Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 147 129
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18 -22
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,085 1,688 1,972
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.90% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.68% 4.36% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 994 1,219
Median daily rate £475 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £320
90th Percentile £725 £750 £763
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £525
% change year-on-year +1.06% -10.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 173 214
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £37.50 £36.25 £30.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.70 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 23,166 38,701 40,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.97% 43.51% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,842 27,306 28,471
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £651 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.24% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 606 734
Median hourly rate £41.09 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.66 £17.43
90th Percentile £56.13 £53.75 £50.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 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 +18 522 £550 -8.33% 300
South West +26 223 £450 +12.50% 138
South East -18 141 £450 +12.50% 250
East of England -1 87 £450 +12.50% 191
North of England -1 77 £385 -3.75% 109
North West +38 36 £385 +11.07% 57
Midlands +8 33 £388 +3.33% 111
North East +15 25 £363 -9.38% 22
West Midlands +13 17 £375 -3.23% 76
Yorkshire -23 16 £400 -5.88% 30
East Midlands +20 15 £450 +41.51% 35
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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++.

1 520 (47.93%) Python
2 466 (42.95%) Java
3 417 (38.43%) Software Engineering
4 361 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
5 356 (32.81%) C
6 346 (31.89%) Linux
7 321 (29.59%) C#
8 205 (18.89%) .NET
9 185 (17.05%) SQL
9 185 (17.05%) Finance
9 185 (17.05%) Security Cleared
10 173 (15.94%) JavaScript
11 156 (14.38%) Git (software)
12 144 (13.27%) SC Cleared
13 143 (13.18%) Windows
14 133 (12.26%) AWS
15 129 (11.89%) Azure
16 128 (11.80%) Degree
17 127 (11.71%) Scrum
17 127 (11.71%) Front Office
18 113 (10.41%) Web Services
18 113 (10.41%) Test Automation
19 112 (10.32%) Node.js
20 108 (9.95%) DevOps
21 106 (9.77%) Banking
22 99 (9.12%) Microsoft
23 98 (9.03%) Derivative
24 96 (8.85%) TDD
25 91 (8.39%) AngularJS
26 87 (8.02%) OO

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 43 (3.96%) Confluence
2 22 (2.03%) Tomcat
3 21 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.55%) WinCC
5 5 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (0.46%) IIS
5 5 (0.46%) Luigi
5 5 (0.46%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.18%) Apache
8 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.18%) JBoss
8 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.47%) Simulink
3 15 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.18%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.092%) Blender
7 1 (0.092%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.092%) Maya
7 1 (0.092%) MODO
7 1 (0.092%) PlantUML
7 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.47%) FINCAD Analytics
2 15 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.74%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.46%) Orchestrade
5 3 (0.28%) Endur
6 2 (0.18%) Eikon
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.092%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.092%) RMDS
7 1 (0.092%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 133 (12.26%) AWS
2 129 (11.89%) Azure
3 59 (5.44%) GCP
4 24 (2.21%) Serverless
5 20 (1.84%) Amazon S3
6 19 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.47%) AWS Step Functions
7 16 (1.47%) Datadog
8 15 (1.38%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.01%) SaaS
10 10 (0.92%) Azure Functions
10 10 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.92%) GitHub
11 8 (0.74%) Office 365
11 8 (0.74%) PaaS
12 5 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.46%) AWS IoT
12 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.37%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.53%) TCP/IP
2 36 (3.32%) Ethernet
3 31 (2.86%) Internet
4 18 (1.66%) Firewall
5 17 (1.57%) Wireless
6 14 (1.29%) RS-485
7 12 (1.11%) DNS
7 12 (1.11%) RS-232
8 11 (1.01%) Wireshark
9 10 (0.92%) Network Security
10 9 (0.83%) Multicast
11 7 (0.65%) HTTP
11 7 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.55%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.55%) SNMP
13 5 (0.46%) AMQP
13 5 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.46%) ZigBee
14 4 (0.37%) DHCP
15 3 (0.28%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.16%) NoSQL
2 49 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 45 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (3.96%) MySQL
5 40 (3.69%) MongoDB
6 31 (2.86%) Big Data
6 31 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.49%) Amazon Athena
8 25 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 23 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.57%) Amazon Aurora
12 16 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (1.38%) DB2
13 15 (1.38%) Power BI
14 14 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.29%) Redis
15 13 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 12 (1.11%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 156 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 86 (7.93%) JIRA
3 83 (7.65%) Visual Studio
4 72 (6.64%) Jenkins
5 45 (4.15%) Eclipse
6 44 (4.06%) Subversion
7 39 (3.59%) NetBeans
8 37 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 30 (2.76%) TeamCity
10 29 (2.67%) Maven
11 27 (2.49%) Rational Rhapsody
12 23 (2.12%) Mercurial
13 21 (1.94%) GoogleTest
14 20 (1.84%) CMake
14 20 (1.84%) SonarQube
15 15 (1.38%) Xcode
16 14 (1.29%) Artifactory
16 14 (1.29%) FindBugs
16 14 (1.29%) Log4j
17 13 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 185 (17.05%) Finance
2 127 (11.71%) Front Office
3 106 (9.77%) Banking
4 57 (5.25%) Military
5 49 (4.52%) Investment Banking
6 47 (4.33%) Aerospace
7 38 (3.50%) Electronics
8 35 (3.23%) Law
9 28 (2.58%) Games
10 27 (2.49%) Public Sector
11 24 (2.21%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.57%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.11%) Marketing
14 9 (0.83%) Automotive
15 5 (0.46%) Avionics
16 4 (0.37%) Back Office
17 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.092%) Advertising
18 1 (0.092%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 493 (45.44%) Developer
2 261 (24.06%) Software Engineer
3 146 (13.46%) C++ Developer
4 107 (9.86%) Embedded Engineer
5 103 (9.49%) C++ Software Engineer
6 92 (8.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 76 (7.00%) Java Developer
8 69 (6.36%) Software Developer
9 66 (6.08%) C# Developer
10 58 (5.35%) C Software Engineer
11 53 (4.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 52 (4.79%) Architect
13 45 (4.15%) Python Developer
14 43 (3.96%) Senior Developer
15 38 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
16 31 (2.86%) Analyst
17 26 (2.40%) Quantitative Developer
18 25 (2.30%) Embedded C Engineer
18 25 (2.30%) Senior Software Engineer
18 25 (2.30%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (18.89%) .NET
2 113 (10.41%) Web Services
3 112 (10.32%) Node.js
4 91 (8.39%) AngularJS
5 81 (7.47%) React
6 60 (5.53%) HTML
7 59 (5.44%) Qt
8 40 (3.69%) OpenGL
9 36 (3.32%) Spring
9 36 (3.32%) WPF
10 35 (3.23%) MFC
11 33 (3.04%) DirectX
12 31 (2.86%) ActiveX
13 29 (2.67%) CSS
13 29 (2.67%) XML
14 28 (2.58%) J2EE
14 28 (2.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 27 (2.49%) STL
16 26 (2.40%) Vue.js
17 25 (2.30%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.03%) Derivative
2 78 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 63 (5.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 49 (4.52%) Equities
6 47 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (4.15%) Algorithms
8 40 (3.69%) Embedded Systems
9 35 (3.23%) Hedge funds
10 31 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
10 31 (2.86%) Public Cloud
11 28 (2.58%) Blog
11 28 (2.58%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.84%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.84%) User Experience
13 19 (1.75%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.38%) Market Risk
15 14 (1.29%) Augmented Reality
15 14 (1.29%) Reference Data
16 12 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 346 (31.89%) Linux
2 143 (13.18%) Windows
3 74 (6.82%) Unix
4 46 (4.24%) Android
5 31 (2.86%) CentOS
6 30 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 25 (2.30%) FreeRTOS
8 24 (2.21%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.84%) Ubuntu
11 19 (1.75%) ThreadX
12 17 (1.57%) Debian
13 13 (1.20%) Windows Server
14 10 (0.92%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.74%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.55%) OpenVMS
17 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
18 3 (0.28%) SafeRTOS
18 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (38.43%) Software Engineering
2 361 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (11.71%) Scrum
4 113 (10.41%) Test Automation
5 108 (9.95%) DevOps
6 96 (8.85%) TDD
7 87 (8.02%) OO
8 86 (7.93%) Open Source
9 83 (7.65%) UML
10 82 (7.56%) Mathematics
11 79 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (7.00%) Computer Science
13 70 (6.45%) Multithreading
14 69 (6.36%) Analytics
15 60 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (5.44%) Microservices
17 55 (5.07%) Asset Management
18 54 (4.98%) Low Latency
19 51 (4.70%) Migration
20 50 (4.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 520 (47.93%) Python
2 466 (42.95%) Java
3 356 (32.81%) C
4 321 (29.59%) C#
5 185 (17.05%) SQL
6 173 (15.94%) JavaScript
7 81 (7.47%) Embedded C++
8 76 (7.00%) Embedded C
9 66 (6.08%) Ruby
10 48 (4.42%) Bash Shell
11 46 (4.24%) Perl
12 41 (3.78%) R
13 38 (3.50%) PHP
14 32 (2.95%) GLSL
14 32 (2.95%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.76%) HLSL
16 27 (2.49%) Go
16 27 (2.49%) Scala
17 26 (2.40%) MATLAB
18 23 (2.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 185 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 144 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 128 (11.80%) Degree
4 57 (5.25%) DV Cleared
5 34 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.12%) PhD
7 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.92%) CCENT
8 10 (0.92%) CCNA
8 10 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.92%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.46%) MCITP
10 5 (0.46%) MCSE
11 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.28%) CISM
12 3 (0.28%) CISSP
12 3 (0.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.58%) QA
2 10 (0.92%) JTAG
2 10 (0.92%) NIST
3 5 (0.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) DO-254
5 2 (0.18%) Basel III
5 2 (0.18%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.18%) MISRA
5 2 (0.18%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.092%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (7.65%) Docker
2 18 (1.66%) Firmware
3 10 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.83%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.092%) BusyBox
7 1 (0.092%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.092%) LXC
7 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (4.24%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.76%) Ansible
3 23 (2.12%) Puppet
4 22 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.75%) Nagios
6 14 (1.29%) Terraform
7 10 (0.92%) Packer
7 10 (0.92%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.55%) SCCM
9 5 (0.46%) SCOM
10 3 (0.28%) Graphite
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.18%) Kibana
12 1 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.092%) EnCase
12 1 (0.092%) Grafana
12 1 (0.092%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.092%) PTC Integrity
12 1 (0.092%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 99 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.45%) Oracle
3 57 (5.25%) Google
4 49 (4.52%) Atlassian
5 19 (1.75%) Splunk
6 18 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.47%) Apple
8 15 (1.38%) Sybase
9 14 (1.29%) New Relic
9 14 (1.29%) VMware
10 10 (0.92%) Palo Alto
11 9 (0.83%) Remedy
11 9 (0.83%) SAP
11 9 (0.83%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.74%) ION Trading
12 8 (0.74%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.74%) Murex
12 8 (0.74%) Solace
13 7 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.65%) Xilinx