Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 132 106
Rank change year-on-year +22 -26 -9
Contract jobs citing C++ 59 32 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.52% 0.80% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 3.00% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 41
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £362 £228 £325
90th Percentile £538 £501 £488
South East median daily rate £424 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.42% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.88%

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 1,240 1,068 1,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.02% 26.59% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 639 730
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £286 £275
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £18.83 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.32% +50.64% -65.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.63 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +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 21 September 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 September 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 September 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 30 £425 +16.44% 4
Wokingham - 8 £425 - 3
Newbury -2 5 - - 1
Maidenhead 0 4 £500 +42.86% 4
Slough -4 4 £450 - 11
Bracknell +1 2 £411 +17.29% 11
C++
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 45 (76.27%) C
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
2 27 (45.76%) Python
3 21 (35.59%) Java
4 17 (28.81%) C#
4 17 (28.81%) Linux
5 16 (27.12%) XML
5 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
6 15 (25.42%) Oracle
7 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
8 13 (22.03%) PVCS
8 13 (22.03%) STL
8 13 (22.03%) OpenVMS
8 13 (22.03%) CMS
9 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.34%) Fortran
10 11 (18.64%) MATLAB
10 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
10 11 (18.64%) Windows
11 10 (16.95%) Unix
12 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (13.56%) Scrum
13 8 (13.56%) .NET
13 8 (13.56%) ProC
13 8 (13.56%) Embedded C
14 7 (11.86%) Embedded C++
14 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
14 7 (11.86%) Simulink

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 (22.03%) CMS
2 5 (8.47%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Simulink
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.69%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) NuGet
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) RS-232
2 5 (8.47%) HTTP
2 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) SSH
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) 3G
5 1 (1.69%) 4G
5 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.69%) NFC
5 1 (1.69%) RFID
5 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Big Data
3 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.69%) DB2
7 1 (1.69%) KNIME
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.03%) PVCS
3 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
4 8 (13.56%) ProC
5 7 (11.86%) Subversion
6 6 (10.17%) Mercurial
7 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.78%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (6.78%) Selenium
9 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
9 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.08%) JIRA
9 3 (5.08%) Maven
9 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
9 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (3.39%) Ant
10 2 (3.39%) NUnit
10 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (10.17%) Automotive
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Python Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Software Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) C++ Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Fortran Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) XML
2 13 (22.03%) STL
3 8 (13.56%) .NET
4 6 (10.17%) CSS
4 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 6 (10.17%) REST
5 4 (6.78%) Anaconda
5 4 (6.78%) NumPy
5 4 (6.78%) Pandas
5 4 (6.78%) SciPy
5 4 (6.78%) Web Services
6 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.08%) JSON
6 3 (5.08%) RESTful
6 3 (5.08%) SOAP
7 2 (3.39%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.39%) CSS3
7 2 (3.39%) HTML5
7 2 (3.39%) J2EE
7 2 (3.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.47%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 13 (22.03%) OpenVMS
3 11 (18.64%) Windows
4 10 (16.95%) Unix
5 3 (5.08%) CentOS
5 3 (5.08%) Debian
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.39%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (1.69%) VMS
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) Scrum
4 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
5 6 (10.17%) Data Science
5 6 (10.17%) FMEA
5 6 (10.17%) Open Source
5 6 (10.17%) Software Architecture
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps
6 5 (8.47%) Microservices
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) SDLC
6 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.78%) Kanban
7 4 (6.78%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 45 (76.27%) C
2 27 (45.76%) Python
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 21 (35.59%) Java
4 17 (28.81%) C#
5 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
6 12 (20.34%) Fortran
7 11 (18.64%) MATLAB
8 8 (13.56%) Embedded C
9 7 (11.86%) Embedded C++
10 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
10 6 (10.17%) PL/SQL
11 4 (6.78%) Go
12 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
12 3 (5.08%) Scala
13 2 (3.39%) CQL
14 1 (1.69%) DCL
14 1 (1.69%) Groovy
14 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) MISRA
1 6 (10.17%) MISRA C
2 3 (5.08%) GDPR
3 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Ansible
1 3 (5.08%) SELinux
2 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.39%) Opsview
3 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.69%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) MapR
4 1 (1.69%) Sage
4 1 (1.69%) Teradata
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin