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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 99 79 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.13% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 3.40% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £371 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.01 £27.50 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
770 677 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.88% 33.25% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 396 396
Average daily rate £349 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 37
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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++
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Warwickshire -7 6 £313 +13.63%
Coventry -10 1 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 4
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 2
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (51.52%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) .NET
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
5 11 (33.33%) C
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Subversion
6 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
7 9 (27.27%) WCF
7 9 (27.27%) Mobile App
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone
8 8 (24.24%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (24.24%) Pocket PC
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
8 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) Windows CE
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
9 7 (21.21%) Automotive
10 5 (15.15%) Degree
11 4 (12.12%) Games
11 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
11 4 (12.12%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) S-PLUS
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Subversion
2 8 (24.24%) JIRA
2 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.03%) ProC
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Automotive
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Advertising
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Applications Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.03%) Games Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) WCF
3 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (3.03%) ODBC
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.03%) Java EE
7 1 (3.03%) WPF
7 1 (3.03%) HTML5
7 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 8 (24.24%) Pocket PC
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) SCADA
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.03%) Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows CE
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Phone
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) UNIX
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Scrum
2 8 (24.24%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (12.12%) ERP
4 3 (9.09%) Game Development
5 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.03%) System Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.03%) MVC
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) UML
6 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 11 (33.33%) C
4 10 (30.30%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Assembly Language
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.03%) Korn
7 1 (3.03%) X++
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) VC++
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
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