The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 41 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.14% 0.49% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 1.22% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +29.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
C++
North West

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
180 82 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.91% 40.00% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 51 74
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.00 £32.50
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Military
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) GTK+
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Qt
4 2 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (25.00%) VxWorks
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) GIS
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Ada
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) RAD

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) MorphX
2 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) GTK+
1 2 (25.00%) Qt
1 2 (25.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) QMS
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ada
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft