Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 107 106
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 56 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.35% 1.70% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.41% 5.63% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 24
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £390 £338 £312
90th Percentile £506 £638 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -39.62% -0.63%
10th Percentile £36.25 £8.00 £35.13
90th Percentile £48.00 £41.80 £43.30
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 1,270 1,243 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.68% 30.24% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 714 674
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £442 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £35.13 £8.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.50 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.81%

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 23 January 2019.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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 +7 37 £410 +2.50% 18
Wokingham -9 5 £425 -32.00% 3
Slough -15 5 £563 +50.00% 4
Newbury -9 3 - - 1
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 27 (48.21%) SQL
2 23 (41.07%) C
3 22 (39.29%) Java
4 21 (37.50%) XML
5 17 (30.36%) .NET
6 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (25.00%) Web Services
8 13 (23.21%) Oracle
8 13 (23.21%) JSON
9 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.64%) C#
9 11 (19.64%) OpenVMS
9 11 (19.64%) Selenium
9 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
9 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
10 10 (17.86%) Scala
10 10 (17.86%) Groovy
10 10 (17.86%) Procedural Programming
10 10 (17.86%) Geb
10 10 (17.86%) Gatling
10 10 (17.86%) EDI
10 10 (17.86%) JUnit
10 10 (17.86%) Windows
11 9 (16.07%) OO
11 9 (16.07%) Python
11 9 (16.07%) CRM
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
12 8 (14.29%) Scrum

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 (12.50%) CMS
2 6 (10.71%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) TPMS
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle BRM
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.79%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.57%) Broadband
2 2 (3.57%) GPRS
2 2 (3.57%) GSM
2 2 (3.57%) SMPP
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) HBase
5 1 (1.79%) Mahout
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
1 11 (19.64%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) Gatling
2 10 (17.86%) Geb
2 10 (17.86%) JUnit
3 8 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (12.50%) JIRA
4 7 (12.50%) PVCS
5 6 (10.71%) ProC
5 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.36%) CMake
7 3 (5.36%) Gradle
8 2 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (1.79%) Moq
9 1 (1.79%) MSTest
9 1 (1.79%) NUnit
9 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.93%) Publishing
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.57%) Billing
3 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Senior Tester
2 10 (17.86%) Tester
3 9 (16.07%) C++ Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Software Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 8 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Fortran Developer
5 5 (8.93%) iOS Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) C Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C/C++ Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Manual Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Manual Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) XML
2 17 (30.36%) .NET
3 14 (25.00%) Web Services
4 13 (23.21%) JSON
5 10 (17.86%) EDI
6 7 (12.50%) STL
7 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.71%) HTML
8 5 (8.93%) CSS
8 5 (8.93%) HTML5
9 4 (7.14%) CSS3
10 3 (5.36%) Spring
11 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.57%) Kafka
11 2 (3.57%) Qt
11 2 (3.57%) REST
11 2 (3.57%) RESTful
11 2 (3.57%) SOAP
11 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
12 1 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.57%) IPTV
2 2 (3.57%) RIA
2 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.57%) VHDL
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) DataPower
3 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.79%) EPoS
3 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) OpenVMS
2 10 (17.86%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Unix
4 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Android
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
3 10 (17.86%) Procedural Programming
4 9 (16.07%) CRM
4 9 (16.07%) OO
5 8 (14.29%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) Mobile Development
7 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
8 5 (8.93%) iOS Development
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
8 5 (8.93%) MVVM
8 5 (8.93%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (8.93%) OOD
9 4 (7.14%) MVC
9 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) SQL
2 23 (41.07%) C
3 22 (39.29%) Java
4 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (19.64%) C#
6 10 (17.86%) Groovy
6 10 (17.86%) Scala
7 9 (16.07%) Python
8 7 (12.50%) Fortran
9 6 (10.71%) Perl
9 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
10 5 (8.93%) Apple Swift
11 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.79%) COBOL
12 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.79%) Go
12 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.79%) HDFS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Grafana
1 2 (3.57%) Graphite
2 1 (1.79%) Ambari
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.79%) Oozie
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Apple
4 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.57%) Siebel
4 2 (3.57%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco
5 1 (1.79%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) ICL
5 1 (1.79%) SAP