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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 71 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 79 65 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 2.91% 4.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.75% 7.81% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 65
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£425 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £12.75 £32.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.75 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
1170 832 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.16% 37.21% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 587
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 29 £405 -7.42% 14
Dorset +14 22 £438 +143.05% 13
Bristol -9 10 £320 +16.36% 38
Somerset -14 10 £395 +31.66% 17
Wiltshire -24 2 £425 +30.76% 9
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 5
C++
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (46.27%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.54%) Software Engineering
3 54 (40.30%) Linux
4 53 (39.55%) C
5 52 (38.81%) Java
6 37 (27.61%) OO
7 32 (23.88%) Python
8 31 (23.13%) C#
8 31 (23.13%) SC Cleared
8 31 (23.13%) DV Cleared
9 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (21.64%) Windows
11 25 (18.66%) UML
11 25 (18.66%) .NET
12 19 (14.18%) SQL
13 18 (13.43%) Scrum
14 17 (12.69%) Embedded C
14 17 (12.69%) Ruby
14 17 (12.69%) Requirements Analysis
14 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (11.94%) Rational DOORS
16 15 (11.19%) Subversion
16 15 (11.19%) Perl
16 15 (11.19%) UNIX
16 15 (11.19%) Telecoms
16 15 (11.19%) Embedded Systems
17 14 (10.45%) Oracle
18 13 (9.70%) ClearCase
19 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
19 12 (8.96%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.24%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) GIMP
1 1 (0.75%) Simulink
1 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.75%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.22%) Multicast
3 5 (3.73%) LTE
4 4 (2.99%) Internet
4 4 (2.99%) 3G
5 3 (2.24%) AMQP
5 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.24%) Wireless
5 3 (2.24%) GSM
5 3 (2.24%) UMTS
6 2 (1.49%) 4G
7 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.75%) TETRA
7 1 (0.75%) DVB
7 1 (0.75%) RTP
7 1 (0.75%) LDAP
7 1 (0.75%) VoIP
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) MySQL
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (11.19%) Subversion
3 13 (9.70%) ClearCase
4 9 (6.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (5.97%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.48%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.73%) Maven
7 5 (3.73%) Ant
7 5 (3.73%) JUnit
7 5 (3.73%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.49%) JIRA
10 2 (1.49%) Valgrind
10 2 (1.49%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.75%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 15 (11.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.46%) Electronics
3 5 (3.73%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.99%) Back Office
5 3 (2.24%) Automotive
5 3 (2.24%) Games
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.49%) Avionics
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Finance
7 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (52.99%) Developer
2 44 (32.84%) Software Engineer
3 43 (32.09%) C++ Developer
4 10 (7.46%) Software Developer
4 10 (7.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (5.97%) Java Developer
5 8 (5.97%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.97%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) C++/Java Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) C++ Software Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Programmer
9 4 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Graphics Programmer
10 3 (2.24%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.24%) Systems Developer
10 3 (2.24%) C Developer
10 3 (2.24%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) .NET
2 12 (8.96%) WPF
3 10 (7.46%) Web Services
4 9 (6.72%) XML
5 7 (5.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (5.22%) Task Parallel Library
5 7 (5.22%) FFmpeg
5 7 (5.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 7 (5.22%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.48%) CSS
6 6 (4.48%) HTML
6 6 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (4.48%) WF
6 6 (4.48%) OpenMP
6 6 (4.48%) WCF
7 5 (3.73%) jQuery
7 5 (3.73%) wxWidgets
7 5 (3.73%) JPA
7 5 (3.73%) EJB 3.0
7 5 (3.73%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.19%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.22%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.99%) Streaming Video
7 3 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (2.24%) Firmware
8 2 (1.49%) User Experience
8 2 (1.49%) Open Source
8 2 (1.49%) iPad
8 2 (1.49%) iPhone
9 1 (0.75%) CCTV
9 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.75%) IPTV
9 1 (0.75%) SCADA
9 1 (0.75%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.75%) Clustering
9 1 (0.75%) Verilog
9 1 (0.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 54 (40.30%) Linux
2 29 (21.64%) Windows
3 15 (11.19%) UNIX
4 9 (6.72%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.97%) Android
6 5 (3.73%) Solaris
7 3 (2.24%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Debian
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.54%) Software Engineering
2 37 (27.61%) OO
3 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (18.66%) UML
5 18 (13.43%) Scrum
6 17 (12.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.96%) Release Management
8 11 (8.21%) Multithreading
8 11 (8.21%) Change Control
8 11 (8.21%) Validation
8 11 (8.21%) OOP
9 8 (5.97%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.22%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.48%) Signal Processing
11 6 (4.48%) Parallel Programming
12 5 (3.73%) Reverse Engineering
12 5 (3.73%) Service Management
12 5 (3.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.55%) C
2 52 (38.81%) Java
3 32 (23.88%) Python
4 31 (23.13%) C#
5 19 (14.18%) SQL
6 17 (12.69%) Embedded C
6 17 (12.69%) Ruby
7 15 (11.19%) Perl
8 10 (7.46%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.72%) Embedded C++
10 8 (5.97%) MATLAB
11 6 (4.48%) PHP
11 6 (4.48%) VC++
11 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.73%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.99%) VB
13 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.99%) Assembly Language
14 3 (2.24%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 62 (46.27%) Security Cleared
2 31 (23.13%) SC Cleared
2 31 (23.13%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) Degree
4 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CCNA
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Intel
3 5 (3.73%) JBoss
4 3 (2.24%) QNX
5 2 (1.49%) Coverity
6 1 (0.75%) NorthgateArinso
6 1 (0.75%) Telerik
6 1 (0.75%) Sony
6 1 (0.75%) Siemens
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) CODA
6 1 (0.75%) Sun
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
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