Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 July 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++
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 44 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +72
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.14% 3.04% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.11% 7.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Lancashire median daily rate - £450 -
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.38 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% - -
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +10.67% -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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 146 357 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 27.65% 41.80% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 225 189
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £367 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +4.26% +5.47%
10th Percentile £256 £253 £230
90th Percentile £531 £492 £550
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +6.08% +23.33%
10th Percentile £36.88 £20.50 £26.31
90th Percentile £44.00 £47.00 £46.08
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +21.74%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Lancashire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Lancashire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Lancashire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -25 3 - -
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for C++.

1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Qt
2 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Avionics
3 4 (66.67%) UML
4 3 (50.00%) RIA
5 1 (16.67%) QMS
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) RAD
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (66.67%) Avionics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) QMS
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft