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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 100 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing C++ 1029 1202 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 2.35% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.58% 6.15% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 765 665
Median daily rate £500 £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £721 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 135 97
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.09 £28.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.74 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +12.82%

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
18433 19551 19825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.65% 38.23% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12670 13272 13053
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 482 421
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -8 960 £525 +10.52% 626
London +1 562 £575 +4.54% 244
South East -34 138 £375 +7.14% 139
City of London -4 87 £600 +4.34% 50
South West -8 76 £425 +17.24% 52
East of England -3 64 £325 -13.33% 93
East Midlands +26 36 £350 +16.66% 13
Yorkshire +6 33 £363 -34.09% 26
Hampshire -34 33 £425 +41.66% 31
North West -44 33 £381 -15.27% 34
Cambridgeshire +5 30 £338 -6.89% 77
Berkshire +16 25 £450 +28.57% 20
Cambridge +10 23 £338 +6.71% 74
Surrey -2 23 £375 -2.59% 23
Somerset -4 23 £425 +30.76% 2
Northern Ireland +2 22 £408 +5.16% 3
South Wales +24 20 £418 +28.46% 3
Scotland +22 20 £320 -9.85% 23
Wales +9 20 £418 +12.83% 6
West Yorkshire +4 20 £388 -3.12% 16
Leicestershire +22 19 £375 -11.76% 2
Hertfordshire +8 19 - - 10
Belfast +5 19 £388 - 1
County Antrim +4 19 £388 - 3
Gloucestershire -8 19 £500 +25.00% 14
Manchester -11 19 £400 - 23
Leeds 0 15 £375 -6.25% 7
Essex +5 14 £275 -38.88% 4
East Sussex +13 13 £363 +229.54% 2
West Midlands +2 13 £343 +30.47% 15

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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++.

1 748 (36.15%) Java
2 623 (30.11%) C#
3 617 (29.82%) Linux
4 603 (29.14%) Python
5 575 (27.79%) C
6 548 (26.49%) Software Engineering
7 527 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
8 472 (22.81%) SQL
9 396 (19.14%) Finance
10 373 (18.03%) Multithreading
11 358 (17.30%) OO
11 358 (17.30%) Unix
12 286 (13.82%) Windows
13 273 (13.19%) Banking
14 259 (12.52%) Front Office
15 238 (11.50%) Oracle
16 229 (11.07%) Degree
17 226 (10.92%) JavaScript
18 216 (10.44%) .NET
19 212 (10.25%) TDD
20 210 (10.15%) Perl
21 208 (10.05%) Security Cleared
22 200 (9.67%) Scrum
23 194 (9.38%) HTML
23 194 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 185 (8.94%) STL
25 181 (8.75%) Low Latency
26 173 (8.36%) UML
27 166 (8.02%) SDLC
28 165 (7.97%) XML

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 52 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 45 (2.17%) Apache
3 30 (1.45%) Confluence
4 26 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 19 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 17 (0.82%) SAS
8 16 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.68%) CMS
9 14 (0.68%) Tuxedo
10 13 (0.63%) Apache Pig
10 13 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 13 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.58%) DataSynapse
11 12 (0.58%) IIS
11 12 (0.58%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.53%) nginx
12 11 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 59 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.26%) Simulink
3 24 (1.16%) MS Office
4 20 (0.97%) Doxygen
5 8 (0.39%) SPSS
6 7 (0.34%) MS Project
6 7 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.29%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.097%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.097%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.097%) Stata
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 25 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.53%) RMDS
3 10 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.34%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.097%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.048%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.048%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.048%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.35%) GitHub
4 20 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.72%) SaaS
7 12 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.58%) IaaS
8 10 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.39%) PaaS
10 7 (0.34%) Force.com
11 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.29%) Google Play
11 6 (0.29%) iTunes
11 6 (0.29%) Office 365
12 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Heroku
12 4 (0.19%) Loggly
12 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 90 (4.35%) HTTP
3 46 (2.22%) Internet
4 37 (1.79%) VoIP
5 29 (1.40%) SSL
6 28 (1.35%) Kerberos
7 27 (1.30%) LTE
8 25 (1.21%) Asterisk PBX
8 25 (1.21%) PBX
9 24 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
9 24 (1.16%) GSM
9 24 (1.16%) RANAP
9 24 (1.16%) RTP
9 24 (1.16%) UMTS
10 22 (1.06%) Wireshark
11 19 (0.92%) DVB
12 18 (0.87%) Ethernet
12 18 (0.87%) LAN
13 17 (0.82%) LDAP
14 16 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.41%) Big Data
3 86 (4.16%) Hadoop
3 86 (4.16%) NoSQL
4 84 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 60 (2.90%) MySQL
6 44 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.98%) KDB
8 36 (1.74%) Tick Data
9 32 (1.55%) Apache Hive
10 31 (1.50%) OLTP
11 28 (1.35%) DB2
12 23 (1.11%) HBase
12 23 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.87%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.77%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 146 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 134 (6.48%) Subversion
3 99 (4.78%) JIRA
4 97 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 74 (3.58%) Jenkins
6 66 (3.19%) Eclipse
7 46 (2.22%) Selenium
8 45 (2.17%) Maven
9 41 (1.98%) GDB
9 41 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
10 39 (1.88%) GCC
11 37 (1.79%) Gradle
12 30 (1.45%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.30%) Bitbucket
13 27 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
15 25 (1.21%) Android Studio
15 25 (1.21%) Trac
16 24 (1.16%) JMeter
17 23 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 396 (19.14%) Finance
2 273 (13.19%) Banking
3 259 (12.52%) Front Office
4 160 (7.73%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.53%) Games
6 53 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.27%) Electronics
8 43 (2.08%) Automotive
9 39 (1.88%) Aerospace
9 39 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.50%) Marketing
11 22 (1.06%) Back Office
12 21 (1.01%) Military
13 17 (0.82%) Publishing
14 13 (0.63%) Retail
15 12 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.48%) Advertising
17 6 (0.29%) Legal
18 5 (0.24%) Avionics
19 4 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 1156 (55.87%) Developer
2 618 (29.87%) C++ Developer
3 364 (17.59%) Software Engineer
4 178 (8.60%) Java Developer
5 163 (7.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 143 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 110 (5.32%) Quantitative Developer
8 103 (4.98%) Python Developer
9 95 (4.59%) C++/C# Developer
10 89 (4.30%) Analyst
10 89 (4.30%) Software Developer
11 86 (4.16%) Linux Developer
12 85 (4.11%) Embedded Engineer
13 80 (3.87%) Architect
13 80 (3.87%) Senior Developer
14 74 (3.58%) C++/Java Developer
15 66 (3.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 60 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
17 58 (2.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 55 (2.66%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (10.44%) .NET
2 194 (9.38%) HTML
3 185 (8.94%) STL
4 165 (7.97%) XML
5 136 (6.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 90 (4.35%) Web Services
7 79 (3.82%) REST
8 76 (3.67%) HTML5
9 75 (3.62%) CSS
10 73 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
11 72 (3.48%) JSON
12 59 (2.85%) AngularJS
13 58 (2.80%) Middleware
14 55 (2.66%) RESTful
15 54 (2.61%) Node.js
16 51 (2.46%) OpenGL
16 51 (2.46%) Qt
16 51 (2.46%) WPF
17 50 (2.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 43 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 194 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 151 (7.30%) Algorithms
3 146 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 132 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (6.38%) Fixed Income
5 93 (4.49%) Equities
6 90 (4.35%) Derivative
7 75 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
8 67 (3.24%) Market Risk
9 59 (2.85%) User Experience
10 54 (2.61%) Data Structures
11 47 (2.27%) Mobile App
12 43 (2.08%) Management Information System
13 41 (1.98%) Client/Server
14 36 (1.74%) Credit Risk
15 32 (1.55%) Device Driver
16 25 (1.21%) STB
17 24 (1.16%) Grid Computing
18 22 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 21 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 617 (29.82%) Linux
2 358 (17.30%) Unix
3 286 (13.82%) Windows
4 96 (4.64%) Android
5 75 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.93%) Solaris
7 33 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (1.21%) Windows Server
9 21 (1.01%) CentOS
10 16 (0.77%) MVS
11 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.48%) AIX
13 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 8 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.34%) HPUX
17 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (26.49%) Software Engineering
2 527 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (18.03%) Multithreading
4 358 (17.30%) OO
5 212 (10.25%) TDD
6 200 (9.67%) Scrum
7 181 (8.75%) Low Latency
8 173 (8.36%) UML
9 166 (8.02%) SDLC
10 159 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
11 158 (7.64%) Mathematics
12 155 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
13 120 (5.80%) Analytics
14 102 (4.93%) Multithreaded Programming
15 95 (4.59%) OOP
16 91 (4.40%) Unit Testing
17 89 (4.30%) OOD
18 88 (4.25%) Risk Management
19 82 (3.96%) Configuration Management
20 79 (3.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 748 (36.15%) Java
2 623 (30.11%) C#
3 603 (29.14%) Python
4 575 (27.79%) C
5 472 (22.81%) SQL
6 226 (10.92%) JavaScript
7 210 (10.15%) Perl
8 87 (4.20%) Ruby
9 86 (4.16%) Shell Script
10 84 (4.06%) MATLAB
11 81 (3.91%) Bash Shell
12 79 (3.82%) Embedded C++
13 73 (3.53%) R
14 72 (3.48%) Embedded C
15 70 (3.38%) Scala
16 57 (2.75%) Objective-C
17 52 (2.51%) PHP
18 44 (2.13%) VB
19 37 (1.79%) Go
20 31 (1.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 229 (11.07%) Degree
2 208 (10.05%) Security Cleared
3 141 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.19%) PhD
5 39 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.29%) MCITP
8 6 (0.29%) MCSE
9 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.19%) CISSP
10 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.19%) ISEB
10 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.19%) PMP
10 4 (0.19%) SANS
11 3 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.097%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.46%) QA
2 29 (1.40%) MISRA
3 26 (1.26%) MiFID
4 22 (1.06%) MISRA C
5 20 (0.97%) ISO26262
6 19 (0.92%) IEC 61508
7 14 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.63%) DO-178B
9 9 (0.43%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.34%) SLA
11 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.24%) ISO20022
11 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.19%) SDET
13 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.097%) IFRS
14 2 (0.097%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 2 (0.097%) ISO13485
14 2 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (2.03%) Docker
2 27 (1.30%) Firmware
3 24 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.58%) HDFS
5 11 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.39%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.19%) NFS
9 4 (0.19%) Squid
10 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 3 (0.14%) vSphere
11 2 (0.097%) BusyBox
11 2 (0.097%) LXC
12 1 (0.048%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.048%) GPFS
12 1 (0.048%) iptables
12 1 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 35 (1.69%) Ansible
1 35 (1.69%) Puppet
2 30 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.58%) Control-M
4 10 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.39%) Ambari
5 8 (0.39%) Oozie
6 7 (0.34%) Nagios
6 7 (0.34%) Salt
7 6 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.29%) SCOM
8 5 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.24%) Terraform
9 4 (0.19%) WMI
9 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.097%) Cacti
10 2 (0.097%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.097%) Nessus
10 2 (0.097%) Nmap
10 2 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 238 (11.50%) Oracle
2 107 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 59 (2.85%) Sybase
4 51 (2.46%) Google
5 42 (2.03%) TIBCO
6 39 (1.88%) Cisco
7 29 (1.40%) IBM
8 27 (1.30%) Splunk
9 25 (1.21%) Solace
9 25 (1.21%) Teradata
10 23 (1.11%) Bloomberg
11 22 (1.06%) Hortonworks
11 22 (1.06%) ION Trading
12 21 (1.01%) Reuters
13 18 (0.87%) HP
14 15 (0.72%) Netezza
14 15 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.63%) Tableau
15 13 (0.63%) VMware
16 11 (0.53%) Sun
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