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 28 June 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++
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Contract jobs citing C++ 14 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.22% 2.74% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 6.74% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 7
Median daily rate £450 £490 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +3.12% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  

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 253 371 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.03% 40.59% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 284 254
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £288 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +10 8 - -
Knutsford +4 2 £450 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (80.95%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 8 (38.10%) Games
4 8 (38.10%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) Kinematics
4 8 (38.10%) Linear Algebra
4 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (38.10%) NVIDIA
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA
6 6 (28.57%) HTML
6 6 (28.57%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (23.81%) CSS
7 5 (23.81%) C
7 5 (23.81%) Banking
7 5 (23.81%) Confluence
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) Gradle
7 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (23.81%) HTML5
7 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
7 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (19.05%) CSS3
8 4 (19.05%) Android SDK

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 8 (38.10%) Kinematics
2 5 (23.81%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) RS-232
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Gradle
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.76%) CMake
3 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
3 1 (4.76%) ProC
3 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
3 1 (4.76%) WiX
General
1 8 (38.10%) Games
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.76%) Advertising
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) C# Software Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Android Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C++ Games Developer
5 4 (19.05%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Games Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Build Manager
7 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
1 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
4 4 (19.05%) Android NDK
4 4 (19.05%) Android SDK
4 4 (19.05%) CSS3
4 4 (19.05%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (9.52%) WPF
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Robotics
2 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
1 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Linear Algebra
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Android Development
6 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Mobile Development
6 4 (19.05%) OO
6 4 (19.05%) OOP
6 4 (19.05%) Secure Coding
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Device Driver Development
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 1 (4.76%) Kanban
8 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Groovy
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PhD
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
1 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) NVIDIA
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) VMware