The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 9 8 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing C++ 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 5.71% 11.54% 5.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.53% 20.00% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19 15 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 54.29% 57.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
Median daily rate £358 £500 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.50% +69.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £450 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Aberdeen

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Aberdeen

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Aberdeen

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for C++.

1 8 (100.00%) C
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) CAD
3 4 (50.00%) PLM
3 4 (50.00%) Teamcenter
3 4 (50.00%) Big Data
3 4 (50.00%) Kafka
3 4 (50.00%) Itk
3 4 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (50.00%) HBase
4 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Siemens NX
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) XPath
4 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 3 (37.50%) AutoCAD
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSL
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (50.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) AutoCAD
1 3 (37.50%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (50.00%) HBase
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Itk
1 4 (50.00%) Kafka
2 3 (37.50%) DHTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XSL
2 3 (37.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CAD
1 4 (50.00%) PLM
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Post-Production
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Tcl
4 3 (37.50%) XPath
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) webMethods