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 25 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++
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15  
Contract jobs citing C++ 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.51% 2.30% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 6.85% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £550 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +16.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  

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 58 73 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 29.15% 33.64% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 112
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for C++.

1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) POSIX
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) DOCSIS
1 3 (60.00%) Digital TV
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) STB
1 3 (60.00%) UPnP
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (60.00%) DLNA
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

C++
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DLNA
1 3 (60.00%) DOCSIS
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) NuGet
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (40.00%) DTV Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) POSIX
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) LINQ
2 1 (20.00%) SignalR
2 1 (20.00%) STL
2 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Digital TV
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (60.00%) STB
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin