The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 23 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing C++ 8 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.20% 2.93% 4.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.59% 9.88% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +69.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -5.92%
C++
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 81 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 27.60% 29.67% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 33
Average daily rate £323 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £284 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.25 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) C
4 6 (33.33%) Electronics
4 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
5 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) UML
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) STL
6 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Military
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) Automake
7 3 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (16.67%) Android
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
7 3 (16.67%) Debian
7 3 (16.67%) Intel
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (16.67%) Automake
2 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Electronics
2 4 (22.22%) Military
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C++ Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Development Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) UI Programmer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) STL
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) WebKit
3 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.56%) Qt
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) DOM
4 1 (5.56%) XSL
4 1 (5.56%) XHTML
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
4 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (11.11%) DTV
4 2 (11.11%) Physics
4 2 (11.11%) IPTV
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (5.56%) W3C
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Debian
3 3 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) UML
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Android Development
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Intel
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Perforce
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