Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 102 124
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22 -25
Contract jobs citing C++ 47 66 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 1.69% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 5.21% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 13
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.72% -5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £362 £228
90th Percentile £531 £538 £501
South East median daily rate £425 £423 £385
% change year-on-year +0.47% +9.87% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £46.50 £8.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +481.25% - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%

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 1,169 1,267 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.09% 32.45% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 734 578
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £294
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% +71.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £38.50 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £52.60
South East median hourly rate £46.67 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.81% - +6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -17 13 £406 -4.59% 11
Wokingham -1 8 £400 -5.88% 3
Slough +2 6 £476 +16.10% 6
Newbury -6 5 £400 - 5
Maidenhead +7 1 £325 -35.00% 2
Bracknell -8 1 - - 5
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (59.57%) C
2 22 (46.81%) Oracle
3 20 (42.55%) STL
3 20 (42.55%) SQL
4 18 (38.30%) XML
5 17 (36.17%) PVCS
5 17 (36.17%) OpenVMS
5 17 (36.17%) Fortran
5 17 (36.17%) CMS
6 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
7 12 (25.53%) Python
8 11 (23.40%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (17.02%) C#
10 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
11 7 (14.89%) Java
12 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
12 6 (12.77%) .NET
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 6 (12.77%) Linux
12 6 (12.77%) Embedded C
13 5 (10.64%) OO
13 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
13 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
13 5 (10.64%) SDLC
13 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
14 4 (8.51%) VB
14 4 (8.51%) OOD
14 4 (8.51%) Embedded C++

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 17 (36.17%) CMS
2 3 (6.38%) ArcGIS
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
1 2 (4.26%) RS-485
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) IGMP
2 1 (2.13%) IPv6
2 1 (2.13%) MQTT
2 1 (2.13%) RS-232
2 1 (2.13%) RTCP
2 1 (2.13%) RTP
2 1 (2.13%) SMPP
2 1 (2.13%) SNMP
2 1 (2.13%) VLAN
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) PVCS
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) ProC
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Law
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Fortran Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Software Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) C++ Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.89%) C Developer
4 7 (14.89%) C/C++ Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Python Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) OpenVMS Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Graduate Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) STL
2 18 (38.30%) XML
3 6 (12.77%) .NET
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) Qt
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.13%) Django
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) JSF
6 1 (2.13%) Kafka
6 1 (2.13%) OAuth
6 1 (2.13%) OAuth2
6 1 (2.13%) REST
6 1 (2.13%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.13%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) OpenVMS
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.38%) VMS
5 1 (2.13%) HPUX
5 1 (2.13%) uClinux
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
2 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
4 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.64%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) SDLC
5 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 3 (6.38%) CRM
7 3 (6.38%) EAM
7 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Device Driver Development
8 2 (4.26%) Kanban
8 2 (4.26%) Microservices
8 2 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.26%) Sprint Planning
9 1 (2.13%) Architectural Design
9 1 (2.13%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) C
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) Fortran
4 12 (25.53%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) C#
6 7 (14.89%) Java
7 6 (12.77%) Embedded C
8 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.51%) Embedded C++
9 4 (8.51%) VB
10 3 (6.38%) DCL
11 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (2.13%) Perl
12 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.13%) Grafana
1 1 (2.13%) Graphite
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Autodesk
2 3 (6.38%) ESRI
2 3 (6.38%) Infor
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) CA
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Pega