Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 142 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing C++ 49 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 2.91% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 23
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £180
90th Percentile £451 £500 £464
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +20.29% -8.00%
10th Percentile £24.79 £35.03 £30.40
90th Percentile £51.95 £42.88 £38.20
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +11.84%

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 1,605 1,686 1,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.54% 32.04% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 1,026 1,036
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £246 £259 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.00% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £17.60 £14.58 £13.06
90th Percentile £49.13 £42.50 £44.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Birmingham -14 11 £350 -2.78% 10
Coventry +17 8 £350 - 8
Warwickshire -3 8 £400 +16.79% 9
Solihull - 5 £445 - 4
Staffordshire +4 3 £290 +13.73% 7
Worcestershire +2 3 - - 14
C++
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 28 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 26 (53.06%) C
3 16 (32.65%) C#
4 15 (30.61%) MATLAB
4 15 (30.61%) Automotive
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.49%) Linux
7 11 (22.45%) Python
8 10 (20.41%) Degree
9 9 (18.37%) Simulink
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) SQL
10 8 (16.33%) Java
10 8 (16.33%) UML
11 7 (14.29%) Change Management
11 7 (14.29%) MISRA
11 7 (14.29%) Algorithms
12 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Embedded C++
12 6 (12.24%) Windows
12 6 (12.24%) JIRA
13 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
13 5 (10.20%) OO
13 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
13 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
13 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
14 4 (8.16%) MathWorks
14 4 (8.16%) Ethernet
14 4 (8.16%) Electronics
14 4 (8.16%) VxWorks

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 (6.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Simulink
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.12%) Stateflow
3 2 (4.08%) TargetLink
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Bluetooth
1 4 (8.16%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.12%) Network Security
2 3 (6.12%) Profibus
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.08%) 4G
3 2 (4.08%) 5G
3 2 (4.08%) FlexRay
4 1 (2.04%) 3G
4 1 (2.04%) LTE
4 1 (2.04%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) UniData
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.16%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.08%) GitLab
4 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Hudson
5 1 (2.04%) MonoDevelop
5 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (30.61%) Automotive
2 4 (8.16%) Electronics
3 3 (6.12%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.12%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Law
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Software Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Software Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Release Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) MFC
3 2 (4.08%) JSON
3 2 (4.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) WPF
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) COM
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) HTML5
4 1 (2.04%) J2EE
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) OpenACC
4 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.04%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.04%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.04%) Velocity
4 1 (2.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.08%) Robotics
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) CUDA
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.04%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) VxWorks
4 3 (6.12%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) UML
4 7 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.20%) OO
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) Mechatronics
7 3 (6.12%) Memory Management
7 3 (6.12%) OOD
7 3 (6.12%) Prototyping
7 3 (6.12%) SDLC
7 3 (6.12%) Signal Processing
7 3 (6.12%) Telematics
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) C
2 16 (32.65%) C#
3 15 (30.61%) MATLAB
4 11 (22.45%) Python
5 9 (18.37%) SQL
6 8 (16.33%) Java
7 6 (12.24%) Embedded C++
8 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.12%) Assembly Language
9 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
9 3 (6.12%) Pascal
10 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.04%) COBOL
11 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
11 1 (2.04%) Perl
11 1 (2.04%) PHP
11 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.04%) R
11 1 (2.04%) UniBasic
11 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) MISRA
2 4 (8.16%) IEC 62304
2 4 (8.16%) ISO 26262
3 3 (6.12%) IEC 61508
4 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.04%) AQAP
5 1 (2.04%) GDPR
5 1 (2.04%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SELinux
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) MathWorks
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) QNX
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Splunk