Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 107 116
Rank change year-on-year -39 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing C++ 63 68 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.57% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 3.72% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 47
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +1.56% +2.40%
10th Percentile £313 £251 £213
90th Percentile £543 £475 £400
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Scotland median hourly rate £44.13 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.07% -9.68% +26.02%
10th Percentile £43.11 £31.10 £34.13
90th Percentile £46.04 £36.75 £42.38
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%

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 2,261 1,829 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.15% 42.34% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,350 1,084 1,077
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.41% -8.23% +22.62%
10th Percentile £11.35 £14.56 £14.67
90th Percentile £43.00 £195.00 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £41.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -14 31 £425 -2.86% 12
Edinburgh -31 21 £325 +5.52% 27
Fife -2 3 - - 9
Dundee -11 3 £260 +15.56% 4
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 45 (71.43%) Java
2 40 (63.49%) Python
3 31 (49.21%) C#
4 27 (42.86%) OO
4 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.33%) SQL
6 17 (26.98%) Finance
6 17 (26.98%) Software Engineering
6 17 (26.98%) Relational Database
7 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (23.81%) Linux
8 12 (19.05%) Web Development
9 10 (15.87%) Mathematics
9 10 (15.87%) Derivative
9 10 (15.87%) Windows
9 10 (15.87%) Oracle
10 9 (14.29%) .NET
10 9 (14.29%) C
10 9 (14.29%) SDLC
10 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.70%) Scala
11 8 (12.70%) Algorithms
11 8 (12.70%) OOD
11 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
12 7 (11.11%) Django
12 7 (11.11%) Groovy
12 7 (11.11%) Degree
12 7 (11.11%) Change Management
12 7 (11.11%) Ruby

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 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.59%) LabWindows
1 1 (1.59%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.59%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.59%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Heroku
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) npm
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.35%) MSDE
4 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) Azkaban
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.59%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Power BI
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Gradle
3 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.76%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (4.76%) Maven
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.59%) gulp
5 1 (1.59%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.59%) JUnit
5 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (71.43%) Developer
2 21 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 10 (15.87%) C++ Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Linux Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.35%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Backend Developer
8 2 (3.17%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) Django
2 7 (11.11%) Qt
3 6 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.76%) DAO
6 2 (3.17%) Bokeh
6 2 (3.17%) D3.js
6 2 (3.17%) Ext JS
6 2 (3.17%) ggplot
6 2 (3.17%) J2EE
6 2 (3.17%) JavaFX
6 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 2 (3.17%) OSGi
6 2 (3.17%) Seaborn
6 2 (3.17%) Spring
6 2 (3.17%) Spring Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Swing
7 1 (1.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.87%) Derivative
3 8 (12.70%) Algorithms
3 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Credit Risk
4 4 (6.35%) Data Structures
4 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (4.76%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.17%) VHDL
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.59%) Blog
7 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Android
3 6 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.35%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (42.86%) OO
2 17 (26.98%) Software Engineering
3 15 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (19.05%) Web Development
5 10 (15.87%) Mathematics
6 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.29%) SDLC
7 8 (12.70%) OOD
8 7 (11.11%) Change Management
9 5 (7.94%) Build Automation
9 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.94%) Machine Learning
9 5 (7.94%) Scrum
9 5 (7.94%) Software Distribution
10 4 (6.35%) Analytics
10 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.35%) Open Source
10 4 (6.35%) Physics
10 4 (6.35%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (71.43%) Java
2 40 (63.49%) Python
3 31 (49.21%) C#
4 21 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (14.29%) C
6 8 (12.70%) Scala
7 7 (11.11%) Groovy
7 7 (11.11%) Ruby
8 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 6 (9.52%) Perl
9 4 (6.35%) Lua
10 2 (3.17%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.17%) PHP
10 2 (3.17%) R
10 2 (3.17%) XAML
11 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) PhD
3 2 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 13485
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
1 1 (1.59%) HDFS
1 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) Altera
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
2 2 (3.17%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Intel
3 1 (1.59%) Sage
3 1 (1.59%) Tableau
3 1 (1.59%) VMware