Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 42 79
Rank change year-on-year -36 +37 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 44 337 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.27% 5.22% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.97% 12.70% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 116 61
Median daily rate £425 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00% -14.67%
10th Percentile £312 £306 £263
90th Percentile £536 £544 £538
England median daily rate £513 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +13.89% -14.29% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 76 35
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -2.27%
10th Percentile £41.50 £38.00 £38.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.35%

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 631 2,654 2,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.61% 41.12% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 1,661 1,470
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £280
90th Percentile £626 £600 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 161 114
Median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% -1.73%
10th Percentile £28.40 £25.00 £26.98
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.75 £48.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.53 £42.00
% change year-on-year -21.41% +6.03% +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South West.

Daily rate trend for C++ in the South West

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in the South West

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South West.

Hourly rate trend 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 18 September 2020. 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 -5 14 £299 -4.24% 35
Gloucestershire -14 11 £500 +25.00% 19
Wiltshire -4 8 £425 - 2
Somerset +18 4 £320 -48.80% 17
Devon +15 2 - - 4
Dorset +5 1 - - 14
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 23 (52.27%) Linux
1 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
2 21 (47.73%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
3 20 (45.45%) Java
4 16 (36.36%) C
5 13 (29.55%) UML
6 12 (27.27%) Python
6 12 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (25.00%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
8 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
8 10 (22.73%) Web Development
8 10 (22.73%) VB
9 9 (20.45%) Moodle
10 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (18.18%) SQL
10 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.91%) Scrum
11 7 (15.91%) Atlassian
11 7 (15.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (15.91%) JIRA
11 7 (15.91%) Confluence
12 6 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
13 5 (11.36%) .NET
13 5 (11.36%) Web Services

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 9 (20.45%) Moodle
2 7 (15.91%) Confluence
3 4 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.55%) 5G
2 2 (4.55%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (15.91%) JIRA
3 6 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (11.36%) GoogleTest
5 4 (9.09%) NetBeans
6 3 (6.82%) CppUnit
6 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.82%) GDB
6 3 (6.82%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.27%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (2.27%) Polyspace
7 1 (2.27%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
1 2 (4.55%) Electronics
1 2 (4.55%) Law
1 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 18 (40.91%) Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Web Developer
4 9 (20.45%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
8 4 (9.09%) C++ Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Backend Developer
9 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.82%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Java Web Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Python Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) CORBA
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) OpenCV
3 3 (6.82%) Yocto
4 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.55%) JSP
4 2 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.27%) Velocity
5 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Analogue Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.27%) Verilog
2 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.27%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
2 13 (29.55%) UML
3 12 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (22.73%) Web Development
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) SDLC
8 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.82%) OO
9 3 (6.82%) OOD
10 2 (4.55%) Decision-Making
10 2 (4.55%) Multithreaded Programming
10 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
11 1 (2.27%) FPGA Design
11 1 (2.27%) Server Management
11 1 (2.27%) Situational Awareness
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C#
2 20 (45.45%) Java
3 16 (36.36%) C
4 12 (27.27%) Python
5 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 10 (22.73%) VB
6 8 (18.18%) SQL
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) VBA
8 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.27%) Ada
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.27%) Lua
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Atlassian
2 5 (11.36%) Google
3 2 (4.55%) Atmel
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat