Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 December 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++
England > South West
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -39 -3 +16
Contract jobs citing C++ 123 207 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.23% 3.71% 3.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.85% 9.14% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 101 117
South West median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £270
90th Percentile £449 £550 £453
England median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 66
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.18 £32.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.33 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2103 2265 2528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.12% 40.55% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1475 1691
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £495
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 149 166
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.90 £20.40 £19.52
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.60 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +19.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the South West

C++
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++ in the South West.

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

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the South West

C++
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++ in the South West.

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

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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

C++
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++ within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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
Bristol -6 31 £275 -31.25% 17
Gloucestershire -16 27 £363 -17.61% 12
Dorset +4 21 £325 -7.14% 17
Somerset -5 17 £425 -
Wiltshire -17 9 £375 +25.00% 4
Devon -13 7 £327 +3.81% 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West region with a requirement for C++.

1 71 (57.72%) Software Engineering
2 55 (44.72%) Java
3 49 (39.84%) C
4 46 (37.40%) Linux
5 42 (34.15%) Security Cleared
6 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (32.52%) C#
8 36 (29.27%) UML
9 32 (26.02%) SC Cleared
10 26 (21.14%) Windows
10 26 (21.14%) OO
11 25 (20.33%) Python
12 24 (19.51%) Visual Studio
12 24 (19.51%) Computer Science
13 23 (18.70%) Degree
14 21 (17.07%) Rational Rhapsody
15 20 (16.26%) Rational DOORS
15 20 (16.26%) SQL
15 20 (16.26%) .NET
16 19 (15.45%) Eclipse
17 16 (13.01%) Multithreading
18 15 (12.20%) Scrum
19 14 (11.38%) XML
19 14 (11.38%) Mathematics
20 13 (10.57%) Ruby
20 13 (10.57%) JavaScript
21 12 (9.76%) Wireshark
21 12 (9.76%) GDB
22 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
22 11 (8.94%) Jenkins

C++
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.50%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.25%) nginx
3 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (3.25%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.25%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) Wireshark
2 7 (5.69%) HTTP
2 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.44%) PCoIP
4 2 (1.63%) LTE
4 2 (1.63%) Wireless
5 1 (0.81%) 3G
5 1 (0.81%) 4G
5 1 (0.81%) Broadband
5 1 (0.81%) GSM
5 1 (0.81%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.81%) SMS
5 1 (0.81%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) Big Data
2 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.25%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Visual Studio
2 21 (17.07%) Rational Rhapsody
3 20 (16.26%) Rational DOORS
4 19 (15.45%) Eclipse
5 12 (9.76%) GDB
6 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.94%) NetBeans
6 11 (8.94%) Selenium
6 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
7 10 (8.13%) JIRA
8 8 (6.50%) JUnit
9 7 (5.69%) Ant
9 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
9 7 (5.69%) HP UFT
9 7 (5.69%) Maven
10 6 (4.88%) Subversion
11 4 (3.25%) JMeter
11 4 (3.25%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.44%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (8.94%) Electronics
2 6 (4.88%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.07%) Finance
4 4 (3.25%) Automotive
5 3 (2.44%) Avionics
5 3 (2.44%) Games
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Military
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (51.22%) Software Engineer
2 40 (32.52%) Developer
3 30 (24.39%) C++ Developer
4 29 (23.58%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (10.57%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.94%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.94%) Java Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) C++ Software Developer
7 10 (8.13%) C++/Java Developer
7 10 (8.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Test Automation Manager
11 5 (4.07%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) .NET
2 14 (11.38%) XML
3 11 (8.94%) SOAP
4 9 (7.32%) CSS
4 9 (7.32%) HTML
5 8 (6.50%) Web Services
6 7 (5.69%) Gherkin
6 7 (5.69%) jQuery
6 7 (5.69%) REST
7 5 (4.07%) JSON
7 5 (4.07%) Qt
8 4 (3.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (3.25%) Node.js
8 4 (3.25%) React
8 4 (3.25%) RESTful
8 4 (3.25%) XSD
9 3 (2.44%) J2EE
10 2 (1.63%) MFC
10 2 (1.63%) Visualforce
10 2 (1.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.25%) iPad
4 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.44%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) Acoustics
6 2 (1.63%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.81%) iSeries
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.40%) Linux
2 26 (21.14%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) AIX
3 6 (4.88%) Unix
4 3 (2.44%) Android
4 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.44%) VMS
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.63%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (57.72%) Software Engineering
2 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) UML
4 26 (21.14%) OO
5 16 (13.01%) Multithreading
6 15 (12.20%) Scrum
7 14 (11.38%) Mathematics
8 11 (8.94%) Validation
9 10 (8.13%) TDD
9 10 (8.13%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.32%) BDD
10 9 (7.32%) Data Extraction
10 9 (7.32%) Open Source
11 8 (6.50%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.69%) SDLC
12 7 (5.69%) Software Testing
12 7 (5.69%) Waterfall
13 5 (4.07%) Analytical Thinking
13 5 (4.07%) DevOps
13 5 (4.07%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.72%) Java
2 49 (39.84%) C
3 40 (32.52%) C#
4 25 (20.33%) Python
5 20 (16.26%) SQL
6 13 (10.57%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.57%) Ruby
7 11 (8.94%) Groovy
8 8 (6.50%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.50%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.69%) VBScript
10 6 (4.88%) Embedded C++
10 6 (4.88%) Jython
11 5 (4.07%) MATLAB
12 4 (3.25%) Perl
13 3 (2.44%) Ada
13 3 (2.44%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.63%) SOQL
14 2 (1.63%) SOSL
15 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 32 (26.02%) SC Cleared
3 23 (18.70%) Degree
4 8 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.25%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.81%) KVM
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (4.07%) Ansible
2 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.07%) Puppet
3 4 (3.25%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.44%) Packer
5 1 (0.81%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 7 (5.69%) CA
1 7 (5.69%) HP
2 5 (4.07%) IBM
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle
4 3 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.63%) Borland
5 2 (1.63%) Sencha
6 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.81%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) Luciad
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Serena
6 1 (0.81%) VMware