Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 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++
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 117 125
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing C++ 54 72 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.47% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 4.02% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 11
Scotland median daily rate £370 £294 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.96% -16.07% -
10th Percentile £308 £205 £263
90th Percentile £643 £402 £450
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +22.86% -12.50%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.20
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.71% -0.12%

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 1,824 1,792 1,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.31% 36.59% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,081 1,140 924
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 36
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.68% -56.82% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.75 £14.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 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
Edinburgh +13 37 £338 +4.00% 29
Glasgow -28 9 £435 +74.00% 11
Dundee -7 3 £200 -11.11% 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £355 -
Fife -1 1 - - 2
Highlands - 1 - -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 32 (59.26%) Java
2 31 (57.41%) Software Engineering
3 28 (51.85%) C#
4 21 (38.89%) Linux
5 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (31.48%) Windows
6 17 (31.48%) Python
7 14 (25.93%) SQL
7 14 (25.93%) .NET
7 14 (25.93%) Visual Studio
7 14 (25.93%) Degree
8 12 (22.22%) RESTful
8 12 (22.22%) C
8 12 (22.22%) Big Data
9 11 (20.37%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (20.37%) Innovative Thinking
9 11 (20.37%) SOAP
9 11 (20.37%) Swing
9 11 (20.37%) SOA
9 11 (20.37%) GIS
9 11 (20.37%) NetBeans
9 11 (20.37%) WPF
9 11 (20.37%) Robotics
9 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Firmware
11 9 (16.67%) DevOps
12 8 (14.81%) OO
12 8 (14.81%) Groovy
13 7 (12.96%) Qt

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 2 (3.70%) nginx
1 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.70%) Heroku
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) npm
2 2 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (1.85%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Big Data
2 11 (20.37%) GIS
3 6 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (25.93%) Visual Studio
3 11 (20.37%) NetBeans
4 5 (9.26%) Gradle
4 5 (9.26%) Subversion
5 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.56%) MSBuild
6 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (3.70%) gulp
7 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.70%) JUnit
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) Selenium
7 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) Ant
8 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Electronics
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) Software Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Java Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) C# Software Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Java Software Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Senior Java Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (16.67%) Linux Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C++ Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Python Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Architect
10 3 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
11 2 (3.70%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.70%) Systems Tester
11 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) RESTful
3 11 (20.37%) SOAP
3 11 (20.37%) Swing
3 11 (20.37%) WPF
4 7 (12.96%) Qt
5 4 (7.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.56%) Node.js
6 3 (5.56%) Web Services
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.70%) Bokeh
7 2 (3.70%) D3.js
7 2 (3.70%) ggplot
7 2 (3.70%) React
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.70%) Seaborn
7 2 (3.70%) WebGL
8 1 (1.85%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.85%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Robotics
2 4 (7.41%) Device Driver
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) Equities
5 1 (1.85%) FMCG
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) FreeRTOS
4 3 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Software Engineering
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Innovative Thinking
3 11 (20.37%) SOA
3 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
4 9 (16.67%) DevOps
5 8 (14.81%) OO
6 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
6 5 (9.26%) OOD
6 5 (9.26%) UML
7 4 (7.41%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Multithreaded Programming
7 4 (7.41%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Coaching
8 3 (5.56%) SABSA
8 3 (5.56%) Secure Coding
8 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) Java
2 28 (51.85%) C#
3 17 (31.48%) Python
4 14 (25.93%) SQL
5 12 (22.22%) C
6 8 (14.81%) Groovy
7 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (11.11%) Scala
9 5 (9.26%) Ruby
10 4 (7.41%) MATLAB
10 4 (7.41%) Perl
11 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
11 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
11 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
11 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.70%) PHP
12 2 (3.70%) R
12 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.85%) Clojure
13 1 (1.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) Degree
2 11 (20.37%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.85%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Firmware
2 5 (9.26%) Docker
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) Facebook
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle