Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 153 87
Rank change year-on-year +33 -66 +16
Contract jobs citing C++ 361 254 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 1.53% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.14% 4.31% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 98 213
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £315 £300
90th Percentile £538 £540 £538
England median daily rate £525 £550 £463
% change year-on-year -4.55% +18.92% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 63 66
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -1.20%
10th Percentile £36.25 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.15 £50.96 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £41.13
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.95% +2.81%

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 7,018 5,896 5,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.34% 35.41% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,509 3,642 3,473
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £552 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 162 210
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23.02 £16.66 £14.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.23 £40.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +5.57% +2.89% +3.67%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +46 114 £415 +3.75% 147
Hampshire +6 92 £420 +5.00% 83
Surrey -6 91 £413 +3.13% 68
Berkshire +8 64 £425 +6.25% 48
East Sussex -2 31 £330 -6.38% 19
Oxfordshire +36 29 £415 +10.67% 77
Buckinghamshire +26 21 £394 -14.86% 22
West Sussex -12 20 - - 16
Middlesex +14 5 - - 6
Kent - 5 - - 17
Isle of Wight - 4 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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++.

1 177 (49.03%) Software Engineering
2 143 (39.61%) C
3 122 (33.80%) Linux
4 116 (32.13%) Python
5 95 (26.32%) C#
5 95 (26.32%) Java
6 93 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (20.22%) Security Cleared
8 67 (18.56%) Degree
9 66 (18.28%) SC Cleared
10 62 (17.17%) Windows
10 62 (17.17%) Computer Science
11 60 (16.62%) OO
12 57 (15.79%) XML
12 57 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (15.24%) SQL
13 55 (15.24%) Unit Testing
14 53 (14.68%) Scrum
15 50 (13.85%) Subversion
16 45 (12.47%) Unix
17 44 (12.19%) UML
17 44 (12.19%) Multithreading
18 38 (10.53%) Test Automation
19 37 (10.25%) Mathematics
20 36 (9.97%) Embedded C++
21 33 (9.14%) JavaScript
21 33 (9.14%) Visual Studio
22 32 (8.86%) Web Services
22 32 (8.86%) Android
23 30 (8.31%) STL

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 13 (3.60%) CMS
2 8 (2.22%) Apache
2 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.66%) Apache Qpid
3 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.66%) IIS
3 6 (1.66%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.39%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.39%) SAS
5 4 (1.11%) Confluence
5 4 (1.11%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.11%) JBoss
5 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) CICS
6 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) TPMS
7 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.77%) Simulink
2 5 (1.39%) SPSS
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.28%) Blender
4 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.28%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle BRM
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (0.55%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.28%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.60%) Google Play
3 10 (2.77%) GitHub
3 10 (2.77%) NuGet
4 7 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.11%) IaaS
6 3 (0.83%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.60%) HTTP
3 10 (2.77%) Ethernet
3 10 (2.77%) Tactical Data Link
4 9 (2.49%) DNS
5 8 (2.22%) DHCP
5 8 (2.22%) L2TP
5 8 (2.22%) MPLS
6 6 (1.66%) RS-232
7 5 (1.39%) GSM
7 5 (1.39%) SNMP
7 5 (1.39%) Wireless
8 4 (1.11%) DVB
8 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.11%) LAN
8 4 (1.11%) WAN
9 3 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.83%) RANAP
9 3 (0.83%) UMTS
9 3 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.54%) Big Data
3 15 (4.16%) MySQL
4 12 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.49%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.39%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.39%) HBase
8 5 (1.39%) SAS EBI
8 5 (1.39%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.11%) Mahout
9 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.83%) DB2
10 3 (0.83%) DTS
10 3 (0.83%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (13.85%) Subversion
2 33 (9.14%) Visual Studio
3 22 (6.09%) ClearCase
3 22 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.09%) NUnit
4 21 (5.82%) Ant
4 21 (5.82%) CppUnit
4 21 (5.82%) Selenium
5 20 (5.54%) GoogleTest
6 18 (4.99%) JIRA
7 16 (4.43%) JUnit
8 14 (3.88%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.88%) Rational DOORS
9 13 (3.60%) PVCS
10 12 (3.32%) Rational Rhapsody
11 11 (3.05%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.77%) Gatling
12 10 (2.77%) Geb
12 10 (2.77%) Trac
13 8 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 17 (4.71%) Electronics
3 15 (4.16%) Finance
4 13 (3.60%) Avionics
4 13 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.77%) Automotive
6 9 (2.49%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.66%) Games
7 6 (1.66%) Law
8 4 (1.11%) Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Marketing
9 3 (0.83%) Military
9 3 (0.83%) Retail
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (42.11%) Developer
2 138 (38.23%) Software Engineer
3 64 (17.73%) C++ Developer
4 61 (16.90%) C++ Software Engineer
5 36 (9.97%) Embedded Engineer
6 33 (9.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 29 (8.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 29 (8.03%) Software Developer
8 28 (7.76%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 20 (5.54%) C Developer
9 20 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (4.99%) Tester
11 17 (4.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 17 (4.71%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 17 (4.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 15 (4.16%) Embedded Developer
13 14 (3.88%) Applications Engineer
13 14 (3.88%) C Software Engineer
13 14 (3.88%) Embedded C++ Developer
13 14 (3.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.79%) XML
2 32 (8.86%) Web Services
3 30 (8.31%) .NET
3 30 (8.31%) STL
4 17 (4.71%) Qt
5 16 (4.43%) XSLT
6 14 (3.88%) Spring
6 14 (3.88%) WPF
7 13 (3.60%) JSON
8 12 (3.32%) CSS
8 12 (3.32%) HTML
9 11 (3.05%) Kafka
10 10 (2.77%) EDI
11 9 (2.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 9 (2.49%) HTML5
11 9 (2.49%) OpenGL
12 8 (2.22%) ATL
13 7 (1.94%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.66%) DirectX
14 6 (1.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.20%) Embedded Systems
2 25 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.09%) Algorithms
4 19 (5.26%) Derivative
4 19 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.16%) User Experience
6 12 (3.32%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.11%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) RIA
10 3 (0.83%) Robotics
10 3 (0.83%) Social Media
10 3 (0.83%) VHDL
11 2 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 122 (33.80%) Linux
2 62 (17.17%) Windows
3 45 (12.47%) Unix
4 32 (8.86%) Android
5 25 (6.93%) Embedded Linux
6 18 (4.99%) Apple iOS
7 17 (4.71%) OpenVMS
8 6 (1.66%) VxWorks
9 5 (1.39%) Debian
10 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.55%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.28%) VME
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (49.03%) Software Engineering
2 93 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.17%) Computer Science
4 60 (16.62%) OO
5 57 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (15.24%) Unit Testing
7 53 (14.68%) Scrum
8 44 (12.19%) Multithreading
8 44 (12.19%) UML
9 38 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 37 (10.25%) Mathematics
11 27 (7.48%) Configuration Management
12 26 (7.20%) Open Source
13 25 (6.93%) TDD
14 24 (6.65%) OOD
15 22 (6.09%) Integration Testing
15 22 (6.09%) Memory Management
15 22 (6.09%) Requirements Analysis
16 19 (5.26%) Machine Learning
16 19 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (39.61%) C
2 116 (32.13%) Python
3 95 (26.32%) C#
3 95 (26.32%) Java
4 55 (15.24%) SQL
5 36 (9.97%) Embedded C++
6 33 (9.14%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.65%) MATLAB
8 21 (5.82%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.16%) Embedded C
9 15 (4.16%) Scala
10 13 (3.60%) Fortran
10 13 (3.60%) Ruby
11 11 (3.05%) Perl
12 10 (2.77%) Groovy
12 10 (2.77%) Lua
13 8 (2.22%) Ada
13 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.94%) R
14 7 (1.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.56%) Degree
3 66 (18.28%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.05%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.94%) HND
6 7 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.66%) PhD
8 4 (1.11%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.83%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.55%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) ISEB
10 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.55%) PMP
11 1 (0.28%) CISM
11 1 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.71%) MISRA
2 15 (4.16%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.39%) QA
4 4 (1.11%) GDPR
4 4 (1.11%) SLA
5 3 (0.83%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) DICOM
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 15 (4.16%) Docker
2 6 (1.66%) Firmware
3 5 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.39%) HDFS
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.55%) ACF2
5 2 (0.55%) RACF
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.05%) Puppet
2 9 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.66%) Ansible
4 5 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.39%) Oozie
5 4 (1.11%) Ambari
6 2 (0.55%) Grafana
6 2 (0.55%) Graphite
6 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (7.48%) Oracle
2 23 (6.37%) Google
3 18 (4.99%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.16%) Xamarin
5 11 (3.05%) Apple
6 9 (2.49%) Green Hills
7 4 (1.11%) Atmel
7 4 (1.11%) Cisco
7 4 (1.11%) Hortonworks
8 3 (0.83%) Embarcadero
8 3 (0.83%) HP
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) Informatica
9 2 (0.55%) Okta
9 2 (0.55%) Samsung
9 2 (0.55%) SAP
9 2 (0.55%) Siebel
9 2 (0.55%) Workday
10 1 (0.28%) MapR
10 1 (0.28%) NVIDIA