Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 47 21
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 16 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.47% 2.14% 6.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.96% 4.26% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Somerset median daily rate £369 £417 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% - -
South West median daily rate £314 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -16.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 23
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% +24.26% -10.11%
10th Percentile £40.40 £39.85 £32.50
90th Percentile £43.15 £53.75 £45.75
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.71% +3.55% +0.60%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 230 235 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 49.89% 50.21% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 150 101
Somerset median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £263 £299 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £450
South West median daily rate £400 £378 £363
% change year-on-year +5.96% +4.14% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 34
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +26.98% -6.25%
10th Percentile £38.05 £40.45 £31.50
90th Percentile £43.23 £53.75 £45.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -2.30% +4.19% +9.15%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Somerset

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Somerset

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Somerset

C++
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil +11 11 - - 3
Bath - 3 £306 - 7
Portishead - 2 £425 -
C++
South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for C++.

1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) UML
3 7 (43.75%) OO
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (31.25%) Time Management
5 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Ada
6 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Pthreads
8 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
8 2 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) CPLD
8 2 (12.50%) CUDA
8 2 (12.50%) OOD
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) STL
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 2 (12.50%) Doxygen
8 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Firmware

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (12.50%) Doxygen
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Optical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Pthreads
1 2 (12.50%) STL
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (6.25%) Flash
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
2 1 (6.25%) Pixi.js
2 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (6.25%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CPLD
1 2 (12.50%) CUDA
1 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (31.25%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) OOD
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Game Development
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Ada
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware