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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 96 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -13
Contract jobs citing C++ 40 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 2.59% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 6.41% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
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
987 1124 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.84% 40.48% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 608 417
Average daily rate £355 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 15
Average hourly rate £34.80 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Edinburgh -20 11 £300 +23.07% 12
Aberdeen - 10 £444 -
Dundee -7 5 - - 2
Glasgow -28 5 - - 3
Fife - 4 - - 2
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 40 (46.51%) Windows
2 38 (44.19%) C
3 36 (41.86%) Java
4 30 (34.88%) Finance
5 29 (33.72%) SQL
6 28 (32.56%) Linux
7 26 (30.23%) Software Engineering
8 24 (27.91%) C#
9 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (22.09%) Perl
11 18 (20.93%) XML
12 17 (19.77%) HTML
12 17 (19.77%) Python
12 17 (19.77%) UNIX
13 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
13 14 (16.28%) Device Driver
14 12 (13.95%) .NET
14 12 (13.95%) Embedded C++
15 11 (12.79%) Data Modelling
15 11 (12.79%) PLM
15 11 (12.79%) Teamcenter
15 11 (12.79%) CAD
15 11 (12.79%) Workflow
16 10 (11.63%) Derivative
16 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing
16 10 (11.63%) Test Scripting
16 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (11.63%) Itk
16 10 (11.63%) SOA
16 10 (11.63%) DHTML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (6.98%) Apache
1 6 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) AutoCAD
1 9 (10.47%) Siemens NX
2 5 (5.81%) CATIA
3 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.16%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.16%) Eikon
2 1 (1.16%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 2 (2.33%) GPRS
3 2 (2.33%) PSTN
3 2 (2.33%) PPP
4 1 (1.16%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) 802.11
4 1 (1.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) KDB
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.16%) MS Access
3 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.16%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) WinDbg
2 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.81%) JIRA
5 4 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.49%) Subversion
6 3 (3.49%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) FishEye
7 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.16%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.16%) Gradle
8 1 (1.16%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.16%) Ant
8 1 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.16%) C++Builder
General
1 30 (34.88%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Front Office
3 6 (6.98%) Military
3 6 (6.98%) Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Electronics
5 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Architect
3 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) C++ Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.14%) Software Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.65%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.49%) Programmer
9 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) XML
2 17 (19.77%) HTML
3 12 (13.95%) .NET
4 10 (11.63%) DHTML
4 10 (11.63%) Web Services
4 10 (11.63%) Itk
5 9 (10.47%) XSL
5 9 (10.47%) XSLT
6 7 (8.14%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (6.98%) CSS
8 4 (4.65%) JSP
9 2 (2.33%) Software Packaging
9 2 (2.33%) Django
9 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.16%) SWT
10 1 (1.16%) XSD
10 1 (1.16%) DCOM
10 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Device Driver
2 10 (11.63%) Derivative
3 8 (9.30%) Fat Client
3 8 (9.30%) Thin Client
4 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.65%) Equities
7 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.16%) ASIC
9 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.16%) Neural Network
9 1 (1.16%) VHDL
9 1 (1.16%) Verilog
9 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.16%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 40 (46.51%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) Linux
3 17 (19.77%) UNIX
4 6 (6.98%) Windows CE
5 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.16%) OS/2
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Software Engineering
2 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.79%) PLM
3 11 (12.79%) Workflow
3 11 (12.79%) Data Modelling
3 11 (12.79%) CAD
4 10 (11.63%) SOA
4 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing
4 10 (11.63%) Test Scripting
4 10 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.47%) OO
5 9 (10.47%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (10.47%) Test Management
5 9 (10.47%) Test Planning
6 8 (9.30%) UML
6 8 (9.30%) Validation
7 7 (8.14%) Change Control
7 7 (8.14%) SDLC
8 6 (6.98%) Web Development
9 5 (5.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) C
2 36 (41.86%) Java
3 29 (33.72%) SQL
4 24 (27.91%) C#
5 19 (22.09%) Perl
6 17 (19.77%) Python
7 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (13.95%) Embedded C++
9 9 (10.47%) Shell Script
10 8 (9.30%) Tcl
10 8 (9.30%) XPath
11 7 (8.14%) Embedded C
12 6 (6.98%) Ada
13 4 (4.65%) Assembly Language
13 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
13 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
14 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
14 2 (2.33%) Korn
14 2 (2.33%) VC++
14 2 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) PhD
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) DICOM
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Firmware
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) webMethods
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) Sybase
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) Siemens
5 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.16%) Perforce
5 1 (1.16%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter
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