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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 69 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Contract jobs citing C++ 101 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 1.47% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.13% 4.44% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 26 17
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£492 £448 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +49.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £320 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £36.28 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £41.75 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
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
1416 1035 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 33.12% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 597 526
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.98 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Lancashire +21 33 £515 +8.99% 3
Cheshire -1 30 £450 -11.76% 6
Manchester +2 23 £391 +22.26% 19
Merseyside -5 3 £350 +14.75%
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (46.77%) Python
3 54 (43.55%) SQL
4 46 (37.10%) Linux
5 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
6 41 (33.06%) Java
7 37 (29.84%) HTML
8 36 (29.03%) C#
8 36 (29.03%) Oracle
8 36 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 36 (29.03%) TDD
9 33 (26.61%) UNIX
10 31 (25.00%) .NET
10 31 (25.00%) ETL
11 30 (24.19%) Microsoft
11 30 (24.19%) Git (software)
12 28 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (22.58%) C
13 26 (20.97%) PL/SQL
13 26 (20.97%) Windows
14 25 (20.16%) Data Modelling
14 25 (20.16%) ERwin
14 25 (20.16%) Ruby
15 24 (19.35%) Data Security
15 24 (19.35%) T-SQL
16 23 (18.55%) CSS
16 23 (18.55%) Informatica
17 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (16.13%) ITIL
18 20 (16.13%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (4.84%) Node.js
2 4 (3.23%) IIS
2 4 (3.23%) Apache
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.23%) Confluence
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) SaaS
1 2 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) Internet
2 12 (9.68%) HTTP
3 4 (3.23%) SMTP
4 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.61%) SMS
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.10%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.03%) MySQL
5 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.23%) SQLite
5 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.61%) Big Data
7 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) DB2
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 25 (20.16%) ERwin
3 14 (11.29%) Subversion
4 12 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 10 (8.06%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.65%) JUnit
7 6 (4.84%) JIRA
8 4 (3.23%) Selenium
8 4 (3.23%) PHPUnit
8 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.23%) NUnit
8 4 (3.23%) eggPlant
8 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.42%) FishEye
9 3 (2.42%) Gradle
9 3 (2.42%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.42%) InstallShield
9 3 (2.42%) Maven
10 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (11.29%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Retail
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.42%) Automotive
4 3 (2.42%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (67.74%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) ETL Developer
3 15 (12.10%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.26%) Software Developer
4 9 (7.26%) Informatica Developer
4 9 (7.26%) Python Developer
5 8 (6.45%) Informatica ETL Developer
5 8 (6.45%) C++ Developer
5 8 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Tester
6 7 (5.65%) Django Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Python/Django Developer
7 6 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.03%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.03%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Support Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.23%) Programme Office Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.84%) HTML
2 31 (25.00%) .NET
3 23 (18.55%) CSS
4 16 (12.90%) Velocity
5 14 (11.29%) Django
6 9 (7.26%) jQuery
6 9 (7.26%) Web Services
7 8 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.45%) Qt
8 7 (5.65%) XHTML
9 6 (4.84%) SOAP
9 6 (4.84%) XML
10 5 (4.03%) WSDL
10 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
10 5 (4.03%) JSON
11 4 (3.23%) CAML
11 4 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (3.23%) Java EE
12 3 (2.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (14.52%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.61%) iPhone
5 2 (1.61%) User Experience
5 2 (1.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.81%) Informatics
6 1 (0.81%) Online Games
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.10%) Linux
2 33 (26.61%) UNIX
3 26 (20.97%) Windows
4 18 (14.52%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.23%) AIX
5 4 (3.23%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.42%) Android
6 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.61%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.81%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) TDD
3 31 (25.00%) ETL
4 28 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (20.16%) Data Modelling
6 24 (19.35%) Data Security
7 20 (16.13%) ITIL
7 20 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 18 (14.52%) OO
9 15 (12.10%) SDLC
10 14 (11.29%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.48%) BDD
12 12 (9.68%) Waterfall
12 12 (9.68%) Scrum
13 11 (8.87%) OOP
14 8 (6.45%) Web Design
14 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
14 8 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (5.65%) Test Scripting
15 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.77%) Python
2 54 (43.55%) SQL
3 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 41 (33.06%) Java
5 36 (29.03%) C#
6 28 (22.58%) C
7 26 (20.97%) PL/SQL
8 25 (20.16%) Ruby
9 24 (19.35%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.65%) VB
10 7 (5.65%) Objective-C
11 5 (4.03%) PHP
12 4 (3.23%) VBScript
12 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.23%) VBA
12 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.23%) FQL
13 3 (2.42%) Perl
14 2 (1.61%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.87%) Degree
3 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) P3O
2 5 (4.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) yum
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Oracle
2 30 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.55%) Informatica
4 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
5 2 (1.61%) Twitter
6 1 (0.81%) Renesas
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) Perforce
6 1 (0.81%) Serena
6 1 (0.81%) Google
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