Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 110 110
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 276 366 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 2.19% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.88% 5.84% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 135 168
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £260
90th Percentile £588 £518 £490
England median daily rate £475 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -11.63% +2.38% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 82 56
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £41.25 £8.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.63 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.18% -

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 5,650 6,262 5,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.26% 37.50% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,559 3,803 3,165
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 170
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £21.20 £18.03 £15.23
90th Percentile £55.25 £52.50 £72.68
England median hourly rate £42.75 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.27% -1.20% +7.10%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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
Hampshire +13 120 £425 - 45
Thames Valley -11 88 £411 +2.81% 91
Berkshire -37 41 £400 - 39
Surrey -24 38 £425 +7.59% 40
Oxfordshire +25 29 £438 +13.64% 37
Buckinghamshire +13 18 £410 +17.14% 15
East Sussex -18 13 £350 +6.06% 4
West Sussex +6 11 £400 - 16
Kent -3 1 - - 7
C++
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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++.

1 156 (56.52%) Software Engineering
2 134 (48.55%) C
3 94 (34.06%) Python
4 81 (29.35%) Linux
5 70 (25.36%) Security Cleared
6 65 (23.55%) SC Cleared
7 62 (22.46%) Java
8 48 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (16.30%) C#
10 44 (15.94%) Windows
11 43 (15.58%) JavaScript
12 39 (14.13%) XML
12 39 (14.13%) OO
13 34 (12.32%) Degree
14 29 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (9.78%) Unit Testing
16 26 (9.42%) Multithreading
16 26 (9.42%) Mathematics
17 25 (9.06%) Scrum
18 23 (8.33%) Embedded C
18 23 (8.33%) Embedded C++
18 23 (8.33%) Qt
19 21 (7.61%) Algorithms
19 21 (7.61%) Firmware
19 21 (7.61%) Configuration Management
19 21 (7.61%) SQL
20 20 (7.25%) TDD
20 20 (7.25%) NoSQL
21 19 (6.88%) Docker
21 19 (6.88%) Electronics

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 11 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.62%) Apache
2 10 (3.62%) Apache Qpid
2 10 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.62%) Jupyter
3 5 (1.81%) CMS
4 3 (1.09%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.09%) SAS
4 3 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Adobe XD
1 6 (2.17%) InVision
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Simulink
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) GitHub
1 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.81%) Google Play
4 4 (1.45%) NuGet
4 4 (1.45%) PaaS
5 3 (1.09%) SaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.72%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.36%) Dialogflow
7 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.71%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.90%) HTTP
3 7 (2.54%) RS-232
4 6 (2.17%) ZigBee
5 5 (1.81%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.81%) DHCP
5 5 (1.81%) DNS
5 5 (1.81%) RS-485
5 5 (1.81%) Wireless
6 4 (1.45%) L2TP
6 4 (1.45%) LTE
6 4 (1.45%) Modbus
6 4 (1.45%) MPLS
6 4 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.09%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.09%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.09%) Internet
8 2 (0.72%) Firewall
9 1 (0.36%) SMPP
9 1 (0.36%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) NoSQL
2 14 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.71%) Big Data
4 8 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.54%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.81%) MySQL
7 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.09%) SQLite
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) Power BI
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 18 (6.52%) Subversion
2 17 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.43%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.71%) JIRA
5 11 (3.99%) Ant
5 11 (3.99%) ClearCase
5 11 (3.99%) CppUnit
5 11 (3.99%) GoogleTest
5 11 (3.99%) NUnit
6 7 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (1.81%) CMake
8 5 (1.81%) Moq
8 5 (1.81%) MSTest
8 5 (1.81%) PVCS
8 5 (1.81%) Selenium
8 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.45%) Gradle
9 4 (1.45%) Trac
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (6.88%) Electronics
2 14 (5.07%) Law
3 12 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 11 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.54%) Military
7 5 (1.81%) Publishing
8 4 (1.45%) Finance
8 4 (1.45%) Retail
9 3 (1.09%) Automotive
9 3 (1.09%) Banking
9 3 (1.09%) Games
10 2 (0.72%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 112 (40.58%) Software Engineer
2 111 (40.22%) Developer
3 42 (15.22%) C++ Developer
4 34 (12.32%) Embedded Engineer
5 28 (10.14%) Software Developer
6 27 (9.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (9.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) C Developer
8 13 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) C++ Software Developer
10 11 (3.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Big Data Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Data Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Firmware Engineer
12 8 (2.90%) C/C++ Developer
12 8 (2.90%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (2.90%) Embedded Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Android Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Embedded C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.13%) XML
2 23 (8.33%) Qt
3 15 (5.43%) .NET
3 15 (5.43%) Spring
3 15 (5.43%) STL
4 14 (5.07%) HTML
4 14 (5.07%) Web Services
5 11 (3.99%) Kafka
6 10 (3.62%) Apache Avro
6 10 (3.62%) Apache Camel
6 10 (3.62%) Apache NiFi
6 10 (3.62%) Node.js
6 10 (3.62%) React
6 10 (3.62%) XSLT
7 9 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 9 (3.26%) ATL
7 9 (3.26%) JSON
8 8 (2.90%) WPF
8 8 (2.90%) XHTML
9 7 (2.54%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.61%) Algorithms
2 18 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.62%) Derivative
6 9 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.90%) User Experience
8 6 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.17%) Device Driver
8 6 (2.17%) EPoS
8 6 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (2.17%) Fintech
8 6 (2.17%) VHDL
9 5 (1.81%) CAN bus
9 5 (1.81%) Replication
10 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.09%) Smart Energy
10 3 (1.09%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 81 (29.35%) Linux
2 44 (15.94%) Windows
3 18 (6.52%) Unix
4 17 (6.16%) Android
5 13 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.90%) OpenVMS
8 6 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (2.17%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.36%) VME
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (56.52%) Software Engineering
2 48 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.13%) OO
4 29 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (9.78%) Unit Testing
6 26 (9.42%) Mathematics
6 26 (9.42%) Multithreading
7 25 (9.06%) Scrum
8 21 (7.61%) Configuration Management
9 20 (7.25%) TDD
10 19 (6.88%) Computer Science
11 18 (6.52%) UML
12 17 (6.16%) OOD
13 15 (5.43%) Analytics
13 15 (5.43%) Microservices
14 14 (5.07%) Test Automation
15 13 (4.71%) DevOps
16 12 (4.35%) Integration Testing
16 12 (4.35%) Kanban
16 12 (4.35%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 134 (48.55%) C
2 94 (34.06%) Python
3 62 (22.46%) Java
4 45 (16.30%) C#
5 43 (15.58%) JavaScript
6 23 (8.33%) Embedded C
6 23 (8.33%) Embedded C++
7 21 (7.61%) SQL
8 17 (6.16%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.07%) MATLAB
10 13 (4.71%) PHP
11 9 (3.26%) VB
12 8 (2.90%) Java 8
12 8 (2.90%) Perl
13 7 (2.54%) Fortran
14 6 (2.17%) Ruby
14 6 (2.17%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.81%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.81%) R
16 4 (1.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 70 (25.36%) Security Cleared
2 65 (23.55%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.32%) Degree
4 9 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.45%) PhD
8 2 (0.72%) CCNA
8 2 (0.72%) CCNP
8 2 (0.72%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.72%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.72%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.72%) OSCP
9 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.36%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.62%) MISRA
2 7 (2.54%) MISRA C
2 7 (2.54%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (7.61%) Firmware
2 19 (6.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) Ansible
3 2 (0.72%) Mesos
3 2 (0.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.36%) Grafana
4 1 (0.36%) Graphite
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (6.52%) Oracle
2 13 (4.71%) Google
2 13 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.62%) Apple
4 9 (3.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.17%) Adobe
5 6 (2.17%) SAP
6 5 (1.81%) Guidewire
6 5 (1.81%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.09%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.09%) Embarcadero
7 3 (1.09%) ESRI
7 3 (1.09%) Infor
7 3 (1.09%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.72%) IBM
8 2 (0.72%) Samsung
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) EMC
9 1 (0.36%) HP