Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 May 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++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 144 148
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -13
Contract jobs citing C++ 50 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.58% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.09% 1.89% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 18
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.64% -2.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £156 £279 £250
90th Percentile £470 £375 £474
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14% +9.48%
10th Percentile £24.55 £33.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.97%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,618 1,326 1,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.80% 30.79% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,020 852 1,118
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +42.22% -21.58%
10th Percentile £18.18 £21.63 £13.21
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.63 £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Worcestershire +7 16 £400 +33.25% 21
Birmingham -14 9 £450 +40.63% 7
Warwickshire +1 6 £163 -52.55% 8
Coventry -7 6 £350 -1.41% 9
Solihull - 4 - - 3
Staffordshire -5 2 - - 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 32 (64.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (50.00%) C
3 21 (42.00%) C#
4 18 (36.00%) Embedded C++
5 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (32.00%) Linux
6 16 (32.00%) UML
7 15 (30.00%) Python
7 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.00%) MATLAB
10 9 (18.00%) Unix
10 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (18.00%) Java
11 8 (16.00%) Degree
11 8 (16.00%) Automotive
11 8 (16.00%) Algorithms
12 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
12 7 (14.00%) Change Management
13 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.00%) Assembly Language
13 6 (12.00%) .NET
13 6 (12.00%) MFC
13 6 (12.00%) Windows
13 6 (12.00%) OO
13 6 (12.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (12.00%) Network Security
13 6 (12.00%) Memory Management
13 6 (12.00%) SELinux
14 5 (10.00%) MISRA

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Simulink
2 3 (6.00%) Stateflow
3 2 (4.00%) CATIA
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.00%) PTC Creo
3 2 (4.00%) Siemens NX
3 2 (4.00%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (4.00%) TargetLink
3 2 (4.00%) Windchill
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) ENOVIA
1 2 (4.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.00%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Network Security
2 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) FlexRay
3 2 (4.00%) Profibus
4 1 (2.00%) 3G
4 1 (2.00%) 4G
4 1 (2.00%) 5G
4 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) LTE
4 1 (2.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) SNMP
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
1 1 (2.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.00%) UniData
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) GitLab
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) MonoDevelop
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (16.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
2 3 (6.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Software Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Algorithm Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Azure Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) C/C++ Developer
9 1 (2.00%) GUI Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
1 6 (12.00%) MFC
2 4 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (6.00%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) WPF
4 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.00%) CryEngine
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) WinForms
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (12.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Animation
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.00%) Robotics
4 2 (4.00%) State Machine
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.00%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Unix
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Android
5 2 (4.00%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (32.00%) UML
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Change Management
4 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.00%) Memory Management
5 6 (12.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.00%) Scrum
8 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Machine Learning
8 2 (4.00%) Mechatronics
8 2 (4.00%) Open Source
8 2 (4.00%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.00%) Telematics
8 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) C
2 21 (42.00%) C#
3 18 (36.00%) Embedded C++
4 15 (30.00%) Python
5 11 (22.00%) MATLAB
6 9 (18.00%) Java
7 6 (12.00%) Assembly Language
8 5 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
9 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (4.00%) Pascal
11 2 (4.00%) Perl
11 2 (4.00%) PHP
12 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 1 (2.00%) UniBasic
12 1 (2.00%) VB
12 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.00%) MCSD
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) MISRA
2 4 (8.00%) ISO 26262
3 3 (6.00%) IEC 62304
4 2 (4.00%) IEC 61508
5 1 (2.00%) AQAP
5 1 (2.00%) GDPR
5 1 (2.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SELinux
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) MathWorks
3 2 (4.00%) PTC
3 2 (4.00%) QNX
4 1 (2.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) VMware