Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 November 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++
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 100
Rank change year-on-year -6 +47 -10
Contract jobs citing C++ 32 55 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.69% 3.90% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.96% 9.20% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 11
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £255
90th Percentile £426 £626 £453
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 - £16.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £13.60
90th Percentile £43.75 - £33.10
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.06 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.50% +2.66% +6.67%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 460 598 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.62% 42.38% 49.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 404 589
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £253 £264 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% +3.02%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Wales

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Wales

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Wales

C++
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
South Wales -8 32 £393 -1.88% 4
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for C++.

1 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) UML
2 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (43.75%) Change Control
3 14 (43.75%) Multithreaded Programming
3 14 (43.75%) Multithreading
4 13 (40.63%) Migration
4 13 (40.63%) VMware
4 13 (40.63%) OO
4 13 (40.63%) OOD
5 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (34.38%) SOAP
5 11 (34.38%) XML
5 11 (34.38%) XSLT
5 11 (34.38%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (34.38%) IBM
5 11 (34.38%) InterSystems
5 11 (34.38%) Fiorano
5 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (34.38%) Data Migration
5 11 (34.38%) JCAPS
5 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
5 11 (34.38%) HL7
5 11 (34.38%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
6 10 (31.25%) Release Management
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
7 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 11 (34.38%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (34.38%) JCAPS
1 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
2 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 8 (25.00%) Subversion
4 6 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 8 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 14 (43.75%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) C++ Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) IBM Integration Bus
1 11 (34.38%) SOAP
1 11 (34.38%) XML
1 11 (34.38%) XSLT
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) UML
3 14 (43.75%) Change Control
3 14 (43.75%) Multithreaded Programming
3 14 (43.75%) Multithreading
4 13 (40.63%) Migration
4 13 (40.63%) OO
4 13 (40.63%) OOD
5 11 (34.38%) Data Migration
6 10 (31.25%) Release Management
7 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
8 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (25.00%) Software Architecture
8 8 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 4 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) HL7
2 8 (25.00%) Def Stans
2 8 (25.00%) MISRA
2 8 (25.00%) MISRA C
3 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Fiorano
2 11 (34.38%) IBM
2 11 (34.38%) InterSystems
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) Green Hills