Period
to

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 9 August 2022 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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 147 123 137
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,322 1,289 599
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.21% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.87% 5.45% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 847 344
10th Percentile £450 £385 £353
25th Percentile £525 £462 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +10.53%
75th Percentile £788 £750 £675
90th Percentile £875 £800 £759
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £525
% change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 49 56
10th Percentile £46.00 £41.25 £23.50
25th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £42.44
Median hourly rate £60.00 £50.72 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.30% +9.08% -2.11%
75th Percentile £65.00 £64.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £67.88 £70.35 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £51.61 £45.91
% change year-on-year +16.26% +12.42% -3.35%

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 27,122 23,640 13,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.49% 40.48% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,012 17,008 9,292
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £419 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% +5.15%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 409 249
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.10 £15.64
25th Percentile £38.83 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.91% +1.18% -5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £65.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -39 841 £725 +11.54% 221
South West +16 157 £525 +16.67% 127
East of England +25 117 £568 +26.28% 178
South East -54 68 £500 +11.11% 152
North of England -25 58 £600 +32.96% 91
North West -6 50 £600 +36.36% 50
Midlands -47 23 £500 +14.29% 68
East Midlands -6 14 £500 +38.89% 29
West Midlands -51 9 £400 -11.11% 39
Yorkshire -23 8 £400 -8.57% 25
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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++.

1 673 (50.91%) Python
2 647 (48.94%) Java
3 544 (41.15%) C#
4 515 (38.96%) Software Engineering
5 463 (35.02%) Linux
6 435 (32.90%) Agile
7 362 (27.38%) Social Skills
8 338 (25.57%) Finance
9 327 (24.74%) C
10 312 (23.60%) SQL
11 294 (22.24%) Windows
12 286 (21.63%) Banking
13 266 (20.12%) DevOps
14 250 (18.91%) Security Cleared
14 250 (18.91%) Git (software)
15 242 (18.31%) .NET
16 237 (17.93%) SC Cleared
17 224 (16.94%) Front Office
18 217 (16.41%) Degree
19 216 (16.34%) JIRA
20 208 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 204 (15.43%) CI/CD
22 193 (14.60%) Investment Banking
23 185 (13.99%) Oracle
24 177 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
25 175 (13.24%) Computer Science
25 175 (13.24%) Kubernetes
26 165 (12.48%) Multithreading
27 161 (12.18%) Docker
27 161 (12.18%) AWS

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 83 (6.28%) Confluence
2 46 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 39 (2.95%) nginx
4 32 (2.42%) Apache
5 25 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
7 19 (1.44%) CMS
7 19 (1.44%) DataSynapse
8 13 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.30%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.30%) IIS
10 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.23%) SAS
11 3 (0.23%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.15%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) Solana
Applications
1 36 (2.72%) Spreadsheet
2 30 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.91%) Simulink
4 8 (0.61%) Maya
4 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Houdini
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.23%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.23%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.076%) InVision
9 1 (0.076%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) RMDS
2 6 (0.45%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.076%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 161 (12.18%) AWS
2 101 (7.64%) Azure
3 59 (4.46%) GCP
4 35 (2.65%) Serverless
5 24 (1.82%) GitHub
6 21 (1.59%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (0.98%) NuGet
7 13 (0.98%) OpenShift
8 10 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (0.61%) npm
9 8 (0.61%) Slack
10 7 (0.53%) Azure AKS
10 7 (0.53%) Azure Functions
10 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.53%) PaaS
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.45%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.38%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.88%) TCP/IP
2 66 (4.99%) Ethernet
3 45 (3.40%) IPv4
4 18 (1.36%) ATM
5 11 (0.83%) MQTT
5 11 (0.83%) Network Security
5 11 (0.83%) Wireshark
6 10 (0.76%) DNS
6 10 (0.76%) Firewall
7 9 (0.68%) HTTP
7 9 (0.68%) VoIP
7 9 (0.68%) Wireless
8 8 (0.61%) VLAN
9 7 (0.53%) Internet
9 7 (0.53%) SSH
9 7 (0.53%) VPN
9 7 (0.53%) WAN
10 6 (0.45%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.45%) DHCP
10 6 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.45%) Relational Database
2 68 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 61 (4.61%) Oracle Database
4 53 (4.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 35 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.97%) Big Data
6 26 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.44%) Apache Ignite
9 18 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.13%) ObjectStore
12 12 (0.91%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.83%) MySQL
14 9 (0.68%) Data Lake
14 9 (0.68%) DB2
14 9 (0.68%) Presto
14 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.61%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 250 (18.91%) Git (software)
2 216 (16.34%) JIRA
3 160 (12.10%) Visual Studio
4 138 (10.44%) Jenkins
5 68 (5.14%) Bitbucket
6 59 (4.46%) Subversion
7 56 (4.24%) Eclipse
8 36 (2.72%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.04%) Artifactory
9 27 (2.04%) NetBeans
10 25 (1.89%) SonarQube
11 17 (1.29%) CircleCI
11 17 (1.29%) NUnit
12 16 (1.21%) CppUnit
12 16 (1.21%) IntelliJ
13 15 (1.13%) GitLab
14 14 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (0.98%) git-flow
15 13 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.91%) Robot Framework
General
1 362 (27.38%) Social Skills
2 338 (25.57%) Finance
3 286 (21.63%) Banking
4 224 (16.94%) Front Office
5 193 (14.60%) Investment Banking
6 145 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (4.99%) Public Sector
8 64 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
9 63 (4.77%) Aerospace
10 49 (3.71%) Back Office
11 29 (2.19%) Financial Institution
12 28 (2.12%) Games
13 25 (1.89%) Electronics
14 23 (1.74%) Legal
14 23 (1.74%) Military
15 22 (1.66%) Automotive
15 22 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (1.66%) Telecoms
16 17 (1.29%) Publishing
17 12 (0.91%) Law
Job Titles
1 668 (50.53%) Developer
2 308 (23.30%) C++ Developer
3 267 (20.20%) Software Engineer
4 158 (11.95%) C# Developer
5 149 (11.27%) C++ Software Engineer
6 95 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 90 (6.81%) Python Developer
8 82 (6.20%) Java Developer
9 80 (6.05%) C++/C# Developer
10 64 (4.84%) Analyst
11 62 (4.69%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 60 (4.54%) Quantitative Developer
13 54 (4.08%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 52 (3.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 44 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
16 43 (3.25%) C Software Engineer
17 42 (3.18%) Embedded Engineer
18 40 (3.03%) Software Developer
19 39 (2.95%) C/C++ Software Engineer
19 39 (2.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (18.31%) .NET
2 131 (9.91%) Kafka
3 106 (8.02%) XML
4 88 (6.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 79 (5.98%) STL
6 73 (5.52%) .NET Framework
7 70 (5.30%) Rendezvous
8 61 (4.61%) JSON
9 45 (3.40%) HTML
10 44 (3.33%) .NET Core
10 44 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 43 (3.25%) Node.js
12 41 (3.10%) Qt
13 40 (3.03%) React
14 39 (2.95%) REST
15 37 (2.80%) Web Services
16 34 (2.57%) WPF
17 29 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
18 27 (2.04%) CSS
18 27 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 208 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 104 (7.87%) Derivative
3 78 (5.90%) Algorithms
4 70 (5.30%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.56%) Data Structures
6 42 (3.18%) Market Risk
7 41 (3.10%) Credit Derivative
8 39 (2.95%) Cloud Native
9 33 (2.50%) Equities
10 32 (2.42%) Public Cloud
11 24 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (1.82%) Wiki
12 23 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 21 (1.59%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (1.51%) Swaptions
15 17 (1.29%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.13%) FPGA
16 15 (1.13%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 463 (35.02%) Linux
2 294 (22.24%) Windows
3 86 (6.51%) Unix
4 29 (2.19%) Windows 10
5 26 (1.97%) Android
6 13 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.38%) AIX
9 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.30%) CentOS
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.23%) SUSE
11 3 (0.23%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.15%) OpenWrt
12 2 (0.15%) Tizen
13 1 (0.076%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (38.96%) Software Engineering
2 435 (32.90%) Agile
3 266 (20.12%) DevOps
4 204 (15.43%) CI/CD
5 177 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 175 (13.24%) Computer Science
7 165 (12.48%) Multithreading
8 161 (12.18%) Low Latency
9 150 (11.35%) Test Automation
10 147 (11.12%) Mathematics
11 146 (11.04%) OO
12 141 (10.67%) Scrum
12 141 (10.67%) Unit Testing
13 132 (9.98%) Electronic Trading
14 130 (9.83%) Analytics
15 117 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
16 93 (7.03%) Validation
17 90 (6.81%) TDD
18 83 (6.28%) Microservices
19 77 (5.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 673 (50.91%) Python
2 647 (48.94%) Java
3 544 (41.15%) C#
4 327 (24.74%) C
5 312 (23.60%) SQL
6 148 (11.20%) Go
7 145 (10.97%) JavaScript
8 65 (4.92%) Perl
9 61 (4.61%) Rust
10 53 (4.01%) PowerShell
10 53 (4.01%) Scala
11 45 (3.40%) TypeScript
12 40 (3.03%) Bash
13 35 (2.65%) MATLAB
14 32 (2.42%) Ada
15 30 (2.27%) Ruby
16 29 (2.19%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.66%) R
17 22 (1.66%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.36%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 250 (18.91%) Security Cleared
2 237 (17.93%) SC Cleared
3 217 (16.41%) Degree
4 95 (7.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (2.95%) PhD
6 35 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.53%) CCNA
9 7 (0.53%) CFA
9 7 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
9 7 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.53%) MBA
10 4 (0.30%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.15%) OSCP
13 1 (0.076%) CHECK Team Leader
13 1 (0.076%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.16%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) GDPR
3 5 (0.38%) IEC 62304
3 5 (0.38%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.30%) PMO
5 3 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.15%) MISRA
6 2 (0.15%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 161 (12.18%) Docker
2 12 (0.91%) Firmware
3 8 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.45%) iptables
4 6 (0.45%) KVM
4 6 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.45%) Xen
5 4 (0.30%) GridGain
6 2 (0.15%) HDFS
6 2 (0.15%) Squid
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 175 (13.24%) Kubernetes
2 75 (5.67%) Terraform
3 51 (3.86%) Ansible
4 39 (2.95%) Consul
4 39 (2.95%) ITRS Geneos
4 39 (2.95%) Packer
5 28 (2.12%) Puppet
6 9 (0.68%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
7 6 (0.45%) Kibana
7 6 (0.45%) logstash
8 5 (0.38%) Control-M
8 5 (0.38%) Grafana
8 5 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.23%) Istio
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.15%) Rancher
10 2 (0.15%) Salt
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 185 (13.99%) Oracle
2 149 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.37%) TIBCO
4 49 (3.71%) Dynatrace
5 39 (2.95%) Atlassian
6 37 (2.80%) IBM
7 22 (1.66%) Splunk
8 17 (1.29%) Google
8 17 (1.29%) Sun
9 15 (1.13%) ION Trading
10 12 (0.91%) Sybase
10 12 (0.91%) VMware
11 11 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.68%) Reuters
14 7 (0.53%) DevExpress
15 6 (0.45%) Citrix
15 6 (0.45%) Informatica
15 6 (0.45%) Perforce
15 6 (0.45%) Solace