The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 25 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 West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 82 81 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Contract jobs citing C++ 61 34 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.00% 1.58% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 4.84% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.68 £24.83 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.30 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1144 703 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 32.74% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 446 570
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £236
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 49 42 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.78 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
England

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the South West

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

C++
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Gloucestershire +8 30 £350 -20.00% 13
Somerset -8 14 £325 +4.83% 9
Bristol -21 5 - - 27
Wiltshire -10 4 - - 8
Dorset +5 3 £438 - 12
Devon -11 1 £300 - 4
Cornwall - - - - 3
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 48 (43.24%) C
2 45 (40.54%) Linux
3 44 (39.64%) Software Engineering
4 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
5 36 (32.43%) Java
6 33 (29.73%) Windows
7 28 (25.23%) C#
8 27 (24.32%) Python
8 27 (24.32%) DV Cleared
9 24 (21.62%) OO
9 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
10 23 (20.72%) .NET
11 20 (18.02%) UNIX
12 18 (16.22%) UML
13 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
13 16 (14.41%) Ruby
14 14 (12.61%) WPF
14 14 (12.61%) Scrum
15 13 (11.71%) SQL
15 13 (11.71%) MySQL
16 12 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
16 12 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (9.91%) Wireshark
18 10 (9.01%) HTML
18 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
18 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
18 10 (9.01%) OOP
18 10 (9.01%) ClearCase
18 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
19 9 (8.11%) HPUX

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.90%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.90%) Simulink
1 1 (0.90%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.91%) Wireshark
2 5 (4.50%) LTE
3 4 (3.60%) 3G
4 3 (2.70%) HTTP
4 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.70%) GSM
4 3 (2.70%) UMTS
5 2 (1.80%) Internet
5 2 (1.80%) AMQP
5 2 (1.80%) 4G
5 2 (1.80%) Multicast
5 2 (1.80%) Wireless
6 1 (0.90%) TETRA
6 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.90%) DVB
6 1 (0.90%) RTP
6 1 (0.90%) VoIP
6 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) MySQL
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) MS Access
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) ClearCase
2 9 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.21%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (6.31%) Subversion
5 6 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.60%) JIRA
8 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.80%) JMeter
9 2 (1.80%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.80%) Valgrind
9 2 (1.80%) Maven
9 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.80%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (1.80%) Ant
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.90%) Selenium
10 1 (0.90%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.50%) Electronics
3 4 (3.60%) Back Office
4 3 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.80%) Avionics
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (54.95%) Developer
2 34 (30.63%) Software Engineer
3 28 (25.23%) C++ Developer
4 10 (9.01%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.41%) Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 6 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) C++ Software Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) C Developer
7 3 (2.70%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) C# Developer
7 3 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (2.70%) Systems Developer
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Developer
7 3 (2.70%) PHP Developer
7 3 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) .NET
2 14 (12.61%) WPF
3 10 (9.01%) HTML
4 9 (8.11%) XML
4 9 (8.11%) WCF
5 7 (6.31%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.31%) CSS
5 7 (6.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (6.31%) FFmpeg
5 7 (6.31%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 7 (6.31%) Task Parallel Library
6 6 (5.41%) WF
6 6 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.50%) WinForms
7 5 (4.50%) jQuery
8 4 (3.60%) Django
8 4 (3.60%) Web Services
8 4 (3.60%) XSLT
9 3 (2.70%) STL
9 3 (2.70%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (3.60%) MPEG
2 4 (3.60%) Firmware
2 4 (3.60%) DTV
2 4 (3.60%) Device Driver
2 4 (3.60%) Streaming Video
2 4 (3.60%) IPTV
3 3 (2.70%) Open Source
4 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) iPhone
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) CUDA
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
5 1 (0.90%) SCADA
5 1 (0.90%) Physics
5 1 (0.90%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.54%) Linux
2 33 (29.73%) Windows
3 20 (18.02%) UNIX
4 9 (8.11%) HPUX
5 4 (3.60%) Android
6 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.70%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) Software Engineering
2 24 (21.62%) OO
3 18 (16.22%) UML
4 14 (12.61%) Scrum
5 12 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (9.01%) OOP
6 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.31%) Service Management
8 7 (6.31%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (6.31%) Release Management
8 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.31%) Change Control
9 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.60%) Multithreading
10 4 (3.60%) Test Automation
11 3 (2.70%) Test Management
11 3 (2.70%) Software Testing
11 3 (2.70%) MVC
11 3 (2.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) C
2 36 (32.43%) Java
3 28 (25.23%) C#
4 27 (24.32%) Python
5 16 (14.41%) Ruby
6 13 (11.71%) SQL
7 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
8 9 (8.11%) Perl
9 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.50%) MATLAB
10 5 (4.50%) Embedded C
11 4 (3.60%) PHP
11 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.70%) VB
12 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.80%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.80%) VC++
13 2 (1.80%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.32%) DV Cleared
3 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.31%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.90%) ISEB
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO 9002
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) DICOM
2 1 (0.90%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.70%) QNX
4 2 (1.80%) MKS
4 2 (1.80%) PTC
4 2 (1.80%) HP
4 2 (1.80%) Capita
4 2 (1.80%) Google
4 2 (1.80%) Coverity
4 2 (1.80%) Facebook
4 2 (1.80%) Twitter
4 2 (1.80%) Intel
4 2 (1.80%) Citrix
5 1 (0.90%) CODA
5 1 (0.90%) EMC
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.90%) Telerik
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Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
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