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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 98 97 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.73% 2.86% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £31.97 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +5.33%
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
751 700 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.58% 30.25% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 418 256
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 20
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Warwickshire +6 8 £306 -5.76% 3
Birmingham -8 6 - - 7
Staffordshire 0 3 £415 - 4
Coventry +3 2 £300 - 3
Worcestershire +3 1 - - 13
Shropshire - 1 £285 -
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 23 (48.94%) C
2 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
3 17 (36.17%) C#
4 14 (29.79%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) Linux
6 9 (19.15%) Java
6 9 (19.15%) .NET
7 8 (17.02%) XML
7 8 (17.02%) Automotive
8 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (12.77%) ASN.1
9 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.77%) Degree
9 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.77%) DirectX
10 5 (10.64%) MATLAB
10 5 (10.64%) Simulink
10 5 (10.64%) VC++
10 5 (10.64%) Data Mining
10 5 (10.64%) ActionScript
10 5 (10.64%) Validation
10 5 (10.64%) Games
10 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (10.64%) Software Architecture
11 4 (8.51%) Cyber Security
11 4 (8.51%) GTK+
11 4 (8.51%) Change Management
11 4 (8.51%) Subversion
11 4 (8.51%) Cryptography

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (4.26%) Mule
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) CICS
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Simulink
2 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) Maya
3 1 (2.13%) 3ds Max
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) ASN.1
2 4 (8.51%) Network Security
2 4 (8.51%) X.509
3 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Subversion
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.13%) CANoe
3 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.13%) Flash Builder
General
1 8 (17.02%) Automotive
2 5 (10.64%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Software Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Programmer
3 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) C++ Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Software Architect
5 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Project Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) XML
3 6 (12.77%) DirectX
4 4 (8.51%) GTK+
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.38%) WCF
5 3 (6.38%) WPF
5 3 (6.38%) JSON
6 2 (4.26%) Web Services
6 2 (4.26%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.13%) Middleware
7 1 (2.13%) MFC
7 1 (2.13%) Flash
7 1 (2.13%) Apache Flex
7 1 (2.13%) WebGL
7 1 (2.13%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.51%) Cryptography
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) VHDL
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) zOS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Validation
3 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Software Architecture
4 4 (8.51%) Cyber Security
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
5 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.26%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) Web Design
6 2 (4.26%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) TDD
6 2 (4.26%) UML
6 2 (4.26%) ERP
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) C
2 17 (36.17%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) Java
5 5 (10.64%) MATLAB
5 5 (10.64%) VC++
5 5 (10.64%) ActionScript
6 4 (8.51%) Embedded C
7 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) XAML
8 2 (4.26%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.13%) JCL
9 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) COBOL
9 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) RACF
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.13%) IBM
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) Fujitsu
2 1 (2.13%) Green Hills
2 1 (2.13%) MKS
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago