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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 64 48 82
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing C++ 72 69 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.62% 2.80% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.49% 7.82% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £345 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 - £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1109 882 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.37% 35.77% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 416 325
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
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 12 16 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 29 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++
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 29 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 -3 41 £375 -6.25% 7
Edinburgh 0 22 £245 +35.17% 9
West Lothian - 3 - - 1
Dundee +4 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
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C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 42 (35.90%) C#
2 37 (31.62%) Windows
3 33 (28.21%) SQL
4 29 (24.79%) Perl
5 28 (23.93%) Java
5 28 (23.93%) XML
6 27 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 27 (23.08%) Multithreading
7 25 (21.37%) .NET
7 25 (21.37%) Banking
8 24 (20.51%) Linux
9 23 (19.66%) Software Engineering
10 21 (17.95%) Finance
10 21 (17.95%) C
11 20 (17.09%) STL
12 18 (15.38%) KDB
12 18 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 17 (14.53%) Python
14 16 (13.68%) Unit Testing
15 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.82%) COM+
15 15 (12.82%) DCOM
16 14 (11.97%) ATL
16 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
16 14 (11.97%) OO
16 14 (11.97%) Equities
17 13 (11.11%) HTTP
17 13 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (11.11%) UNIX
18 12 (10.26%) OLE DB

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.27%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Maya
2 1 (0.85%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) DNS
2 2 (1.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) KDB
2 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.98%) GoogleTest
3 6 (5.13%) CppUnit
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.71%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.85%) CMake
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.85%) Ant
6 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.85%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.85%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.85%) CodeRush
General
1 25 (21.37%) Banking
2 21 (17.95%) Finance
3 12 (10.26%) Front Office
4 4 (3.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 75 (64.10%) Developer
2 51 (43.59%) C++ Developer
3 17 (14.53%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Programmer
5 9 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.84%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (5.13%) Lead Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.27%) C++/C# Developer
8 5 (4.27%) WPF Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.56%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.56%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (2.56%) Team Leader
11 2 (1.71%) Development Team Leader
11 2 (1.71%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (1.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) XML
2 25 (21.37%) .NET
3 20 (17.09%) STL
4 18 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 15 (12.82%) COM+
5 15 (12.82%) DCOM
6 14 (11.97%) ATL
7 12 (10.26%) OLE DB
8 11 (9.40%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (8.55%) MFC
10 9 (7.69%) HTML
11 7 (5.98%) Silverlight
12 6 (5.13%) CSS
13 5 (4.27%) SOAP
13 5 (4.27%) Ext JS
13 5 (4.27%) WPF
14 4 (3.42%) jQuery
14 4 (3.42%) Dojo
14 4 (3.42%) Web Services
14 4 (3.42%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Equities
2 13 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (8.55%) Derivative
3 10 (8.55%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.84%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.42%) Physics
5 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.42%) Mechatronics
5 4 (3.42%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) iPhone
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.62%) Windows
2 24 (20.51%) Linux
3 13 (11.11%) UNIX
4 9 (7.69%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Android
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) Multithreading
2 23 (19.66%) Software Engineering
3 16 (13.68%) Unit Testing
4 14 (11.97%) OO
5 11 (9.40%) Automated Testing
5 11 (9.40%) Web Application Development
6 9 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (6.84%) Signal Processing
7 8 (6.84%) Performance Management
8 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.98%) TDD
8 7 (5.98%) OOP
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.27%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.27%) Software Testing
11 4 (3.42%) ETL
11 4 (3.42%) Electronic Trading
11 4 (3.42%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.42%) Analytics
11 4 (3.42%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.90%) C#
2 33 (28.21%) SQL
3 29 (24.79%) Perl
4 28 (23.93%) Java
5 21 (17.95%) C
6 17 (14.53%) Python
7 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.84%) Embedded C++
8 8 (6.84%) MATLAB
9 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.42%) VC++
10 4 (3.42%) Korn
10 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.56%) AWK
11 3 (2.56%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.71%) VBScript
13 1 (0.85%) VB
13 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) vSphere
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.98%) Google
3 6 (5.13%) Sybase
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle
5 4 (3.42%) Informatica
6 2 (1.71%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Symbian
7 1 (0.85%) Apple
7 1 (0.85%) Perforce
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
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