The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 109 86 119
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +33
Contract jobs citing C++ 31 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.67% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.82% 4.79% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Average hourly rate £35.38 £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.25 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
C++
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1098 981 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 34.87% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 522 617
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 41
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.79 £57.00
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 the North West

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

C++
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 12 £375 +43.54% 18
Cheshire -5 7 £363 +7.40% 16
Lancashire - 2 £400 - 1
Merseyside -12 1 - - 6
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 51 (67.11%) C#
2 47 (61.84%) Java
3 42 (55.26%) Linux
4 41 (53.95%) JavaScript
5 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (48.68%) SQL
7 35 (46.05%) TDD
8 32 (42.11%) PHP
8 32 (42.11%) Python
9 29 (38.16%) Ruby
10 28 (36.84%) Scala
11 27 (35.53%) Open Source
11 27 (35.53%) NoSQL
11 27 (35.53%) Web Services
12 26 (34.21%) BDD
13 25 (32.89%) Unit Testing
14 22 (28.95%) RESTful
15 20 (26.32%) HTML
15 20 (26.32%) JSON
16 19 (25.00%) Mentoring
17 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
17 18 (23.68%) CSS
18 15 (19.74%) XML
19 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
20 13 (17.11%) XHTML
21 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
21 12 (15.79%) C
22 11 (14.47%) .NET
23 9 (11.84%) Ajax
23 9 (11.84%) WPF

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.63%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.32%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) PaaS
1 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) DSL
2 1 (1.32%) DVB
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
2 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) NoSQL
2 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.32%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.32%) MorphX
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.95%) Finance
1 3 (3.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (68.42%) Developer
2 9 (11.84%) Senior Developer
2 9 (11.84%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.21%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.26%) Tester
5 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (5.26%) WPF Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Programmer
7 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
7 2 (2.63%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.63%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (2.63%) VB Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Technical Developer
7 2 (2.63%) C++/Java Developer
8 1 (1.32%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) Web Services
2 22 (28.95%) RESTful
3 20 (26.32%) JSON
3 20 (26.32%) HTML
4 18 (23.68%) CSS
5 15 (19.74%) XML
6 13 (17.11%) XHTML
7 11 (14.47%) .NET
8 9 (11.84%) Ajax
8 9 (11.84%) WPF
9 5 (6.58%) HTML5
9 5 (6.58%) XSLT
10 4 (5.26%) Struts
11 3 (3.95%) DHTML
11 3 (3.95%) J2EE
11 3 (3.95%) MFC
11 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (3.95%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.53%) Open Source
2 7 (9.21%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) Arduino
4 4 (5.26%) Animation
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.95%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.63%) Physics
6 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.32%) Biology
7 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.32%) DTV
7 1 (1.32%) GIS
7 1 (1.32%) STB
7 1 (1.32%) CCTV
7 1 (1.32%) Statistics
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (55.26%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) UNIX
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 3 (3.95%) Debian
3 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (46.05%) TDD
3 26 (34.21%) BDD
4 25 (32.89%) Unit Testing
5 19 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
7 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.53%) OO
9 7 (9.21%) Scrum
10 6 (7.89%) MVC
11 5 (6.58%) OOP
12 4 (5.26%) MVVM
13 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.95%) UML
13 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
14 2 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
14 2 (2.63%) Integration Testing
14 2 (2.63%) Technical Analysis
14 2 (2.63%) DevOps
15 1 (1.32%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 51 (67.11%) C#
2 47 (61.84%) Java
3 41 (53.95%) JavaScript
4 37 (48.68%) SQL
5 32 (42.11%) PHP
5 32 (42.11%) Python
6 29 (38.16%) Ruby
7 28 (36.84%) Scala
8 12 (15.79%) C
9 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.58%) VB
9 5 (6.58%) Perl
10 3 (3.95%) VB6
11 2 (2.63%) R
11 2 (2.63%) VC++
11 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.63%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.32%) AWK
12 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) PhD
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Firmware
2 2 (2.63%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (2.63%) Nagios
2 2 (2.63%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.63%) YUM
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Atmel
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.63%) Serena
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) HP
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