Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 107 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 7 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% 1.10% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 2.88% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £313 £313 £256
90th Percentile £378 £385 £388
Scotland median daily rate £325 £356 £313
% change year-on-year -8.77% +13.82% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.25 £44.14 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.01% +26.10% -18.60%
10th Percentile £41.53 £41.93 £31.40
90th Percentile £43.98 £44.43 £41.00
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +17.33% -12.79%

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 736 1,076 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 38.08% 38.02% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 598 629
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £294
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £429 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +7.19% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +102.38% -55.56%
10th Percentile £19.93 £38.75 £15.96
90th Percentile £62.50 £44.36 £35.75
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +102.38% -47.50%

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 8 December 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 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 2 (28.57%) Simulink
2 2 (28.57%) Law
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) MFC
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) OOP

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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
1 1 (14.29%) MFC
1 1 (14.29%) OpenGL
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) PlayStation
2 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Physics
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Delphi
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com