The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C++
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 32 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.49% 1.56% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.04% 8.06% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 5
Median daily rate £500 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +3.12% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.92% -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 114 62 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.02% 19.38% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 66 135
Median daily rate £425 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £564 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Bedfordshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Bedfordshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Bedfordshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Bedfordshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Luton +8 15 £500 - 1
C++
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) E-Commerce
2 13 (81.25%) SOA
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) User Stories
2 13 (81.25%) Microservices
3 12 (75.00%) REST
3 12 (75.00%) SOAP
4 8 (50.00%) API Development
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (12.50%) VectorCAST
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Ada
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
7 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
7 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
7 1 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) Finance
7 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (6.25%) Military
7 1 (6.25%) CATIA
7 1 (6.25%) PLM

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
1 1 (6.25%) CATIA
1 1 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (12.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Designer
1 13 (81.25%) Senior Designer
2 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) REST
1 12 (75.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) E-Commerce
1 13 (81.25%) Microservices
1 13 (81.25%) SOA
1 13 (81.25%) User Stories
2 8 (50.00%) API Development
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) AOP
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) PLM
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Ada
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft