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 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++
South West / Somerset
Rank 19 6 42
Rank change year-on-year -13 +36  
Contract jobs citing C++ 18 44 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.49% 16.67% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.75% 36.67% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £319 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.40 £40.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 Somerset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 122 120 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 57.55% 45.45% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 84
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 8
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +17.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil -1 13 - -
Bath - 2 £425 - 1
C++
South West

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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 Somerset region with a requirement for C++.

1 31 (91.18%) Software Engineering
2 25 (73.53%) UML
3 24 (70.59%) Java
3 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (67.65%) C#
5 22 (64.71%) Scrum
5 22 (64.71%) Time Management
6 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
6 21 (61.76%) OO
7 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
8 11 (32.35%) User Experience
9 10 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (26.47%) Eclipse
11 7 (20.59%) Aerospace
12 6 (17.65%) Ada
12 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
12 6 (17.65%) JIRA
12 6 (17.65%) RIA
13 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
13 5 (14.71%) Change Control
14 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 4 (11.76%) Finance
14 4 (11.76%) Linux
14 4 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (11.76%) Lua
15 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
15 3 (8.82%) SQL
15 3 (8.82%) Apache
15 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
15 3 (8.82%) HTML

C++
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Apache
1 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (26.47%) Eclipse
3 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.59%) Aerospace
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Software Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) Java Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Java Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Software Developer
7 4 (11.76%) C++ Developer
7 4 (11.76%) C++/Java Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Ada Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C++ Applications Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
1 3 (8.82%) JSP
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.94%) GWT
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) User Experience
2 6 (17.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Software Engineering
2 25 (73.53%) UML
3 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (64.71%) Scrum
4 22 (64.71%) Time Management
5 21 (61.76%) OO
6 5 (14.71%) Change Control
7 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
7 3 (8.82%) Web Development
8 2 (5.88%) Secure Coding
9 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
9 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
9 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (2.94%) SDLC
9 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Java
2 23 (67.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) Ada
4 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
5 4 (11.76%) Lua
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Google
1 1 (2.94%) Luciad