Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 125 83
Rank change year-on-year +15 -42 +5
Contract jobs citing C++ 2102 2008 2636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.22% 2.06% 2.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.25% 5.10% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1290 1717
England median daily rate £550 £463 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% -3.65% +1.05%
10th Percentile £338 £312 £300
90th Percentile £775 £676 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 183 277
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31.25 £31.35 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.06 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.50% +2.66% +6.67%

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 40061 39387 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.24% 40.48% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28242 27279 27548
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 814 952
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.52 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +20 1354 £600 +14.29% 319
South East -72 246 £400 +6.67% 159
East of England +43 178 £375 +7.14% 121
North of England +20 133 £425 - 68
South West -45 122 £348 -10.32% 67
North West +25 74 £450 +9.09% 31
Midlands +4 67 £390 +5.83% 43
West Midlands +3 43 £350 -2.78% 27
Yorkshire +27 39 £400 +25.00% 25
East Midlands +1 23 £475 +22.58% 16
North East +18 20 £350 -26.32% 12
South Coast - 1 - -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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++.

1 743 (35.35%) Python
2 741 (35.25%) Java
3 722 (34.35%) Linux
4 671 (31.92%) C#
5 527 (25.07%) C
6 506 (24.07%) Finance
7 481 (22.88%) SQL
8 474 (22.55%) Software Engineering
9 446 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
10 435 (20.69%) Front Office
11 406 (19.31%) Banking
12 383 (18.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 366 (17.41%) Multithreading
14 288 (13.70%) Windows
15 279 (13.27%) Unix
16 274 (13.04%) Degree
17 263 (12.51%) .NET
18 260 (12.37%) OO
19 246 (11.70%) Investment Banking
20 243 (11.56%) Mathematics
21 231 (10.99%) JavaScript
22 214 (10.18%) Computer Science
23 213 (10.13%) Low Latency
24 209 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
25 189 (8.99%) Oracle
26 187 (8.90%) Derivative
27 181 (8.61%) Electronic Trading
28 177 (8.42%) HTML
29 169 (8.04%) TDD
30 168 (7.99%) XML

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 39 (1.86%) Apache
2 34 (1.62%) Tomcat
3 31 (1.47%) JBoss
4 30 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 29 (1.38%) Confluence
6 22 (1.05%) CMS
7 21 (1.00%) nginx
8 19 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.86%) IIS
10 16 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.24%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.19%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 93 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
3 29 (1.38%) Simulink
4 14 (0.67%) Doxygen
5 7 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) SmartSuite
6 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.19%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.19%) LaTeX
7 4 (0.19%) Pipeline Pilot
7 4 (0.19%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.095%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.47%) ION MarketView
2 16 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.48%) LabWindows
4 7 (0.33%) RMDS
5 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.24%) Summit
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.095%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.095%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.095%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.048%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.048%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.90%) PaaS
5 12 (0.57%) GitHub
6 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (0.38%) IaaS
6 8 (0.38%) npm
7 7 (0.33%) SaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Bluemix
8 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.19%) Loggly
9 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.14%) Serverless
11 2 (0.095%) Datadog
11 2 (0.095%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.71%) Wireless
3 35 (1.67%) HTTP
4 30 (1.43%) Bluetooth
5 26 (1.24%) Internet
6 24 (1.14%) Network Security
6 24 (1.14%) Wireshark
7 23 (1.09%) LTE
8 20 (0.95%) GSM
9 19 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (0.67%) VoIP
11 13 (0.62%) 3G
12 12 (0.57%) 4G
12 12 (0.57%) RTP
13 11 (0.52%) DNS
13 11 (0.52%) Firewall
14 10 (0.48%) 3GPP
14 10 (0.48%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.48%) FTP
14 10 (0.48%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.71%) NoSQL
4 51 (2.43%) Big Data
4 51 (2.43%) MySQL
5 43 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 41 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 39 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 35 (1.67%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.43%) KDB
10 22 (1.05%) OLTP
11 20 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.86%) Blockchain
13 15 (0.71%) Redis
13 15 (0.71%) SQLite
14 13 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.52%) Flink
17 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 154 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 118 (5.61%) Subversion
3 110 (5.23%) Visual Studio
4 99 (4.71%) Jenkins
5 81 (3.85%) JIRA
6 54 (2.57%) Rational DOORS
7 50 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 49 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 38 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 30 (1.43%) GDB
11 28 (1.33%) Maven
12 27 (1.28%) Gradle
13 24 (1.14%) Cucumber
14 22 (1.05%) Selenium
15 21 (1.00%) gulp
15 21 (1.00%) Mercurial
16 19 (0.90%) NUnit
17 18 (0.86%) Bitbucket
18 17 (0.81%) Vagrant
19 16 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 506 (24.07%) Finance
2 435 (20.69%) Front Office
3 406 (19.31%) Banking
4 246 (11.70%) Investment Banking
5 82 (3.90%) Electronics
6 57 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.43%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.95%) Games
9 35 (1.67%) Automotive
10 31 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.19%) Back Office
12 22 (1.05%) Retail
13 21 (1.00%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.62%) Military
16 12 (0.57%) Advertising
17 11 (0.52%) Billing
17 11 (0.52%) Marketing
18 9 (0.43%) Avionics
19 6 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1233 (58.66%) Developer
2 583 (27.74%) C++ Developer
3 319 (15.18%) Software Engineer
4 175 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 148 (7.04%) Analyst
6 144 (6.85%) Quantitative Developer
7 142 (6.76%) C++ Software Engineer
8 131 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 129 (6.14%) Senior Developer
10 126 (5.99%) Python Developer
11 100 (4.76%) Software Developer
12 80 (3.81%) Qualitative Analyst
12 80 (3.81%) Quantitative Analyst
13 79 (3.76%) Front Office Developer
14 75 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
14 75 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
15 69 (3.28%) C++/Java Developer
15 69 (3.28%) Linux Developer
16 67 (3.19%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 67 (3.19%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (12.51%) .NET
2 177 (8.42%) HTML
3 168 (7.99%) XML
4 110 (5.23%) STL
5 109 (5.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 100 (4.76%) CSS
7 97 (4.61%) Web Services
8 88 (4.19%) AngularJS
9 86 (4.09%) Middleware
10 63 (3.00%) JSON
11 60 (2.85%) FIX Protocol
12 54 (2.57%) WPF
13 53 (2.52%) Node.js
13 53 (2.52%) RESTful
13 53 (2.52%) SOAP
14 50 (2.38%) HTML5
15 49 (2.33%) Spring
16 48 (2.28%) Qt
17 43 (2.05%) REST
18 42 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 383 (18.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 214 (10.18%) Computer Science
3 209 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
4 187 (8.90%) Derivative
5 160 (7.61%) Fixed Income
6 77 (3.66%) Market Risk
7 76 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
8 73 (3.47%) Algorithms
9 69 (3.28%) Equities
10 60 (2.85%) Credit Risk
11 49 (2.33%) Data Structures
12 47 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
13 39 (1.86%) Fintech
14 34 (1.62%) Device Driver
14 34 (1.62%) Mobile App
15 28 (1.33%) User Experience
16 26 (1.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 23 (1.09%) Hedge funds
18 20 (0.95%) Virtual Team
19 19 (0.90%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 722 (34.35%) Linux
2 288 (13.70%) Windows
3 279 (13.27%) Unix
4 93 (4.42%) Android
5 61 (2.90%) Solaris
6 57 (2.71%) Apple iOS
7 44 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (1.05%) CentOS
10 19 (0.90%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.81%) VxWorks
12 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.57%) Windows Server
13 11 (0.52%) AIX
13 11 (0.52%) VMS
14 9 (0.43%) OpenVMS
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
17 3 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (22.55%) Software Engineering
2 446 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (17.41%) Multithreading
4 260 (12.37%) OO
5 243 (11.56%) Mathematics
6 213 (10.13%) Low Latency
7 181 (8.61%) Electronic Trading
8 169 (8.04%) TDD
9 168 (7.99%) Test Automation
10 152 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
10 152 (7.23%) SDLC
11 136 (6.47%) Scrum
12 127 (6.04%) Unit Testing
13 121 (5.76%) Analytics
14 118 (5.61%) Physics
15 114 (5.42%) DevOps
16 100 (4.76%) Quantitative Research
16 100 (4.76%) UML
17 95 (4.52%) Risk Management
18 93 (4.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 743 (35.35%) Python
2 741 (35.25%) Java
3 671 (31.92%) C#
4 527 (25.07%) C
5 481 (22.88%) SQL
6 231 (10.99%) JavaScript
7 154 (7.33%) Perl
8 94 (4.47%) Shell Script
9 90 (4.28%) VBA
10 79 (3.76%) Ruby
11 67 (3.19%) PHP
12 64 (3.04%) Embedded C
13 59 (2.81%) MATLAB
14 53 (2.52%) Scala
15 47 (2.24%) Bash Shell
16 45 (2.14%) Embedded C++
17 38 (1.81%) Ada
17 38 (1.81%) R
17 38 (1.81%) VB
18 34 (1.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 274 (13.04%) Degree
2 109 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 107 (5.09%) PhD
4 89 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 86 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.19%) CISSP
9 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.19%) PMP
10 3 (0.14%) CISA
10 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.095%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.095%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.095%) OSCP
11 2 (0.095%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.048%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.048%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.61%) QA
2 34 (1.62%) MiFID
3 16 (0.76%) MISRA
4 11 (0.52%) EMIR
5 8 (0.38%) IEC 62304
5 8 (0.38%) ISO 26262
5 8 (0.38%) MISRA C
6 7 (0.33%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) SLA
8 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.095%) CDISC
10 2 (0.095%) DO-254
10 2 (0.095%) GxP
10 2 (0.095%) HL7
11 1 (0.048%) GCP
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (2.05%) Docker
2 31 (1.47%) Firmware
3 16 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.57%) KVM
6 10 (0.48%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 7 (0.33%) Platform Symphony
7 7 (0.33%) Varnish
8 6 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.29%) etcd
9 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.14%) NFS
9 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.095%) Ceph
10 2 (0.095%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.095%) QEMU
10 2 (0.095%) Samba
10 2 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.048%) GPFS
11 1 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 65 (3.09%) Ansible
2 42 (2.00%) Puppet
3 31 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.00%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.71%) Nagios
5 15 (0.71%) Terraform
6 8 (0.38%) Mesos
7 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.33%) RSA Archer
8 6 (0.29%) Consul
8 6 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.24%) Packer
9 5 (0.24%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 4 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
10 4 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.19%) Icinga
11 3 (0.14%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.14%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.14%) Rancher
11 3 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 189 (8.99%) Oracle
2 107 (5.09%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.19%) TIBCO
4 73 (3.47%) Sybase
5 50 (2.38%) Solace
6 49 (2.33%) ION Trading
7 36 (1.71%) IBM
8 34 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 30 (1.43%) Talarian
10 19 (0.90%) Perforce
11 18 (0.86%) Splunk
12 17 (0.81%) Bloomberg
12 17 (0.81%) VMware
13 14 (0.67%) Google
14 13 (0.62%) Cisco
15 11 (0.52%) Fidessa
15 11 (0.52%) HP
16 10 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
17 9 (0.43%) Reuters
18 8 (0.38%) Apple