The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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++
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 2.07% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 4.96% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
Median daily rate £325 £313 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -23.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £310 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £472 £495
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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 203 403 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.52% 41.76% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 257 214
Median daily rate £400 £358 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Cheshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Cheshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cheshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +24 2 £313 -32.06% 1
Chester - 1 £425 - 2
C++
North West

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) OOP
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Device Driver
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) PhD
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) WPF
6 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
6 2 (18.18%) RS-232
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (9.09%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (9.09%) Xilinx
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Mathematics

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) RS-232
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) Angular 2
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Device Driver
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) OOP
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Device Driver Development
5 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Go
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) PhD
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Xilinx