Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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++
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 63 21
Rank change year-on-year +16 -42 +41
Contract jobs citing C++ 7 1 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.58% 0.18% 7.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 0.47% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 83
Lancashire median daily rate - - £518
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £475
% change year-on-year -12.50% -15.79% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.75 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +3.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £36.94 £38.25 £31.93
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.75 £44.68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.90%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 173 213 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 38.96% 37.37% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 150 242
Lancashire median daily rate £401 £369 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% -8.50% +15.14%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £207
90th Percentile £550 £539 £535
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +9.93% +6.34%
10th Percentile £36.50 £30.58 £31.93
90th Percentile £52.40 £50.00 £46.57
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.97% +4.05% +13.71%

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 20 January 2018. 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 +2 3 - - 2
Blackburn - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) UML
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Military
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Pascal
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (14.29%) Python

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Avionics
2 1 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) WinForms
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) OpenVMS
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) UML
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) Fortran
3 1 (14.29%) Pascal
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft