Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 84 99
Rank change year-on-year +45 +15 -33
Contract jobs citing C++ 288 174 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.24% 2.76% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.90% 6.84% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 81 42
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -8.81%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £305
90th Percentile £550 £575 £460
England median daily rate £475 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 18
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.51% +1.81%
10th Percentile £45.30 £40.95 £37.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £46.83
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 2,233 2,544 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.63% 40.39% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,634 1,232
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £584 £588 £556
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 111 81
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23.10 £26.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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
Wiltshire +56 115 £425 -22.73% 13
Gloucestershire +12 77 £450 +11.80% 38
Bristol +31 56 £425 +9.68% 66
Devon +19 22 £456 -23.96% 20
Somerset -16 5 - - 10
Dorset -7 1 - - 17
C++
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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++.

1 196 (68.06%) Software Engineering
2 169 (58.68%) C
3 155 (53.82%) Linux
4 144 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (35.42%) Python
6 96 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 81 (28.13%) Scrum
8 78 (27.08%) Java
8 78 (27.08%) SC Cleared
9 70 (24.31%) UML
10 66 (22.92%) C#
11 59 (20.49%) Git (software)
12 46 (15.97%) Atlassian
12 46 (15.97%) JIRA
13 44 (15.28%) Confluence
14 42 (14.58%) FreeRTOS
15 37 (12.85%) Embedded C++
16 36 (12.50%) Embedded C
16 36 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 35 (12.15%) Google
18 34 (11.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (11.81%) TCP/IP
19 33 (11.46%) .NET
19 33 (11.46%) Degree
20 32 (11.11%) JavaScript
20 32 (11.11%) ThreadX
21 31 (10.76%) Aerospace
21 31 (10.76%) Military
21 31 (10.76%) Windows
21 31 (10.76%) DV Cleared

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 44 (15.28%) Confluence
2 4 (1.39%) IIS
2 4 (1.39%) JBoss
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.13%) Simulink
2 4 (1.39%) PlantUML
3 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.69%) Inkscape
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.78%) AWS
2 7 (2.43%) Azure
3 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.81%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.29%) Ethernet
3 14 (4.86%) DNS
4 13 (4.51%) Internet
5 11 (3.82%) RS-232
6 10 (3.47%) RS-485
7 9 (3.13%) Wireshark
8 6 (2.08%) TETRA
8 6 (2.08%) Wireless
9 4 (1.39%) DHCP
10 3 (1.04%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.69%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.35%) IPv6
12 1 (0.35%) MQTT
12 1 (0.35%) Network Security
12 1 (0.35%) OFDM
12 1 (0.35%) Software-Defined Radio
12 1 (0.35%) WAN
12 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.74%) DB2
4 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.04%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 59 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 46 (15.97%) JIRA
3 34 (11.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (9.03%) GoogleTest
5 25 (8.68%) NetBeans
6 21 (7.29%) Visual Studio
7 20 (6.94%) Eclipse
8 13 (4.51%) Rational Rhapsody
9 12 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.43%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.43%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.08%) GDB
12 5 (1.74%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.74%) GitLab
13 3 (1.04%) Mockito
14 2 (0.69%) CppUnit
15 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
15 1 (0.35%) Polyspace
15 1 (0.35%) Selenium
15 1 (0.35%) VectorCAST
General
1 31 (10.76%) Aerospace
1 31 (10.76%) Military
2 16 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.08%) Electronics
4 6 (2.08%) Law
5 5 (1.74%) Automotive
5 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.39%) Finance
7 3 (1.04%) Avionics
7 3 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 146 (50.69%) Software Engineer
2 81 (28.13%) Embedded Engineer
3 72 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 69 (23.96%) Developer
4 69 (23.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 41 (14.24%) C Software Engineer
6 37 (12.85%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 37 (12.85%) Software Developer
7 22 (7.64%) Embedded C Engineer
8 21 (7.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 21 (7.29%) Test Engineer
9 20 (6.94%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 20 (6.94%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (6.60%) C++ Developer
11 17 (5.90%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 17 (5.90%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 17 (5.90%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 17 (5.90%) Java Developer
12 13 (4.51%) Python Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.46%) .NET
2 31 (10.76%) Node.js
3 26 (9.03%) Qt
4 25 (8.68%) Web Services
5 21 (7.29%) Gherkin
6 18 (6.25%) ActiveX
6 18 (6.25%) DirectX
6 18 (6.25%) MFC
6 18 (6.25%) OpenGL
7 12 (4.17%) Yocto
8 11 (3.82%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.13%) React
10 8 (2.78%) Spring
11 6 (2.08%) REST
12 5 (1.74%) CORBA
12 5 (1.74%) ODBC
12 5 (1.74%) OpenCV
13 4 (1.39%) EJB
13 4 (1.39%) Hibernate
14 3 (1.04%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.21%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.39%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.69%) Life Science
6 2 (0.69%) VHDL
7 1 (0.35%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.35%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.35%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 155 (53.82%) Linux
2 42 (14.58%) FreeRTOS
3 32 (11.11%) ThreadX
4 31 (10.76%) Windows
5 29 (10.07%) Unix
6 4 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.35%) SafeRTOS
7 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (68.06%) Software Engineering
2 144 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (28.13%) Scrum
4 70 (24.31%) UML
5 36 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 30 (10.42%) DevOps
7 29 (10.07%) Unit Testing
8 28 (9.72%) Regression Testing
9 24 (8.33%) OO
9 24 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 23 (7.99%) TDD
11 21 (7.29%) Mathematics
12 20 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (6.25%) Validation
14 16 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (5.56%) OOD
15 14 (4.86%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (4.51%) System Testing
17 12 (4.17%) Computer Science
17 12 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 169 (58.68%) C
2 102 (35.42%) Python
3 78 (27.08%) Java
4 66 (22.92%) C#
5 37 (12.85%) Embedded C++
6 36 (12.50%) Embedded C
7 32 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 18 (6.25%) GLSL
8 18 (6.25%) HLSL
9 16 (5.56%) SQL
10 10 (3.47%) Delphi
10 10 (3.47%) MATLAB
11 7 (2.43%) Ruby
12 6 (2.08%) Groovy
12 6 (2.08%) R
13 5 (1.74%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.39%) Java 8
14 4 (1.39%) PL/1
15 3 (1.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 96 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 78 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.46%) Degree
4 31 (10.76%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) JTAG
3 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.69%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.69%) DO-254
5 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) MISRA
5 1 (0.35%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (7.29%) Docker
2 4 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.39%) Ansible
1 4 (1.39%) ThinApp
2 1 (0.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (15.97%) Atlassian
2 35 (12.15%) Google
3 22 (7.64%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.47%) Apple
5 8 (2.78%) Oracle
6 6 (2.08%) Altera
6 6 (2.08%) Xilinx
7 3 (1.04%) Progress
7 3 (1.04%) SAP
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe
8 2 (0.69%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.69%) QNX
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco
9 1 (0.35%) FireEye
9 1 (0.35%) Intel
9 1 (0.35%) Mentor Graphics