Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 112 130
Rank change year-on-year +24 +18 +36
Contract jobs citing C++ 84 288 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 2.10% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.30% 5.84% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 156 138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £247 £306 £315
90th Percentile £600 £538 £541
England median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 85
Median hourly rate £45.91 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.13 £52.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 1,151 4,932 6,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.82% 36.04% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 3,010 4,276
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £590 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 158 190
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £12.60 £20.65 £21.73
90th Percentile £61.35 £72.50 £52.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.23
% change year-on-year -21.35% +5.38% +5.57%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South East.

Daily rate trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in the South East

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +63 35 £500 +17.65% 68
Berkshire +83 30 £523 +10.58% 19
Hampshire +6 27 £375 - 32
Surrey +69 12 £375 -24.05% 43
West Sussex +34 4 £410 -3.53% 5
Buckinghamshire +33 3 £116 -72.65% 15
Kent +30 3 £375 +30.43% 8
Oxfordshire +11 2 £350 -20.00% 34
East Sussex +18 1 - - 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 42 (50.00%) C
2 31 (36.90%) Python
3 27 (32.14%) Software Engineering
4 25 (29.76%) Java
5 22 (26.19%) C#
6 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (19.05%) SQL
7 16 (19.05%) .NET
8 15 (17.86%) JIRA
9 14 (16.67%) Confluence
10 13 (15.48%) QA
10 13 (15.48%) Security Testing
11 12 (14.29%) Oracle
11 12 (14.29%) OO
11 12 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (13.10%) DevOps
12 11 (13.10%) Sonatype
12 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
12 11 (13.10%) PHP
12 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.10%) Security Architecture
12 11 (13.10%) Open Source
13 10 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (11.90%) OWASP
13 10 (11.90%) Selenium
13 10 (11.90%) Qualys
13 10 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (11.90%) Information Security

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 14 (16.67%) Confluence
2 9 (10.71%) CMS
3 3 (3.57%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) DNN
4 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Windchill
2 1 (1.19%) CPLEX
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) AWS
2 2 (2.38%) Azure
3 1 (1.19%) AWS IoT
3 1 (1.19%) GitHub
3 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) Wireless
4 1 (1.19%) 2G
4 1 (1.19%) 3G
4 1 (1.19%) 4G
4 1 (1.19%) 5G
4 1 (1.19%) DHCP
4 1 (1.19%) DNS
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) GSM
4 1 (1.19%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) LAN
4 1 (1.19%) LTE
4 1 (1.19%) Network Security
4 1 (1.19%) TETRA
4 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.19%) Power BI
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) JIRA
2 10 (11.90%) Selenium
3 9 (10.71%) PVCS
4 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.95%) Subversion
6 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.38%) Moq
7 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.19%) CMake
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) FishEye
8 1 (1.19%) Gradle
8 1 (1.19%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.19%) ProC
8 1 (1.19%) Rational Rose
8 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.19%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (7.14%) Law
2 5 (5.95%) Electronics
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) Finance
5 2 (2.38%) Games
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (1.19%) Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) OpenVMS Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Fortran Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Fortran Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Android Developer
9 3 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) 3D Developer
10 2 (2.38%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) XML
3 9 (10.71%) STL
4 3 (3.57%) Android NDK
4 3 (3.57%) Itk
4 3 (3.57%) TensorFlow
5 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.38%) CSS
5 2 (2.38%) Flask
5 2 (2.38%) gRPC
5 2 (2.38%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) OpenCL
5 2 (2.38%) Qt
5 2 (2.38%) React
5 2 (2.38%) Spring
5 2 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (2.38%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.76%) User Experience
5 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) CUDA
6 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
6 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.19%) SIMD
7 1 (1.19%) Verilog
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) OpenVMS
3 6 (7.14%) Android
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.19%) VMS
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.48%) Security Testing
4 12 (14.29%) OO
4 12 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (13.10%) DevOps
5 11 (13.10%) Open Source
5 11 (13.10%) Security Architecture
6 10 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (11.90%) Information Security
6 10 (11.90%) OWASP
6 10 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (11.90%) Test Planning
6 10 (11.90%) Threat Management
7 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.52%) Migration
8 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.33%) Mathematics
8 7 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) C
2 31 (36.90%) Python
3 25 (29.76%) Java
4 22 (26.19%) C#
5 16 (19.05%) SQL
6 11 (13.10%) PHP
6 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
7 8 (9.52%) Fortran
8 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.95%) Embedded C
11 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++
11 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.57%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.57%) Perl
12 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.38%) Ruby
14 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.57%) PhD
5 2 (2.38%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.38%) MCAD
5 2 (2.38%) OSCP
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) QA
2 10 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.90%) NIST
3 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.19%) HL7
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Firmware
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) HP ALM
1 10 (11.90%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.19%) Ansible
2 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle
2 11 (13.10%) Sonatype
3 10 (11.90%) Black Duck
3 10 (11.90%) HP
3 10 (11.90%) Ingenico
3 10 (11.90%) Micro Focus
3 10 (11.90%) Qualys
4 7 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (1.19%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.19%) Embarcadero
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Klocwork
6 1 (1.19%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.19%) NVIDIA
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) Sparx
6 1 (1.19%) UiPath