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 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++
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 31 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36  
Contract jobs citing C++ 30 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.87% 4.54% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.82% 10.16% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 4
Median daily rate £393 £408 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £22.50
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 Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 217 246 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.23% 44.65% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 165 279
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £10.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £14.55 £42.00
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 30 £393 -5.42% 4
C++
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for C++.

1 44 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 35 (64.81%) UML
3 22 (40.74%) OO
4 20 (37.04%) Windows
5 17 (31.48%) OOD
5 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
6 16 (29.63%) Multithreading
6 16 (29.63%) Change Control
6 16 (29.63%) SDLC
6 16 (29.63%) Multithreaded Programming
7 13 (24.07%) Visual Studio
8 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (18.52%) MISRA C
9 10 (18.52%) MISRA
9 10 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
9 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.67%) Human Factors
10 9 (16.67%) Use Case
10 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 9 (16.67%) Subversion
11 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Def Stans
12 7 (12.96%) Data Migration
12 7 (12.96%) Release Management
12 7 (12.96%) Green Hills
12 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
12 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (12.96%) Static Code Analysis
12 7 (12.96%) SoapUI

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 6 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (11.11%) JCAPS
1 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.56%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Visual Studio
2 10 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (16.67%) Subversion
4 7 (12.96%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
1 4 (7.41%) Automotive
2 3 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (79.63%) Software Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Team Leader
4 4 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) SOAP
1 7 (12.96%) XML
1 7 (12.96%) XSLT
2 6 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) HTML5
4 3 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.56%) Flask
4 3 (5.56%) Middleware
4 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.56%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (3.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Life Science
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 35 (64.81%) UML
3 22 (40.74%) OO
4 17 (31.48%) OOD
5 16 (29.63%) Change Control
5 16 (29.63%) Multithreaded Programming
5 16 (29.63%) Multithreading
5 16 (29.63%) SDLC
6 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 9 (16.67%) Human Factors
6 9 (16.67%) Use Case
7 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.96%) Data Migration
8 7 (12.96%) ITIL
8 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
8 7 (12.96%) Project Management
8 7 (12.96%) Release Management
8 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (12.96%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) C
2 6 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
4 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
4 3 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) MISRA
1 10 (18.52%) MISRA C
2 8 (14.81%) Def Stans
3 7 (12.96%) HL7
4 3 (5.56%) DO-178B
4 3 (5.56%) IEC 61508
4 3 (5.56%) ISO 26262
5 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Green Hills
2 7 (12.96%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Fiorano
3 6 (11.11%) IBM
3 6 (11.11%) InterSystems
4 3 (5.56%) CA
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Intel