Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 145 154
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 -37
Contract jobs citing C++ 43 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.91% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.39% 2.95% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 41
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -2.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £288 £255
90th Percentile £488 £442 £480
England median daily rate £525 £550 £465
% change year-on-year -4.55% +18.28% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% -23.49% +27.69%
10th Percentile £36.88 £27.49 £36.15
90th Percentile £46.25 £53.75 £42.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%

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 1,802 1,493 1,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.17% 30.87% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 969 1,217
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 54 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £31.25 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +28.87% -10.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.65 £11.73
90th Percentile £57.55 £49.63 £42.48
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.13%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 - 17 £438 - 16
Birmingham -5 15 £350 +7.69% 26
Solihull +9 3 £388 -12.92% 4
Coventry -15 2 £360 -8.57% 6
Warwickshire +1 1 - - 3
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (60.47%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) C
3 14 (32.56%) UML
4 12 (27.91%) Degree
4 12 (27.91%) Change Management
4 12 (27.91%) Linux
4 12 (27.91%) Configuration Management
5 11 (25.58%) Mathematics
5 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
5 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio
6 10 (23.26%) Java
7 9 (20.93%) C#
8 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
8 8 (18.60%) Python
8 8 (18.60%) Electronics
8 8 (18.60%) Algorithms
9 7 (16.28%) R
10 6 (13.95%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (13.95%) Signal Processing
10 6 (13.95%) FPGA Design
10 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.95%) Cryptography
11 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
11 5 (11.63%) Google
11 5 (11.63%) Terraform
11 5 (11.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (9.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.33%) CMake
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (18.60%) Electronics
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Law
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Military
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Software Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) C++ Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Data Scientist
6 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) FPGA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Machine Learning Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.33%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Lead Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) Qt
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (18.60%) Algorithms
4 5 (11.63%) Digital Media
5 3 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (4.65%) ASIC
6 2 (4.65%) CPLD
6 2 (4.65%) SCADA
6 2 (4.65%) VHDL
7 1 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (2.33%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (2.33%) Robotics
7 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Software Engineering
2 14 (32.56%) UML
3 12 (27.91%) Change Management
3 12 (27.91%) Configuration Management
4 11 (25.58%) Mathematics
5 6 (13.95%) Cryptography
5 6 (13.95%) Digital Signal Processing
5 6 (13.95%) FPGA Design
5 6 (13.95%) Signal Processing
6 5 (11.63%) Data Science
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) SDLC
9 2 (4.65%) Computer Vision
9 2 (4.65%) Machine Learning
9 2 (4.65%) Memory Management
9 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) C
2 10 (23.26%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 7 (16.28%) R
6 4 (9.30%) Assembly Language
6 4 (9.30%) Embedded C++
6 4 (9.30%) MATLAB
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.65%) PHP
8 2 (4.65%) SQL
9 1 (2.33%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.33%) VB6
9 1 (2.33%) VBScript
9 1 (2.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Ansible
1 5 (11.63%) Terraform
2 2 (4.65%) SELinux
3 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) UiPath