The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 77 98 68
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Contract jobs citing C++ 58 40 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.34% 1.25% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.32% 4.07% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 34
Median daily rate £275 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +60.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -27.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.62%
C++
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
917 984 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.98% 30.71% 39.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 512 593
Median daily rate £340 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.98 £55.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

C++
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee +12 16 £245 -
Glasgow +11 15 £400 - 6
Renfrewshire - 13 £320 -
Edinburgh -8 4 - - 12
Aberdeen -1 3 - -
Fife +4 1 £320 - 1
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 70 (72.16%) Java
2 39 (40.21%) OO
3 37 (38.14%) Perl
4 34 (35.05%) Linux
5 33 (34.02%) C#
6 31 (31.96%) Finance
7 29 (29.90%) Unix
8 26 (26.80%) Software Engineering
9 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (25.77%) C
9 25 (25.77%) Configuration Management
10 24 (24.74%) OOD
11 23 (23.71%) SQL
12 22 (22.68%) Mathematics
13 21 (21.65%) Sybase
13 21 (21.65%) Relational Database
14 20 (20.62%) Algorithms
15 19 (19.59%) Multithreading
16 18 (18.56%) DB2
17 17 (17.53%) Python
17 17 (17.53%) Games
18 16 (16.49%) .NET
18 16 (16.49%) Oracle
19 15 (15.46%) Windows
19 15 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (14.43%) SDLC
20 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
21 13 (13.40%) RDBMS
21 13 (13.40%) Ruby
21 13 (13.40%) Banking

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.25%) Apache
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.12%) AquaLogic
3 4 (4.12%) JBoss
3 4 (4.12%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (4.12%) Tuxedo
3 4 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.12%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.06%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.03%) Captiva
5 1 (1.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.03%) IIS
5 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
2 1 (1.03%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Teamcenter
2 4 (4.12%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (2.06%) BigMachines
3 2 (2.06%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.25%) PaaS
2 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.09%) iTunes
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) SSL
2 3 (3.09%) HTTP
2 3 (3.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) Relational Database
2 18 (18.56%) DB2
3 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
4 13 (13.40%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.09%) GIS
7 2 (2.06%) QGIS
8 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (1.03%) HBase
8 1 (1.03%) MySQL
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
1 8 (8.25%) MSBuild
1 8 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (8.25%) TeamCity
2 7 (7.22%) JUnit
3 5 (5.15%) Subversion
4 4 (4.12%) Build Forge
4 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.06%) MSI
6 1 (1.03%) HP UFT
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 17 (17.53%) Games
3 13 (13.40%) Banking
4 10 (10.31%) Front Office
4 10 (10.31%) Legal
5 5 (5.15%) Electronics
5 5 (5.15%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (50.52%) Developer
2 32 (32.99%) C++ Developer
3 11 (11.34%) Architect
3 11 (11.34%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) C++ Games Developer
4 7 (7.22%) Games Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.15%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.12%) AWS Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Azure Architect
7 4 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.12%) DevOps Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Programmer
7 4 (4.12%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) .NET
2 11 (11.34%) XML
3 8 (8.25%) J2SE
3 8 (8.25%) Middleware
3 8 (8.25%) OpenGL
3 8 (8.25%) Unreal Engine
4 7 (7.22%) DirectX
4 7 (7.22%) Spring
4 7 (7.22%) V-Ray
5 6 (6.19%) HTML
5 6 (6.19%) Itk
5 6 (6.19%) jQuery
5 6 (6.19%) XSL
6 5 (5.15%) Swing
7 4 (4.12%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (4.12%) J2EE
7 4 (4.12%) Regular Expression
7 4 (4.12%) XSLT
8 2 (2.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (2.06%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.68%) Mathematics
2 20 (20.62%) Algorithms
3 15 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.34%) Data Structures
5 9 (9.28%) Physics
6 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (8.25%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (7.22%) Animation
7 7 (7.22%) RenderMan
8 6 (6.19%) Mobile App
9 5 (5.15%) Equities
10 4 (4.12%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
10 4 (4.12%) Derivative
10 4 (4.12%) User Experience
11 3 (3.09%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (3.09%) Internet of Things
11 3 (3.09%) iPad
11 3 (3.09%) iPhone
12 2 (2.06%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.05%) Linux
2 29 (29.90%) Unix
3 15 (15.46%) Windows
4 13 (13.40%) Android
4 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.25%) Solaris
6 6 (6.19%) AIX
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.12%) OS/390
7 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.06%) HPUX
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.03%) MVS
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) OO
2 26 (26.80%) Software Engineering
3 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.77%) Configuration Management
4 24 (24.74%) OOD
5 19 (19.59%) Multithreading
6 14 (14.43%) SDLC
7 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.37%) ITIL
8 10 (10.31%) Migration
8 10 (10.31%) SOA
9 9 (9.28%) Release Management
10 8 (8.25%) DevOps
10 8 (8.25%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.25%) Web Development
11 7 (7.22%) Game Development
11 7 (7.22%) Scrum
12 6 (6.19%) Change Management
12 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
12 6 (6.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.16%) Java
2 37 (38.14%) Perl
3 33 (34.02%) C#
4 25 (25.77%) C
5 23 (23.71%) SQL
6 17 (17.53%) Python
7 13 (13.40%) Ruby
8 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
9 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
10 9 (9.28%) Korn
11 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
11 8 (8.25%) Bourne shell
11 8 (8.25%) VB
11 8 (8.25%) VB.NET
11 8 (8.25%) VBA
12 7 (7.22%) GLSL
12 7 (7.22%) HLSL
12 7 (7.22%) R
12 7 (7.22%) VB6
12 7 (7.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO13485
2 1 (1.03%) MISRA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) Firmware
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Ansible
1 8 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.25%) Puppet
2 4 (4.12%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.09%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (2.06%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.03%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Sybase
2 16 (16.49%) Oracle
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.25%) Splunk
5 6 (6.19%) ILOG
6 4 (4.12%) Axway
6 4 (4.12%) Fujitsu
6 4 (4.12%) HP
6 4 (4.12%) IBM
6 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.12%) Sun
7 3 (3.09%) SAP
7 3 (3.09%) Siemens
7 3 (3.09%) Tableau
8 2 (2.06%) Atmel
8 2 (2.06%) CA
8 2 (2.06%) Compuware
8 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.06%) VMware