Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 81 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 13 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.83% 1.36% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.52% 3.70% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 10
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £360 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £255 £340 £180
90th Percentile £408 £500 £295
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £52.50 - £31.50
10th Percentile £41.65 - £29.75
90th Percentile £53.75 - £33.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +23.88% -10.67%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 515 514 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.82% 36.87% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 311 268
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £245 £268 £228
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £37.75 £31.85 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% +94.47% -18.13%
10th Percentile £14.13 £16.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.70 £28.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -21.31% +7.02%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 January 2018, 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 8 (61.54%) C
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
5 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (23.08%) MISRA
6 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (23.08%) Simulink
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
7 2 (15.38%) Automotive
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Robotic Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Robotic Process Automation
8 1 (7.69%) SDLC
8 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
8 1 (7.69%) ISO 26262
8 1 (7.69%) Presales
8 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (7.69%) Xbox

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) MATLAB Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) MATLAB Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Java EE
1 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
1 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Game Development
6 1 (7.69%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Robotic Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) MATLAB
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) MISRA
2 1 (7.69%) IEC 62304
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 26262
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle