Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 109 82
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27 +8
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,964 1,942 2,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.11% 2.18% 2.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 5.37% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,260 1,639
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £324 £320 £300
90th Percentile £775 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £540 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +10.77% +2.63% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 196 289
England median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% -2.35% +10.39%
10th Percentile £31.03 £35.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £41.80
% change year-on-year +3.01% -0.72% +10.00%

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 39,499 36,148 38,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.34% 40.62% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,983 25,042 26,279
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 796 977
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.38 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.44 £52.34
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 +8 1,230 £600 +9.09% 504
South East -17 306 £400 +5.26% 336
East of England +17 137 £365 +12.31% 338
North of England +17 117 £400 - 134
South West -40 100 £375 -8.81% 158
Midlands -9 78 £350 -2.78% 114
North West +7 60 £334 -16.56% 69
West Midlands +1 48 £350 -2.78% 73
Yorkshire -5 45 £395 +5.33% 44
East Midlands -19 29 £266 -29.00% 41
North East +33 12 £419 - 21
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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++.

1 716 (36.46%) Python
2 704 (35.85%) C#
3 655 (33.35%) Java
4 643 (32.74%) Linux
5 487 (24.80%) Software Engineering
6 454 (23.12%) SQL
7 433 (22.05%) C
8 432 (22.00%) Finance
9 389 (19.81%) Front Office
10 356 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
11 337 (17.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 313 (15.94%) Multithreading
13 303 (15.43%) .NET
14 292 (14.87%) Degree
15 287 (14.61%) Banking
16 274 (13.95%) Windows
17 252 (12.83%) Unix
18 249 (12.68%) Computer Science
19 241 (12.27%) OO
20 226 (11.51%) JavaScript
21 219 (11.15%) Mathematics
22 183 (9.32%) TDD
23 181 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
24 179 (9.11%) Low Latency
25 176 (8.96%) Investment Banking
25 176 (8.96%) Derivative
26 175 (8.91%) Oracle
27 174 (8.86%) Git (software)
28 156 (7.94%) HTML
29 150 (7.64%) 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 28 (1.43%) WebSphere
2 26 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.27%) OpenStack
4 23 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (1.12%) Confluence
5 22 (1.12%) JBoss
6 20 (1.02%) nginx
7 19 (0.97%) Apache
7 19 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 18 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (0.87%) IIS
10 15 (0.76%) CMS
11 10 (0.51%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.31%) DataSynapse
13 6 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 79 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
3 25 (1.27%) Simulink
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.36%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.20%) Pipeline Pilot
9 3 (0.15%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.15%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) RMDS
4 3 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.15%) Summit
5 2 (0.10%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.10%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.051%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.051%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.051%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.09%) PaaS
3 20 (1.02%) OpenShift
4 17 (0.87%) GitHub
5 16 (0.81%) IaaS
6 13 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.46%) SaaS
9 8 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.36%) npm
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.20%) Force.com
11 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.20%) Loggly
11 4 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.20%) Serverless
11 4 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.83%) Wireless
3 32 (1.63%) Bluetooth
4 30 (1.53%) HTTP
5 29 (1.48%) Internet
6 24 (1.22%) LTE
7 20 (1.02%) GSM
7 20 (1.02%) Wireshark
8 17 (0.87%) Network Security
9 16 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.76%) 3G
10 15 (0.76%) Firewall
11 14 (0.71%) 4G
12 12 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.61%) Link 11
12 12 (0.61%) Link 16
12 12 (0.61%) VoIP
13 11 (0.56%) DNS
14 10 (0.51%) 3GPP
14 10 (0.51%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.90%) Big Data
2 57 (2.90%) NoSQL
3 53 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.44%) MySQL
5 35 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.17%) KDB
10 22 (1.12%) OLTP
11 20 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.02%) Redis
12 17 (0.87%) Blockchain
13 14 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.61%) Power BI
16 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 174 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 112 (5.70%) Visual Studio
3 108 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 92 (4.68%) JIRA
5 89 (4.53%) Subversion
6 45 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 42 (2.14%) Eclipse
7 42 (2.14%) GDB
8 41 (2.09%) Rational Rhapsody
9 40 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
10 39 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (1.88%) Maven
11 37 (1.88%) Selenium
12 30 (1.53%) GCC
13 28 (1.43%) Mercurial
14 27 (1.37%) NUnit
15 24 (1.22%) JUnit
16 21 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 21 (1.07%) Gerrit
17 20 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 432 (22.00%) Finance
2 389 (19.81%) Front Office
3 287 (14.61%) Banking
4 176 (8.96%) Investment Banking
5 79 (4.02%) Electronics
6 72 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.34%) Games
8 43 (2.19%) Financial Institution
9 42 (2.14%) Automotive
10 36 (1.83%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.32%) Military
12 25 (1.27%) Law
12 25 (1.27%) Retail
13 16 (0.81%) Back Office
14 13 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.56%) Marketing
16 8 (0.41%) Advertising
16 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.36%) French Language
17 7 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,104 (56.21%) Developer
2 524 (26.68%) C++ Developer
3 327 (16.65%) Software Engineer
4 163 (8.30%) C# Developer
5 140 (7.13%) Quantitative Developer
6 137 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
7 136 (6.92%) Analyst
8 127 (6.47%) Java Developer
9 122 (6.21%) Senior Developer
10 113 (5.75%) Python Developer
11 90 (4.58%) Embedded Engineer
12 87 (4.43%) Software Developer
13 85 (4.33%) Qualitative Analyst
13 85 (4.33%) Quantitative Analyst
14 79 (4.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 67 (3.41%) C++/C# Developer
15 67 (3.41%) Front Office Developer
16 61 (3.11%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 54 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
18 52 (2.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (15.43%) .NET
2 156 (7.94%) HTML
3 140 (7.13%) XML
4 115 (5.86%) STL
5 105 (5.35%) Web Services
6 97 (4.94%) CSS
7 95 (4.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 94 (4.79%) AngularJS
9 79 (4.02%) Middleware
10 69 (3.51%) WPF
11 61 (3.11%) React
12 60 (3.05%) Node.js
13 53 (2.70%) JSON
14 52 (2.65%) REST
14 52 (2.65%) RESTful
15 51 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
16 47 (2.39%) HTML5
17 44 (2.24%) Spring
18 43 (2.19%) jQuery
19 41 (2.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 337 (17.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 249 (12.68%) Computer Science
3 181 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
4 176 (8.96%) Derivative
5 147 (7.48%) Fixed Income
6 99 (5.04%) Algorithms
7 54 (2.75%) Equities
8 51 (2.60%) Credit Risk
9 42 (2.14%) Market Risk
10 37 (1.88%) User Experience
11 36 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 36 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
12 29 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
13 27 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 24 (1.22%) CUDA
15 22 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (1.07%) Device Driver
16 21 (1.07%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 643 (32.74%) Linux
2 274 (13.95%) Windows
3 252 (12.83%) Unix
4 97 (4.94%) Android
5 71 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.55%) Solaris
7 41 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
8 24 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.02%) VxWorks
10 11 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.51%) CentOS
11 10 (0.51%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
13 7 (0.36%) Windows Server
14 6 (0.31%) AIX
14 6 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.25%) OpenVMS
15 5 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (24.80%) Software Engineering
2 356 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (15.94%) Multithreading
4 241 (12.27%) OO
5 219 (11.15%) Mathematics
6 183 (9.32%) TDD
7 179 (9.11%) Low Latency
8 150 (7.64%) Test Automation
9 146 (7.43%) Analytics
10 134 (6.82%) Electronic Trading
11 131 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 126 (6.42%) DevOps
12 126 (6.42%) Scrum
13 116 (5.91%) SDLC
14 110 (5.60%) Quantitative Research
15 104 (5.30%) Physics
16 101 (5.14%) Risk Management
17 91 (4.63%) Unit Testing
18 86 (4.38%) UML
19 80 (4.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 716 (36.46%) Python
2 704 (35.85%) C#
3 655 (33.35%) Java
4 454 (23.12%) SQL
5 433 (22.05%) C
6 226 (11.51%) JavaScript
7 129 (6.57%) Perl
8 90 (4.58%) Ruby
9 73 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 72 (3.67%) VBA
11 68 (3.46%) MATLAB
12 66 (3.36%) Embedded C
13 65 (3.31%) Embedded C++
14 64 (3.26%) PHP
15 60 (3.05%) Bash Shell
16 54 (2.75%) R
17 53 (2.70%) Scala
18 45 (2.29%) Ada
19 35 (1.78%) Groovy
20 27 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 292 (14.87%) Degree
2 109 (5.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 102 (5.19%) PhD
4 97 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 81 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.31%) ISEB
7 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.20%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.15%) CISA
10 3 (0.15%) CISSP
10 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.15%) OSCP
10 3 (0.15%) PMP
11 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.97%) QA
2 31 (1.58%) MiFID
3 20 (1.02%) EMIR
4 17 (0.87%) MISRA
5 14 (0.71%) IEC 62304
6 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.51%) ISO 26262
8 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.36%) GDPR
10 6 (0.31%) MISRA C
10 6 (0.31%) SLA
11 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.25%) DO-178B
11 5 (0.25%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.15%) Basel III
12 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.15%) FATCA
13 2 (0.10%) HL7
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 67 (3.41%) Docker
2 23 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.02%) Firmware
4 12 (0.61%) KVM
5 11 (0.56%) Varnish
5 11 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.36%) etcd
7 5 (0.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 5 (0.25%) HDFS
8 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.15%) NFS
9 3 (0.15%) QEMU
10 2 (0.10%) iptables
10 2 (0.10%) Samba
10 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.051%) Ceph
11 1 (0.051%) GPFS
11 1 (0.051%) LXC
11 1 (0.051%) zsh
Systems Management
1 75 (3.82%) Ansible
2 61 (3.11%) Kubernetes
3 54 (2.75%) Puppet
4 38 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.97%) Terraform
6 12 (0.61%) Nagios
7 10 (0.51%) Opsview
8 9 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
10 7 (0.36%) Consul
11 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.20%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.20%) Icinga
12 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.15%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.15%) logstash
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.15%) RSA Archer
13 3 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 175 (8.91%) Oracle
2 88 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 76 (3.87%) TIBCO
4 50 (2.55%) Solace
5 41 (2.09%) Sybase
6 39 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 32 (1.63%) Talarian
8 30 (1.53%) IBM
9 26 (1.32%) VMware
10 22 (1.12%) Google
11 19 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.76%) HP
13 13 (0.66%) ION Trading
14 12 (0.61%) Cisco
14 12 (0.61%) Splunk
15 9 (0.46%) CA
16 8 (0.41%) Murex
16 8 (0.41%) Perforce
17 7 (0.36%) Atlassian
17 7 (0.36%) Sophis