The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 24 April 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.

C++
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs citing C++ 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.34% 0.93% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 3.23% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £400 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +41.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +2.25% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 224 217 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 37.58% 28.93% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 162
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.68% -54.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Birmingham

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for C++.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (33.33%) ISO26262
2 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
2 1 (33.33%) MISRA
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
1 1 (33.33%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO26262
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware