Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 82 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 -31 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 159 132 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.74% 2.42% 3.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.89% 6.43% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 117
South West median daily rate £313 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £261 £304 £291
90th Percentile £538 £445 £550
England median daily rate £530 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -3.64% +22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 47
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +7.32% -2.38%
10th Percentile £38.78 £34.30 £31.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £53.75 £51.02
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.01% +3.75%

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 2,308 2,054 2,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.84% 37.68% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,458 1,256 1,516
South West median daily rate £416 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £513 £494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 156
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £29.00 £17.28 £21.72
90th Percentile £48.13 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -4 51 £280 -25.33% 67
Wiltshire +32 40 £320 -14.67% 19
Gloucestershire -13 32 £275 -35.29% 30
Somerset +16 19 £400 -4.08% 16
Dorset -8 6 £350 +7.69% 16
Devon +5 2 £500 +50.49% 41
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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++.

1 103 (64.78%) Software Engineering
2 79 (49.69%) C
3 58 (36.48%) Java
4 53 (33.33%) Linux
5 52 (32.70%) Security Cleared
6 48 (30.19%) C#
7 41 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (25.16%) Python
9 39 (24.53%) SC Cleared
10 33 (20.75%) UML
11 32 (20.13%) OO
12 29 (18.24%) SDLC
13 26 (16.35%) Windows
13 26 (16.35%) Embedded C++
14 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
15 21 (13.21%) Embedded C
15 21 (13.21%) Unit Testing
15 21 (13.21%) Rational DOORS
16 19 (11.95%) Test Automation
17 17 (10.69%) Wireshark
17 17 (10.69%) WPF
18 16 (10.06%) Aerospace
18 16 (10.06%) .NET
18 16 (10.06%) Web Services
19 15 (9.43%) XML
19 15 (9.43%) Ada
19 15 (9.43%) GDB
20 14 (8.81%) SQL
21 13 (8.18%) Eclipse
21 13 (8.18%) Scrum

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 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Simulink
2 1 (0.63%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.69%) Wireshark
2 5 (3.14%) Bluetooth
2 5 (3.14%) Network Security
3 4 (2.52%) Wireless
4 3 (1.89%) Internet
4 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.26%) Firewall
5 2 (1.26%) IPsec
5 2 (1.26%) Junos
5 2 (1.26%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) HTTP
6 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) RS-232
6 1 (0.63%) RS-485
6 1 (0.63%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.63%) SSH
6 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.40%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.14%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (13.21%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (9.43%) GDB
3 13 (8.18%) Eclipse
4 11 (6.92%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.03%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (3.14%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.52%) JIRA
7 4 (2.52%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.89%) JMeter
8 3 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.26%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (1.26%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.26%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.63%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.63%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.63%) Rational Quality Manager
10 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 16 (10.06%) Aerospace
2 11 (6.92%) Finance
3 9 (5.66%) Banking
4 8 (5.03%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.77%) Electronics
6 3 (1.89%) Law
7 2 (1.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Avionics
8 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (53.46%) Software Engineer
2 37 (23.27%) Developer
3 26 (16.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (12.58%) Embedded Engineer
5 17 (10.69%) Test Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.18%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) C++ Developer
9 9 (5.66%) Architect
9 9 (5.66%) C Software Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Java Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.03%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Embedded C Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) WPF
2 16 (10.06%) .NET
2 16 (10.06%) Web Services
3 15 (9.43%) XML
4 12 (7.55%) JSON
4 12 (7.55%) SOAP
5 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.03%) JSP
6 8 (5.03%) MFC
7 7 (4.40%) Node.js
7 7 (4.40%) Qt
7 7 (4.40%) WinForms
7 7 (4.40%) XSD
8 6 (3.77%) STL
9 5 (3.14%) HTML
9 5 (3.14%) REST
10 4 (2.52%) CSS
10 4 (2.52%) Middleware
11 3 (1.89%) OAuth
11 3 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.14%) 3D Printing
2 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (2.52%) DataPower
3 4 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.89%) Internet of Things
4 3 (1.89%) iPad
4 3 (1.89%) iPhone
4 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.26%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.26%) Contactless
5 2 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.33%) Linux
2 26 (16.35%) Windows
3 12 (7.55%) Unix
4 6 (3.77%) Android
5 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.26%) CentOS
6 2 (1.26%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (64.78%) Software Engineering
2 41 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.75%) UML
4 32 (20.13%) OO
5 29 (18.24%) SDLC
6 21 (13.21%) Unit Testing
7 19 (11.95%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.18%) Scrum
9 12 (7.55%) OOD
9 12 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (7.55%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (6.29%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (5.66%) Migration
11 9 (5.66%) MVVM
11 9 (5.66%) Validation
12 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (5.03%) Information Security
12 8 (5.03%) Mathematics
12 8 (5.03%) Multithreading
12 8 (5.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (49.69%) C
2 58 (36.48%) Java
3 48 (30.19%) C#
4 40 (25.16%) Python
5 26 (16.35%) Embedded C++
6 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 21 (13.21%) Embedded C
8 15 (9.43%) Ada
9 14 (8.81%) SQL
10 11 (6.92%) PowerShell
11 7 (4.40%) VC++
12 5 (3.14%) VB
13 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.52%) Go
13 4 (2.52%) MATLAB
13 4 (2.52%) PHP
14 3 (1.89%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.26%) Perl
15 2 (1.26%) Ruby
15 2 (1.26%) Rust
Qualifications
1 52 (32.70%) Security Cleared
2 39 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 10 (6.29%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) HMG Infosec
1 8 (5.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (5.03%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.89%) MISRA
3 2 (1.26%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.26%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.63%) DO-160
4 1 (0.63%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.63%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.29%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.26%) Ansible
2 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.63%) SELinux
3 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.40%) HP
3 5 (3.14%) Oracle
4 3 (1.89%) Apple
4 3 (1.89%) CA
4 3 (1.89%) Google
4 3 (1.89%) Micro Focus
4 3 (1.89%) Serena
5 2 (1.26%) Juniper
6 1 (0.63%) Freescale
6 1 (0.63%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat