Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 101 111
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 +23
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,402 650 1,775
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.10% 2.45% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.27% 5.70% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 376 886
10th Percentile £400 £333 £320
25th Percentile £475 £422 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £466
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +12.66% -11.24%
75th Percentile £750 £663 £613
90th Percentile £825 £769 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £454
% change year-on-year +14.29% +15.64% -13.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 179
10th Percentile £41.88 £35.81 £40.45
25th Percentile £45.94 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £64.50 £48.75 £51.25
90th Percentile £70.88 £57.88 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%

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 26,619 11,408 33,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.78% 43.07% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,385 8,085 23,406
10th Percentile £360 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £694 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +8.58% +1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 221 567
10th Percentile £17.47 £12.63 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.31 £21.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £45.48 £37.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.27% -16.67% +6.47%
75th Percentile £58.74 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.70
UK median hourly rate £45.32 £37.93 £44.26
% change year-on-year +19.48% -14.31% +5.38%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in England.

Daily rate trend for C++ in England

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in England

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in England.

Hourly rate trend for C++ in England

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -20 893 £650 +8.33% 386
South West +25 135 £470 +1.62% 140
South East -64 122 £450 - 180
East of England -11 105 £400 - 148
North of England -39 59 £505 +46.38% 133
Midlands -52 35 £450 +2.86% 124
North West -33 31 £510 +36.91% 80
West Midlands -41 29 £450 +30.43% 59
Yorkshire -38 23 £500 +48.15% 37
East Midlands -37 6 £465 +6.29% 63
North East -6 5 £404 +24.23% 16
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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++.

1 660 (47.08%) Java
2 657 (46.86%) Python
3 493 (35.16%) C#
4 482 (34.38%) Software Engineering
5 437 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
6 352 (25.11%) SQL
7 350 (24.96%) Finance
8 349 (24.89%) Linux
9 341 (24.32%) C
10 319 (22.75%) Social Skills
11 258 (18.40%) Banking
12 257 (18.33%) Windows
13 237 (16.90%) Front Office
14 235 (16.76%) Azure
15 227 (16.19%) .NET
16 208 (14.84%) Degree
17 207 (14.76%) Git (software)
18 205 (14.62%) AWS
19 203 (14.48%) JavaScript
20 197 (14.05%) DevOps
21 189 (13.48%) OO
22 187 (13.34%) Security Cleared
23 173 (12.34%) Multithreading
24 170 (12.13%) SC Cleared
25 169 (12.05%) Test Automation
26 168 (11.98%) Computer Science
27 163 (11.63%) Oracle
28 158 (11.27%) Analytics
28 158 (11.27%) Jenkins
29 157 (11.20%) Investment Banking

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 45 (3.21%) Confluence
2 35 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (1.71%) Apache
5 22 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (1.28%) DataSynapse
7 14 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 7 (0.50%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.50%) Luigi
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.21%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.21%) Mule
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.21%) SAS
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.14%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 36 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.86%) Simulink
3 6 (0.43%) FrameMaker
4 3 (0.21%) Maya
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.071%) Houdini
6 1 (0.071%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.071%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) NUKE
6 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.071%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 41 (2.92%) SunGard Martini
2 36 (2.57%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.86%) Orchestrade
4 5 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.071%) BASE24
6 1 (0.071%) Magento
6 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.071%) Summit
6 1 (0.071%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 235 (16.76%) Azure
2 205 (14.62%) AWS
3 118 (8.42%) GCP
4 71 (5.06%) Serverless
5 45 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
6 43 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (2.78%) Azure Logic Apps
8 38 (2.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 38 (2.71%) OpenShift
9 37 (2.64%) Azure Functions
10 33 (2.35%) Azure Storage
11 31 (2.21%) Apigee
11 31 (2.21%) GitHub
12 20 (1.43%) Amazon S3
13 19 (1.36%) SaaS
14 17 (1.21%) Power Platform
15 15 (1.07%) Snowflake
16 14 (1.00%) PaaS
17 13 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 40 (2.85%) Ethernet
3 20 (1.43%) LAN
4 16 (1.14%) HTTP
4 16 (1.14%) Network Security
5 15 (1.07%) Wireless
6 14 (1.00%) Firewall
6 14 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.78%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.78%) Internet
8 10 (0.71%) IPv4
8 10 (0.71%) WAN
9 9 (0.64%) RS-232
10 8 (0.57%) DNS
10 8 (0.57%) Modbus
10 8 (0.57%) MQTT
11 7 (0.50%) 5G
11 7 (0.50%) BGP
12 6 (0.43%) RS-485
12 6 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 63 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 60 (4.28%) SQL Server
4 59 (4.21%) Oracle Database
5 51 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 39 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (2.14%) MySQL
9 25 (1.78%) Big Data
10 24 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.14%) Power BI
14 15 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.00%) Apache Ignite
15 14 (1.00%) Data Mart
16 13 (0.93%) BigQuery
17 12 (0.86%) GIS
17 12 (0.86%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 207 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 158 (11.27%) Jenkins
3 118 (8.42%) Subversion
4 115 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 97 (6.92%) JIRA
6 55 (3.92%) Bitbucket
7 48 (3.42%) Oracle APEX
8 47 (3.35%) Artifactory
9 45 (3.21%) CppUnit
10 38 (2.71%) Eclipse
10 38 (2.71%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.35%) NetBeans
12 31 (2.21%) Rational Rhapsody
13 30 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
14 28 (2.00%) Robot Framework
15 24 (1.71%) Cucumber
16 22 (1.57%) Maven
16 22 (1.57%) Selenium
17 21 (1.50%) GitLab
17 21 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 350 (24.96%) Finance
2 319 (22.75%) Social Skills
3 258 (18.40%) Banking
4 237 (16.90%) Front Office
5 157 (11.20%) Investment Banking
6 114 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
8 42 (3.00%) Financial Institution
9 40 (2.85%) Games
10 39 (2.78%) Law
11 34 (2.43%) Aerospace
12 32 (2.28%) Electronics
13 29 (2.07%) Automotive
14 25 (1.78%) Public Sector
15 22 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
16 20 (1.43%) Back Office
17 18 (1.28%) Legal
17 18 (1.28%) Military
18 17 (1.21%) Marketing
19 16 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 759 (54.14%) Developer
2 292 (20.83%) C++ Developer
3 215 (15.34%) Software Engineer
4 142 (10.13%) C# Developer
5 133 (9.49%) Java Developer
6 108 (7.70%) Python Developer
7 107 (7.63%) Front Office Developer
8 100 (7.13%) C++ Software Engineer
9 76 (5.42%) Quantitative Developer
10 72 (5.14%) Software Developer
11 71 (5.06%) Architect
12 66 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
13 65 (4.64%) Embedded Engineer
14 60 (4.28%) Analyst
15 56 (3.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 50 (3.57%) Data Engineer
17 48 (3.42%) C Software Engineer
18 46 (3.28%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
19 43 (3.07%) React Developer
20 42 (3.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (16.19%) .NET
2 135 (9.63%) AngularJS
3 125 (8.92%) Node.js
4 104 (7.42%) XML
5 96 (6.85%) React
6 83 (5.92%) STL
7 77 (5.49%) .NET Core
8 73 (5.21%) JSON
9 70 (4.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 64 (4.56%) .NET Framework
10 64 (4.56%) REST
11 63 (4.49%) Kafka
12 60 (4.28%) HTML
13 52 (3.71%) Web Services
14 43 (3.07%) Middleware
15 41 (2.92%) GraphQL
16 35 (2.50%) JNI
17 34 (2.43%) RESTful
18 33 (2.35%) Qt
18 33 (2.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 121 (8.63%) Derivative
3 120 (8.56%) Fixed Income
4 79 (5.63%) Algorithms
5 75 (5.35%) Equities
6 66 (4.71%) Hedge funds
7 58 (4.14%) Data Structures
8 50 (3.57%) Legacy Systems
9 46 (3.28%) Credit Risk
10 45 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
11 44 (3.14%) Cloud Native
12 42 (3.00%) User Experience
13 40 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
14 34 (2.43%) Market Risk
15 33 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
16 32 (2.28%) Client/Server
17 28 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
18 24 (1.71%) Data Centre
18 24 (1.71%) Mobile App
19 22 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 349 (24.89%) Linux
2 257 (18.33%) Windows
3 80 (5.71%) Unix
4 52 (3.71%) Android
5 37 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.64%) Solaris
10 8 (0.57%) CentOS
10 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.21%) AIX
13 3 (0.21%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
14 2 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (34.38%) Software Engineering
2 437 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (14.05%) DevOps
4 189 (13.48%) OO
5 173 (12.34%) Multithreading
6 169 (12.05%) Test Automation
7 168 (11.98%) Computer Science
8 158 (11.27%) Analytics
9 154 (10.98%) Full Stack Development
10 148 (10.56%) Microservices
11 146 (10.41%) Scrum
12 142 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
13 135 (9.63%) SDLC
14 124 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
15 121 (8.63%) Unit Testing
16 119 (8.49%) TDD
17 108 (7.70%) Mathematics
18 104 (7.42%) Validation
19 100 (7.13%) OOD
20 85 (6.06%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 660 (47.08%) Java
2 657 (46.86%) Python
3 493 (35.16%) C#
4 352 (25.11%) SQL
5 341 (24.32%) C
6 203 (14.48%) JavaScript
7 120 (8.56%) Go
8 82 (5.85%) TypeScript
9 66 (4.71%) Scala
10 56 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 54 (3.85%) Embedded C
11 54 (3.85%) Perl
12 52 (3.71%) VBA
13 51 (3.64%) Embedded C++
14 49 (3.50%) Kotlin
15 43 (3.07%) PL/SQL
15 43 (3.07%) Ruby
16 36 (2.57%) T-SQL
17 27 (1.93%) R
18 26 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 208 (14.84%) Degree
2 187 (13.34%) Security Cleared
3 170 (12.13%) SC Cleared
4 55 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.07%) CISSP
6 14 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.00%) PhD
7 13 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.64%) SANS
10 8 (0.57%) CREST Certified
11 5 (0.36%) CCNA
11 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.36%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.29%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.071%) CISA
14 1 (0.071%) CISM
14 1 (0.071%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.43%) QA
2 22 (1.57%) GDPR
3 14 (1.00%) MiFID
4 11 (0.78%) IEC 61508
4 11 (0.78%) PMO
5 10 (0.71%) MISRA
6 9 (0.64%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.57%) NCSC
8 6 (0.43%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.43%) SLA
9 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.21%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.14%) DO-254
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.071%) Basel II
11 1 (0.071%) DICOM
11 1 (0.071%) JTAG
System Software
1 100 (7.13%) Docker
2 18 (1.28%) Firmware
2 18 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.50%) iptables
5 6 (0.43%) HDFS
6 4 (0.29%) KVM
6 4 (0.29%) Xen
7 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 128 (9.13%) Kubernetes
2 60 (4.28%) Ansible
3 53 (3.78%) Terraform
4 42 (3.00%) BladeLogic
5 29 (2.07%) ITRS Geneos
6 15 (1.07%) Puppet
7 11 (0.78%) Nessus
8 8 (0.57%) Grafana
9 5 (0.36%) Istio
9 5 (0.36%) Oozie
9 5 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.36%) SCCM
10 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.21%) Kibana
12 2 (0.14%) PTC Integrity
12 2 (0.14%) Salt
12 2 (0.14%) SELinux
12 2 (0.14%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 163 (11.63%) Oracle
2 73 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 58 (4.14%) Google
4 42 (3.00%) FIS
5 41 (2.92%) SunGard
6 37 (2.64%) MuleSoft
7 36 (2.57%) ION Trading
8 19 (1.36%) IBM
8 19 (1.36%) Splunk
8 19 (1.36%) Sybase
9 18 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.14%) Altiris
11 14 (1.00%) EMC
12 13 (0.93%) Dynatrace
13 12 (0.86%) VMware
14 11 (0.78%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.71%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.64%) Embarcadero
17 8 (0.57%) Murex
17 8 (0.57%) Vertica