The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 102 74 88
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing C++ 210 259 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.18% 2.57% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.43% 7.86% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 130 84
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £382 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 35
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £35.10 £38.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.88%
C++
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3266 3296 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 32.65% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 1974 1706
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 116 106
Average hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the South East region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

C++
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -26 45 £366 +4.64% 28
Surrey -2 43 £425 +3.65% 50
Berkshire -9 40 £350 - 34
Oxfordshire +21 36 £450 +50.00% 32
Middlesex +8 16 £350 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £350 -19.07% 18
West Sussex -12 14 £340 +13.33% 18
East Sussex -10 1 £420 +40.00% 4
Kent -33 1 - - 3
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 210 (47.95%) C
1 210 (47.95%) Linux
2 199 (45.43%) Software Engineering
3 134 (30.59%) Python
4 121 (27.63%) Java
5 120 (27.40%) Windows
6 107 (24.43%) SQL
7 106 (24.20%) C#
8 105 (23.97%) Multithreading
9 102 (23.29%) Unix
10 95 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (19.41%) OO
12 79 (18.04%) .NET
13 78 (17.81%) Security Cleared
14 69 (15.75%) Subversion
15 63 (14.38%) HTML
16 62 (14.16%) Perl
17 59 (13.47%) Memory Management
18 57 (13.01%) SC Cleared
19 56 (12.79%) Scrum
20 55 (12.56%) UML
21 53 (12.10%) Oracle
22 52 (11.87%) Unit Testing
23 51 (11.64%) Degree
23 51 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (11.42%) GoogleTest
24 50 (11.42%) Configuration Management
25 48 (10.96%) JavaScript
25 48 (10.96%) OOD
26 47 (10.73%) ClearCase

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (7.99%) Node.js
2 15 (3.42%) SAS
3 12 (2.74%) CICS
3 12 (2.74%) CMS
3 12 (2.74%) MQSeries
4 9 (2.05%) IIS
5 7 (1.60%) JBoss
6 6 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.68%) Drupal
9 3 (0.68%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.68%) WordPress
10 2 (0.46%) concrete5
10 2 (0.46%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.46%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.46%) GIMP
3 2 (0.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.46%) Weka
4 1 (0.23%) Simulink
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.68%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.60%) SaaS
4 6 (1.37%) Office 365
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.73%) HTTP
2 30 (6.85%) DVB
3 18 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.74%) Internet
4 12 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (2.51%) IPsec
5 11 (2.51%) VPN
6 10 (2.28%) DHCP
6 10 (2.28%) DNS
6 10 (2.28%) Wireless
7 9 (2.05%) BGP
7 9 (2.05%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (2.05%) GSM
7 9 (2.05%) IPv6
7 9 (2.05%) LTE
7 9 (2.05%) RANAP
7 9 (2.05%) RTP
7 9 (2.05%) Software-Defined Networking
7 9 (2.05%) UMTS
8 8 (1.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.79%) Big Data
4 14 (3.20%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.20%) HPCC
4 14 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.83%) Easytrieve
10 7 (1.60%) MySQL
10 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.14%) Datazen
13 4 (0.91%) Ingres
13 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (15.75%) Subversion
2 50 (11.42%) GoogleTest
3 47 (10.73%) ClearCase
3 47 (10.73%) NUnit
4 46 (10.50%) Git (software)
5 38 (8.68%) Ant
6 37 (8.45%) CppUnit
7 30 (6.85%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.51%) Trac
9 10 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.05%) Jenkins
10 9 (2.05%) JIRA
11 8 (1.83%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.60%) WiX
12 7 (1.60%) Xcode
13 6 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (1.14%) CruiseControl
15 4 (0.91%) Bugzilla
15 4 (0.91%) Maven
General
1 37 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.11%) Marketing
3 15 (3.42%) Finance
4 14 (3.20%) Electronics
5 10 (2.28%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.83%) Legal
7 7 (1.60%) Back Office
7 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.60%) Military
8 5 (1.14%) French Language
8 5 (1.14%) Games
8 5 (1.14%) German Language
8 5 (1.14%) Italian Language
8 5 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.91%) Banking
9 4 (0.91%) Law
9 4 (0.91%) Retail
10 3 (0.68%) Avionics
11 2 (0.46%) Front Office
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 186 (42.47%) Developer
2 145 (33.11%) Software Engineer
3 96 (21.92%) C++ Developer
4 80 (18.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 46 (10.50%) C Developer
6 41 (9.36%) Linux Engineer
7 40 (9.13%) Software Developer
8 34 (7.76%) Embedded Engineer
9 32 (7.31%) C++ Software Developer
10 30 (6.85%) SQL Developer
11 29 (6.62%) Linux Developer
12 28 (6.39%) C Software Engineer
13 27 (6.16%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 26 (5.94%) Architect
14 26 (5.94%) Embedded C Engineer
15 25 (5.71%) Unix Engineer
16 24 (5.48%) Unix Developer
17 23 (5.25%) Oracle Developer
17 23 (5.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
18 22 (5.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.04%) .NET
2 63 (14.38%) HTML
3 46 (10.50%) XML
4 41 (9.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 41 (9.36%) STL
5 39 (8.90%) CSS
6 30 (6.85%) HTML5
7 26 (5.94%) REST
8 19 (4.34%) Web Services
9 18 (4.11%) .NET Framework
10 17 (3.88%) Qt
11 16 (3.65%) Middleware
12 12 (2.74%) XSLT
13 11 (2.51%) jQuery
14 10 (2.28%) ASP.NET
15 9 (2.05%) Motif
16 8 (1.83%) Entity Framework
16 8 (1.83%) ISPF
17 7 (1.60%) Twisted
17 7 (1.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 36 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
4 32 (7.31%) Derivative
5 28 (6.39%) STB
6 23 (5.25%) DTV
7 22 (5.02%) MPEG
8 17 (3.88%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.74%) Device Driver
9 12 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.28%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.28%) Statistics
11 9 (2.05%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.83%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.14%) e-Learning
14 5 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (1.14%) User Experience
15 4 (0.91%) HACMP
15 4 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 210 (47.95%) Linux
2 120 (27.40%) Windows
3 102 (23.29%) Unix
4 28 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.65%) Embedded Linux
6 15 (3.42%) Android
7 12 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.74%) zOS
8 11 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.28%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.05%) Solaris
10 9 (2.05%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.14%) AIX
11 5 (1.14%) Windows CE
11 5 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.91%) HPUX
12 4 (0.91%) NetWare
12 4 (0.91%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (45.43%) Software Engineering
2 105 (23.97%) Multithreading
3 95 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (19.41%) OO
5 59 (13.47%) Memory Management
6 56 (12.79%) Scrum
7 55 (12.56%) UML
8 52 (11.87%) Unit Testing
9 50 (11.42%) Configuration Management
10 48 (10.96%) OOD
11 43 (9.82%) Project Management
12 41 (9.36%) Integration Testing
13 40 (9.13%) TDD
14 38 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (8.45%) Use Case
16 36 (8.22%) Software Architecture
16 36 (8.22%) System Integration Testing
17 35 (7.99%) SOA
18 32 (7.31%) Requirements Analysis
19 29 (6.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (47.95%) C
2 134 (30.59%) Python
3 121 (27.63%) Java
4 107 (24.43%) SQL
5 106 (24.20%) C#
6 62 (14.16%) Perl
7 48 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 33 (7.53%) Embedded C
9 30 (6.85%) Bash Shell
9 30 (6.85%) PHP
10 27 (6.16%) Embedded C++
11 26 (5.94%) PowerShell
12 22 (5.02%) R
12 22 (5.02%) Ruby
12 22 (5.02%) VBScript
13 21 (4.79%) VB.NET
14 19 (4.34%) VB
15 14 (3.20%) COBOL
15 14 (3.20%) Objective-C
16 13 (2.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.64%) Degree
4 15 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.05%) MCSD
5 9 (2.05%) MCSE
5 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.37%) MCSA
7 5 (1.14%) ISEB
8 4 (0.91%) CEH
8 4 (0.91%) GIAC
8 4 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CISA
10 2 (0.46%) CISM
10 2 (0.46%) CISSP
10 2 (0.46%) CRISC
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.46%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.37%) QA
1 6 (1.37%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.23%) JTAG
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.51%) Firmware
2 9 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.91%) GPFS
4 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.46%) GridGain
5 2 (0.46%) Xen
5 2 (0.46%) XenServer
5 2 (0.46%) zsh
6 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.91%) Nessus
3 3 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.68%) nmon
4 2 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.46%) Nmap
4 2 (0.46%) OpenVAS
4 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Scalr
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (12.10%) Oracle
2 34 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.48%) IBM
4 14 (3.20%) HP
5 11 (2.51%) CA
5 11 (2.51%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.05%) VMware
7 6 (1.37%) Google
7 6 (1.37%) RedGate
7 6 (1.37%) Telelogic
8 5 (1.14%) Perforce
8 5 (1.14%) QNX
9 4 (0.91%) Veritas
10 3 (0.68%) EMC
10 3 (0.68%) Remedy
10 3 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.46%) Qualys
11 2 (0.46%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.46%) Veracode
11 2 (0.46%) Zend
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