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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 7 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 28 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.18% 3.64% 11.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.57% 15.38% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 2
Average daily rate
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£458 £310 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.58% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £310 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £12.75 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.88% -66.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
81 13 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 55.48% 23.64% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 7 18
Average daily rate £478 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £290 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.27% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.38 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 30 (76.92%) DV Cleared
1 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 25 (64.10%) Python
3 24 (61.54%) Perl
3 24 (61.54%) Bash Shell
4 23 (58.97%) OO
5 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (48.72%) Ruby
7 18 (46.15%) Release Management
8 17 (43.59%) Subversion
8 17 (43.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 17 (43.59%) ClearCase
8 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
9 14 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (33.33%) SQL
11 11 (28.21%) OOD
11 11 (28.21%) Linux
12 10 (25.64%) Java
12 10 (25.64%) PL/SQL
13 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
14 8 (20.51%) UNIX
14 8 (20.51%) Windows
15 7 (17.95%) C#
15 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
16 5 (12.82%) Spring
16 5 (12.82%) Maven
16 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
16 5 (12.82%) Scrum
16 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
16 5 (12.82%) Electronics

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) 4G
2 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
2 4 (10.26%) 3G
2 4 (10.26%) SDH
2 4 (10.26%) 2G
2 4 (10.26%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Subversion
1 17 (43.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 17 (43.59%) ClearCase
1 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.82%) Maven
2 5 (12.82%) Ant
2 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
2 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.82%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.13%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
1 5 (12.82%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 18 (46.15%) C++ Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Spring
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) Apache Camel
2 4 (10.26%) WCF
2 4 (10.26%) STL
2 4 (10.26%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) DHTML
3 3 (7.69%) XSD
3 3 (7.69%) XSLT
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) LINQ
4 1 (2.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) OO
2 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Release Management
4 14 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (28.21%) OOD
6 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Management
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) Python
2 24 (61.54%) Perl
2 24 (61.54%) Bash Shell
3 19 (48.72%) Ruby
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) PL/SQL
6 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.95%) C#
8 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.56%) VB
9 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) DV Cleared
1 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Borland