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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 19 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs citing C++ 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.29% 8.00% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.67% 19.51% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £344 £461 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 60 41 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 36.81% 41.00% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 15
Median daily rate £348 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 6
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.65 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.22% -31.66%  
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Portsmouth

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for C++.

1 12 (80.00%) XML
2 11 (73.33%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) MySQL
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Eclipse
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Client/Server
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) C#
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) MFC
4 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (60.00%) MVC
4 9 (60.00%) XML Messaging
5 8 (53.33%) SDLC
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (46.67%) JIRA
6 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Data Transformation
7 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (40.00%) Validation
7 6 (40.00%) WCF
7 6 (40.00%) Replication
7 6 (40.00%) Telerik

C++
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) MySQL
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Eclipse
2 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) Java Developer
3 10 (66.67%) C++ Developer
4 9 (60.00%) C++/Java Developer
5 6 (40.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 6 (40.00%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (40.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C/C++ Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Test Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) MFC
2 9 (60.00%) XML Messaging
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) JavaFX
4 2 (13.33%) JPA
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) JSF
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (13.33%) Servlets
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) XSL
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) MVC
3 8 (53.33%) SDLC
4 7 (46.67%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) Code Coverage
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (40.00%) Data Transformation
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (40.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (13.33%) Network Management
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SysML
6 2 (13.33%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) XML Parsing
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Tcl
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) Telerik