The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 57 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.95% 2.89% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 5.84% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 3
Average daily rate £306 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
C++
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 South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
253 257 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 44.94% 49.52% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 187 91
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.43 £28.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

C++
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

C++
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff -6 7 £281 -21.05% 3
Newport -9 3 £370 - 1
Gwent - 1 £400 -
C++
Wales

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 11 (61.11%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 8 (44.44%) UML
4 7 (38.89%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) C
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) WPF
6 5 (27.78%) VC++
7 4 (22.22%) StarTeam
7 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
7 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 4 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (22.22%) Coverity
7 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 3 (16.67%) Multicast
8 3 (16.67%) SDLC
8 3 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (16.67%) Use Case
8 3 (16.67%) WCF
8 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 3 (16.67%) Time Management
8 3 (16.67%) .NET
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript

C++
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) Multicast
2 2 (11.11%) SNMP
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (22.22%) StarTeam
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
1 3 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C++ Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Cryptography Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Graduate
7 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) WPF
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) DirectX
2 3 (16.67%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) STL
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Time Management
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) MVVM
6 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) C
4 5 (27.78%) VC++
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Coverity
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase