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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 85 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11  
Contract jobs citing C++ 12 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 1.47% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 5.71% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 26
Median daily rate £325 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £335 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £435 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £24.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.45 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.88% +8.15%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 444 613 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.30% 25.73% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 363 367
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 12
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £9.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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++
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 3 months to 22 June 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
Reading +7 9 £325 -13.33% 9
Bracknell +7 2 - - 3
Slough +4 1 - -
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) TDD
4 16 (51.61%) C#
4 16 (51.61%) BDD
5 12 (38.71%) OO
6 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) Java
7 10 (32.26%) OOP
7 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (32.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (29.03%) Unreal Engine
8 9 (29.03%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
8 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) JSON
10 7 (22.58%) HTTP
10 7 (22.58%) C
10 7 (22.58%) XML
10 7 (22.58%) Python
11 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 6 (19.35%) CMS
11 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
11 6 (19.35%) Selenium
11 6 (19.35%) REST
11 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
11 6 (19.35%) Computer Science Degree

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 6 (19.35%) CMS
2 5 (16.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) DVB
2 1 (3.23%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
1 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
2 5 (16.13%) Ant
2 5 (16.13%) Apache Ivy
2 5 (16.13%) Bitbucket
2 5 (16.13%) eggPlant
2 5 (16.13%) Gradle
2 5 (16.13%) JMeter
2 5 (16.13%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) Fiddler
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (12.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Software Developer
3 7 (22.58%) C++ Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Developer in Test
6 4 (12.90%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (9.68%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (6.45%) 3D Developer
8 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Development Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 9 (29.03%) Unity DI Container
2 9 (29.03%) Unreal Engine
3 7 (22.58%) JSON
3 7 (22.58%) XML
4 6 (19.35%) REST
5 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.68%) HTML
7 3 (9.68%) WCF
8 2 (6.45%) CSS
8 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
8 2 (6.45%) RESTful
9 1 (3.23%) HTML5
9 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
9 1 (3.23%) scikit-learn
9 1 (3.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) TDD
4 16 (51.61%) BDD
5 12 (38.71%) OO
6 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (32.26%) OOP
8 9 (29.03%) Functional Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
9 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
10 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 5 (16.13%) Content Management
11 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) C
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) Groovy
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Ada
6 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Sitecore
1 5 (16.13%) Splunk
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) Samsung