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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 113 82 109
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +27
Contract jobs citing C++ 27 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.60% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 4.93% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
Median daily rate £430 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £277 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £340 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.35 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.87% -5.88%
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
986 771 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.98% 32.46% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 472 429
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -25.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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++
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 1 July 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 -10 11 £450 +35.33% 10
Solihull - 9 £430 -
Staffordshire +6 5 - - 1
Worcestershire -6 2 £338 - 1
Warwickshire -10 1 £325 +8.33% 2
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (52.00%) C
2 23 (46.00%) Java
3 21 (42.00%) VB
4 20 (40.00%) HTML
4 20 (40.00%) Oracle
5 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
6 18 (36.00%) Unix
7 17 (34.00%) XML
7 17 (34.00%) PL/SQL
7 17 (34.00%) SQL
8 16 (32.00%) Oracle Database
9 15 (30.00%) JUnit
9 15 (30.00%) WebLogic
9 15 (30.00%) UML
9 15 (30.00%) OOP
9 15 (30.00%) Hibernate
9 15 (30.00%) Spring
10 14 (28.00%) JSP
10 14 (28.00%) Servlets
10 14 (28.00%) Web Services
10 14 (28.00%) J2EE
10 14 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (28.00%) Eclipse
11 13 (26.00%) Linux
11 13 (26.00%) Toad
11 13 (26.00%) RDBMS
11 13 (26.00%) ClearQuest
11 13 (26.00%) Ant
11 13 (26.00%) OO

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 15 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Simulink
2 2 (4.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (4.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (4.00%) PTC Creo
2 2 (4.00%) Siemens NX
2 2 (4.00%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) SNMP
2 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (10.00%) IPv4
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.00%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (26.00%) RDBMS
3 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
4 12 (24.00%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (24.00%) Oracle OWB
5 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.00%) Big Data
7 2 (4.00%) Couchbase
7 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.00%) Impala
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) JUnit
2 14 (28.00%) Eclipse
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (26.00%) Ant
3 13 (26.00%) Artifactory
3 13 (26.00%) ClearQuest
3 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (26.00%) JIRA
3 13 (26.00%) Maven
3 13 (26.00%) Toad
4 6 (12.00%) PVCS
5 5 (10.00%) ClearCase
5 5 (10.00%) CppUnit
5 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (4.00%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.00%) Automotive
1 4 (8.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.00%) C++ Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) HTML Developer
8 3 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) HTML
2 17 (34.00%) XML
3 15 (30.00%) Hibernate
3 15 (30.00%) Spring
4 14 (28.00%) J2EE
4 14 (28.00%) JSP
4 14 (28.00%) Servlets
4 14 (28.00%) Web Services
5 13 (26.00%) Apache CXF
6 8 (16.00%) Struts
7 5 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (10.00%) OC4J
7 5 (10.00%) Regular Expression
8 4 (8.00%) CSS
8 4 (8.00%) CSS3
8 4 (8.00%) HTML5
9 2 (4.00%) .NET
9 2 (4.00%) Itk
9 2 (4.00%) XSL
10 1 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Neural Network
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Unix
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 12 (24.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.00%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) OOP
1 15 (30.00%) UML
2 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (26.00%) Defect Tracking
2 13 (26.00%) OO
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL
3 10 (20.00%) ITSM
3 10 (20.00%) Service Management
4 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) Analytics
8 3 (6.00%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.00%) Big Data Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) C
2 23 (46.00%) Java
3 21 (42.00%) VB
4 17 (34.00%) PL/SQL
4 17 (34.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.00%) C#
6 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (10.00%) Python
8 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
9 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
10 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
10 2 (4.00%) Scala
10 2 (4.00%) VB6
10 2 (4.00%) VBA
11 1 (2.00%) PHP
11 1 (2.00%) R
11 1 (2.00%) Ruby
11 1 (2.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) Degree
4 8 (16.00%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (14.00%) OCPJP
6 5 (10.00%) Sun Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) iptables
2 5 (10.00%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Siemens
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.00%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.00%) Splunk
3 1 (2.00%) VMware