Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 October 2018 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++
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 108 100
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 78 76 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.45% 1.57% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.58% 3.88% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 47
Scotland median daily rate £394 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £313 £249 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £410
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Scotland median hourly rate £43.64 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -18.60% +23.56%
10th Percentile £41.78 £31.30 £39.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.25 £48.10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,178 1,957 1,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.63% 40.32% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,244 1,157 1,131
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 38
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +23.36%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.68 £22.35
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Scotland

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Scotland

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Scotland

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Scotland

C++
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Glasgow +2 37 £425 +30.77% 17
Edinburgh -9 26 £325 +3.17% 31
Dundee -9 6 £260 +11.83%
Fife -1 4 - - 3
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 54 (69.23%) Java
2 43 (55.13%) Python
3 42 (53.85%) C#
4 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (39.74%) OO
6 28 (35.90%) Finance
7 24 (30.77%) Linux
8 23 (29.49%) Software Engineering
9 20 (25.64%) SQL
10 17 (21.79%) Windows
10 17 (21.79%) Web Development
10 17 (21.79%) SDLC
11 16 (20.51%) Scala
11 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (19.23%) OOD
13 14 (17.95%) Groovy
14 13 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (16.67%) Perl
15 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
15 12 (15.38%) Algorithms
16 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
16 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (12.82%) Derivative
17 10 (12.82%) Ruby
18 9 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
19 8 (10.26%) Unix
19 8 (10.26%) C
19 8 (10.26%) .NET
19 8 (10.26%) JavaScript

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.28%) nginx
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Simulink
2 1 (1.28%) EViews
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.28%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.28%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Heroku
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) npm
4 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.28%) Firewall
1 1 (1.28%) Network Security
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.69%) MSDE
4 5 (6.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Azkaban
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.28%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Power BI
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.69%) Gradle
3 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.85%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) Maven
3 3 (3.85%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
4 2 (2.56%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.28%) gulp
5 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.28%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Law
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Advertising
4 2 (2.56%) Avionics
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (75.64%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Python Developer
3 15 (19.23%) C++ Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Linux Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Backend Developer
7 4 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Django Developer
9 2 (2.56%) FPGA Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (10.26%) .NET
3 7 (8.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (8.97%) Qt
4 5 (6.41%) DAO
5 4 (5.13%) Django
5 4 (5.13%) Node.js
6 3 (3.85%) Ext JS
7 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.56%) JavaFX
7 2 (2.56%) OSGi
7 2 (2.56%) Swing
8 1 (1.28%) CSS
8 1 (1.28%) HTML
8 1 (1.28%) J2EE
8 1 (1.28%) JSP
8 1 (1.28%) SOAP
8 1 (1.28%) STL
8 1 (1.28%) Web Services
8 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 10 (12.82%) Derivative
4 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.41%) Reference Data
6 4 (5.13%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.56%) VHDL
9 1 (1.28%) Equities
9 1 (1.28%) iPad
9 1 (1.28%) iPhone
9 1 (1.28%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Linux
2 17 (21.79%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) Android
3 8 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 8 (10.26%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) OO
3 23 (29.49%) Software Engineering
4 17 (21.79%) SDLC
4 17 (21.79%) Web Development
5 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (19.23%) OOD
7 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
8 8 (10.26%) Build Automation
8 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Change Management
9 7 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (8.97%) Software Distribution
10 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.41%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (6.41%) Domain Models
11 5 (6.41%) Open Source
11 5 (6.41%) Scrum
12 4 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (69.23%) Java
2 43 (55.13%) Python
3 42 (53.85%) C#
4 20 (25.64%) SQL
5 16 (20.51%) Scala
6 14 (17.95%) Groovy
7 13 (16.67%) Perl
8 10 (12.82%) Ruby
9 8 (10.26%) C
9 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
10 6 (7.69%) Lua
11 3 (3.85%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.85%) PHP
12 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.56%) R
12 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.56%) VBA
12 2 (2.56%) XAML
13 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) PhD
4 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.28%) IFRS
2 1 (1.28%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.28%) HDFS
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.56%) Altera
2 2 (2.56%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.28%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.28%) Sage
3 1 (1.28%) Tableau
3 1 (1.28%) VMware