Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 96 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 -45 -5
Contract jobs citing C++ 167 122 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.64% 2.16% 3.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.54% 5.68% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 37 104
South West median daily rate £355 £348 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% -10.32% +3.33%
10th Percentile £272 £303 £277
90th Percentile £575 £441 £550
England median daily rate £525 £550 £463
% change year-on-year -4.55% +18.92% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 45
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% -1.19%
10th Percentile £38.55 £32.85 £32.90
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.30 £49.15
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%

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 2,554 2,148 2,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.45% 38.04% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 1,324 1,510
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -2.03%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 103 142
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.18%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.80 £20.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.20 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.13%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +2 47 £280 -25.33% 81
Wiltshire +20 45 £525 +40.00% 20
Gloucestershire -10 30 £439 +21.03% 29
Somerset +5 24 £388 -8.82% 7
Dorset -9 6 £370 +13.85% 20
Devon -8 1 - - 17
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for C++.

1 96 (57.49%) Software Engineering
2 85 (50.90%) C
3 59 (35.33%) Linux
4 57 (34.13%) Java
5 52 (31.14%) Security Cleared
6 45 (26.95%) Python
7 42 (25.15%) C#
8 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (21.56%) SC Cleared
10 27 (16.17%) Test Automation
11 25 (14.97%) Web Services
11 25 (14.97%) XML
12 24 (14.37%) OO
13 23 (13.77%) Windows
14 22 (13.17%) SOAP
14 22 (13.17%) Embedded C++
14 22 (13.17%) Degree
14 22 (13.17%) JSON
15 21 (12.57%) UML
16 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
17 19 (11.38%) PowerShell
18 18 (10.78%) DV Cleared
19 17 (10.18%) SDLC
20 16 (9.58%) Docker
20 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (9.58%) Finance
20 16 (9.58%) Embedded C
20 16 (9.58%) JSP
20 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
20 16 (9.58%) Computer Science

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 2 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.60%) JBoss
2 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Simulink
2 1 (0.60%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.60%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.19%) Bluetooth
1 12 (7.19%) Wireshark
2 9 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.40%) IPsec
3 4 (2.40%) Network Security
3 4 (2.40%) Software-Defined Radio
3 4 (2.40%) Wireless
4 3 (1.80%) Internet
4 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.20%) Firewall
5 2 (1.20%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.60%) HTTP
6 1 (0.60%) Junos
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) RS-232
6 1 (0.60%) RS-485
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
6 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.59%) Blockchain
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.60%) Big Data
3 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (5.39%) GDB
3 6 (3.59%) JMeter
3 6 (3.59%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.99%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.40%) JIRA
5 4 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.80%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 3 (1.80%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.20%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.60%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.60%) Subversion
8 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Banking
3 12 (7.19%) Aerospace
4 8 (4.79%) Electronics
5 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.80%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Avionics
8 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (42.51%) Software Engineer
2 41 (24.55%) Developer
3 26 (15.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 21 (12.57%) Embedded Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) Test Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) Architect
6 17 (10.18%) C++ Developer
6 17 (10.18%) Software Developer
7 14 (8.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 13 (7.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (7.19%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (6.59%) C# Developer
11 10 (5.99%) Applications Architect
11 10 (5.99%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 10 (5.99%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (5.39%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 7 (4.19%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (4.19%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 6 (3.59%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.97%) Web Services
1 25 (14.97%) XML
2 22 (13.17%) JSON
2 22 (13.17%) SOAP
3 16 (9.58%) JSP
4 10 (5.99%) .NET
5 9 (5.39%) REST
5 9 (5.39%) WPF
5 9 (5.39%) XSD
6 7 (4.19%) Qt
7 6 (3.59%) Middleware
8 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.40%) HTML
8 4 (2.40%) OAuth
8 4 (2.40%) STL
9 3 (1.80%) CSS
9 3 (1.80%) RESTful
9 3 (1.80%) Universal Windows Platform
10 2 (1.20%) Django
10 2 (1.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (9.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.59%) DataPower
2 6 (3.59%) Device Driver
3 5 (2.99%) 3D Printing
3 5 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.99%) User Experience
4 4 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.80%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.80%) Verilog
5 3 (1.80%) VHDL
6 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.20%) Contactless
6 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.20%) iPad
6 2 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.33%) Linux
2 23 (13.77%) Windows
3 9 (5.39%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (4.19%) Unix
5 5 (2.99%) Android
6 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.20%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.60%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (57.49%) Software Engineering
2 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.17%) Test Automation
4 24 (14.37%) OO
5 21 (12.57%) UML
6 17 (10.18%) SDLC
7 15 (8.98%) Critical Thinking
7 15 (8.98%) DSDM
7 15 (8.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (8.98%) Information Security
7 15 (8.98%) TOGAF
8 14 (8.38%) Multithreading
9 13 (7.78%) IT Strategy
9 13 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (7.78%) Unit Testing
10 12 (7.19%) Mathematics
10 12 (7.19%) Scrum
10 12 (7.19%) Validation
11 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (5.39%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (50.90%) C
2 57 (34.13%) Java
3 45 (26.95%) Python
4 42 (25.15%) C#
5 22 (13.17%) Embedded C++
6 19 (11.38%) PowerShell
7 16 (9.58%) Embedded C
7 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.59%) Ada
9 10 (5.99%) SQL
10 9 (5.39%) Go
11 7 (4.19%) VB
12 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.80%) PHP
13 3 (1.80%) Rust
14 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.20%) Ruby
15 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 52 (31.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.56%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.17%) Degree
4 18 (10.78%) DV Cleared
5 15 (8.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.60%) GIAC
7 1 (0.60%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) SANS
7 1 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.98%) HMG Infosec
1 15 (8.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 15 (8.98%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.20%) MISRA
3 1 (0.60%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.60%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.60%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.60%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) Firmware
3 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.99%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) Serena
3 7 (4.19%) HP
4 5 (2.99%) CA
4 5 (2.99%) Micro Focus
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle
5 2 (1.20%) Apple
6 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.60%) Freescale
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) Juniper
6 1 (0.60%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.60%) Sage