The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 100 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 153 213 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.71% 2.54% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 7.40% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 94 90
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£350 £343 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 76
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.20 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.70 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2873 2877 2958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.18% 34.27% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1463 1479
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 165 191
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
England

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

C++
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -33 50 £350 -1.75% 16
Surrey -20 36 £375 +15.38% 42
Berkshire +1 24 £338 +3.84% 30
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £323 -53.92% 6
East Sussex +7 12 £200 - 8
Middlesex -5 9 £350 +12.90%
Oxfordshire -6 4 £305 -18.66% 15
West Sussex -8 2 - - 8
Kent - 1 - - 6
Sussex - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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++.

1 158 (44.01%) C
2 148 (41.23%) Linux
3 119 (33.15%) Java
4 112 (31.20%) Software Engineering
5 97 (27.02%) C#
6 83 (23.12%) Windows
7 64 (17.83%) .NET
8 63 (17.55%) Multithreading
9 62 (17.27%) OO
10 56 (15.60%) Security Cleared
11 54 (15.04%) UML
12 50 (13.93%) UNIX
13 46 (12.81%) XML
14 45 (12.53%) SQL
15 40 (11.14%) Python
16 39 (10.86%) Perl
17 35 (9.75%) Embedded Systems
18 34 (9.47%) Oracle
18 34 (9.47%) SC Cleared
19 32 (8.91%) OOD
20 31 (8.64%) Scrum
20 31 (8.64%) Degree
21 30 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (7.80%) SQL Server
22 28 (7.80%) Visual Studio
23 24 (6.69%) Microsoft
23 24 (6.69%) Games
23 24 (6.69%) Shell Script
23 24 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (6.69%) Subversion

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (2.23%) Apache
2 6 (1.67%) IIS
2 6 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.84%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.56%) FileNet
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) Simulink
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) AWD
2 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.06%) DNS
3 10 (2.79%) HTTP
4 8 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (2.23%) VoIP
4 8 (2.23%) SNMP
4 8 (2.23%) SAN
4 8 (2.23%) Internet
5 7 (1.95%) 2G
5 7 (1.95%) 3G
5 7 (1.95%) Telnet
5 7 (1.95%) DHCP
5 7 (1.95%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.67%) LTE
6 6 (1.67%) VPN
6 6 (1.67%) Firewall
7 5 (1.39%) Wireless
7 5 (1.39%) DVB
7 5 (1.39%) RTP
7 5 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.29%) MySQL
3 7 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.39%) Big Data
6 3 (0.84%) DB2
6 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.69%) Subversion
3 17 (4.74%) Eclipse
4 11 (3.06%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (2.79%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.95%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.67%) JUnit
8 5 (1.39%) AppScan
8 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.39%) Selenium
9 4 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.11%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (1.11%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.84%) Introscope
10 3 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.84%) Toad
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.84%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (6.69%) Games
2 21 (5.85%) Electronics
3 20 (5.57%) Finance
3 20 (5.57%) Retail
4 15 (4.18%) Military
5 13 (3.62%) Aerospace
6 12 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.34%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.11%) Marketing
9 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (39.83%) Developer
2 95 (26.46%) Software Engineer
3 71 (19.78%) C++ Developer
4 20 (5.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 19 (5.29%) Software Developer
6 17 (4.74%) Test Engineer
7 16 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (3.34%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 12 (3.34%) Programmer
9 12 (3.34%) Consultant
10 11 (3.06%) Architect
11 10 (2.79%) C Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.51%) Development Engineer
13 8 (2.23%) Change Consultant
13 8 (2.23%) Analyst
14 7 (1.95%) .NET Developer
15 6 (1.67%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.83%) .NET
2 46 (12.81%) XML
3 21 (5.85%) HTML
4 19 (5.29%) STL
5 13 (3.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 12 (3.34%) Middleware
6 12 (3.34%) CSS
7 10 (2.79%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.51%) HTML5
8 9 (2.51%) WPF
9 8 (2.23%) Qt
9 8 (2.23%) XSD
9 8 (2.23%) J2EE
10 7 (1.95%) XSLT
10 7 (1.95%) jQuery
10 7 (1.95%) WCF
11 6 (1.67%) OpenGL
12 5 (1.39%) LAMP
12 5 (1.39%) ODBC
12 5 (1.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.75%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (5.85%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.18%) Mathematics
4 13 (3.62%) Device Driver
5 9 (2.51%) Open Source
5 9 (2.51%) Physics
6 8 (2.23%) IPTV
6 8 (2.23%) DTV
7 7 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.39%) Clustering
9 5 (1.39%) HACMP
9 5 (1.39%) Robotics
10 4 (1.11%) Xbox
10 4 (1.11%) PKI
10 4 (1.11%) EFT
10 4 (1.11%) APACS
11 3 (0.84%) Handset
11 3 (0.84%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 148 (41.23%) Linux
2 83 (23.12%) Windows
3 50 (13.93%) UNIX
4 17 (4.74%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (4.46%) Android
6 14 (3.90%) Solaris
7 12 (3.34%) AIX
8 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.67%) HPUX
11 5 (1.39%) NetWare
11 5 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.84%) Debian
12 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (31.20%) Software Engineering
2 63 (17.55%) Multithreading
3 62 (17.27%) OO
4 54 (15.04%) UML
5 32 (8.91%) OOD
6 31 (8.64%) Scrum
7 30 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (5.29%) Unit Testing
10 17 (4.74%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.74%) Information Security
10 17 (4.74%) TDD
11 15 (4.18%) Validation
12 14 (3.90%) OOP
13 10 (2.79%) Embedded Software Development
13 10 (2.79%) Web Development
13 10 (2.79%) Software Testing
13 10 (2.79%) ETL
14 9 (2.51%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (2.51%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.01%) C
2 119 (33.15%) Java
3 97 (27.02%) C#
4 45 (12.53%) SQL
5 40 (11.14%) Python
6 39 (10.86%) Perl
7 24 (6.69%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.85%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.62%) VB
9 13 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.34%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.06%) MATLAB
12 10 (2.79%) PHP
13 9 (2.51%) VC++
14 8 (2.23%) Ruby
14 8 (2.23%) Korn
14 8 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.67%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.64%) Degree
4 10 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.51%) MCSE
5 9 (2.51%) MCTS
6 7 (1.95%) ISEB
7 5 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.39%) CCNA
7 5 (1.39%) PhD
7 5 (1.39%) CCVP
7 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.11%) MCSD
8 4 (1.11%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) CNE
10 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.39%) GPFS
2 4 (1.11%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.56%) KVM
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.95%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.84%) nmon
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.28%) MOM
4 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (9.47%) Oracle
2 24 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.62%) IBM
4 11 (3.06%) Cisco
5 8 (2.23%) Ericsson
5 8 (2.23%) Perforce
5 8 (2.23%) VMware
6 7 (1.95%) EMC
6 7 (1.95%) Nortel
6 7 (1.95%) Huawei
6 7 (1.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (1.95%) Talend
7 6 (1.67%) Greenplum
7 6 (1.67%) HP
8 5 (1.39%) Veritas
8 5 (1.39%) Hitachi
8 5 (1.39%) Compaq
9 4 (1.11%) Sun
9 4 (1.11%) NetApp
9 4 (1.11%) Nokia
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