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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
England / South West
Rank 72 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing C++ 71 110 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.66% 3.64% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.66% 9.47% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 43
Median daily rate £425 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 26
Median hourly rate £41.50 £44.10 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.30 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.97% +12.82%

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
1066 1162 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.91% 38.50% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 726 779
Median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 95 60
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.60 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -3 23 £425 +30.76% 6
Gloucestershire -11 19 £500 +25.00% 8
Wiltshire +10 10 £375 -9.63% 5
Bristol -4 9 £425 +54.54% 26
Devon -6 6 £313 -7.40% 5
Dorset +5 2 £328 - 6
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for C++.

1 96 (56.80%) Software Engineering
2 71 (42.01%) C#
3 69 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (39.64%) Security Cleared
5 64 (37.87%) Java
6 60 (35.50%) C
7 50 (29.59%) UML
8 47 (27.81%) OO
9 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
10 31 (18.34%) Linux
11 30 (17.75%) Python
11 30 (17.75%) Embedded C++
12 29 (17.16%) Scrum
13 28 (16.57%) SQL
14 25 (14.79%) Time Management
15 24 (14.20%) Windows
16 21 (12.43%) DV Cleared
17 20 (11.83%) Embedded C
18 18 (10.65%) .NET
19 16 (9.47%) Rational DOORS
20 14 (8.28%) Aerospace
20 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
20 14 (8.28%) JavaScript
20 14 (8.28%) TCP/IP
21 13 (7.69%) Degree
21 13 (7.69%) Requirements Management
21 13 (7.69%) Eclipse
21 13 (7.69%) User Experience
22 12 (7.10%) Big Data
22 12 (7.10%) Mathematics

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.96%) Apache
2 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Simulink
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (5.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.18%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) RS-232
2 2 (1.18%) RS-485
2 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.59%) AMQP
3 1 (0.59%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) Skype
3 1 (0.59%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) Big Data
3 11 (6.51%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.37%) MS Access
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (9.47%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 11 (6.51%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.14%) JIRA
6 6 (3.55%) LoadRunner
6 6 (3.55%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (2.37%) NetBeans
7 4 (2.37%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.78%) JMeter
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium
10 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.59%) C++Builder
10 1 (0.59%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.59%) JUnit
10 1 (0.59%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (8.28%) Aerospace
2 10 (5.92%) Finance
3 9 (5.33%) Electronics
4 8 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.96%) Military
6 3 (1.78%) Games
6 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.18%) Avionics
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (44.38%) Software Engineer
2 55 (32.54%) Developer
3 29 (17.16%) C++ Developer
4 28 (16.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 21 (12.43%) Embedded Engineer
6 19 (11.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 19 (11.24%) Java Engineer
6 19 (11.24%) Java Software Engineer
7 17 (10.06%) C# Developer
8 16 (9.47%) Java Developer
9 15 (8.88%) Software Developer
10 14 (8.28%) C++/C# Developer
11 12 (7.10%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (6.51%) C++/Java Developer
12 11 (6.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 10 (5.92%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (4.73%) C Software Engineer
14 8 (4.73%) C# Software Engineer
14 8 (4.73%) C/C++ Software Engineer
15 7 (4.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.65%) .NET
2 9 (5.33%) HTML
3 7 (4.14%) CSS
3 7 (4.14%) Qt
4 6 (3.55%) MFC
4 6 (3.55%) XML
5 5 (2.96%) Spring
6 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.37%) HTML5
6 4 (2.37%) JSP
7 3 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.78%) EJB
7 3 (1.78%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.78%) Java EE
7 3 (1.78%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.78%) Web Services
8 2 (1.18%) J2EE
8 2 (1.18%) jQuery
8 2 (1.18%) STL
8 2 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) User Experience
2 8 (4.73%) Device Driver
3 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (2.96%) iPad
3 5 (2.96%) RIA
4 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.78%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.78%) VHDL
6 2 (1.18%) CCTV
6 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.59%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.59%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.34%) Linux
2 24 (14.20%) Windows
3 9 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (2.37%) Unix
5 3 (1.78%) Android
5 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.18%) CentOS
6 2 (1.18%) OpenWrt
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (56.80%) Software Engineering
2 69 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (29.59%) UML
4 47 (27.81%) OO
5 29 (17.16%) Scrum
6 25 (14.79%) Time Management
7 13 (7.69%) Requirements Management
8 12 (7.10%) Mathematics
9 10 (5.92%) ITIL
9 10 (5.92%) SysML
10 9 (5.33%) Change Management
10 9 (5.33%) MODAF
10 9 (5.33%) Multithreading
10 9 (5.33%) Physics
10 9 (5.33%) TOGAF
11 7 (4.14%) Change Control
11 7 (4.14%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.14%) Programme Management
11 7 (4.14%) TDD
12 6 (3.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 71 (42.01%) C#
2 64 (37.87%) Java
3 60 (35.50%) C
4 30 (17.75%) Embedded C++
4 30 (17.75%) Python
5 28 (16.57%) SQL
6 20 (11.83%) Embedded C
7 14 (8.28%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.92%) VC++
9 8 (4.73%) Ada
9 8 (4.73%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.55%) Perl
10 6 (3.55%) Ruby
11 4 (2.37%) Apex Code
11 4 (2.37%) Lua
12 3 (1.78%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.18%) Delphi
13 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 67 (39.64%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.43%) DV Cleared
4 13 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (1.78%) ISEB
5 3 (1.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) MISRA
2 3 (1.78%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.18%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.18%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.59%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (5.33%) Firmware
2 2 (1.18%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (3.55%) IBM
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.78%) Altera
3 3 (1.78%) EMC
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (0.59%) Capita
5 1 (0.59%) Google
5 1 (0.59%) HP
5 1 (0.59%) Intel
5 1 (0.59%) Luciad
5 1 (0.59%) Motorola
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.59%) Renesas
5 1 (0.59%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.59%) Xilinx
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