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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
England / South West
Rank 73 34 62
Rank change year-on-year -39 +28  
Contract jobs citing C++ 69 142 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.66% 4.91% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.63% 12.87% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 41
Median daily rate £413 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £304 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 68 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £44.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.68% +15.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 1041 1103 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.07% 38.13% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 651 729
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 55
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -10 20 £500 - 10
Somerset -13 18 £425 +33.33% 3
Bristol -1 13 £375 +30.43% 25
Wiltshire -11 7 £370 -15.90% 3
Dorset +7 3 £328 - 8
Devon -10 3 £313 -30.55% 4
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 97 (60.25%) Software Engineering
2 69 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (41.61%) C#
4 60 (37.27%) Security Cleared
5 59 (36.65%) C
6 55 (34.16%) Java
7 47 (29.19%) UML
8 40 (24.84%) OO
9 36 (22.36%) Linux
10 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
10 31 (19.25%) Python
11 30 (18.63%) Embedded C++
12 29 (18.01%) Scrum
13 24 (14.91%) SQL
13 24 (14.91%) Windows
14 22 (13.66%) Time Management
15 21 (13.04%) DV Cleared
16 19 (11.80%) Embedded C
17 18 (11.18%) Rational DOORS
18 15 (9.32%) Degree
18 15 (9.32%) Mathematics
19 14 (8.70%) Aerospace
19 14 (8.70%) TCP/IP
20 13 (8.07%) Eclipse
21 11 (6.83%) .NET
21 11 (6.83%) Electronics
21 11 (6.83%) Requirements Management
21 11 (6.83%) Big Data
21 11 (6.83%) User Experience
22 10 (6.21%) Hadoop

C++
Top Related 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 4 (2.48%) Apache
2 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Simulink
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.97%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.48%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.86%) Modbus
4 2 (1.24%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.24%) RS-232
4 2 (1.24%) RS-485
5 1 (0.62%) AMQP
5 1 (0.62%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
5 1 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.83%) Big Data
2 10 (6.21%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.48%) MS Access
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.24%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.62%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.62%) MySQL
6 1 (0.62%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.18%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (8.07%) Eclipse
3 10 (6.21%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.97%) JIRA
4 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.73%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (3.11%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.48%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.86%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.86%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (1.24%) GDB
9 2 (1.24%) JMeter
9 2 (1.24%) Selenium
9 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.62%) C++Builder
10 1 (0.62%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.62%) JUnit
10 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (8.70%) Aerospace
2 11 (6.83%) Electronics
3 7 (4.35%) Finance
3 7 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.48%) Military
5 3 (1.86%) Games
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 75 (46.58%) Software Engineer
2 52 (32.30%) Developer
3 33 (20.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 31 (19.25%) C++ Developer
5 22 (13.66%) Embedded Engineer
6 20 (12.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 19 (11.80%) C# Developer
8 17 (10.56%) C++/C# Developer
8 17 (10.56%) Java Developer
9 16 (9.94%) Java Engineer
9 16 (9.94%) Java Software Engineer
10 14 (8.70%) Software Developer
11 11 (6.83%) C++/Java Developer
11 11 (6.83%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (6.21%) C# Software Engineer
12 10 (6.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 9 (5.59%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (4.97%) C Software Engineer
14 8 (4.97%) C/C++ Software Engineer
15 7 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) .NET
2 7 (4.35%) Qt
3 5 (3.11%) HTML
3 5 (3.11%) MFC
3 5 (3.11%) Spring
3 5 (3.11%) WPF
4 4 (2.48%) CSS
4 4 (2.48%) DCOM
5 3 (1.86%) COM+
5 3 (1.86%) EJB
5 3 (1.86%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.86%) Java EE
5 3 (1.86%) JSP
5 3 (1.86%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.86%) XML
6 2 (1.24%) HTML5
6 2 (1.24%) J2EE
6 2 (1.24%) RESTful
6 2 (1.24%) STL
6 2 (1.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) User Experience
2 8 (4.97%) Device Driver
3 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.73%) RIA
4 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.11%) iPad
5 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.86%) VHDL
6 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.24%) CCTV
6 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.24%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.62%) e-Health
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.36%) Linux
2 24 (14.91%) Windows
3 10 (6.21%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.86%) Android
4 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.86%) Unix
5 2 (1.24%) CentOS
5 2 (1.24%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (60.25%) Software Engineering
2 69 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (29.19%) UML
4 40 (24.84%) OO
5 29 (18.01%) Scrum
6 22 (13.66%) Time Management
7 15 (9.32%) Mathematics
8 11 (6.83%) Requirements Management
9 10 (6.21%) Multithreading
10 9 (5.59%) ITIL
10 9 (5.59%) Physics
10 9 (5.59%) SysML
10 9 (5.59%) Test Strategy
11 8 (4.97%) Change Management
11 8 (4.97%) MODAF
11 8 (4.97%) TOGAF
12 6 (3.73%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.73%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.73%) SDLC
12 6 (3.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.61%) C#
2 59 (36.65%) C
3 55 (34.16%) Java
4 31 (19.25%) Python
5 30 (18.63%) Embedded C++
6 24 (14.91%) SQL
7 19 (11.80%) Embedded C
8 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.59%) VC++
9 8 (4.97%) MATLAB
10 7 (4.35%) Ada
11 6 (3.73%) Perl
11 6 (3.73%) Ruby
11 6 (3.73%) VB
11 6 (3.73%) VB6
12 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.48%) Apex Code
13 4 (2.48%) Lua
14 3 (1.86%) Delphi
14 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (37.27%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 15 (9.32%) Degree
5 3 (1.86%) ISEB
5 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) CISA
6 1 (0.62%) CISM
6 1 (0.62%) CISSP
6 1 (0.62%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) MISRA
2 3 (1.86%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.24%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.62%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (5.59%) Firmware
2 2 (1.24%) BusyBox
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.62%) KVM
3 1 (0.62%) LXC
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.86%) Altera
3 3 (1.86%) EMC
4 2 (1.24%) IBM
4 2 (1.24%) SAP
5 1 (0.62%) Borland
5 1 (0.62%) Capita
5 1 (0.62%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.62%) Google
5 1 (0.62%) Intel
5 1 (0.62%) Luciad
5 1 (0.62%) Motorola
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.62%) Renesas
5 1 (0.62%) VMware
5 1 (0.62%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.62%) Xilinx
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