Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 84 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41 +16
Contract jobs citing C++ 146 126 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.75% 2.29% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.00% 6.03% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 102
South West median daily rate £338 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -10.59% +15.65%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £301
90th Percentile £480 £500 £550
England median daily rate £540 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.86% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 93
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £35.25 £36.25 £25.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 2,085 2,091 2,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.27% 37.97% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,299 1,281 1,388
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% -3.67%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 124 188
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.25 £24.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +22 58 £310 -17.88% 73
Gloucestershire -5 31 £400 -5.88% 30
Wiltshire +22 21 £313 -15.54% 11
Somerset -1 14 £425 - 13
Dorset -5 8 £350 +7.28% 15
Devon +12 7 £456 +12.31% 15
C++
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 97 (66.44%) Software Engineering
2 64 (43.84%) C
3 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (30.14%) Java
5 42 (28.77%) C#
6 40 (27.40%) Linux
7 36 (24.66%) Security Cleared
8 35 (23.97%) Python
9 32 (21.92%) UML
9 32 (21.92%) SC Cleared
10 27 (18.49%) Embedded C++
10 27 (18.49%) OO
11 22 (15.07%) JavaScript
12 21 (14.38%) Rational DOORS
13 19 (13.01%) Wireshark
13 19 (13.01%) SDLC
14 18 (12.33%) Test Automation
14 18 (12.33%) .NET
14 18 (12.33%) Eclipse
14 18 (12.33%) Embedded C
15 17 (11.64%) Ada
15 17 (11.64%) Windows
15 17 (11.64%) GDB
16 15 (10.27%) Unit Testing
16 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
17 14 (9.59%) SQL
17 14 (9.59%) OOD
18 13 (8.90%) Manufacturing
19 11 (7.53%) Aerospace
19 11 (7.53%) Firmware

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 1 (0.68%) Apache
1 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.68%) Confluence
1 1 (0.68%) nginx
1 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.37%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) Wireshark
2 3 (2.05%) HTTP
2 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.37%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (1.37%) Internet
3 2 (1.37%) IPsec
3 2 (1.37%) Junos
3 2 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) RS-232
4 1 (0.68%) RS-485
4 1 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.42%) Blockchain
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Rational DOORS
2 18 (12.33%) Eclipse
3 17 (11.64%) GDB
4 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
5 10 (6.85%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.42%) JIRA
8 3 (2.05%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.05%) Subversion
8 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.37%) JMeter
9 2 (1.37%) JUnit
9 2 (1.37%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.37%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.68%) Ant
10 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (8.90%) Manufacturing
2 11 (7.53%) Aerospace
3 9 (6.16%) Electronics
4 5 (3.42%) Finance
5 2 (1.37%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (61.64%) Software Engineer
2 37 (25.34%) C++ Software Engineer
3 31 (21.23%) Developer
4 18 (12.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) C Software Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) C++ Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Embedded C Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Junior
7 8 (5.48%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.79%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) .NET
2 11 (7.53%) WPF
3 10 (6.85%) STL
4 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.79%) HTML
5 7 (4.79%) MFC
5 7 (4.79%) Node.js
5 7 (4.79%) WinForms
6 6 (4.11%) Qt
6 6 (4.11%) REST
7 5 (3.42%) JSON
7 5 (3.42%) Pthreads
7 5 (3.42%) Web Services
7 5 (3.42%) XML
8 4 (2.74%) CSS
8 4 (2.74%) XSD
9 3 (2.05%) CSS3
9 3 (2.05%) OAuth
9 3 (2.05%) RESTful
9 3 (2.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (5.48%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.11%) CPLD
3 6 (4.11%) CUDA
4 5 (3.42%) 3D Printing
4 5 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.74%) Robotics
5 4 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.05%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.05%) Contactless
6 3 (2.05%) iPad
6 3 (2.05%) iPhone
6 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.37%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.37%) DataPower
7 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.37%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.40%) Linux
2 17 (11.64%) Windows
3 10 (6.85%) Unix
4 8 (5.48%) Android
5 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.37%) CentOS
6 2 (1.37%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.68%) Debian
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (66.44%) Software Engineering
2 47 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.92%) UML
4 27 (18.49%) OO
5 19 (13.01%) SDLC
6 18 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 15 (10.27%) Unit Testing
8 14 (9.59%) OOD
9 11 (7.53%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.85%) Scrum
11 9 (6.16%) Mathematics
11 9 (6.16%) Migration
11 9 (6.16%) Validation
12 7 (4.79%) Computer Security
13 6 (4.11%) Signal Processing
14 5 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
14 5 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (3.42%) Test Scripting
14 5 (3.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.84%) C
2 44 (30.14%) Java
3 42 (28.77%) C#
4 35 (23.97%) Python
5 27 (18.49%) Embedded C++
6 22 (15.07%) JavaScript
7 18 (12.33%) Embedded C
8 17 (11.64%) Ada
9 14 (9.59%) SQL
10 9 (6.16%) MATLAB
11 8 (5.48%) VC++
12 4 (2.74%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.74%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.74%) PHP
13 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.05%) Go
13 3 (2.05%) Ruby
13 3 (2.05%) VB
14 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.37%) Rust
Qualifications
1 36 (24.66%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) Degree
4 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.37%) PhD
6 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) MISRA
2 2 (1.37%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.37%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) DO-160
3 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.68%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Firmware
2 6 (4.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
2 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) SELinux
2 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (4.79%) HP
2 5 (3.42%) Google
3 4 (2.74%) Oracle
4 3 (2.05%) Apple
4 3 (2.05%) CA
5 2 (1.37%) Juniper
5 2 (1.37%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.68%) Borland
6 1 (0.68%) EMC
6 1 (0.68%) Freescale
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) SAP