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 3 months to 30 March 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++
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 110 105
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.83% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 2.43% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Median daily rate £343 £440 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +55.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £460 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 693 945 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.80% 34.14% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 563 453
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Staffordshire +5 4 £338 - 1
Warwickshire +2 4 £343 - 4
Coventry +3 2 £355 - 2
Birmingham 0 2 £350 -12.50% 4
Worcestershire +1 1 £300 - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 19 (73.08%) C
2 9 (34.62%) Automotive
3 8 (30.77%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) ISO26262
4 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) Coaching
5 6 (23.08%) IEC 61508
6 5 (19.23%) XML
6 5 (19.23%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) HTML
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) XSLT
7 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
7 4 (15.38%) VxWorks
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Doxygen
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.54%) OO
8 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
8 3 (11.54%) Firmware
9 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
9 2 (7.69%) Bluetooth
9 2 (7.69%) UML
9 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
9 2 (7.69%) Simulink
9 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.69%) Electronics
9 2 (7.69%) Device Driver

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 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Doxygen
2 2 (7.69%) Simulink
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Bluetooth
1 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) ICMP
2 1 (3.85%) Modbus
2 1 (3.85%) OSPF
2 1 (3.85%) Profibus
2 1 (3.85%) RFID
2 1 (3.85%) RS-232
2 1 (3.85%) RS-485
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (34.62%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Software Quality Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Author
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Author
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Games Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Games Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Firmware Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) DirectX
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) SCADA
2 1 (3.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Coaching
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Device Driver Development
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Android Development
6 1 (3.85%) BDD
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (3.85%) Post-Production
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C
2 8 (30.77%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.69%) Pascal
7 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.85%) Groovy
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) ISO26262
2 6 (23.08%) IEC 61508
3 2 (7.69%) MISRA
3 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Assembla
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
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