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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 35 26
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs citing C++ 22 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.94% 3.41% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.84% 8.64% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £353 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +30.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £345 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £361 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +62.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 159 162 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.16% 39.42% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 94 85
Median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 21 (65.63%) C
2 16 (50.00%) Python
3 13 (40.63%) Performance Analysis
4 11 (34.38%) XML
4 11 (34.38%) HTML
5 9 (28.13%) XSLT
5 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
5 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (28.13%) Doxygen
6 8 (25.00%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) Linux
7 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 5 (15.63%) QA
8 5 (15.63%) Android
8 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
8 5 (15.63%) Android Development
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.50%) Embedded C
10 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
10 3 (9.38%) .NET
10 3 (9.38%) Wireless
10 3 (9.38%) iOS SDK
10 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
10 3 (9.38%) Degree
10 3 (9.38%) Android SDK

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 (3.13%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (3.13%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) NUnit
3 1 (3.13%) RSpec
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Author
1 13 (40.63%) Technical Author
2 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Android Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C++/Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Android Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) HTML
1 11 (34.38%) XML
2 9 (28.13%) XSLT
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) Android SDK
3 3 (9.38%) iOS SDK
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) MFC
4 2 (6.25%) WebKit
5 1 (3.13%) Celery
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.13%) QML
5 1 (3.13%) Qt
5 1 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Robotics
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Android
2 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Performance Analysis
2 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.63%) Android Development
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) iOS Development
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.25%) OO
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) BDD
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.13%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) C
2 16 (50.00%) Python
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
1 2 (6.25%) KVM
1 2 (6.25%) LXC
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Brocade
1 2 (6.25%) CA
1 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
1 2 (6.25%) VMware
1 2 (6.25%) Vyatta
1 2 (6.25%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) SAP
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