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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 87 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -9
Contract jobs citing C++ 84 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 0.73% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.98% 2.27% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 10
Average daily rate £450 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £395 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £382 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.88 - £36.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.88%
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
1404 1277 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.89% 32.12% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 808 553
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 34
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +16 35 £400 +6.73% 7
Lancashire - 22 £450 - 3
Manchester +2 20 £430 +17.80% 30
Merseyside +3 2 £425 +80.85% 4
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 87 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (38.22%) JavaScript
3 64 (33.51%) C
4 63 (32.98%) XML
5 56 (29.32%) OO
6 54 (28.27%) Software Engineering
7 50 (26.18%) JSON
8 49 (25.65%) Python
8 49 (25.65%) Java
9 48 (25.13%) C#
10 44 (23.04%) Oracle
11 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
12 41 (21.47%) HTML
12 41 (21.47%) SOAP
13 39 (20.42%) Linux
14 37 (19.37%) TDD
14 37 (19.37%) HTML5
15 36 (18.85%) IBM
16 35 (18.32%) Unit Testing
17 34 (17.80%) OOP
18 31 (16.23%) Windows
19 30 (15.71%) CSS
19 30 (15.71%) .NET
19 30 (15.71%) HTTP
20 29 (15.18%) Degree
20 29 (15.18%) Banking
21 27 (14.14%) CSS3
22 26 (13.61%) SDLC
22 26 (13.61%) Open Source
22 26 (13.61%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 24 (12.57%) Apache
2 20 (10.47%) JBoss
2 20 (10.47%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.62%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.09%) Node.js
4 4 (2.09%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) Drupal
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MS Office
2 3 (1.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.71%) HTTP
2 12 (6.28%) Bluetooth
3 7 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.62%) MRTG
5 4 (2.09%) DHCP
5 4 (2.09%) DNS
5 4 (2.09%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.09%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.09%) IMAP
5 4 (2.09%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.09%) RS-422
5 4 (2.09%) SMTP
6 2 (1.05%) Skype
7 1 (0.52%) DVB
7 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) Intranet
7 1 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.52%) MySQL
2 20 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.71%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.19%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.66%) DB2
7 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.05%) Redis
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.52%) Visual Studio
2 16 (8.38%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (7.33%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.81%) ERwin
5 11 (5.76%) Subversion
6 9 (4.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.09%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.57%) Grunt
8 3 (1.57%) gulp
8 3 (1.57%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.05%) CMake
9 2 (1.05%) GDB
9 2 (1.05%) Gradle
9 2 (1.05%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.05%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.05%) WiX
10 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 29 (15.18%) Banking
2 26 (13.61%) Finance
3 13 (6.81%) Games
4 12 (6.28%) Marketing
5 7 (3.66%) Law
6 5 (2.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.09%) Avionics
7 4 (2.09%) Legal
8 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (1.05%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (51.31%) Developer
2 25 (13.09%) Software Engineer
3 24 (12.57%) C# Developer
3 24 (12.57%) Software Developer
4 23 (12.04%) Architect
5 21 (10.99%) Java Developer
6 19 (9.95%) Technical Architect
7 14 (7.33%) Analyst
7 14 (7.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (6.28%) C++ Developer
8 12 (6.28%) ETL Developer
9 11 (5.76%) Digital Architect
10 10 (5.24%) Digital Technical Architect
11 9 (4.71%) Embedded Developer
12 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
12 8 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (3.66%) C Software Engineer
13 7 (3.66%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 6 (3.14%) DBA
14 6 (3.14%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (32.98%) XML
2 50 (26.18%) JSON
3 41 (21.47%) HTML
3 41 (21.47%) SOAP
4 37 (19.37%) HTML5
5 30 (15.71%) .NET
5 30 (15.71%) CSS
6 27 (14.14%) CSS3
7 24 (12.57%) Web Services
8 22 (11.52%) .NET Framework
8 22 (11.52%) J2EE
8 22 (11.52%) JDBC
8 22 (11.52%) REST
9 21 (10.99%) WCF
10 20 (10.47%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (10.47%) Apache Camel
10 20 (10.47%) Middleware
11 16 (8.38%) AngularJS
12 9 (4.71%) Java EE
12 9 (4.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.81%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.71%) User Experience
4 3 (1.57%) DTV
4 3 (1.57%) PMI
5 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.05%) STB
6 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.52%) IPTV
6 1 (0.52%) MPEG
6 1 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.42%) Linux
2 31 (16.23%) Windows
3 13 (6.81%) Mac OS
4 9 (4.71%) AIX
4 9 (4.71%) Windows Vista
4 9 (4.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.14%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.62%) Android
6 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.62%) CentOS
6 5 (2.62%) Debian
7 4 (2.09%) ThreadX
7 4 (2.09%) Unix
8 2 (1.05%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.52%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (29.32%) OO
3 54 (28.27%) Software Engineering
4 37 (19.37%) TDD
5 35 (18.32%) Unit Testing
6 34 (17.80%) OOP
7 26 (13.61%) Open Source
7 26 (13.61%) SDLC
8 22 (11.52%) Automated Testing
8 22 (11.52%) SOA
9 20 (10.47%) E-business
9 20 (10.47%) High Availability
10 18 (9.42%) Translating Business Requirements
10 18 (9.42%) Waterfall
11 16 (8.38%) Integration Testing
12 15 (7.85%) Data Protection
12 15 (7.85%) Use Case
13 14 (7.33%) Data Modelling
14 13 (6.81%) Computer Forensics
14 13 (6.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 73 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 64 (33.51%) C
3 49 (25.65%) Java
3 49 (25.65%) Python
4 48 (25.13%) C#
5 24 (12.57%) SQL
6 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.24%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.24%) VC++
8 9 (4.71%) Objective-C
8 9 (4.71%) Perl
9 7 (3.66%) COBOL
9 7 (3.66%) PHP
10 6 (3.14%) Ada
11 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.62%) Go
11 5 (2.62%) Korn
11 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.09%) Ruby
13 3 (1.57%) Lua
Qualifications
1 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.18%) Degree
3 26 (13.61%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.57%) APMP
7 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) PhD
9 1 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.14%) QA
3 4 (2.09%) MISRA
4 1 (0.52%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.62%) KVM
3 4 (2.09%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.09%) Firmware
3 4 (2.09%) iptables
3 4 (2.09%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.09%) Squid
4 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) Cacti
1 5 (2.62%) Nagios
1 5 (2.62%) OpenNebula
1 5 (2.62%) Puppet
2 4 (2.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (23.04%) Oracle
2 36 (18.85%) IBM
3 15 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.19%) Informatica
5 7 (3.66%) Serena
5 7 (3.66%) VMware
6 5 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.09%) Renesas
8 3 (1.57%) Google
9 1 (0.52%) BT
9 1 (0.52%) HP
9 1 (0.52%) Siemens
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £46 - £51 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago