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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 83 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 30 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.85% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.07% 2.74% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £181 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.50 £38.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% +22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
738 804 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.93% 31.10% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 449 424
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -29.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.54 £44.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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++
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 3 September 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
Birmingham +7 11 £340 -2.85% 6
Staffordshire - 3 £369 - 3
Warwickshire +6 2 - - 8
Coventry - 2 £380 - 5
Shropshire - 2 - -
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 27 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (40.00%) C
3 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.67%) C#
5 12 (20.00%) SQL
5 12 (20.00%) Games
5 12 (20.00%) Subversion
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
6 11 (18.33%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (16.67%) Software Architecture
7 10 (16.67%) Degree
7 10 (16.67%) DirectX
7 10 (16.67%) MATLAB
8 9 (15.00%) Java
8 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (15.00%) .NET
8 9 (15.00%) Linux
8 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (15.00%) Automotive
9 8 (13.33%) XML
9 8 (13.33%) HTML
10 7 (11.67%) Simulink
10 7 (11.67%) Finance
10 7 (11.67%) BDD
11 6 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (10.00%) Retail
11 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (10.00%) Embedded C++
11 6 (10.00%) OpenGL
12 5 (8.33%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Simulink
2 3 (5.00%) SPSS
2 3 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) GPRS
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Subversion
2 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.67%) Flash Builder
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.67%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.67%) CANoe
General
1 12 (20.00%) Games
2 9 (15.00%) Automotive
3 7 (11.67%) Finance
4 6 (10.00%) Retail
5 5 (8.33%) Multimedia
5 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
7 3 (5.00%) Electronics
8 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Software Engineer
3 17 (28.33%) C++ Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Games Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Programmer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Project Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Software Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Games Programmer
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.33%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) DirectX
2 9 (15.00%) .NET
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
3 8 (13.33%) XML
4 6 (10.00%) OpenGL
5 5 (8.33%) CSS
6 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.67%) JSON
6 4 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
7 2 (3.33%) Flash
7 2 (3.33%) WCF
8 1 (1.67%) WPF
8 1 (1.67%) LINQ
8 1 (1.67%) MFC
8 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.67%) WebGL
8 1 (1.67%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Handset
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.00%) Physics
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.67%) Xbox
6 1 (1.67%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.67%) Arduino
6 1 (1.67%) VHDL
6 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) VxWorks
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.33%) TDD
4 10 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 7 (11.67%) BDD
6 6 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (8.33%) MVC
8 4 (6.67%) OO
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
9 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.00%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (5.00%) Scrum
9 3 (5.00%) Validation
9 3 (5.00%) UML
9 3 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) C
2 16 (26.67%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) SQL
4 10 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 9 (15.00%) Java
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.67%) VC++
7 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.67%) ActionScript
8 3 (5.00%) VBA
8 3 (5.00%) Python
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.00%) PHP
8 3 (5.00%) R
9 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) TickIT
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.67%) MKS
1 1 (1.67%) Green Hills
1 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
1 1 (1.67%) Facebook
1 1 (1.67%) Twitter
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