The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 104 102 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.85% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.10% 2.78% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
Median daily rate £360 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.74% -16.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.44 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.62% +1.10%
C++
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
903 792 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.02% 30.77% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 479 460
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 39
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.47 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.48 £17.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the West Midlands region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the West Midlands region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C++
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 15 £360 +37.14% 7
Warwickshire 0 5 £285 -48.18% 3
Staffordshire -8 2 £255 -27.14% 1
Worcestershire - 2 - - 6
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 26 (47.27%) Software Engineering
2 19 (34.55%) C
3 18 (32.73%) UML
4 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
4 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
5 12 (21.82%) Automotive
6 10 (18.18%) OO
7 8 (14.55%) MISRA
7 8 (14.55%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (12.73%) Linux
8 7 (12.73%) HTML
8 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.73%) Degree
8 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (10.91%) Games
9 6 (10.91%) Java
9 6 (10.91%) C#
9 6 (10.91%) Python
10 5 (9.09%) HTML5
10 5 (9.09%) Embedded C
10 5 (9.09%) OpenGL
10 5 (9.09%) SQL
10 5 (9.09%) .NET
11 4 (7.27%) WPF
11 4 (7.27%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.27%) ITIL
11 4 (7.27%) Unix
11 4 (7.27%) Windows

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Ethernet
1 3 (5.45%) IPv4
1 3 (5.45%) SNMP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) Impala
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.45%) Ant
2 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
2 3 (5.45%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.45%) ClearQuest
2 3 (5.45%) CppUnit
2 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 3 (5.45%) JUnit
2 3 (5.45%) Maven
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.64%) Automake
3 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.64%) Toad
4 1 (1.82%) GCC
4 1 (1.82%) GDB
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.82%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (21.82%) Automotive
2 6 (10.91%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Avionics
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Military
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Software Engineer
2 22 (40.00%) Developer
3 15 (27.27%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Embedded Engineer
5 11 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Embedded Developer
7 6 (10.91%) C++ Developer
7 6 (10.91%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Real Time Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) C++ Games Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Games Developer
9 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (5.45%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) HTML5
2 5 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 4 (7.27%) DirectX
3 4 (7.27%) WPF
4 3 (5.45%) ADO.NET
4 3 (5.45%) Apache CXF
4 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.45%) Regular Expression
4 3 (5.45%) Spring
4 3 (5.45%) Struts
4 3 (5.45%) WCF
4 3 (5.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.64%) J2EE
5 2 (3.64%) JSP
5 2 (3.64%) Servlets
5 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.64%) Telematics
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Physics
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.45%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Software Engineering
2 18 (32.73%) UML
3 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
4 10 (18.18%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 4 (7.27%) Scrum
7 3 (5.45%) Coaching
7 3 (5.45%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.45%) OOP
8 2 (3.64%) Android Development
8 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (3.64%) ETL
8 2 (3.64%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.64%) Multithreaded Programming
8 2 (3.64%) SDLC
9 1 (1.82%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) C
2 6 (10.91%) C#
2 6 (10.91%) Java
2 6 (10.91%) Python
3 5 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Embedded C++
5 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.45%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) X++
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) R
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
3 3 (5.45%) OCPJP
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (5.45%) PhD
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) MISRA
2 3 (5.45%) IEC 61508
2 3 (5.45%) ISO26262
2 3 (5.45%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) iptables
1 3 (5.45%) OpenSSH
2 2 (3.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) HP