The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 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++
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 87 85
Rank change year-on-year +28 -2  
Contract jobs citing C++ 21 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.76% 0.82% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 2.67% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Median daily rate £315 - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +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 Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 468 412 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.26% 30.59% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 222 233
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Edinburgh

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Edinburgh

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for C++.

1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) C#
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) Web Services
5 8 (33.33%) Web Development
5 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 7 (29.17%) Sass
6 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (29.17%) D3.js
6 7 (29.17%) Front End Development
6 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
6 7 (29.17%) Web Design
6 7 (29.17%) C
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) Python
9 3 (12.50%) VPN
9 3 (12.50%) Ext JS
9 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 3 (12.50%) Jasmine
9 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (12.50%) Mentoring

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) IPsec
2 2 (8.33%) L2TP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Spatial Data
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Angular Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (20.83%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SAS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) CSS
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 7 (29.17%) D3.js
3 7 (29.17%) Sass
4 3 (12.50%) Ext JS
5 2 (8.33%) REST
5 2 (8.33%) Swagger
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
6 1 (4.17%) Ajax
6 1 (4.17%) Angular 2
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) Node.js
6 1 (4.17%) NumPy
6 1 (4.17%) React
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (4.17%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 8 (33.33%) Web Development
2 7 (29.17%) Front End Development
2 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 7 (29.17%) Web Design
3 3 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) API Design
4 2 (8.33%) API Development
4 2 (8.33%) Informatics
4 2 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (4.17%) OOD
5 1 (4.17%) OOP
5 1 (4.17%) SOA
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) C#
4 7 (29.17%) C
5 3 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
6 2 (8.33%) R
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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