Period
to 22 April 2021

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 6 months to 22 April 2021 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++
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 39 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing C++ 15 25 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.50% 3.48% 3.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.36% 8.96% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 20
10th Percentile £335 £318 £283
25th Percentile £375 £361 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +32.84%
75th Percentile £475 £563 £575
90th Percentile £503 " £683
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
10th Percentile " £42.40 £42.45
25th Percentile £42.00 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% -5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile " £49.55 £49.75
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +11.76%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 132 279 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 30.77% 38.80% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 191 225
10th Percentile £300 £345 £279
25th Percentile £336 £405 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £475 £445
Median % change year-on-year -6.58% +6.74% +11.25%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £500
90th Percentile £671 £625 £625
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 33
10th Percentile £11.25 £42.00 £14.60
25th Percentile £22.50 £42.50 £22.36
Median hourly rate £26.50 £45.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.76% +2.25% +5.33%
75th Percentile £46.00 £51.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £48.50 " £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £44.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year +1.14% -1.68% +11.88%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in Cambridgeshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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
Cambridge +9 13 £400 -11.11% 91
Peterborough - 2 £450 - 1
C++
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 8 (53.33%) C
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) Docker
4 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
5 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Team
5 3 (20.00%) Jest
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Cypress.io
5 3 (20.00%) Azure
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (20.00%) LLVM
5 3 (20.00%) GitHub
5 3 (20.00%) WinForms
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Code

C++
Co-occurring 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 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (6.67%) Luigi
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Azure
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Logic Apps
3 1 (6.67%) GCP
3 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.67%) DVB
1 1 (6.67%) LTE
1 1 (6.67%) RS-232
1 1 (6.67%) RS-485
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) Azkaban
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cypress.io
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Compiler Developer
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Hardware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) React Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) Jest
1 3 (20.00%) LLVM
1 3 (20.00%) WinForms
2 2 (13.33%) MFC
2 2 (13.33%) React
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
3 1 (6.67%) Kafka
3 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (6.67%) QML
3 1 (6.67%) Qt
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (6.67%) WCF
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WPF
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (13.33%) Biotechnology
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (20.00%) Open Source
4 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Informatics
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Parallel Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
2 7 (46.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) Groovy
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 26262
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Coverity
1 1 (6.67%) Google
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft