The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
North West / Lancashire
Rank 34 17 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing C++ 4 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.55% 8.05% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 17.22% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.13 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.35 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +12.82%

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

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
106 209 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.09% 46.76% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 140 95
Median daily rate £313 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 10
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.80 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.03 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -13 3 - -
C++
North West

C++
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for C++.

1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Qt
2 3 (75.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Avionics
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (25.00%) RAD
4 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) RIA
4 1 (25.00%) QMS

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (50.00%) Avionics
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) QMS
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) RAD
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft