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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 90 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing C++ 34 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 2.87% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £331 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +20.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
1145 940 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.11% 38.06% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 498 395
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £236 £200
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 9 28 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh +2 15 £383 +27.50% 2
Glasgow +2 13 £388 +19.23% 4
West Lothian +6 1 - - 3
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Fife - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (37.96%) XML
2 40 (37.04%) C#
3 38 (35.19%) Visual Studio
4 37 (34.26%) Java
4 37 (34.26%) SQL
5 34 (31.48%) .NET
6 33 (30.56%) STL
6 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (28.70%) FIX Protocol
8 30 (27.78%) Windows
9 28 (25.93%) HTTP
9 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
11 25 (23.15%) Linux
11 25 (23.15%) UNIX
12 24 (22.22%) DCOM
12 24 (22.22%) Perl
12 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (21.30%) Finance
14 22 (20.37%) COM+
14 22 (20.37%) Python
14 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
15 21 (19.44%) T-SQL
16 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
17 18 (16.67%) Banking
17 18 (16.67%) PHP
17 18 (16.67%) ATL
17 18 (16.67%) Security Testing
18 16 (14.81%) Degree
18 16 (14.81%) Big Data

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Maya
2 1 (0.93%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.93%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) IaaS
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.93%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) Network Security
3 3 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.93%) IPv4
4 1 (0.93%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.81%) Big Data
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (35.19%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.33%) GoogleTest
3 8 (7.41%) CppUnit
4 4 (3.70%) Selenium
5 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.78%) JUnit
6 2 (1.85%) VectorCAST
6 2 (1.85%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.93%) Clang
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.93%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.93%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.93%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.93%) CMake
7 1 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 76 (70.37%) Developer
2 45 (41.67%) C++ Developer
3 14 (12.96%) Software Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Programmer
7 8 (7.41%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (6.48%) C++ Programmer
8 7 (6.48%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.56%) C++/C# Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) iOS Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Tester
11 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.78%) C# Developer
12 2 (1.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 2 (1.85%) Test Engineer
12 2 (1.85%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (37.96%) XML
2 34 (31.48%) .NET
3 33 (30.56%) STL
4 31 (28.70%) FIX Protocol
5 24 (22.22%) DCOM
6 22 (20.37%) COM+
7 18 (16.67%) ATL
8 16 (14.81%) OLE DB
9 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET
10 10 (9.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (7.41%) MFC
11 8 (7.41%) Web Services
12 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
13 6 (5.56%) HTML
13 6 (5.56%) HTML5
14 4 (3.70%) Apache Camel
14 4 (3.70%) JSON
14 4 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
15 3 (2.78%) COM
16 2 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.85%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.85%) Open Source
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.78%) Windows
2 25 (23.15%) Linux
2 25 (23.15%) UNIX
3 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.70%) Android
6 2 (1.85%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
3 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
4 18 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 14 (12.96%) Multithreading
6 12 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.26%) TDD
7 10 (9.26%) Automated Testing
8 8 (7.41%) SOA
8 8 (7.41%) ETL
8 8 (7.41%) Information Security
9 7 (6.48%) Product Management
9 7 (6.48%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.48%) Web Application Development
10 6 (5.56%) OO
10 6 (5.56%) Integration Testing
11 5 (4.63%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (4.63%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.70%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.04%) C#
2 37 (34.26%) Java
2 37 (34.26%) SQL
3 24 (22.22%) Perl
4 22 (20.37%) Python
5 21 (19.44%) T-SQL
6 18 (16.67%) PHP
7 13 (12.04%) C
8 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.56%) Embedded C++
10 5 (4.63%) Ruby
11 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.78%) VBA
12 3 (2.78%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.85%) VB6
13 2 (1.85%) VB
14 1 (0.93%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) DICOM
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) Google
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle
4 5 (4.63%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.93%) Coverity
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.93%) Symbian
6 1 (0.93%) Informatica
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
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