The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 9 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.22% 9.52% 3.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 14.89% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Average daily rate £488 £438 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
C++
Gloucestershire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
44 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 48.89% 63.95% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 68 28
Average daily rate £325 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £476 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 7 (46.67%) DV Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) VHDL
4 5 (33.33%) OpenCL
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Ruby
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (13.33%) MS Access
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) VB
7 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (13.33%) VC++

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (13.33%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) C++ Developer
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) C Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Scientist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) OpenCL
2 1 (6.67%) Kafka
2 1 (6.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) VHDL
2 2 (13.33%) Ergonomics
2 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source Development
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) VB
5 2 (13.33%) VB6
5 2 (13.33%) VC++
6 1 (6.67%) Ada
6 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
6 1 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) DV Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) DO-178B
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
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