The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 32 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing C++ 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.63% 2.72% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 6.25% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £348
% change year-on-year -1.87% +15.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 Leicester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 82 64 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 51.90% 43.54% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 53
Median daily rate £325 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Leicester

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Leicester

C++
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Leicester region with a requirement for C++.

1 6 (66.67%) Doxygen
1 6 (66.67%) ZigBee
1 6 (66.67%) SQLite
1 6 (66.67%) Qt
1 6 (66.67%) QML
2 5 (55.56%) Bluetooth
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) NUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Physics
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Perforce
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) WPF

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester 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 6 (66.67%) Doxygen
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) ZigBee
2 5 (55.56%) Bluetooth
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C++ Developer
3 3 (33.33%) UI Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) QML
1 6 (66.67%) Qt
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Physics
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Perforce