The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 107 81 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 21 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 1.06% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 3.27% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -29.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £33.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
729 643 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.69% 32.36% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 351 391
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.80 £37.64 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
England

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham +3 8 £350 +55.55% 8
Warwickshire -4 2 £400 +12.67% 2
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £163 -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 4
Solihull - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
C++
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C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (53.13%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 11 (34.38%) C
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) .NET
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) UNIX
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) Embedded C++
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Linux
8 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.75%) Subversion
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (15.63%) WCF
9 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
9 5 (15.63%) Automotive
10 4 (12.50%) ProC
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) Windows CE
10 4 (12.50%) Solaris
10 4 (12.50%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 4 (12.50%) WPF
10 4 (12.50%) JIRA
10 4 (12.50%) Pocket PC
10 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Phone 8

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) GPON
2 1 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Subversion
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) ProC
General
1 5 (15.63%) Automotive
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 4 (12.50%) C Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Games Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Platform Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Mobility Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) OSS Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) WCF
3 4 (12.50%) WPF
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) Middleware
4 3 (9.38%) Java EE
5 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
5 2 (6.25%) wxWidgets
5 2 (6.25%) Qt
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.25%) OpenGL
5 2 (6.25%) DirectX
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) ODBC
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Pocket PC
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Equities
2 2 (6.25%) SCADA
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Online Games
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Physics
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) UNIX
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Phone 8
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 4 (12.50%) Windows CE
3 4 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) VxWorks
5 2 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Scrum
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (9.38%) Game Development
5 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Logistics
6 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.13%) System Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 11 (34.38%) C
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Embedded C++
6 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
7 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) Perl
8 2 (6.25%) VB
8 2 (6.25%) VBA
8 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
9 1 (3.13%) Korn
9 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.13%) Python
9 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Sybase
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) MKS
3 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.13%) Freescale
4 1 (3.13%) Green Hills
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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