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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 83 104 82
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs citing C++ 33 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.61% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.65% 2.06% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 4
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£340 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £163 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £33.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 - £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 - £36.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
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
709 729 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.49% 29.77% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 429 345
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £94.50 £37.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 18 £333 -5.00% 4
Shropshire - 3 £285 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £415 - 3
Coventry - 1 £290 - 3
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (40.68%) C
2 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
3 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.03%) Games
4 13 (22.03%) SQL
5 12 (20.34%) C#
5 12 (20.34%) Subversion
6 10 (16.95%) Java
6 10 (16.95%) .NET
6 10 (16.95%) DirectX
7 9 (15.25%) Automotive
7 9 (15.25%) XML
7 9 (15.25%) Degree
7 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
7 9 (15.25%) TDD
7 9 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (13.56%) Software Architecture
8 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
9 7 (11.86%) Finance
9 7 (11.86%) Linux
9 7 (11.86%) BDD
10 6 (10.17%) Simulink
10 6 (10.17%) OpenGL
10 6 (10.17%) Retail
11 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
11 5 (8.47%) Multimedia
11 5 (8.47%) MVC
11 5 (8.47%) VC++
11 5 (8.47%) Data Mining
11 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.39%) SAS
1 2 (3.39%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Simulink
2 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.39%) SPSS
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) GPRS
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.39%) ASN.1
2 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Subversion
2 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.78%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.69%) Flash Builder
4 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.69%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.69%) CANoe
General
1 13 (22.03%) Games
2 9 (15.25%) Automotive
3 7 (11.86%) Finance
4 6 (10.17%) Retail
5 5 (8.47%) Multimedia
6 4 (6.78%) Aerospace
7 3 (5.08%) Electronics
7 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) C++ Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Programmer
5 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Project Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Games Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (3.39%) C++ Games Developer
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
1 10 (16.95%) DirectX
2 9 (15.25%) XML
3 6 (10.17%) OpenGL
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.08%) JSON
6 2 (3.39%) WCF
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 2 (3.39%) Web Services
7 1 (1.69%) Flash
7 1 (1.69%) CSS
7 1 (1.69%) MFC
7 1 (1.69%) WebGL
7 1 (1.69%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.69%) WPF
7 1 (1.69%) LINQ
7 1 (1.69%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.39%) Physics
4 2 (3.39%) Handset
5 1 (1.69%) VHDL
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.69%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) TDD
4 8 (13.56%) Software Architecture
5 7 (11.86%) BDD
6 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) MVC
7 4 (6.78%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.08%) Workflow
8 3 (5.08%) Validation
8 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.08%) Scrum
8 3 (5.08%) UML
8 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.39%) Dashboard Development
9 2 (3.39%) ERP
9 2 (3.39%) Web Design
9 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) C
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
3 12 (20.34%) C#
4 10 (16.95%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
6 5 (8.47%) VC++
7 4 (6.78%) Embedded C
7 4 (6.78%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.78%) ActionScript
8 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.08%) Python
9 2 (3.39%) VBA
9 2 (3.39%) R
10 1 (1.69%) PHP
10 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.69%) XAML
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
1 1 (1.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) MKS
2 1 (1.69%) Green Hills
2 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
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