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 26 June 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.

C++
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 104 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 -24  
Contract jobs citing C++ 145 193 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 2.19% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 6.25% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 126
Median daily rate £385 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £322 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +6.25%  

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 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +7 46 £475 +33.80% 21
Surrey +6 39 £385 -3.75% 24
West Sussex +23 13 £325 -4.41% 6
Berkshire 0 12 £325 -13.33% 20
Buckinghamshire -13 12 £381 +12.13% 6
East Sussex +8 10 £271 -16.53% 2
Oxfordshire -31 8 £400 -11.11% 28
Middlesex -5 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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++.

1 121 (41.87%) Software Engineering
2 118 (40.83%) C
3 91 (31.49%) Linux
4 80 (27.68%) C#
5 79 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (26.99%) Java
7 68 (23.53%) Windows
8 59 (20.42%) Security Cleared
9 54 (18.69%) OO
10 53 (18.34%) SC Cleared
11 51 (17.65%) Test Automation
12 50 (17.30%) Python
13 42 (14.53%) JavaScript
14 41 (14.19%) SQL
14 41 (14.19%) Multithreading
15 39 (13.49%) TDD
16 37 (12.80%) Degree
17 36 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (12.46%) HTML
18 35 (12.11%) Computer Science
19 34 (11.76%) Scrum
20 29 (10.03%) .NET
20 29 (10.03%) BDD
21 28 (9.69%) Electronics
22 24 (8.30%) Subversion
22 24 (8.30%) XML
22 24 (8.30%) Visual Studio
23 23 (7.96%) Eclipse
24 22 (7.61%) CSS
24 22 (7.61%) Telecoms

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 6 (2.08%) CMS
2 5 (1.73%) Confluence
2 5 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.04%) IIS
4 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.69%) SAS
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) LabWindows
2 3 (1.04%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (1.38%) Google App Engine
2 4 (1.38%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Force.com
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.88%) HTTP
2 14 (4.84%) LTE
2 14 (4.84%) VoIP
3 13 (4.50%) Asterisk PBX
3 13 (4.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 13 (4.50%) GSM
3 13 (4.50%) PBX
3 13 (4.50%) RANAP
3 13 (4.50%) RTP
3 13 (4.50%) UMTS
3 13 (4.50%) Wireshark
4 11 (3.81%) DVB
5 10 (3.46%) GGSN
5 10 (3.46%) Link 11
5 10 (3.46%) MGW
5 10 (3.46%) SGSN
5 10 (3.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.11%) Link 16
7 6 (2.08%) DNS
8 4 (1.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.84%) MySQL
1 14 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.46%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.77%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.08%) Big Data
4 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.73%) Redis
6 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.04%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.69%) DB2
8 2 (0.69%) GIS
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (8.30%) Subversion
1 24 (8.30%) Visual Studio
2 23 (7.96%) Eclipse
3 19 (6.57%) GDB
4 18 (6.23%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.23%) Selenium
5 17 (5.88%) JIRA
5 17 (5.88%) Trac
6 14 (4.84%) GCC
7 13 (4.50%) WebDriver
8 11 (3.81%) Bitbucket
8 11 (3.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (1.73%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.73%) Calabash
11 5 (1.73%) Gradle
General
1 28 (9.69%) Electronics
2 22 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.88%) Games
4 12 (4.15%) Military
5 11 (3.81%) Finance
6 9 (3.11%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.11%) Banking
7 6 (2.08%) Retail
8 4 (1.38%) Automotive
8 4 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.04%) Publishing
10 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 131 (45.33%) Developer
2 75 (25.95%) Software Engineer
3 61 (21.11%) C++ Developer
4 40 (13.84%) C++ Software Engineer
5 37 (12.80%) Software Developer
6 27 (9.34%) Java Developer
7 21 (7.27%) C++/Java Developer
8 17 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.54%) Programmer
9 16 (5.54%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.50%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (4.15%) Embedded Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) C++ Software Developer
12 11 (3.81%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.46%) C++/C# Developer
13 10 (3.46%) Embedded Developer
13 10 (3.46%) Java Programmer
14 9 (3.11%) C++ Programmer
14 9 (3.11%) Linux Developer
14 9 (3.11%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.46%) HTML
2 29 (10.03%) .NET
3 24 (8.30%) XML
4 22 (7.61%) CSS
4 22 (7.61%) Node.js
5 21 (7.27%) REST
6 20 (6.92%) Unreal Engine
7 19 (6.57%) HTML5
7 19 (6.57%) STL
8 18 (6.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 16 (5.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (5.54%) MFC
9 16 (5.54%) Qt
10 12 (4.15%) Unity DI Container
11 10 (3.46%) XML Messaging
12 9 (3.11%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.77%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (2.77%) WCF
14 7 (2.42%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.11%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.81%) STB
4 10 (3.46%) Digital TV
5 9 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.11%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (2.77%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.42%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.42%) MPEG
8 6 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.38%) Replication
10 3 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.69%) CESG
11 2 (0.69%) CUDA
11 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.69%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (31.49%) Linux
2 68 (23.53%) Windows
3 19 (6.57%) Android
4 13 (4.50%) Unix
5 7 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.42%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.04%) CentOS
7 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.69%) MVS
8 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.69%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.87%) Software Engineering
2 79 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (18.69%) OO
4 51 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 41 (14.19%) Multithreading
6 39 (13.49%) TDD
7 36 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (11.76%) Scrum
9 29 (10.03%) BDD
10 20 (6.92%) Cross-Platform Development
10 20 (6.92%) Functional Testing
11 19 (6.57%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.23%) SDLC
13 17 (5.88%) OOP
14 15 (5.19%) UML
15 14 (4.84%) DevOps
16 13 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (4.50%) OOD
17 12 (4.15%) Waterfall
18 11 (3.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (40.83%) C
2 80 (27.68%) C#
3 78 (26.99%) Java
4 50 (17.30%) Python
5 42 (14.53%) JavaScript
6 41 (14.19%) SQL
7 15 (5.19%) Ruby
8 14 (4.84%) Assembly Language
9 13 (4.50%) Ada
9 13 (4.50%) Embedded C++
9 13 (4.50%) Perl
10 10 (3.46%) Embedded C
11 8 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.42%) VB
13 5 (1.73%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.73%) Groovy
13 5 (1.73%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.38%) C++/CLI
15 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (20.42%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.34%) SC Cleared
3 37 (12.80%) Degree
4 10 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.73%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.69%) SANS
8 1 (0.35%) CEH
8 1 (0.35%) CISA
8 1 (0.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.04%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) MISRA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.11%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Firmware
3 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.04%) vSphere
4 2 (0.69%) Samba
4 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.11%) Kibana
2 2 (0.69%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.35%) Nagios
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
3 1 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (6.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.88%) Oracle
3 13 (4.50%) Cisco
4 6 (2.08%) Google
5 5 (1.73%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.73%) Splunk
6 3 (1.04%) Adobe
6 3 (1.04%) Atmel
6 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.04%) EMC
6 3 (1.04%) Freescale
6 3 (1.04%) ILOG
6 3 (1.04%) Siebel
6 3 (1.04%) Talend
6 3 (1.04%) Telerik
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.69%) SaltStack
7 2 (0.69%) VMware
7 2 (0.69%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.35%) Palo Alto
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