The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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++ Software Developer
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 137 140
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.10% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £430 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £325
% change year-on-year -2.27% +35.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £31.50 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £41.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6431 6439
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 434 790
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £44.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured C++ Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Developer in the South West

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Developer in the South West

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Developer in the South West

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Software Developer in the South West

C++ Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £430 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Somerset -10 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
C++ Software Developer
England

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, C++ Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring C++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) C
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) OOD
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) Luciad
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms
5 1 (11.11%) JPA
5 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (11.11%) GDB

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) GDB
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
1 1 (11.11%) JPA
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) C
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Luciad