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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 109 82 113
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +31
Contract jobs citing C++ 27 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.73% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 5.09% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 9
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£375 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £442 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.25 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £32.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
1112 943 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.95% 34.01% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 513 625
Average daily rate £338 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £15.24 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.57 £57.00
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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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
Manchester -17 11 £375 +50.00% 12
Cheshire -2 5 £375 -2.28% 14
Lancashire - 4 £400 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 48 (62.34%) C#
1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 45 (58.44%) Linux
3 44 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (48.05%) TDD
6 36 (46.75%) SQL
7 34 (44.16%) Python
8 33 (42.86%) PHP
9 30 (38.96%) Ruby
10 28 (36.36%) Web Services
10 28 (36.36%) Scala
11 27 (35.06%) Open Source
11 27 (35.06%) NoSQL
12 26 (33.77%) BDD
12 26 (33.77%) Unit Testing
13 22 (28.57%) RESTful
14 21 (27.27%) HTML
15 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering
15 20 (25.97%) JSON
15 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
16 18 (23.38%) CSS
17 16 (20.78%) XML
17 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (19.48%) C
19 13 (16.88%) XHTML
20 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
21 9 (11.69%) Ajax
21 9 (11.69%) Degree
21 9 (11.69%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 2 (2.60%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.30%) Node.js
2 1 (1.30%) JBoss
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) DSL
2 1 (1.30%) DVB
2 1 (1.30%) Intranet
2 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.06%) NoSQL
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.60%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.30%) MorphX
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
1 3 (3.90%) Games
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (64.94%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Tester
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.19%) WPF Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.60%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Programmer
8 2 (2.60%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Developer
8 2 (2.60%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (1.30%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (1.30%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) Web Services
2 22 (28.57%) RESTful
3 21 (27.27%) HTML
4 20 (25.97%) JSON
5 18 (23.38%) CSS
6 16 (20.78%) XML
7 13 (16.88%) XHTML
8 9 (11.69%) Ajax
9 8 (10.39%) .NET
9 8 (10.39%) WPF
10 6 (7.79%) XSLT
11 5 (6.49%) HTML5
12 4 (5.19%) J2EE
12 4 (5.19%) Struts
12 4 (5.19%) jQuery
12 4 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (3.90%) JavaScriptMVC
13 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 3 (3.90%) Struts2
13 3 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.06%) Open Source
2 8 (10.39%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Animation
4 4 (5.19%) Arduino
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.90%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.60%) GIS
6 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.60%) Physics
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.30%) Biology
7 1 (1.30%) Life Science
7 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.30%) Wiki
7 1 (1.30%) Social Media
7 1 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) UNIX
3 5 (6.49%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.90%) Debian
5 2 (2.60%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) TDD
3 26 (33.77%) BDD
3 26 (33.77%) Unit Testing
4 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering
4 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
5 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.39%) OO
7 7 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (6.49%) OOP
8 5 (6.49%) MVC
9 4 (5.19%) MVVM
9 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.90%) UML
10 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
11 2 (2.60%) ERP
11 2 (2.60%) Waterfall
11 2 (2.60%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (2.60%) Linear Algebra
Programming Languages
1 48 (62.34%) C#
1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 44 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 36 (46.75%) SQL
4 34 (44.16%) Python
5 33 (42.86%) PHP
6 30 (38.96%) Ruby
7 28 (36.36%) Scala
8 15 (19.48%) C
9 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.49%) Perl
10 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.60%) VB
10 2 (2.60%) R
11 1 (1.30%) sed
11 1 (1.30%) X++
11 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) PhD
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Firmware
2 2 (2.60%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Nagios
2 2 (2.60%) YUM
2 2 (2.60%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Atmel
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) Serena
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Google
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago