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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 126 85 104
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +19
Contract jobs citing C++ 23 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 1.29% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 4.33% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Median daily rate £440 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.62%
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
1017 716 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.07% 29.91% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 426 425
Median daily rate £375 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 28 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 28 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 -19 10 £450 +35.33% 9
Solihull - 6 £430 -
Staffordshire +3 5 - - 2
Worcestershire +1 1 £325 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 6
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 25 (53.19%) C
2 21 (44.68%) Java
3 20 (42.55%) Oracle
3 20 (42.55%) Unix
4 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
5 18 (38.30%) HTML
5 18 (38.30%) VB
6 17 (36.17%) PL/SQL
6 17 (36.17%) SQL
6 17 (36.17%) XML
7 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
8 15 (31.91%) UML
8 15 (31.91%) JUnit
8 15 (31.91%) WebLogic
8 15 (31.91%) Hibernate
8 15 (31.91%) Spring
9 14 (29.79%) J2EE
9 14 (29.79%) OOP
9 14 (29.79%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (29.79%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (29.79%) Web Services
9 14 (29.79%) JSP
9 14 (29.79%) Servlets
9 14 (29.79%) Eclipse
10 13 (27.66%) Toad
10 13 (27.66%) RDBMS
10 13 (27.66%) ClearQuest
10 13 (27.66%) Ant
10 13 (27.66%) Linux
10 13 (27.66%) 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 (31.91%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Simulink
2 2 (4.26%) AutoCAD
2 2 (4.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (4.26%) PTC Creo
2 2 (4.26%) Siemens NX
2 2 (4.26%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) SNMP
2 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.89%) IPv4
3 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.13%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
2 14 (29.79%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (27.66%) RDBMS
3 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
4 12 (25.53%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (25.53%) Oracle OWB
5 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.26%) Big Data
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.13%) Impala
7 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) JUnit
2 14 (29.79%) Eclipse
2 14 (29.79%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (27.66%) Ant
3 13 (27.66%) Artifactory
3 13 (27.66%) ClearQuest
3 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
3 13 (27.66%) JIRA
3 13 (27.66%) Maven
3 13 (27.66%) Toad
4 7 (14.89%) ClearCase
4 7 (14.89%) CppUnit
5 6 (12.77%) PVCS
5 6 (12.77%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (4.26%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.13%) Automake
7 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.38%) Automotive
1 3 (6.38%) Electronics
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Avionics
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Software Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) C++ Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) C Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 17 (36.17%) XML
3 15 (31.91%) Hibernate
3 15 (31.91%) Spring
4 14 (29.79%) J2EE
4 14 (29.79%) JSP
4 14 (29.79%) Servlets
4 14 (29.79%) Web Services
5 13 (27.66%) Apache CXF
6 8 (17.02%) Struts
7 7 (14.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 7 (14.89%) Regular Expression
8 5 (10.64%) OC4J
9 2 (4.26%) CSS
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
9 2 (4.26%) HTML5
9 2 (4.26%) Itk
9 2 (4.26%) XSL
10 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Computer Science
1 8 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.13%) Neural Network
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Unix
2 13 (27.66%) Linux
3 11 (23.40%) Windows
4 3 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.38%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) UML
2 14 (29.79%) OOP
3 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (27.66%) Defect Tracking
3 13 (27.66%) OO
4 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
5 10 (21.28%) ITIL
5 10 (21.28%) ITSM
5 10 (21.28%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (21.28%) Service Management
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
8 3 (6.38%) Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Big Data Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C
2 21 (44.68%) Java
3 18 (38.30%) VB
4 17 (36.17%) PL/SQL
4 17 (36.17%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.51%) C#
7 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
7 3 (6.38%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.26%) VBA
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) R
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.13%) VB6
9 1 (2.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
4 8 (17.02%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (14.89%) OCPJP
6 5 (10.64%) Sun Certification
7 1 (2.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) iptables
2 7 (14.89%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Siemens
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.13%) VMware