The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 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++
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 28 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15  
Contract jobs citing C++ 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.94% 0.67% 4.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.31% 1.89% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £704
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.43% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% -1.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +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 Portsmouth with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 65 53 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 40.12% 35.57% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 18
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Portsmouth

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Portsmouth

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

1 12 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (66.67%) MVC
2 10 (66.67%) XML Messaging
2 10 (66.67%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) MFC
2 10 (66.67%) MySQL
2 10 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 9 (60.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (53.33%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
7 5 (33.33%) JIRA
7 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (26.67%) Data Transformation
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (26.67%) SDLC
8 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (26.67%) Replication
8 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) Code Coverage

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) MySQL
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (33.33%) JIRA
3 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) C++ Developer
3 10 (66.67%) C++/Java Developer
3 10 (66.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) C Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) MFC
1 10 (66.67%) XML
1 10 (66.67%) XML Messaging
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (26.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Data Transformation
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Code Coverage
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Telerik