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 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 8 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.82% 3.13% 6.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.57% 12.20% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Average hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
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
56 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 34.36% 25.63% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 28
Average daily rate £350 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
Average hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 2016, 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 33 (84.62%) C
2 31 (79.49%) Linux
3 28 (71.79%) SQL
4 27 (69.23%) Multithreading
5 25 (64.10%) Unix
6 24 (61.54%) Oracle
6 24 (61.54%) Perl
6 24 (61.54%) STL
6 24 (61.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.95%) Embedded C
9 6 (15.38%) Embedded C++
9 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 4 (10.26%) Scrum
10 4 (10.26%) ClearCase
10 4 (10.26%) SOA
10 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
11 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.13%) JIRA
12 2 (5.13%) STB
12 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
12 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
12 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
12 2 (5.13%) Military
12 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
12 2 (5.13%) Python
12 2 (5.13%) Firmware

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DVB
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 2 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) Developer
2 29 (74.36%) C++ Developer
3 26 (66.67%) Linux Developer
3 26 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (61.54%) Oracle Developer
4 24 (61.54%) SQL Developer
4 24 (61.54%) Unix Developer
4 24 (61.54%) Unix Engineer
4 24 (61.54%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 18 (46.15%) Software Engineer
6 17 (43.59%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (35.90%) C++ Software Developer
8 13 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) C Software Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (10.26%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (10.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 24 (61.54%) STL
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) Twisted
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ATL
3 1 (2.56%) POCO
3 1 (2.56%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.13%) STB
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 25 (64.10%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Multithreading
2 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) SOA
4 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.13%) CAD
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.13%) Requirements Management
5 2 (5.13%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (5.13%) V-Model
6 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) C
2 28 (71.79%) SQL
3 24 (61.54%) Perl
4 7 (17.95%) Embedded C
5 6 (15.38%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.13%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) EMC
2 1 (2.56%) IBM