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 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++
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 108 98
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs citing C++ 17 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 0.85% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 2.67% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Median daily rate £325 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £329 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +59.57%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 780 823 918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.44% 31.80% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 483 536
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 3 £325 -20.24% 15
Dundee - 3 - - 1
Aberdeen -1 2 - -
Glasgow -1 2 £450 +28.57% 4
Angus - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Highlands - 2 £300 -
Fife -1 1 £320 - 2
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 21 (53.85%) C
3 15 (38.46%) C#
3 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 14 (35.90%) Python
5 11 (28.21%) OO
5 11 (28.21%) Mathematics
5 11 (28.21%) Algorithms
6 9 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 9 (23.08%) Android
6 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.51%) Linux
7 8 (20.51%) Perl
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (17.95%) Unix
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 6 (15.38%) XML
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) OOD
10 5 (12.82%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) Physics
10 5 (12.82%) Ruby
10 5 (12.82%) SOLID
10 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
10 5 (12.82%) SDLC
10 5 (12.82%) Big Data
10 5 (12.82%) Hadoop

C++
Top Related 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 (10.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) AutoCAD
1 3 (7.69%) Siemens NX
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) iTunes
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.56%) DECT
1 1 (2.56%) Modbus
1 1 (2.56%) RS-485
1 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.56%) Wireless
1 1 (2.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Big Data
1 5 (12.82%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.26%) HBase
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.69%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) C++ Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Hadoop Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Real Time Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) XML
2 5 (12.82%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) Flash
3 4 (10.26%) Itk
3 4 (10.26%) Kafka
4 3 (7.69%) DHTML
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (7.69%) XSL
4 3 (7.69%) XSLT
5 2 (5.13%) .NET
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) WSDL
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.56%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.56%) Node.js
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Algorithms
2 7 (17.95%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (10.26%) iPad
5 4 (10.26%) iPhone
5 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
6 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
7 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Android
1 9 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Unix
4 5 (12.82%) Windows
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) Mathematics
2 11 (28.21%) OO
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) OOD
4 5 (12.82%) Physics
4 5 (12.82%) SDLC
4 5 (12.82%) SOLID
5 4 (10.26%) Android Development
5 4 (10.26%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (10.26%) CAD
5 4 (10.26%) iOS Development
5 4 (10.26%) Mobile Development
5 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.26%) PLM
6 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) SOA
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 21 (53.85%) C
3 15 (38.46%) C#
4 14 (35.90%) Python
5 8 (20.51%) Perl
5 8 (20.51%) SQL
6 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) Ruby
8 4 (10.26%) ActionScript
8 4 (10.26%) Apple Swift
8 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
8 4 (10.26%) Embedded C++
8 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
8 4 (10.26%) PHP
9 3 (7.69%) Tcl
9 3 (7.69%) XPath
10 1 (2.56%) Korn
10 1 (2.56%) Lua
10 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) ISO13485
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Sybase
1 3 (7.69%) webMethods
2 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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