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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 116 88
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28  
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.83% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 2.53% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £320 £415 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.89% +32.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.45 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.15%  

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 645 987 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.80% 32.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 625 484
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 41
Median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 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++
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 22 June 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
Birmingham +12 6 £320 -26.43% 5
Warwickshire +8 4 - - 5
Staffordshire -1 3 £400 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 22 (75.86%) C
2 10 (34.48%) Python
3 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) HTML
5 6 (20.69%) OO
5 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Automotive
6 5 (17.24%) OOP
6 5 (17.24%) HTTP
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) C#
6 5 (17.24%) ICMP
6 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
6 5 (17.24%) Assembly Language
7 4 (13.79%) SSL
7 4 (13.79%) VxWorks
7 4 (13.79%) Perl
7 4 (13.79%) XSLT
7 4 (13.79%) Unix
7 4 (13.79%) DNS
7 4 (13.79%) CGI
7 4 (13.79%) Apache
7 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
7 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
7 4 (13.79%) Validation
7 4 (13.79%) Device Driver
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum

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 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Doxygen
2 3 (10.34%) Simulink
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.45%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 5 (17.24%) ICMP
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) SSL
4 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) 3G
5 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Modbus
5 1 (3.45%) OSPF
5 1 (3.45%) Profibus
5 1 (3.45%) RS-232
5 1 (3.45%) RS-485
5 1 (3.45%) SNMP
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.24%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Author
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Author
4 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Games Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Games Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) CGI
3 4 (13.79%) FastCGI
3 4 (13.79%) XSLT
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) DirectX
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.45%) Pixi.js
5 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
1 4 (13.79%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.90%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Online Games
3 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.69%) OO
2 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.24%) OOP
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Refactoring
4 4 (13.79%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Validation
5 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) SysML
7 1 (3.45%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) C
2 10 (34.48%) Python
3 7 (24.14%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) Assembly Language
4 5 (17.24%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
5 4 (13.79%) Go
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.90%) Pascal
8 1 (3.45%) Groovy
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO 26262
1 3 (10.34%) MISRA
2 2 (6.90%) MISRA C
3 1 (3.45%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Assembla
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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