The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 28 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.

C++
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 10.34% 12.73% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 43.75% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
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 Stevenage with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18 16 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 31.03% 29.09% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Median daily rate £350 £445 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.34% +54.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £525 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Stevenage

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 28 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for C++.

1 6 (54.55%) C
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Digital Signal Processing
4 3 (27.27%) Signal Processing
4 3 (27.27%) Qt
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
4 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) Tcl
4 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
4 3 (27.27%) NetBeans
4 3 (27.27%) Military
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) .NET

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 3 (27.27%) NetBeans
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Redmine
3 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
1 3 (27.27%) Military
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Qt
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Digital Signal Processing
3 3 (27.27%) Signal Processing
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Tcl
4 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Serena