Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 128 115
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,782 1,976 2,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.09% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.46% 4.65% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 1,192 1,290
England median daily rate £471 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.24% -4.55% +19.57%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £334
90th Percentile £713 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £455 £525 £538
% change year-on-year -13.33% -2.33% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 199 214
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £40.25 £31.65 £31.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

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 32,653 42,500 38,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.25% 44.95% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,895 30,159 27,170
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £310
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 613 642 746
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.28 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -9 788 £550 -4.35% 380
South West +43 362 £425 +32.81% 198
South East +13 289 £425 +0.83% 326
East of England +34 163 £375 -21.05% 210
North of England -4 101 £400 +6.67% 135
Midlands +44 71 £375 - 103
Yorkshire +33 48 £364 -14.41% 47
West Midlands +35 42 £388 -0.64% 71
North West -1 42 £425 +14.86% 71
East Midlands +19 29 £325 -12.87% 28
North East -5 11 £409 -2.68% 17
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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++.

1 849 (47.64%) Software Engineering
2 739 (41.47%) Python
3 728 (40.85%) Java
4 673 (37.77%) C
5 602 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
6 574 (32.21%) Linux
7 513 (28.79%) C#
8 309 (17.34%) Finance
9 290 (16.27%) Security Cleared
10 277 (15.54%) JavaScript
11 271 (15.21%) SQL
12 251 (14.09%) .NET
13 247 (13.86%) SC Cleared
14 243 (13.64%) Degree
15 226 (12.68%) Git (software)
16 212 (11.90%) Front Office
17 211 (11.84%) Windows
18 206 (11.56%) Web Services
19 198 (11.11%) UML
20 195 (10.94%) AWS
21 180 (10.10%) Scrum
22 177 (9.93%) Mathematics
23 168 (9.43%) Node.js
24 165 (9.26%) Oracle
25 161 (9.03%) OO
26 160 (8.98%) Computer Science
27 154 (8.64%) Derivative
27 154 (8.64%) Multithreading
28 147 (8.25%) Azure
29 145 (8.14%) 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 43 (2.41%) Confluence
2 33 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 27 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 23 (1.29%) JBoss
5 16 (0.90%) CMS
5 16 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.67%) Apache
7 10 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.51%) IIS
8 9 (0.51%) SAS
9 8 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.34%) Jetty
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 5 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.22%) Luigi
12 4 (0.22%) nginx
13 3 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.40%) Simulink
3 10 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.56%) Inkscape
4 9 (0.51%) Stateflow
5 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.18%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.01%) FINCAD Analytics
3 15 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.22%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) BASE24
6 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) Eikon
6 2 (0.11%) Kondor
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.056%) Actimize
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.056%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.056%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.056%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 195 (10.94%) AWS
2 147 (8.25%) Azure
3 70 (3.93%) GCP
4 68 (3.82%) GitHub
5 45 (2.53%) Serverless
6 41 (2.30%) Amazon S3
7 30 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.73%) SaaS
11 12 (0.67%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.51%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.51%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.34%) Datadog
13 6 (0.34%) IaaS
13 6 (0.34%) PaaS
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon Alexa
15 4 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.60%) TCP/IP
2 56 (3.14%) Ethernet
3 47 (2.64%) Internet
4 28 (1.57%) Wireshark
5 26 (1.46%) DNS
6 22 (1.23%) AMQP
6 22 (1.23%) VoIP
7 20 (1.12%) Wireless
8 19 (1.07%) IPv6
9 17 (0.95%) Bluetooth
9 17 (0.95%) Firewall
9 17 (0.95%) RS-485
9 17 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.84%) RS-232
10 15 (0.84%) TETRA
11 12 (0.67%) Multicast
12 10 (0.56%) HTTP
13 9 (0.51%) DHCP
13 9 (0.51%) DVB
13 9 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (4.32%) NoSQL
2 67 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 66 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 54 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 50 (2.81%) Big Data
7 42 (2.36%) KDB
8 41 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.24%) MySQL
10 37 (2.08%) Amazon Athena
11 35 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
12 30 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 29 (1.63%) Kdb+
14 28 (1.57%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.12%) Blockchain
17 17 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
18 14 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
18 14 (0.79%) Spotfire
19 13 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 226 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 114 (6.40%) Visual Studio
3 85 (4.77%) JIRA
4 77 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 73 (4.10%) Rational Rhapsody
6 61 (3.42%) Eclipse
7 60 (3.37%) Maven
8 51 (2.86%) NetBeans
8 51 (2.86%) Subversion
8 51 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 39 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
10 36 (2.02%) NUnit
11 32 (1.80%) GoogleTest
12 30 (1.68%) Cucumber
13 28 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (1.52%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.46%) Mercurial
16 25 (1.40%) ClearCase
17 23 (1.29%) GDB
18 21 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 309 (17.34%) Finance
2 212 (11.90%) Front Office
3 119 (6.68%) Banking
4 71 (3.98%) Military
5 65 (3.65%) Aerospace
6 59 (3.31%) Investment Banking
7 58 (3.25%) Electronics
7 58 (3.25%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.97%) Law
9 39 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 36 (2.02%) Games
11 25 (1.40%) Public Sector
12 22 (1.23%) Automotive
13 21 (1.18%) Avionics
14 18 (1.01%) Advertising
15 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.73%) Marketing
16 7 (0.39%) Retail
17 6 (0.34%) Back Office
18 5 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 670 (37.60%) Developer
2 629 (35.30%) Software Engineer
3 272 (15.26%) C++ Developer
4 227 (12.74%) Embedded Engineer
5 220 (12.35%) C++ Software Engineer
6 206 (11.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 101 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 93 (5.22%) C Software Engineer
9 88 (4.94%) Software Developer
10 87 (4.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 84 (4.71%) Java Developer
12 81 (4.55%) Architect
13 72 (4.04%) Python Developer
14 71 (3.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 64 (3.59%) C# Developer
16 61 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
17 59 (3.31%) Data Scientist
18 58 (3.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
19 56 (3.14%) AWS Engineer
20 55 (3.09%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (14.09%) .NET
2 206 (11.56%) Web Services
3 168 (9.43%) Node.js
4 139 (7.80%) AngularJS
5 134 (7.52%) React
6 92 (5.16%) STL
7 86 (4.83%) Qt
8 77 (4.32%) XML
9 50 (2.81%) Spring
10 49 (2.75%) MFC
11 48 (2.69%) Kafka
12 47 (2.64%) Middleware
13 46 (2.58%) Natural Language Processing
14 45 (2.53%) HTML
15 44 (2.47%) OpenGL
16 41 (2.30%) REST
17 38 (2.13%) J2EE
17 38 (2.13%) JSON
17 38 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
18 37 (2.08%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 154 (8.64%) Derivative
2 118 (6.62%) Fixed Income
3 92 (5.16%) Algorithms
4 90 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
5 79 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (4.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 67 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
8 55 (3.09%) Data Structures
9 50 (2.81%) Equities
10 31 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 25 (1.40%) Hedge funds
14 21 (1.18%) Device Driver
14 21 (1.18%) Market Risk
15 20 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 20 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 20 (1.12%) Reference Data
16 16 (0.90%) Blog
17 14 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 574 (32.21%) Linux
2 211 (11.84%) Windows
3 141 (7.91%) Unix
4 69 (3.87%) Android
5 62 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
6 44 (2.47%) FreeRTOS
7 38 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (1.63%) ThreadX
9 27 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 26 (1.46%) CentOS
11 20 (1.12%) Debian
12 17 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.90%) OpenVMS
14 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
15 7 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.28%) Solaris
17 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (47.64%) Software Engineering
2 602 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (11.11%) UML
4 180 (10.10%) Scrum
5 177 (9.93%) Mathematics
6 161 (9.03%) OO
7 160 (8.98%) Computer Science
8 154 (8.64%) Multithreading
9 145 (8.14%) Test Automation
10 142 (7.97%) DevOps
10 142 (7.97%) TDD
11 139 (7.80%) SDLC
12 121 (6.79%) Unit Testing
13 113 (6.34%) Machine Learning
14 112 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
15 104 (5.84%) Analytics
16 103 (5.78%) Asset Management
17 101 (5.67%) Mentoring
18 98 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (4.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 739 (41.47%) Python
2 728 (40.85%) Java
3 673 (37.77%) C
4 513 (28.79%) C#
5 277 (15.54%) JavaScript
6 271 (15.21%) SQL
7 139 (7.80%) Embedded C++
8 137 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 75 (4.21%) Ruby
10 73 (4.10%) Perl
11 63 (3.54%) MATLAB
12 61 (3.42%) Bash Shell
13 54 (3.03%) Shell Script
14 51 (2.86%) Go
14 51 (2.86%) R
15 45 (2.53%) PHP
15 45 (2.53%) VB
16 44 (2.47%) PowerShell
17 32 (1.80%) Scala
18 31 (1.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 290 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 247 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 243 (13.64%) Degree
4 74 (4.15%) DV Cleared
5 71 (3.98%) PhD
6 59 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.56%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.51%) SANS
10 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.28%) ISEB
12 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.22%) OSCP
14 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.17%) CISSP
14 3 (0.17%) GPEN
14 3 (0.17%) GWAPT
14 3 (0.17%) GXPN
14 3 (0.17%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.41%) QA
2 22 (1.23%) MISRA
3 9 (0.51%) MISRA C
4 6 (0.34%) IEC 62304
4 6 (0.34%) JTAG
5 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.28%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.22%) DO-254
6 4 (0.22%) GMP
6 4 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) NIST
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 124 (6.96%) Docker
2 34 (1.91%) Firmware
3 7 (0.39%) LXC
4 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.22%) BusyBox
6 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.056%) KVM
9 1 (0.056%) Samba
9 1 (0.056%) Varnish
9 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 54 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.24%) Ansible
3 22 (1.23%) Puppet
4 12 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.67%) Terraform
5 10 (0.56%) Nagios
6 9 (0.51%) Salt
7 4 (0.22%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.17%) QRadar
8 3 (0.17%) SCCM
8 3 (0.17%) SCOM
9 2 (0.11%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.11%) Packer
9 2 (0.11%) SELinux
9 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.056%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.056%) Grafana
10 1 (0.056%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 165 (9.26%) Oracle
2 126 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 71 (3.98%) Google
4 57 (3.20%) Bloomberg
5 51 (2.86%) Reuters
6 47 (2.64%) Atlassian
7 24 (1.35%) TIBCO
8 22 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.18%) ION Trading
10 19 (1.07%) Apple
10 19 (1.07%) Sybase
11 15 (0.84%) Sparx
12 12 (0.67%) Cloudera
12 12 (0.67%) Solace
13 11 (0.62%) Adobe
13 11 (0.62%) SAP
14 10 (0.56%) Splunk
15 9 (0.51%) HP
15 9 (0.51%) MathWorks
16 8 (0.45%) IBM