The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 37 48 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Contract jobs citing C++ 19 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.07% 1.49% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.48% 5.41% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +52.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 224 185 252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.25% 27.49% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 106 117
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 9
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Hertfordshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Hertfordshire

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in Hertfordshire

C++
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Stevenage 0 6 - - 2
C++
East of England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for C++.

1 22 (64.71%) C
2 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
3 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
4 14 (41.18%) Integration Testing
5 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) Java
6 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) Python
7 7 (20.59%) MATLAB
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) UML
8 6 (17.65%) Simulink
8 6 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (14.71%) RS-422
9 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.71%) LabWindows
9 5 (14.71%) Degree
9 5 (14.71%) Serena
9 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.71%) MySQL
9 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
10 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 4 (11.76%) C#
10 4 (11.76%) Web Services
10 4 (11.76%) Device Driver

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.82%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Simulink
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) RS-422
2 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
2 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.76%) NetBeans
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.88%) Bugzilla
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Redmine
6 1 (2.94%) GDB
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.76%) Military
2 3 (8.82%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Developer
5 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.94%) AWS DevOps
8 1 (2.94%) Build and Configuration Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Validation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Verification Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Qt
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) JSON
2 3 (8.82%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (8.82%) Pyramid
2 3 (8.82%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
1 4 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.82%) iPad
3 2 (5.88%) RIA
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
2 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
3 14 (41.18%) Integration Testing
4 6 (17.65%) UML
5 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 3 (8.82%) Digital Signal Processing
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) Signal Processing
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
8 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.94%) DevOps
9 1 (2.94%) Open Source
9 1 (2.94%) Pair Programming
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) C
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) MATLAB
4 7 (20.59%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) ANSI C
5 4 (11.76%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.82%) Go
6 3 (8.82%) Lua
6 3 (8.82%) Tcl
7 2 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) OpenView
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Packer
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Serena
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) QNX
3 1 (2.94%) Retalix
3 1 (2.94%) Toshiba