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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 18 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 5 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.14% 7.50% 7.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.20% 28.13% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.20
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +7.52%
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 Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
41 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 25.79% 26.67% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 24
Average daily rate £313 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 28 April 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 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) STL
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) PhD
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) WinForms
4 3 (21.43%) OpenMP
4 3 (21.43%) Fortran
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Parallel Computing
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C++ Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) STL
2 3 (21.43%) WinForms
2 3 (21.43%) OpenMP
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Parallel Computing
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) DRM
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) Android Development
4 1 (7.14%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Fortran
3 3 (21.43%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PhD
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle