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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 57 71 80
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 73 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.64% 1.64% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.62% 4.92% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 7
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £430 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £41.25 £22.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -41.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.50 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £31.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.57 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -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
1102 833 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.87% 33.40% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 403 391
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 40
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 23 September 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++
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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 +11 44 £375 -6.25% 6
Edinburgh +8 19 £244 +38.29% 10
Fife -1 2 £288 -23.33% 2
Dundee +7 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Lothian - - - -
C++
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C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (38.89%) C#
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 42 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 42 (33.33%) Windows
4 38 (30.16%) XML
5 33 (26.19%) Java
5 33 (26.19%) .NET
6 30 (23.81%) STL
6 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (22.22%) Banking
8 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 25 (19.84%) Software Engineering
10 24 (19.05%) Multithreading
10 24 (19.05%) HTTP
10 24 (19.05%) Finance
11 23 (18.25%) DCOM
11 23 (18.25%) SQL Server
11 23 (18.25%) Perl
11 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
12 21 (16.67%) COM+
13 20 (15.87%) C
13 20 (15.87%) Linux
14 19 (15.08%) ATL
14 19 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (12.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 16 (12.70%) OLE DB
15 16 (12.70%) T-SQL
15 16 (12.70%) UNIX
16 15 (11.90%) Degree
17 14 (11.11%) Python

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (3.97%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Maya
2 1 (0.79%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.79%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.05%) HTTP
2 3 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.35%) KDB
4 6 (4.76%) Big Data
5 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.14%) GoogleTest
3 8 (6.35%) CppUnit
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.59%) Selenium
5 2 (1.59%) VectorCAST
5 2 (1.59%) JUnit
6 1 (0.79%) Ant
6 1 (0.79%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.79%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.79%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.79%) CMake
6 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
General
1 28 (22.22%) Banking
2 24 (19.05%) Finance
3 9 (7.14%) Front Office
4 5 (3.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 81 (64.29%) Developer
2 59 (46.83%) C++ Developer
3 19 (15.08%) Software Engineer
4 10 (7.94%) Programmer
4 10 (7.94%) C++ Programmer
5 9 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.35%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 6 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Architect
9 3 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.38%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.38%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (2.38%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.38%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.16%) XML
2 33 (26.19%) .NET
3 30 (23.81%) STL
4 23 (18.25%) DCOM
5 21 (16.67%) COM+
6 19 (15.08%) ATL
7 16 (12.70%) OLE DB
7 16 (12.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 9 (7.14%) MFC
8 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 8 (6.35%) HTML
9 8 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (5.56%) Silverlight
11 6 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.17%) HTML5
12 4 (3.17%) CSS
13 3 (2.38%) COM
13 3 (2.38%) Ext JS
13 3 (2.38%) JSON
13 3 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (6.35%) Equities
3 8 (6.35%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.56%) Derivative
5 5 (3.97%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.17%) Mechatronics
6 4 (3.17%) Physics
7 3 (2.38%) Firmware
8 2 (1.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) Open Source
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.33%) Windows
2 20 (15.87%) Linux
3 16 (12.70%) UNIX
4 8 (6.35%) Windows CE
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.84%) Software Engineering
3 24 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
5 13 (10.32%) Automated Testing
6 12 (9.52%) OO
6 12 (9.52%) Web Application Development
7 10 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (7.14%) TDD
9 8 (6.35%) Performance Management
9 8 (6.35%) Signal Processing
10 7 (5.56%) ETL
11 6 (4.76%) OOP
11 6 (4.76%) Security Testing
11 6 (4.76%) Integration Testing
12 5 (3.97%) Test Automation
12 5 (3.97%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (3.97%) Mentoring
13 4 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (3.17%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.89%) C#
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 33 (26.19%) Java
4 23 (18.25%) Perl
5 20 (15.87%) C
6 16 (12.70%) T-SQL
7 14 (11.11%) Python
8 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.35%) PHP
9 8 (6.35%) Embedded C++
9 8 (6.35%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.38%) AWK
10 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.38%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.38%) VBA
11 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.79%) sed
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) Oracle
2 9 (7.14%) Google
3 4 (3.17%) IBM
3 4 (3.17%) Informatica
4 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.79%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.79%) Perforce
5 1 (0.79%) Apple
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) Symbian
5 1 (0.79%) Coverity
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