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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 36 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.97% 1.97% 4.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 3.72% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Median daily rate £400 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +3.12% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 135 188 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 44.70% 52.81% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 108 183
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 27 (72.97%) C
2 17 (45.95%) Python
3 15 (40.54%) XML
4 14 (37.84%) HTML
5 13 (35.14%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (27.03%) XSLT
6 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
7 9 (24.32%) C#
8 8 (21.62%) Doxygen
9 7 (18.92%) .NET
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 7 (18.92%) OO
10 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
10 6 (16.22%) Java
11 5 (13.51%) Electronics
11 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
11 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
12 4 (10.81%) Degree
12 4 (10.81%) Embedded C++
12 4 (10.81%) Linux
12 4 (10.81%) Objective-C
13 3 (8.11%) XMetaL
13 3 (8.11%) Finance
13 3 (8.11%) Aerospace
13 3 (8.11%) Perl
13 3 (8.11%) SQL
13 3 (8.11%) OOD
13 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
13 3 (8.11%) Android

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Doxygen
2 3 (8.11%) XMetaL
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) RS-232
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.41%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.51%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Automotive
3 2 (5.41%) Publishing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Author
1 16 (43.24%) Technical Author
2 10 (27.03%) Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Android Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C++ Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.70%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) XML
2 14 (37.84%) HTML
3 10 (27.03%) XSLT
4 7 (18.92%) .NET
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) Sphinx
5 3 (8.11%) WPF
6 2 (5.41%) HTML5
6 2 (5.41%) MFC
6 2 (5.41%) WCF
6 2 (5.41%) WebKit
6 2 (5.41%) WinForms
7 1 (2.70%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.70%) Celery
7 1 (2.70%) HATEOAS
7 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
7 1 (2.70%) QML
7 1 (2.70%) Spring
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
7 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Robotics
2 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Android
3 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Performance Analysis
2 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.92%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Android Development
4 3 (8.11%) OOD
5 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C
2 17 (45.95%) Python
3 9 (24.32%) C#
4 6 (16.22%) Java
5 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
6 4 (10.81%) Embedded C++
6 4 (10.81%) Objective-C
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
7 3 (8.11%) SQL
8 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.70%) Clojure
9 1 (2.70%) Dart
9 1 (2.70%) Elixir
9 1 (2.70%) Erlang
9 1 (2.70%) Haskell
9 1 (2.70%) Rust
9 1 (2.70%) Scala
9 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
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