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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 81 93 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -52
Contract jobs citing C++ 46 39 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 1.48% 3.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 3.86% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 38
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£314 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £403 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
C++
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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
966 1011 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.93% 38.25% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 569 515
Average daily rate £375 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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++
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 -17 14 £375 - 4
Edinburgh +3 9 £276 +14.50% 9
Fife - 6 £331 - 3
Dundee - 6 £170 - 3
Aberdeen - 5 £225 -
West Lothian - 3 £315 -
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (40.51%) Windows
2 31 (39.24%) .NET
3 30 (37.97%) C#
4 25 (31.65%) Finance
5 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
5 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
6 22 (27.85%) Linux
6 22 (27.85%) XML
6 22 (27.85%) Java
6 22 (27.85%) SQL
7 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
7 20 (25.32%) Python
7 20 (25.32%) FIX Protocol
8 19 (24.05%) Perl
9 18 (22.78%) C
10 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
11 14 (17.72%) HTTP
12 13 (16.46%) STL
13 12 (15.19%) T-SQL
14 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
15 10 (12.66%) UNIX
15 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
16 9 (11.39%) Device Driver
16 9 (11.39%) Embedded C++
16 9 (11.39%) Web Services
17 8 (10.13%) DCOM
17 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
17 8 (10.13%) Windows CE
17 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (5.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.27%) Agresso
1 1 (1.27%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.27%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) HTTP
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.06%) Network Security
3 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) ATM
5 1 (1.27%) GPRS
5 1 (1.27%) PSTN
5 1 (1.27%) PPP
5 1 (1.27%) IPv4
5 1 (1.27%) IPv6
5 1 (1.27%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) KDB
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.33%) WinDbg
3 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.53%) Redmine
4 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) C++Builder
5 1 (1.27%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.27%) CocoaPods
General
1 25 (31.65%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Front Office
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Developer
2 20 (25.32%) C++ Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Software Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior C++ Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Programmer
6 6 (7.59%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) .NET
2 22 (27.85%) XML
3 20 (25.32%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (16.46%) STL
5 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
6 9 (11.39%) Web Services
7 8 (10.13%) DCOM
8 7 (8.86%) OLE DB
8 7 (8.86%) COM+
8 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.59%) HTML
10 4 (5.06%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (5.06%) ATL
11 3 (3.80%) OLE
11 3 (3.80%) HTML5
12 2 (2.53%) Apache Camel
12 2 (2.53%) JSON
12 2 (2.53%) CSS
12 2 (2.53%) WinForms
13 1 (1.27%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Device Driver
2 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.86%) Derivative
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.06%) Equities
5 3 (3.80%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) VHDL
7 1 (1.27%) Verilog
7 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.27%) ASIC
7 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.27%) Open Source
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.51%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) Linux
3 10 (12.66%) UNIX
4 8 (10.13%) Windows CE
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.80%) Android
8 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.27%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
3 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.33%) SOA
5 5 (6.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (6.33%) Test Planning
6 4 (5.06%) OWASP
6 4 (5.06%) Test Management
6 4 (5.06%) TDD
7 3 (3.80%) MVC
7 3 (3.80%) OO
7 3 (3.80%) Web Development
7 3 (3.80%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.80%) Change Control
8 2 (2.53%) Machine Learning
8 2 (2.53%) Analytics
8 2 (2.53%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) C#
2 22 (27.85%) Java
2 22 (27.85%) SQL
3 20 (25.32%) Python
4 19 (24.05%) Perl
5 18 (22.78%) C
6 12 (15.19%) T-SQL
7 9 (11.39%) Embedded C++
8 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
10 6 (7.59%) Ruby
11 4 (5.06%) VB
11 4 (5.06%) VB6
12 3 (3.80%) Embedded C
12 3 (3.80%) Assembly Language
13 2 (2.53%) VC++
13 2 (2.53%) VBA
13 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) DICOM
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) IBM
3 2 (2.53%) Sybase
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) VMware
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.27%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.27%) Twitter
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