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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 77 60 34
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing C++ 68 53 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 2.37% 4.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.03% 6.87% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 55
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£355 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 36
Average hourly rate £35.63 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
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
1127 771 1127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.54% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 473 592
Average daily rate £350 £326 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 100
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -10 31 £360 -17.71% 12
Somerset -4 13 £316 +5.41% 6
Dorset +11 11 £438 - 17
Bristol -18 7 £320 +16.36% 27
Wiltshire -25 2 - - 5
Devon -12 1 £300 -14.28% 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 53 (41.41%) C
2 52 (40.63%) Software Engineering
2 52 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 47 (36.72%) Linux
4 44 (34.38%) Java
5 34 (26.56%) C#
5 34 (26.56%) Windows
6 32 (25.00%) OO
7 31 (24.22%) Python
8 29 (22.66%) DV Cleared
9 27 (21.09%) .NET
10 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
11 21 (16.41%) UML
11 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
12 19 (14.84%) UNIX
13 18 (14.06%) Ruby
14 15 (11.72%) Scrum
15 14 (10.94%) SQL
15 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (10.94%) WPF
16 13 (10.16%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (10.16%) Rational DOORS
16 13 (10.16%) MySQL
16 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
16 13 (10.16%) OOP
17 12 (9.38%) HTML
17 12 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
18 11 (8.59%) XML
18 11 (8.59%) Oracle
18 11 (8.59%) ClearCase

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (2.34%) Apache
2 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) GIMP
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.78%) MS Office
1 1 (0.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.78%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 5 (3.91%) LTE
2 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.91%) Multicast
3 4 (3.13%) 3G
4 3 (2.34%) AMQP
4 3 (2.34%) UMTS
4 3 (2.34%) GSM
4 3 (2.34%) HTTP
5 2 (1.56%) Wireless
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) 4G
6 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.78%) VoIP
6 1 (0.78%) DVB
6 1 (0.78%) RTP
6 1 (0.78%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) MySQL
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (8.59%) ClearCase
3 10 (7.81%) Subversion
4 8 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.13%) JIRA
8 3 (2.34%) Maven
8 3 (2.34%) Ant
8 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.34%) LabVIEW
8 3 (2.34%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (1.56%) JMeter
9 2 (1.56%) JUnit
9 2 (1.56%) Metasploit
9 2 (1.56%) Valgrind
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.47%) Electronics
3 4 (3.13%) Back Office
4 3 (2.34%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.56%) Automotive
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Avionics
5 2 (1.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Military
6 1 (0.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 71 (55.47%) Developer
2 40 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 37 (28.91%) C++ Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.03%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) C++ Software Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Systems Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.34%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.09%) .NET
2 14 (10.94%) WPF
3 12 (9.38%) HTML
4 11 (8.59%) XML
5 9 (7.03%) WCF
5 9 (7.03%) CSS
6 8 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (5.47%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.47%) jQuery
7 7 (5.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (5.47%) FFmpeg
7 7 (5.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 7 (5.47%) Task Parallel Library
8 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.69%) Web Services
8 6 (4.69%) WF
9 5 (3.91%) SOAP
9 5 (3.91%) WinForms
10 4 (3.13%) XSLT
10 4 (3.13%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.13%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.13%) Streaming Video
3 4 (3.13%) DTV
3 4 (3.13%) Firmware
3 4 (3.13%) MPEG
3 4 (3.13%) IPTV
3 4 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.34%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Physics
5 1 (0.78%) SCADA
5 1 (0.78%) CCTV
5 1 (0.78%) CUDA
5 1 (0.78%) iPhone
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Verilog
5 1 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.72%) Linux
2 34 (26.56%) Windows
3 19 (14.84%) UNIX
4 7 (5.47%) Android
5 6 (4.69%) HPUX
5 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.13%) Solaris
7 3 (2.34%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.63%) Software Engineering
2 32 (25.00%) OO
3 21 (16.41%) UML
4 15 (11.72%) Scrum
5 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 13 (10.16%) OOP
7 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.81%) Change Control
9 9 (7.03%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (6.25%) Release Management
11 7 (5.47%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.47%) Multithreading
11 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.47%) Service Management
12 5 (3.91%) Software Testing
12 5 (3.91%) Validation
13 4 (3.13%) ITIL
13 4 (3.13%) Test Automation
14 3 (2.34%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.41%) C
2 44 (34.38%) Java
3 34 (26.56%) C#
4 31 (24.22%) Python
5 18 (14.06%) Ruby
6 14 (10.94%) SQL
7 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.81%) Embedded C
9 8 (6.25%) Perl
10 7 (5.47%) PHP
10 7 (5.47%) MATLAB
11 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.69%) Embedded C++
11 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.34%) VC++
12 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.34%) VB
12 3 (2.34%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 52 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (22.66%) DV Cleared
3 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.56%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.78%) DICOM
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) Intel
3 3 (2.34%) QNX
4 2 (1.56%) Facebook
4 2 (1.56%) Twitter
4 2 (1.56%) MKS
4 2 (1.56%) PTC
4 2 (1.56%) Citrix
4 2 (1.56%) JBoss
4 2 (1.56%) HP
4 2 (1.56%) Coverity
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (0.78%) Telerik
5 1 (0.78%) EMC
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco
5 1 (0.78%) CODA
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