The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 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++
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 +38  
Contract jobs citing C++ 30 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.64% 5.07% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.54% 11.06% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 3
Median daily rate £393 £415 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.42% +29.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 193 217 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 36.28% 45.88% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 154 217
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £14.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.14% -18.57%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in South Wales

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in South Wales

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in South Wales

C++
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Cardiff - 15 £360 - 1
Newport -8 2 £425 +8.97% 1
Caerphilly - 2 £426 - 1
C++
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for C++.

1 42 (80.77%) Software Engineering
2 33 (63.46%) UML
3 20 (38.46%) OO
3 20 (38.46%) Windows
4 17 (32.69%) OOD
4 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
5 16 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 16 (30.77%) Change Control
5 16 (30.77%) SDLC
5 16 (30.77%) Multithreaded Programming
6 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (19.23%) MISRA C
8 10 (19.23%) MISRA
8 10 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (17.31%) Use Case
9 9 (17.31%) Human Factors
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
9 9 (17.31%) Subversion
10 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 8 (15.38%) Def Stans
11 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
11 7 (13.46%) Release Management
11 7 (13.46%) HL7
11 7 (13.46%) Static Code Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) SoapUI
11 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 6 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (11.54%) JCAPS
1 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (17.31%) Subversion
4 7 (13.46%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
1 4 (7.69%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (78.85%) Software Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 4 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (1.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) SOAP
1 7 (13.46%) XML
1 7 (13.46%) XSLT
2 6 (11.54%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (5.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.77%) Flask
4 3 (5.77%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.77%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (3.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Life Science
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Software Engineering
2 33 (63.46%) UML
3 20 (38.46%) OO
4 17 (32.69%) OOD
5 16 (30.77%) Change Control
5 16 (30.77%) Multithreaded Programming
5 16 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 16 (30.77%) SDLC
6 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
6 9 (17.31%) Human Factors
6 9 (17.31%) Use Case
7 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
8 7 (13.46%) Migration
8 7 (13.46%) Project Management
8 7 (13.46%) Release Management
8 7 (13.46%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
8 7 (13.46%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
2 5 (9.62%) C
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) MISRA
1 10 (19.23%) MISRA C
2 8 (15.38%) Def Stans
3 7 (13.46%) HL7
4 3 (5.77%) DO-178B
4 3 (5.77%) IEC 61508
4 3 (5.77%) ISO 26262
5 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Green Hills
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Fiorano
3 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) InterSystems
4 3 (5.77%) CA
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Intel