Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 August 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++
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 112 110
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,021 1,956 2,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.21% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.85% 5.27% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 1,255 1,389
England median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £310
90th Percentile £750 £750 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 197 215
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £27.04 £31.25 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.30 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,691 37,112 39,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.72% 42.00% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,495 25,653 27,606
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 718 837
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £17.52 £16.25 £14.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.23 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in England

C++
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
London -23 1,114 £575 -4.17% 477
South East +23 379 £424 +10.13% 330
North of England +12 166 £375 -11.76% 157
South West +8 155 £314 -16.33% 182
East of England -14 137 £475 +26.67% 233
Midlands -9 69 £381 +11.72% 111
North West -23 67 £370 -17.78% 76
Yorkshire +8 55 £488 +21.88% 65
North East +27 44 £365 +4.29% 16
West Midlands -20 43 £400 +16.79% 70
East Midlands -8 26 £365 +7.22% 41
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 England region with a requirement for C++.

1 768 (38.00%) Java
2 762 (37.70%) Python
3 654 (32.36%) C#
4 616 (30.48%) Linux
5 612 (30.28%) C
6 595 (29.44%) Software Engineering
7 452 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
8 436 (21.57%) SQL
9 370 (18.31%) Windows
10 365 (18.06%) Finance
11 334 (16.53%) OO
12 303 (14.99%) Degree
13 284 (14.05%) Front Office
14 283 (14.00%) JavaScript
15 254 (12.57%) Multithreading
16 236 (11.68%) Computer Science
17 235 (11.63%) .NET
18 209 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
19 207 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
20 203 (10.04%) Git (software)
21 199 (9.85%) Banking
22 198 (9.80%) Mathematics
23 197 (9.75%) Security Cleared
24 186 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 184 (9.10%) Oracle
25 184 (9.10%) XML
25 184 (9.10%) DevOps
26 183 (9.05%) Unix
27 173 (8.56%) SC Cleared
28 170 (8.41%) Test Automation

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 66 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 46 (2.28%) Confluence
3 26 (1.29%) Apache
3 26 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.99%) Ethereum
5 18 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.79%) Hyperledger
7 15 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.69%) CMS
8 14 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.59%) IIS
11 10 (0.49%) DataSynapse
11 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.45%) JBoss
12 9 (0.45%) Luigi
12 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.35%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 28 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.14%) Simulink
3 16 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.25%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.25%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Windchill
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.15%) InVision
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.099%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.099%) Blender
9 2 (0.099%) LightWave 3D
9 2 (0.099%) Maya
9 2 (0.099%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.099%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.35%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.099%) Concordance
6 2 (0.099%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.099%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.099%) Relativity
6 2 (0.099%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.099%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.099%) Summit
6 2 (0.099%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.049%) BASE24
7 1 (0.049%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.049%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.049%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 209 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (1.83%) Datadog
5 35 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (1.68%) GitHub
7 33 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
9 24 (1.19%) NuGet
10 21 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
11 16 (0.79%) PaaS
12 15 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.54%) IaaS
15 8 (0.40%) Google Play
16 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.25%) Office 365
17 5 (0.25%) SaaS
18 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 33 (1.63%) Ethernet
2 33 (1.63%) Wireshark
3 31 (1.53%) Internet
4 29 (1.43%) HTTP
5 27 (1.34%) Wireless
6 23 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (0.89%) Bluetooth
8 16 (0.79%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.69%) DNS
9 14 (0.69%) Firewall
10 12 (0.59%) AMQP
10 12 (0.59%) Network Security
10 12 (0.59%) RS-232
11 10 (0.49%) DHCP
12 9 (0.45%) FTP
12 9 (0.45%) VoIP
13 8 (0.40%) SSH
13 8 (0.40%) SSL
13 8 (0.40%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.39%) NoSQL
3 92 (4.55%) Big Data
4 83 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 72 (3.56%) Hadoop
6 60 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 51 (2.52%) Blockchain
8 51 (2.52%) MongoDB
9 43 (2.13%) MySQL
10 41 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 38 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (1.24%) HBase
14 21 (1.04%) Amazon Athena
15 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.74%) SQLite
17 14 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.64%) Apache Hive
19 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 203 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 151 (7.47%) Jenkins
3 138 (6.83%) Visual Studio
4 101 (5.00%) Subversion
5 97 (4.80%) JIRA
6 73 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 65 (3.22%) Eclipse
8 50 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
9 42 (2.08%) GDB
10 41 (2.03%) Selenium
11 34 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
12 31 (1.53%) Gradle
13 27 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (1.29%) Maven
15 23 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 23 (1.14%) JUnit
15 23 (1.14%) NetBeans
16 20 (0.99%) MSBuild
17 19 (0.94%) NUnit
18 18 (0.89%) GCC
General
1 365 (18.06%) Finance
2 284 (14.05%) Front Office
3 199 (9.85%) Banking
4 83 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 77 (3.81%) Games
6 66 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 56 (2.77%) Electronics
8 39 (1.93%) Aerospace
8 39 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.88%) Retail
10 35 (1.73%) Military
11 32 (1.58%) Law
12 23 (1.14%) Automotive
13 22 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.89%) Back Office
15 16 (0.79%) Legal
16 11 (0.54%) Avionics
16 11 (0.54%) Publishing
17 9 (0.45%) Advertising
18 6 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1,058 (52.35%) Developer
2 519 (25.68%) C++ Developer
3 423 (20.93%) Software Engineer
4 181 (8.96%) C++ Software Engineer
5 161 (7.97%) C# Developer
6 130 (6.43%) Java Developer
7 116 (5.74%) Senior Developer
8 108 (5.34%) Software Developer
9 104 (5.15%) Python Developer
10 101 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
11 100 (4.95%) Embedded Engineer
12 92 (4.55%) Quantitative Developer
13 89 (4.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 86 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
15 84 (4.16%) C++/C# Developer
16 82 (4.06%) Analyst
17 63 (3.12%) Front Office C++ Developer
18 60 (2.97%) Architect
18 60 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
19 54 (2.67%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (11.63%) .NET
2 184 (9.10%) XML
3 146 (7.22%) STL
4 135 (6.68%) HTML
5 127 (6.28%) Web Services
6 97 (4.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 95 (4.70%) Node.js
8 87 (4.30%) CSS
9 79 (3.91%) AngularJS
10 70 (3.46%) REST
11 63 (3.12%) JSON
12 60 (2.97%) Qt
13 57 (2.82%) WPF
14 56 (2.77%) HTML5
15 52 (2.57%) OpenGL
16 46 (2.28%) React
17 45 (2.23%) Spring
17 45 (2.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 44 (2.18%) Kafka
19 43 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 236 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 186 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 161 (7.97%) Fixed Income
4 149 (7.37%) Derivative
5 130 (6.43%) Algorithms
6 112 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (3.07%) Data Structures
8 59 (2.92%) Equities
9 49 (2.42%) Data Centre
10 45 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
11 44 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (2.13%) Mobile App
13 42 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
13 42 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 41 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
15 39 (1.93%) User Experience
16 36 (1.78%) CUDA
17 33 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 30 (1.48%) Fintech
19 21 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 616 (30.48%) Linux
2 370 (18.31%) Windows
3 183 (9.05%) Unix
4 141 (6.98%) Android
5 75 (3.71%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (1.29%) CentOS
8 24 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.19%) Solaris
9 22 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.79%) VxWorks
13 15 (0.74%) Debian
14 14 (0.69%) OpenVMS
15 9 (0.45%) AIX
15 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
15 9 (0.45%) Windows Server
16 8 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (29.44%) Software Engineering
2 452 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (16.53%) OO
4 254 (12.57%) Multithreading
5 207 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
6 198 (9.80%) Mathematics
7 184 (9.10%) DevOps
8 170 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 166 (8.21%) Scrum
10 153 (7.57%) TDD
11 145 (7.17%) Analytics
12 134 (6.63%) Unit Testing
13 132 (6.53%) SDLC
14 124 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
15 117 (5.79%) UML
16 116 (5.74%) Low Latency
17 110 (5.44%) Open Source
18 93 (4.60%) OOP
19 87 (4.30%) Configuration Management
20 82 (4.06%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 768 (38.00%) Java
2 762 (37.70%) Python
3 654 (32.36%) C#
4 612 (30.28%) C
5 436 (21.57%) SQL
6 283 (14.00%) JavaScript
7 136 (6.73%) Perl
8 122 (6.04%) Scala
9 117 (5.79%) Ruby
10 104 (5.15%) Bash Shell
11 103 (5.10%) Embedded C++
12 80 (3.96%) Embedded C
13 68 (3.36%) Go
13 68 (3.36%) PowerShell
14 56 (2.77%) MATLAB
15 53 (2.62%) Shell Script
16 49 (2.42%) VC++
17 40 (1.98%) Ada
18 35 (1.73%) R
19 31 (1.53%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 303 (14.99%) Degree
2 197 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 173 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 97 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (3.22%) PhD
6 26 (1.29%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.35%) ISEB
11 6 (0.30%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.20%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.20%) HND
14 3 (0.15%) CCNA
14 3 (0.15%) CCSP
14 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.58%) QA
2 22 (1.09%) MISRA
3 19 (0.94%) MISRA C
4 15 (0.74%) GCP
5 14 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) GDPR
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.25%) MiFID
8 4 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.099%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.099%) ECSS
10 2 (0.099%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.099%) IFRS
10 2 (0.099%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 147 (7.27%) Docker
2 31 (1.53%) Firmware
3 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.30%) HDFS
5 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.15%) ACF2
6 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.15%) QEMU
6 3 (0.15%) RACF
6 3 (0.15%) SRDF
6 3 (0.15%) Varnish
6 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.099%) Ceph
7 2 (0.099%) etcd
7 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.049%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.049%) LXC
8 1 (0.049%) NFS
8 1 (0.049%) Squid
8 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 100 (4.95%) Ansible
2 99 (4.90%) Kubernetes
3 73 (3.61%) Puppet
4 58 (2.87%) Terraform
5 44 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.03%) Nagios
7 27 (1.34%) Packer
8 10 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.49%) Salt
8 10 (0.49%) SELinux
8 10 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.40%) Consul
9 8 (0.40%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.30%) Control-M
12 5 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.25%) Kibana
13 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 184 (9.10%) Oracle
2 115 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 79 (3.91%) Google
4 37 (1.83%) Sybase
5 35 (1.73%) Splunk
6 33 (1.63%) New Relic
6 33 (1.63%) TIBCO
7 31 (1.53%) IBM
8 24 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.84%) VMware
10 13 (0.64%) Apple
10 13 (0.64%) HP
10 13 (0.64%) SaltStack
11 12 (0.59%) Capita
11 12 (0.59%) ION Trading
12 11 (0.54%) CA
13 10 (0.49%) SAP
14 8 (0.40%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc