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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 57 86
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing C++ 12 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 2.56% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% 6.86% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 3
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£425 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
268 379 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.84% 37.27% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 198 122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.64% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £23.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £38.50 £38.00
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) C#
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 7 (28.00%) C
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (24.00%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (24.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (24.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 6 (24.00%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (24.00%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (24.00%) PaaS
8 6 (24.00%) VC++
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) XML
9 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (20.00%) MSTest
10 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (16.00%) Fortran
10 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (16.00%) WCF

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.00%) Simulink
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (24.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) ATM
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) SSH
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.00%) GPRS
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MSTest
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Security Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (24.00%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (24.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (24.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) WCF
6 3 (12.00%) MFC
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
7 2 (8.00%) CSS
7 2 (8.00%) XSD
7 2 (8.00%) ActiveX
7 2 (8.00%) Middleware
7 2 (8.00%) JSON
7 2 (8.00%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.00%) Tandem
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Physics
4 1 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) MVC
2 6 (24.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Security
4 2 (8.00%) Security Management
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Research
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) C
4 6 (24.00%) VC++
5 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) Fortran
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 2 (8.00%) PHP
8 2 (8.00%) Python
9 1 (4.00%) XAML
9 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
9 1 (4.00%) Ruby
9 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (4.00%) VB
9 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.00%) Delphi
9 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCTS
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Nokia
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) SolidWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Autodesk
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) Sencha
3 1 (4.00%) Syclo