The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 34 35 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17  
Contract jobs citing C++ 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 2.52% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 8.43% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 82 83 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.42% 29.86% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 130
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Southampton

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Southampton

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 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 Southampton region with a requirement for C++.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (33.33%) NuGet
2 1 (33.33%) SignalR
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) NuGet
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) SignalR
1 1 (33.33%) STL
1 1 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin