The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 45 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 1 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.26% 5.86% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 13.82% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -0.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
C++
South Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
154 123 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 40.53% 42.41% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 87 52
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.99 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.08% -0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.11 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.80 £19.17 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (14.29%) Xcode
2 1 (14.29%) CMake
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) GIS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Cocoa
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) iOS SDK
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ESRI