Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 114 145
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31 -53
Contract jobs citing C++ 306 369 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.11% 2.22% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.81% 5.57% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 136 124
South East median daily rate £425 £424 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +9.77% +3.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £530 £538 £488
England median daily rate £463 £535 £550
% change year-on-year -13.55% -2.73% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 90 63
South East median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £41.25 £24.03 £32.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.63 £77.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £43.13
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% +2.99%

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 5,269 6,622 5,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.41% 39.92% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,267 4,174 3,520
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 200 167
South East median hourly rate £46.50 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.97 £19.98 £16.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £57.70
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% +6.67%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +30 120 £400 -5.88% 69
Thames Valley 0 107 £425 +2.41% 131
Berkshire -15 54 £450 +5.88% 34
Oxfordshire +15 38 £438 +5.42% 67
Surrey -31 30 £438 +2.94% 43
East Sussex +8 19 £401 +21.36% 15
West Sussex +16 18 £425 - 29
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £425 +6.25% 30
Sussex - 5 - -
Kent -4 4 - - 17
C++
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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++.

1 157 (51.31%) C
2 155 (50.65%) Software Engineering
3 110 (35.95%) Python
4 94 (30.72%) Linux
5 83 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (25.49%) Java
7 76 (24.84%) Security Cleared
8 71 (23.20%) C#
9 66 (21.57%) SC Cleared
10 57 (18.63%) Windows
11 46 (15.03%) Embedded C
12 44 (14.38%) SQL
12 44 (14.38%) Degree
13 43 (14.05%) .NET
14 41 (13.40%) Oracle
14 41 (13.40%) Configuration Management
15 39 (12.75%) Git (software)
16 36 (11.76%) XML
17 34 (11.11%) Unit Testing
18 32 (10.46%) Embedded C++
18 32 (10.46%) VB
19 30 (9.80%) Scrum
19 30 (9.80%) Mathematics
19 30 (9.80%) Algorithms
20 29 (9.48%) Test Automation
21 28 (9.15%) Computer Science
22 27 (8.82%) Subversion
22 27 (8.82%) JavaScript
22 27 (8.82%) OO
23 25 (8.17%) Multithreading

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 16 (5.23%) CMS
2 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.98%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) SAS
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Simulink
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) BASE24
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.88%) Azure
2 13 (4.25%) GCP
3 9 (2.94%) AWS
4 6 (1.96%) GitHub
5 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.98%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon Alexa
6 2 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.96%) Internet
1 6 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.63%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.63%) HTTP
2 5 (1.63%) RS-232
2 5 (1.63%) RS-485
2 5 (1.63%) SAN
2 5 (1.63%) Wireless
3 4 (1.31%) 3GPP
3 4 (1.31%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.98%) DHCP
4 3 (0.98%) DNS
4 3 (0.98%) IPsec
4 3 (0.98%) VoIP
4 3 (0.98%) VPN
4 3 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.65%) DVB
5 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 17 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 9 (2.94%) Big Data
3 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.61%) MySQL
4 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.96%) DB2
5 6 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.98%) Power BI
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 39 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.82%) Subversion
3 23 (7.52%) Visual Studio
4 16 (5.23%) PVCS
5 15 (4.90%) NUnit
6 13 (4.25%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.92%) JIRA
8 11 (3.59%) Ant
8 11 (3.59%) ClearCase
8 11 (3.59%) CppUnit
8 11 (3.59%) GoogleTest
9 10 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.94%) Selenium
10 9 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.61%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.61%) Mocha
11 8 (2.61%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.61%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.63%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (6.86%) Law
2 20 (6.54%) Finance
3 15 (4.90%) Electronics
4 13 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.27%) Military
6 9 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.61%) Automotive
7 8 (2.61%) Marketing
8 7 (2.29%) Games
9 5 (1.63%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.98%) Retail
12 1 (0.33%) Avionics
12 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (43.14%) Developer
1 132 (43.14%) Software Engineer
2 50 (16.34%) C++ Developer
3 45 (14.71%) Embedded Engineer
4 35 (11.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 34 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 33 (10.78%) Software Developer
7 24 (7.84%) C Developer
8 19 (6.21%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
9 17 (5.56%) Python Developer
10 16 (5.23%) C/C++ Developer
10 16 (5.23%) C++ Software Developer
10 16 (5.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 13 (4.25%) Fortran Developer
12 12 (3.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 11 (3.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 11 (3.59%) Java Engineer
13 11 (3.59%) Java Software Engineer
13 11 (3.59%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.05%) .NET
2 36 (11.76%) XML
3 21 (6.86%) STL
4 20 (6.54%) Spring
5 17 (5.56%) HTML
6 16 (5.23%) Qt
7 15 (4.90%) .NET Core
7 15 (4.90%) Web Services
8 11 (3.59%) JSON
9 10 (3.27%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.94%) REST
11 8 (2.61%) J2EE
11 8 (2.61%) RESTful
11 8 (2.61%) WPF
12 6 (1.96%) Akka
12 6 (1.96%) Django
12 6 (1.96%) Node.js
12 6 (1.96%) OpenCV
12 6 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.80%) Algorithms
2 19 (6.21%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (4.90%) Data Structures
4 12 (3.92%) Derivative
4 12 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.96%) Smart City
7 5 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.31%) Life Science
8 4 (1.31%) Replication
8 4 (1.31%) Smart Energy
8 4 (1.31%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.98%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Robotics
9 3 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.98%) VHDL
10 2 (0.65%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.65%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 94 (30.72%) Linux
2 57 (18.63%) Windows
3 24 (7.84%) Unix
4 16 (5.23%) OpenVMS
4 16 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.63%) CentOS
7 4 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.31%) Debian
7 4 (1.31%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (1.31%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.98%) VMS
9 2 (0.65%) Solaris
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) uClinux
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (50.65%) Software Engineering
2 83 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (13.40%) Configuration Management
4 34 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 30 (9.80%) Mathematics
5 30 (9.80%) Scrum
6 29 (9.48%) Test Automation
7 28 (9.15%) Computer Science
8 27 (8.82%) OO
9 25 (8.17%) Multithreading
10 22 (7.19%) DevOps
11 21 (6.86%) Physics
12 20 (6.54%) Integration Testing
13 19 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.88%) OOD
14 18 (5.88%) UML
15 15 (4.90%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (4.25%) Project Management
16 13 (4.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 157 (51.31%) C
2 110 (35.95%) Python
3 78 (25.49%) Java
4 71 (23.20%) C#
5 46 (15.03%) Embedded C
6 44 (14.38%) SQL
7 32 (10.46%) Embedded C++
7 32 (10.46%) VB
8 27 (8.82%) JavaScript
9 21 (6.86%) Fortran
10 18 (5.88%) MATLAB
11 13 (4.25%) PHP
12 12 (3.92%) VB6
13 10 (3.27%) Go
14 8 (2.61%) Perl
14 8 (2.61%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.96%) Java 8
15 6 (1.96%) VC++
16 4 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (24.84%) Security Cleared
2 66 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 44 (14.38%) Degree
4 14 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.27%) PhD
6 9 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.63%) ISEB
8 5 (1.63%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.63%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CCNA
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (0.65%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.65%) OSCP
11 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.59%) MISRA
2 6 (1.96%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.65%) GDPR
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.25%) Firmware
2 11 (3.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.33%) KVM
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.33%) Grafana
4 1 (0.33%) Graphite
4 1 (0.33%) logstash
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (13.40%) Oracle
2 20 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.23%) Google
4 14 (4.58%) Sparx
5 12 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 6 (1.96%) SAP
8 4 (1.31%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.31%) HP
9 3 (0.98%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.98%) ESRI
9 3 (0.98%) Infor
10 2 (0.65%) Renesas
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco
11 1 (0.33%) Pega
11 1 (0.33%) Solace
11 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.33%) Splunk
11 1 (0.33%) Sun
11 1 (0.33%) VMware