The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 98 82
Rank change year-on-year +38 -16  
Contract jobs citing C++ 29 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.07% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.59% 1.08% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
Median daily rate £450 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £365 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £435 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.43% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 519 553 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.10% 30.95% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 378 309
Median daily rate £389 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +61.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.25 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Manchester

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Manchester

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Manchester

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in Manchester

C++
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Bolton +1 3 - -
Stockport - 2 - - 2
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for C++.

1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 12 (30.77%) HTML
5 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.64%) C
7 9 (23.08%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) HTML5
8 8 (20.51%) Python
9 7 (17.95%) CRM
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
9 7 (17.95%) Unix
9 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
9 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (17.95%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (17.95%) Ansible
9 7 (17.95%) DevOps
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) Android
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) MSMQ
11 5 (12.82%) CSS

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.69%) LabWindows
3 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) RS-232
1 1 (2.56%) RS-422
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Gradle
3 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (10.26%) Electronics
1 4 (10.26%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) C++ Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Android Developer
4 4 (10.26%) CRM Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 9 (23.08%) HTML5
4 6 (15.38%) MSMQ
5 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
5 5 (12.82%) CSS
5 5 (12.82%) CSS3
5 5 (12.82%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (10.26%) Qt
6 4 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (10.26%) WPF
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.69%) Android NDK
7 3 (7.69%) Android SDK
7 3 (7.69%) Ionic Framework
7 3 (7.69%) Marmalade SDK
7 3 (7.69%) WSDL
8 2 (5.13%) Node.js
9 1 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile Games
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Unix
3 6 (15.38%) Android
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Phone
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) CRM
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) Android Development
5 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.26%) UML
6 3 (7.69%) ATDD
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) Change Control
6 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 3 (7.69%) Physics
6 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) C
5 8 (20.51%) Python
6 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (12.82%) Go
7 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) Scala
8 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
9 2 (5.13%) VB
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Ansible
2 5 (12.82%) Mesos
3 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (10.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) CA
3 1 (2.56%) EMC
3 1 (2.56%) Northgate
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Pega
3 1 (2.56%) Serena
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO