Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 61 67
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 13 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.00% 1.64% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 4.08% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 42
Cheshire median daily rate £220 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +4.43% +3.27%
10th Percentile £185 £304 £305
90th Percentile £324 £475 £638
North West median daily rate £350 £431 £450
% change year-on-year -18.84% -4.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.62% -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.59% -5.12% +12.16%

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 581 441 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.86% 40.13% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 329 541
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £520 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.98 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.45% +91.36% -9.17%
10th Percentile £23.50 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £54.50 £37.13
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 May 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 -8 3 - - 1
Chester -3 1 £350 -17.65% 2
Crewe - 1 - - 2
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) C
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 5 (38.46%) Ruby
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Go
6 4 (30.77%) Java 8
7 3 (23.08%) Programme Governance
7 3 (23.08%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
7 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
7 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) OpenShift
7 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
7 3 (23.08%) Express
7 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 3 (23.08%) QEMU
7 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
7 3 (23.08%) DevOps
7 3 (23.08%) Microservices
7 3 (23.08%) Loose Coupling
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Risk Management

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 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) OpenEdge
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
1 3 (23.08%) OpenShift
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) Express
3 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) J2SE
4 2 (15.38%) REST
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) Java ME
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) BDD
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Loose Coupling
2 3 (23.08%) Microservices
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Governance
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 3 (23.08%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Wealth Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) C
3 6 (46.15%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) Go
5 4 (30.77%) Java 8
6 3 (23.08%) Groovy
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
7 2 (15.38%) LotusScript
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
8 1 (7.69%) OpenEdge ABL
8 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) QEMU
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Progress