The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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++
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 52 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing C++ 9 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.54% 2.18% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.63% 7.22% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +45.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £337 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £411 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +0.75% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -78.82%  
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 Reading with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 160 263 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.35% 30.23% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 162 156
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.08 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.88% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £9.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.75 £45.00
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Reading

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Reading over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Reading

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for C++.

1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
3 7 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) C
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) Web Development
7 3 (21.43%) WCF
7 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Waterfall

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
1 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Agile C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C++ Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C++/C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 7 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) scikit-learn
6 1 (7.14%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) DSDM
7 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft