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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 104 92 103
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing C++ 45 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 1.04% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 3.54% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 11
Median daily rate £360 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% +13.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.88% -11.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
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
1023 734 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.57% 29.22% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 438 450
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £247 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.84 £37.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +13 20 £360 +30.90% 9
Warwickshire +5 12 £285 -48.18% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £275 - 2
Solihull +2 3 - - 1
Coventry -10 1 £325 -14.47% 1
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 30 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 29 (41.43%) C
3 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 23 (32.86%) UML
5 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 17 (24.29%) Unix
7 16 (22.86%) Linux
7 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
8 13 (18.57%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (18.57%) Degree
8 13 (18.57%) Java
8 13 (18.57%) OO
9 12 (17.14%) HTML
10 11 (15.71%) SQL
10 11 (15.71%) SNMP
10 11 (15.71%) Shell Script
10 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
10 11 (15.71%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (15.71%) iptables
11 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 10 (14.29%) Scrum
11 10 (14.29%) Automotive
11 10 (14.29%) Oracle
11 10 (14.29%) Windows
12 9 (12.86%) ITIL
12 9 (12.86%) PL/SQL
12 9 (12.86%) VB
12 9 (12.86%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (12.86%) Oracle Reports

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 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) SNMP
2 8 (11.43%) Ethernet
2 8 (11.43%) IPv4
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Impala
7 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (11.43%) ClearCase
2 8 (11.43%) CppUnit
2 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.43%) JUnit
3 7 (10.00%) Ant
3 7 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 7 (10.00%) ClearQuest
3 7 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (10.00%) JIRA
3 7 (10.00%) Maven
3 7 (10.00%) Toad
4 6 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (2.86%) Automake
5 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.86%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) GCC
6 1 (1.43%) JMeter
6 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (14.29%) Automotive
2 5 (7.14%) Games
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Avionics
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Military
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Developer
2 28 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) C++ Software Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (18.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (15.71%) C++ Developer
7 9 (12.86%) Embedded Developer
8 7 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Real Time Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Real Time Software Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
11 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
11 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (4.29%) Games Developer
12 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) HTML
2 8 (11.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (11.43%) Hibernate
2 8 (11.43%) Regular Expression
2 8 (11.43%) Spring
2 8 (11.43%) Struts
2 8 (11.43%) Web Services
2 8 (11.43%) XML
3 7 (10.00%) Apache CXF
3 7 (10.00%) J2EE
3 7 (10.00%) JSP
3 7 (10.00%) Servlets
4 5 (7.14%) .NET
4 5 (7.14%) HTML5
4 5 (7.14%) OpenGL
5 4 (5.71%) WPF
6 3 (4.29%) ADO.NET
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.29%) DirectX
6 3 (4.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Telematics
5 1 (1.43%) Neural Network
5 1 (1.43%) Physics
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Unix
2 16 (22.86%) Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.29%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.86%) Android
6 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 23 (32.86%) UML
3 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
4 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.57%) OO
5 11 (15.71%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (14.29%) Scrum
7 9 (12.86%) ITIL
8 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (10.00%) OOP
9 6 (8.57%) ITSM
9 6 (8.57%) Service Management
10 4 (5.71%) SDLC
11 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
12 2 (2.86%) Analytics
12 2 (2.86%) Android Development
12 2 (2.86%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (2.86%) ETL
12 2 (2.86%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) C
2 13 (18.57%) Java
3 11 (15.71%) Shell Script
3 11 (15.71%) SQL
4 9 (12.86%) PL/SQL
4 9 (12.86%) VB
5 7 (10.00%) C#
6 5 (7.14%) Python
7 4 (5.71%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.29%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.86%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.86%) PHP
9 2 (2.86%) VC++
9 2 (2.86%) X++
10 1 (1.43%) R
10 1 (1.43%) Ruby
10 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.57%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) OCPJP
4 7 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (4.29%) PhD
6 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) MISRA
2 3 (4.29%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) iptables
2 8 (11.43%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) HP
3 1 (1.43%) Splunk