The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 13 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing C++ 2 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 8.64% 10.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 17.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 15
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 40 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 71
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Cheltenham

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cheltenham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for C++.

1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) C
3 5 (41.67%) Embedded C
3 5 (41.67%) Embedded C++
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) VC++
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
7 1 (8.33%) Spring
7 1 (8.33%) JSF
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) VHDL
7 1 (8.33%) Verilog
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (8.33%) OOD
7 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) EasyMock
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) DCOM
1 1 (8.33%) EJB
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
1 1 (8.33%) JSF
1 1 (8.33%) MFC
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (8.33%) Verilog
2 1 (8.33%) VHDL
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
4 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
2 5 (41.67%) Embedded C
2 5 (41.67%) Embedded C++
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VC++
5 1 (8.33%) Ada
5 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Altera
1 1 (8.33%) Motorola
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Xilinx