Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 102 117
Rank change year-on-year -28 +15 -40
Contract jobs citing C++ 31 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.96% 1.33% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 3.05% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 26
Manchester median daily rate £350 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +28.00%
10th Percentile £295 £241 £305
90th Percentile £398 £590 £488
North West median daily rate £365 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +4.16% -12.50% -15.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +6.67%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,466 1,280 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.56% 43.76% 40.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,041 931 976
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 24
Manchester median hourly rate £29.36 £27.47 £23.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +14.60% -20.12%
10th Percentile £16.88 £11.75 £14.39
90th Percentile £39.03 £46.50 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +18.52% -8.78%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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++
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 6 months to 18 December 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
Stockport +2 5 £325 +8.33% 5
Bolton +3 1 - - 2
C++
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for C++.

1 15 (48.39%) C
2 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
3 12 (38.71%) C#
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) Law
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
9 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) HTML5
10 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.90%) JIRA
10 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
10 4 (12.90%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (12.90%) Multithreaded Programming
10 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (12.90%) VC++
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Workflow
10 4 (12.90%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (12.90%) Games
11 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
11 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing

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 1 (3.23%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) RS-232
1 1 (3.23%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) C++Builder
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) FishEye
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (19.35%) Law
2 4 (12.90%) Games
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
3 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Software Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Developer
3 7 (22.58%) C++ Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) C# Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
7 2 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) COM
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) WPF
4 2 (6.45%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
5 4 (12.90%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Cross-Platform Development
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) OO
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C
2 12 (38.71%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) VC++
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) Lua
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Progress