The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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++
England / East Midlands
Rank 73 78 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing C++ 21 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.43% 1.05% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.32% 3.52% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £338 £370 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +21.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £194 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £390 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 632 483 580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.91% 29.76% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 303 345
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £40.00 £39.00
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the East Midlands

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the East Midlands

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the East Midlands

C++
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the East Midlands 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
Leicestershire +3 10 £275 - 5
Northamptonshire -1 7 £325 +75.67% 5
Derbyshire -11 2 £406 +9.79% 2
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - - 6
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 22 (47.83%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
3 12 (26.09%) C
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) Python
6 8 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (15.22%) Qt
7 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
7 7 (15.22%) Unreal Engine
7 7 (15.22%) .NET
7 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (13.04%) Automotive
8 6 (13.04%) TDD
8 6 (13.04%) QML
8 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Doxygen
8 6 (13.04%) ZigBee
8 6 (13.04%) SQLite
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) Android
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) MATLAB
9 5 (10.87%) Bluetooth
9 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
9 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
9 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
9 5 (10.87%) Games

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Doxygen
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) Simulink
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) ZigBee
2 5 (10.87%) Bluetooth
3 3 (6.52%) FlexRay
4 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (13.04%) SQLite
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) NUnit
General
1 6 (13.04%) Automotive
2 5 (10.87%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Software Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) C++ Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Software Quality Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (6.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
1 7 (15.22%) Qt
1 7 (15.22%) Unreal Engine
2 6 (13.04%) QML
3 5 (10.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (8.70%) WPF
5 3 (6.52%) HTML
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.17%) Qt Quick
7 1 (2.17%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) Xbox
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Android
2 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) BDD
3 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
3 6 (13.04%) TDD
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Android Development
5 4 (8.70%) iOS Development
5 4 (8.70%) Load Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.52%) SDLC
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.35%) ANOVA
7 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.35%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) C#
2 12 (26.09%) C
3 10 (21.74%) Python
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) MATLAB
5 4 (8.70%) Java
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.35%) R
8 1 (2.17%) Delphi
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) IEC 61508
1 3 (6.52%) ISO26262
1 3 (6.52%) MISRA
1 3 (6.52%) MISRA C
2 2 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) Perforce
2 2 (4.35%) Minitab
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