Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 118 112
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 65 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.59% 1.05% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 3.71% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 31
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +11.94%
10th Percentile £362 £320 £313
90th Percentile £514 £638 £488
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £36.25 £13.90 £22.90
90th Percentile £46.25 £42.30 £44.50
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 1,308 1,160 1,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.00% 28.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 692 700
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.24%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -16.22%
10th Percentile £17.50 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.98
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +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 17 November 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++
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 17 November 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 +24 38 £400 - 15
Wokingham -9 9 £425 -32.00%
Slough -10 5 £450 +7.46% 10
Maidenhead +2 3 £506 +44.64% 2
Newbury -9 3 - - 3
Bracknell -6 1 - - 12
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (60.00%) C
2 33 (50.77%) SQL
3 28 (43.08%) Java
4 26 (40.00%) XML
5 18 (27.69%) Python
5 18 (27.69%) .NET
5 18 (27.69%) Oracle
6 17 (26.15%) C#
7 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (21.54%) OpenVMS
9 13 (20.00%) Fortran
9 13 (20.00%) PVCS
9 13 (20.00%) STL
9 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 13 (20.00%) CMS
9 13 (20.00%) Selenium
9 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 12 (18.46%) JSON
10 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
10 12 (18.46%) Scala
10 12 (18.46%) Web Services
10 12 (18.46%) JavaScript
10 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio
11 11 (16.92%) Windows
11 11 (16.92%) Scrum
11 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (15.38%) Groovy
12 10 (15.38%) Procedural Programming
12 10 (15.38%) Geb
12 10 (15.38%) EDI

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 13 (20.00%) CMS
2 6 (9.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Simulink
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle BRM
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.54%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) RS-232
2 2 (3.08%) Broadband
2 2 (3.08%) GPRS
2 2 (3.08%) GSM
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) SMPP
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) 3G
3 1 (1.54%) 4G
3 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) NFC
3 1 (1.54%) RFID
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.69%) Big Data
4 4 (6.15%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.54%) DB2
7 1 (1.54%) HBase
7 1 (1.54%) Mahout
7 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.54%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 13 (20.00%) PVCS
1 13 (20.00%) Selenium
2 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio
3 10 (15.38%) Gatling
3 10 (15.38%) Geb
3 10 (15.38%) JUnit
4 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.31%) ProC
5 6 (9.23%) Mercurial
5 6 (9.23%) Subversion
5 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (6.15%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (3.08%) NUnit
7 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.54%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) Hudson
8 1 (1.54%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (10.77%) Automotive
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Billing
3 2 (3.08%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) C++ Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Tester
4 10 (15.38%) Senior Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Fortran Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Performance Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Software Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Embedded Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Performance Tester
7 7 (10.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Embedded C Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) XML
2 18 (27.69%) .NET
3 13 (20.00%) STL
4 12 (18.46%) JSON
4 12 (18.46%) Web Services
5 10 (15.38%) EDI
6 8 (12.31%) CSS
6 8 (12.31%) HTML
7 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.69%) Spring
9 4 (6.15%) CSS3
9 4 (6.15%) HTML5
9 4 (6.15%) REST
10 3 (4.62%) RESTful
11 2 (3.08%) J2EE
11 2 (3.08%) Kafka
11 2 (3.08%) SOAP
11 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
12 1 (1.54%) scikit-learn
12 1 (1.54%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) IPTV
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) OpenVMS
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 9 (13.85%) Unix
4 8 (12.31%) Linux
5 3 (4.62%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
4 11 (16.92%) Scrum
5 10 (15.38%) Procedural Programming
6 9 (13.85%) CRM
7 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
8 6 (9.23%) FMEA
8 6 (9.23%) Software Architecture
9 5 (7.69%) Microservices
9 5 (7.69%) Migration
10 4 (6.15%) DevOps
10 4 (6.15%) MVC
10 4 (6.15%) MVVM
10 4 (6.15%) OO
11 3 (4.62%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Kanban
11 3 (4.62%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) C
2 33 (50.77%) SQL
3 28 (43.08%) Java
4 18 (27.69%) Python
5 17 (26.15%) C#
6 13 (20.00%) Fortran
7 12 (18.46%) JavaScript
7 12 (18.46%) Scala
8 10 (15.38%) Groovy
8 10 (15.38%) MATLAB
9 7 (10.77%) Embedded C
9 7 (10.77%) Embedded C++
9 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
10 6 (9.23%) Assembly Language
11 4 (6.15%) Go
12 2 (3.08%) Perl
12 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) MISRA
1 6 (9.23%) MISRA C
2 3 (4.62%) GDPR
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) HDFS
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Grafana
1 2 (3.08%) Graphite
2 1 (1.54%) Ambari
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.54%) Oozie
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Siebel
3 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.54%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.54%) Apple
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco
4 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.54%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.54%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.54%) HP
4 1 (1.54%) MapR
4 1 (1.54%) Teradata