Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 124 140
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 869 1,304 1,777
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.47% 2.01% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.89% 4.89% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 703 1,107
Median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £775 £735 £750
UK median daily rate £525 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 130 174
Median hourly rate £45.25 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £33.75 £41.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 14,752 26,664 40,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 41.03% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,402 18,896 28,793
Median daily rate £480 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +1.56% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 481 580
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.10 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.22
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.85% +5.55%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +52 532 £600 +9.09% 282
South East +73 109 £460 +8.24% 160
East of England +27 77 £400 - 103
South West -27 60 £450 +5.88% 108
North of England +58 37 £355 -11.25% 84
North West +47 22 £400 +3.23% 43
Midlands +32 19 £400 +6.67% 62
Yorkshire +57 15 £313 -24.24% 30
East Midlands +19 10 £400 -3.03% 26
West Midlands +37 9 £225 -40.00% 36
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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++.

1 333 (38.32%) Python
2 301 (34.64%) Linux
3 298 (34.29%) Java
4 292 (33.60%) Software Engineering
5 281 (32.34%) C#
6 209 (24.05%) C
7 173 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
8 167 (19.22%) Front Office
9 147 (16.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 140 (16.11%) Finance
10 140 (16.11%) Banking
11 133 (15.30%) SQL
12 113 (13.00%) .NET
13 111 (12.77%) JavaScript
13 111 (12.77%) Git (software)
14 107 (12.31%) Security Cleared
15 103 (11.85%) Investment Banking
16 100 (11.51%) Windows
17 96 (11.05%) Low Latency
18 95 (10.93%) AWS
19 94 (10.82%) Degree
20 90 (10.36%) SC Cleared
21 89 (10.24%) Azure
22 82 (9.44%) Kubernetes
23 79 (9.09%) Algorithms
24 78 (8.98%) Computer Science
25 76 (8.75%) Multithreading
26 75 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
27 73 (8.40%) TDD
28 72 (8.29%) Oracle

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 31 (3.57%) Apache
2 28 (3.22%) Confluence
3 24 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.27%) CMS
6 10 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.92%) DNN
8 7 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.23%) Moodle
11 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.23%) SAS
11 2 (0.23%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.12%) MTS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.58%) Maya
4 5 (0.58%) Simulink
5 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.23%) Windchill
7 1 (0.12%) Blender
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) SunGard Martini
2 8 (0.92%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Quorum
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 95 (10.93%) AWS
2 89 (10.24%) Azure
3 45 (5.18%) GitHub
4 33 (3.80%) Serverless
5 26 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (2.76%) Azure Functions
7 23 (2.65%) Logic Apps
8 17 (1.96%) GCP
9 12 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.58%) Datadog
11 5 (0.58%) NuGet
12 4 (0.46%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.46%) PaaS
13 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.35%) IaaS
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (2.19%) HTTP
3 19 (2.19%) Multicast
4 16 (1.84%) Ethernet
5 12 (1.38%) Bluetooth
6 11 (1.27%) Firewall
6 11 (1.27%) RS-485
7 10 (1.15%) Modbus
7 10 (1.15%) RS-422
8 9 (1.04%) Network Security
9 8 (0.92%) SNMP
9 8 (0.92%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.81%) DNS
10 7 (0.81%) Internet
11 6 (0.69%) ATM
11 6 (0.69%) DHCP
11 6 (0.69%) IPv6
11 6 (0.69%) SMTP
12 5 (0.58%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.65%) MySQL
3 22 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 21 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.19%) Blockchain
6 18 (2.07%) Apache Ignite
7 17 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.73%) Big Data
10 11 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.58%) Redis
13 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.46%) KDB
14 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.35%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 111 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.21%) JIRA
2 54 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 44 (5.06%) GDB
4 42 (4.83%) GCC
5 41 (4.72%) Jenkins
6 36 (4.14%) Subversion
7 23 (2.65%) NetBeans
8 18 (2.07%) Gradle
9 17 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
10 15 (1.73%) Selenium
11 14 (1.61%) CMake
12 13 (1.50%) GitLab
12 13 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 11 (1.27%) Artifactory
13 11 (1.27%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.15%) CppUnit
15 9 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
15 9 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 167 (19.22%) Front Office
2 140 (16.11%) Banking
2 140 (16.11%) Finance
3 103 (11.85%) Investment Banking
4 54 (6.21%) Law
5 32 (3.68%) Games
6 31 (3.57%) Electronics
7 30 (3.45%) Aerospace
8 17 (1.96%) Military
9 15 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.38%) Public Sector
12 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.92%) French Language
14 7 (0.81%) International Banking
15 5 (0.58%) Marketing
16 4 (0.46%) Back Office
16 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.46%) Retail
17 3 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 469 (53.97%) Developer
2 210 (24.17%) C++ Developer
3 179 (20.60%) Software Engineer
4 75 (8.63%) Java Developer
5 65 (7.48%) C++ Software Engineer
6 62 (7.13%) Software Developer
7 58 (6.67%) Analyst
8 54 (6.21%) Quantitative Developer
9 50 (5.75%) Senior Developer
10 40 (4.60%) Qualitative Analyst
10 40 (4.60%) Quantitative Analyst
11 36 (4.14%) Embedded Engineer
12 35 (4.03%) Front Office Developer
13 33 (3.80%) Pricing Developer
14 30 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 29 (3.34%) C Software Engineer
15 29 (3.34%) C# Developer
15 29 (3.34%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
15 29 (3.34%) Python Developer
16 28 (3.22%) C++ Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (13.00%) .NET
2 58 (6.67%) Web Services
3 55 (6.33%) STL
4 48 (5.52%) React
5 46 (5.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 44 (5.06%) Qt
7 42 (4.83%) Node.js
8 41 (4.72%) REST
9 39 (4.49%) XML
10 30 (3.45%) HTML
11 28 (3.22%) JSON
12 25 (2.88%) .NET Core
13 23 (2.65%) gRPC
14 22 (2.53%) AngularJS
15 21 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
16 20 (2.30%) HTML5
16 20 (2.30%) Kafka
17 19 (2.19%) JNI
18 18 (2.07%) CSS
18 18 (2.07%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 147 (16.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 79 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 60 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (6.44%) Derivative
5 48 (5.52%) Equities
6 45 (5.18%) Fixed Income
7 33 (3.80%) Data Structures
8 27 (3.11%) Cloud Native
9 26 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (2.19%) User Experience
12 18 (2.07%) Market Risk
13 16 (1.84%) CUDA
14 15 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (1.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 14 (1.61%) Bitcoin
15 14 (1.61%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.61%) STB
16 11 (1.27%) Device Driver
17 10 (1.15%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 301 (34.64%) Linux
2 100 (11.51%) Windows
3 57 (6.56%) Android
4 45 (5.18%) Unix
5 26 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.69%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.35%) Debian
11 3 (0.35%) OpenWrt
11 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.12%) Tizen
13 1 (0.12%) webOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (33.60%) Software Engineering
2 173 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (11.05%) Low Latency
4 78 (8.98%) Computer Science
5 76 (8.75%) Multithreading
6 75 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (8.40%) TDD
8 67 (7.71%) DevOps
8 67 (7.71%) Scrum
9 65 (7.48%) Mathematics
10 63 (7.25%) OO
11 55 (6.33%) Open Source
12 53 (6.10%) Electronic Trading
13 52 (5.98%) Analytics
13 52 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (5.64%) Risk Management
15 47 (5.41%) Microservices
16 46 (5.29%) Validation
17 42 (4.83%) UML
18 41 (4.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (38.32%) Python
2 298 (34.29%) Java
3 281 (32.34%) C#
4 209 (24.05%) C
5 133 (15.30%) SQL
6 111 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 51 (5.87%) Scala
8 40 (4.60%) Go
9 36 (4.14%) Kotlin
10 35 (4.03%) PowerShell
11 32 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 31 (3.57%) PL/SQL
13 23 (2.65%) T-SQL
14 21 (2.42%) Embedded C
14 21 (2.42%) Ruby
15 20 (2.30%) Embedded C++
16 19 (2.19%) Perl
16 19 (2.19%) PHP
17 17 (1.96%) Objective-C
18 15 (1.73%) Ada
Qualifications
1 107 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 94 (10.82%) Degree
3 90 (10.36%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.65%) PhD
6 16 (1.84%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (0.81%) GCFA
9 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.23%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.23%) MCAD
10 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.23%) OSCP
10 2 (0.23%) RHCE
10 2 (0.23%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.64%) QA
2 11 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.27%) NIST
3 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.35%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) MISRA
6 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (7.36%) Docker
2 8 (0.92%) Firmware
3 6 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.35%) Ceph
5 3 (0.35%) NFS
6 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.23%) etcd
6 2 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (9.44%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.57%) Terraform
3 17 (1.96%) Ansible
4 15 (1.73%) Puppet
5 12 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.27%) HP ALM
6 11 (1.27%) HP Fortify
7 7 (0.81%) EnCase
7 7 (0.81%) Salt
8 6 (0.69%) Nagios
9 4 (0.46%) Grafana
9 4 (0.46%) Kibana
9 4 (0.46%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.35%) Mesos
10 3 (0.35%) SELinux
11 2 (0.23%) Consul
12 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (8.29%) Oracle
2 45 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.19%) Bloomberg
4 16 (1.84%) MuleSoft
5 13 (1.50%) Google
5 13 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.38%) FIS
6 12 (1.38%) Ingenico
6 12 (1.38%) Sonatype
6 12 (1.38%) SunGard
7 11 (1.27%) Black Duck
7 11 (1.27%) HP
7 11 (1.27%) Micro Focus
7 11 (1.27%) Qualys
7 11 (1.27%) Splunk
8 10 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.15%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.04%) Dynatrace
9 9 (1.04%) IBM
10 8 (0.92%) Solace