Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 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++
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 70 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 +26
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 20 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 1.66% 2.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 4.12% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 34
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.22% +1.13% +12.07%
10th Percentile £344 £307 £305
90th Percentile £375 £475 £606
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Cheshire median hourly rate - £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.62% -13.33%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -6.63% +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 Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 614 485 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.10% 40.15% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 357 547
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.88% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £294 £293 £263
90th Percentile £504 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.38 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £19.38 £30.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £40.75 £57.00 £38.30
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -9.38% +37.87% -21.59%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -3 9 £365 -18.99% 2
Chester -1 1 £350 -17.65% 5
Crewe - 1 - - 2
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 13 (86.67%) C
2 12 (80.00%) Java
3 11 (73.33%) AngularJS
4 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (40.00%) Gradle
5 6 (40.00%) Android SDK
5 6 (40.00%) Android Development
5 6 (40.00%) Android NDK
5 6 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
5 6 (40.00%) Secure Coding
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Python
5 6 (40.00%) CSS3
5 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Confluence
5 6 (40.00%) HTML5
5 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
5 6 (40.00%) JIRA
5 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Android
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Migration
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

C++
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.67%) OpenEdge
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (20.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Gradle
2 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Android Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) AngularJS
2 6 (40.00%) Android NDK
2 6 (40.00%) Android SDK
2 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) CSS3
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) HTML5
2 6 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Express
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) Middleware
4 3 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) REST
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Android
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Android Development
1 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 6 (40.00%) Secure Coding
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Loose Coupling
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Governance
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C
2 12 (80.00%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (26.67%) Go
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) Groovy
7 3 (20.00%) Java 8
7 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (13.33%) LotusScript
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
9 1 (6.67%) OpenEdge ABL
9 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) QEMU
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Progress