The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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++
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 99 61
Rank change year-on-year +49 -38  
Contract jobs citing C++ 8 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.39% 1.65% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 4.78% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 22 3
Median daily rate - £320 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.42 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.45 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.15%  

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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 180 544 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 31.20% 34.47% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 336 199
Median daily rate £350 £320 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -2.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 30 5
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.80 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the North East

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the North East

C++
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear +55 4 - - 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for C++.

1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Debian
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Teamcenter
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Qt
3 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (20.00%) SysML
3 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (20.00%) Qt
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Debian
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (20.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) SysML
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) IEC 62304
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 13485
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian