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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 76 94 54
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -40
Contract jobs citing C++ 65 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.14% 1.71% 3.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.78% 4.50% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 31
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£388 £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +30.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £278 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 18
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.23 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
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
1125 1245 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.99% 38.05% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 779 472
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 50
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +3 30 £438 +59.09% 6
Wiltshire +18 11 £328 -18.12% 8
Somerset +14 9 - - 12
Dorset +9 6 £325 -27.77% 10
Devon +5 3 - - 9
Bristol -11 1 - - 14
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 81 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 73 (45.06%) Security Cleared
3 53 (32.72%) Java
3 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (32.10%) C
5 45 (27.78%) Python
6 39 (24.07%) C#
6 39 (24.07%) DV Cleared
7 38 (23.46%) OO
8 35 (21.60%) SC Cleared
8 35 (21.60%) Bash Shell
9 34 (20.99%) Linux
10 33 (20.37%) UML
11 31 (19.14%) Subversion
11 31 (19.14%) Ruby
12 30 (18.52%) Perl
13 28 (17.28%) Windows
14 27 (16.67%) ClearCase
14 27 (16.67%) Web Services
15 25 (15.43%) SQL
15 25 (15.43%) OOD
16 23 (14.20%) .NET
17 22 (13.58%) Scrum
17 22 (13.58%) Git (software)
18 21 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (12.35%) Requirements Analysis
19 20 (12.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
20 19 (11.73%) STL
21 18 (11.11%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 5 (3.09%) IIS
2 3 (1.85%) JBoss
3 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.62%) Apache
3 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.88%) 3G
3 12 (7.41%) 2G
4 11 (6.79%) Wireshark
4 11 (6.79%) SDH
5 10 (6.17%) 2.5G
6 9 (5.56%) 4G
7 4 (2.47%) IPsec
7 4 (2.47%) ASN.1
8 3 (1.85%) IPv4
8 3 (1.85%) IPv6
9 2 (1.23%) Internet
9 2 (1.23%) DVB
9 2 (1.23%) Wireless
9 2 (1.23%) GPRS
9 2 (1.23%) GSM
9 2 (1.23%) DLNA
9 2 (1.23%) Multicast
10 1 (0.62%) Network Security
10 1 (0.62%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (19.14%) Subversion
2 27 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 22 (13.58%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (9.26%) Visual Studio
6 14 (8.64%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (6.17%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.32%) ClearQuest
9 5 (3.09%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.09%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.47%) GCC
11 3 (1.85%) GDB
11 3 (1.85%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.85%) Maven
11 3 (1.85%) JUnit
12 1 (0.62%) Apache Ivy
12 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.62%) GoogleTest
General
1 15 (9.26%) Electronics
2 11 (6.79%) Finance
3 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.09%) Games
6 3 (1.85%) Retail
6 3 (1.85%) Billing
7 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.23%) Avionics
7 2 (1.23%) Military
8 1 (0.62%) Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (45.06%) Developer
2 63 (38.89%) Software Engineer
3 39 (24.07%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.02%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Analyst
5 11 (6.79%) Software Developer
6 10 (6.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.32%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.47%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.47%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 4 (2.47%) C++/Java Developer
12 4 (2.47%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (2.47%) C++ Software Developer
12 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.67%) Web Services
2 23 (14.20%) .NET
3 19 (11.73%) STL
4 15 (9.26%) HTML
5 12 (7.41%) XML
6 10 (6.17%) Spring
7 9 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.94%) CSS
8 8 (4.94%) GWT
8 8 (4.94%) REST
9 7 (4.32%) SOAP
9 7 (4.32%) OpenGL
10 6 (3.70%) JSP
11 5 (3.09%) Ajax
11 5 (3.09%) WPF
11 5 (3.09%) LINQ
12 4 (2.47%) Middleware
12 4 (2.47%) XSLT
12 4 (2.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.17%) Client/Server
2 10 (6.17%) Mathematics
3 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.32%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (4.32%) Smartcard
6 5 (3.09%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.47%) Physics
7 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.23%) DTV
8 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.23%) MPEG
8 2 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.62%) SystemC
9 1 (0.62%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.99%) Linux
2 28 (17.28%) Windows
3 11 (6.79%) UNIX
4 8 (4.94%) Android
5 7 (4.32%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.32%) Windows CE
6 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (0.62%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (23.46%) OO
4 33 (20.37%) UML
5 25 (15.43%) OOD
6 22 (13.58%) Scrum
7 21 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 14 (8.64%) Release Management
10 12 (7.41%) Multithreading
11 10 (6.17%) Information Management
11 10 (6.17%) Embedded Software Development
12 9 (5.56%) Software Testing
12 9 (5.56%) Configuration Management
13 8 (4.94%) Requirements Engineering
14 7 (4.32%) Software Architecture
14 7 (4.32%) TDD
15 6 (3.70%) Android Development
16 5 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
16 5 (3.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.72%) Java
2 52 (32.10%) C
3 45 (27.78%) Python
4 39 (24.07%) C#
5 35 (21.60%) Bash Shell
6 31 (19.14%) Ruby
7 30 (18.52%) Perl
8 25 (15.43%) SQL
9 16 (9.88%) JavaScript
10 13 (8.02%) Embedded C
11 12 (7.41%) Embedded C++
12 10 (6.17%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.70%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.47%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.47%) Ada
15 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.23%) VB
15 2 (1.23%) VB6
15 2 (1.23%) GLSL
16 1 (0.62%) AWK
Qualifications
1 73 (45.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (24.07%) DV Cleared
3 35 (21.60%) SC Cleared
4 18 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PhD
6 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.62%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (4.94%) Oracle
1 8 (4.94%) Google
2 7 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.09%) Borland
4 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.23%) Luciad
5 1 (0.62%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.62%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.62%) Atmel
5 1 (0.62%) OpenText
5 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
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