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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 104 76 54
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Contract jobs citing C++ 19 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.21% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 3.66% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £220 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £385 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
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
780 711 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.70% 33.16% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 422 403
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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++
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 22 August 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
Birmingham +6 10 £350 +7.69% 4
Warwickshire -11 3 £388 +9.15% 1
Worcestershire -6 1 - - 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £163 -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 6
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (60.00%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) C
4 13 (32.50%) Java
4 13 (32.50%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (30.00%) Scrum
6 11 (27.50%) Embedded C++
7 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (25.00%) Subversion
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (22.50%) WCF
9 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
9 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Phone
9 8 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (20.00%) Pocket PC
9 8 (20.00%) JIRA
9 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.00%) Windows CE
9 8 (20.00%) Web Services
9 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (20.00%) UNIX
10 7 (17.50%) Linux
10 7 (17.50%) Automotive
11 6 (15.00%) Oracle
12 5 (12.50%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) GPON
2 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Subversion
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
2 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) ProC
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.50%) Automotive
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Games Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Mobility Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Platform Architect
6 2 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) WCF
3 8 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) WPF
5 3 (7.50%) Java EE
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) OpenGL
6 2 (5.00%) DirectX
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) ODBC
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Qt
6 2 (5.00%) wxWidgets
6 2 (5.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 8 (20.00%) Pocket PC
2 3 (7.50%) SCADA
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.00%) Equities
3 2 (5.00%) Online Games
4 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.50%) Animation
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Phone
3 8 (20.00%) Windows CE
3 8 (20.00%) UNIX
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.50%) AIX
7 2 (5.00%) VxWorks
7 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Scrum
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) Game Development
4 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Use Case
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.50%) System Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) C
4 13 (32.50%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) Embedded C++
6 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 4 (10.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.50%) Perl
8 3 (7.50%) VB
8 3 (7.50%) Assembly Language
9 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (5.00%) PHP
9 2 (5.00%) Korn
9 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.50%) Python
10 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.00%) MKS
4 2 (5.00%) Sybase
4 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
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