Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 119 127
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 581 1,777 2,008
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.93% 2.15% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 5.03% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 904 1,219
Median daily rate £525 £471 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% -10.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £350 £318 £320
90th Percentile £763 £700 £750
UK median daily rate £525 £452 £525
% change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 194 224
Median hourly rate £46.21 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £30.75 £38.08 £26.87
90th Percentile £55.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £45.46 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -4.31% +10.47% +1.18%

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 12,652 35,313 41,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.92% 42.68% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,495 24,668 29,505
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 618 692
Median hourly rate £35.25 £44.74 £41.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +7.63% +1.39%
10th Percentile £17.19 £20.50 £17.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.33 £53.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +2.50%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +40 364 £575 - 213
South East +3 66 £420 - 141
South West -27 58 £425 +13.33% 56
East of England -21 35 £400 +6.67% 122
North of England +26 33 £335 -10.67% 65
North West +78 27 £285 -33.72% 30
Midlands +10 14 £400 +6.67% 36
West Midlands +10 11 £400 +2.56% 21
Yorkshire 0 5 £400 +11.50% 26
East Midlands +32 2 - - 14
North East +39 1 £325 -18.75% 9
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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++.

1 256 (44.06%) Python
2 222 (38.21%) Java
3 180 (30.98%) C#
4 170 (29.26%) Linux
5 151 (25.99%) Software Engineering
6 142 (24.44%) C
7 128 (22.03%) SQL
8 125 (21.51%) Finance
9 124 (21.34%) Banking
10 121 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
11 98 (16.87%) .NET
12 87 (14.97%) Windows
13 82 (14.11%) Front Office
13 82 (14.11%) Investment Banking
14 74 (12.74%) JavaScript
15 71 (12.22%) Git (software)
16 70 (12.05%) Security Cleared
17 69 (11.88%) Oracle
18 65 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
19 64 (11.02%) Scrum
20 61 (10.50%) AWS
21 60 (10.33%) Mathematics
22 59 (10.15%) Azure
23 58 (9.98%) Analytics
23 58 (9.98%) Degree
23 58 (9.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 56 (9.64%) Test Automation
25 51 (8.78%) Microsoft
26 50 (8.61%) Visual Studio
26 50 (8.61%) Derivative

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 26 (4.48%) Confluence
2 17 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.41%) CMS
4 8 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.20%) Moodle
6 6 (1.03%) Apache
6 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.86%) CICS
7 5 (0.86%) JBoss
7 5 (0.86%) Jetty
7 5 (0.86%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.34%) DNN
8 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.03%) Simulink
5 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.69%) Maya
7 1 (0.17%) Blender
7 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.17%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.17%) Houdini
7 1 (0.17%) MODO
7 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.17%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.38%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.52%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.50%) AWS
2 59 (10.15%) Azure
3 32 (5.51%) GCP
4 19 (3.27%) Serverless
5 17 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (1.55%) Azure Functions
6 9 (1.55%) Datadog
6 9 (1.55%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.69%) AWS Step Functions
9 4 (0.69%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.52%) Apigee
10 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.52%) GitHub
10 3 (0.52%) Office 365
11 2 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.41%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.38%) Firewall
4 6 (1.03%) Network Security
4 6 (1.03%) Wireless
5 5 (0.86%) Multicast
5 5 (0.86%) SSH
5 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.86%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.69%) Internet
6 4 (0.69%) RS-232
7 3 (0.52%) 3G
7 3 (0.52%) 4G
7 3 (0.52%) 5G
7 3 (0.52%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.52%) LTE
7 3 (0.52%) MQTT
7 3 (0.52%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) DVB
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.16%) MySQL
3 29 (4.99%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.48%) Big Data
5 24 (4.13%) Oracle Database
6 18 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.89%) Spotfire
10 10 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.20%) KDB
12 6 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.86%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.86%) DataStage
13 5 (0.86%) MS Access
14 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 71 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 50 (8.61%) Visual Studio
3 43 (7.40%) JIRA
4 39 (6.71%) Subversion
5 26 (4.48%) Eclipse
5 26 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (2.75%) NetBeans
8 15 (2.58%) CMake
9 14 (2.41%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.72%) Gradle
10 10 (1.72%) Selenium
11 9 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.55%) GDB
11 9 (1.55%) Maven
11 9 (1.55%) NUnit
12 8 (1.38%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.38%) GoogleTest
12 8 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (1.38%) Xcode
General
1 125 (21.51%) Finance
2 124 (21.34%) Banking
3 82 (14.11%) Front Office
3 82 (14.11%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.30%) Games
5 20 (3.44%) Law
6 17 (2.93%) Aerospace
6 17 (2.93%) Electronics
7 14 (2.41%) Military
8 13 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.72%) French Language
10 8 (1.38%) Back Office
11 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.69%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Avionics
13 2 (0.34%) Marketing
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 313 (53.87%) Developer
2 126 (21.69%) C++ Developer
3 104 (17.90%) Software Engineer
4 42 (7.23%) C# Developer
5 41 (7.06%) Embedded Engineer
5 41 (7.06%) Python Developer
6 40 (6.88%) Java Developer
7 36 (6.20%) Quantitative Developer
8 31 (5.34%) C++ Software Engineer
8 31 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 30 (5.16%) Architect
10 28 (4.82%) Analyst
11 23 (3.96%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.27%) Senior C++ Developer
13 17 (2.93%) Front Office Developer
14 16 (2.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 15 (2.58%) Qualitative Analyst
15 15 (2.58%) Quantitative Analyst
16 14 (2.41%) C++/Java Developer
16 14 (2.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.87%) .NET
2 44 (7.57%) Web Services
3 41 (7.06%) STL
4 38 (6.54%) Node.js
5 34 (5.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 34 (5.85%) XML
6 31 (5.34%) AngularJS
7 26 (4.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 24 (4.13%) Qt
9 23 (3.96%) React
10 22 (3.79%) Unreal Engine
11 20 (3.44%) HTML
12 18 (3.10%) Middleware
13 16 (2.75%) MFC
13 16 (2.75%) OpenGL
14 15 (2.58%) Spring
14 15 (2.58%) WPF
15 14 (2.41%) WCF
16 13 (2.24%) HTML5
17 12 (2.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (8.61%) Derivative
3 44 (7.57%) Fixed Income
4 33 (5.68%) Algorithms
5 32 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.99%) Equities
6 29 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (3.61%) Hedge funds
8 16 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.41%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (2.41%) User Experience
10 13 (2.24%) Blog
11 12 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.89%) Augmented Reality
12 11 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (1.72%) Mainframe
14 9 (1.55%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.55%) Robotics
15 6 (1.03%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 170 (29.26%) Linux
2 87 (14.97%) Windows
3 46 (7.92%) Android
4 38 (6.54%) Unix
5 19 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.55%) CentOS
7 9 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (1.38%) OpenVMS
8 8 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.20%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.86%) Debian
11 5 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
11 5 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.86%) zOS
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.52%) ThreadX
13 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (25.99%) Software Engineering
2 121 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (11.02%) Scrum
5 60 (10.33%) Mathematics
6 58 (9.98%) Analytics
7 56 (9.64%) Test Automation
8 49 (8.43%) Low Latency
9 44 (7.57%) UML
10 43 (7.40%) Multithreading
11 41 (7.06%) Computer Science
11 41 (7.06%) DevOps
12 38 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (6.54%) OO
12 38 (6.54%) Unit Testing
13 37 (6.37%) Electronic Trading
13 37 (6.37%) TDD
14 33 (5.68%) Open Source
15 31 (5.34%) Risk Management
16 29 (4.99%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 256 (44.06%) Python
2 222 (38.21%) Java
3 180 (30.98%) C#
4 142 (24.44%) C
5 128 (22.03%) SQL
6 74 (12.74%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.65%) VBA
8 25 (4.30%) Ruby
9 23 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 21 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.27%) Scala
12 18 (3.10%) VB
13 16 (2.75%) R
14 14 (2.41%) Embedded C
14 14 (2.41%) Go
15 13 (2.24%) GLSL
16 12 (2.07%) Perl
17 11 (1.89%) HLSL
17 11 (1.89%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.72%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 70 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.98%) Degree
3 49 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.07%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.72%) PhD
8 4 (0.69%) CCENT
8 4 (0.69%) CCNA
8 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.17%) CISM
11 1 (0.17%) CISSP
11 1 (0.17%) GIAC
11 1 (0.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.27%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) NIST
2 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.34%) DO-254
3 2 (0.34%) JTAG
3 2 (0.34%) MISRA
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
4 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (4.99%) Docker
2 11 (1.89%) Firmware
3 6 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.69%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.52%) GridGain
6 1 (0.17%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.07%) Nagios
3 8 (1.38%) Terraform
4 6 (1.03%) Kibana
5 5 (0.86%) Ansible
5 5 (0.86%) Puppet
5 5 (0.86%) Salt
6 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Statspack
7 2 (0.34%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.17%) EnCase
8 1 (0.17%) Grafana
8 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.17%) Istio
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 69 (11.88%) Oracle
2 51 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.82%) Google
4 21 (3.61%) Atlassian
5 14 (2.41%) Splunk
6 13 (2.24%) MuleSoft
7 12 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.72%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.38%) SunGard
9 8 (1.38%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.20%) Sybase
11 6 (1.03%) Atmel
11 6 (1.03%) Automation Anywhere
11 6 (1.03%) FIS
11 6 (1.03%) IBM
11 6 (1.03%) OpenLink
12 5 (0.86%) Axway
12 5 (0.86%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.86%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.86%) Sparx