Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 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
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 131 169
Rank change year-on-year +40 +38 -17
Contract jobs citing C++ 9 38 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.97% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 2.91% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 33
Median daily rate £345 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £224 £315 £315
90th Percentile £462 £475 £488
England median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £41.75 £40.25 £33.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.75 £46.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 463 1,308 1,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.25% 33.51% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 896 1,093
Median daily rate £423 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £300
90th Percentile £568 £563 £545
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +44.07% -10.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £28.89 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.63 £48.35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.51 £42.23
% change year-on-year -21.36% +5.39% +5.57%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands.

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 28 October 2020. 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
Birmingham - 3 £215 - 13
Coventry +44 2 - - 1
Staffordshire +10 2 - - 7
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 16
Herefordshire - 1 £475 - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) VB
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Firmware
3 2 (22.22%) SCADA
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Atmel
3 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Texturing
4 1 (11.11%) MISRA
4 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
4 1 (11.11%) Game Development
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) C++ Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Python Developer
3 2 (22.22%) SCADA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SCADA Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
1 2 (22.22%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (11.11%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Game Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Texturing
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
1 1 (11.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atmel