The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Reading 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 57 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 1.62% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 4.93% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £113 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
242 304 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.47% 32.79% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 130
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.40 £20.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £32.30 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
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C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the Reading region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Reading

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Reading region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (57.14%) C
1 12 (57.14%) C#
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) XML
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) WCF
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) IIS
5 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 6 (28.57%) XSD
5 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) MCTS
7 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (19.05%) MCSD
7 4 (19.05%) MCSE
7 4 (19.05%) UNIX
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (28.57%) IIS
1 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) AutoCAD
3 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) ATM
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) SSH
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) C++ Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Security Designer
6 2 (9.52%) Designer
7 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) XSD
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 3 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) STL
6 1 (4.76%) ADO
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ODBC
6 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.76%) DirectX
6 1 (4.76%) OLE
6 1 (4.76%) OLE DB
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
2 2 (9.52%) OO
2 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
2 2 (9.52%) Data Security
2 2 (9.52%) Security Management
2 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Operations Research
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) OOD
3 1 (4.76%) CAD
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Memory Management
3 1 (4.76%) Game Development
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (4.76%) Signal Processing
3 1 (4.76%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C
1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Fortran
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Delphi
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
6 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCTS
2 4 (19.05%) MCSD
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Nokia
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Autodesk
3 1 (4.76%) SolidWorks
3 1 (4.76%) Sencha
3 1 (4.76%) Syclo