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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
England / South East
Rank 108 93 74
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19  
Contract jobs citing C++ 143 206 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 2.24% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.45% 6.67% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 108 116
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 30
Median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £30.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2625 3088 3261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.43% 33.57% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 2032 1875
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 122 124
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -19 40 £415 +25.75% 35
Surrey -8 25 £375 -11.76% 26
Berkshire +14 19 £353 +0.71% 29
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £303 -13.57% 8
Oxfordshire -22 16 £415 -12.63% 28
East Sussex +15 11 £239 -43.15% 2
West Sussex +2 8 £290 - 14
Middlesex 0 4 £348 -4.46%
Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for C++.

1 125 (41.25%) C
2 123 (40.59%) Software Engineering
3 121 (39.93%) Linux
4 94 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (30.03%) Java
6 86 (28.38%) C#
7 70 (23.10%) Python
8 68 (22.44%) Windows
8 68 (22.44%) OO
9 66 (21.78%) Security Cleared
10 58 (19.14%) Scrum
11 54 (17.82%) SQL
12 53 (17.49%) SC Cleared
13 45 (14.85%) Subversion
14 43 (14.19%) Unix
15 42 (13.86%) TDD
16 38 (12.54%) .NET
16 38 (12.54%) XML
17 36 (11.88%) Multithreading
18 34 (11.22%) UML
19 33 (10.89%) HTTP
20 32 (10.56%) STL
20 32 (10.56%) HTML
20 32 (10.56%) Perl
21 31 (10.23%) GDB
22 30 (9.90%) REST
23 29 (9.57%) Cross-Platform Development
24 28 (9.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
25 27 (8.91%) Trac
26 26 (8.58%) Continuous Integration

C++
Top Related 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 12 (3.96%) CMS
2 11 (3.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (1.65%) SAS
4 4 (1.32%) Apache
4 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.66%) JBoss
6 2 (0.66%) Jetty
6 2 (0.66%) nginx
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.97%) MS Office
3 8 (2.64%) Simulink
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.32%) Google App Engine
4 4 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
4 4 (1.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Google Play
5 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Force.com
6 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.89%) HTTP
2 25 (8.25%) LTE
2 25 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.92%) VoIP
4 22 (7.26%) Asterisk PBX
4 22 (7.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (7.26%) GSM
4 22 (7.26%) PBX
4 22 (7.26%) RANAP
4 22 (7.26%) RTP
4 22 (7.26%) UMTS
5 13 (4.29%) DVB
5 13 (4.29%) Wireshark
6 11 (3.63%) LAN
7 10 (3.30%) DNS
8 7 (2.31%) GGSN
8 7 (2.31%) MGW
8 7 (2.31%) SGSN
9 6 (1.98%) WAN
10 5 (1.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.27%) MySQL
3 18 (5.94%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.63%) Big Data
5 9 (2.97%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.99%) HBase
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (14.85%) Subversion
2 31 (10.23%) GDB
3 27 (8.91%) Trac
4 25 (8.25%) GCC
4 25 (8.25%) Git (software)
5 24 (7.92%) Selenium
6 21 (6.93%) Eclipse
7 20 (6.60%) Ant
8 19 (6.27%) Visual Studio
9 18 (5.94%) JIRA
10 17 (5.61%) WebDriver
11 16 (5.28%) Gradle
12 14 (4.62%) Bitbucket
12 14 (4.62%) Jenkins
12 14 (4.62%) Maven
13 13 (4.29%) eggPlant
13 13 (4.29%) JMeter
14 12 (3.96%) Apache Ivy
15 10 (3.30%) GoogleTest
16 9 (2.97%) NUnit
General
1 26 (8.58%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.93%) Electronics
3 13 (4.29%) Games
4 10 (3.30%) Finance
5 9 (2.97%) Military
6 7 (2.31%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.65%) Automotive
7 5 (1.65%) Publishing
8 4 (1.32%) Back Office
8 4 (1.32%) Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (43.23%) Developer
2 86 (28.38%) Software Engineer
3 62 (20.46%) C++ Developer
4 47 (15.51%) C++ Software Engineer
5 29 (9.57%) Software Developer
6 21 (6.93%) Java Developer
7 19 (6.27%) Embedded Engineer
8 15 (4.95%) C++ Software Developer
8 15 (4.95%) C++/Java Developer
9 14 (4.62%) C Developer
10 13 (4.29%) Architect
10 13 (4.29%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.96%) Developer in Test
12 11 (3.63%) Programmer
12 11 (3.63%) Senior Software Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) C# Software Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) Java Software Developer
14 9 (2.97%) SQL Developer
15 8 (2.64%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.54%) .NET
1 38 (12.54%) XML
2 32 (10.56%) HTML
2 32 (10.56%) STL
3 30 (9.90%) REST
4 28 (9.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 19 (6.27%) Web Services
6 18 (5.94%) HTML5
7 15 (4.95%) Node.js
8 14 (4.62%) JSON
9 12 (3.96%) WCF
10 10 (3.30%) CSS
10 10 (3.30%) MFC
10 10 (3.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 9 (2.97%) XML Messaging
12 8 (2.64%) COM+
12 8 (2.64%) Unreal Engine
13 6 (1.98%) JSP
13 6 (1.98%) Qt
14 5 (1.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.94%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.29%) STB
4 12 (3.96%) Client/Server
4 12 (3.96%) Digital TV
4 12 (3.96%) MPEG
5 10 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.97%) Derivative
7 8 (2.64%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.98%) Replication
9 5 (1.65%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.65%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.32%) VHDL
11 3 (0.99%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.99%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 121 (39.93%) Linux
2 68 (22.44%) Windows
3 43 (14.19%) Unix
4 18 (5.94%) Android
5 7 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.98%) CentOS
6 6 (1.98%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.65%) MVS
7 5 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.66%) Solaris
10 2 (0.66%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.33%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (40.59%) Software Engineering
2 94 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (22.44%) OO
4 58 (19.14%) Scrum
5 42 (13.86%) TDD
6 36 (11.88%) Multithreading
7 34 (11.22%) UML
8 29 (9.57%) Cross-Platform Development
9 26 (8.58%) Configuration Management
9 26 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (8.25%) Automated Testing
11 23 (7.59%) BDD
11 23 (7.59%) OOD
12 21 (6.93%) Test Automation
13 20 (6.60%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (6.60%) Project Management
14 19 (6.27%) OOP
15 15 (4.95%) High Availability
15 15 (4.95%) SOA
16 14 (4.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (41.25%) C
2 91 (30.03%) Java
3 86 (28.38%) C#
4 70 (23.10%) Python
5 54 (17.82%) SQL
6 32 (10.56%) Perl
7 23 (7.59%) Ruby
8 19 (6.27%) Embedded C
9 16 (5.28%) JavaScript
9 16 (5.28%) MATLAB
10 15 (4.95%) Ada
10 15 (4.95%) Embedded C++
11 14 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 14 (4.62%) Groovy
12 10 (3.30%) VB
13 8 (2.64%) R
14 6 (1.98%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.98%) Tcl
15 5 (1.65%) PHP
15 5 (1.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.49%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.58%) Degree
4 7 (2.31%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) SANS
6 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.33%) CEH
6 1 (0.33%) CISA
6 1 (0.33%) CISSP
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.33%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.33%) MISRA
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (2.97%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.97%) Firmware
2 7 (2.31%) Docker
3 5 (1.65%) vSphere
4 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.66%) HDFS
6 2 (0.66%) Samba
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) WMI
2 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.66%) Ambari
3 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
3 2 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.66%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.66%) Oozie
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (8.25%) Cisco
1 25 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.93%) Oracle
3 11 (3.63%) Sitecore
3 11 (3.63%) Splunk
4 9 (2.97%) Google
5 6 (1.98%) Telerik
6 4 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.32%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.32%) VMware
6 4 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.99%) HP
7 3 (0.99%) Samsung
7 3 (0.99%) Siebel
7 3 (0.99%) Talend
7 3 (0.99%) Teradata
8 2 (0.66%) EMC
8 2 (0.66%) Ericsson
8 2 (0.66%) Nortel
8 2 (0.66%) QNX
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