The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 47 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing C++ 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.32% 1.10% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 2.61% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
C++
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
158 115 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.84% 42.12% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 68 41
Average daily rate £338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £229 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +135.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Kent

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) C
4 7 (53.85%) Qt
5 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
5 6 (46.15%) Device Driver
6 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) Embedded C++
6 5 (38.46%) Modbus
6 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Embedded C
7 4 (30.77%) Workflow
8 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
8 3 (23.08%) MVC
8 3 (23.08%) C#
8 3 (23.08%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) J2EE
8 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (15.38%) Simulink
9 2 (15.38%) VHDL
10 1 (7.69%) Games
10 1 (7.69%) SSH
10 1 (7.69%) Internet
10 1 (7.69%) .NET
10 1 (7.69%) Python
10 1 (7.69%) Xbox
10 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
10 1 (7.69%) Mathematics

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (15.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Modbus
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Games Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Games Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Games Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Qt
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Device Driver
2 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (15.38%) VHDL
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
3 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.69%) Game Development
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded C++
3 4 (30.77%) Embedded C
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree