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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 106 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 31 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.22% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.87% 3.59% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 27
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £35.38 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
1082 1003 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 33.91% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 551 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 29 27 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Cheshire +6 10 £363 +20.83% 15
Manchester -10 9 £320 +17.43% 32
Merseyside -5 2 £305 +7.01% 2
Lancashire -19 2 £400 - 8
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (73.53%) C#
2 45 (66.18%) Java
3 38 (55.88%) JavaScript
3 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (51.47%) SQL
5 34 (50.00%) TDD
6 32 (47.06%) Linux
7 29 (42.65%) PHP
7 29 (42.65%) Python
8 28 (41.18%) Scala
9 27 (39.71%) Open Source
10 26 (38.24%) BDD
10 26 (38.24%) NoSQL
10 26 (38.24%) Ruby
11 25 (36.76%) Web Services
11 25 (36.76%) Unit Testing
12 21 (30.88%) RESTful
13 20 (29.41%) HTML
13 20 (29.41%) JSON
14 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
15 17 (25.00%) CSS
16 15 (22.06%) XML
16 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
17 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (19.12%) XHTML
19 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
19 11 (16.18%) .NET
20 9 (13.24%) Ajax
21 8 (11.76%) Scrum
21 8 (11.76%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.47%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) PaaS
1 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.47%) DSL
2 1 (1.47%) DVB
2 1 (1.47%) ATM
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) NoSQL
2 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) MorphX
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (70.59%) Developer
2 9 (13.24%) Senior Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) WPF Developer
6 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Programmer
7 2 (2.94%) Lead Developer
7 2 (2.94%) VB Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.94%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (2.94%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Tester
8 1 (1.47%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) Web Services
2 21 (30.88%) RESTful
3 20 (29.41%) HTML
3 20 (29.41%) JSON
4 17 (25.00%) CSS
5 15 (22.06%) XML
6 13 (19.12%) XHTML
7 11 (16.18%) .NET
8 9 (13.24%) Ajax
9 7 (10.29%) WPF
10 5 (7.35%) XSLT
11 4 (5.88%) Struts
11 4 (5.88%) HTML5
12 3 (4.41%) Struts2
12 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
12 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.41%) JavaScriptMVC
12 3 (4.41%) J2EE
12 3 (4.41%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (39.71%) Open Source
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Animation
4 3 (4.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.94%) Physics
5 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Social Media
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Chip Card
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) EMV
6 1 (1.47%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.47%) Firmware
6 1 (1.47%) Wiki
6 1 (1.47%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.47%) Biology
6 1 (1.47%) Life Science
6 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.06%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) CentOS
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.00%) TDD
3 26 (38.24%) BDD
4 25 (36.76%) Unit Testing
5 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
6 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.76%) Scrum
8 8 (11.76%) OO
9 6 (8.82%) OOP
10 5 (7.35%) MVC
11 4 (5.88%) MVVM
12 3 (4.41%) Technical Analysis
12 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
13 2 (2.94%) UML
13 2 (2.94%) DevOps
13 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
14 1 (1.47%) Game Development
14 1 (1.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 50 (73.53%) C#
2 45 (66.18%) Java
3 38 (55.88%) JavaScript
4 35 (51.47%) SQL
5 29 (42.65%) PHP
5 29 (42.65%) Python
6 28 (41.18%) Scala
7 26 (38.24%) Ruby
8 7 (10.29%) C
9 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.35%) VB
10 3 (4.41%) VB6
11 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.94%) Perl
11 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.94%) R
12 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.47%) sed
12 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) PhD
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
1 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
2 2 (2.94%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.94%) YUM
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Serena
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
2 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.47%) Apple
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