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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 92 84
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs citing C++ 38 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 1.91% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.06% 5.18% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 11
Median daily rate £315 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.43% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +6.25%  

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 936 1081 936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.66% 36.78% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 583 482
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +34 22 £315 - 11
Glasgow +2 11 £450 +12.50% 11
Dundee -2 2 £225 -1.09% 2
Fife +1 1 £320 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 23 (41.82%) Java
2 22 (40.00%) C#
3 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
4 20 (36.36%) Linux
5 17 (30.91%) Unix
5 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
5 17 (30.91%) SQL
6 15 (27.27%) C
7 12 (21.82%) HTML
7 12 (21.82%) Web Services
8 11 (20.00%) Perl
8 11 (20.00%) Windows
9 10 (18.18%) Degree
9 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.18%) CSS
9 10 (18.18%) Python
9 10 (18.18%) Algorithms
10 9 (16.36%) OO
10 9 (16.36%) Mathematics
10 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Web Development
11 8 (14.55%) Finance
11 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.73%) Sass
12 7 (12.73%) Front End Development
12 7 (12.73%) Multithreading
12 7 (12.73%) D3.js
12 7 (12.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (12.73%) Web Design
13 6 (10.91%) Computer Science

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 (3.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) AutoCAD
1 2 (3.64%) Siemens NX
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) iTunes
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) VPN
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) IPsec
2 2 (3.64%) L2TP
3 1 (1.82%) DECT
3 1 (1.82%) RS-485
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.82%) Wireless
3 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) KDB
3 2 (3.64%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) MS Access
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
2 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Front Office
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (63.64%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) C++ Developer
3 11 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Angular Developer
5 7 (12.73%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (9.09%) C++ Programmer
6 5 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Programmer
6 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) HTML
1 12 (21.82%) Web Services
2 10 (18.18%) CSS
3 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
4 7 (12.73%) D3.js
4 7 (12.73%) Sass
5 6 (10.91%) XML
6 4 (7.27%) Ext JS
6 4 (7.27%) SOAP
6 4 (7.27%) WSDL
7 3 (5.45%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (3.64%) DHTML
8 2 (3.64%) Flash
8 2 (3.64%) Itk
8 2 (3.64%) OpenCV
8 2 (3.64%) REST
8 2 (3.64%) Swagger
8 2 (3.64%) XSL
8 2 (3.64%) XSLT
9 1 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.27%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.64%) Derivative
5 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.64%) Equities
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) iPad
5 2 (3.64%) iPhone
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Linux
2 17 (30.91%) Unix
3 11 (20.00%) Windows
4 6 (10.91%) Android
4 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
2 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) Mathematics
3 9 (16.36%) OO
3 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Web Development
5 7 (12.73%) Front End Development
5 7 (12.73%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.73%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (12.73%) Web Design
6 6 (10.91%) OOD
7 4 (7.27%) Physics
7 4 (7.27%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.45%) Coaching
8 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.45%) Mobile Development
8 3 (5.45%) SDLC
8 3 (5.45%) SOLID
8 3 (5.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 22 (40.00%) C#
3 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.91%) SQL
4 15 (27.27%) C
5 11 (20.00%) Perl
6 10 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
7 4 (7.27%) Embedded C++
7 4 (7.27%) Ruby
8 2 (3.64%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.64%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.64%) Delphi
8 2 (3.64%) Korn
8 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.64%) R
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.64%) Tcl
8 2 (3.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO 13485
1 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Sybase
2 2 (3.64%) Borland
2 2 (3.64%) webMethods
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) Xamarin
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