The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 April 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++
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 67 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Contract jobs citing C++ 5 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.66% 0.40% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.39% 1.31% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Median daily rate £225 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.93% -18.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +8.33%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 209 229 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.76% 30.25% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 125 151
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Milton Keynes

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for C++.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Spanish Language
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automotive

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) Redis
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (12.50%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) Gradle
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modeller
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) JMS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
6 1 (12.50%) F#
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) R
6 1 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat