Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 19 November 2017 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++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 34 38
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 -13
Contract jobs citing C++ 72 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.40% 4.31% 5.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.24% 8.11% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 26
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.97% -9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £232 £180
90th Percentile £414 £421 £445
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -27.91%
10th Percentile £32.50 £37.50 £35.35
90th Percentile £84.25 £43.38 £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% -2.22%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 339 333 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 48.99% 53.19% 53.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 180 338
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £289 £275 £263
90th Percentile £488 £476 £479
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year +4.90% -4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 36 27
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% -26.09%
10th Percentile £33.00 £32.50 £26.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £70.00 £54.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -7.25%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for C++.

1 54 (75.00%) C
2 44 (61.11%) Python
3 37 (51.39%) Software Engineering
4 30 (41.67%) Linux
5 23 (31.94%) Wireless
6 21 (29.17%) Electronics
7 19 (26.39%) Embedded C
8 17 (23.61%) Embedded C++
9 16 (22.22%) XML
9 16 (22.22%) Device Driver
9 16 (22.22%) Windows
9 16 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
10 15 (20.83%) HTML
10 15 (20.83%) Degree
11 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
12 13 (18.06%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (18.06%) SQL
12 13 (18.06%) Telecoms
13 12 (16.67%) C#
14 11 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (13.89%) .NET
15 10 (13.89%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
16 9 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
16 9 (12.50%) WPF
16 9 (12.50%) XSLT
16 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
16 9 (12.50%) OO
17 8 (11.11%) WinForms
17 8 (11.11%) OOP
17 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Doxygen
2 4 (5.56%) FrameMaker
2 4 (5.56%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.94%) Wireless
2 11 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.94%) 3GPP
4 5 (6.94%) Bluetooth
4 5 (6.94%) LTE
4 5 (6.94%) NAS
5 2 (2.78%) 3G
5 2 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.39%) 802.11
6 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.56%) SQLite
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.56%) NUnit
4 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.78%) Buildbot
4 2 (2.78%) CMake
4 2 (2.78%) git-flow
4 2 (2.78%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 21 (29.17%) Electronics
2 13 (18.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Software Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) C++ Software Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Author
3 16 (22.22%) Technical Author
4 15 (20.83%) Developer
5 13 (18.06%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) C Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
8 9 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 7 (9.72%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) XML
2 15 (20.83%) HTML
3 10 (13.89%) .NET
4 9 (12.50%) WPF
4 9 (12.50%) XSLT
5 8 (11.11%) WinForms
6 7 (9.72%) Qt
7 4 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 4 (5.56%) REST
7 4 (5.56%) Sphinx
8 3 (4.17%) gRPC
8 3 (4.17%) MFC
8 3 (4.17%) NumPy
8 3 (4.17%) QML
8 3 (4.17%) Qt Quick
8 3 (4.17%) SciPy
9 1 (1.39%) HATEOAS
9 1 (1.39%) JSON
9 1 (1.39%) Spring
9 1 (1.39%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Device Driver
1 16 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (8.33%) User Experience
4 5 (6.94%) Verilog
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.17%) LIMS
6 2 (2.78%) Infotainment
7 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.39%) ASIC
7 1 (1.39%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Linux
2 16 (22.22%) Windows
3 13 (18.06%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
2 9 (12.50%) OO
3 8 (11.11%) OOP
4 6 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.94%) Coaching
5 5 (6.94%) MVVM
5 5 (6.94%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.56%) Mathematics
6 4 (5.56%) Physics
6 4 (5.56%) Statistics
6 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.17%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (4.17%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) C
2 44 (61.11%) Python
3 19 (26.39%) Embedded C
4 17 (23.61%) Embedded C++
5 13 (18.06%) SQL
6 12 (16.67%) C#
7 8 (11.11%) Perl
8 6 (8.33%) R
9 5 (6.94%) Java
10 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.17%) Objective-C
11 3 (4.17%) PHP
12 2 (2.78%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.78%) Cython
12 2 (2.78%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.39%) Clojure
13 1 (1.39%) Dart
13 1 (1.39%) Rust
13 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) MISRA
2 2 (2.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 2 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.39%) Atmel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft