Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 99 102
Rank change year-on-year -25 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 79 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.51% 1.80% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 4.76% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 33
Scotland median daily rate £356 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +0.97% -4.62%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £237
90th Percentile £534 £525 £430
UK median daily rate £500 £540 £450
% change year-on-year -7.45% +20.06% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -12.79% +7.50%
10th Percentile £41.95 £31.50 £39.20
90th Percentile £44.41 £43.25 £48.10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 2,160 1,868 1,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.33% 37.75% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,236 1,127 1,031
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £278 £263
90th Percentile £548 £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 27 33
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.08 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -9 34 £435 +74.00% 18
Edinburgh -7 31 £325 - 37
Dundee -10 5 £200 -16.23% 1
Fife +2 4 - - 8
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 49 (62.03%) Java
2 41 (51.90%) C#
3 37 (46.84%) Python
4 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (39.24%) Linux
6 27 (34.18%) Finance
7 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
7 26 (32.91%) OO
8 19 (24.05%) Windows
9 17 (21.52%) Scala
9 17 (21.52%) SDLC
10 16 (20.25%) Web Development
11 15 (18.99%) SQL
11 15 (18.99%) Groovy
12 14 (17.72%) Perl
12 14 (17.72%) OOD
13 13 (16.46%) C
14 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
14 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
15 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
16 9 (11.39%) Firmware
16 9 (11.39%) Derivative
17 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (10.13%) .NET
17 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
17 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
17 8 (10.13%) Multithreading

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 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.27%) SAS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Simulink
2 1 (1.27%) EViews
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.27%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.06%) Heroku
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.53%) Wireless
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.59%) MSDE
3 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) Azkaban
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.27%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Power BI
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.33%) Gradle
4 4 (5.06%) Subversion
5 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.80%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (3.80%) JIRA
5 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.80%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.80%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.80%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) Maven
6 2 (2.53%) Selenium
7 1 (1.27%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Electronics
2 4 (5.06%) Law
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Avionics
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (68.35%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Python Developer
3 14 (17.72%) C++ Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Linux Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Backend Developer
7 4 (5.06%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Embedded Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Data Scientist
9 2 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) FPGA Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Hadoop Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Python/Django Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
1 8 (10.13%) Qt
2 7 (8.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (7.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (6.33%) DAO
5 4 (5.06%) Django
5 4 (5.06%) Node.js
6 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.53%) Bokeh
6 2 (2.53%) D3.js
6 2 (2.53%) Ext JS
6 2 (2.53%) ggplot
6 2 (2.53%) JavaFX
6 2 (2.53%) OSGi
6 2 (2.53%) Seaborn
6 2 (2.53%) Swing
6 2 (2.53%) WebGL
7 1 (1.27%) J2EE
7 1 (1.27%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.39%) Derivative
3 8 (10.13%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.33%) Reference Data
5 4 (5.06%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.06%) Device Driver
5 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.06%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.53%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (2.53%) VHDL
8 1 (1.27%) Equities
8 1 (1.27%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Linux
2 19 (24.05%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) Android
3 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.59%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) FreeRTOS
5 3 (3.80%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) OO
2 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
3 17 (21.52%) SDLC
4 16 (20.25%) Web Development
5 14 (17.72%) OOD
6 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
9 8 (10.13%) Build Automation
9 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
9 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
10 7 (8.86%) Change Management
10 7 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (8.86%) Software Distribution
10 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.59%) Multithreaded Programming
12 5 (6.33%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (6.33%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.03%) Java
2 41 (51.90%) C#
3 37 (46.84%) Python
4 17 (21.52%) Scala
5 15 (18.99%) Groovy
5 15 (18.99%) SQL
6 14 (17.72%) Perl
7 13 (16.46%) C
8 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.86%) Ruby
10 5 (6.33%) MATLAB
11 4 (5.06%) Lua
11 4 (5.06%) PHP
12 3 (3.80%) R
13 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
13 2 (2.53%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.53%) VBA
13 2 (2.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) ISEB
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) PhD
4 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.27%) IFRS
2 1 (1.27%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Firmware
2 3 (3.80%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) HDFS
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 2 (2.53%) Altera
2 2 (2.53%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.27%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Sage
3 1 (1.27%) Tableau
3 1 (1.27%) VMware