Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 August 2018 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++
England > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 132 107
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25 -17
Contract jobs citing C++ 370 291 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.22% 1.82% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.63% 5.23% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 141 217
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £304
90th Percentile £525 £488 £509
England median daily rate £535 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -2.73% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 56 75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £21.63 £34.38 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.00 £49.80
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,568 5,564 6,499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.33% 34.88% 35.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,077 3,362 4,147
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 163 234
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £18.88 £16.51 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.76% +7.33% +4.17%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the South East

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the South East

C++
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Thames Valley +46 138 £415 +8.85% 167
Surrey -12 88 £425 +10.39% 61
Hampshire -20 83 £425 - 63
Berkshire +24 67 £425 +19.72% 47
Oxfordshire +31 55 £400 -1.23% 90
West Sussex -1 23 - - 19
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £375 +10.29% 30
East Sussex -12 11 £330 +5.60% 14
Kent - 10 - - 12
Middlesex +7 7 £328 +0.69% 4
Isle of Wight - 3 - - 2
Home Counties - 2 - -
Sussex 0 1 £450 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for C++.

1 175 (47.30%) Software Engineering
2 136 (36.76%) C
3 132 (35.68%) Linux
4 94 (25.41%) C#
5 83 (22.43%) Java
6 79 (21.35%) Python
7 77 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (20.27%) Security Cleared
9 74 (20.00%) SQL
10 72 (19.46%) Windows
11 65 (17.57%) OO
12 63 (17.03%) SC Cleared
13 58 (15.68%) JavaScript
14 53 (14.32%) Computer Science
15 48 (12.97%) Degree
16 47 (12.70%) Git (software)
17 42 (11.35%) Subversion
18 41 (11.08%) Test Automation
19 40 (10.81%) .NET
19 40 (10.81%) Embedded C++
20 39 (10.54%) XML
21 36 (9.73%) Multithreading
22 33 (8.92%) Mathematics
22 33 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (8.65%) Visual Studio
23 32 (8.65%) UML
24 30 (8.11%) Oracle
24 30 (8.11%) HTML
24 30 (8.11%) Embedded C
24 30 (8.11%) Scrum

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (3.78%) CMS
2 12 (3.24%) Apache
3 3 (0.81%) Confluence
3 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.51%) Simulink
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.54%) Blender
3 2 (0.54%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.27%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.27%) GIMP
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
1 2 (0.54%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.89%) NuGet
4 5 (1.35%) Google Play
5 4 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.05%) Wireless
2 12 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 10 (2.70%) HTTP
3 10 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (2.16%) Bluetooth
4 8 (2.16%) GSM
4 8 (2.16%) Link 11
4 8 (2.16%) LTE
4 8 (2.16%) UMTS
5 7 (1.89%) Link 16
6 6 (1.62%) Firewall
6 6 (1.62%) RS-232
6 6 (1.62%) Tactical Data Link
7 5 (1.35%) 4G
7 5 (1.35%) NFC
7 5 (1.35%) SNMP
8 4 (1.08%) 5G
8 4 (1.08%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (1.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.43%) MySQL
4 8 (2.16%) Big Data
5 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.62%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.08%) GIS
8 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.08%) KNIME
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.81%) DTS
9 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.81%) OLTP
10 2 (0.54%) DB2
10 2 (0.54%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 42 (11.35%) Subversion
3 32 (8.65%) Visual Studio
4 21 (5.68%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.68%) JIRA
5 17 (4.59%) Eclipse
5 17 (4.59%) Selenium
6 14 (3.78%) JUnit
6 14 (3.78%) PVCS
7 12 (3.24%) Mercurial
7 12 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.70%) GDB
8 10 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (2.43%) LabVIEW
10 8 (2.16%) GCC
10 8 (2.16%) Maven
10 8 (2.16%) ProC
11 7 (1.89%) JMeter
11 7 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (1.89%) Trac
General
1 24 (6.49%) Electronics
2 21 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.32%) Finance
4 15 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.78%) Military
6 10 (2.70%) Games
7 9 (2.43%) Automotive
7 9 (2.43%) Avionics
8 6 (1.62%) Law
9 5 (1.35%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.08%) Banking
11 3 (0.81%) Marketing
11 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (45.41%) Developer
2 134 (36.22%) Software Engineer
3 81 (21.89%) C++ Developer
4 52 (14.05%) C++ Software Engineer
5 39 (10.54%) Embedded Engineer
6 36 (9.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 34 (9.19%) Software Developer
8 27 (7.30%) Senior Software Engineer
9 19 (5.14%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 18 (4.86%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (4.32%) Applications Engineer
11 16 (4.32%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (4.32%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 14 (3.78%) C++ Software Developer
12 14 (3.78%) Python Developer
13 13 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (3.24%) Java Engineer
15 11 (2.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 11 (2.97%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.81%) .NET
2 39 (10.54%) XML
3 30 (8.11%) HTML
4 27 (7.30%) STL
5 19 (5.14%) Qt
5 19 (5.14%) WPF
6 17 (4.59%) CSS
7 16 (4.32%) OpenMP
8 15 (4.05%) Web Services
9 13 (3.51%) REST
9 13 (3.51%) Servlets
10 12 (3.24%) JSON
10 12 (3.24%) OpenGL
10 12 (3.24%) Spring
11 11 (2.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 11 (2.97%) jQuery
12 10 (2.70%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.70%) SOAP
13 9 (2.43%) Node.js
14 8 (2.16%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.32%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.76%) Algorithms
3 19 (5.14%) User Experience
4 18 (4.86%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (4.59%) CUDA
5 17 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.16%) PKI
8 6 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.62%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.35%) Wiki
10 4 (1.08%) Arduino
10 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.08%) Raspberry Pi
10 4 (1.08%) Replication
11 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.81%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 132 (35.68%) Linux
2 72 (19.46%) Windows
3 29 (7.84%) Unix
4 26 (7.03%) Android
5 14 (3.78%) OpenVMS
6 11 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (2.70%) VxWorks
8 9 (2.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.89%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.35%) Debian
11 5 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.81%) CentOS
12 3 (0.81%) FreeRTOS
12 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (47.30%) Software Engineering
2 77 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (17.57%) OO
4 41 (11.08%) Test Automation
5 36 (9.73%) Multithreading
6 33 (8.92%) Mathematics
6 33 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.65%) UML
8 30 (8.11%) Scrum
9 26 (7.03%) TDD
10 23 (6.22%) Cross-Platform Development
10 23 (6.22%) OOD
10 23 (6.22%) Unit Testing
11 20 (5.41%) Open Source
12 18 (4.86%) SDLC
13 16 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.32%) Parallel Programming
14 15 (4.05%) Machine Learning
15 14 (3.78%) BDD
15 14 (3.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 136 (36.76%) C
2 94 (25.41%) C#
3 83 (22.43%) Java
4 79 (21.35%) Python
5 74 (20.00%) SQL
6 58 (15.68%) JavaScript
7 40 (10.81%) Embedded C++
8 30 (8.11%) Embedded C
9 28 (7.57%) MATLAB
10 16 (4.32%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.51%) Ada
11 13 (3.51%) Fortran
12 12 (3.24%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.97%) Scala
14 8 (2.16%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.16%) VC++
15 7 (1.89%) Go
15 7 (1.89%) Ruby
16 6 (1.62%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 63 (17.03%) SC Cleared
3 48 (12.97%) Degree
4 12 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.62%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 4 (1.08%) HND
6 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB
8 2 (0.54%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CISM
9 1 (0.27%) CISSP
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.24%) MISRA
2 10 (2.70%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.35%) GDPR
4 3 (0.81%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.54%) ECSS
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) DICOM
6 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 16 (4.32%) Docker
1 16 (4.32%) Firmware
2 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) NFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.62%) Ansible
3 5 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.08%) SELinux
5 3 (0.81%) Kibana
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
5 3 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) Opsview
7 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (8.11%) Oracle
2 27 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.78%) Google
4 8 (2.16%) VMware
5 6 (1.62%) Apple
6 5 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.08%) Green Hills
7 4 (1.08%) IBM
7 4 (1.08%) Remedy
8 3 (0.81%) Atmel
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.54%) Borland
9 2 (0.54%) Freescale
9 2 (0.54%) Renesas
9 2 (0.54%) Sage
9 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.54%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.27%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.27%) Dynatrace