Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 113 123
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 -39
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,947 2,069 2,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.06% 2.22% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.57% 5.25% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 1,312 1,292
England median daily rate £525 £550 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +16.34% -1.51%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £739 £775 £686
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 197 181
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.75 £31.15 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 42,578 39,374 39,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 45.09% 42.22% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,312 27,761 27,338
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 744 811
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -33 1,065 £584 -2.75% 544
South East +33 355 £420 +5.00% 399
South West +1 164 £350 +0.72% 208
East of England -24 138 £475 +26.67% 318
North of England -8 136 £375 -11.76% 167
Midlands +2 85 £375 -3.85% 125
North West -26 63 £370 -17.78% 85
Yorkshire -1 48 £425 +6.25% 50
West Midlands -21 43 £425 +21.43% 67
East Midlands +25 42 £373 -21.47% 58
North East +2 25 £513 +46.43% 32
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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++.

1 751 (38.57%) Python
2 739 (37.96%) Java
3 621 (31.90%) C#
4 609 (31.28%) Linux
5 607 (31.18%) C
6 572 (29.38%) Software Engineering
7 432 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
8 351 (18.03%) Windows
9 344 (17.67%) SQL
10 338 (17.36%) Finance
11 287 (14.74%) OO
12 280 (14.38%) Degree
13 275 (14.12%) Front Office
14 267 (13.71%) JavaScript
15 259 (13.30%) .NET
16 241 (12.38%) Banking
17 226 (11.61%) Computer Science
18 205 (10.53%) Multithreading
19 200 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
20 196 (10.07%) Git (software)
21 184 (9.45%) DevOps
22 182 (9.35%) Scrum
23 177 (9.09%) Test Automation
24 170 (8.73%) Security Cleared
24 170 (8.73%) Mathematics
24 170 (8.73%) Unit Testing
25 169 (8.68%) Unix
26 166 (8.53%) XML
26 166 (8.53%) Oracle
27 163 (8.37%) Amazon 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 46 (2.36%) Confluence
2 45 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.44%) Apache
4 27 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.08%) CMS
6 18 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 14 (0.72%) IPython
8 10 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.46%) IIS
10 8 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.41%) SAS
11 7 (0.36%) JBoss
11 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.26%) Apache Qpid
13 5 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.26%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (1.03%) Simulink
2 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.36%) SPSS
5 4 (0.21%) InVision
5 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.21%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.15%) Maya
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.10%) Blender
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.10%) LightWave 3D
7 2 (0.10%) Windchill
8 1 (0.051%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (0.36%) RMDS
2 4 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.10%) BASE24
4 2 (0.10%) Endur
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.10%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.051%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.051%) Sonata
5 1 (0.051%) Summit
5 1 (0.051%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 163 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (1.85%) GitHub
5 27 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (1.18%) NuGet
7 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
9 15 (0.77%) IaaS
10 13 (0.67%) PaaS
11 11 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.51%) Datadog
12 10 (0.51%) Google Play
12 10 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon Alexa
13 6 (0.31%) SaaS
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.26%) Office 365
15 4 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 39 (2.00%) Bluetooth
3 34 (1.75%) HTTP
4 33 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 33 (1.69%) Wireless
5 32 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (1.39%) Internet
6 27 (1.39%) Kerberos
7 24 (1.23%) Wireshark
8 21 (1.08%) DHCP
8 21 (1.08%) DNS
9 17 (0.87%) Firewall
10 15 (0.77%) SSL
10 15 (0.77%) VoIP
11 13 (0.67%) WAN
12 12 (0.62%) Network Security
12 12 (0.62%) SNMP
12 12 (0.62%) Tactical Data Link
12 12 (0.62%) ZigBee
13 11 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.52%) Hadoop
3 74 (3.80%) Big Data
4 73 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 69 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 53 (2.72%) NoSQL
7 51 (2.62%) MySQL
8 49 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 37 (1.90%) Blockchain
10 28 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.18%) Apache Hive
11 23 (1.18%) HBase
11 23 (1.18%) OLTP
12 22 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 22 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.62%) KDB
16 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 196 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 152 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 136 (6.99%) Visual Studio
4 107 (5.50%) JIRA
5 104 (5.34%) Subversion
6 82 (4.21%) TeamCity
7 70 (3.60%) Maven
8 61 (3.13%) Selenium
9 54 (2.77%) Gradle
10 52 (2.67%) Eclipse
11 51 (2.62%) Artifactory
12 44 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 41 (2.11%) Cucumber
14 38 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
15 33 (1.69%) Hudson
16 32 (1.64%) Ant
16 32 (1.64%) JUnit
17 28 (1.44%) NetBeans
18 26 (1.34%) NUnit
18 26 (1.34%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 338 (17.36%) Finance
2 275 (14.12%) Front Office
3 241 (12.38%) Banking
4 68 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 67 (3.44%) Games
6 62 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.93%) Electronics
8 48 (2.47%) Manufacturing
9 44 (2.26%) Aerospace
10 41 (2.11%) Law
11 38 (1.95%) Financial Institution
12 28 (1.44%) Automotive
13 25 (1.28%) Military
13 25 (1.28%) Retail
14 15 (0.77%) Avionics
15 12 (0.62%) Legal
15 12 (0.62%) Publishing
16 9 (0.46%) Back Office
17 8 (0.41%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 982 (50.44%) Developer
2 442 (22.70%) C++ Developer
3 411 (21.11%) Software Engineer
4 169 (8.68%) C++ Software Engineer
5 126 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 124 (6.37%) C# Developer
7 118 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
8 117 (6.01%) Architect
9 104 (5.34%) Software Developer
10 101 (5.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 96 (4.93%) Front Office Developer
12 90 (4.62%) Python Developer
12 90 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 87 (4.47%) Quantitative Developer
14 72 (3.70%) C++/C# Developer
15 71 (3.65%) Analyst
16 70 (3.60%) Front Office C++ Developer
17 69 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 68 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
19 54 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (13.30%) .NET
2 166 (8.53%) XML
3 162 (8.32%) Web Services
4 121 (6.21%) STL
5 116 (5.96%) HTML
6 97 (4.98%) AngularJS
7 87 (4.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 80 (4.11%) Node.js
9 76 (3.90%) CSS
10 75 (3.85%) Qt
11 69 (3.54%) JSON
12 67 (3.44%) React
13 59 (3.03%) NumPy
14 58 (2.98%) HTML5
15 55 (2.82%) REST
16 47 (2.41%) OpenGL
17 42 (2.16%) SOAP
18 40 (2.05%) Kafka
18 40 (2.05%) SciPy
19 39 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 226 (11.61%) Computer Science
2 150 (7.70%) Fixed Income
3 148 (7.60%) Derivative
4 131 (6.73%) Algorithms
5 129 (6.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 128 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (3.60%) Data Structures
8 58 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
8 58 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 55 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
10 52 (2.67%) Equities
11 43 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
12 39 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
12 39 (2.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 36 (1.85%) User Experience
14 27 (1.39%) Hedge funds
15 25 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 24 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (1.13%) PKI
18 21 (1.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 609 (31.28%) Linux
2 351 (18.03%) Windows
3 169 (8.68%) Unix
4 161 (8.27%) Android
5 91 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 66 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.13%) Solaris
8 22 (1.13%) Windows 8
9 18 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.82%) OpenVMS
11 13 (0.67%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.56%) Windows Server
13 9 (0.46%) CentOS
13 9 (0.46%) Debian
14 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
16 6 (0.31%) VMS
17 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (29.38%) Software Engineering
2 432 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (14.74%) OO
4 205 (10.53%) Multithreading
5 200 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
6 184 (9.45%) DevOps
7 182 (9.35%) Scrum
8 177 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 170 (8.73%) Mathematics
9 170 (8.73%) Unit Testing
10 137 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
11 125 (6.42%) TDD
12 123 (6.32%) SDLC
13 121 (6.21%) Analytics
14 99 (5.08%) UML
15 91 (4.67%) OOP
16 89 (4.57%) Microservices
17 81 (4.16%) OOD
18 79 (4.06%) Configuration Management
19 72 (3.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 751 (38.57%) Python
2 739 (37.96%) Java
3 621 (31.90%) C#
4 607 (31.18%) C
5 344 (17.67%) SQL
6 267 (13.71%) JavaScript
7 96 (4.93%) Embedded C++
7 96 (4.93%) Perl
8 81 (4.16%) Ruby
8 81 (4.16%) Scala
9 79 (4.06%) Embedded C
10 78 (4.01%) Go
11 77 (3.95%) Bash Shell
12 52 (2.67%) PowerShell
13 51 (2.62%) MATLAB
14 50 (2.57%) Shell Script
15 42 (2.16%) VC++
16 38 (1.95%) Apple Swift
17 35 (1.80%) R
18 34 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 280 (14.38%) Degree
2 170 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 140 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 99 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (2.88%) PhD
6 35 (1.80%) AWS Certification
7 26 (1.34%) Master's Degree
8 23 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.31%) CCNA
12 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.31%) CISSP
12 6 (0.31%) HND
12 6 (0.31%) SANS
13 5 (0.26%) CEH
13 5 (0.26%) ISEB
14 4 (0.21%) GIAC
14 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.44%) QA
2 27 (1.39%) MISRA
3 22 (1.13%) MISRA C
4 15 (0.77%) HMG Infosec
4 15 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 14 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.36%) GDPR
7 6 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.26%) SLA
9 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.15%) MiFID
10 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.10%) SEPA
12 1 (0.051%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.051%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 126 (6.47%) Docker
2 18 (0.92%) Firmware
3 9 (0.46%) HDFS
4 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.36%) KVM
5 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.15%) SRDF
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.15%) vSphere
7 3 (0.15%) Xen
8 2 (0.10%) ACF2
8 2 (0.10%) RACF
8 2 (0.10%) Varnish
9 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.051%) iptables
Systems Management
1 81 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 79 (4.06%) Ansible
3 67 (3.44%) Terraform
4 58 (2.98%) Puppet
5 24 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.13%) CA Single Sign-On
7 20 (1.03%) HP Fortify
7 20 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.72%) Nagios
9 12 (0.62%) Packer
10 10 (0.51%) Salt
11 9 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.31%) Oozie
13 5 (0.26%) Ambari
13 5 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.26%) Consul
13 5 (0.26%) Grafana
13 5 (0.26%) Kibana
14 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 166 (8.53%) Oracle
2 116 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 73 (3.75%) Google
4 41 (2.11%) Sybase
5 34 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 25 (1.28%) CA
7 17 (0.87%) BMC
7 17 (0.87%) IBM
8 16 (0.82%) Tableau
9 14 (0.72%) Informatica
9 14 (0.72%) SAP
9 14 (0.72%) Splunk
10 13 (0.67%) Alteryx
10 13 (0.67%) Apple
10 13 (0.67%) HP
10 13 (0.67%) New Relic
11 11 (0.56%) Xamarin
12 10 (0.51%) Cisco
12 10 (0.51%) Perforce
12 10 (0.51%) Reuters