The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 57 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing C++ 14 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 1.27% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.68% 4.20% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £290 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £455 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
C++
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
299 262 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.55% 30.32% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 134 181
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.03 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 15 (50.00%) C
2 14 (46.67%) C#
3 13 (43.33%) .NET
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) HTTP
6 9 (30.00%) Java
6 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (23.33%) HTML
9 6 (20.00%) VPN
9 6 (20.00%) SSL
9 6 (20.00%) XML
10 5 (16.67%) IIS
10 5 (16.67%) Degree
10 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 4 (13.33%) Finance
11 4 (13.33%) Information Security
11 4 (13.33%) PKI
11 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
11 4 (13.33%) UNIX
11 4 (13.33%) Middleware
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) VBScript
11 4 (13.33%) VB
11 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
11 4 (13.33%) Apache
11 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) Zope
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) HTTP
2 6 (20.00%) SSL
2 6 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) IPsec
3 3 (10.00%) SSH
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) FTP
4 2 (6.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) NFC
5 1 (3.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) NuGet
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Games
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Platform Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) Middleware
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.00%) SOAP
5 3 (10.00%) Qt
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
5 3 (10.00%) GStreamer
5 3 (10.00%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) QML
5 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
5 3 (10.00%) Qt Quick
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.33%) EJB
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE
7 1 (3.33%) WCF
7 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PKI
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.00%) STB
2 3 (10.00%) MPEG
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.33%) Xbox
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
4 1 (3.33%) Verilog
4 1 (3.33%) EMV
4 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (13.33%) Information Security
2 4 (13.33%) SDLC
3 3 (10.00%) Garbage Collection
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Security
3 3 (10.00%) Time Management
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.00%) Memory Management
3 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (6.67%) Game Development
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) SOA
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C
2 14 (46.67%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) VBScript
5 4 (13.33%) VB
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.33%) XAML
8 1 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) C++/CLI
8 1 (3.33%) Erlang
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) PHP
8 1 (3.33%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Talend
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian