The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 65 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.36% 1.44% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 3.39% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
C++
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
319 354 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 37.80% 42.45% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 278 126
Average daily rate £375 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
Average hourly rate £38.20 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.90% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £14.20 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £37.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the Bristol region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Bristol region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 3 (25.00%) Middleware
4 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (25.00%) Android
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Physics
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 2 (16.67%) Qt
5 2 (16.67%) Video on Demand
5 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (16.67%) GLSL
5 2 (16.67%) DLNA
5 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (16.67%) Electronics
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 2 (16.67%) DRM
5 2 (16.67%) DTV
5 2 (16.67%) DVB

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) DVB
1 2 (16.67%) DLNA
2 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) Qt
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) JNI
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (25.00%) Physics
2 2 (16.67%) DTV
2 2 (16.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (16.67%) MPEG
3 1 (8.33%) iDTV
3 1 (8.33%) STB
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) DRM
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Management
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) GLSL
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Google