The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 63 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing C++ 68 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.51% 2.91% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.27% 8.02% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 13
Average daily rate
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£265 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £31.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1084 898 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.04% 36.31% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 417 316
Average daily rate £353 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +5.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
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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 22 July 2014.

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++
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014. 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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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 -7 34 £375 -3.22% 9
Edinburgh 0 25 £245 +35.17% 14
West Lothian - 4 £300 -
Dundee +2 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Lothian - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
C++
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C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 38 (35.51%) C#
2 31 (28.97%) Windows
3 29 (27.10%) SQL
4 28 (26.17%) Perl
5 26 (24.30%) Java
6 23 (21.50%) .NET
6 23 (21.50%) Linux
6 23 (21.50%) Banking
6 23 (21.50%) Multithreading
7 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
7 22 (20.56%) XML
7 22 (20.56%) Software Engineering
8 20 (18.69%) C
9 18 (16.82%) KDB
10 17 (15.89%) Python
10 17 (15.89%) Finance
11 14 (13.08%) Equities
11 14 (13.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 13 (12.15%) STL
12 13 (12.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (11.21%) OO
14 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
14 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.28%) UNIX
14 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
14 11 (10.28%) Front Office
14 11 (10.28%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
15 10 (9.35%) COM+
15 10 (9.35%) DCOM

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (4.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Maya
2 1 (0.93%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) KDB
2 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.74%) CppUnit
2 4 (3.74%) GoogleTest
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (1.87%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (21.50%) Banking
2 17 (15.89%) Finance
3 11 (10.28%) Front Office
4 4 (3.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 67 (62.62%) Developer
2 46 (42.99%) C++ Developer
3 16 (14.95%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) C# Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Programmer
5 7 (6.54%) C++ Programmer
6 5 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) WPF Developer
7 4 (3.74%) C++/C# Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Lead Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Team Leader
9 2 (1.87%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (1.87%) iOS Developer
9 2 (1.87%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (1.87%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (1.87%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 22 (20.56%) XML
3 14 (13.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (12.15%) STL
5 11 (10.28%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (9.35%) COM+
6 10 (9.35%) DCOM
7 9 (8.41%) HTML
7 9 (8.41%) ATL
8 8 (7.48%) MFC
9 7 (6.54%) OLE DB
9 7 (6.54%) Silverlight
10 6 (5.61%) CSS
11 5 (4.67%) SOAP
11 5 (4.67%) Ext JS
11 5 (4.67%) WPF
12 4 (3.74%) jQuery
12 4 (3.74%) Task Parallel Library
12 4 (3.74%) Dojo
13 3 (2.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Equities
2 13 (12.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (9.35%) Client/Server
4 9 (8.41%) Derivative
5 8 (7.48%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.74%) Physics
6 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.74%) Mechatronics
6 4 (3.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Windows
2 23 (21.50%) Linux
3 11 (10.28%) UNIX
4 9 (8.41%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) Multithreading
2 22 (20.56%) Software Engineering
3 12 (11.21%) OO
4 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
5 10 (9.35%) Web Application Development
6 9 (8.41%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.48%) Signal Processing
8 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.61%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.67%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.67%) TDD
10 5 (4.67%) Software Testing
10 5 (4.67%) OOP
11 4 (3.74%) Analytics
11 4 (3.74%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (2.80%) Performance Testing
12 3 (2.80%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (2.80%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) C#
2 29 (27.10%) SQL
3 28 (26.17%) Perl
4 26 (24.30%) Java
5 20 (18.69%) C
6 17 (15.89%) Python
7 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.48%) Embedded C++
8 8 (7.48%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.74%) VC++
9 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.74%) Korn
9 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.80%) AWK
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.87%) VBScript
11 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) sed
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Sybase
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Informatica
4 4 (3.74%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) Citrix
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Symbian
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) VMware
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