The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 88 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing C++ 33 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.01% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 2.79% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 8
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£375 £344 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +134.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
1045 824 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.01% 36.20% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 424 422
Average daily rate £375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.35 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 20 £375 +11.11% 1
Edinburgh -4 8 £316 -2.69% 5
West Lothian +3 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (46.51%) C#
2 37 (43.02%) .NET
2 37 (43.02%) Visual Studio
3 35 (40.70%) XML
4 34 (39.53%) Java
5 30 (34.88%) SQL
5 30 (34.88%) FIX Protocol
6 29 (33.72%) STL
6 29 (33.72%) HTTP
6 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
7 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
9 26 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (27.91%) Python
11 22 (25.58%) UNIX
11 22 (25.58%) Windows
11 22 (25.58%) Linux
12 21 (24.42%) T-SQL
13 20 (23.26%) Perl
13 20 (23.26%) Unit Testing
14 18 (20.93%) DCOM
14 18 (20.93%) Security Testing
15 17 (19.77%) PHP
15 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET
15 17 (19.77%) Finance
16 16 (18.60%) COM+
16 16 (18.60%) Big Data
17 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
18 14 (16.28%) Degree
19 13 (15.12%) OLE DB

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) HTTP
2 4 (4.65%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) IPv4
3 1 (1.16%) IPv6
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
2 26 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (18.60%) Big Data
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.65%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (43.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.65%) Selenium
2 4 (4.65%) CppUnit
2 4 (4.65%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.49%) JUnit
3 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.33%) Redmine
4 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.16%) CodeRush
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (69.77%) Developer
2 35 (40.70%) C++ Developer
3 16 (18.60%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Software Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Software Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Senior C++ Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Programmer
7 5 (5.81%) C++ Programmer
8 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.65%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (2.33%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Quality Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.02%) .NET
2 35 (40.70%) XML
3 30 (34.88%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (33.72%) STL
5 18 (20.93%) DCOM
6 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET
7 16 (18.60%) COM+
8 13 (15.12%) OLE DB
9 12 (13.95%) ATL
10 9 (10.47%) Web Services
11 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.81%) HTML
12 5 (5.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 5 (5.81%) HTML5
13 4 (4.65%) Apache Camel
13 4 (4.65%) JSON
13 4 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (3.49%) OLE
15 2 (2.33%) COM
16 1 (1.16%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.49%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.49%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.16%) Derivative
4 1 (1.16%) Open Source
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) UNIX
1 22 (25.58%) Windows
1 22 (25.58%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.26%) Unit Testing
3 18 (20.93%) Security Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.30%) Information Security
6 8 (9.30%) SOA
7 7 (8.14%) ETL
7 7 (8.14%) Product Management
8 6 (6.98%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (5.81%) Web Application Development
9 5 (5.81%) TDD
10 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.65%) OWASP
10 4 (4.65%) Multithreading
11 3 (3.49%) OO
11 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.33%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 40 (46.51%) C#
2 34 (39.53%) Java
3 30 (34.88%) SQL
4 24 (27.91%) Python
5 21 (24.42%) T-SQL
6 20 (23.26%) Perl
7 17 (19.77%) PHP
8 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (8.14%) C
9 6 (6.98%) Ruby
10 5 (5.81%) VBA
11 4 (4.65%) VB
11 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.65%) VB6
12 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
13 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
14 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) DICOM
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) IBM
4 4 (4.65%) Google
5 3 (3.49%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.16%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.16%) Coverity