The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 114 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing C++ 945 1207 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.38% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.29% 6.16% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 765 717
Median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £295 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 132 85
Median hourly rate £42.10 £42.84 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £31.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.68 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +8.75%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++
Daily Rate Trend

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 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
England -31 874 £535 +9.46% 667
London +1 513 £588 +6.81% 265
South East -40 133 £375 +7.14% 142
South West +8 85 £405 +11.34% 57
City of London -9 83 £600 +4.34% 59
East of England -22 54 £325 -2.98% 97
Hampshire -28 38 £425 +41.66% 34
East Midlands +27 34 £388 +29.16% 16
Gloucestershire +14 25 £445 +11.25% 15
Berkshire +16 24 £450 +28.57% 43
Northern Ireland +2 24 £385 -9.41%
County Antrim +5 23 £385 -9.41%
Belfast +4 23 £385 -9.41%
Surrey +5 22 £385 +10.00% 28
Cambridgeshire -4 22 £313 -4.21% 72
Scotland +26 21 £338 +5.46% 16
North West -52 21 £400 +2.89% 36
Leicestershire +20 20 £375 -11.76% 10
Somerset -2 20 - - 4
South Wales +28 19 £433 +57.27% 7
Wales +16 19 £433 +57.27% 9
Bristol +9 19 £400 +45.45% 25
Yorkshire -20 18 £363 -32.87% 26
Cambridge -5 17 £325 +12.06% 65
Essex +3 16 £325 -27.77% 5
Manchester -13 16 £400 +27.49% 25
Hertfordshire -2 14 - - 12
Middlesex -4 13 £350 -
East Sussex +13 12 £389 +3.66% 2
Yeovil -3 12 - - 1

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 with a requirement for C++.

1 768 (36.96%) Java
2 629 (30.27%) Linux
3 628 (30.22%) C
4 605 (29.11%) C#
5 602 (28.97%) Python
6 579 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
7 546 (26.28%) Software Engineering
8 472 (22.71%) SQL
9 372 (17.90%) Unix
10 355 (17.08%) Finance
11 353 (16.99%) OO
12 351 (16.89%) Multithreading
13 284 (13.67%) Windows
14 256 (12.32%) JavaScript
14 256 (12.32%) Degree
15 246 (11.84%) Perl
16 236 (11.36%) Banking
16 236 (11.36%) Security Cleared
17 232 (11.16%) .NET
18 227 (10.92%) Scrum
19 223 (10.73%) Oracle
20 216 (10.39%) Front Office
21 215 (10.35%) TDD
22 207 (9.96%) HTML
23 187 (9.00%) UML
24 174 (8.37%) STL
25 163 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
26 159 (7.65%) XML
26 159 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 159 (7.65%) SDLC

C++
Top Related IT Skills 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 64 (3.08%) Apache
2 50 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 36 (1.73%) Tomcat
4 30 (1.44%) Confluence
5 20 (0.96%) SAS
5 20 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 17 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 16 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 15 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.72%) IIS
9 14 (0.67%) CMS
9 14 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.63%) nginx
10 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.58%) Apache Pig
12 11 (0.53%) Jetty
13 10 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 67 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.11%) Simulink
3 16 (0.77%) MS Office
4 14 (0.67%) Doxygen
5 7 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.29%) SPSS
7 5 (0.24%) MS Project
7 5 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.24%) Siemens NX
8 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.096%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.096%) Stata
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.58%) RMDS
3 11 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.38%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.14%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.048%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.048%) Relativity
9 1 (0.048%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.048%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 83 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (1.25%) GitHub
5 20 (0.96%) SaaS
6 17 (0.82%) PaaS
7 15 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 15 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.63%) Office 365
9 12 (0.58%) IaaS
10 11 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.29%) Force.com
13 5 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.24%) Google Play
13 5 (0.24%) Heroku
13 5 (0.24%) iTunes
14 4 (0.19%) Veeva
15 2 (0.096%) Sumo Logic
15 2 (0.096%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 100 (4.81%) HTTP
3 63 (3.03%) Internet
4 42 (2.02%) VoIP
5 37 (1.78%) SSL
6 29 (1.40%) LTE
7 27 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 26 (1.25%) LAN
8 26 (1.25%) LDAP
9 25 (1.20%) DNS
10 23 (1.11%) Asterisk PBX
10 23 (1.11%) PBX
11 22 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
11 22 (1.06%) GSM
11 22 (1.06%) RANAP
11 22 (1.06%) RTP
11 22 (1.06%) UMTS
12 21 (1.01%) DVB
12 21 (1.01%) Ethernet
13 18 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.05%) Big Data
3 98 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 93 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 92 (4.43%) Hadoop
6 76 (3.66%) MySQL
7 46 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 37 (1.78%) KDB
9 33 (1.59%) Apache Hive
10 31 (1.49%) OLTP
11 28 (1.35%) DB2
12 27 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.30%) Tick Data
13 25 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.11%) HBase
15 22 (1.06%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 140 (6.74%) Subversion
3 98 (4.72%) Visual Studio
4 95 (4.57%) JIRA
5 69 (3.32%) Jenkins
6 50 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 50 (2.41%) Selenium
7 49 (2.36%) Maven
8 47 (2.26%) GDB
9 45 (2.17%) GCC
10 41 (1.97%) Rational DOORS
11 40 (1.92%) Gradle
12 32 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (1.40%) JMeter
14 28 (1.35%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.20%) Bitbucket
16 24 (1.15%) Cucumber
17 23 (1.11%) Android Studio
17 23 (1.11%) JUnit
17 23 (1.11%) Trac
General
1 355 (17.08%) Finance
2 236 (11.36%) Banking
3 216 (10.39%) Front Office
4 146 (7.03%) Investment Banking
5 90 (4.33%) Games
6 53 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 45 (2.17%) Aerospace
9 44 (2.12%) Electronics
10 38 (1.83%) Automotive
11 29 (1.40%) Marketing
12 26 (1.25%) Back Office
12 26 (1.25%) Military
13 20 (0.96%) Publishing
14 14 (0.67%) Retail
15 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.34%) French Language
17 6 (0.29%) German Language
17 6 (0.29%) Legal
17 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1145 (55.10%) Developer
2 601 (28.92%) C++ Developer
3 355 (17.08%) Software Engineer
4 181 (8.71%) Java Developer
5 150 (7.22%) C++ Software Engineer
6 129 (6.21%) C# Developer
7 108 (5.20%) Python Developer
8 97 (4.67%) Analyst
9 96 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
10 94 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 92 (4.43%) Quantitative Developer
12 86 (4.14%) C++/C# Developer
13 78 (3.75%) Linux Developer
14 75 (3.61%) Senior Developer
15 74 (3.56%) Architect
16 72 (3.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 69 (3.32%) C++/Java Developer
18 58 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
19 48 (2.31%) C++ Software Developer
20 45 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.16%) .NET
2 207 (9.96%) HTML
3 174 (8.37%) STL
4 159 (7.65%) XML
5 122 (5.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 104 (5.00%) Web Services
7 86 (4.14%) CSS
7 86 (4.14%) HTML5
8 80 (3.85%) REST
9 72 (3.46%) JSON
10 62 (2.98%) FIX Protocol
11 59 (2.84%) RESTful
12 56 (2.69%) AngularJS
13 54 (2.60%) OpenGL
14 52 (2.50%) Node.js
15 50 (2.41%) Qt
15 50 (2.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 48 (2.31%) WPF
17 46 (2.21%) Middleware
18 45 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 154 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 142 (6.83%) Algorithms
4 135 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (5.39%) Fixed Income
6 109 (5.25%) Mathematics
7 83 (3.99%) Derivative
8 81 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
9 77 (3.71%) Equities
10 58 (2.79%) User Experience
11 55 (2.65%) Data Structures
12 54 (2.60%) Market Risk
13 48 (2.31%) Physics
14 47 (2.26%) Client/Server
15 39 (1.88%) Management Information System
16 37 (1.78%) Mobile App
17 31 (1.49%) Credit Risk
17 31 (1.49%) Visualisation
18 28 (1.35%) Device Driver
19 26 (1.25%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 629 (30.27%) Linux
2 372 (17.90%) Unix
3 284 (13.67%) Windows
4 89 (4.28%) Android
5 70 (3.37%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.41%) Solaris
7 31 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
8 26 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 23 (1.11%) CentOS
10 14 (0.67%) MVS
11 12 (0.58%) AIX
11 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) Debian
14 7 (0.34%) HPUX
14 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.34%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (26.28%) Software Engineering
3 353 (16.99%) OO
4 351 (16.89%) Multithreading
5 227 (10.92%) Scrum
6 215 (10.35%) TDD
7 187 (9.00%) UML
8 163 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
9 159 (7.65%) SDLC
10 143 (6.88%) Low Latency
11 135 (6.50%) Electronic Trading
12 113 (5.44%) Analytics
13 97 (4.67%) Multithreaded Programming
14 96 (4.62%) Configuration Management
15 92 (4.43%) Unit Testing
16 88 (4.23%) OOD
17 85 (4.09%) OOP
17 85 (4.09%) Open Source
18 84 (4.04%) DevOps
19 81 (3.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 768 (36.96%) Java
2 628 (30.22%) C
3 605 (29.11%) C#
4 602 (28.97%) Python
5 472 (22.71%) SQL
6 256 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 246 (11.84%) Perl
8 97 (4.67%) Bash Shell
9 92 (4.43%) Ruby
10 86 (4.14%) Embedded C++
11 81 (3.90%) MATLAB
12 79 (3.80%) Embedded C
13 75 (3.61%) PHP
14 74 (3.56%) Shell Script
15 72 (3.46%) R
16 69 (3.32%) Scala
17 57 (2.74%) Objective-C
18 56 (2.69%) VB
19 44 (2.12%) Go
20 32 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 256 (12.32%) Degree
2 236 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 158 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.94%) PhD
5 49 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.43%) MCSE
8 6 (0.29%) PMP
9 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.24%) MCITP
9 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.19%) CCNP
10 4 (0.19%) CISSP
10 4 (0.19%) ISEB
10 4 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.39%) QA
2 29 (1.40%) MISRA
3 22 (1.06%) MiFID
4 20 (0.96%) MISRA C
5 19 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.72%) DO-178B
6 15 (0.72%) IEC 61508
7 14 (0.67%) ISO26262
8 8 (0.38%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.29%) SLA
10 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.14%) HL7
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.14%) SDET
13 2 (0.096%) ISO20022
System Software
1 35 (1.68%) Docker
2 25 (1.20%) Firmware
3 16 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.43%) HDFS
7 8 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.38%) Squid
8 6 (0.29%) iptables
8 6 (0.29%) KVM
8 6 (0.29%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.24%) NFS
10 4 (0.19%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.14%) vSphere
12 2 (0.096%) BusyBox
12 2 (0.096%) LXC
12 2 (0.096%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 46 (2.21%) Puppet
2 35 (1.68%) Ansible
3 30 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.38%) Ambari
5 8 (0.38%) Nagios
5 8 (0.38%) Oozie
5 8 (0.38%) Salt
6 7 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.24%) Cacti
7 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.24%) SCOM
7 5 (0.24%) Terraform
8 4 (0.19%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.19%) OpenNebula
8 4 (0.19%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.19%) WMI
9 3 (0.14%) logstash
9 3 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 223 (10.73%) Oracle
2 115 (5.53%) Microsoft
3 56 (2.69%) Sybase
4 54 (2.60%) Google
5 40 (1.92%) Cisco
6 38 (1.83%) TIBCO
7 32 (1.54%) IBM
8 27 (1.30%) Teradata
9 24 (1.15%) Bloomberg
9 24 (1.15%) Splunk
10 23 (1.11%) HP
10 23 (1.11%) ION Trading
11 22 (1.06%) Hortonworks
11 22 (1.06%) Solace
12 20 (0.96%) Reuters
13 19 (0.91%) VMware
14 18 (0.87%) Netezza
15 16 (0.77%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.58%) DataSynapse
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