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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 11 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 18 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.82% 2.41% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.69% 7.41% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £43.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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
83 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 40.69% 32.53% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 30
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £41.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 27 August 2015, 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 20 (68.97%) C
2 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 16 (55.17%) Perl
2 16 (55.17%) Multithreading
3 15 (51.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) Oracle
3 15 (51.72%) STL
3 15 (51.72%) UNIX
4 12 (41.38%) C#
5 8 (27.59%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) WPF
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) MVC
9 3 (10.34%) Finance
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (10.34%) WinForms
9 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
9 3 (10.34%) Java
10 2 (6.90%) OO
10 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
11 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (3.45%) BDD
11 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
11 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
11 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (3.45%) Concurrent Programming

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) VoIP
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) X.509
1 1 (3.45%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 19 (65.52%) C++ Developer
3 11 (37.93%) Software Developer
4 7 (24.14%) C# Developer
4 7 (24.14%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior C++ Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Graphics Developer
9 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) STL
1 15 (51.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (27.59%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) WPF
4 3 (10.34%) WinForms
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) UNIX
3 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Multithreading
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) BDD
5 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.45%) UML
5 1 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) C
2 16 (55.17%) Perl
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Tcl
6 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Oracle