The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 111 67 97
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +30
Contract jobs citing C++ 25 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 2.20% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 6.74% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 24
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.80 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £34.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C++
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -14 9 £150 -60.65% 11
Manchester -22 8 £363 +3.57% 26
Cumbria -5 5 £375 -14.28%
Merseyside -1 3 £400 +83.90% 1
Lancashire -26 1 - - 3
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (60.00%) C#
2 32 (58.18%) Java
3 24 (43.64%) C
3 24 (43.64%) .NET
4 19 (34.55%) HTML
5 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
6 16 (29.09%) Software Engineering
7 15 (27.27%) Windows
8 13 (23.64%) Web Services
8 13 (23.64%) SQL
9 12 (21.82%) VB.NET
9 12 (21.82%) OO
9 12 (21.82%) TDD
10 11 (20.00%) VB
10 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (18.18%) OOP
11 10 (18.18%) Objective-C
11 10 (18.18%) Degree
11 10 (18.18%) WPF
12 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.36%) MVC
12 9 (16.36%) XML
12 9 (16.36%) Oracle
12 9 (16.36%) PHP
12 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
13 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.55%) Python
13 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.55%) MySQL
13 8 (14.55%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (5.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) CATIA
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
2 1 (1.82%) Windchill
2 1 (1.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Magento
1 1 (1.82%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Intranet
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) ATM
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.73%) Subversion
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) FishEye
4 3 (5.45%) Gradle
4 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.45%) Maven
4 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) Tester
3 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) C# Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Software Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.45%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Junior
9 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Junior Tester
9 2 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (43.64%) .NET
2 19 (34.55%) HTML
3 13 (23.64%) Web Services
4 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (18.18%) WPF
6 9 (16.36%) XML
7 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.91%) HTML5
8 6 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (9.09%) CSS
10 4 (7.27%) WCF
11 3 (5.45%) jQuery
11 3 (5.45%) WinForms
11 3 (5.45%) MFC
11 3 (5.45%) Middleware
12 2 (3.64%) OpenGL
12 2 (3.64%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (3.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.45%) Open Source
2 3 (5.45%) MHEG
2 3 (5.45%) IPTV
2 3 (5.45%) New Media
2 3 (5.45%) Interactive TV
3 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.64%) BBC
3 2 (3.64%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.82%) Chip Card
4 1 (1.82%) EMV
4 1 (1.82%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) UNIX
3 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.45%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) VMS
5 2 (3.64%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.82%) OO
2 12 (21.82%) TDD
3 10 (18.18%) OOP
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.36%) MVC
5 7 (12.73%) BDD
5 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
6 6 (10.91%) UML
6 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
6 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) OOD
9 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) C#
2 32 (58.18%) Java
3 24 (43.64%) C
4 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
5 13 (23.64%) SQL
6 12 (21.82%) VB.NET
7 11 (20.00%) VB
8 10 (18.18%) Objective-C
9 9 (16.36%) PHP
9 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
10 8 (14.55%) Python
11 7 (12.73%) VBScript
12 6 (10.91%) Perl
13 5 (9.09%) Ruby
13 5 (9.09%) VC++
14 4 (7.27%) ActionScript
15 2 (3.64%) Pascal
15 2 (3.64%) PowerHouse
15 2 (3.64%) DCL
16 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CEH
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.45%) OpenTV
5 2 (3.64%) Progress
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Zend
6 1 (1.82%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.82%) Mercator
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