Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 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++
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 39 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 +32
Contract jobs citing C++ 104 52 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.18% 4.33% 4.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.72% 10.36% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 45
10th Percentile " £298 £280
25th Percentile £325 £342 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -21.05%
75th Percentile £500 £447 £438
90th Percentile £538 £539 £488
England median daily rate £600 £525 £466
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.66% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 29
10th Percentile £43.88 £38.20 £41.90
25th Percentile £47.06 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate £49.25 £47.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.68% +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.60 £59.25 "
England median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% +5.56%

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 887 502 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.64% 41.80% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 326 904
10th Percentile £237 £276 £306
25th Percentile £363 £331 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £426 £438
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% -2.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £506
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 23 59
10th Percentile £16.96 £14.59 £28.90
25th Percentile £26.80 £31.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £50.25 £49.38 £49.63
90th Percentile £58.75 £54.55 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.23 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.60% -16.67% +6.49%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for C++ in the East of England

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in the East of England

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for C++ in the East of England

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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
Hertfordshire +5 69 £250 -36.31% 33
Cambridgeshire -4 29 £400 - 98
Essex -32 4 £450 +12.50% 4
Bedfordshire -14 2 £400 - 7
C++
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for C++.

1 91 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 77 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (58.65%) Security Cleared
4 60 (57.69%) SC Cleared
5 54 (51.92%) C
6 47 (45.19%) C#
7 36 (34.62%) Windows
8 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
9 32 (30.77%) Linux
9 32 (30.77%) Scrum
10 31 (29.81%) Synthetic Environment
11 29 (27.88%) Visual Studio
12 28 (26.92%) Embedded C
12 28 (26.92%) Validation
12 28 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
13 26 (25.00%) Social Skills
13 26 (25.00%) MFC
14 25 (24.04%) .NET
14 25 (24.04%) Unit Testing
15 24 (23.08%) Degree
16 23 (22.12%) Aerospace
17 22 (21.15%) Presentation Skills
18 20 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (18.27%) Java
19 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
19 19 (18.27%) Node.js
19 19 (18.27%) Visualisation
20 18 (17.31%) Embedded C++
21 17 (16.35%) Ethernet
21 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP

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 (0.96%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Azure
2 2 (1.92%) AWS
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CodeCommit
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CodePipeline
3 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.96%) Azure Pipelines
3 1 (0.96%) GCP
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) Ethernet
1 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.81%) Modbus
2 5 (4.81%) RS-422
2 5 (4.81%) RS-485
3 1 (0.96%) 3G
3 1 (0.96%) 4G
3 1 (0.96%) 5G
3 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) GSM
3 1 (0.96%) IPv4
3 1 (0.96%) LAN
3 1 (0.96%) LTE
3 1 (0.96%) MQTT
3 1 (0.96%) RS-232
3 1 (0.96%) UMTS
3 1 (0.96%) WAN
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.96%) Flink
2 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
2 29 (27.88%) Visual Studio
3 17 (16.35%) Eclipse
3 17 (16.35%) NetBeans
4 16 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
5 12 (11.54%) PVCS
6 10 (9.62%) CppUnit
6 10 (9.62%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (4.81%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.92%) GitLab
8 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.96%) C++Builder
9 1 (0.96%) CMake
9 1 (0.96%) Gradle
9 1 (0.96%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 23 (22.12%) Aerospace
3 22 (21.15%) Presentation Skills
4 17 (16.35%) Military
5 7 (6.73%) Electronics
6 6 (5.77%) Law
6 6 (5.77%) Publishing
7 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
8 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 26 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
2 26 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 25 (24.04%) Developer
3 25 (24.04%) Embedded C Engineer
3 25 (24.04%) Embedded Engineer
4 23 (22.12%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 23 (22.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 18 (17.31%) Software Developer
6 16 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 16 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
7 14 (13.46%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (12.50%) Development Engineer
8 13 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 13 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 13 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
9 11 (10.58%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (10.58%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (10.58%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.00%) MFC
2 25 (24.04%) .NET
3 19 (18.27%) Node.js
4 17 (16.35%) ActiveX
4 17 (16.35%) DirectX
4 17 (16.35%) OpenGL
4 17 (16.35%) Qt
4 17 (16.35%) Web Services
5 12 (11.54%) XML
6 8 (7.69%) WPF
7 6 (5.77%) XSLT
8 5 (4.81%) WCF
8 5 (4.81%) WinForms
9 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.92%) RESTful
11 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.96%) Express
11 1 (0.96%) OpenCV
11 1 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (2.88%) Biotechnology
3 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.92%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.96%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Arduino
4 1 (0.96%) CPLD
4 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.96%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.96%) Social Media
4 1 (0.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) Windows
2 32 (30.77%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 77 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.77%) Scrum
4 31 (29.81%) Synthetic Environment
5 28 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
5 28 (26.92%) Validation
6 25 (24.04%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (18.27%) Visualisation
9 17 (16.35%) Mathematics
10 16 (15.38%) UML
11 15 (14.42%) TDD
12 14 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (12.50%) Computer Science
14 12 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (11.54%) Test Planning
15 11 (10.58%) Software Testing
16 10 (9.62%) DevOps
17 7 (6.73%) OO
18 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (51.92%) C
2 47 (45.19%) C#
3 28 (26.92%) Embedded C
4 19 (18.27%) Java
4 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.31%) Embedded C++
6 17 (16.35%) GLSL
6 17 (16.35%) HLSL
7 16 (15.38%) Python
8 8 (7.69%) SQL
9 5 (4.81%) Ada
10 3 (2.88%) Rust
11 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.96%) Perl
12 1 (0.96%) PHP
12 1 (0.96%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (58.65%) Security Cleared
2 60 (57.69%) SC Cleared
3 24 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.81%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.92%) Ansible
2 2 (1.92%) Terraform
3 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.77%) Adobe
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Alibaba
5 1 (0.96%) Altera
5 1 (0.96%) Borland
5 1 (0.96%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.96%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.96%) Freescale
5 1 (0.96%) IBM
5 1 (0.96%) Splunk