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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 62 65 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing C++ 72 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.58% 2.00% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.45% 6.19% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 7
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£308 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £420 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.85 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
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
1117 808 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.08% 32.38% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 392 354
Average daily rate £352 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £228
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 15 21 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 August 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 22 August 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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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 +2 42 £375 - 8
Edinburgh -2 20 £243 +115.55% 12
Dundee +8 1 - -
Fife - 1 £288 - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Lothian - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
C++
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C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 49 (39.52%) C#
2 39 (31.45%) SQL
2 39 (31.45%) Windows
3 33 (26.61%) Java
3 33 (26.61%) Visual Studio
3 33 (26.61%) XML
4 30 (24.19%) .NET
5 29 (23.39%) Perl
6 27 (21.77%) Banking
7 26 (20.97%) Multithreading
8 23 (18.55%) STL
8 23 (18.55%) Linux
9 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
9 22 (17.74%) Finance
10 21 (16.94%) Unit Testing
11 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 19 (15.32%) DCOM
12 19 (15.32%) C
13 18 (14.52%) COM+
13 18 (14.52%) HTTP
13 18 (14.52%) KDB
14 17 (13.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 17 (13.71%) Python
14 17 (13.71%) ATL
15 15 (12.10%) OLE DB
15 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
15 15 (12.10%) OO
16 14 (11.29%) UNIX
16 14 (11.29%) Equities
17 13 (10.48%) JavaScript

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.03%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Maya
2 1 (0.81%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.81%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) IaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) DNS
2 2 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) KDB
2 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (26.61%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.65%) GoogleTest
3 6 (4.84%) CppUnit
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.61%) VectorCAST
5 2 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Ant
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.81%) CMake
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.81%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
General
1 27 (21.77%) Banking
2 22 (17.74%) Finance
3 12 (9.68%) Front Office
4 4 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 83 (66.94%) Developer
2 59 (47.58%) C++ Developer
3 16 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Programmer
5 10 (8.06%) C++ Programmer
6 9 (7.26%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.65%) C++/C# Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) WPF Developer
9 5 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Architect
10 3 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.42%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.42%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Team Leader
11 2 (1.61%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.61%) XML
2 30 (24.19%) .NET
3 23 (18.55%) STL
4 19 (15.32%) DCOM
5 18 (14.52%) COM+
6 17 (13.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 17 (13.71%) ATL
7 15 (12.10%) OLE DB
8 11 (8.87%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (7.26%) HTML
9 9 (7.26%) MFC
10 7 (5.65%) Silverlight
11 6 (4.84%) CSS
12 5 (4.03%) SOAP
12 5 (4.03%) Ext JS
12 5 (4.03%) .NET Framework
12 5 (4.03%) WPF
13 4 (3.23%) Dojo
13 4 (3.23%) jQuery
13 4 (3.23%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Equities
2 13 (10.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (8.06%) Derivative
3 10 (8.06%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.45%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.23%) Mechatronics
5 4 (3.23%) Physics
5 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.23%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.42%) Firmware
7 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.61%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) Open Source
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Windows
2 23 (18.55%) Linux
3 14 (11.29%) UNIX
4 8 (6.45%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) Multithreading
2 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
3 21 (16.94%) Unit Testing
4 15 (12.10%) OO
5 13 (10.48%) Web Application Development
6 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
7 10 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.45%) Performance Management
8 8 (6.45%) Signal Processing
9 7 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.65%) TDD
10 6 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.84%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.84%) ETL
10 6 (4.84%) OOP
11 4 (3.23%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.23%) Electronic Trading
11 4 (3.23%) Analytics
11 4 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.52%) C#
2 39 (31.45%) SQL
3 33 (26.61%) Java
4 29 (23.39%) Perl
5 19 (15.32%) C
6 17 (13.71%) Python
7 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.26%) T-SQL
9 8 (6.45%) MATLAB
9 8 (6.45%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.23%) Korn
10 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.42%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.42%) VBA
11 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.42%) AWK
12 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle
3 7 (5.65%) Google
4 5 (4.03%) Sybase
5 4 (3.23%) Informatica
6 3 (2.42%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.81%) Symbian
8 1 (0.81%) Apple
8 1 (0.81%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Perforce
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