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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK / Wales
Rank 44 55 52
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Contract jobs citing C++ 22 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.15% 3.35% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.75% 6.67% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 8
Median daily rate £416 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -0.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £449 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £343
% change year-on-year - +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £32.50
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 Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 284 345 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.69% 50.22% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 228 168
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 2
Median hourly rate £37.77 £23.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.72% -27.69%  
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 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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +23 20 £416 +12.50% 4
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for C++.

1 34 (80.95%) Software Engineering
2 27 (64.29%) UML
3 21 (50.00%) OO
4 14 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 14 (33.33%) OOD
4 14 (33.33%) Change Control
4 14 (33.33%) SDLC
4 14 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
6 9 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Military
8 7 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (16.67%) C
8 7 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (16.67%) MISRA C
8 7 (16.67%) MISRA
9 6 (14.29%) ISO26262
9 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (14.29%) IEC 61508
9 6 (14.29%) DO-178B
9 6 (14.29%) Hazard Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Def Stans
9 6 (14.29%) MS Office
9 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (14.29%) CA
9 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis

C++
Top Related 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 3 (7.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SNMP
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
1 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) Gradle
General
1 7 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Software Engineer
2 19 (45.24%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (7.14%) Flask
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
1 3 (7.14%) ZeroMQ
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) OAuth
2 2 (4.76%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.38%) Android NDK
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) OpenCV
3 1 (2.38%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Software Engineering
2 27 (64.29%) UML
3 21 (50.00%) OO
4 14 (33.33%) Change Control
4 14 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
4 14 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 14 (33.33%) OOD
4 14 (33.33%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (14.29%) Hazard Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.14%) Cryptography
8 3 (7.14%) Human Factors
8 3 (7.14%) Use Case
9 2 (4.76%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C
2 4 (9.52%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) Embedded C
2 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
3 3 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) MISRA
1 7 (16.67%) MISRA C
2 6 (14.29%) Def Stans
2 6 (14.29%) DO-178B
2 6 (14.29%) IEC 61508
2 6 (14.29%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) CA
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Green Hills