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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 12 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing C++ 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.63% 4.59% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.41% 12.20% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
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£375 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.48%
C++
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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
58 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 42.96% 37.61% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 22
Average daily rate £375 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) Bash Shell
2 15 (55.56%) Ruby
2 15 (55.56%) Perl
2 15 (55.56%) Python
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) OO
4 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (29.63%) VB6
6 8 (29.63%) Subversion
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) IIS
6 8 (29.63%) COM+
6 8 (29.63%) VB
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 8 (29.63%) C#
6 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
6 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
7 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
7 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (25.93%) Rational Functional Tester

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (29.63%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.93%) 3G
2 7 (25.93%) 2G
2 7 (25.93%) 2.5G
2 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
2 7 (25.93%) SDH
3 6 (22.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2000
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
2 8 (29.63%) Subversion
2 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.93%) Rational Functional Tester
3 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) C++ Developer
3 7 (25.93%) C# Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) VB Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) COM+
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
1 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
2 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET
2 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
2 7 (25.93%) STL
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 7 (25.93%) XML
2 7 (25.93%) XSL
2 7 (25.93%) WSDL
2 7 (25.93%) XML Schema
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) MFC
4 1 (3.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Client/Server
1 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) OO
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Test Management
3 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Software Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) OOD
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Release Management
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Perl
1 15 (55.56%) Python
1 15 (55.56%) Ruby
1 15 (55.56%) Bash Shell
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) VB
3 8 (29.63%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) VB6
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VC++
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
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