Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 123 107
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 -6
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,808 1,910 1,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.07% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.05% 4.72% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 1,113 1,257
England median daily rate £475 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.04% +2.86% +10.53%
10th Percentile £315 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £775 £738
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 213 203
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £38.25 £25.08 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.62% +2.35% -

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 35,810 40,424 35,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.02% 43.80% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,039 28,418 24,270
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 727 761
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% - +7.79%
10th Percentile £19.73 £17.50 £17.77
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.52% -1.81% +9.21%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -22 808 £575 -4.17% 275
South East -22 291 £413 -2.48% 182
South West +25 244 £375 +7.14% 106
East of England +20 168 £375 -21.05% 198
North of England +37 158 £400 +6.67% 94
Midlands +81 127 £375 - 55
Yorkshire +68 113 £388 -1.90% 32
West Midlands +55 90 £390 -2.38% 28
East Midlands +36 37 £318 -5.78% 27
North West -2 33 £430 +14.67% 52
North East -3 12 £400 +9.59% 10
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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++.

1 788 (43.58%) Software Engineering
2 694 (38.38%) Java
3 641 (35.45%) Python
4 635 (35.12%) C
5 591 (32.69%) Linux
6 538 (29.76%) C#
7 452 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 322 (17.81%) Finance
9 305 (16.87%) Degree
10 283 (15.65%) SQL
11 273 (15.10%) JavaScript
12 253 (13.99%) Security Cleared
13 252 (13.94%) .NET
14 231 (12.78%) SC Cleared
15 229 (12.67%) Windows
16 213 (11.78%) Mathematics
17 206 (11.39%) Multithreading
18 200 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
19 184 (10.18%) Computer Science
20 175 (9.68%) Git (software)
21 163 (9.02%) OO
22 149 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
23 148 (8.19%) UML
24 145 (8.02%) DevOps
25 144 (7.96%) Algorithms
26 143 (7.91%) Visual Studio
26 143 (7.91%) Front Office
27 141 (7.80%) Oracle
28 139 (7.69%) Web Services
29 136 (7.52%) SDLC

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 57 (3.15%) Apache Spark
2 29 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 28 (1.55%) SAS
3 28 (1.55%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.33%) Apache
5 22 (1.22%) CMS
6 21 (1.16%) nginx
7 17 (0.94%) Confluence
8 16 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.72%) JBoss
10 10 (0.55%) Jupyter
10 10 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
11 9 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.44%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.33%) IPython
15 5 (0.28%) IIS
15 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.94%) Simulink
3 8 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.44%) Inkscape
3 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.33%) Adobe XD
4 6 (0.33%) InVision
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.28%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.055%) Maya
8 1 (0.055%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.33%) RMDS
3 3 (0.17%) C-CURE
3 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.055%) BASE24
5 1 (0.055%) Endur
5 1 (0.055%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.055%) Global One
5 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.055%) Summit
5 1 (0.055%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 149 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 46 (2.54%) GitHub
5 24 (1.33%) Serverless
6 20 (1.11%) npm
7 19 (1.05%) PaaS
8 16 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.66%) Power Platform
10 9 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
10 9 (0.50%) SaaS
11 8 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.28%) Datadog
14 5 (0.28%) IaaS
14 5 (0.28%) Office 365
15 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.31%) TCP/IP
2 60 (3.32%) Ethernet
3 29 (1.60%) VoIP
4 27 (1.49%) Internet
5 26 (1.44%) Wireless
6 22 (1.22%) 5G
7 21 (1.16%) Bluetooth
7 21 (1.16%) IPv6
8 20 (1.11%) LTE
9 18 (1.00%) 3GPP
9 18 (1.00%) Firewall
10 16 (0.88%) AMQP
10 16 (0.88%) HTTP
10 16 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.83%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.77%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.61%) DVB
14 10 (0.55%) RS-232
14 10 (0.55%) ZigBee
15 9 (0.50%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (6.03%) NoSQL
2 84 (4.65%) Big Data
3 74 (4.09%) SQL Server
4 62 (3.43%) Hadoop
5 54 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 46 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 39 (2.16%) MySQL
10 32 (1.77%) Blockchain
11 28 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.55%) Apache Hive
12 27 (1.49%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.11%) BigQuery
13 20 (1.11%) HBase
14 14 (0.77%) KDB
15 13 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.72%) Sqoop
16 12 (0.66%) Data Mining
17 11 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 175 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 143 (7.91%) Visual Studio
3 110 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 59 (3.26%) JIRA
5 57 (3.15%) Rational Rhapsody
6 53 (2.93%) Eclipse
7 49 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
8 42 (2.32%) NetBeans
9 41 (2.27%) Maven
10 40 (2.21%) TeamCity
11 37 (2.05%) Gradle
12 33 (1.83%) Subversion
13 32 (1.77%) SpecFlow
14 30 (1.66%) NUnit
15 29 (1.60%) Selenium
16 25 (1.38%) Bitbucket
17 23 (1.27%) Cucumber
18 22 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (1.16%) CMake
19 21 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 322 (17.81%) Finance
2 143 (7.91%) Front Office
3 127 (7.02%) Banking
4 66 (3.65%) Aerospace
5 63 (3.48%) Electronics
6 56 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 56 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.99%) Military
8 45 (2.49%) Law
9 44 (2.43%) Games
10 41 (2.27%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.38%) Automotive
13 24 (1.33%) Avionics
13 24 (1.33%) Retail
14 17 (0.94%) Advertising
15 11 (0.61%) Legal
16 9 (0.50%) Publishing
17 8 (0.44%) Marketing
18 5 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 711 (39.33%) Developer
2 512 (28.32%) Software Engineer
3 307 (16.98%) C++ Developer
4 190 (10.51%) Embedded Engineer
5 163 (9.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 161 (8.90%) C++ Software Engineer
7 92 (5.09%) C# Developer
8 91 (5.03%) Software Developer
9 85 (4.70%) Python Developer
10 65 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 64 (3.54%) Java Developer
12 57 (3.15%) .NET Developer
13 56 (3.10%) Data Scientist
14 55 (3.04%) Architect
15 54 (2.99%) Android Developer
16 52 (2.88%) Linux Developer
17 51 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
17 51 (2.82%) Quantitative Developer
18 50 (2.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
19 48 (2.65%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (13.94%) .NET
2 139 (7.69%) Web Services
3 113 (6.25%) Node.js
4 98 (5.42%) Qt
5 84 (4.65%) React
6 80 (4.42%) STL
7 73 (4.04%) AngularJS
8 70 (3.87%) HTML
9 68 (3.76%) Kafka
10 63 (3.48%) XML
11 57 (3.15%) Middleware
12 51 (2.82%) OpenGL
13 47 (2.60%) MFC
14 45 (2.49%) REST
15 43 (2.38%) JSON
16 40 (2.21%) RESTful
17 39 (2.16%) Natural Language Processing
17 39 (2.16%) Spring
18 37 (2.05%) DirectX
19 36 (1.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 144 (7.96%) Algorithms
2 102 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.54%) Embedded Systems
4 78 (4.31%) Derivative
5 67 (3.71%) Fixed Income
6 57 (3.15%) Data Structures
7 55 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (2.32%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.77%) VHDL
13 31 (1.71%) Device Driver
13 31 (1.71%) Equities
14 25 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 24 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (1.27%) Market Risk
17 22 (1.22%) ASIC
18 20 (1.11%) User Experience
19 19 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 591 (32.69%) Linux
2 229 (12.67%) Windows
3 131 (7.25%) Unix
4 121 (6.69%) Android
5 54 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
6 24 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.72%) Solaris
10 12 (0.66%) FreeRTOS
11 10 (0.55%) OpenVMS
12 9 (0.50%) CentOS
12 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.44%) Debian
13 8 (0.44%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.28%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (43.58%) Software Engineering
2 452 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (11.78%) Mathematics
4 206 (11.39%) Multithreading
5 200 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
6 184 (10.18%) Computer Science
7 163 (9.02%) OO
8 148 (8.19%) UML
9 145 (8.02%) DevOps
10 136 (7.52%) SDLC
11 130 (7.19%) Test Automation
12 127 (7.02%) Analytics
13 124 (6.86%) Machine Learning
14 121 (6.69%) TDD
15 114 (6.31%) Scrum
16 98 (5.42%) Configuration Management
17 96 (5.31%) Data Science
18 93 (5.14%) Unit Testing
19 80 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
20 70 (3.87%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 694 (38.38%) Java
2 641 (35.45%) Python
3 635 (35.12%) C
4 538 (29.76%) C#
5 283 (15.65%) SQL
6 273 (15.10%) JavaScript
7 101 (5.59%) Embedded C
7 101 (5.59%) Embedded C++
8 97 (5.37%) Ruby
9 86 (4.76%) MATLAB
10 81 (4.48%) Shell Script
11 74 (4.09%) Perl
12 72 (3.98%) R
13 59 (3.26%) Go
14 56 (3.10%) Bash Shell
15 55 (3.04%) Scala
16 53 (2.93%) VB
17 48 (2.65%) PHP
18 37 (2.05%) VBA
19 36 (1.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 305 (16.87%) Degree
2 253 (13.99%) Security Cleared
3 231 (12.78%) SC Cleared
4 90 (4.98%) PhD
5 63 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.61%) ISEB
9 11 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.44%) OSCP
11 7 (0.39%) SANS
12 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CISA
13 5 (0.28%) CISSP
13 5 (0.28%) CREST Certified
13 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.22%) CISM
15 3 (0.17%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.93%) QA
2 28 (1.55%) MISRA
3 15 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.77%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.44%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.39%) DO-178B
7 6 (0.33%) DO-254
7 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.22%) GMP
8 4 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
8 4 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) GDPR
9 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.11%) SLA
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.055%) JTAG
10 1 (0.055%) MiFID
10 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 134 (7.41%) Docker
2 46 (2.54%) Firmware
3 20 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.77%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.66%) LXC
6 8 (0.44%) HDFS
7 7 (0.39%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) BusyBox
8 2 (0.11%) etcd
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.055%) iptables
9 1 (0.055%) KVM
9 1 (0.055%) Samba
9 1 (0.055%) Varnish
9 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 58 (3.21%) Ansible
3 34 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (1.88%) Puppet
4 31 (1.71%) Terraform
5 8 (0.44%) HP Fortify
5 8 (0.44%) Nagios
5 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.33%) Mesos
7 6 (0.33%) Sysdig
8 5 (0.28%) Grafana
8 5 (0.28%) Kibana
8 5 (0.28%) Nessus
8 5 (0.28%) Nmap
8 5 (0.28%) SCOM
9 4 (0.22%) QRadar
9 4 (0.22%) Rancher
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 141 (7.80%) Oracle
2 135 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 56 (3.10%) Google
4 31 (1.71%) Reuters
5 25 (1.38%) Bloomberg
6 24 (1.33%) Sybase
7 21 (1.16%) TIBCO
8 17 (0.94%) Atlassian
8 17 (0.94%) ION Trading
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.77%) Adobe
10 13 (0.72%) Tableau
11 12 (0.66%) Borland
11 12 (0.66%) SAP
12 11 (0.61%) MapR
13 10 (0.55%) CA
13 10 (0.55%) HP
13 10 (0.55%) IBM
14 9 (0.50%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.50%) Facebook