Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 130 160
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 -37
Contract jobs citing C++ 36 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.86% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.15% 2.78% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 26
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £343 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.72% -20.35% +40.41%
10th Percentile £303 £288 £313
90th Percentile £475 £420 £480
England median daily rate £535 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -2.73% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £27.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +28.18% -15.98%
10th Percentile £39.75 £32.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £37.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%

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 1,676 1,332 1,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.05% 30.88% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,049 883 1,193
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.70%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £32.97 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.07% +31.88% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.63 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.63 £40.22
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.33% +4.17%

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 15 August 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++
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 15 August 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 17 £400 +33.33% 20
Birmingham -25 11 £375 +15.38% 12
Warwickshire +1 3 £163 -52.55% 13
Coventry -17 2 £390 +4.70% 7
Solihull - 2 £388 - 2
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 24 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 18 (50.00%) C
3 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
4 16 (44.44%) UML
5 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 14 (38.89%) Embedded C++
7 12 (33.33%) C#
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
9 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (19.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (19.44%) Degree
10 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
10 7 (19.44%) Change Management
10 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
10 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
11 6 (16.67%) Unix
11 6 (16.67%) OO
11 6 (16.67%) Python
12 5 (13.89%) Windows
12 5 (13.89%) Java
12 5 (13.89%) Scrum
12 5 (13.89%) MATLAB
12 5 (13.89%) Assembly Language
12 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
13 4 (11.11%) SELinux
13 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
13 4 (11.11%) Network Security
13 4 (11.11%) Memory Management
13 4 (11.11%) .NET

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 1 (2.78%) Confluence
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) CATIA
1 2 (5.56%) PTC Creo
1 2 (5.56%) Siemens NX
1 2 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
1 2 (5.56%) Windchill
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ENOVIA
1 2 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) GitHub
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Profibus
2 1 (2.78%) SMTP
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) MSTest
4 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 14 (38.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) C++ Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Animator
9 1 (2.78%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Games Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Project Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) MFC
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) CryEngine
3 2 (5.56%) Qt
3 2 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
1 7 (19.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Animation
3 2 (5.56%) State Machine
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) ASIC
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) CPLD
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.78%) Robotics
4 1 (2.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (44.44%) UML
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
5 6 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 4 (11.11%) Memory Management
8 3 (8.33%) CAD
8 3 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
9 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
9 2 (5.56%) FPGA Design
9 2 (5.56%) Migration
9 2 (5.56%) OOD
9 2 (5.56%) PLM
9 2 (5.56%) Signal Processing
9 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) C
2 14 (38.89%) Embedded C++
3 12 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (13.89%) Assembly Language
6 5 (13.89%) Java
6 5 (13.89%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.56%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.56%) SQL
7 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) Pascal
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) MCSD
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.78%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.78%) MISRA
1 1 (2.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SELinux
2 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) PTC
2 2 (5.56%) UiPath
3 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.78%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) QNX
3 1 (2.78%) VMware