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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 -  
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.08% 4.90% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.70% 12.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Median hourly rate £39.38 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +8.33%  

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 69 171 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.96% 38.08% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 103 113
Median daily rate £313 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £500 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -5.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £35.00 £35.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -17 3 - - 1
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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