The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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++
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 20 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing C++ 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.52% 2.81% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.38% 9.26% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 47 54 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 39.50% 30.34% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 45
Median daily rate £335 £305 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +132.25%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Staffordshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Staffordshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £450 -
Tamworth - 1 £350 -
C++
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 4 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Pascal
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) ICMP
1 1 (16.67%) Modbus
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) Profibus
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Games Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA
2 1 (16.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) SysML
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Pascal
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco