Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 105 115
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -7
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.96% 1.27% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 3.60% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £313
90th Percentile £388 £388 £338
Scotland median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.49% -18.60% +70.30%
Scotland median hourly rate £43.64 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% -12.79% +7.50%

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 1,108 1,027 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.89% 35.32% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 624 478
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £286 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £491
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -34.39% +63.14%
10th Percentile £37.10 £19.40 £41.25
90th Percentile £44.56 £43.39 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -26.83% +9.33%

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 15 November 2018, 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 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 8 (28.57%) C#
5 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 7 (25.00%) Qt
6 7 (25.00%) OO
6 7 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
7 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Gradle
8 5 (17.86%) OOD
8 5 (17.86%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Web Development
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) C
9 4 (14.29%) Firmware
9 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
9 4 (14.29%) DevOps
9 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
9 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 4 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
10 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) Algorithms
10 3 (10.71%) Statistics
10 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.71%) Mercurial

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 2 (7.14%) Simulink
2 1 (3.57%) EViews
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Heroku
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (17.86%) Gradle
4 3 (10.71%) Mercurial
4 3 (10.71%) MSBuild
5 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 2 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 2 (7.14%) Maven
5 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (7.14%) Subversion
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%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) C++ Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Linux Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Backend Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
7 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) GUI Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Junior
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Mac Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Qt
2 6 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) Ext JS
5 2 (7.14%) Bokeh
5 2 (7.14%) D3.js
5 2 (7.14%) Django
5 2 (7.14%) ggplot
5 2 (7.14%) JavaFX
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 2 (7.14%) OSGi
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (7.14%) Seaborn
5 2 (7.14%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Algorithms
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) OOD
5 5 (17.86%) Web Development
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 4 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
6 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 3 (10.71%) Image Processing
7 3 (10.71%) OOP
7 3 (10.71%) Statistics
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) UML
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) Python
5 4 (14.29%) C
5 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 3 (10.71%) R
7 2 (7.14%) Groovy
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) Scala
7 2 (7.14%) XAML
8 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) PhD
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) IFRS
1 1 (3.57%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
2 3 (10.71%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) VMware