Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 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++
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 145 95 131
Rank change year-on-year -50 +36 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,268 854 1,321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.85% 2.50% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 5.95% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 488 702
10th Percentile £413 £325 £335
25th Percentile £500 £425 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £540 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.74% +13.68% -5.00%
75th Percentile £775 £700 £600
90th Percentile £838 £775 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £525 £463
% change year-on-year +19.05% +13.51% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 128
10th Percentile £45.26 £34.63 £40.95
25th Percentile £48.03 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £57.25 £45.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +25.82% -4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £55.94 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.70 £60.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +26.37% -4.21% +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 26,602 14,358 27,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.78% 41.98% 41.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,651 10,197 19,175
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £389 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £485
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -1.03% +1.04%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 341 479
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.50 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.63 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%
75th Percentile £60.38 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -1.16% +2.15%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 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
London -50 777 £700 +16.67% 338
South West +9 144 £493 +9.50% 104
South East -49 118 £500 +8.70% 188
East of England -10 113 £400 - 142
North of England -51 38 £488 +39.29% 84
Midlands -48 31 £450 +12.50% 82
Yorkshire -35 19 £500 +60.00% 29
North West -52 19 £450 +12.50% 44
West Midlands -50 17 £450 +100.00% 48
East Midlands -30 14 £433 -8.95% 34
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 England region with a requirement for C++.

1 597 (47.08%) Java
2 587 (46.29%) Python
3 475 (37.46%) C#
4 400 (31.55%) Software Engineering
5 344 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
6 339 (26.74%) Finance
7 327 (25.79%) Social Skills
8 325 (25.63%) Linux
9 316 (24.92%) C
10 283 (22.32%) SQL
11 241 (19.01%) Banking
12 231 (18.22%) Windows
13 219 (17.27%) Security Cleared
14 210 (16.56%) Front Office
15 205 (16.17%) .NET
16 202 (15.93%) SC Cleared
16 202 (15.93%) Git (software)
17 194 (15.30%) Degree
17 194 (15.30%) CI/CD
18 179 (14.12%) Multithreading
19 173 (13.64%) Azure
20 164 (12.93%) OO
21 160 (12.62%) Computer Science
22 153 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
23 150 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
24 149 (11.75%) Test Automation
25 148 (11.67%) Investment Banking
26 144 (11.36%) Jenkins
27 139 (10.96%) DevOps
28 138 (10.88%) Oracle

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 37 (2.92%) Apache Spark
1 37 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (2.13%) Apache
3 22 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.50%) Confluence
4 19 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
6 16 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.79%) DataSynapse
8 5 (0.39%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.24%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.24%) SAS
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.16%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.079%) Kinematics
11 1 (0.079%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.42%) Simulink
3 5 (0.39%) FrameMaker
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.24%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.24%) Maya
4 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.079%) Houdini
6 1 (0.079%) NUKE
6 1 (0.079%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 31 (2.44%) ION MarketView
2 30 (2.37%) SunGard Martini
3 4 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.16%) BASE24
4 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.16%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.079%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.079%) Magento
5 1 (0.079%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 173 (13.64%) Azure
2 120 (9.46%) AWS
3 95 (7.49%) GCP
4 60 (4.73%) Serverless
5 34 (2.68%) Apigee
6 30 (2.37%) OpenShift
7 28 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (2.13%) GitHub
9 26 (2.05%) Azure Functions
9 26 (2.05%) Azure Logic Apps
10 25 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (1.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 22 (1.74%) Azure Storage
12 17 (1.34%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.10%) SaaS
14 12 (0.95%) Snowflake
15 9 (0.71%) PaaS
16 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.63%) Kong
17 6 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 46 (3.63%) Ethernet
3 32 (2.52%) Multicast
4 21 (1.66%) Network Security
5 17 (1.34%) Wireless
6 10 (0.79%) WAN
7 9 (0.71%) 5G
7 9 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.55%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.47%) LAN
11 5 (0.39%) 3GPP
11 5 (0.39%) 4G
11 5 (0.39%) DSL
11 5 (0.39%) Firewall
11 5 (0.39%) Internet
11 5 (0.39%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.32%) DNS
12 4 (0.32%) DVB
12 4 (0.32%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 60 (4.73%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 41 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 39 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 33 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 27 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 25 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 20 (1.58%) MySQL
9 20 (1.58%) Tableau
10 18 (1.42%) Apache Ignite
10 18 (1.42%) Big Data
10 18 (1.42%) Geospatial Data
10 18 (1.42%) GIS
11 16 (1.26%) Power BI
12 14 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.03%) KDB
14 12 (0.95%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.87%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 202 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 144 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 106 (8.36%) Visual Studio
4 83 (6.55%) Subversion
5 79 (6.23%) JIRA
6 53 (4.18%) Eclipse
7 47 (3.71%) Artifactory
8 45 (3.55%) TeamCity
9 40 (3.15%) Bitbucket
9 40 (3.15%) NetBeans
10 34 (2.68%) Rational Rhapsody
11 31 (2.44%) CppUnit
12 30 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
12 30 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
13 27 (2.13%) Robot Framework
14 18 (1.42%) GitLab
14 18 (1.42%) Rational Team Concert
15 14 (1.10%) GDB
16 10 (0.79%) GCC
16 10 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 339 (26.74%) Finance
2 327 (25.79%) Social Skills
3 241 (19.01%) Banking
4 210 (16.56%) Front Office
5 148 (11.67%) Investment Banking
6 129 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (4.18%) Presentation Skills
8 45 (3.55%) Games
9 43 (3.39%) Financial Institution
10 38 (3.00%) Electronics
11 26 (2.05%) Public Sector
12 25 (1.97%) Aerospace
13 22 (1.74%) Military
14 19 (1.50%) Legal
14 19 (1.50%) Retail
15 17 (1.34%) Marketing
15 17 (1.34%) Telecoms
16 16 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
17 15 (1.18%) Law
18 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 658 (51.89%) Developer
2 244 (19.24%) C++ Developer
3 225 (17.74%) Software Engineer
4 134 (10.57%) Java Developer
5 124 (9.78%) C# Developer
6 121 (9.54%) C++ Software Engineer
7 93 (7.33%) Python Developer
8 71 (5.60%) Analyst
9 64 (5.05%) Quantitative Developer
10 63 (4.97%) Architect
11 56 (4.42%) Software Developer
12 54 (4.26%) Front Office Developer
13 50 (3.94%) C Software Engineer
14 47 (3.71%) Embedded Engineer
14 47 (3.71%) Qualitative Analyst
14 47 (3.71%) Quantitative Analyst
15 44 (3.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 42 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
17 38 (3.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 37 (2.92%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (16.17%) .NET
2 103 (8.12%) Node.js
3 95 (7.49%) AngularJS
4 75 (5.91%) STL
5 73 (5.76%) XML
6 68 (5.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 65 (5.13%) React
8 63 (4.97%) .NET Framework
9 54 (4.26%) .NET Core
10 49 (3.86%) REST
11 45 (3.55%) Qt
11 45 (3.55%) Web Services
11 45 (3.55%) WPF
12 43 (3.39%) Middleware
13 42 (3.31%) JSON
13 42 (3.31%) Rendezvous
14 40 (3.15%) Kafka
15 35 (2.76%) MFC
16 33 (2.60%) HTML
17 30 (2.37%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (10.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 98 (7.73%) Derivative
3 90 (7.10%) Algorithms
4 73 (5.76%) Fixed Income
5 71 (5.60%) Data Structures
6 63 (4.97%) Equities
7 41 (3.23%) Client/Server
8 37 (2.92%) Market Risk
9 36 (2.84%) Cloud Native
9 36 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
10 35 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (2.68%) Hedge funds
11 34 (2.68%) Legacy Systems
12 28 (2.21%) Credit Risk
13 20 (1.58%) Legacy Applications
13 20 (1.58%) User Experience
14 19 (1.50%) Credit Derivative
14 19 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
15 17 (1.34%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 325 (25.63%) Linux
2 231 (18.22%) Windows
3 55 (4.34%) Unix
4 34 (2.68%) Android
5 23 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.95%) Solaris
10 10 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.55%) VMS
11 7 (0.55%) VxWorks
12 5 (0.39%) AIX
12 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.32%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.16%) Debian
14 2 (0.16%) Fedora
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (31.55%) Software Engineering
2 344 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (15.30%) CI/CD
4 179 (14.12%) Multithreading
5 164 (12.93%) OO
6 160 (12.62%) Computer Science
7 153 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 149 (11.75%) Test Automation
10 139 (10.96%) DevOps
11 125 (9.86%) Analytics
11 125 (9.86%) Microservices
12 120 (9.46%) SDLC
13 118 (9.31%) Mathematics
14 110 (8.68%) Unit Testing
15 104 (8.20%) Scrum
16 93 (7.33%) Full Stack Development
17 90 (7.10%) Low Latency
18 84 (6.62%) Electronic Trading
19 83 (6.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 597 (47.08%) Java
2 587 (46.29%) Python
3 475 (37.46%) C#
4 316 (24.92%) C
5 283 (22.32%) SQL
6 135 (10.65%) JavaScript
7 68 (5.36%) Go
8 62 (4.89%) Bash
9 43 (3.39%) TypeScript
10 41 (3.23%) Embedded C
10 41 (3.23%) Scala
11 38 (3.00%) Embedded C++
11 38 (3.00%) Perl
12 36 (2.84%) Ruby
13 34 (2.68%) VBA
14 31 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 26 (2.05%) Ada
15 26 (2.05%) T-SQL
16 25 (1.97%) MATLAB
16 25 (1.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 219 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 202 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 194 (15.30%) Degree
4 75 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.66%) PhD
6 19 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.10%) CISSP
9 13 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.79%) CREST Certified
10 10 (0.79%) SANS
11 9 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.16%) CCNA
13 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.079%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.079%) MBA
14 1 (0.079%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.76%) QA
2 19 (1.50%) GDPR
3 17 (1.34%) PMO
4 16 (1.26%) MISRA
4 16 (1.26%) MISRA C
5 14 (1.10%) Def Stans
5 14 (1.10%) IEC 61508
6 10 (0.79%) NCSC
7 4 (0.32%) MiFID
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.079%) Basel II
10 1 (0.079%) DICOM
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.079%) JTAG
10 1 (0.079%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 66 (5.21%) Docker
2 9 (0.71%) Firmware
2 9 (0.71%) HDFS
2 9 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.47%) iptables
5 3 (0.24%) GridGain
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.079%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 108 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 63 (4.97%) Ansible
3 47 (3.71%) ITRS Geneos
4 41 (3.23%) BladeLogic
5 34 (2.68%) Terraform
6 10 (0.79%) Nessus
7 8 (0.63%) Oozie
8 7 (0.55%) Puppet
9 5 (0.39%) Grafana
10 4 (0.32%) Istio
10 4 (0.32%) systemd
11 3 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.16%) Kibana
12 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.16%) SELinux
13 1 (0.079%) Icinga
13 1 (0.079%) nmon
13 1 (0.079%) Salt
Vendors
1 138 (10.88%) Oracle
2 102 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.94%) Google
4 42 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 31 (2.44%) ION Trading
6 30 (2.37%) SunGard
7 29 (2.29%) FIS
8 23 (1.81%) MuleSoft
9 20 (1.58%) Splunk
10 18 (1.42%) Sybase
11 16 (1.26%) Altiris
11 16 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.63%) IBM
14 7 (0.55%) Adobe
14 7 (0.55%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.55%) Vertica
14 7 (0.55%) VMware
15 6 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc