Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 156 79
Rank change year-on-year +19 -77 +52
Contract jobs citing C++ 69 72 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.21% 1.05% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.19% 2.86% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 163
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £267 £300 £306
90th Percentile £626 £511 £600
England median daily rate £550 £463 £480
% change year-on-year +18.92% -3.65% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £31.48
90th Percentile £47.36 £44.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2164 2518 2687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.94% 36.84% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1737 1675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 96
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.15 £16.88
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Manchester +15 42 £475 +18.75% 22
Cheshire -10 9 £315 -31.15% 8
Merseyside +10 7 £250 - 4
Lancashire +15 5 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 34 (49.28%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) Java
3 23 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 22 (31.88%) HTML
5 20 (28.99%) Windows
6 19 (27.54%) Python
6 19 (27.54%) SQL
7 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (21.74%) JIRA
9 15 (21.74%) C
10 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.84%) Ansible
11 13 (18.84%) DevOps
11 13 (18.84%) .NET
11 13 (18.84%) CSS
12 12 (17.39%) Visual Studio
12 12 (17.39%) Shell Script
12 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.94%) AngularJS
13 11 (15.94%) PaaS
13 11 (15.94%) Confluence
13 11 (15.94%) Degree
13 11 (15.94%) Linux
14 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
14 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
14 10 (14.49%) Groovy
14 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
15 9 (13.04%) HTML5

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 11 (15.94%) Confluence
2 6 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (5.80%) CMS
3 4 (5.80%) nginx
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.80%) WordPress
4 2 (2.90%) Kinematics
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.45%) ArchestrA
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.45%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) LaTeX
2 3 (4.35%) Camtasia
3 1 (1.45%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.35%) LabWindows
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) PaaS
2 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) HTTP
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.45%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.70%) Big Data
3 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.45%) IDMS
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) JIRA
2 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.70%) Gradle
5 4 (5.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.35%) Subversion
7 2 (2.90%) CMake
7 2 (2.90%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.90%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (2.90%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 2 (2.90%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.90%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.90%) WiX
General
1 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.25%) Games
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
4 3 (4.35%) Advertising
4 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Avionics
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Software Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) C++ Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) C++ Software Developer
5 7 (10.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Android Developer
6 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Author
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Author
8 4 (5.80%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Programmer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Games Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Java Programmer
10 2 (2.90%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) HTML
2 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) CSS
3 11 (15.94%) AngularJS
4 9 (13.04%) HTML5
5 8 (11.59%) CSS3
5 8 (11.59%) Node.js
5 8 (11.59%) XML
6 7 (10.14%) WPF
7 6 (8.70%) MSMQ
7 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (8.70%) Web Services
7 6 (8.70%) WSDL
8 5 (7.25%) Android NDK
8 5 (7.25%) Android SDK
8 5 (7.25%) Ionic Framework
9 4 (5.80%) Qt
9 4 (5.80%) React
9 4 (5.80%) RESTful
9 4 (5.80%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) iPad
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) STB
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.45%) RIA
6 1 (1.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Linux
3 7 (10.14%) Android
3 7 (10.14%) Unix
4 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.45%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.45%) VME
6 1 (1.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
4 13 (18.84%) DevOps
5 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
5 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Issue Tracking
7 7 (10.14%) Android Development
7 7 (10.14%) OO
7 7 (10.14%) UML
8 6 (8.70%) Analytics
8 6 (8.70%) Data Analytics
8 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.70%) Physics
8 6 (8.70%) TDD
9 5 (7.25%) ITIL
9 5 (7.25%) OOD
9 5 (7.25%) Open Source
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) Java
3 19 (27.54%) Python
3 19 (27.54%) SQL
4 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
5 15 (21.74%) C
6 12 (17.39%) Shell Script
7 10 (14.49%) Groovy
8 6 (8.70%) Go
8 6 (8.70%) Ruby
8 6 (8.70%) Scala
8 6 (8.70%) VB
9 5 (7.25%) Fortran
10 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.90%) Perl
10 2 (2.90%) PHP
10 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.90%) X++
11 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) Ansible
2 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.70%) Mesos
3 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.35%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) NVIDIA
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Serena
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter
5 1 (1.45%) Wonderware