Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 176 151
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 30 41 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 1.76% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 30
North West median daily rate £385 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.87% -16.56%
10th Percentile £175 £307 £184
90th Percentile £775 £400 £576
England median daily rate £475 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24.45 £28.75 £36.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.93 £43.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 1,652 2,327 2,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.48% 40.33% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,137 1,619 1,530
North West median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.99% +0.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 69
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £36.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.38 £13.27
90th Percentile £55.38 £48.71 £48.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 +34 21 £380 +16.92% 52
Lancashire +25 7 £775 - 5
Merseyside +14 2 £425 - 9
C++
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for C++.

1 15 (50.00%) Python
2 13 (43.33%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) C
3 11 (36.67%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (16.67%) Linux
6 5 (16.67%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) ETL
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) Games
7 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
7 4 (13.33%) Informatica
7 4 (13.33%) DataStage
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 4 (13.33%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (13.33%) MuleSoft
8 3 (10.00%) TensorFlow
8 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (10.00%) Unreal Engine

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 3 (10.00%) WinCC
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Azure
2 1 (3.33%) GCP
2 1 (3.33%) iTunes
2 1 (3.33%) npm
2 1 (3.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) 5G
2 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DataStage
2 3 (10.00%) Big Data
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) Firebird
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Avionics
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Head of Operations
5 2 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) TensorFlow
2 3 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (6.67%) NumPy
3 2 (6.67%) scikit-learn
3 2 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) OpenCV
4 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.33%) Pandas
4 1 (3.33%) React
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) WebGL
4 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.00%) SCADA
2 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.67%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (6.67%) e-Learning
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) PlayStation
4 1 (3.33%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (3.33%) Robotics
4 1 (3.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (3.33%) LynxOS
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) ETL
2 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) UML
3 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (13.33%) OO
3 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (10.00%) OOD
4 3 (10.00%) OOP
4 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.67%) Cyber Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) People Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Python
2 13 (43.33%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) C
3 11 (36.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) PHP
4 4 (13.33%) Ruby
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) Ada
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.33%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (3.33%) Delphi
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) ES6
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.33%) R
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
7 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CISM
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) GIAC
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) OSCP
3 1 (3.33%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Informatica
1 4 (13.33%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.33%) Automation Anywhere
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) PTC