Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 21 January 2019 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++
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 72 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -22
Contract jobs citing C++ 133 152 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.99% 3.24% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.93% 8.34% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 20
East of England median daily rate £415 £365 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.70% +11.45% -4.38%
10th Percentile £267 £296 £247
90th Percentile £631 £475 £431
England median daily rate £513 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -6.82% +15.79% -3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 40
East of England median hourly rate £45.75 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £41.13 £32.50 £35.38
90th Percentile £54.38 £76.13 £52.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +1.22%

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 the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,677 1,822 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.65% 38.86% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 1,052 1,040
East of England median daily rate £435 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £296 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 116 135
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £16.84 £18.63 £30.60
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.13 £52.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the East of England

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the East of England

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the East of England

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the East of England

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the East of England

C++
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Cambridgeshire -4 60 £425 +21.43% 194
Hertfordshire +23 51 £300 -17.81% 44
Essex -15 15 £420 -1.18% 20
Bedfordshire +7 5 £500 - 3
Norfolk +10 1 - - 3
Suffolk -13 1 - - 11
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 East of England region with a requirement for C++.

1 76 (57.14%) C
2 75 (56.39%) Software Engineering
3 53 (39.85%) Linux
4 40 (30.08%) Java
5 35 (26.32%) C#
5 35 (26.32%) Python
6 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (24.81%) Degree
7 30 (22.56%) Windows
7 30 (22.56%) JavaScript
7 30 (22.56%) Visual Studio
8 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
9 28 (21.05%) Mathematics
10 26 (19.55%) Qt
10 26 (19.55%) Node.js
11 25 (18.80%) SC Cleared
11 25 (18.80%) TCP/IP
12 24 (18.05%) Embedded C
13 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
13 23 (17.29%) Scrum
14 22 (16.54%) Aerospace
14 22 (16.54%) Embedded C++
15 20 (15.04%) Web Services
15 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
16 19 (14.29%) NetBeans
16 19 (14.29%) Military
16 19 (14.29%) DirectX
16 19 (14.29%) .NET
16 19 (14.29%) Ethernet
16 19 (14.29%) Eclipse

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (2.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.75%) Luigi
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Simulink
2 4 (3.01%) Stateflow
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) GitHub
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.50%) Slack
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.80%) TCP/IP
2 19 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 12 (9.02%) HTTP
3 12 (9.02%) Internet
4 10 (7.52%) DHCP
4 10 (7.52%) VoIP
5 8 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (5.26%) 3GPP
6 7 (5.26%) 5G
6 7 (5.26%) FTP
7 6 (4.51%) Broadband
7 6 (4.51%) DLNA
7 6 (4.51%) DNS
7 6 (4.51%) DSL
7 6 (4.51%) IPv4
7 6 (4.51%) IPv6
7 6 (4.51%) LTE
7 6 (4.51%) SNMP
7 6 (4.51%) WAN
7 6 (4.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) MySQL
1 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.01%) Big Data
2 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.26%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.50%) HBase
4 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.50%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (22.56%) Visual Studio
2 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 19 (14.29%) NetBeans
4 7 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (4.51%) GDB
6 5 (3.76%) Subversion
6 5 (3.76%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.01%) JIRA
7 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.01%) Valgrind
8 3 (2.26%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.26%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (1.50%) ERwin
9 2 (1.50%) GCC
9 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.50%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.50%) Selenium
10 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 22 (16.54%) Aerospace
2 19 (14.29%) Military
3 14 (10.53%) Electronics
4 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.02%) Finance
6 7 (5.26%) Law
7 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Automotive
8 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 34 (25.56%) Developer
3 21 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (15.04%) C++ Software Engineer
5 18 (13.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (9.77%) C++ Developer
7 12 (9.02%) C Software Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.26%) C Developer
10 7 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Author
12 5 (3.76%) Site Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Technical Author
13 4 (3.01%) C# Developer
13 4 (3.01%) C++/C# Developer
13 4 (3.01%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 4 (3.01%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.55%) Node.js
1 26 (19.55%) Qt
2 20 (15.04%) Web Services
3 19 (14.29%) .NET
3 19 (14.29%) DirectX
4 18 (13.53%) OpenGL
5 16 (12.03%) ActiveX
5 16 (12.03%) MFC
6 9 (6.77%) HTML
7 6 (4.51%) Ajax
7 6 (4.51%) CGI
7 6 (4.51%) JSON
7 6 (4.51%) XML
8 4 (3.01%) FreeSWITCH
8 4 (3.01%) Kafka
8 4 (3.01%) STL
9 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.26%) REST
10 2 (1.50%) Middleware
10 2 (1.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Algorithms
2 9 (6.77%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.51%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.51%) Media Streaming
4 4 (3.01%) User Experience
5 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) Life Science
6 2 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.50%) VHDL
7 1 (0.75%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) SCADA
7 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 53 (39.85%) Linux
2 30 (22.56%) Windows
3 9 (6.77%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (6.02%) Unix
5 5 (3.76%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (2.26%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.50%) Android
7 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.50%) SafeRTOS
7 2 (1.50%) Solaris
8 1 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.75%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (56.39%) Software Engineering
2 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.05%) Mathematics
4 23 (17.29%) Scrum
5 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
6 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (9.02%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.02%) Signal Processing
8 11 (8.27%) UML
9 9 (6.77%) OO
10 7 (5.26%) DevOps
10 7 (5.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 7 (5.26%) Statistics
11 6 (4.51%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (4.51%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (4.51%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (4.51%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (4.51%) Innovative Thinking
11 6 (4.51%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 76 (57.14%) C
2 40 (30.08%) Java
3 35 (26.32%) C#
3 35 (26.32%) Python
4 30 (22.56%) JavaScript
5 24 (18.05%) Embedded C
6 22 (16.54%) Embedded C++
7 16 (12.03%) GLSL
7 16 (12.03%) HLSL
8 15 (11.28%) Perl
8 15 (11.28%) SQL
9 12 (9.02%) MATLAB
10 9 (6.77%) Ruby
11 7 (5.26%) Go
12 5 (3.76%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.76%) R
13 4 (3.01%) TypeScript
14 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (24.81%) Degree
2 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
3 25 (18.80%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.76%) PhD
6 4 (3.01%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) GIAC
7 1 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) SANS
7 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.50%) MISRA
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Firmware
1 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.01%) KVM
1 4 (3.01%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.26%) Docker
2 3 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.50%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.01%) MathWorks
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle
3 2 (1.50%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.75%) Xilinx