Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 139 143
Rank change year-on-year +33 +4 -14
Contract jobs citing C++ 950 990 1,689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.28% 1.84% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.55% 4.49% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 577 1,006
10th Percentile £362 £362 £314
25th Percentile £438 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £595 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +22.05% +2.63% -13.64%
75th Percentile £725 £638 £638
90th Percentile £775 £728 £750
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +21.05% +0.53% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 157
10th Percentile £34.54 £39.75 £36.65
25th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £56.88 £52.25 £48.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 17,124 22,049 38,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.08% 40.95% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,227 15,680 27,331
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
25th Percentile £404 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £658 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 408 552
10th Percentile £17.19 £17.43 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.92 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.98% +3.23% +6.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +46 606 £650 +18.18% 298
South East +28 89 £450 - 185
South West -11 73 £450 - 117
East of England +24 66 £450 - 131
North of England +26 41 £393 +1.95% 132
Midlands +35 29 £355 -11.25% 97
North West +24 27 £425 +10.03% 64
East Midlands +38 18 £368 -18.33% 45
Yorkshire +32 11 £325 -18.75% 56
West Midlands +20 11 £225 -40.00% 52
North East +14 3 £475 +31.49% 12
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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++.

1 378 (39.79%) C#
2 356 (37.47%) Python
3 343 (36.11%) Software Engineering
4 336 (35.37%) Java
5 299 (31.47%) Linux
6 241 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
7 211 (22.21%) Front Office
8 192 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 186 (19.58%) Finance
9 186 (19.58%) C
9 186 (19.58%) .NET
10 179 (18.84%) SQL
11 168 (17.68%) Banking
12 142 (14.95%) AWS
13 141 (14.84%) Azure
14 139 (14.63%) JavaScript
15 138 (14.53%) Windows
16 133 (14.00%) Investment Banking
17 126 (13.26%) Security Cleared
18 124 (13.05%) Kubernetes
19 118 (12.42%) Degree
20 112 (11.79%) SC Cleared
21 107 (11.26%) Git (software)
21 107 (11.26%) TDD
22 105 (11.05%) DevOps
23 100 (10.53%) Low Latency
24 92 (9.68%) Oracle
25 91 (9.58%) Algorithms
26 90 (9.47%) Multithreading
27 88 (9.26%) Analytical Skills

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 34 (3.58%) BizTalk Server
2 28 (2.95%) Confluence
3 27 (2.84%) Apache
4 25 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.84%) DNN
7 7 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.53%) CMS
10 3 (0.32%) SAS
11 2 (0.21%) Luigi
11 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.11%) MTS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) Maya
4 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.21%) Houdini
5 2 (0.21%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Summit
2 7 (0.74%) SunGard Martini
3 4 (0.42%) BASE24
4 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Quorum
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (14.95%) AWS
2 141 (14.84%) Azure
3 56 (5.89%) Serverless
4 54 (5.68%) GitHub
5 44 (4.63%) Azure Functions
6 43 (4.53%) Logic Apps
7 42 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (3.26%) GCP
9 23 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.26%) NuGet
11 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.63%) IaaS
13 5 (0.53%) PaaS
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.42%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.32%) Power Platform
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
16 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.00%) Ethernet
3 17 (1.79%) Multicast
4 16 (1.68%) HTTP
5 14 (1.47%) ATM
6 12 (1.26%) RS-485
7 10 (1.05%) Internet
7 10 (1.05%) Modbus
7 10 (1.05%) SNMP
8 9 (0.95%) RS-422
8 9 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.84%) DNS
9 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.74%) LAN
10 7 (0.74%) SMTP
10 7 (0.74%) VLAN
11 6 (0.63%) DHCP
11 6 (0.63%) DVB
11 6 (0.63%) Firewall
12 5 (0.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.05%) MongoDB
2 39 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (2.95%) MySQL
4 27 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 27 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 22 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.89%) Blockchain
7 16 (1.68%) Apache Ignite
8 14 (1.47%) Big Data
8 14 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.84%) Tableau
12 5 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.53%) OLTP
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.42%) NonStop SQL
14 3 (0.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 107 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.16%) Jenkins
3 80 (8.42%) Visual Studio
4 60 (6.32%) JIRA
5 47 (4.95%) Subversion
6 29 (3.05%) Bitbucket
6 29 (3.05%) NetBeans
7 23 (2.42%) Eclipse
7 23 (2.42%) Gradle
8 22 (2.32%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.11%) GCC
10 19 (2.00%) GDB
10 19 (2.00%) GitLab
10 19 (2.00%) JUnit
11 18 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
11 18 (1.89%) Xcode
12 15 (1.58%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.47%) CMake
13 14 (1.47%) Selenium
14 12 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 211 (22.21%) Front Office
2 186 (19.58%) Finance
3 168 (17.68%) Banking
4 133 (14.00%) Investment Banking
5 49 (5.16%) Law
6 33 (3.47%) Aerospace
7 29 (3.05%) Electronics
8 25 (2.63%) Games
9 19 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.79%) Military
11 15 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.47%) Public Sector
13 12 (1.26%) Back Office
14 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.84%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.63%) Marketing
17 5 (0.53%) Retail
18 4 (0.42%) International Banking
19 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 566 (59.58%) Developer
2 264 (27.79%) C++ Developer
3 167 (17.58%) Software Engineer
4 88 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 78 (8.21%) Quantitative Developer
6 71 (7.47%) C# Developer
7 70 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 61 (6.42%) Front Office Developer
9 55 (5.79%) Software Developer
10 52 (5.47%) C++ Software Engineer
11 43 (4.53%) Python Developer
12 42 (4.42%) Lead Developer
13 41 (4.32%) Analyst
14 39 (4.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 38 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
16 35 (3.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 35 (3.68%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
16 35 (3.68%) Senior C++ Developer
17 34 (3.58%) C++/C# Developer
18 33 (3.47%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (19.58%) .NET
2 60 (6.32%) Web Services
3 58 (6.11%) React
4 55 (5.79%) .NET Core
5 53 (5.58%) Node.js
6 51 (5.37%) Qt
7 46 (4.84%) FIX Protocol
8 44 (4.63%) REST
9 41 (4.32%) XML
10 39 (4.11%) JSON
11 37 (3.89%) STL
12 34 (3.58%) AngularJS
12 34 (3.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 34 (3.58%) HTML
13 25 (2.63%) RESTful
14 23 (2.42%) Kafka
15 19 (2.00%) CORBA
16 18 (1.89%) HTML5
16 18 (1.89%) WinForms
16 18 (1.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 192 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (9.58%) Algorithms
3 88 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (8.95%) Derivative
5 73 (7.68%) Data Structures
6 67 (7.05%) Fixed Income
7 52 (5.47%) Cloud Native
8 47 (4.95%) Equities
9 39 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (3.89%) Hedge funds
11 30 (3.16%) User Experience
12 20 (2.11%) Credit Risk
12 20 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.79%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 14 (1.47%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (1.16%) Grid Computing
18 10 (1.05%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 299 (31.47%) Linux
2 138 (14.53%) Windows
3 56 (5.89%) Android
4 54 (5.68%) Unix
5 41 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.68%) Mac OS
9 12 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.74%) CentOS
11 4 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
11 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.32%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.21%) Android TV
13 2 (0.21%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.11%) Tizen
14 1 (0.11%) webOS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (36.11%) Software Engineering
2 241 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (11.26%) TDD
4 105 (11.05%) DevOps
5 100 (10.53%) Low Latency
6 90 (9.47%) Multithreading
7 85 (8.95%) Computer Science
8 80 (8.42%) Analytics
8 80 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (8.42%) OO
9 77 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
10 74 (7.79%) Scrum
11 67 (7.05%) Test Automation
12 66 (6.95%) Unit Testing
13 62 (6.53%) Microservices
14 61 (6.42%) SDLC
15 57 (6.00%) Electronic Trading
16 53 (5.58%) Mathematics
16 53 (5.58%) Refactoring
17 51 (5.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 378 (39.79%) C#
2 356 (37.47%) Python
3 336 (35.37%) Java
4 186 (19.58%) C
5 179 (18.84%) SQL
6 139 (14.63%) JavaScript
7 62 (6.53%) Scala
8 57 (6.00%) Go
9 56 (5.89%) PL/SQL
10 47 (4.95%) Kotlin
11 40 (4.21%) T-SQL
12 31 (3.26%) Bash Shell
12 31 (3.26%) PowerShell
13 30 (3.16%) Objective-C
14 28 (2.95%) Embedded C++
15 27 (2.84%) TypeScript
16 26 (2.74%) Perl
17 21 (2.21%) Embedded C
18 16 (1.68%) Apple Swift
19 14 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 118 (12.42%) Degree
3 112 (11.79%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.89%) PhD
6 14 (1.47%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.32%) CCNA
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CCNP
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CFA
11 1 (0.11%) CISA
11 1 (0.11%) GCFA
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) OSCP
11 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 26262
3 3 (0.32%) NIST
4 2 (0.21%) MISRA
5 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 87 (9.16%) Docker
2 7 (0.74%) Firmware
3 6 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.53%) Ceph
4 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.32%) NFS
6 2 (0.21%) GridGain
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 124 (13.05%) Kubernetes
2 45 (4.74%) Terraform
3 24 (2.53%) Ansible
4 17 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.37%) Puppet
6 7 (0.74%) Istio
6 7 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.63%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.42%) EnCase
8 4 (0.42%) Grafana
8 4 (0.42%) Knative
8 4 (0.42%) Salt
9 3 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.32%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.32%) Mesos
9 3 (0.32%) MIIS
9 3 (0.32%) SELinux
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
10 2 (0.21%) linkerd
11 1 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 92 (9.68%) Oracle
2 58 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.58%) MuleSoft
4 16 (1.68%) IBM
5 15 (1.58%) Bloomberg
6 14 (1.47%) Google
6 14 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.05%) Dynatrace
9 10 (1.05%) HP
10 9 (0.95%) Sybase
11 8 (0.84%) Perforce
11 8 (0.84%) Splunk
12 7 (0.74%) FIS
12 7 (0.74%) SunGard
13 5 (0.53%) Solace
14 4 (0.42%) Confluent
14 4 (0.42%) Infragistics
14 4 (0.42%) Rackspace