The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 65 97 44
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -53
Contract jobs citing C++ 86 45 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.68% 1.51% 4.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.23% 4.14% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 51
Average daily rate
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£361 £335 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £435 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 25
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £12.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
C++
England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1190 1088 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.09% 36.42% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 668 550
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 68
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +10 33 £438 +59.09% 16
Wiltshire +20 20 £325 -18.75% 10
Dorset +13 14 £255 - 10
Somerset - 7 - - 21
Devon +2 5 £360 - 7
Bristol -13 3 £325 -5.79% 19
Cornwall - - - -
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 92 (47.92%) Security Cleared
2 83 (43.23%) Software Engineering
3 67 (34.90%) Java
4 62 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (29.69%) C
6 56 (29.17%) Python
7 50 (26.04%) DV Cleared
8 49 (25.52%) Bash Shell
9 46 (23.96%) C#
10 44 (22.92%) SC Cleared
11 43 (22.40%) OO
12 41 (21.35%) Linux
13 38 (19.79%) Perl
14 37 (19.27%) SQL
15 34 (17.71%) Ruby
16 33 (17.19%) Windows
17 32 (16.67%) UML
17 32 (16.67%) Subversion
18 31 (16.15%) ClearCase
18 31 (16.15%) Web Services
19 29 (15.10%) OOD
19 29 (15.10%) Scrum
20 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
21 25 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (13.02%) Git (software)
22 24 (12.50%) .NET
22 24 (12.50%) Visual Studio
23 22 (11.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
24 20 (10.42%) Requirements Analysis
24 20 (10.42%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (3.65%) GlassFish
2 6 (3.13%) IIS
3 5 (2.60%) JBoss
4 2 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.33%) 3G
3 12 (6.25%) 2G
4 11 (5.73%) Wireshark
4 11 (5.73%) SDH
5 10 (5.21%) 2.5G
6 9 (4.69%) 4G
7 4 (2.08%) ASN.1
7 4 (2.08%) IPsec
8 3 (1.56%) IPv4
8 3 (1.56%) IPv6
8 3 (1.56%) SAN
8 3 (1.56%) NAS
8 3 (1.56%) Multicast
9 2 (1.04%) DLNA
9 2 (1.04%) GPRS
9 2 (1.04%) GSM
9 2 (1.04%) DVB
10 1 (0.52%) Wireless
10 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.73%) MySQL
3 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.56%) CouchDB
4 3 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.56%) HBase
4 3 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.56%) Voldemort
4 3 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQLite
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (16.67%) Subversion
2 31 (16.15%) ClearCase
3 25 (13.02%) Git (software)
4 24 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 22 (11.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (6.77%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (4.69%) ClearQuest
9 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.65%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.65%) Rational Functional Tester
11 5 (2.60%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.60%) JUnit
12 4 (2.08%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.08%) GCC
13 3 (1.56%) GDB
13 3 (1.56%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.56%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.56%) Maven
14 2 (1.04%) Ant
General
1 18 (9.38%) Electronics
2 16 (8.33%) Finance
3 15 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.13%) Military
6 4 (2.08%) Games
7 3 (1.56%) Retail
7 3 (1.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.56%) Marketing
8 2 (1.04%) Avionics
8 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (48.96%) Developer
2 63 (32.81%) Software Engineer
3 49 (25.52%) C++ Developer
4 16 (8.33%) Analyst
5 14 (7.29%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.29%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.77%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Software Developer
8 10 (5.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
13 5 (2.60%) C++/Java Developer
13 5 (2.60%) Programmer
14 4 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (2.08%) Test Engineer
14 4 (2.08%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.15%) Web Services
2 24 (12.50%) .NET
3 19 (9.90%) HTML
4 18 (9.38%) XML
4 18 (9.38%) STL
5 12 (6.25%) Spring
6 11 (5.73%) Hibernate
6 11 (5.73%) GWT
7 10 (5.21%) CSS
8 9 (4.69%) WPF
9 8 (4.17%) REST
9 8 (4.17%) JSP
9 8 (4.17%) Ajax
9 8 (4.17%) OpenGL
10 7 (3.65%) SOAP
10 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.65%) Qt
10 7 (3.65%) LINQ
11 6 (3.13%) JPA
11 6 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) Client/Server
2 12 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 12 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (4.69%) Physics
3 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.65%) Smartcard
5 6 (3.13%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (2.60%) DTV
6 5 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.56%) Biometrics
8 2 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.04%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.04%) MPEG
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.52%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.35%) Linux
2 33 (17.19%) Windows
3 19 (9.90%) UNIX
4 7 (3.65%) Windows CE
4 7 (3.65%) Windows 8
5 6 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.13%) Android
6 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (0.52%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (43.23%) Software Engineering
2 62 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.40%) OO
4 32 (16.67%) UML
5 29 (15.10%) OOD
5 29 (15.10%) Scrum
6 25 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (10.42%) Requirements Analysis
8 17 (8.85%) Release Management
9 16 (8.33%) Multithreading
10 12 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 12 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.73%) Information Management
11 11 (5.73%) Requirements Engineering
11 11 (5.73%) Embedded Software Development
12 10 (5.21%) TDD
13 7 (3.65%) Functional Testing
13 7 (3.65%) Test Management
14 6 (3.13%) Bayesian Methods
14 6 (3.13%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (34.90%) Java
2 57 (29.69%) C
3 56 (29.17%) Python
4 49 (25.52%) Bash Shell
5 46 (23.96%) C#
6 38 (19.79%) Perl
7 37 (19.27%) SQL
8 34 (17.71%) Ruby
9 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
10 13 (6.77%) Embedded C
11 11 (5.73%) Embedded C++
11 11 (5.73%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.65%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.60%) VB
14 4 (2.08%) PHP
14 4 (2.08%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.56%) MATLAB
16 2 (1.04%) Ada
16 2 (1.04%) VB6
16 2 (1.04%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 92 (47.92%) Security Cleared
2 50 (26.04%) DV Cleared
3 44 (22.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.42%) Degree
5 5 (2.60%) ISEB
5 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.52%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) Puppet
1 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.52%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 12 (6.25%) Oracle
2 11 (5.73%) Google
3 7 (3.65%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.60%) Borland
5 3 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.52%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.52%) Atmel
6 1 (0.52%) Trapeze
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