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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 110 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing C++ 1142 1463 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.17% 2.53% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.30% 6.62% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 924 814
Median daily rate £440 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 148 66
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%

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
21531 22087 21370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.26% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 15025 13861
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 524 417
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -33 1051 £450 -6.25% 697
London -39 472 £500 -9.09% 280
South East +10 236 £378 +3.42% 134
South West -9 114 £350 -6.66% 54
City of London -13 79 £525 -16.00% 49
East of England +11 57 £350 -2.77% 115
North East -36 54 £463 -7.50% 17
Tyne and Wear -28 53 £463 -7.50% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 51 £463 -7.50% 11
Hampshire -16 50 £400 +10.42% 33
Oxfordshire -4 48 £400 -3.03% 27
Scotland -8 46 £300 -4.00% 21
North West -49 46 £400 -15.78% 44
Gloucestershire -3 45 £440 +12.82% 18
West Midlands 0 42 £360 -12.72% 22
Cambridgeshire +22 40 £350 -6.66% 91
Berkshire +7 37 £400 +14.28% 13
Manchester -10 29 £425 - 33
Wales +30 28 £403 +0.62% 7
South Wales +42 27 £403 -6.39% 7
Middlesex +8 26 £350 -
Surrey +6 26 £413 +17.85% 40
Cambridge +19 23 £330 -12.00% 83
Oxford -3 23 £445 +18.66% 11
Newport +25 20 £403 -6.39% 3
Yorkshire -48 20 £320 -23.58% 13
West Yorkshire -25 19 £320 -20.00% 9
Glasgow +13 18 £425 +13.33% 9
West Sussex +12 18 £375 -6.25% 6
Leeds -13 18 £320 -22.42% 6

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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++.

1 953 (41.93%) Java
2 744 (32.73%) C
3 725 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
4 699 (30.75%) Linux
5 664 (29.21%) C#
6 612 (26.92%) Python
7 581 (25.56%) Software Engineering
8 561 (24.68%) SQL
9 405 (17.82%) Unix
10 379 (16.67%) Windows
10 379 (16.67%) Finance
11 363 (15.97%) OO
12 352 (15.49%) JavaScript
13 327 (14.39%) .NET
14 324 (14.25%) Oracle
15 318 (13.99%) Multithreading
16 316 (13.90%) Security Cleared
17 305 (13.42%) Perl
18 303 (13.33%) Degree
19 288 (12.67%) HTML
20 262 (11.53%) TDD
21 252 (11.09%) Scrum
22 217 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
23 214 (9.41%) UML
23 214 (9.41%) SC Cleared
24 205 (9.02%) XML
25 201 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
26 188 (8.27%) Banking
27 170 (7.48%) Front Office
28 167 (7.35%) Computer Science

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
1 102 (4.49%) Apache
2 76 (3.34%) Tomcat
3 39 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 39 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 34 (1.50%) JBoss
5 29 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.19%) SAS
7 26 (1.14%) Confluence
8 25 (1.10%) IIS
8 25 (1.10%) Tuxedo
9 21 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 19 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
10 19 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 19 (0.84%) SharePoint
11 17 (0.75%) AquaLogic
11 17 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.70%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.70%) CMS
13 14 (0.62%) Jetty
Applications
1 76 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.84%) MS Office
3 16 (0.70%) Simulink
4 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.40%) SPSS
6 8 (0.35%) MS Project
6 8 (0.35%) PaintShop Pro
7 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.31%) Windchill
8 6 (0.26%) Doxygen
8 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.18%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.18%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.13%) CATIA
12 2 (0.088%) Stata
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.044%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 17 (0.75%) OpenText MBPM
2 10 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.44%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.40%) RMDS
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.22%) AWD
6 5 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.18%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.18%) Relativity
7 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.088%) Summit
10 1 (0.044%) Kondor
10 1 (0.044%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.044%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 83 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (2.42%) PaaS
3 38 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (1.63%) SaaS
5 27 (1.19%) IaaS
6 23 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (0.88%) GitHub
8 19 (0.84%) Office 365
9 12 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.22%) Force.com
13 4 (0.18%) iTunes
14 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.13%) Google Play
15 2 (0.088%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.088%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.088%) Veeva
16 1 (0.044%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 125 (5.50%) HTTP
2 104 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 66 (2.90%) Internet
4 52 (2.29%) SSL
5 44 (1.94%) SNMP
5 44 (1.94%) VoIP
6 37 (1.63%) DVB
7 28 (1.23%) DHCP
8 27 (1.19%) Wireless
9 26 (1.14%) DNS
9 26 (1.14%) Firewall
9 26 (1.14%) LAN
10 23 (1.01%) Kerberos
10 23 (1.01%) WAN
11 22 (0.97%) Ethernet
12 19 (0.84%) LDAP
13 14 (0.62%) IPv4
13 14 (0.62%) LTE
14 12 (0.53%) VPN
15 11 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 125 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 98 (4.31%) MySQL
4 94 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 79 (3.48%) Hadoop
6 65 (2.86%) Big Data
7 62 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 61 (2.68%) RDBMS
9 42 (1.85%) DB2
9 42 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.54%) OLTP
12 30 (1.32%) Data Mining
13 29 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.06%) KDB
15 21 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.75%) Apache Hive
17 17 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (0.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 145 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 133 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 120 (5.28%) Subversion
4 94 (4.14%) JIRA
5 90 (3.96%) Jenkins
6 60 (2.64%) Rational DOORS
7 58 (2.55%) Maven
8 57 (2.51%) Selenium
9 49 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 49 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (1.67%) JUnit
11 36 (1.58%) GCC
12 34 (1.50%) ClearCase
12 34 (1.50%) GDB
13 33 (1.45%) NUnit
14 25 (1.10%) HP UFT
14 25 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
14 25 (1.10%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.10%) TeamCity
15 24 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 379 (16.67%) Finance
2 188 (8.27%) Banking
3 170 (7.48%) Front Office
4 84 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 83 (3.65%) Games
6 61 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 45 (1.98%) Electronics
9 40 (1.76%) Aerospace
10 33 (1.45%) Automotive
10 33 (1.45%) Military
11 29 (1.28%) Marketing
12 26 (1.14%) Back Office
13 19 (0.84%) Publishing
14 15 (0.66%) French Language
15 13 (0.57%) Legal
16 11 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.44%) German Language
17 10 (0.44%) Italian Language
17 10 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1203 (52.93%) Developer
2 589 (25.91%) C++ Developer
3 352 (15.49%) Software Engineer
4 171 (7.52%) Java Developer
5 167 (7.35%) C# Developer
6 138 (6.07%) C++ Software Engineer
7 137 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 117 (5.15%) Analyst
9 104 (4.58%) Python Developer
10 87 (3.83%) Senior Developer
11 86 (3.78%) Architect
11 86 (3.78%) Embedded Engineer
12 84 (3.70%) C++/C# Developer
13 75 (3.30%) C++ Software Developer
14 70 (3.08%) C++/Java Developer
15 69 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
15 69 (3.04%) Quantitative Developer
16 67 (2.95%) Linux Developer
17 66 (2.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 64 (2.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (14.39%) .NET
2 288 (12.67%) HTML
3 205 (9.02%) XML
4 130 (5.72%) STL
5 125 (5.50%) Web Services
6 123 (5.41%) CSS
7 112 (4.93%) HTML5
8 97 (4.27%) REST
9 89 (3.92%) JSON
10 87 (3.83%) J2EE
11 81 (3.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 78 (3.43%) Middleware
13 77 (3.39%) Spring
14 74 (3.26%) AngularJS
15 70 (3.08%) ASP.NET
16 67 (2.95%) WPF
17 64 (2.82%) RESTful
18 53 (2.33%) jQuery
19 50 (2.20%) Node.js
20 47 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 217 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 126 (5.54%) Algorithms
4 111 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 106 (4.66%) Mathematics
6 100 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
7 87 (3.83%) Derivative
8 81 (3.56%) Fixed Income
9 74 (3.26%) User Experience
10 70 (3.08%) Data Structures
11 52 (2.29%) Mobile App
12 41 (1.80%) Statistics
13 37 (1.63%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (1.41%) Equities
14 32 (1.41%) Management Information System
14 32 (1.41%) STB
15 30 (1.32%) Data Centre
16 29 (1.28%) Device Driver
17 26 (1.14%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 699 (30.75%) Linux
2 405 (17.82%) Unix
3 379 (16.67%) Windows
4 103 (4.53%) Android
5 84 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 62 (2.73%) Windows Server
7 49 (2.16%) Solaris
8 35 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
9 31 (1.36%) AIX
10 29 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.84%) OS/390
12 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.62%) VxWorks
15 13 (0.57%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.53%) CentOS
17 9 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.31%) HPUX
18 7 (0.31%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (25.56%) Software Engineering
3 363 (15.97%) OO
4 318 (13.99%) Multithreading
5 262 (11.53%) TDD
6 252 (11.09%) Scrum
7 214 (9.41%) UML
8 201 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (6.78%) DevOps
10 149 (6.56%) SDLC
11 134 (5.90%) Configuration Management
12 116 (5.10%) Unit Testing
13 111 (4.88%) Open Source
14 109 (4.80%) ITIL
15 100 (4.40%) Analytics
15 100 (4.40%) OOP
16 94 (4.14%) Release Management
17 91 (4.00%) OOD
18 83 (3.65%) BDD
19 81 (3.56%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 953 (41.93%) Java
2 744 (32.73%) C
3 664 (29.21%) C#
4 612 (26.92%) Python
5 561 (24.68%) SQL
6 352 (15.49%) JavaScript
7 305 (13.42%) Perl
8 110 (4.84%) Ruby
9 102 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 99 (4.36%) PHP
10 99 (4.36%) VB
11 90 (3.96%) Bash Shell
12 83 (3.65%) Embedded C++
13 72 (3.17%) Embedded C
14 66 (2.90%) MATLAB
14 66 (2.90%) R
15 62 (2.73%) PowerShell
16 61 (2.68%) VBScript
17 60 (2.64%) VB.NET
18 57 (2.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 316 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 303 (13.33%) Degree
3 214 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 58 (2.55%) PhD
6 28 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.84%) MCSE
9 14 (0.62%) ISEB
10 13 (0.57%) MCITP
11 10 (0.44%) CEH
11 10 (0.44%) CISSP
12 7 (0.31%) CISA
12 7 (0.31%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.31%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.14%) QA
2 31 (1.36%) MISRA
3 20 (0.88%) DO-178B
4 18 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.70%) MISRA C
6 13 (0.57%) SLA
7 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.35%) MiFID
9 7 (0.31%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.22%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 4 (0.18%) ISO26262
11 4 (0.18%) JTAG
12 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.13%) HL7
13 2 (0.088%) SDET
13 2 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (1.19%) Docker
2 26 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.75%) Firmware
5 15 (0.66%) iptables
6 14 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.35%) HDFS
10 8 (0.35%) OpenSSH
11 7 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.31%) KVM
12 6 (0.26%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.26%) Squid
13 5 (0.22%) Xen
14 4 (0.18%) Dovecot
14 4 (0.18%) NFS
14 4 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (3.21%) Puppet
2 56 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.54%) Ansible
4 20 (0.88%) Control-M
5 14 (0.62%) Salt
5 14 (0.62%) SCOM
6 10 (0.44%) BladeLogic
6 10 (0.44%) Oozie
7 9 (0.40%) Nagios
8 7 (0.31%) Ambari
8 7 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.22%) logstash
10 4 (0.18%) Cacti
10 4 (0.18%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.18%) Kibana
10 4 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 324 (14.25%) Oracle
2 140 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.17%) IBM
4 53 (2.33%) Sybase
5 39 (1.72%) Google
6 38 (1.67%) VMware
7 35 (1.54%) HP
8 32 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 31 (1.36%) TIBCO
10 26 (1.14%) Informatica
11 23 (1.01%) Cisco
11 23 (1.01%) Teradata
12 19 (0.84%) Coverity
13 18 (0.79%) SAP
13 18 (0.79%) Sun
14 17 (0.75%) Axway
14 17 (0.75%) Fujitsu
15 16 (0.70%) ION Trading
15 16 (0.70%) Reuters
15 16 (0.70%) Splunk
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