The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 26 April 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++
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 56 34
Rank change year-on-year +34 -22  
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.70% 0.83% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 1.35% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
Median daily rate £418 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.28% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +2.25% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 135 222 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 42.32% 61.16% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 159 90
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.81 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.65% -39.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Cardiff

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Cardiff

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Cardiff

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for C++.

1 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 13 (54.17%) UML
3 8 (33.33%) OO
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) OOD
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 6 (25.00%) Change Control
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
4 6 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) Human Factors
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) MySQL
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
7 3 (12.50%) CA
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Military
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.50%) SQLite
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (12.50%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.17%) Android Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Gradle
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior C Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Android Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (12.50%) Flask
2 3 (12.50%) HTML5
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (8.33%) OAuth
4 1 (4.17%) Android NDK
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) OpenCV
4 1 (4.17%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.17%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 13 (54.17%) UML
3 8 (33.33%) OO
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Change Control
4 6 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 6 (25.00%) OOD
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Human Factors
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
6 3 (12.50%) Hazard Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Cross-Platform Development
7 2 (8.33%) Informatics
7 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Def Stans
1 3 (12.50%) DO-178B
1 3 (12.50%) IEC 61508
1 3 (12.50%) ISO26262
1 3 (12.50%) MISRA
1 3 (12.50%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) CA
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle