Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 January 2019 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 107 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +26
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.08% 1.18% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 3.33% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £313 £304 £248
90th Percentile £385 £396 £338
Scotland median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.14 £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.69% -12.79% +68.63%
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £40.75 £43.25
% change year-on-year +7.98% -5.78% +7.11%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 947 1,020 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.69% 35.54% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 639 463
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £301 £288
90th Percentile £575 £540 £500
Scotland median daily rate £410 £388 £353
% change year-on-year +5.81% +9.93% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.52% -59.62% +60.37%
10th Percentile £40.00 £20.06 £43.00
90th Percentile £45.10 £36.50 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -51.16% +14.67%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 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 21 January 2019, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for C++.

1 19 (67.86%) Software Engineering
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
3 9 (32.14%) Firmware
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) OO
5 7 (25.00%) OOD
5 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 7 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (25.00%) Qt
6 6 (21.43%) UML
6 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 6 (21.43%) C
6 6 (21.43%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
7 5 (17.86%) Simulink
7 5 (17.86%) VxWorks
7 5 (17.86%) JIRA
7 5 (17.86%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
7 5 (17.86%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (14.29%) Gradle
8 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 4 (14.29%) Subversion

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 1 (3.57%) SAS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Simulink
2 1 (3.57%) EViews
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 5 (17.86%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.29%) Gradle
3 4 (14.29%) Subversion
4 3 (10.71%) Mercurial
4 3 (10.71%) MSBuild
5 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) NetBeans
6 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Avionics
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Linux Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C++ Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Kernel Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior
7 1 (3.57%) Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Qt
2 4 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) Bokeh
3 2 (7.14%) D3.js
3 2 (7.14%) ggplot
3 2 (7.14%) Seaborn
3 2 (7.14%) Swing
4 1 (3.57%) Ext JS
4 1 (3.57%) JavaFX
4 1 (3.57%) OSGi
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) VxWorks
3 4 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) OO
3 7 (25.00%) OOD
4 6 (21.43%) OOP
4 6 (21.43%) UML
5 5 (17.86%) Multithreaded Programming
5 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
6 4 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (10.71%) Statistics
8 2 (7.14%) Applied Mathematics
8 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (7.14%) Linux Kernel Development
8 2 (7.14%) Machine Learning
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 6 (21.43%) C
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) R
6 2 (7.14%) Groovy
6 2 (7.14%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (3.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) PhD
4 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) IFRS
1 1 (3.57%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Firmware
2 3 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft