Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 93 58
Rank change year-on-year +17 -35 +42
Contract jobs citing C++ 138 104 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.94% 2.32% 3.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.63% 5.94% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 45
East of England median daily rate £365 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £308 £231 £193
90th Percentile £438 £390 £448
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 65
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £32.80 £35.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £76.13 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +11.11%

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 1,809 1,752 1,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.54% 39.14% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,031 1,045 1,034
East of England median daily rate £425 £392 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +3.16% +1.33%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £535
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 127 178
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £29.70 £26.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 77 £350 +7.69% 253
Hertfordshire -10 25 £365 +0.69% 48
Suffolk +24 16 £388 - 4
Essex -8 13 £383 +33.04% 4
Bedfordshire -1 6 £375 - 10
Norfolk - 1 £313 - 7
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 (55.07%) Software Engineering
2 71 (51.45%) C
3 48 (34.78%) Python
4 43 (31.16%) Linux
5 34 (24.64%) Windows
6 33 (23.91%) C#
7 32 (23.19%) SQL
8 31 (22.46%) Embedded C
9 28 (20.29%) Wireless
10 26 (18.84%) Telecoms
10 26 (18.84%) Java
11 24 (17.39%) Embedded C++
11 24 (17.39%) Degree
12 20 (14.49%) HTML
13 19 (13.77%) Electronics
13 19 (13.77%) WPF
14 18 (13.04%) Computer Science
14 18 (13.04%) .NET
15 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
15 16 (11.59%) UML
16 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (10.14%) TDD
16 14 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (9.42%) Git (software)
18 12 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (8.70%) Device Driver
18 12 (8.70%) OOP
18 12 (8.70%) Bluetooth
18 12 (8.70%) Configuration Management
18 12 (8.70%) MATLAB

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 (0.72%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.72%) CMS
1 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.90%) GitHub
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.29%) Wireless
2 12 (8.70%) Bluetooth
3 8 (5.80%) 3GPP
3 8 (5.80%) LTE
4 7 (5.07%) NAS
4 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.90%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 2 (1.45%) 3G
7 2 (1.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.72%) 802.11
8 1 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.90%) SQLite
2 3 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.97%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (7.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.25%) Rational Team Concert
4 6 (4.35%) JUnit
5 5 (3.62%) Subversion
6 4 (2.90%) AccuRev
6 4 (2.90%) NUnit
6 4 (2.90%) Xcode
7 3 (2.17%) GoogleTest
8 2 (1.45%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.45%) GDB
8 2 (1.45%) git-flow
8 2 (1.45%) JIRA
9 1 (0.72%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.72%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 19 (13.77%) Electronics
3 6 (4.35%) Law
4 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Games
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Avionics
7 1 (0.72%) Finance
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (47.10%) Software Engineer
2 47 (34.06%) Developer
3 34 (24.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 23 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 18 (13.04%) C++ Developer
5 18 (13.04%) Embedded Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
7 12 (8.70%) Embedded Developer
8 10 (7.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Embedded C Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Embedded Software Developer
10 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 7 (5.07%) C# Software Developer
11 7 (5.07%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.49%) HTML
2 19 (13.77%) WPF
3 18 (13.04%) .NET
4 9 (6.52%) CSS
4 9 (6.52%) Qt
4 9 (6.52%) WinForms
5 8 (5.80%) XML
6 7 (5.07%) JSON
7 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.35%) RESTful
8 5 (3.62%) Node.js
9 4 (2.90%) Cocoa
9 4 (2.90%) Core Animation
9 4 (2.90%) Core Data
9 4 (2.90%) HTML5
9 4 (2.90%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.90%) iPhone SDK
9 4 (2.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (2.90%) MFC
9 4 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (8.70%) Device Driver
4 6 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.90%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.90%) Animation
6 4 (2.90%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.90%) iPhone
7 3 (2.17%) ASIC
7 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.17%) LIMS
8 2 (1.45%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.45%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.45%) STB
8 2 (1.45%) User Experience
8 2 (1.45%) Verilog
9 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.72%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.72%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (31.16%) Linux
2 34 (24.64%) Windows
3 10 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.35%) Unix
5 4 (2.90%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.17%) Android
6 3 (2.17%) VMS
7 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.07%) Software Engineering
2 16 (11.59%) UML
3 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.14%) TDD
4 12 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 12 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (8.70%) OOP
5 11 (7.97%) Integration Testing
5 11 (7.97%) Multithreading
6 10 (7.25%) MVVM
7 9 (6.52%) Coaching
7 9 (6.52%) OOD
8 8 (5.80%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (5.80%) OO
8 8 (5.80%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.07%) Mathematics
9 7 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.07%) Scrum
10 6 (4.35%) iOS Development
10 6 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (51.45%) C
2 48 (34.78%) Python
3 33 (23.91%) C#
4 32 (23.19%) SQL
5 31 (22.46%) Embedded C
6 26 (18.84%) Java
7 24 (17.39%) Embedded C++
8 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
9 12 (8.70%) MATLAB
10 9 (6.52%) R
11 7 (5.07%) Assembly Language
12 6 (4.35%) Objective-C
12 6 (4.35%) Shell Script
13 5 (3.62%) Apple Swift
13 5 (3.62%) XAML
14 4 (2.90%) Ada
14 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
15 3 (2.17%) PHP
16 2 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (17.39%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.45%) MISRA
2 2 (1.45%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
1 5 (3.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Ansible
1 1 (0.72%) CFEngine
1 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (0.72%) Atmel
4 1 (0.72%) Capita
4 1 (0.72%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.72%) Serena