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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 55 57 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +33
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 3.05% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 8.01% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £132 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £365 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.88%
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
255 412 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.76% 38.11% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 229 118
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.38% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £25.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.98 £38.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 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 30 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 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (25.00%) PaaS
6 6 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 6 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (25.00%) C
6 6 (25.00%) VC++
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) MSTest
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.67%) Fortran
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) WCF
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.17%) Simulink
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) SSH
2 2 (8.33%) ATM
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) GPRS
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MSTest
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) C++ Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Security Designer
7 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 6 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (16.67%) WCF
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (16.67%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.50%) MFC
5 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
6 2 (8.33%) XSD
6 2 (8.33%) CSS
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
6 2 (8.33%) Middleware
6 2 (8.33%) ActiveX
7 1 (4.17%) ISAPI
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.17%) Tandem
4 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Security
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Game Development
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (4.17%) Signal Processing
5 1 (4.17%) Android Development
5 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) OOD
5 1 (4.17%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) C
3 6 (25.00%) VC++
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Fortran
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.17%) XAML
7 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSD
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Nokia
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Autodesk
3 1 (4.17%) SolidWorks
3 1 (4.17%) Sencha
3 1 (4.17%) Syclo