The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 18 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10  
Contract jobs citing C++ 3 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.16% 15.46% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 42.86% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 Preston with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 35 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 25.26% 36.08% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 13
Median daily rate £325 £335 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% -13.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +16.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £28.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.03 £36.55
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 Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Preston

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Preston

C++
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 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 Preston region with a requirement for C++.

1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) QMS
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Avionics
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (33.33%) Avionics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft