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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
England / North West
Rank 103 73 100
Rank change year-on-year -30 +27  
Contract jobs citing C++ 25 89 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 2.32% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 6.16% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 47 25
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £343
% change year-on-year - +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +20.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 1023 1445 1082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.99% 37.64% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 907 680
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 25
Median hourly rate £42.24 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 March 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 -9 10 £450 +5.26% 23
Cheshire +13 6 £325 +4.00% 4
Lancashire -2 5 - -
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 28 (54.90%) Software Engineering
2 25 (49.02%) C#
3 21 (41.18%) .NET
4 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
5 15 (29.41%) Java
5 15 (29.41%) SQL
5 15 (29.41%) CRM
5 15 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (25.49%) Migration
6 13 (25.49%) Windows
6 13 (25.49%) Linux
7 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.61%) Python
8 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
10 8 (15.69%) OOP
10 8 (15.69%) OO
10 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
11 7 (13.73%) TDD
12 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (11.76%) Node.js
12 6 (11.76%) Qt
13 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (9.80%) Windows Server

C++
Top Related 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 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Jetty
2 1 (1.96%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) RS-232
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) DLNA
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) HTTP
4 1 (1.96%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.96%) Impala
4 1 (1.96%) MS Access
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
4 1 (1.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.96%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Games
1 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Avionics
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Software Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) CRM Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 5 (9.80%) DBA
5 5 (9.80%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.84%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Graduate
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.92%) IT Graduate
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) Node.js
2 6 (11.76%) Qt
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) Express
5 2 (3.92%) DirectX
5 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.92%) React
5 2 (3.92%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (3.92%) WPF
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) Ajax
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) J2EE
6 1 (1.96%) jQuery
6 1 (1.96%) Middleware
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Device Driver
3 3 (5.88%) Interactive TV
3 3 (5.88%) MHEG
4 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.92%) IPTV
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) MPEG
4 2 (3.92%) RIA
5 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.96%) New Media
5 1 (1.96%) Robotics
5 1 (1.96%) STB
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Linux
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.96%) CentOS
5 1 (1.96%) Debian
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Software Engineering
2 15 (29.41%) CRM
3 13 (25.49%) Migration
4 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.69%) OO
5 8 (15.69%) OOP
6 7 (13.73%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Document Management
8 4 (7.84%) Change Management
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.84%) UML
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.88%) Device Driver Development
9 3 (5.88%) DevOps
9 3 (5.88%) MVC
10 2 (3.92%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.92%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C#
2 15 (29.41%) Java
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.61%) Python
5 5 (9.80%) C
6 4 (7.84%) Ruby
7 3 (5.88%) ActionScript
7 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.92%) Lua
8 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.96%) Go
9 1 (1.96%) VB
9 1 (1.96%) VBA
9 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.92%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) OpenTV
3 2 (3.92%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Northgate
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.96%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Xilinx