 15 (21.43%) Windows
12 15 (21.43%) OLE DB
13 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
14 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
14 12 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (17.14%) OO
14 12 (17.14%) Equities
15 11 (15.71%) UNIX
16 10 (14.29%) Front Office
16 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 10 (14.29%) FIX Protocol

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Maya
2 1 (1.43%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.43%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.86%) KDB
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.57%) CppUnit
2 6 (8.57%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.43%) CodeRush
3 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.43%) Ant
General
1 23 (32.86%) Banking
2 19 (27.14%) Finance
3 10 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (82.86%) Developer
2 44 (62.86%) C++ Developer
3 6 (8.57%) Lead Developer
4 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
4 4 (5.71%) WPF Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
5 3 (4.29%) Architect
6 2 (2.86%) Designer
6 2 (2.86%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (2.86%) VBA Developer
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.43%) iOS Developer
7 1 (1.43%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (1.43%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.43%) Programmer
7 1 (1.43%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (1.43%) Games Developer
7 1 (1.43%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) XML
2 24 (34.29%) .NET
3 20 (28.57%) STL
4 18 (25.71%) COM+
4 18 (25.71%) DCOM
5 17 (24.29%) ATL
6 16 (22.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 15 (21.43%) OLE DB
8 10 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (12.86%) MFC
10 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.14%) SOAP
11 4 (5.71%) WPF
11 4 (5.71%) Task Parallel Library
12 3 (4.29%) HTML5
12 3 (4.29%) HTML
13 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
13 2 (2.86%) OpenGL
13 2 (2.86%) DirectX
13 2 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (17.14%) Equities
2 9 (12.86%) Derivative
3 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.71%) Physics
3 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Windows
3 11 (15.71%) UNIX
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Multithreading
2 12 (17.14%) OO
3 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 10 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
5 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.57%) ETL
6 6 (8.57%) TDD
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.71%) OOP
8 4 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Analytics
9 3 (4.29%) SOA
10 2 (2.86%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Electronic Trading
10 2 (2.86%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.86%) Memory Management
11 1 (1.43%) iOS Development
11 1 (1.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) SQL
2 27 (38.57%) C#
2 27 (38.57%) Java
3 25 (35.71%) Perl
4 15 (21.43%) Python
5 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.57%) C
7 4 (5.71%) Korn
8 3 (4.29%) AWK
8 3 (4.29%) VBA
8 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.43%) sed
10 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.43%) Ruby
10 1 (1.43%) VC++
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 6 (8.57%) Google
4 5 (7.14%) Sybase
5 4 (5.71%) Informatica
6 3 (4.29%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) Perforce
8 1 (1.43%) Symbian
8 1 (1.43%) OpenLink
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
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