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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 60 76
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 -21
Contract jobs citing C++ 113 68 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.48% 3.38% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.41% 10.26% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 14
10th Percentile £438 £343 £365
25th Percentile £512 £375 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - +20.00%
75th Percentile £711 £525 £553
90th Percentile £738 £610 £580
England median daily rate £700 £600 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 8 8
10th Percentile £47.50 £34.54 £46.10
25th Percentile £56.00 £39.57 £46.25
Median hourly rate £58.75 £46.25 £49.06
Median % change year-on-year +27.03% -5.72% +3.28%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.18 £54.69
90th Percentile £70.75 £53.50 £62.75
England median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -

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 784 663 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.05% 32.95% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 363 471
10th Percentile £300 £235 £319
25th Percentile £410 £350 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £678 £613 £575
England median daily rate £553 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +9.41% +1.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 58 27
10th Percentile £34.00 £15.38 £11.87
25th Percentile £47.50 £26.43 £20.17
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.19 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +36.85% +62.71% -45.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £70.75 £55.45 £55.25
England median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -4.49%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +16 80 £594 - 22
Cambridgeshire -16 21 £525 +23.53% 87
Essex -7 7 £576 +27.89% 9
Suffolk -6 2 £250 -60.78% 2
Bedfordshire -10 2 - - 4
Norfolk - 1 £400 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 83 (73.45%) Software Engineering
2 66 (58.41%) Agile
3 53 (46.90%) Python
4 51 (45.13%) Java
5 48 (42.48%) Linux
5 48 (42.48%) SC Cleared
5 48 (42.48%) Security Cleared
6 43 (38.05%) C#
7 42 (37.17%) C
8 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
9 36 (31.86%) Visualisation
10 35 (30.97%) Social Skills
11 34 (30.09%) Validation
12 31 (27.43%) Windows
13 30 (26.55%) Visual Studio
13 30 (26.55%) DevOps
14 29 (25.66%) Ethernet
14 29 (25.66%) Presentation Skills
15 28 (24.78%) TCP/IP
16 27 (23.89%) Eclipse
16 27 (23.89%) Scala
16 27 (23.89%) Synthetic Environment
17 26 (23.01%) Computer Science
18 24 (21.24%) Azure
18 24 (21.24%) Kafka
18 24 (21.24%) Elasticsearch
18 24 (21.24%) Go
18 24 (21.24%) Apache Spark
18 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
18 24 (21.24%) Data Science

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 24 (21.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.24%) Azure
2 17 (15.04%) GCP
3 15 (13.27%) Azure DevOps
4 10 (8.85%) AWS
5 8 (7.08%) Slack
6 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.65%) GitHub
8 1 (0.88%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.66%) Ethernet
2 28 (24.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.42%) Modbus
3 5 (4.42%) RS-422
3 5 (4.42%) RS-485
4 1 (0.88%) 802.15
4 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) RS-232
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
4 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.96%) Presto
3 8 (7.08%) Parquet
4 5 (4.42%) Data Lake
5 4 (3.54%) Spotfire
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) Visual Studio
2 27 (23.89%) Eclipse
3 19 (16.81%) Jenkins
4 16 (14.16%) JIRA
5 15 (13.27%) CircleCI
6 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.19%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.77%) Gradle
8 2 (1.77%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.88%) VectorCAST
General
1 35 (30.97%) Social Skills
2 29 (25.66%) Presentation Skills
3 22 (19.47%) Aerospace
4 20 (17.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (14.16%) Electronics
6 15 (13.27%) Publishing
7 7 (6.19%) Military
8 4 (3.54%) Automotive
9 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.88%) Law
11 1 (0.88%) Legal
11 1 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (39.82%) Software Engineer
2 37 (32.74%) C++ Software Engineer
3 21 (18.58%) Data Engineer
4 19 (16.81%) C# Software Engineer
5 16 (14.16%) C Software Engineer
5 16 (14.16%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (12.39%) Developer
7 12 (10.62%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (10.62%) Test Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (7.96%) Product Engineer
9 9 (7.96%) Product Test Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) DataOps Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Real Time Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Real Time Software Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Senior Data Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (7.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.24%) Kafka
2 9 (7.96%) .NET
3 8 (7.08%) JWT
3 8 (7.08%) OAuth
3 8 (7.08%) OAuth2
4 7 (6.19%) ActiveX
4 7 (6.19%) DirectX
4 7 (6.19%) MFC
4 7 (6.19%) Node.js
4 7 (6.19%) OpenGL
4 7 (6.19%) Qt
4 7 (6.19%) Web Services
5 6 (5.31%) JSON
6 4 (3.54%) Lucene
6 4 (3.54%) Shiny
6 4 (3.54%) XML
7 3 (2.65%) YAML
8 2 (1.77%) RESTful
8 2 (1.77%) Spring
8 2 (1.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Cloud Native
2 10 (8.85%) FPGA
3 9 (7.96%) ASIC
3 9 (7.96%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.42%) Data Fabric
5 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.54%) Wiki
6 3 (2.65%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.77%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.88%) IoT
8 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) PACS
8 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (42.48%) Linux
2 31 (27.43%) Windows
3 12 (10.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Android
4 2 (1.77%) Tizen
4 2 (1.77%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (73.45%) Software Engineering
2 66 (58.41%) Agile
3 36 (31.86%) Visualisation
4 34 (30.09%) Validation
5 30 (26.55%) DevOps
6 27 (23.89%) Synthetic Environment
7 26 (23.01%) Computer Science
8 24 (21.24%) Data Science
9 23 (20.35%) Data Engineering
9 23 (20.35%) Infrastructure as Code
9 23 (20.35%) Mathematics
9 23 (20.35%) TDD
10 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (19.47%) Unit Testing
11 20 (17.70%) DataOps
12 19 (16.81%) MLOps
12 19 (16.81%) Open Source
13 17 (15.04%) CI/CD
13 17 (15.04%) Data Architecture
14 16 (14.16%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.90%) Python
2 51 (45.13%) Java
3 43 (38.05%) C#
4 42 (37.17%) C
5 27 (23.89%) Scala
6 24 (21.24%) Go
7 13 (11.50%) MATLAB
8 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.19%) GLSL
9 7 (6.19%) HLSL
10 4 (3.54%) Perl
10 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.54%) R
10 4 (3.54%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.54%) SQL
10 4 (3.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) Ada
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (42.48%) SC Cleared
1 48 (42.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) PhD
3 17 (15.04%) Degree
4 8 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.54%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) DICOM
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
2 1 (0.88%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.88%) LOINC
2 1 (0.88%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle
2 4 (3.54%) Splunk
3 3 (2.65%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.88%) Infoflex
4 1 (0.88%) InterSystems
4 1 (0.88%) Keysight
4 1 (0.88%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.88%) Siemens