Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 153 127
Rank change year-on-year -12 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 33 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 1.02% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 2.38% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 41
North West median daily rate £430 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £318 £299 £250
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £540 £538
% change year-on-year -12.04% +0.47% +13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 25
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.23% -6.63%
10th Percentile £29.25 £27.75 £30.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +0.59%

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 2,157 2,649 2,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.74% 42.78% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,490 1,803 1,483
North West median daily rate £424 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £267
90th Percentile £575 £545 £506
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 63 110
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -9.38% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £48.88
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% - +10.67%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -22 19 £430 +10.97% 59
Lancashire - 7 - - 7
Cheshire +5 2 £300 -17.71% 23
Merseyside -5 2 £625 +78.57% 2
Cumbria - 1 £325 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 (45.45%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) C
5 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.21%) Degree
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.18%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
8 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.12%) Unix
9 4 (12.12%) UML
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (12.12%) Finance
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) Qt
9 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
9 4 (12.12%) Robot Framework
9 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
9 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Robot Framework
3 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 3 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Avionics
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Data Scientist
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Data Scientist
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) Qt
3 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.03%) COM
4 1 (3.03%) Keras
4 1 (3.03%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.03%) TensorFlow
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.06%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.03%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps
4 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) SDLC
5 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.12%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Content Management
7 2 (6.06%) Data Science
7 2 (6.06%) OO
7 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.06%) Robotic Process Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (30.30%) C
5 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.09%) SQL
8 2 (6.06%) Ada
8 2 (6.06%) Fortran
8 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) R
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
8 2 (6.06%) VB
8 2 (6.06%) VB6
8 2 (6.06%) VBScript
9 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.03%) Perl
9 1 (3.03%) Scala
9 1 (3.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) HNC
2 1 (3.03%) HND
2 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Automation Anywhere
3 2 (6.06%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Serena
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau