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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 115 66 111
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +45
Contract jobs citing C++ 46 114 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 2.55% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 8.30% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 73 17
Median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £367 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.35 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
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
1292 1374 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.98% 30.68% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 873 669
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 30
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £19.15 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 29 £425 - 33
Cheshire -7 15 £288 -36.11% 7
Lancashire -12 1 - - 2
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for C++.

1 47 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 34 (38.64%) Java
3 34 (38.64%) Linux
4 28 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 27 (30.68%) C#
6 26 (29.55%) C
7 21 (23.86%) HTTP
8 20 (22.73%) XML
8 20 (22.73%) Python
9 19 (21.59%) Oracle
9 19 (21.59%) HTML
9 19 (21.59%) REST
10 18 (20.45%) Open Source
10 18 (20.45%) Apache
10 18 (20.45%) IBM
11 17 (19.32%) HTML5
11 17 (19.32%) Banking
12 16 (18.18%) JSON
12 16 (18.18%) CSS
12 16 (18.18%) MySQL
12 16 (18.18%) Middleware
13 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing
13 15 (17.05%) Windows
13 15 (17.05%) SOAP
14 14 (15.91%) JDBC
14 14 (15.91%) J2EE
14 14 (15.91%) SOA
14 14 (15.91%) Tomcat
14 14 (15.91%) JBoss

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.45%) Apache
2 14 (15.91%) JBoss
2 14 (15.91%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.55%) SAS
4 2 (2.27%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Kinematics
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) IaaS
1 5 (5.68%) PaaS
1 5 (5.68%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) HTTP
2 6 (6.82%) DHCP
2 6 (6.82%) DNS
2 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (4.55%) IMAP
3 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
3 4 (4.55%) MRTG
3 4 (4.55%) SMTP
4 2 (2.27%) 802.11
4 2 (2.27%) DLNA
4 2 (2.27%) DVB
4 2 (2.27%) IGMP
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) IPv4
4 2 (2.27%) IPv6
4 2 (2.27%) LDAP
4 2 (2.27%) PPP
4 2 (2.27%) UPnP
5 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) MySQL
2 14 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.14%) Power BI
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.14%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.14%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.68%) JIRA
5 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.27%) Android Studio
7 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.14%) JMeter
8 1 (1.14%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.14%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.14%) Selenium
8 1 (1.14%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (19.32%) Banking
2 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing
3 10 (11.36%) Games
4 5 (5.68%) Finance
5 2 (2.27%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (46.59%) Developer
2 12 (13.64%) Architect
2 12 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) Technical Architect
4 8 (9.09%) Digital Architect
4 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Digital Technical Architect
5 7 (7.95%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.82%) C++ Developer
6 6 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Android Developer
7 5 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Digital Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Java Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Cryptography Specialist
9 3 (3.41%) iOS Android Developer
9 3 (3.41%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) XML
2 19 (21.59%) HTML
2 19 (21.59%) REST
3 17 (19.32%) HTML5
4 16 (18.18%) CSS
4 16 (18.18%) JSON
4 16 (18.18%) Middleware
5 15 (17.05%) SOAP
6 14 (15.91%) ActiveMQ
6 14 (15.91%) Apache Camel
6 14 (15.91%) CSS3
6 14 (15.91%) J2EE
6 14 (15.91%) JDBC
7 12 (13.64%) .NET
8 5 (5.68%) Node.js
8 5 (5.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (4.55%) Web Services
9 4 (4.55%) WinForms
10 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) User Experience
3 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.41%) Interactive TV
5 3 (3.41%) MHEG
6 2 (2.27%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.27%) IPTV
6 2 (2.27%) Robotics
6 2 (2.27%) STB
7 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.14%) BBC
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.14%) New Media
7 1 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.64%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 9 (10.23%) Unix
4 7 (7.95%) Android
5 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.55%) CentOS
6 4 (4.55%) Debian
6 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) AIX
9 1 (1.14%) HPUX
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 18 (20.45%) Open Source
4 14 (15.91%) E-business
4 14 (15.91%) High Availability
4 14 (15.91%) SOA
5 12 (13.64%) DevOps
5 12 (13.64%) Scrum
5 12 (13.64%) TDD
6 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 9 (10.23%) BDD
7 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.23%) OO
7 9 (10.23%) UML
8 8 (9.09%) Validation
9 7 (7.95%) OOD
9 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.82%) Microservices
10 6 (6.82%) Prototyping
10 6 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 34 (38.64%) Java
3 27 (30.68%) C#
4 26 (29.55%) C
5 20 (22.73%) Python
6 11 (12.50%) SQL
7 7 (7.95%) PHP
8 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.68%) Perl
8 5 (5.68%) Ruby
8 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.68%) VB
9 4 (4.55%) Korn
9 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.41%) ActionScript
10 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.27%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.27%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Dovecot
1 4 (4.55%) iptables
1 4 (4.55%) KVM
1 4 (4.55%) Sendmail
1 4 (4.55%) Squid
1 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Ceph
2 1 (1.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) Firmware
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Puppet
2 4 (4.55%) Cacti
2 4 (4.55%) HAProxy
2 4 (4.55%) Nagios
2 4 (4.55%) OpenNebula
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Oracle
2 18 (20.45%) IBM
3 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) OpenTV
4 3 (3.41%) SAP
4 3 (3.41%) Twitter
5 2 (2.27%) CA
5 2 (2.27%) Conax
5 2 (2.27%) Nagra
5 2 (2.27%) Verimatrix
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.14%) Sun
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