Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 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.

C++
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 124 112
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 69 28 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.73% 0.74% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 3.13% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 69
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £357 £213 £325
90th Percentile £538 £475 £452
South East median daily rate £424 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.07% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 - £9.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,311 896 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.81% 23.75% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 532 746
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £549 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% +40.00% -65.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.13 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +6.67%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Berkshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Berkshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Berkshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Berkshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in Berkshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 29 £425 +19.72% 14
Newbury - 12 - - 5
Maidenhead -5 6 £470 +34.29% 5
Bracknell +2 5 £405 -9.94% 8
Slough -8 4 £370 +5.71% 8
Wokingham - 4 £425 - 4
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 51 (73.91%) C
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
2 34 (49.28%) Python
3 26 (37.68%) Software Engineering
4 25 (36.23%) Linux
5 17 (24.64%) Windows
5 17 (24.64%) Java
6 15 (21.74%) C#
7 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
7 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
7 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
8 13 (18.84%) OO
9 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 12 (17.39%) Multithreading
10 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
10 11 (15.94%) SciPy
10 11 (15.94%) NumPy
10 11 (15.94%) Embedded C
10 11 (15.94%) MATLAB
11 10 (14.49%) Oracle
11 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.49%) TDD
11 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (14.49%) Pandas
12 9 (13.04%) Data Science
12 9 (13.04%) Algorithms
12 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Unix

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (10.14%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.45%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) NuGet
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) RS-232
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.80%) Wireless
4 3 (4.35%) SSH
4 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.35%) ZigBee
5 2 (2.90%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) 3G
6 1 (1.45%) 4G
6 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.45%) NFC
6 1 (1.45%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) Big Data
4 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (4.35%) MySQL
6 3 (4.35%) Power BI
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.45%) DB2
8 1 (1.45%) KNIME
8 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.14%) PVCS
3 7 (10.14%) Subversion
4 6 (8.70%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.35%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) Maven
6 3 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.35%) ProC
7 2 (2.90%) Ant
7 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.90%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (2.90%) Selenium
7 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Hudson
8 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.70%) Automotive
2 4 (5.80%) Electronics
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) French Language
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Python Developer
3 12 (17.39%) C++ Developer
3 12 (17.39%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.70%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) NumPy
1 11 (15.94%) SciPy
2 10 (14.49%) Pandas
3 8 (11.59%) XML
4 7 (10.14%) .NET
4 7 (10.14%) Anaconda
4 7 (10.14%) STL
5 5 (7.25%) REST
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (4.35%) HTML
6 3 (4.35%) Web Services
7 2 (2.90%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.90%) J2EE
7 2 (2.90%) MFC
7 2 (2.90%) Middleware
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) Spring
8 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Verilog
4 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Unix
4 7 (10.14%) OpenVMS
5 3 (4.35%) CentOS
5 3 (4.35%) Debian
5 3 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) VMS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Software Engineering
2 13 (18.84%) OO
3 12 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.49%) TDD
5 9 (13.04%) Data Science
5 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Migration
7 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
8 6 (8.70%) FMEA
8 6 (8.70%) Microservices
8 6 (8.70%) Open Source
8 6 (8.70%) Scrum
8 6 (8.70%) SDLC
8 6 (8.70%) Software Architecture
9 5 (7.25%) DevOps
9 5 (7.25%) Kanban
9 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.35%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 51 (73.91%) C
2 34 (49.28%) Python
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
3 17 (24.64%) Java
4 15 (21.74%) C#
5 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (15.94%) Embedded C
6 11 (15.94%) MATLAB
7 8 (11.59%) Embedded C++
8 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
9 6 (8.70%) Assembly Language
9 6 (8.70%) Fortran
10 4 (5.80%) Go
10 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
10 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.35%) Scala
11 3 (4.35%) VB
11 3 (4.35%) VBA
12 2 (2.90%) CQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) MISRA
1 6 (8.70%) MISRA C
2 4 (5.80%) GDPR
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.45%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Firmware
2 2 (2.90%) Docker
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Ansible
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.35%) SELinux
2 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.90%) Opsview
3 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.45%) Apple
4 1 (1.45%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.45%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.45%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) MapR
4 1 (1.45%) Sage
4 1 (1.45%) Teradata