Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 107 92
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,900 1,892 2,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.05% 2.26% 2.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.72% 5.47% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 1,240 1,510
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £312
90th Percentile £775 £738 £713
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 202 269
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £25.44 £32.50 £30.90
90th Percentile £50.93 £53.75 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +8.97%

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 40,237 34,587 37,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.37% 41.40% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,318 23,866 26,087
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +7.56% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 748 880
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.52 £17.50 £14.24
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.38 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -29 1,058 £600 +4.35% 495
South East +5 382 £400 +5.26% 335
North of England +2 154 £365 -8.75% 121
East of England +5 120 £375 +7.14% 228
South West -14 112 £375 -11.76% 186
Midlands -8 70 £375 +10.29% 112
North West -20 63 £350 -18.84% 48
Yorkshire -10 55 £390 +4.00% 50
West Midlands +1 50 £400 +16.64% 64
North East +35 36 £365 -1.02% 23
East Midlands -28 20 £266 -21.69% 47
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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++.

1 732 (38.53%) Python
2 691 (36.37%) Java
3 648 (34.11%) C#
4 564 (29.68%) Linux
5 556 (29.26%) Software Engineering
6 473 (24.89%) C
7 433 (22.79%) SQL
8 391 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
9 375 (19.74%) Finance
10 342 (18.00%) Windows
11 299 (15.74%) Front Office
12 292 (15.37%) OO
13 269 (14.16%) Degree
14 259 (13.63%) Multithreading
14 259 (13.63%) .NET
15 243 (12.79%) JavaScript
16 224 (11.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 217 (11.42%) Computer Science
18 204 (10.74%) Unix
19 186 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
20 185 (9.74%) Banking
21 182 (9.58%) Git (software)
22 180 (9.47%) Mathematics
23 179 (9.42%) TDD
24 176 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
25 171 (9.00%) Oracle
26 168 (8.84%) Security Cleared
27 159 (8.37%) Analytics
28 157 (8.26%) DevOps
29 155 (8.16%) 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 44 (2.32%) Apache Spark
2 30 (1.58%) Confluence
3 24 (1.26%) OpenStack
4 22 (1.16%) IIS
5 21 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (0.84%) DataSynapse
7 16 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.84%) Ethereum
8 15 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (0.74%) Apache
9 14 (0.74%) nginx
10 13 (0.68%) Hyperledger
11 12 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.42%) CMS
13 8 (0.42%) JBoss
13 8 (0.42%) Luigi
Applications
1 48 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (0.74%) Simulink
4 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.26%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.16%) SPSS
9 2 (0.11%) CATIA
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.11%) Windchill
10 1 (0.053%) Blender
10 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.053%) GIMP
10 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.47%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
4 4 (0.21%) Summit
5 3 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Concordance
6 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.11%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.11%) Relativity
6 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.11%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.053%) BASE24
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.053%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.053%) Global One
7 1 (0.053%) Kondor
7 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 176 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.95%) PaaS
4 30 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (1.58%) Datadog
5 25 (1.32%) NuGet
6 23 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 20 (1.05%) GitHub
9 17 (0.89%) IaaS
10 15 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.42%) Google Play
13 8 (0.42%) SaaS
14 7 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.32%) Force.com
15 6 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 29 (1.53%) HTTP
2 29 (1.53%) Internet
3 26 (1.37%) Wireless
4 23 (1.21%) Bluetooth
5 19 (1.00%) Wireshark
6 18 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (0.89%) Ethernet
7 17 (0.89%) Firewall
8 16 (0.84%) Link 11
8 16 (0.84%) Link 16
9 14 (0.74%) AMQP
10 12 (0.63%) LTE
11 9 (0.47%) DNS
11 9 (0.47%) GSM
11 9 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.47%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.47%) UMTS
12 8 (0.42%) SSH
13 7 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.53%) NoSQL
3 79 (4.16%) Big Data
4 77 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 54 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 39 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 38 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 37 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (1.89%) MySQL
11 28 (1.47%) Blockchain
12 25 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.74%) KDB
17 13 (0.68%) Amazon Athena
17 13 (0.68%) Redis
18 12 (0.63%) OLTP
19 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 182 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 130 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 130 (6.84%) Visual Studio
3 94 (4.95%) Subversion
4 91 (4.79%) JIRA
5 61 (3.21%) Eclipse
6 59 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 50 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (2.42%) GDB
9 38 (2.00%) Selenium
10 33 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
11 31 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
12 29 (1.53%) Maven
12 29 (1.53%) Mercurial
13 27 (1.42%) GCC
14 25 (1.32%) JUnit
15 22 (1.16%) NUnit
16 18 (0.95%) Bitbucket
17 16 (0.84%) SonarQube
17 16 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 375 (19.74%) Finance
2 299 (15.74%) Front Office
3 185 (9.74%) Banking
4 97 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.84%) Games
6 64 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 59 (3.11%) Electronics
8 45 (2.37%) Law
9 38 (2.00%) Military
10 29 (1.53%) Retail
11 28 (1.47%) Automotive
11 28 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 24 (1.26%) Aerospace
13 17 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.84%) Back Office
15 11 (0.58%) Marketing
16 9 (0.47%) Advertising
16 9 (0.47%) Legal
17 6 (0.32%) Publishing
17 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,002 (52.74%) Developer
2 490 (25.79%) C++ Developer
3 380 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 176 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 156 (8.21%) C++ Software Engineer
6 124 (6.53%) Quantitative Developer
7 113 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 105 (5.53%) Java Developer
9 100 (5.26%) Analyst
10 97 (5.11%) Python Developer
11 94 (4.95%) Embedded Engineer
12 89 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 85 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 84 (4.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 84 (4.42%) Front Office Developer
15 74 (3.89%) C++/C# Developer
16 71 (3.74%) Qualitative Analyst
16 71 (3.74%) Quantitative Analyst
17 65 (3.42%) C++ Quantitative Developer
18 50 (2.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (13.63%) .NET
2 145 (7.63%) HTML
3 144 (7.58%) XML
4 140 (7.37%) STL
5 104 (5.47%) Web Services
6 95 (5.00%) CSS
7 90 (4.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 76 (4.00%) Node.js
9 71 (3.74%) AngularJS
10 66 (3.47%) REST
11 62 (3.26%) WPF
12 57 (3.00%) HTML5
13 56 (2.95%) JSON
14 54 (2.84%) RESTful
15 52 (2.74%) React
16 50 (2.63%) jQuery
17 48 (2.53%) Middleware
18 45 (2.37%) Qt
18 45 (2.37%) Spring
19 42 (2.21%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 224 (11.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 217 (11.42%) Computer Science
3 155 (8.16%) Derivative
4 145 (7.63%) Fixed Income
5 113 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (5.68%) Algorithms
7 57 (3.00%) Equities
8 41 (2.16%) CUDA
9 38 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (1.95%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.79%) User Experience
12 33 (1.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 31 (1.63%) Credit Derivative
13 31 (1.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 28 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
14 28 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (1.47%) Mobile App
15 26 (1.37%) Data Structures
16 22 (1.16%) Fintech
16 22 (1.16%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 564 (29.68%) Linux
2 342 (18.00%) Windows
3 204 (10.74%) Unix
4 105 (5.53%) Android
5 65 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
7 25 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 20 (1.05%) CentOS
9 20 (1.05%) Solaris
10 16 (0.84%) VxWorks
11 13 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.63%) Debian
12 12 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
13 9 (0.47%) Windows Server
14 8 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
15 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (29.26%) Software Engineering
2 391 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (15.37%) OO
4 259 (13.63%) Multithreading
5 186 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
6 180 (9.47%) Mathematics
7 179 (9.42%) TDD
8 159 (8.37%) Analytics
9 157 (8.26%) DevOps
10 149 (7.84%) Low Latency
11 130 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 123 (6.47%) Scrum
13 114 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
14 112 (5.89%) SDLC
15 109 (5.74%) Open Source
16 107 (5.63%) Electronic Trading
17 99 (5.21%) Unit Testing
18 91 (4.79%) UML
19 86 (4.53%) OOP
19 86 (4.53%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 732 (38.53%) Python
2 691 (36.37%) Java
3 648 (34.11%) C#
4 473 (24.89%) C
5 433 (22.79%) SQL
6 243 (12.79%) JavaScript
7 137 (7.21%) Perl
8 129 (6.79%) Ruby
9 104 (5.47%) Bash Shell
10 103 (5.42%) Scala
11 96 (5.05%) Embedded C++
12 68 (3.58%) Embedded C
13 59 (3.11%) MATLAB
14 54 (2.84%) PowerShell
15 45 (2.37%) R
15 45 (2.37%) Shell Script
16 44 (2.32%) VBA
17 43 (2.26%) Ada
18 38 (2.00%) Go
18 38 (2.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 269 (14.16%) Degree
2 168 (8.84%) Security Cleared
3 146 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 96 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (3.53%) PhD
6 23 (1.21%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.37%) ISEB
10 6 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.11%) MCPD
13 2 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.42%) QA
2 18 (0.95%) MiFID
3 12 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.58%) MISRA
5 10 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.53%) EMIR
6 9 (0.47%) GCP
7 7 (0.37%) GDPR
7 7 (0.37%) IEC 62304
8 6 (0.32%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.21%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.16%) Basel III
10 3 (0.16%) FATCA
10 3 (0.16%) IFRS
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.11%) JTAG
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (6.37%) Docker
2 32 (1.68%) Firmware
3 19 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.26%) HDFS
4 5 (0.26%) Varnish
4 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.21%) QEMU
5 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.11%) Ceph
6 2 (0.11%) etcd
6 2 (0.11%) iptables
6 2 (0.11%) LXC
7 1 (0.053%) ACF2
7 1 (0.053%) KVM
7 1 (0.053%) NFS
7 1 (0.053%) RACF
7 1 (0.053%) RHEV
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 101 (5.32%) Ansible
2 93 (4.89%) Kubernetes
3 71 (3.74%) Puppet
4 46 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (2.32%) Terraform
6 32 (1.68%) Nagios
7 23 (1.21%) Packer
8 12 (0.63%) Opsview
9 10 (0.53%) SELinux
10 9 (0.47%) Salt
11 7 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.26%) Consul
12 5 (0.26%) Control-M
13 4 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
14 3 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 171 (9.00%) Oracle
2 98 (5.16%) Microsoft
3 55 (2.89%) Google
4 37 (1.95%) TIBCO
5 35 (1.84%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.58%) Splunk
7 28 (1.47%) VMware
8 26 (1.37%) New Relic
9 25 (1.32%) IBM
10 17 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.84%) Sybase
12 13 (0.68%) Apple
13 12 (0.63%) SaltStack
13 12 (0.63%) Solace
14 11 (0.58%) Talarian
15 10 (0.53%) ION Trading
16 8 (0.42%) HP
17 7 (0.37%) SunGard
18 6 (0.32%) MathWorks
18 6 (0.32%) SAP