Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 141 119
Rank change year-on-year +4 -22 +30
Contract jobs citing C++ 46 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.01% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 3.11% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 29
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +6.67% -3.57%
10th Percentile £288 £255 £180
90th Percentile £441 £480 £465
England median daily rate £550 £455 £480
% change year-on-year +20.88% -5.21% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 £41.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.49% +27.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £27.49 £36.15 £29.95
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.85 £35.05
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +6.67%

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 1510 1996 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.03% 32.38% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1223 899
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% -11.37% +23.09%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.95 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.45 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -4 20 £325 -21.21% 5
Warwickshire -1 8 £400 +40.35% 3
Coventry +18 5 £398 +22.31% 2
Staffordshire +9 2 £290 +13.73% 1
Solihull +3 1 £445 +3.49% 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 35 (76.09%) C
2 17 (36.96%) MATLAB
2 17 (36.96%) Software Engineering
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) Python
6 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (17.39%) Automotive
6 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 7 (15.22%) OO
8 6 (13.04%) Linux
8 6 (13.04%) Simulink
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.04%) Change Control
9 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Degree
9 5 (10.87%) UML
9 5 (10.87%) Unix
9 5 (10.87%) SDLC
10 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.70%) MISRA
10 4 (8.70%) Windows
10 4 (8.70%) OOP
10 4 (8.70%) C#
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.70%) Bluetooth
10 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.70%) IBM

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 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Simulink
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Bluetooth
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 3 (6.52%) ICMP
2 3 (6.52%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) Profibus
4 1 (2.17%) 4G
4 1 (2.17%) 5G
4 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Automotive
2 4 (8.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) MATLAB Developer
3 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) MATLAB Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) CGI
1 3 (6.52%) FastCGI
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) Java EE
2 2 (4.35%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) OpenACC
3 1 (2.17%) Velocity
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) CUDA
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Unix
3 4 (8.70%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 7 (15.22%) OO
5 6 (13.04%) Change Control
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
6 5 (10.87%) UML
6 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Validation
8 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.52%) Refactoring
8 3 (6.52%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (76.09%) C
2 17 (36.96%) MATLAB
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Java
5 9 (19.57%) Python
6 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.70%) Assembly Language
7 4 (8.70%) C#
8 3 (6.52%) Go
8 3 (6.52%) Perl
9 2 (4.35%) Pascal
10 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
10 1 (2.17%) COBOL
10 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) MISRA
2 3 (6.52%) IEC 62304
2 3 (6.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.35%) IEC 61508
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 26262
4 1 (2.17%) MISRA C
4 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) Splunk