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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 47 35 81
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +46
Contract jobs citing C++ 112 154 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.87% 4.60% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.71% 11.94% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 28
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £309 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 43 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £31.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
1153 1290 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.83% 38.55% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 865 738
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 98 48
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +1 51 £450 +20.00% 29
Devon +21 21 £375 +15.38% 5
Dorset +6 14 £350 - 9
Wiltshire -4 13 £300 -11.11% 5
Bristol -4 10 £225 -47.05% 17
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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++.

1 133 (52.16%) Java
2 103 (40.39%) Security Cleared
3 88 (34.51%) C
4 83 (32.55%) Software Engineering
5 80 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (24.71%) SQL
7 58 (22.75%) C#
7 58 (22.75%) UML
7 58 (22.75%) Python
7 58 (22.75%) SC Cleared
8 50 (19.61%) DV Cleared
9 47 (18.43%) Linux
10 42 (16.47%) HTML
11 38 (14.90%) Degree
12 37 (14.51%) OO
13 33 (12.94%) Windows
14 30 (11.76%) MATLAB
14 30 (11.76%) Unix
15 28 (10.98%) Visual Studio
16 27 (10.59%) Scrum
17 24 (9.41%) Finance
17 24 (9.41%) Hadoop
18 23 (9.02%) SQL Server
19 22 (8.63%) Rational DOORS
19 22 (8.63%) R
19 22 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (8.24%) Aerospace
20 21 (8.24%) TDD
21 20 (7.84%) Perl
21 20 (7.84%) XML

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 10 (3.92%) SAS
1 10 (3.92%) SharePoint
1 10 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.53%) JBoss
2 9 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.35%) Apache
4 5 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) GemFire
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.75%) MS Office
2 7 (2.75%) SPSS
3 6 (2.35%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.18%) CATIA
6 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) Revit
6 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.53%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.75%) Wireless
3 4 (1.57%) DHCP
3 4 (1.57%) SNMP
4 3 (1.18%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.18%) Broadband
4 3 (1.18%) Internet
4 3 (1.18%) LDAP
5 2 (0.78%) AMQP
5 2 (0.78%) ASN.1
5 2 (0.78%) MQTT
5 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) 802.15
6 1 (0.39%) DAB
6 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.39%) NFC
6 1 (0.39%) OFDM
6 1 (0.39%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.41%) Hadoop
2 23 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.71%) Data Mining
4 11 (4.31%) Big Data
5 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (2.35%) Power BI
7 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.39%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.39%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (10.98%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.63%) Rational DOORS
3 19 (7.45%) JIRA
4 15 (5.88%) Subversion
5 14 (5.49%) Git (software)
6 13 (5.10%) LoadRunner
7 10 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.92%) JMeter
8 9 (3.53%) Hudson
9 7 (2.75%) NUnit
9 7 (2.75%) Selenium
9 7 (2.75%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.35%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (1.57%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.57%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.57%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.57%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.18%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (9.41%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Aerospace
3 11 (4.31%) Military
4 9 (3.53%) Electronics
4 9 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.57%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Avionics
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (48.63%) Developer
2 62 (24.31%) Software Engineer
3 54 (21.18%) C++ Developer
4 33 (12.94%) Software Developer
5 24 (9.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 20 (7.84%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.67%) Data Scientist
8 15 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.10%) C++ Software Developer
9 13 (5.10%) Embedded Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) Java Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) Senior Software Developer
10 11 (4.31%) Analyst
10 11 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.53%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 9 (3.53%) Tester
13 8 (3.14%) Consultant
13 8 (3.14%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.47%) HTML
2 20 (7.84%) XML
3 19 (7.45%) .NET
4 16 (6.27%) JSON
5 13 (5.10%) MFC
5 13 (5.10%) Web Services
6 12 (4.71%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.71%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.71%) HTML5
7 11 (4.31%) Spring
8 10 (3.92%) jQuery
9 9 (3.53%) Hibernate
10 8 (3.14%) CSS
11 7 (2.75%) OpenCL
11 7 (2.75%) STL
12 6 (2.35%) Node.js
12 6 (2.35%) SOAP
12 6 (2.35%) XSD
13 4 (1.57%) RESTful
14 3 (1.18%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.49%) User Experience
4 11 (4.31%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.14%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.75%) VHDL
7 6 (2.35%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.96%) ASIC
8 5 (1.96%) CESG
8 5 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.96%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.57%) Physics
9 4 (1.57%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.18%) Statistics
11 2 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.43%) Linux
2 33 (12.94%) Windows
3 30 (11.76%) Unix
4 5 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.78%) Android
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) AIX
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.55%) Software Engineering
2 80 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.75%) UML
4 37 (14.51%) OO
5 27 (10.59%) Scrum
6 21 (8.24%) TDD
7 18 (7.06%) Configuration Management
8 17 (6.67%) Requirements Management
9 15 (5.88%) DevOps
9 15 (5.88%) Web Development
10 13 (5.10%) Analytics
10 13 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.10%) Time Management
11 12 (4.71%) Data Analytics
11 12 (4.71%) ITIL
11 12 (4.71%) Machine Learning
12 11 (4.31%) OOP
13 10 (3.92%) Functional Testing
14 9 (3.53%) MODAF
14 9 (3.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 133 (52.16%) Java
2 88 (34.51%) C
3 63 (24.71%) SQL
4 58 (22.75%) C#
4 58 (22.75%) Python
5 30 (11.76%) MATLAB
6 22 (8.63%) R
7 20 (7.84%) Perl
8 17 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 17 (6.67%) Embedded C++
8 17 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.88%) Embedded C
10 14 (5.49%) Ruby
11 12 (4.71%) VC++
12 10 (3.92%) Ada
12 10 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.75%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.57%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.57%) VB
14 4 (1.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 103 (40.39%) Security Cleared
2 58 (22.75%) SC Cleared
3 50 (19.61%) DV Cleared
4 38 (14.90%) Degree
5 12 (4.71%) PhD
6 4 (1.57%) CEH
6 4 (1.57%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.18%) ISEB
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.39%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.39%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) ISO 9001
1 9 (3.53%) QA
2 5 (1.96%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.96%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.78%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.78%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) JTAG
4 1 (0.39%) MISRA
4 1 (0.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (3.53%) Firmware
2 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.39%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.27%) Oracle
3 10 (3.92%) IBM
3 10 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.96%) Apple
5 4 (1.57%) HP
5 4 (1.57%) Nintex
5 4 (1.57%) VMware
6 3 (1.18%) Perforce
6 3 (1.18%) PTC
6 3 (1.18%) Remedy
7 2 (0.78%) Borland
7 2 (0.78%) Broadcom
7 2 (0.78%) Luciad
7 2 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.39%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.39%) Fundtech
8 1 (0.39%) Tableau
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