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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 45 63
Rank change year-on-year -31 +18  
Contract jobs citing C++ 61 116 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 3.87% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.99% 10.05% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 57 35
Median daily rate £419 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £510 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.50 £34.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.45 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.15%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1019 1154 1181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.81% 38.48% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 729 779
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 76
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +6.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire 0 26 £425 +1.79% 7
Bristol 0 21 £380 -10.58% 37
Somerset -12 7 £417 - 5
Wiltshire +1 3 £300 -14.28% 10
Dorset -2 1 £348 -9.74% 19
Devon -20 1 - - 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 81 (62.79%) Software Engineering
2 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (41.86%) Security Cleared
4 53 (41.09%) C
5 52 (40.31%) Java
6 42 (32.56%) C#
7 38 (29.46%) UML
7 38 (29.46%) OO
8 34 (26.36%) Linux
9 33 (25.58%) SC Cleared
10 27 (20.93%) Rational DOORS
11 26 (20.16%) Python
12 20 (15.50%) Embedded C++
12 20 (15.50%) SDLC
13 19 (14.73%) Windows
13 19 (14.73%) MATLAB
13 19 (14.73%) Scrum
14 17 (13.18%) Eclipse
14 17 (13.18%) DV Cleared
15 16 (12.40%) Mathematics
15 16 (12.40%) Configuration Management
16 14 (10.85%) Degree
16 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
16 14 (10.85%) Rational Rhapsody
17 13 (10.08%) Time Management
17 13 (10.08%) OOD
18 10 (7.75%) Spring
18 10 (7.75%) Aerospace
18 10 (7.75%) SQL
18 10 (7.75%) Integration Testing

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 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (1.55%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) Wireshark
2 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.33%) Modbus
4 2 (1.55%) DNS
4 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.78%) DHCP
5 1 (0.78%) RS-232
5 1 (0.78%) RS-485
5 1 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) Big Data
1 7 (5.43%) Hadoop
1 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.78%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (13.18%) Eclipse
3 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (7.75%) JIRA
5 9 (6.98%) NetBeans
6 7 (5.43%) GDB
7 3 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.55%) Redmine
8 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) Ant
9 1 (0.78%) Gradle
9 1 (0.78%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.78%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.78%) Mockito
9 1 (0.78%) NuGet
General
1 10 (7.75%) Aerospace
2 6 (4.65%) Electronics
2 6 (4.65%) Military
3 5 (3.88%) Finance
4 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (51.94%) Software Engineer
2 48 (37.21%) Developer
3 36 (27.91%) C++ Software Engineer
4 25 (19.38%) C++ Developer
5 17 (13.18%) Java Developer
6 16 (12.40%) Software Developer
7 15 (11.63%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) C# Developer
8 13 (10.08%) Java Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) Java Software Engineer
9 12 (9.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (7.75%) C++ Software Developer
11 9 (6.98%) C++/C# Developer
12 6 (4.65%) C# Software Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) C# WPF Developer
12 6 (4.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) WPF Developer
13 5 (3.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 5 (3.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) Spring
2 7 (5.43%) Apache Camel
2 7 (5.43%) JPA
2 7 (5.43%) WPF
3 6 (4.65%) RESTful
4 5 (3.88%) .NET
4 5 (3.88%) React
4 5 (3.88%) Redux
4 5 (3.88%) STL
5 4 (3.10%) CSS
5 4 (3.10%) HTML
5 4 (3.10%) OpenGL
5 4 (3.10%) Qt
5 4 (3.10%) XML
5 4 (3.10%) Yocto
6 3 (2.33%) COM+
6 3 (2.33%) DCOM
6 3 (2.33%) EJB
6 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Algorithms
1 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
1 8 (6.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 8 (6.20%) User Experience
2 6 (4.65%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.33%) RIA
4 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.55%) CCTV
4 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.55%) VHDL
5 1 (0.78%) ASIC
5 1 (0.78%) CESG
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.36%) Linux
2 19 (14.73%) Windows
3 8 (6.20%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.33%) Unix
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (62.79%) Software Engineering
2 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (29.46%) OO
3 38 (29.46%) UML
4 20 (15.50%) SDLC
5 19 (14.73%) Scrum
6 16 (12.40%) Configuration Management
6 16 (12.40%) Mathematics
7 13 (10.08%) OOD
7 13 (10.08%) Time Management
8 10 (7.75%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.20%) Physics
10 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.43%) Multithreading
10 7 (5.43%) Open Source
10 7 (5.43%) Requirements Management
10 7 (5.43%) Test Strategy
11 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.88%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (3.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.09%) C
2 52 (40.31%) Java
3 42 (32.56%) C#
4 26 (20.16%) Python
5 20 (15.50%) Embedded C++
6 19 (14.73%) MATLAB
7 10 (7.75%) SQL
8 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.20%) Embedded C
10 7 (5.43%) VB
10 7 (5.43%) VB6
11 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.88%) Ada
12 5 (3.88%) Perl
13 4 (3.10%) Ruby
14 3 (2.33%) Delphi
15 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.18%) DV Cleared
4 14 (10.85%) Degree
5 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.33%) ISEB
6 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) Def Stans
2 7 (5.43%) MISRA
2 7 (5.43%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.78%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.78%) DO-254
3 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Firmware
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) BusyBox
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) KVM
2 1 (0.78%) LXC
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (3.88%) Luciad
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.55%) Altera
3 2 (1.55%) Sencha
4 1 (0.78%) Borland
4 1 (0.78%) Capita
4 1 (0.78%) Embarcadero
4 1 (0.78%) EMC
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.78%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) VMware
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