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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 85 95
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10  
Contract jobs citing C++ 968 1214 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.43% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.60% 6.33% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 756 628
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 152 89
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.50 £29.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17294 19174 18321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.19% 38.38% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11938 13284 12035
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 432 390
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 602 £575 +3.60% 245
South East -10 151 £353 +0.71% 133
South West -36 65 £413 -7.30% 56
East of England +6 56 £325 -7.14% 78
Yorkshire -16 32 £350 -36.36% 22
North West -26 26 £400 -5.88% 42
East Midlands -5 18 £325 -12.16% 18
West Midlands +11 15 £343 -22.15% 17
North East -29 3 £369 -1.66% 9
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for C++.

1 670 (35.58%) Java
2 603 (32.02%) Linux
3 579 (30.75%) C#
4 543 (28.84%) Python
5 482 (25.60%) C
6 477 (25.33%) Software Engineering
7 429 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
7 429 (22.78%) Finance
8 425 (22.57%) SQL
9 338 (17.95%) Unix
9 338 (17.95%) Multithreading
10 312 (16.57%) Banking
11 298 (15.83%) Windows
12 290 (15.40%) OO
13 289 (15.35%) Front Office
14 230 (12.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 218 (11.58%) Low Latency
16 212 (11.26%) Degree
17 209 (11.10%) .NET
18 208 (11.05%) Oracle
19 189 (10.04%) TDD
20 188 (9.98%) Investment Banking
21 178 (9.45%) SDLC
22 176 (9.35%) Security Cleared
23 174 (9.24%) STL
24 172 (9.13%) Electronic Trading
25 168 (8.92%) JavaScript
26 167 (8.87%) Scrum
27 166 (8.82%) Computer Science
28 163 (8.66%) Perl

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 41 (2.18%) Apache Spark
2 32 (1.70%) Confluence
3 30 (1.59%) Apache
4 25 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
6 18 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.80%) CMS
9 14 (0.74%) SAS
10 13 (0.69%) DataSynapse
10 13 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.64%) Tuxedo
12 11 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.48%) Apache Qpid
13 9 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.42%) IIS
15 7 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.37%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.32%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.33%) Simulink
3 23 (1.22%) MS Office
4 19 (1.01%) Doxygen
5 11 (0.58%) MS Project
5 11 (0.58%) SPSS
6 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.053%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.053%) Stata
9 1 (0.053%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 28 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.12%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.58%) RMDS
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.32%) LabWindows
6 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.053%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.053%) Relativity
10 1 (0.053%) Summit
10 1 (0.053%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.053%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.43%) GitHub
3 22 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.69%) SaaS
6 12 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.42%) Force.com
9 7 (0.37%) IaaS
9 7 (0.37%) PaaS
10 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.21%) Heroku
11 4 (0.21%) Loggly
11 4 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.16%) Google Play
12 3 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 71 (3.77%) HTTP
3 32 (1.70%) Internet
3 32 (1.70%) VoIP
4 28 (1.49%) Wireshark
5 25 (1.33%) LTE
6 23 (1.22%) Asterisk PBX
6 23 (1.22%) PBX
7 22 (1.17%) Diameter Protocol
7 22 (1.17%) GSM
7 22 (1.17%) RANAP
7 22 (1.17%) RTP
7 22 (1.17%) UMTS
8 19 (1.01%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.90%) LDAP
10 16 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.80%) DVB
12 14 (0.74%) DNS
12 14 (0.74%) LAN
12 14 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.10%) Big Data
3 71 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 64 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 46 (2.44%) KDB
6 46 (2.44%) MySQL
7 45 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 41 (2.18%) Tick Data
9 29 (1.54%) OLTP
10 28 (1.49%) Apache Hive
10 28 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (1.38%) DB2
12 23 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.12%) Kdb+
14 18 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (0.85%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 121 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 118 (6.27%) Subversion
3 115 (6.11%) JIRA
4 84 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 79 (4.20%) Jenkins
6 72 (3.82%) Eclipse
7 34 (1.81%) GDB
7 34 (1.81%) Selenium
8 33 (1.75%) Maven
8 33 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 27 (1.43%) GCC
10 27 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
10 27 (1.43%) Trac
11 23 (1.22%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.17%) Gradle
13 21 (1.12%) NUnit
14 20 (1.06%) Ant
14 20 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 429 (22.78%) Finance
2 312 (16.57%) Banking
3 289 (15.35%) Front Office
4 188 (9.98%) Investment Banking
5 74 (3.93%) Games
6 56 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.92%) Electronics
8 32 (1.70%) Marketing
9 31 (1.65%) Automotive
10 30 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.49%) Aerospace
12 25 (1.33%) Retail
13 20 (1.06%) Back Office
14 18 (0.96%) Military
15 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.80%) Publishing
16 10 (0.53%) Advertising
17 5 (0.27%) Avionics
17 5 (0.27%) Law
18 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1105 (58.68%) Developer
2 602 (31.97%) C++ Developer
3 294 (15.61%) Software Engineer
4 169 (8.98%) Java Developer
5 165 (8.76%) C# Developer
6 149 (7.91%) C++ Software Engineer
7 120 (6.37%) Quantitative Developer
8 114 (6.05%) C++/C# Developer
9 96 (5.10%) Python Developer
10 94 (4.99%) Analyst
11 90 (4.78%) Linux Developer
12 85 (4.51%) Software Developer
13 78 (4.14%) Architect
14 73 (3.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 72 (3.82%) C++/Java Developer
15 72 (3.82%) Embedded Engineer
16 66 (3.51%) Front Office Developer
17 64 (3.40%) Senior Developer
18 57 (3.03%) C++ Software Developer
19 56 (2.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (11.10%) .NET
2 174 (9.24%) STL
3 157 (8.34%) XML
4 151 (8.02%) HTML
5 130 (6.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 79 (4.20%) Web Services
7 68 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
7 68 (3.61%) JSON
8 62 (3.29%) HTML5
8 62 (3.29%) REST
9 58 (3.08%) Middleware
10 57 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 55 (2.92%) WPF
12 52 (2.76%) Qt
13 50 (2.66%) CSS
14 48 (2.55%) RESTful
15 45 (2.39%) Node.js
16 39 (2.07%) AngularJS
16 39 (2.07%) OpenGL
16 39 (2.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 230 (12.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 166 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 161 (8.55%) Fixed Income
4 152 (8.07%) Algorithms
5 134 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (5.84%) Equities
7 100 (5.31%) Derivative
8 70 (3.72%) Market Risk
9 53 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
10 51 (2.71%) Management Information System
11 49 (2.60%) Mobile App
12 48 (2.55%) Data Structures
13 38 (2.02%) Credit Risk
14 37 (1.96%) User Experience
15 32 (1.70%) Device Driver
16 27 (1.43%) Client/Server
16 27 (1.43%) Fintech
17 24 (1.27%) STB
18 19 (1.01%) Digital TV
19 18 (0.96%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 603 (32.02%) Linux
2 338 (17.95%) Unix
3 298 (15.83%) Windows
4 82 (4.35%) Android
5 65 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.81%) Solaris
7 32 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
8 21 (1.12%) CentOS
9 20 (1.06%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.53%) MVS
12 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 7 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.32%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.21%) AIX
17 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (25.33%) Software Engineering
2 429 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (17.95%) Multithreading
4 290 (15.40%) OO
5 218 (11.58%) Low Latency
6 189 (10.04%) TDD
7 178 (9.45%) SDLC
8 172 (9.13%) Electronic Trading
9 167 (8.87%) Scrum
10 161 (8.55%) Mathematics
11 138 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
12 120 (6.37%) Analytics
13 109 (5.79%) UML
14 104 (5.52%) Multithreaded Programming
15 95 (5.05%) Risk Management
16 77 (4.09%) DevOps
16 77 (4.09%) Unit Testing
17 70 (3.72%) OOD
18 66 (3.51%) Algorithmic Trading
18 66 (3.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 670 (35.58%) Java
2 579 (30.75%) C#
3 543 (28.84%) Python
4 482 (25.60%) C
5 425 (22.57%) SQL
6 168 (8.92%) JavaScript
7 163 (8.66%) Perl
8 88 (4.67%) Shell Script
9 85 (4.51%) MATLAB
10 73 (3.88%) R
11 69 (3.66%) Bash Shell
12 67 (3.56%) Ruby
13 65 (3.45%) Scala
14 61 (3.24%) Embedded C++
15 58 (3.08%) Objective-C
16 57 (3.03%) Embedded C
17 37 (1.96%) VB
18 33 (1.75%) Go
19 32 (1.70%) PL/SQL
20 30 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 212 (11.26%) Degree
2 176 (9.35%) Security Cleared
3 108 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.82%) PhD
5 42 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.48%) CISSP
7 8 (0.42%) CISA
7 8 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.32%) PMP
9 5 (0.27%) ISEB
9 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.21%) CEH
10 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.21%) OSCP
11 3 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.16%) CFA
11 3 (0.16%) MBA
11 3 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.58%) QA
2 28 (1.49%) MiFID
3 12 (0.64%) ISO26262
4 11 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.53%) MISRA
6 9 (0.48%) IEC 61508
6 9 (0.48%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.37%) SLA
8 5 (0.27%) ISO20022
9 4 (0.21%) SDET
10 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.11%) IFRS
11 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (2.18%) Docker
2 24 (1.27%) Firmware
3 22 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.42%) vSphere
6 6 (0.32%) HDFS
7 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.21%) KVM
8 4 (0.21%) LXC
9 3 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.11%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.11%) Samba
10 2 (0.11%) Squid
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (2.28%) Ansible
2 39 (2.07%) Puppet
3 38 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.64%) Control-M
5 8 (0.42%) Nagios
6 7 (0.37%) Salt
7 6 (0.32%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.27%) Terraform
9 4 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.21%) WMI
9 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.16%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.16%) Mesos
11 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.11%) logstash
11 2 (0.11%) SCOM
12 1 (0.053%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.053%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.053%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (11.05%) Oracle
2 106 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.35%) Sybase
4 50 (2.66%) Google
5 44 (2.34%) TIBCO
6 37 (1.96%) ION Trading
7 31 (1.65%) Cisco
8 25 (1.33%) IBM
8 25 (1.33%) Solace
9 24 (1.27%) Splunk
10 22 (1.17%) Reuters
11 18 (0.96%) Bloomberg
12 16 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.80%) Hortonworks
14 14 (0.74%) Tableau
14 14 (0.74%) Teradata
14 14 (0.74%) VMware
15 13 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.64%) Sun
16 12 (0.64%) Xamarin
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dyson
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Please call for details.
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago