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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 61 47 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +33
Contract jobs citing C++ 8 39 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 3.59% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 8.92% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £168 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.80% -51.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
260 437 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.70% 40.24% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 267 158
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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++
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 24 December 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 11 (57.89%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (47.37%) MVC
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
5 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) VC++
6 6 (31.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (31.58%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (31.58%) PaaS
6 6 (31.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 5 (26.32%) MSTest
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) C
8 4 (21.05%) SCOrch
8 4 (21.05%) SCSM
8 4 (21.05%) SCOM
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
8 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Python
9 3 (15.79%) UNIX

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (31.58%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) C++ Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (31.58%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (31.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 6 (31.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.79%) MFC
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.53%) ActiveX
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (5.26%) FastCGI
6 1 (5.26%) OpenCL
6 1 (5.26%) LINQ
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) EFT
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Tandem
3 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Bug Management
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) VC++
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 4 (21.05%) C
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Python
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCOM
1 4 (21.05%) SCOrch
1 4 (21.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
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