Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

C++
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 92 105
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 -21
Contract jobs citing C++ 82 94 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.66% 2.17% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 5.36% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 35
Scotland median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £423 £499
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 27
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +7.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31.50 £39.20 £22.40
90th Percentile £43.25 £48.10 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 1900 1755 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.41% 40.44% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1060 1042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +17 36 £315 -3.08% 3
Glasgow -12 27 £250 -39.39%
Fife +8 7 £506 -
Dundee -2 6 £240 -7.69% 1
West Lothian -5 1 £240 -28.89%
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 29 (35.37%) C#
2 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
3 26 (31.71%) Linux
4 23 (28.05%) Java
5 21 (25.61%) SQL
6 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
6 19 (23.17%) C
7 15 (18.29%) Windows
7 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
8 14 (17.07%) .NET
9 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
9 13 (15.85%) Unix
9 13 (15.85%) OO
9 13 (15.85%) Web Development
9 13 (15.85%) Multithreading
10 12 (14.63%) Mathematics
11 11 (13.41%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.20%) Finance
12 10 (12.20%) RDBMS
13 9 (10.98%) Python
13 9 (10.98%) OOD
13 9 (10.98%) Perl
14 8 (9.76%) Ext JS
14 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
14 8 (9.76%) HTML
14 8 (9.76%) CSS
14 8 (9.76%) SOAP
14 8 (9.76%) XML
14 8 (9.76%) SQL Server

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 4 (4.88%) Apache
1 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) Datadog
1 1 (1.22%) iTunes
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.22%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
2 10 (12.20%) RDBMS
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.10%) SQLite
6 4 (4.88%) Spatial Data
7 3 (3.66%) DB2
8 2 (2.44%) Big Data
8 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.44%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (2.44%) GIS
8 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.44%) QGIS
9 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.54%) Jasmine
3 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
4 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.66%) FishEye
7 2 (2.44%) Gradle
8 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Banking
2 3 (3.66%) Front Office
2 3 (3.66%) Games
2 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (59.76%) Developer
2 25 (30.49%) C++ Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) C++ Programmer
6 7 (8.54%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Programmer
7 6 (7.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Angular Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.88%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) CSS
2 8 (9.76%) Ext JS
2 8 (9.76%) HTML
2 8 (9.76%) SOAP
2 8 (9.76%) XML
3 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
3 7 (8.54%) Web Services
4 6 (7.32%) Sass
4 6 (7.32%) XSLT
5 5 (6.10%) D3.js
6 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.44%) Code First Entity Framework
6 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.44%) PostGIS
6 2 (2.44%) REST
6 2 (2.44%) Swagger
6 2 (2.44%) WPF
6 2 (2.44%) WSDL
7 1 (1.22%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) PKI
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.66%) Derivative
5 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.22%) iPad
7 1 (1.22%) iPhone
7 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.22%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.22%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (1.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Linux
2 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 13 (15.85%) Unix
4 5 (6.10%) Android
4 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.88%) Solaris
6 3 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.22%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (1.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
3 13 (15.85%) Multithreading
3 13 (15.85%) OO
3 13 (15.85%) Web Development
4 12 (14.63%) Mathematics
5 11 (13.41%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.98%) OOD
7 7 (8.54%) Project Management
7 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Web Application Development
8 6 (7.32%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (7.32%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.32%) ITIL
8 6 (7.32%) Load Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Release Management
8 6 (7.32%) SOLID
8 6 (7.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) C#
2 23 (28.05%) Java
3 21 (25.61%) SQL
4 19 (23.17%) C
4 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) Perl
5 9 (10.98%) Python
6 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.66%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.44%) Groovy
8 2 (2.44%) Ruby
8 2 (2.44%) XAML
9 1 (1.22%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.22%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.22%) Korn
9 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
1 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.10%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Firmware
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
2 3 (3.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Netcool
1 6 (7.32%) SCOM
2 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.88%) WMI
3 3 (3.66%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.22%) Nagios
4 1 (1.22%) Packer
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) CyberArk
2 6 (7.32%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) Sybase
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) Perforce
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) Atmel
5 1 (1.22%) Capita
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) New Relic
5 1 (1.22%) QNX
5 1 (1.22%) Splunk