Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 133 122
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -2
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,334 1,809 1,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.01% 2.00% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.89% 4.47% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 1,103 1,220
England median daily rate £475 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% -6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
90th Percentile £726 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £467 £500 £538
% change year-on-year -6.60% -6.98% +13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 181 195
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £40.25 £36.25 £31.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.02%

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 27,283 40,480 38,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.13% 44.70% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,936 28,684 27,463
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 600 695
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £17.65 £17.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -5 603 £550 -6.30% 346
South West +44 311 £425 - 159
South East -23 177 £425 +6.25% 312
East of England +19 124 £400 -3.61% 197
North of England -21 68 £400 - 161
Midlands +18 50 £375 -11.76% 105
East Midlands +28 29 £413 +10.59% 42
North West -8 29 £394 +10.21% 83
North East +22 26 £364 -39.38% 24
West Midlands +14 21 £375 -11.76% 62
Yorkshire -6 13 £425 - 54
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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++.

1 659 (49.40%) Python
2 586 (43.93%) Java
3 583 (43.70%) Software Engineering
4 520 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
5 471 (35.31%) C
6 411 (30.81%) Linux
7 370 (27.74%) C#
8 241 (18.07%) Security Cleared
9 228 (17.09%) Finance
10 218 (16.34%) SQL
11 214 (16.04%) .NET
12 207 (15.52%) JavaScript
13 201 (15.07%) SC Cleared
13 201 (15.07%) Git (software)
14 196 (14.69%) Front Office
15 185 (13.87%) AWS
16 177 (13.27%) Scrum
17 174 (13.04%) Web Services
18 166 (12.44%) Degree
19 147 (11.02%) Windows
20 141 (10.57%) Node.js
21 139 (10.42%) OO
22 137 (10.27%) UML
22 137 (10.27%) Derivative
23 133 (9.97%) Azure
24 129 (9.67%) Test Automation
25 128 (9.60%) TDD
26 120 (9.00%) Embedded C++
27 119 (8.92%) React
28 118 (8.85%) AngularJS

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 53 (3.97%) Confluence
2 27 (2.02%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.67%) JBoss
6 8 (0.60%) IIS
7 6 (0.45%) WinCC
8 5 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.37%) Luigi
8 5 (0.37%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.22%) Apache
10 3 (0.22%) CMS
10 3 (0.22%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.22%) SAS
10 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.15%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.35%) Simulink
3 7 (0.52%) PlantUML
3 7 (0.52%) Stateflow
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.22%) Inkscape
6 1 (0.075%) Blender
6 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.075%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.075%) MODO
Business Applications
1 22 (1.65%) FINCAD Analytics
2 15 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.97%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.30%) Eikon
6 3 (0.22%) BASE24
6 3 (0.22%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.15%) Kondor
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.075%) Actimize
8 1 (0.075%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.075%) Magento
8 1 (0.075%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 185 (13.87%) AWS
2 133 (9.97%) Azure
3 66 (4.95%) GCP
4 47 (3.52%) Amazon S3
5 37 (2.77%) Serverless
6 31 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (2.17%) GitHub
8 21 (1.57%) AWS Step Functions
9 20 (1.50%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.27%) Power Platform
11 16 (1.20%) SaaS
12 14 (1.05%) Datadog
13 12 (0.90%) Azure Functions
14 9 (0.67%) PaaS
15 6 (0.45%) IaaS
16 5 (0.37%) AWS IoT
17 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 44 (3.30%) Internet
3 41 (3.07%) Ethernet
4 28 (2.10%) DNS
5 19 (1.42%) Wireless
5 19 (1.42%) Wireshark
6 18 (1.35%) RS-485
7 17 (1.27%) Firewall
8 15 (1.12%) RS-232
9 14 (1.05%) Multicast
10 11 (0.82%) AMQP
10 11 (0.82%) HTTP
11 9 (0.67%) Bluetooth
11 9 (0.67%) Network Security
12 7 (0.52%) DHCP
12 7 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.45%) SNMP
13 6 (0.45%) TETRA
13 6 (0.45%) ZigBee
14 5 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.70%) NoSQL
2 62 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 47 (3.52%) Amazon Athena
5 46 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 42 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 42 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
7 41 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 39 (2.92%) Big Data
9 37 (2.77%) MySQL
10 36 (2.70%) KDB
11 27 (2.02%) Kdb+
11 27 (2.02%) Relational Database
12 22 (1.65%) Amazon Aurora
13 18 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (1.35%) DB2
14 17 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 17 (1.27%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.27%) Power BI
15 15 (1.12%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 201 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 88 (6.60%) JIRA
3 81 (6.07%) Jenkins
4 73 (5.47%) Visual Studio
5 56 (4.20%) Maven
6 47 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 46 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 41 (3.07%) Eclipse
9 40 (3.00%) NetBeans
10 38 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (2.62%) GoogleTest
11 35 (2.62%) Subversion
12 26 (1.95%) Mercurial
13 22 (1.65%) SonarQube
14 21 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
15 19 (1.42%) CMake
16 17 (1.27%) NUnit
17 16 (1.20%) FindBugs
17 16 (1.20%) Log4j
18 14 (1.05%) GitLab
General
1 228 (17.09%) Finance
2 196 (14.69%) Front Office
3 90 (6.75%) Banking
4 64 (4.80%) Military
5 53 (3.97%) Aerospace
6 42 (3.15%) Electronics
7 36 (2.70%) Law
8 34 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 31 (2.32%) Public Sector
9 31 (2.32%) Telecoms
10 29 (2.17%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.95%) Games
12 17 (1.27%) Marketing
13 16 (1.20%) Automotive
14 8 (0.60%) Back Office
15 7 (0.52%) Advertising
15 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.45%) Avionics
17 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.075%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 557 (41.75%) Developer
2 397 (29.76%) Software Engineer
3 166 (12.44%) C++ Developer
4 163 (12.22%) C++ Software Engineer
5 152 (11.39%) Embedded Engineer
6 137 (10.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 91 (6.82%) C Software Engineer
8 89 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 87 (6.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 87 (6.52%) Software Developer
10 80 (6.00%) Senior Developer
11 77 (5.77%) Architect
12 57 (4.27%) Python Developer
13 50 (3.75%) C# Developer
13 50 (3.75%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 49 (3.67%) Embedded C Engineer
14 49 (3.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 46 (3.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
16 44 (3.30%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
17 43 (3.22%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.04%) .NET
2 174 (13.04%) Web Services
3 141 (10.57%) Node.js
4 119 (8.92%) React
5 118 (8.85%) AngularJS
6 62 (4.65%) Qt
7 50 (3.75%) HTML
7 50 (3.75%) J2EE
8 44 (3.30%) Spring
9 41 (3.07%) STL
10 37 (2.77%) OpenGL
11 36 (2.70%) MFC
12 34 (2.55%) DirectX
12 34 (2.55%) XML
13 33 (2.47%) Kafka
14 31 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
14 31 (2.32%) WPF
15 30 (2.25%) ActiveX
16 27 (2.02%) CSS
16 27 (2.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 137 (10.27%) Derivative
2 108 (8.10%) Fixed Income
3 104 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 57 (4.27%) Equities
6 53 (3.97%) Algorithms
7 47 (3.52%) Data Structures
8 45 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
9 42 (3.15%) Public Cloud
10 41 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (3.07%) Hedge funds
11 34 (2.55%) Blog
12 29 (2.17%) Reference Data
13 28 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
14 20 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 20 (1.50%) User Experience
15 19 (1.42%) Data Centre
16 18 (1.35%) Mobile App
17 14 (1.05%) Private Cloud
17 14 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 411 (30.81%) Linux
2 147 (11.02%) Windows
3 94 (7.05%) Unix
4 47 (3.52%) FreeRTOS
5 42 (3.15%) Android
6 35 (2.62%) CentOS
7 34 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
7 34 (2.55%) ThreadX
8 29 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 24 (1.80%) Debian
10 24 (1.80%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.67%) OpenVMS
12 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.37%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 3 (0.22%) SafeRTOS
15 3 (0.22%) Solaris
15 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (43.70%) Software Engineering
2 520 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (13.27%) Scrum
4 139 (10.42%) OO
5 137 (10.27%) UML
6 129 (9.67%) Test Automation
7 128 (9.60%) TDD
8 113 (8.47%) Computer Science
9 112 (8.40%) DevOps
10 99 (7.42%) Mathematics
11 97 (7.27%) Asset Management
11 97 (7.27%) Open Source
12 92 (6.90%) Analytics
13 91 (6.82%) Multithreading
14 86 (6.45%) Unit Testing
15 82 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (5.92%) SDLC
17 71 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
18 69 (5.17%) Microservices
19 65 (4.87%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 659 (49.40%) Python
2 586 (43.93%) Java
3 471 (35.31%) C
4 370 (27.74%) C#
5 218 (16.34%) SQL
6 207 (15.52%) JavaScript
7 120 (9.00%) Embedded C++
8 107 (8.02%) Embedded C
9 76 (5.70%) Ruby
10 57 (4.27%) Perl
11 54 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 54 (4.05%) R
12 39 (2.92%) MATLAB
13 38 (2.85%) PHP
14 32 (2.40%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.25%) Scala
16 28 (2.10%) GLSL
16 28 (2.10%) HLSL
17 27 (2.02%) Go
18 21 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 241 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 201 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 166 (12.44%) Degree
4 73 (5.47%) DV Cleared
5 44 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 37 (2.77%) PhD
7 11 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.60%) CCENT
9 8 (0.60%) CCNA
9 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.30%) MCSE
12 3 (0.22%) CEH
12 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.22%) MCITP
12 3 (0.22%) MCP
12 3 (0.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.62%) QA
2 13 (0.97%) JTAG
3 9 (0.67%) NIST
4 6 (0.45%) IEC 62304
5 5 (0.37%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.37%) MISRA
5 5 (0.37%) SLA
6 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.22%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.075%) EMIR
9 1 (0.075%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.075%) MiFID
9 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (6.90%) Docker
2 26 (1.95%) Firmware
3 7 (0.52%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) BusyBox
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.075%) KVM
7 1 (0.075%) LXC
Systems Management
1 50 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.00%) Ansible
3 24 (1.80%) Puppet
4 19 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.35%) Nagios
6 13 (0.97%) Terraform
7 10 (0.75%) Packer
8 8 (0.60%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.30%) Salt
9 4 (0.30%) SCOM
9 4 (0.30%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.22%) Graphite
10 3 (0.22%) SCCM
10 3 (0.22%) SELinux
11 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.075%) CSIRT
12 1 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.075%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.075%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.075%) QRadar
Vendors
1 95 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 91 (6.82%) Oracle
3 73 (5.47%) Google
4 52 (3.90%) Atlassian
5 23 (1.72%) Apple
5 23 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 19 (1.42%) Splunk
7 18 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.20%) Reuters
9 15 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 14 (1.05%) New Relic
11 13 (0.97%) ION Trading
11 13 (0.97%) Solace
12 12 (0.90%) SAP
12 12 (0.90%) VMware
13 11 (0.82%) Sybase
14 9 (0.67%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.67%) Palo Alto
15 8 (0.60%) MathWorks
16 7 (0.52%) Xilinx