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 30 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.

C++
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 61 39
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22  
Contract jobs citing C++ 22 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.85% 1.82% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.21% 3.42% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 8
Median daily rate £416 £385 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £501 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 239 292 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.78% 53.28% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 201 146
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Cardiff +29 15 £418 +19.28% 2
C++
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for C++.

1 32 (82.05%) Software Engineering
2 24 (61.54%) UML
3 19 (48.72%) OO
4 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
4 14 (35.90%) OOD
4 14 (35.90%) Change Control
4 14 (35.90%) SDLC
4 14 (35.90%) Multithreaded Programming
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (17.95%) Military
8 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (15.38%) MISRA C
9 6 (15.38%) MISRA
10 5 (12.82%) ISO26262
10 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.82%) IEC 61508
10 5 (12.82%) DO-178B
10 5 (12.82%) Hazard Analysis
10 5 (12.82%) Def Stans
10 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (12.82%) CA
10 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (12.82%) C
10 5 (12.82%) C#

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 3 (7.69%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SNMP
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
1 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.56%) Gradle
General
1 7 (17.95%) Military
2 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) Software Engineer
2 17 (43.59%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior C Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (7.69%) Flask
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
1 3 (7.69%) ZeroMQ
2 2 (5.13%) HTML5
2 2 (5.13%) OAuth
2 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.56%) Android NDK
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) OpenCV
3 1 (2.56%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Software Engineering
2 24 (61.54%) UML
3 19 (48.72%) OO
4 14 (35.90%) Change Control
4 14 (35.90%) Multithreaded Programming
4 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
4 14 (35.90%) OOD
4 14 (35.90%) SDLC
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) Hazard Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (12.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Human Factors
6 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Use Case
7 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.13%) Informatics
8 2 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
1 5 (12.82%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) MISRA
1 6 (15.38%) MISRA C
2 5 (12.82%) Def Stans
2 5 (12.82%) DO-178B
2 5 (12.82%) IEC 61508
2 5 (12.82%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) CA
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Green Hills