The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 26 28 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26  
Contract jobs citing C++ 29 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.40% 4.98% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.13% 11.92% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
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 £318 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 239 260 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 44.51% 41.80% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 137 142
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £311 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 18
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 £33.05 £14.50 £22.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +14 23 £325 -7.80% 65
Peterborough -6 1 - - 1
C++
East of England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 28 (62.22%) C
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 14 (31.11%) Java
3 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
4 13 (28.89%) Performance Analysis
5 12 (26.67%) HTML
6 11 (24.44%) XML
7 10 (22.22%) Linux
7 10 (22.22%) C#
8 9 (20.00%) XSLT
8 9 (20.00%) Eclipse
8 9 (20.00%) Doxygen
9 8 (17.78%) .NET
10 7 (15.56%) Windows
10 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
11 6 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (13.33%) Degree
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 5 (11.11%) QA
12 5 (11.11%) Android
12 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
12 5 (11.11%) Android Development
13 4 (8.89%) REST
13 4 (8.89%) Finance
13 4 (8.89%) LabVIEW
13 4 (8.89%) MATLAB
13 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
13 4 (8.89%) Perl
13 4 (8.89%) OO

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (2.22%) Jupyter
1 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Doxygen
2 2 (4.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Internet
1 3 (6.67%) Wireless
2 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) RS-232
3 1 (2.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.89%) LabVIEW
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) CMake
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
4 1 (2.22%) RSpec
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Automotive
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Avionics
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Author
1 13 (28.89%) Technical Author
2 12 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Android Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Java Android Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Architect
8 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Objective-C Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Python Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) XML
3 9 (20.00%) XSLT
4 8 (17.78%) .NET
5 4 (8.89%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) Android SDK
6 3 (6.67%) iOS SDK
6 3 (6.67%) RESTful
7 2 (4.44%) CSS
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 2 (4.44%) MFC
7 2 (4.44%) Web Services
7 2 (4.44%) WebKit
8 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.22%) Celery
8 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.22%) QML
8 1 (2.22%) Qt
8 1 (2.22%) WebSockets
8 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Robotics
4 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.22%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) Android
3 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) ThreadX
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.11%) Android Development
5 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.89%) OO
6 2 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (4.44%) Code Coverage
6 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
6 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum
6 2 (4.44%) SDLC
6 2 (4.44%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Complexity Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) C
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) C#
5 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.89%) Embedded C
6 4 (8.89%) MATLAB
6 4 (8.89%) Perl
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) PhD
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
1 2 (4.44%) KVM
1 2 (4.44%) LXC
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) VMware
2 2 (4.44%) Brocade
2 2 (4.44%) CA
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
2 2 (4.44%) Vyatta
2 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
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