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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 72 91
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19  
Contract jobs citing C++ 63 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.97% 2.06% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.61% 6.47% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
Median daily rate £325 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £34.02 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.08 £50.27 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 828 788 916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 39.00% 31.85% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 458 492
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 60
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 28 £325 -7.80% 65
Hertfordshire +13 19 £325 -7.14% 5
Essex +5 14 £275 -38.88% 5
Suffolk - 1 £388 - 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for C++.

1 53 (50.00%) C
2 39 (36.79%) Software Engineering
3 33 (31.13%) Java
4 30 (28.30%) Python
5 28 (26.42%) Linux
6 25 (23.58%) HTML
7 21 (19.81%) XML
7 21 (19.81%) Windows
8 20 (18.87%) JavaScript
9 16 (15.09%) C#
9 16 (15.09%) SQL
10 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (14.15%) Apple iOS
11 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
11 14 (13.21%) TDD
11 14 (13.21%) Eclipse
11 14 (13.21%) Configuration Management
12 13 (12.26%) Objective-C
12 13 (12.26%) .NET
12 13 (12.26%) Degree
12 13 (12.26%) JSON
12 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
12 13 (12.26%) RESTful
12 13 (12.26%) iOS SDK
12 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
12 13 (12.26%) Performance Analysis
13 12 (11.32%) iOS Development
13 12 (11.32%) Mobile App
13 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (11.32%) Microsoft

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 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.83%) nginx
2 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.94%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Doxygen
2 7 (6.60%) Simulink
3 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.94%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) GitHub
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Ethernet
1 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
1 6 (5.66%) Wireless
2 4 (3.77%) RS-422
3 2 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (1.89%) LAN
3 2 (1.89%) Network Security
3 2 (1.89%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.89%) WAN
3 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.89%) WLAN
4 1 (0.94%) ATM
4 1 (0.94%) RS-232
4 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.83%) Redis
4 2 (1.89%) SQLite
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Eclipse
2 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.38%) JUnit
4 10 (9.43%) Xcode
5 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.66%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.72%) PVCS
7 5 (4.72%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (3.77%) LabVIEW
8 4 (3.77%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.83%) JIRA
9 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.89%) Redmine
11 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.94%) GDB
11 1 (0.94%) NUnit
11 1 (0.94%) Selenium
11 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 9 (8.49%) Automotive
2 6 (5.66%) Aerospace
2 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Military
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Law
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Avionics
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (33.96%) Developer
2 34 (32.08%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Author
3 13 (12.26%) C++ Software Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Technical Author
4 11 (10.38%) iOS Developer
5 9 (8.49%) Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.66%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Android Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.58%) HTML
2 21 (19.81%) XML
3 13 (12.26%) .NET
3 13 (12.26%) iOS SDK
3 13 (12.26%) JSON
3 13 (12.26%) RESTful
4 10 (9.43%) Cocoa
4 10 (9.43%) Core Animation
4 10 (9.43%) Core Data
4 10 (9.43%) iPhone SDK
5 9 (8.49%) XSLT
6 7 (6.60%) Qt
7 6 (5.66%) REST
7 6 (5.66%) Web Services
8 4 (3.77%) CSS
9 3 (2.83%) Android SDK
9 3 (2.83%) HTML5
9 3 (2.83%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.83%) Pyramid
10 2 (1.89%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.43%) Animation
2 10 (9.43%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (9.43%) iPhone
3 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.77%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.77%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.83%) iPad
5 3 (2.83%) Robotics
6 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.89%) EPoS
6 2 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) RIA
6 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) BeagleBone
7 1 (0.94%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Linux
2 21 (19.81%) Windows
3 15 (14.15%) Apple iOS
4 10 (9.43%) Unix
5 5 (4.72%) Android
6 4 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.94%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Software Engineering
2 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.21%) Configuration Management
3 14 (13.21%) TDD
4 13 (12.26%) Performance Analysis
5 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.32%) iOS Development
6 11 (10.38%) Integration Testing
6 11 (10.38%) OOD
6 11 (10.38%) Pair Programming
7 10 (9.43%) MVC
7 10 (9.43%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (9.43%) Push Notifications
8 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.60%) OO
9 6 (5.66%) UML
10 5 (4.72%) Mathematics
10 5 (4.72%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (4.72%) Unit Testing
10 5 (4.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (50.00%) C
2 33 (31.13%) Java
3 30 (28.30%) Python
4 20 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 16 (15.09%) C#
5 16 (15.09%) SQL
6 13 (12.26%) Objective-C
7 11 (10.38%) MATLAB
8 10 (9.43%) Apple Swift
9 7 (6.60%) Embedded C
9 7 (6.60%) Embedded C++
10 6 (5.66%) Perl
10 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.77%) ANSI C
11 4 (3.77%) Go
12 3 (2.83%) Lua
12 3 (2.83%) Ruby
12 3 (2.83%) Tcl
13 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.89%) PhD
5 1 (0.94%) CISA
5 1 (0.94%) CISM
5 1 (0.94%) CISSP
5 1 (0.94%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Docker
2 3 (2.83%) KVM
2 3 (2.83%) LXC
3 2 (1.89%) Firmware
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.94%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Ansible
1 1 (0.94%) Mesos
1 1 (0.94%) OpenView
1 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.94%) Packer
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
1 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Sun
4 4 (3.77%) Serena
5 3 (2.83%) SAP
5 3 (2.83%) VMware
6 2 (1.89%) Brocade
6 2 (1.89%) CA
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) Dell
6 2 (1.89%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) Infor
6 2 (1.89%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) Toshiba
6 2 (1.89%) Vyatta
6 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.94%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.94%) QNX
7 1 (0.94%) Retalix
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