Period
to 18 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 75 94
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -51
Contract jobs citing C++ 261 146 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.17% 2.75% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.18% 7.01% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 41
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -14.47% -10.59%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £305
90th Percentile £575 £475 £513
England median daily rate £475 £548 £530
% change year-on-year -13.24% +3.30% +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 32 40
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £38.00 £35.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +0.06%

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 2,563 2,084 2,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.94% 39.21% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,611 1,293 1,278
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £265
90th Percentile £600 £550 £513
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 98 121
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% - +10.67%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +17 87 £400 - 39
Bristol +10 78 £313 +0.81% 60
Wiltshire -3 47 £375 +20.00% 21
Dorset +16 23 £350 - 23
Somerset -3 12 £506 +19.12% 13
Devon -3 10 £638 +27.50% 16
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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++.

1 205 (78.54%) Software Engineering
2 132 (50.57%) C
3 112 (42.91%) Linux
4 93 (35.63%) Security Cleared
5 80 (30.65%) C#
6 79 (30.27%) SC Cleared
7 76 (29.12%) Java
8 69 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (22.99%) Python
10 54 (20.69%) UML
11 52 (19.92%) Windows
12 42 (16.09%) Degree
13 31 (11.88%) Telecoms
13 31 (11.88%) OO
14 30 (11.49%) Rational Rhapsody
15 29 (11.11%) JavaScript
15 29 (11.11%) .NET
16 27 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
17 26 (9.96%) Node.js
17 26 (9.96%) DevOps
17 26 (9.96%) Embedded C++
17 26 (9.96%) Computer Science
17 26 (9.96%) DV Cleared
18 25 (9.58%) Unit Testing
18 25 (9.58%) Unix
18 25 (9.58%) Eclipse
18 25 (9.58%) Visual Studio
19 24 (9.20%) Web Services
19 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
19 24 (9.20%) Git (software)

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 11 (4.21%) JBoss
2 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Confluence
4 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.38%) Moodle
4 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (3.45%) Inkscape
2 2 (0.77%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.05%) Ethernet
3 14 (5.36%) Wireshark
4 9 (3.45%) TETRA
5 6 (2.30%) 3G
5 6 (2.30%) 4G
5 6 (2.30%) 5G
5 6 (2.30%) LTE
6 5 (1.92%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.92%) Internet
7 4 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.15%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.15%) RS-232
8 3 (1.15%) RS-485
9 2 (0.77%) Network Security
9 2 (0.77%) Tactical Data Link
9 2 (0.77%) VoIP
9 2 (0.77%) Wireless
10 1 (0.38%) SSH
10 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.60%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.77%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (11.49%) Rational Rhapsody
2 27 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
3 25 (9.58%) Eclipse
3 25 (9.58%) Visual Studio
4 24 (9.20%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.66%) NetBeans
6 14 (5.36%) GDB
7 11 (4.21%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.68%) Eclipse RCP
8 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.68%) JIRA
9 4 (1.53%) Maven
10 3 (1.15%) C++Builder
10 3 (1.15%) gcov
10 3 (1.15%) GoogleTest
10 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.15%) Selenium
10 3 (1.15%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.15%) Subversion
10 3 (1.15%) VectorCAST
General
1 31 (11.88%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.66%) Avionics
3 18 (6.90%) Aerospace
4 16 (6.13%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.98%) Military
6 11 (4.21%) Electronics
6 11 (4.21%) Law
7 7 (2.68%) Automotive
7 7 (2.68%) Finance
8 4 (1.53%) Advertising
8 4 (1.53%) Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 158 (60.54%) Software Engineer
2 57 (21.84%) C++ Software Engineer
3 49 (18.77%) Embedded Engineer
4 46 (17.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 42 (16.09%) Developer
6 19 (7.28%) Test Engineer
7 17 (6.51%) Java Engineer
7 17 (6.51%) Java Software Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.75%) Software Test Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) C# Software Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) C++ Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 7 (2.68%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.68%) C++/C# Developer
12 7 (2.68%) Embedded C Engineer
12 7 (2.68%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 6 (2.30%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.11%) .NET
2 26 (9.96%) Node.js
3 24 (9.20%) Web Services
4 17 (6.51%) AngularJS
5 15 (5.75%) XML
6 14 (5.36%) Qt
7 11 (4.21%) EJB
7 11 (4.21%) Hibernate
7 11 (4.21%) React
7 11 (4.21%) Spring
8 9 (3.45%) ActiveX
8 9 (3.45%) CORBA
8 9 (3.45%) DirectX
8 9 (3.45%) MFC
8 9 (3.45%) OpenGL
8 9 (3.45%) SOAP
9 8 (3.07%) Redux
10 7 (2.68%) JSON
11 5 (1.92%) WinForms
11 5 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.83%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.45%) Device Driver
3 9 (3.45%) Digital Media
4 8 (3.07%) VHDL
5 7 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.92%) ASIC
7 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) CPLD
9 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.38%) IPTV
9 1 (0.38%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.38%) MPEG
9 1 (0.38%) RIA
9 1 (0.38%) STB
Operating Systems
1 112 (42.91%) Linux
2 52 (19.92%) Windows
3 25 (9.58%) Unix
4 19 (7.28%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.30%) FreeRTOS
6 4 (1.53%) ThreadX
7 3 (1.15%) Android
8 2 (0.77%) AIX
8 2 (0.77%) CentOS
8 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (78.54%) Software Engineering
2 69 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (20.69%) UML
4 31 (11.88%) OO
5 26 (9.96%) Computer Science
5 26 (9.96%) DevOps
6 25 (9.58%) Unit Testing
7 20 (7.66%) Mathematics
7 20 (7.66%) Scrum
8 19 (7.28%) SDLC
9 18 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.90%) TDD
10 17 (6.51%) Software Architecture
11 16 (6.13%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (6.13%) Software Testing
12 14 (5.36%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (5.36%) OOD
13 12 (4.60%) Embedded Software Development
13 12 (4.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 132 (50.57%) C
2 80 (30.65%) C#
3 76 (29.12%) Java
4 60 (22.99%) Python
5 29 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 26 (9.96%) Embedded C++
7 20 (7.66%) Ruby
8 19 (7.28%) Embedded C
9 11 (4.21%) Java 8
10 9 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.45%) GLSL
10 9 (3.45%) HLSL
11 8 (3.07%) PHP
11 8 (3.07%) SQL
12 7 (2.68%) Ada
12 7 (2.68%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.30%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.30%) Perl
13 6 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.53%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 93 (35.63%) Security Cleared
2 79 (30.27%) SC Cleared
3 42 (16.09%) Degree
4 26 (9.96%) DV Cleared
5 15 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.77%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.77%) OSCP
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 7 (2.68%) DO-178B
2 7 (2.68%) MISRA
3 5 (1.92%) IEC 61508
4 4 (1.53%) HMG Infosec
4 4 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.53%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.15%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.77%) DO-254
7 1 (0.38%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.38%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.36%) Docker
2 10 (3.83%) Firmware
3 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (5.36%) Ansible
2 4 (1.53%) QRadar
3 3 (1.15%) Nagios
3 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.15%) Puppet
3 3 (1.15%) SCOM
3 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.38%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.13%) Atlassian
3 12 (4.60%) Oracle
4 9 (3.45%) Adobe
4 9 (3.45%) Borland
5 7 (2.68%) Serena
6 4 (1.53%) Cisco
6 4 (1.53%) FireEye
6 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.15%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.38%) Altera
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) Google
8 1 (0.38%) HP
8 1 (0.38%) Intel
8 1 (0.38%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.38%) PTC
8 1 (0.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) Tableau
8 1 (0.38%) Xilinx