The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 119 131
Rank change year-on-year +28 +12  
Contract jobs citing C++ 51 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 1.23% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 3.57% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 12
Median daily rate £450 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £326 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £632 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £42.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.26% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1082 1289 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.36% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 858 780
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £56.88
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 the North West

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

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the North West

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the North West

C++
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +36 29 £450 +12.50% 29
Cheshire +12 15 £450 -3.22% 7
Merseyside - 2 £363 - 3
Lancashire -3 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for C++.

1 36 (47.37%) C#
2 33 (43.42%) Software Engineering
3 26 (34.21%) .NET
4 25 (32.89%) Java
5 24 (31.58%) Windows
6 21 (27.63%) HTML
7 20 (26.32%) C
8 19 (25.00%) Degree
9 18 (23.68%) Linux
10 17 (22.37%) SQL
11 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (19.74%) Visual Studio
11 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
11 15 (19.74%) HTML5
12 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 14 (18.42%) Android
12 14 (18.42%) JavaScript
13 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
13 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
14 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
14 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (15.79%) Qt
14 12 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 12 (15.79%) Games
14 12 (15.79%) JIRA
14 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
14 12 (15.79%) CSS
14 12 (15.79%) Python
15 11 (14.47%) UML
15 11 (14.47%) OO

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (11.84%) Confluence
2 8 (10.53%) Kinematics
3 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.95%) LabWindows
3 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.26%) RS-232
3 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.32%) DLNA
4 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.32%) RS-422
4 1 (1.32%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.95%) Big Data
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Visual Studio
2 12 (15.79%) JIRA
3 9 (11.84%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.84%) Gradle
3 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.58%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.63%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.32%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.32%) CMake
6 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.32%) Hudson
6 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.32%) ProC
6 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.32%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.32%) WiX
General
1 12 (15.79%) Games
2 8 (10.53%) Finance
3 7 (9.21%) Banking
4 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.26%) Avionics
5 4 (5.26%) Electronics
6 3 (3.95%) Marketing
6 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.63%) Advertising
8 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (50.00%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Software Engineer
3 16 (21.05%) C++ Developer
4 14 (18.42%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Android Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Software Developer
6 8 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.53%) C++/C# Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Architect
7 7 (9.21%) C++ Software Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (7.89%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) CRM Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C++ Games Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Games Developer
10 3 (3.95%) DBA
10 3 (3.95%) SQL DBA
11 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) .NET
2 21 (27.63%) HTML
3 15 (19.74%) HTML5
4 12 (15.79%) CSS
4 12 (15.79%) Qt
4 12 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
6 10 (13.16%) CSS3
7 8 (10.53%) Android NDK
7 8 (10.53%) Android SDK
7 8 (10.53%) Ionic Framework
8 6 (7.89%) MSMQ
8 6 (7.89%) WPF
9 5 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.95%) Marmalade SDK
11 3 (3.95%) Node.js
11 3 (3.95%) WSDL
12 2 (2.63%) XML
13 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.58%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.26%) Robotics
4 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile Games
4 3 (3.95%) Replication
4 3 (3.95%) RIA
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.63%) MPEG
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 18 (23.68%) Linux
3 14 (18.42%) Android
4 7 (9.21%) Unix
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Phone
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.63%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Software Engineering
2 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.47%) OO
6 11 (14.47%) UML
7 9 (11.84%) Android Development
7 9 (11.84%) CRM
7 9 (11.84%) Scrum
8 8 (10.53%) Linear Algebra
9 7 (9.21%) DevOps
9 7 (9.21%) Migration
10 6 (7.89%) Cryptography
10 6 (7.89%) ITIL
10 6 (7.89%) OOP
10 6 (7.89%) Secure Coding
10 6 (7.89%) TDD
11 4 (5.26%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) C#
2 25 (32.89%) Java
3 20 (26.32%) C
4 17 (22.37%) SQL
5 14 (18.42%) JavaScript
6 12 (15.79%) Python
7 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.58%) Go
8 5 (6.58%) Scala
9 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.63%) Groovy
9 2 (2.63%) Perl
9 2 (2.63%) VB
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.32%) PHP
10 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Degree
2 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.63%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
1 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Ansible
2 5 (6.58%) Mesos
3 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) NVIDIA
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) CA
4 1 (1.32%) EMC
4 1 (1.32%) Northgate
4 1 (1.32%) Pega
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.32%) Serena
4 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.32%) VMware