Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 96 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 -33 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 175 102 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.75% 1.96% 3.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.81% 5.11% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 42 80
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.98% +8.67%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £281
90th Percentile £575 £460 £550
England median daily rate £500 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 57
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +1.81% -5.14%
10th Percentile £40.95 £37.35 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.83 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -

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 2,568 1,995 2,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.37% 38.27% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 1,236 1,428
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.02% +0.20%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £555 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 81 164
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% -4.31%
10th Percentile £26.35 £22.50 £21.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +23 52 £403 +0.63% 31
Wiltshire -7 45 £550 +46.67% 16
Bristol -10 31 £388 +3.33% 94
Somerset +3 22 £388 -8.82% 8
Dorset -1 7 £350 -1.75% 23
Devon -5 4 £600 +68.42% 21
C++
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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++.

1 111 (63.43%) Software Engineering
2 104 (59.43%) C
3 93 (53.14%) Linux
4 84 (48.00%) Python
5 68 (38.86%) Security Cleared
6 63 (36.00%) Java
7 49 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 43 (24.57%) Degree
9 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 34 (19.43%) SOAP
11 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (18.86%) XML
12 33 (18.86%) Microsoft
12 33 (18.86%) JSON
13 32 (18.29%) DV Cleared
14 31 (17.71%) Web Services
14 31 (17.71%) Information Security
15 30 (17.14%) JSP
15 30 (17.14%) PowerShell
15 30 (17.14%) Critical Thinking
16 29 (16.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 29 (16.57%) HMG Infosec
16 29 (16.57%) JSP 440
16 29 (16.57%) Enterprise Architecture
16 29 (16.57%) TOGAF
16 29 (16.57%) DSDM
17 28 (16.00%) Test Automation
18 26 (14.86%) C#
18 26 (14.86%) Computer Science Degree

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 3 (1.71%) Apache
1 3 (1.71%) JBoss
2 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.14%) nginx
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) InVision
1 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) C-CURE
1 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.57%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.14%) Serverless
1 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.14%) Bluetooth
2 11 (6.29%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (4.00%) Software-Defined Radio
4 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.71%) VoIP
5 2 (1.14%) AMQP
5 2 (1.14%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.14%) HTTP
5 2 (1.14%) IPsec
5 2 (1.14%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.14%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.57%) 802.15
6 1 (0.57%) DNS
6 1 (0.57%) Firewall
6 1 (0.57%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) L2TP
6 1 (0.57%) MPLS
6 1 (0.57%) Network Security
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) Big Data
4 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.14%) Redis
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.57%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.43%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.86%) JIRA
5 4 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.29%) Maven
5 4 (2.29%) Selenium
5 4 (2.29%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.71%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.71%) JMeter
6 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.14%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (1.14%) GCC
7 2 (1.14%) gulp
7 2 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 21 (12.00%) Finance
2 20 (11.43%) Banking
3 18 (10.29%) Electronics
4 10 (5.71%) Aerospace
5 8 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.43%) Law
7 5 (2.86%) Automotive
8 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (37.71%) Software Engineer
2 40 (22.86%) Developer
3 30 (17.14%) Architect
4 26 (14.86%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
6 24 (13.71%) C++ Software Engineer
7 20 (11.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 15 (8.57%) Applications Architect
8 15 (8.57%) C++ Developer
9 14 (8.00%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.86%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (6.29%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.14%) C# Developer
12 9 (5.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (4.57%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 6 (3.43%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.43%) SOAP
2 33 (18.86%) JSON
2 33 (18.86%) XML
3 31 (17.71%) Web Services
4 30 (17.14%) JSP
5 14 (8.00%) Middleware
6 9 (5.14%) .NET
7 8 (4.57%) REST
8 5 (2.86%) Node.js
8 5 (2.86%) Qt
8 5 (2.86%) React
8 5 (2.86%) Spring
9 4 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.29%) D3.js
9 4 (2.29%) STL
9 4 (2.29%) WPF
10 3 (1.71%) Android NDK
10 3 (1.71%) Apache NiFi
10 3 (1.71%) EJB
10 3 (1.71%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 10 (5.71%) VHDL
4 9 (5.14%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.43%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.43%) Verilog
7 5 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.29%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.29%) User Experience
9 3 (1.71%) ASIC
10 2 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.14%) DataPower
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 93 (53.14%) Linux
2 20 (11.43%) Embedded Linux
3 18 (10.29%) Windows
4 5 (2.86%) Android
4 5 (2.86%) Unix
5 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.14%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (63.43%) Software Engineering
2 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 31 (17.71%) Information Security
5 30 (17.14%) Critical Thinking
6 29 (16.57%) DSDM
6 29 (16.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 29 (16.57%) TOGAF
7 28 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 19 (10.86%) IT Strategy
8 19 (10.86%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (10.29%) UML
10 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (8.57%) OO
12 13 (7.43%) Project Management
12 13 (7.43%) Technical Leadership
13 11 (6.29%) Mathematics
13 11 (6.29%) Multithreading
14 10 (5.71%) Validation
15 9 (5.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 104 (59.43%) C
2 84 (48.00%) Python
3 63 (36.00%) Java
4 30 (17.14%) PowerShell
5 26 (14.86%) C#
6 20 (11.43%) Embedded C++
7 13 (7.43%) Embedded C
7 13 (7.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.86%) Go
9 10 (5.71%) Ada
9 10 (5.71%) Ruby
10 8 (4.57%) SQL
11 4 (2.29%) Java 8
11 4 (2.29%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.29%) Perl
12 3 (1.71%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.71%) PHP
13 2 (1.14%) Scala
13 2 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (38.86%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 43 (24.57%) Degree
4 32 (18.29%) DV Cleared
5 26 (14.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.14%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) CEH
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CISSP
7 1 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.57%) GIAC
7 1 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.57%) SANS
7 1 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.57%) HMG Infosec
1 29 (16.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 29 (16.57%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.71%) IEC 61508
2 3 (1.71%) JTAG
3 2 (1.14%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.14%) MISRA
4 1 (0.57%) DO-254
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Docker
2 6 (3.43%) Firmware
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) Puppet
2 4 (2.29%) Ansible
2 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.14%) Nagios
3 2 (1.14%) SCOM
3 2 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.86%) Serena
3 5 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.14%) CA
4 2 (1.14%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (1.14%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe
5 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.57%) Civica
5 1 (0.57%) Freescale
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.57%) Sage
5 1 (0.57%) Tableau
5 1 (0.57%) Xilinx