Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 119 116
Rank change year-on-year +34 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 84 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.08% 1.09% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.71% 4.24% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 63
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% +0.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £326 £291 £325
90th Percentile £538 £475 £400
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £41.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.49% +355.56% -75.00%
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 1,251 990 1,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.03% 25.77% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 578 743
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £299 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £24.75 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.16% +6.45% -34.97%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.10 £11.18
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.35 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +11.11%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +9 26 £400 +12.68% 20
Newbury - 21 - - 5
Slough +1 10 £375 +15.38% 2
Maidenhead - 8 £325 - 1
Bracknell -11 4 £405 -9.94% 9
Wokingham - 4 £625 - 4
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 48 (57.14%) C
2 47 (55.95%) Linux
3 40 (47.62%) Python
4 29 (34.52%) TDD
5 28 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 27 (32.14%) SQL
7 26 (30.95%) Java
8 21 (25.00%) C#
8 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 21 (25.00%) SciPy
8 21 (25.00%) NumPy
9 20 (23.81%) Multithreading
9 20 (23.81%) Pandas
10 19 (22.62%) Windows
11 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
12 15 (17.86%) .NET
13 14 (16.67%) Unix
13 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) Microservices
14 13 (15.48%) SDLC
14 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
15 12 (14.29%) OO
15 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
16 11 (13.10%) JIRA
16 11 (13.10%) Algorithms
16 11 (13.10%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (13.10%) TeamCity

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 10 (11.90%) Confluence
1 10 (11.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.38%) Luigi
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.38%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.19%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.19%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.90%) NuGet
3 9 (10.71%) IaaS
3 9 (10.71%) PaaS
4 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.90%) Firewall
3 3 (3.57%) HTTP
3 3 (3.57%) Internet
3 3 (3.57%) SSH
3 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.57%) Wireless
3 3 (3.57%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.19%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.19%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.71%) Big Data
4 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.76%) OLTP
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.57%) KNIME
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.57%) Power BI
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
2 11 (13.10%) JIRA
2 11 (13.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (13.10%) TeamCity
3 10 (11.90%) Maven
3 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.19%) Ant
6 1 (1.19%) JUnit
6 1 (1.19%) MorphX
6 1 (1.19%) ProC
6 1 (1.19%) PVCS
General
1 3 (3.57%) Aerospace
1 3 (3.57%) Electronics
1 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.19%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) French Language
3 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (66.67%) Developer
2 23 (27.38%) Python Developer
3 16 (19.05%) C++ Developer
4 14 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 13 (15.48%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) C++ Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Linux Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Python Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Python Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Kernel Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) NumPy
1 21 (25.00%) SciPy
2 20 (23.81%) Pandas
3 15 (17.86%) .NET
4 10 (11.90%) Anaconda
4 10 (11.90%) REST
5 9 (10.71%) .NET Core
6 5 (5.95%) STL
7 4 (4.76%) Dask
7 4 (4.76%) XML
8 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.57%) JSON
8 3 (3.57%) RESTful
9 2 (2.38%) Django
9 2 (2.38%) MFC
9 2 (2.38%) React
9 2 (2.38%) Web Services
10 1 (1.19%) QML
10 1 (1.19%) Qt
10 1 (1.19%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Algorithms
2 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.95%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.57%) Clustering
4 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.38%) Life Science
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) Verilog
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.95%) Linux
2 19 (22.62%) Windows
3 14 (16.67%) Unix
4 8 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.57%) CentOS
5 3 (3.57%) Debian
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (2.38%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) TDD
2 28 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 20 (23.81%) Multithreading
4 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.67%) Microservices
6 13 (15.48%) SDLC
7 12 (14.29%) OO
8 10 (11.90%) Low Latency
9 9 (10.71%) Change Control
9 9 (10.71%) Data Science
10 8 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Migration
12 5 (5.95%) DevOps
12 5 (5.95%) Kanban
12 5 (5.95%) Open Source
12 5 (5.95%) Scrum
13 4 (4.76%) Data Security
13 4 (4.76%) Functional Testing
13 4 (4.76%) Machine Learning
13 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (57.14%) C
2 40 (47.62%) Python
3 27 (32.14%) SQL
4 26 (30.95%) Java
5 21 (25.00%) C#
6 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 10 (11.90%) CQL
8 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.33%) Embedded C
10 6 (7.14%) Perl
11 4 (4.76%) Go
11 4 (4.76%) PHP
11 4 (4.76%) Scala
11 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.57%) Ada
12 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.57%) VB
12 3 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.38%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.38%) OSCP
4 2 (2.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) ISO 9001
1 9 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.76%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) MISRA
3 1 (1.19%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Opsview
2 3 (3.57%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.57%) SELinux
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.19%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) VMware
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (2.38%) Netezza
4 2 (2.38%) RapidMiner
5 1 (1.19%) Sage