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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 113 92
Rank change year-on-year +1 -21  
Contract jobs citing C++ 939 1064 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 2.15% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.21% 5.52% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 699 722
Median daily rate £540 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 85 89
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +6.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.48 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +6.18%  

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 18010 19278 19565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.89% 39.01% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12396 13442 13283
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 411 397
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.65 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +5 568 £575 +9.52% 250
South East -13 148 £385 +2.66% 125
South West -32 60 £419 -1.47% 82
East of England +2 55 £450 +2.27% 110
North West +27 51 £450 - 40
West Midlands +7 16 £320 -22.89% 18
East Midlands -8 16 £340 -6.27% 18
Yorkshire +1 14 £400 -13.51% 12
North East +53 8 - - 7
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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++.

1 666 (35.22%) Java
2 582 (30.78%) C#
3 577 (30.51%) Linux
4 515 (27.23%) Python
5 502 (26.55%) C
6 471 (24.91%) Software Engineering
7 454 (24.01%) Finance
8 420 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
9 418 (22.10%) SQL
10 368 (19.46%) Multithreading
11 347 (18.35%) Banking
12 336 (17.77%) Windows
13 312 (16.50%) Front Office
14 294 (15.55%) Unix
15 278 (14.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 264 (13.96%) OO
17 250 (13.22%) Low Latency
18 239 (12.64%) Degree
19 226 (11.95%) .NET
20 213 (11.26%) SDLC
21 202 (10.68%) Oracle
22 200 (10.58%) Fixed Income
23 195 (10.31%) Investment Banking
24 185 (9.78%) TDD
25 180 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
26 177 (9.36%) JavaScript
27 175 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
28 172 (9.10%) Computer Science
29 166 (8.78%) Security Cleared
30 165 (8.73%) Mathematics

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 32 (1.69%) Apache
2 31 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 30 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 29 (1.53%) Confluence
5 24 (1.27%) CMS
6 23 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (0.74%) JBoss
10 13 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.63%) IIS
11 12 (0.63%) nginx
11 12 (0.63%) Tuxedo
12 10 (0.53%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.42%) Kinematics
13 8 (0.42%) SAS
13 8 (0.42%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.37%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 59 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.16%) Simulink
3 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.00%) Doxygen
5 13 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.37%) SPSS
8 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.11%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.053%) CATIA
10 1 (0.053%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.053%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.053%) Stata
10 1 (0.053%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 40 (2.12%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.85%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
5 4 (0.21%) Summit
6 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.16%) RMDS
6 3 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.053%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.053%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.053%) Relativity
8 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (0.74%) GitHub
4 14 (0.74%) PaaS
5 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.48%) IaaS
6 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.32%) Force.com
6 6 (0.32%) SaaS
7 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.16%) Loggly
9 3 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 43 (2.27%) HTTP
3 23 (1.22%) Wireshark
4 17 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (0.85%) Internet
6 15 (0.79%) Wireless
7 14 (0.74%) DVB
7 14 (0.74%) LTE
7 14 (0.74%) VoIP
8 13 (0.69%) Asterisk PBX
8 13 (0.69%) Bluetooth
8 13 (0.69%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (0.69%) GSM
8 13 (0.69%) PBX
8 13 (0.69%) RANAP
8 13 (0.69%) RTP
8 13 (0.69%) UMTS
9 12 (0.63%) DNS
10 10 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 10 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 67 (3.54%) Big Data
4 53 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 43 (2.27%) MySQL
7 36 (1.90%) KDB
7 36 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 31 (1.64%) Tick Data
10 29 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.22%) DB2
12 20 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (0.95%) Kdb+
14 17 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.90%) OLTP
15 12 (0.63%) Redis
16 11 (0.58%) QlikView
16 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 132 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 112 (5.92%) Subversion
3 106 (5.61%) JIRA
4 89 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 74 (3.91%) Eclipse
6 67 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 41 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
8 32 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 27 (1.43%) GDB
9 27 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
10 25 (1.32%) Selenium
11 24 (1.27%) Bitbucket
12 23 (1.22%) Gradle
13 21 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.90%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.90%) GCC
14 17 (0.90%) Trac
15 16 (0.85%) Mercurial
15 16 (0.85%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 454 (24.01%) Finance
2 347 (18.35%) Banking
3 312 (16.50%) Front Office
4 195 (10.31%) Investment Banking
5 67 (3.54%) Games
6 62 (3.28%) Electronics
7 42 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.64%) Automotive
9 30 (1.59%) Aerospace
10 27 (1.43%) Retail
11 24 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.27%) Military
12 21 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.95%) Marketing
14 15 (0.79%) Back Office
15 12 (0.63%) Advertising
16 8 (0.42%) Publishing
17 7 (0.37%) Avionics
18 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 1182 (62.51%) Developer
2 577 (30.51%) C++ Developer
3 303 (16.02%) Software Engineer
4 203 (10.74%) Java Developer
5 171 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 154 (8.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 131 (6.93%) Quantitative Developer
8 121 (6.40%) Software Developer
9 102 (5.39%) C++/C# Developer
10 99 (5.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 95 (5.02%) Senior Developer
12 89 (4.71%) Python Developer
13 82 (4.34%) Front Office Developer
14 78 (4.12%) C++ Software Developer
15 77 (4.07%) Analyst
16 73 (3.86%) Linux Developer
17 70 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
18 66 (3.49%) SQL Developer
19 64 (3.38%) Architect
20 62 (3.28%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (11.95%) .NET
2 165 (8.73%) HTML
3 160 (8.46%) XML
4 145 (7.67%) STL
5 126 (6.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 85 (4.49%) HTML5
7 73 (3.86%) WPF
8 72 (3.81%) Middleware
9 71 (3.75%) CSS
9 71 (3.75%) Web Services
10 66 (3.49%) REST
11 65 (3.44%) Qt
12 63 (3.33%) JNI
13 60 (3.17%) JSON
14 56 (2.96%) RESTful
15 55 (2.91%) AngularJS
15 55 (2.91%) Node.js
15 55 (2.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 47 (2.49%) FIX Protocol
17 43 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 278 (14.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 200 (10.58%) Fixed Income
3 175 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (9.10%) Computer Science
5 130 (6.87%) Equities
6 119 (6.29%) Derivative
7 107 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
8 106 (5.61%) Algorithms
9 56 (2.96%) Market Risk
10 50 (2.64%) Fintech
10 50 (2.64%) Mobile App
11 43 (2.27%) Data Structures
11 43 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
12 37 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 30 (1.59%) Device Driver
14 27 (1.43%) User Experience
15 24 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 23 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
17 22 (1.16%) Credit Risk
17 22 (1.16%) STB
Operating Systems
1 577 (30.51%) Linux
2 336 (17.77%) Windows
3 294 (15.55%) Unix
4 88 (4.65%) Android
5 58 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.43%) Solaris
8 16 (0.85%) CentOS
8 16 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.63%) VxWorks
10 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.16%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (24.91%) Software Engineering
2 420 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (19.46%) Multithreading
4 264 (13.96%) OO
5 250 (13.22%) Low Latency
6 213 (11.26%) SDLC
7 185 (9.78%) TDD
8 180 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
9 165 (8.73%) Mathematics
10 152 (8.04%) Test Automation
11 148 (7.83%) Scrum
12 144 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (5.66%) Multithreaded Programming
14 101 (5.34%) Unit Testing
15 87 (4.60%) DevOps
15 87 (4.60%) UML
16 82 (4.34%) Analytics
17 78 (4.12%) Risk Management
18 74 (3.91%) OOD
19 72 (3.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 666 (35.22%) Java
2 582 (30.78%) C#
3 515 (27.23%) Python
4 502 (26.55%) C
5 418 (22.10%) SQL
6 177 (9.36%) JavaScript
7 129 (6.82%) Perl
8 92 (4.87%) Shell Script
9 66 (3.49%) Scala
10 64 (3.38%) MATLAB
11 56 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 55 (2.91%) Embedded C++
13 53 (2.80%) Embedded C
13 53 (2.80%) Ruby
14 50 (2.64%) VBA
15 45 (2.38%) Objective-C
16 44 (2.33%) R
17 38 (2.01%) VB
18 34 (1.80%) PL/SQL
19 30 (1.59%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 239 (12.64%) Degree
2 166 (8.78%) Security Cleared
3 115 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 73 (3.86%) PhD
5 41 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.63%) CISSP
10 9 (0.48%) CISA
11 8 (0.42%) ISEB
11 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.32%) CEH
12 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.26%) OSCP
14 3 (0.16%) CCNA
14 3 (0.16%) CFA
14 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.65%) QA
2 28 (1.48%) MiFID
3 20 (1.06%) MISRA
4 13 (0.69%) MISRA C
5 9 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.42%) Def Stans
6 8 (0.42%) SLA
7 7 (0.37%) ISO 26262
8 6 (0.32%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.21%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 15022
12 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (1.80%) Docker
2 20 (1.06%) Firmware
3 13 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.32%) HDFS
4 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.32%) vSphere
5 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.11%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) LXC
6 2 (0.11%) Samba
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.11%) Xen
6 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 1 (0.053%) BusyBox
7 1 (0.053%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (2.12%) Ansible
2 29 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.27%) Puppet
4 15 (0.79%) Control-M
5 9 (0.48%) Kibana
6 8 (0.42%) Mesos
7 6 (0.32%) HP Fortify
7 6 (0.32%) Salt
8 5 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.26%) Nagios
9 4 (0.21%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.16%) OpenView
10 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.16%) Terraform
10 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.11%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.11%) SCOM
11 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 202 (10.68%) Oracle
2 116 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.34%) Sybase
4 62 (3.28%) ION Trading
5 56 (2.96%) TIBCO
6 30 (1.59%) Google
7 26 (1.37%) IBM
7 26 (1.37%) Solace
8 22 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.00%) Cisco
10 18 (0.95%) Bloomberg
11 15 (0.79%) Perforce
12 14 (0.74%) Tableau
13 11 (0.58%) Splunk
13 11 (0.58%) Sun
13 11 (0.58%) Teradata
14 10 (0.53%) Murex
14 10 (0.53%) Netezza
14 10 (0.53%) VMware
15 9 (0.48%) Reuters
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £44 to £46 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £625 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago