Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 100 135
Rank change year-on-year +3 +35 -20
Contract jobs citing C++ 687 1,785 1,966
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.48% 2.32% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.79% 5.49% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 898 1,205
Median daily rate £525 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £325
90th Percentile £775 £704 £750
UK median daily rate £525 £460 £525
% change year-on-year +14.13% -12.38% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 192 199
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34.03 £40.03 £31.65
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 11,857 32,539 42,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.75% 42.28% 44.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,912 22,799 30,044
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 615 636
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +5.38% +5.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £18.95 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.96% +4.81%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +47 448 £578 +5.00% 310
South East +24 84 £425 - 173
East of England +21 59 £396 +5.67% 121
South West -39 43 £438 +2.94% 108
North of England +44 23 £350 -15.15% 76
Midlands +38 15 £400 +3.23% 71
North West +52 13 £400 -5.88% 33
Yorkshire +46 9 £338 -6.90% 29
West Midlands +36 9 £345 -11.25% 44
East Midlands +23 6 £400 +23.08% 27
North East +26 1 £325 -20.49% 14
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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++.

1 306 (44.54%) Python
2 254 (36.97%) Java
3 226 (32.90%) Linux
4 186 (27.07%) C#
5 178 (25.91%) C
6 167 (24.31%) Software Engineering
7 134 (19.51%) SQL
8 131 (19.07%) Banking
9 129 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (18.34%) Finance
11 123 (17.90%) Front Office
12 97 (14.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 96 (13.97%) Investment Banking
14 88 (12.81%) JavaScript
15 84 (12.23%) Git (software)
16 81 (11.79%) Windows
17 76 (11.06%) .NET
17 76 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
18 70 (10.19%) Low Latency
19 69 (10.04%) Security Cleared
20 67 (9.75%) Analytics
21 63 (9.17%) Oracle
22 62 (9.02%) STL
23 61 (8.88%) Mathematics
23 61 (8.88%) AWS
24 60 (8.73%) Scrum
25 59 (8.59%) Computer Science
25 59 (8.59%) Degree
26 58 (8.44%) Derivative
27 57 (8.30%) Multithreading

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 29 (4.22%) Confluence
2 21 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.62%) CMS
4 16 (2.33%) Apache
5 13 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.31%) Moodle
7 7 (1.02%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.02%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.73%) CICS
9 5 (0.73%) JBoss
9 5 (0.73%) Jetty
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Fuse
10 4 (0.58%) DNN
11 2 (0.29%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.29%) SAS
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 19 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.02%) Simulink
4 5 (0.73%) Maya
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Windchill
6 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.15%) Blender
7 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.15%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.15%) Houdini
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) MODO
Business Applications
1 16 (2.33%) SunGard Martini
2 8 (1.16%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.88%) AWS
2 43 (6.26%) Azure
3 24 (3.49%) GCP
4 19 (2.77%) GitHub
5 13 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 13 (1.89%) Datadog
6 11 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.60%) OpenShift
6 11 (1.60%) Serverless
7 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.73%) Azure Functions
9 4 (0.58%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.44%) Apigee
10 3 (0.44%) AWS Step Functions
11 2 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (1.89%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.75%) Multicast
5 10 (1.46%) Bluetooth
5 10 (1.46%) HTTP
6 8 (1.16%) Firewall
7 7 (1.02%) Wireless
8 5 (0.73%) DVB
8 5 (0.73%) Network Security
8 5 (0.73%) RS-485
8 5 (0.73%) SSH
9 4 (0.58%) 5G
9 4 (0.58%) Internet
9 4 (0.58%) Modbus
9 4 (0.58%) RS-422
9 4 (0.58%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.44%) DLNA
10 3 (0.44%) SNMP
10 3 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.80%) MySQL
2 28 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 27 (3.93%) Big Data
4 26 (3.78%) SQL Server
5 23 (3.35%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 10 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.16%) Apache Ignite
10 8 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.02%) KDB
11 7 (1.02%) Spotfire
12 6 (0.87%) Redis
13 4 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.58%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.58%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 84 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.82%) JIRA
3 39 (5.68%) Visual Studio
4 34 (4.95%) GDB
5 31 (4.51%) GCC
6 30 (4.37%) Subversion
7 23 (3.35%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.33%) Selenium
9 14 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.04%) CppUnit
9 14 (2.04%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.89%) CMake
10 13 (1.89%) Gradle
11 11 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (1.46%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.46%) NetBeans
13 9 (1.31%) PVCS
14 8 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
15 7 (1.02%) GoogleTest
15 7 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 131 (19.07%) Banking
2 126 (18.34%) Finance
3 123 (17.90%) Front Office
4 96 (13.97%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.80%) Law
6 26 (3.78%) Games
7 18 (2.62%) Aerospace
7 18 (2.62%) Electronics
8 17 (2.47%) French Language
9 11 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.16%) Military
12 6 (0.87%) Back Office
12 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.87%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.58%) Retail
13 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.44%) Automotive
14 3 (0.44%) International Banking
14 3 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 368 (53.57%) Developer
2 174 (25.33%) C++ Developer
3 115 (16.74%) Software Engineer
4 53 (7.71%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.42%) Analyst
6 41 (5.97%) Quantitative Developer
7 40 (5.82%) Embedded Engineer
8 39 (5.68%) C++ Software Engineer
9 38 (5.53%) Senior Developer
10 37 (5.39%) Qualitative Analyst
10 37 (5.39%) Quantitative Analyst
11 36 (5.24%) Software Developer
12 33 (4.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 30 (4.37%) Pricing Developer
14 27 (3.93%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 27 (3.93%) Senior C++ Developer
15 25 (3.64%) Python Developer
16 22 (3.20%) Architect
16 22 (3.20%) C Software Engineer
16 22 (3.20%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.06%) .NET
2 62 (9.02%) STL
3 47 (6.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 46 (6.70%) Web Services
5 42 (6.11%) Node.js
6 40 (5.82%) XML
7 34 (4.95%) React
8 25 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 23 (3.35%) HTML
10 22 (3.20%) Qt
11 21 (3.06%) REST
12 18 (2.62%) Spring
13 17 (2.47%) JSON
14 16 (2.33%) Unreal Engine
15 15 (2.18%) HTML5
15 15 (2.18%) LAMP
15 15 (2.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 13 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (1.89%) Middleware
17 12 (1.75%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (8.44%) Derivative
3 55 (8.01%) Fixed Income
4 51 (7.42%) Algorithms
5 43 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (6.26%) Equities
6 28 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.62%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.47%) User Experience
10 16 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (2.04%) STB
12 13 (1.89%) Blog
12 13 (1.89%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.75%) Market Risk
14 10 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.46%) Public Cloud
15 8 (1.16%) Bitcoin
15 8 (1.16%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 226 (32.90%) Linux
2 81 (11.79%) Windows
3 49 (7.13%) Android
4 42 (6.11%) Unix
5 16 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (1.46%) OpenVMS
7 10 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.16%) Debian
9 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.73%) CentOS
10 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.73%) zOS
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.29%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.15%) Android TV
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (24.31%) Software Engineering
2 129 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (10.19%) Low Latency
5 67 (9.75%) Analytics
6 61 (8.88%) Mathematics
7 60 (8.73%) Scrum
8 59 (8.59%) Computer Science
9 57 (8.30%) Multithreading
10 52 (7.57%) DevOps
11 50 (7.28%) OO
12 47 (6.84%) Open Source
12 47 (6.84%) TDD
13 45 (6.55%) Electronic Trading
14 44 (6.40%) Risk Management
15 42 (6.11%) Test Automation
16 40 (5.82%) Microservices
17 36 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (5.24%) UML
18 30 (4.37%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (44.54%) Python
2 254 (36.97%) Java
3 186 (27.07%) C#
4 178 (25.91%) C
5 134 (19.51%) SQL
6 88 (12.81%) JavaScript
7 33 (4.80%) Bash Shell
7 33 (4.80%) Scala
8 32 (4.66%) PowerShell
9 31 (4.51%) Ruby
10 22 (3.20%) VBA
11 21 (3.06%) Go
12 20 (2.91%) Perl
13 19 (2.77%) PHP
14 18 (2.62%) MATLAB
15 17 (2.47%) Embedded C
15 17 (2.47%) Embedded C++
16 16 (2.33%) R
17 15 (2.18%) Kotlin
17 15 (2.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.59%) Degree
3 46 (6.70%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.62%) Master's Degree
6 14 (2.04%) PhD
7 13 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (0.87%) GCFA
9 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.29%) MCAD
11 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.29%) OSCP
11 2 (0.29%) RHCE
11 2 (0.29%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.40%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.46%) NIST
3 8 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 2 (0.29%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.29%) HL7
5 2 (0.29%) MISRA
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) JTAG
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (4.80%) Docker
2 12 (1.75%) Firmware
3 3 (0.44%) GridGain
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.29%) etcd
4 2 (0.29%) Varnish
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (5.09%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.77%) Terraform
3 16 (2.33%) Nagios
4 10 (1.46%) HP ALM
4 10 (1.46%) HP Fortify
4 10 (1.46%) Puppet
5 8 (1.16%) Ansible
5 8 (1.16%) Salt
6 6 (0.87%) Kibana
7 3 (0.44%) EnCase
8 2 (0.29%) Consul
8 2 (0.29%) Istio
8 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (9.17%) Oracle
2 30 (4.37%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.77%) Splunk
4 18 (2.62%) Google
5 16 (2.33%) SunGard
6 14 (2.04%) FIS
7 12 (1.75%) IBM
7 12 (1.75%) Ingenico
7 12 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.60%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.60%) Sonatype
9 10 (1.46%) Black Duck
9 10 (1.46%) HP
9 10 (1.46%) Micro Focus
9 10 (1.46%) Qualys
9 10 (1.46%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.31%) ION Trading
11 8 (1.16%) MuleSoft
12 7 (1.02%) ArcSight