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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 65 87 108
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +21
Contract jobs citing C++ 101 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 1.65% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.15% 4.78% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 32 14
Average daily rate £425 £375 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £263 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.75 £36.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% +9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £34.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £39.75 £61.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
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
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 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++
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 12 February 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
Manchester +1 48 £388 +3.33% 30
Lancashire +21 26 £475 - 7
Cheshire +3 23 £408 -0.60% 14
Merseyside -1 1 - - 2
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 99 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (41.92%) JavaScript
3 95 (41.48%) Python
4 68 (29.69%) C
5 64 (27.95%) Software Engineering
6 61 (26.64%) Linux
7 55 (24.02%) OO
8 54 (23.58%) Java
9 52 (22.71%) C#
10 51 (22.27%) TDD
11 49 (21.40%) HTML
11 49 (21.40%) Git (software)
12 46 (20.09%) Windows
13 44 (19.21%) SQL
14 40 (17.47%) Finance
15 37 (16.16%) XML
16 36 (15.72%) .NET
16 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
16 36 (15.72%) Degree
17 35 (15.28%) ITIL
18 32 (13.97%) CSS
18 32 (13.97%) OOP
18 32 (13.97%) JSON
19 31 (13.54%) Subversion
19 31 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (13.10%) Web Services
21 29 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (11.79%) Unit Testing
23 25 (10.92%) SOAP
23 25 (10.92%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 10 (4.37%) Apache
2 6 (2.62%) IIS
3 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.31%) Node.js
5 3 (1.31%) SAS
5 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.44%) Jetty
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.93%) Doxygen
3 7 (3.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.31%) Google App Engine
1 3 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.17%) HTTP
2 17 (7.42%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.11%) Bluetooth
4 13 (5.68%) Internet
5 9 (3.93%) Modbus
6 8 (3.49%) SMTP
7 5 (2.18%) DHCP
7 5 (2.18%) DNS
8 4 (1.75%) MRTG
9 3 (1.31%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.31%) IMAP
9 3 (1.31%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.31%) RS-422
10 2 (0.87%) FTP
10 2 (0.87%) IPsec
10 2 (0.87%) SSL
11 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.62%) MySQL
3 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.62%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.62%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.18%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.18%) SQLite
5 2 (0.87%) GIS
6 1 (0.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 31 (13.54%) Subversion
3 25 (10.92%) Visual Studio
4 16 (6.99%) ERwin
5 14 (6.11%) Jenkins
5 14 (6.11%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (3.93%) CppUnit
7 7 (3.06%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.62%) JUnit
9 5 (2.18%) NUnit
9 5 (2.18%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (1.31%) GDB
12 2 (0.87%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.87%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (0.87%) JIRA
13 1 (0.44%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 40 (17.47%) Finance
2 17 (7.42%) Banking
3 12 (5.24%) Games
3 12 (5.24%) Marketing
4 6 (2.62%) Automotive
5 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.75%) Avionics
6 4 (1.75%) Law
6 4 (1.75%) Retail
7 3 (1.31%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Military
8 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (49.78%) Developer
2 29 (12.66%) Software Engineer
3 28 (12.23%) Software Developer
4 23 (10.04%) C# Developer
4 23 (10.04%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.30%) C++ Developer
6 15 (6.55%) C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Python Developer
8 11 (4.80%) Analyst
8 11 (4.80%) Architect
9 10 (4.37%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.49%) Digital Developer
10 8 (3.49%) ETL Developer
10 8 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.49%) Portfolio Manager
10 8 (3.49%) Programme Office Support
11 7 (3.06%) Embedded Developer
11 7 (3.06%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.40%) HTML
2 37 (16.16%) XML
3 36 (15.72%) .NET
4 32 (13.97%) CSS
4 32 (13.97%) JSON
5 30 (13.10%) Web Services
6 25 (10.92%) SOAP
7 21 (9.17%) HTML5
7 21 (9.17%) jQuery
8 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
9 16 (6.99%) WCF
9 16 (6.99%) WSDL
10 15 (6.55%) Django
10 15 (6.55%) Java EE
11 14 (6.11%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.37%) Qt
13 9 (3.93%) WebSockets
13 9 (3.93%) XHTML
14 8 (3.49%) ASP.NET
15 6 (2.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.80%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.37%) User Experience
5 9 (3.93%) CCTV
5 9 (3.93%) SCADA
6 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.31%) DTV
7 3 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.31%) PMI
8 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.87%) STB
9 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.44%) IPTV
9 1 (0.44%) MPEG
9 1 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.44%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.64%) Linux
2 46 (20.09%) Windows
3 23 (10.04%) Unix
4 18 (7.86%) Mac OS
5 15 (6.55%) AIX
6 14 (6.11%) Windows Vista
6 14 (6.11%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.68%) CentOS
7 13 (5.68%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.06%) Android
8 7 (3.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.18%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.18%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.75%) Debian
11 3 (1.31%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.87%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.87%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.44%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.95%) Software Engineering
3 55 (24.02%) OO
4 51 (22.27%) TDD
5 35 (15.28%) ITIL
6 32 (13.97%) OOP
7 29 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (11.79%) Unit Testing
9 23 (10.04%) PRINCE2
10 22 (9.61%) BDD
11 19 (8.30%) Waterfall
12 18 (7.86%) SDLC
13 17 (7.42%) Automated Testing
13 17 (7.42%) Data Protection
14 16 (6.99%) Data Modelling
14 16 (6.99%) ETL
15 15 (6.55%) Computer Forensics
15 15 (6.55%) System Testing
16 14 (6.11%) Information Security
17 13 (5.68%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 96 (41.92%) JavaScript
2 95 (41.48%) Python
3 68 (29.69%) C
4 54 (23.58%) Java
5 52 (22.71%) C#
6 44 (19.21%) SQL
7 18 (7.86%) Objective-C
8 17 (7.42%) Ruby
9 15 (6.55%) PL/SQL
10 13 (5.68%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.37%) PHP
12 9 (3.93%) VB
13 8 (3.49%) VC++
14 7 (3.06%) Perl
15 6 (2.62%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.62%) VBScript
16 5 (2.18%) Bash Shell
16 5 (2.18%) FQL
16 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
16 5 (2.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (15.72%) Degree
1 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 15 (6.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.31%) APMP
5 3 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.87%) HND
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.42%) P3O
2 14 (6.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (4.37%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.87%) MISRA
5 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.44%) ISO26262
System Software
1 6 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.18%) BitLocker
3 4 (1.75%) KVM
4 3 (1.31%) Dovecot
4 3 (1.31%) Firmware
4 3 (1.31%) iptables
4 3 (1.31%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.31%) Squid
5 2 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.06%) Puppet
2 4 (1.75%) Cacti
2 4 (1.75%) Nagios
2 4 (1.75%) OpenNebula
3 3 (1.31%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (10.04%) Oracle
2 18 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.68%) Informatica
3 13 (5.68%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.06%) IBM
4 7 (3.06%) Serena
5 6 (2.62%) VMware
6 3 (1.31%) Google
7 2 (0.87%) Renesas
8 1 (0.44%) BT
8 1 (0.44%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) Perforce
8 1 (0.44%) Siemens
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago