Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 83 73
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10 +18
Contract jobs citing C++ 191 133 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.47% 2.67% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.46% 7.13% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 63
East of England median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +26.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £356 £284 £265
90th Percentile £488 £560 £525
England median daily rate £475 £535 £550
% change year-on-year -11.21% -2.73% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 31
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +5.36% -1.18%
10th Percentile £42.55 £32.88 £36.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +0.59%

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 1,667 1,865 1,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.99% 37.42% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 1,155 1,051
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 64 118
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +12.58% -4.43%
10th Percentile £24.47 £16.56 £17.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.77 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% +4.41% +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 19 August 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++
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 19 August 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
Hertfordshire +19 77 £425 -10.53% 34
Cambridgeshire +7 55 £400 - 162
Essex +54 51 £375 +7.14% 10
Suffolk +11 5 £300 -30.23% 3
Bedfordshire -3 3 - - 11
C++
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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++.

1 145 (75.92%) Software Engineering
2 122 (63.87%) C
3 90 (47.12%) Linux
4 82 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (36.65%) Java
6 49 (25.65%) Qt
7 47 (24.61%) Security Cleared
8 45 (23.56%) SC Cleared
9 40 (20.94%) Degree
10 38 (19.90%) Mathematics
11 35 (18.32%) C#
12 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
12 34 (17.80%) Visual Studio
12 34 (17.80%) Web Services
12 34 (17.80%) Embedded C++
13 33 (17.28%) Embedded C
13 33 (17.28%) Aerospace
14 32 (16.75%) Scrum
15 30 (15.71%) Military
15 30 (15.71%) Windows
15 30 (15.71%) Git (software)
16 29 (15.18%) UML
16 29 (15.18%) Eclipse
16 29 (15.18%) MFC
17 28 (14.66%) Node.js
18 27 (14.14%) Python
18 27 (14.14%) Ethernet
19 26 (13.61%) TCP/IP
19 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
19 26 (13.61%) NetBeans

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 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Simulink
2 7 (3.66%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.14%) Ethernet
2 26 (13.61%) TCP/IP
3 21 (10.99%) IPv6
4 20 (10.47%) VoIP
5 9 (4.71%) Wireless
6 8 (4.19%) 5G
7 4 (2.09%) 3GPP
7 4 (2.09%) Internet
7 4 (2.09%) LTE
8 3 (1.57%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.05%) 4G
9 2 (1.05%) FTP
9 2 (1.05%) HTTP
9 2 (1.05%) RS-232
9 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.52%) 802.11
10 1 (0.52%) DHCP
10 1 (0.52%) DNS
10 1 (0.52%) IPv4
10 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (17.80%) Visual Studio
2 30 (15.71%) Git (software)
3 29 (15.18%) Eclipse
4 26 (13.61%) NetBeans
5 24 (12.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (3.14%) CMake
7 4 (2.09%) JIRA
8 3 (1.57%) Ant
8 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.57%) Gradle
8 3 (1.57%) Maven
8 3 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.57%) Subversion
9 2 (1.05%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.05%) gcov
9 2 (1.05%) GDB
9 2 (1.05%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (1.05%) RubyGems
10 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 33 (17.28%) Aerospace
2 30 (15.71%) Military
3 6 (3.14%) Law
4 5 (2.62%) Electronics
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Avionics
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Finance
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (43.46%) Software Engineer
2 45 (23.56%) Developer
3 36 (18.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 33 (17.28%) C++ Software Engineer
5 32 (16.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 30 (15.71%) C++ Developer
7 26 (13.61%) C Developer
8 22 (11.52%) C Software Engineer
8 22 (11.52%) C/C++ Developer
8 22 (11.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 16 (8.38%) Android Developer
9 16 (8.38%) Linux Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Senior C Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Senior C++ Developer
12 4 (2.09%) Linux Engineer
13 3 (1.57%) Build Engineer
13 3 (1.57%) Senior Build Engineer
13 3 (1.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (25.65%) Qt
2 34 (17.80%) Web Services
3 29 (15.18%) MFC
4 28 (14.66%) Node.js
5 25 (13.09%) .NET
6 22 (11.52%) ActiveX
6 22 (11.52%) DirectX
6 22 (11.52%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.05%) HTML
7 2 (1.05%) STL
8 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.52%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.52%) CGI
8 1 (0.52%) COM+
8 1 (0.52%) QML
8 1 (0.52%) SAML
8 1 (0.52%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.52%) WS-I
8 1 (0.52%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.14%) Algorithms
2 4 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.09%) Life Science
3 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.05%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.52%) Robotics
5 1 (0.52%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 90 (47.12%) Linux
2 30 (15.71%) Windows
3 23 (12.04%) Android
4 7 (3.66%) Unix
5 6 (3.14%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.57%) CentOS
6 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.52%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (75.92%) Software Engineering
2 82 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.90%) Mathematics
4 32 (16.75%) Scrum
5 29 (15.18%) UML
6 24 (12.57%) Embedded Software Development
7 20 (10.47%) TDD
8 16 (8.38%) Architectural Design
8 16 (8.38%) SDLC
9 15 (7.85%) Multithreading
10 14 (7.33%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (4.71%) Computer Science
12 9 (4.71%) Validation
13 7 (3.66%) Mathematical Modelling
13 7 (3.66%) Signal Processing
14 6 (3.14%) Software Testing
15 5 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 4 (2.09%) Computer Security
16 4 (2.09%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 122 (63.87%) C
2 70 (36.65%) Java
3 35 (18.32%) C#
4 34 (17.80%) Embedded C++
4 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 33 (17.28%) Embedded C
6 27 (14.14%) Python
7 22 (11.52%) GLSL
7 22 (11.52%) HLSL
8 11 (5.76%) MATLAB
9 7 (3.66%) Assembly Language
9 7 (3.66%) SQL
10 4 (2.09%) Ruby
11 2 (1.05%) Go
11 2 (1.05%) Perl
11 2 (1.05%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.05%) VC++
12 1 (0.52%) Delphi
12 1 (0.52%) Fortran
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (24.61%) Security Cleared
2 45 (23.56%) SC Cleared
3 40 (20.94%) Degree
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.57%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.57%) IEC 62304
2 2 (1.05%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Nessus
1 1 (0.52%) Nmap
1 1 (0.52%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.66%) MathWorks
3 5 (2.62%) Sybase
4 1 (0.52%) Atmel
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle
4 1 (0.52%) Perforce
4 1 (0.52%) Qualys
4 1 (0.52%) Renesas