Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 54 48
Rank change year-on-year -27 -6 +26
Contract jobs citing C++ 126 221 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.29% 3.79% 4.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.15% 9.27% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 112 119
South West median daily rate £326 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +6.67% -4.46%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £291
90th Percentile £443 £550 £456
England median daily rate £550 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +18.92% -5.13% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 70
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £34.30 £32.35 £31.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.33 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.75 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.27% +2.50% +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 2050 2384 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.30% 40.88% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1542 1669
South West median daily rate £375 £358 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% -4.16% +6.57%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £500 £506 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 153 171
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £39.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +0.64% +9.03%
10th Percentile £19.90 £20.79 £20.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.85 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +15.87%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Gloucestershire -9 42 £356 -20.83% 6
Bristol +16 36 £375 +15.38% 14
Dorset +7 19 £325 -7.14% 5
Wiltshire -21 9 £344 +9.13% 7
Devon -31 7 £327 -18.25% 3
Somerset -15 6 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 75 (59.52%) Software Engineering
2 54 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 52 (41.27%) C
4 49 (38.89%) Linux
5 46 (36.51%) Java
6 43 (34.13%) SC Cleared
7 39 (30.95%) UML
8 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (26.19%) C#
10 31 (24.60%) OO
11 29 (23.02%) Windows
12 23 (18.25%) Degree
12 23 (18.25%) Rational DOORS
12 23 (18.25%) Rational Rhapsody
13 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
14 20 (15.87%) Python
15 19 (15.08%) Visual Studio
16 16 (12.70%) SDLC
17 14 (11.11%) Multithreading
17 14 (11.11%) Mathematics
17 14 (11.11%) SQL
17 14 (11.11%) .NET
17 14 (11.11%) Eclipse
18 13 (10.32%) Wireshark
18 13 (10.32%) GDB
19 12 (9.52%) Scrum
19 12 (9.52%) NetBeans
20 11 (8.73%) Validation
21 10 (7.94%) Open Source
22 9 (7.14%) Data Extraction

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 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) PaaS
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) Wireshark
2 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.38%) PCoIP
4 2 (1.59%) LTE
5 1 (0.79%) 3G
5 1 (0.79%) 4G
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) DNS
5 1 (0.79%) GSM
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.79%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) SNMP
5 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) Big Data
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (18.25%) Rational DOORS
1 23 (18.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 19 (15.08%) Visual Studio
3 14 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 13 (10.32%) GDB
5 12 (9.52%) NetBeans
6 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.97%) Selenium
7 5 (3.97%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.17%) JMeter
8 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.17%) Subversion
9 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.38%) JIRA
9 3 (2.38%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.59%) Ant
11 1 (0.79%) C++Builder
11 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.79%) JUnit
11 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 9 (7.14%) Electronics
2 8 (6.35%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.17%) Automotive
4 3 (2.38%) Avionics
4 3 (2.38%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) Games
4 3 (2.38%) Military
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (52.38%) Software Engineer
2 46 (36.51%) Developer
3 33 (26.19%) C++ Developer
3 33 (26.19%) C++ Software Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 15 (11.90%) C++ Software Developer
6 13 (10.32%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.94%) C++/Java Developer
7 10 (7.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Java Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
10 7 (5.56%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) Web Services
2 6 (4.76%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) SOAP
4 4 (3.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (3.17%) JSON
4 4 (3.17%) Qt
4 4 (3.17%) XSD
4 4 (3.17%) Yocto
5 3 (2.38%) Apache Camel
5 3 (2.38%) J2EE
5 3 (2.38%) JPA
5 3 (2.38%) MFC
5 3 (2.38%) Spring
5 3 (2.38%) STL
6 2 (1.59%) CSS
6 2 (1.59%) HTML
6 2 (1.59%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.59%) RESTful
6 2 (1.59%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (3.97%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.17%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) ASIC
7 1 (0.79%) CESG
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Life Science
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.89%) Linux
2 29 (23.02%) Windows
3 6 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.17%) AIX
4 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.17%) Unix
5 3 (2.38%) VMS
6 2 (1.59%) Android
6 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.59%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (59.52%) Software Engineering
2 39 (30.95%) UML
3 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.60%) OO
5 16 (12.70%) SDLC
6 14 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 14 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 12 (9.52%) Scrum
8 11 (8.73%) Validation
9 10 (7.94%) Open Source
10 9 (7.14%) Data Extraction
10 9 (7.14%) OOD
11 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.76%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.76%) OOP
13 5 (3.97%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.97%) Embedded Software Development
14 4 (3.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.27%) C
2 46 (36.51%) Java
3 33 (26.19%) C#
4 20 (15.87%) Python
5 14 (11.11%) SQL
6 9 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 9 (7.14%) Embedded C++
7 6 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.17%) Perl
9 4 (3.17%) Ruby
10 3 (2.38%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.59%) Ada
11 2 (1.59%) Groovy
11 2 (1.59%) SOQL
11 2 (1.59%) SOSL
12 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.79%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 54 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (34.13%) SC Cleared
3 23 (18.25%) Degree
4 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.59%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.79%) DO-254
3 1 (0.79%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) MISRA
3 1 (0.79%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Firmware
1 4 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) KVM
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) Packer
2 2 (1.59%) Ansible
2 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle
2 5 (3.97%) IBM
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (2.38%) Luciad
3 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.38%) Sencha
4 2 (1.59%) Borland
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) CA
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) Serena
5 1 (0.79%) VMware