Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 93 99
Rank change year-on-year -65 +6 +14
Contract jobs citing C++ 247 401 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 2.40% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 6.82% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 218 224
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £228
90th Percentile £541 £538 £500
England median daily rate £550 £463 £480
% change year-on-year +18.92% -3.65% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 62 101
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.98 £50.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +6.67%

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 5926 5881 6692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.27% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3676 3592 4158
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 220 252
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £53.93 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Surrey 0 73 £400 - 25
Thames Valley -71 67 £425 +6.25% 85
Hampshire -20 65 £400 +8.47% 25
Berkshire -16 45 £450 +20.00% 24
West Sussex -8 21 £250 -28.57% 10
Buckinghamshire -27 16 £463 +23.33% 10
East Sussex -3 12 £354 +8.85% 6
Oxfordshire -48 6 £375 -6.25% 51
Home Counties - 2 - -
Middlesex -20 1 £500 +42.86% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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++.

1 119 (48.18%) Linux
2 110 (44.53%) Software Engineering
3 91 (36.84%) C
4 74 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (27.94%) Python
6 59 (23.89%) C#
7 52 (21.05%) Windows
8 50 (20.24%) Java
9 47 (19.03%) OO
10 41 (16.60%) JavaScript
11 35 (14.17%) Multithreading
12 34 (13.77%) Scrum
13 33 (13.36%) SQL
13 33 (13.36%) Security Cleared
14 32 (12.96%) .NET
15 31 (12.55%) TDD
15 31 (12.55%) SC Cleared
16 30 (12.15%) Test Automation
17 28 (11.34%) Degree
17 28 (11.34%) Unix
18 27 (10.93%) Git (software)
19 26 (10.53%) XML
20 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
20 25 (10.12%) Visual Studio
20 25 (10.12%) HTML
21 24 (9.72%) Subversion
21 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
22 23 (9.31%) Computer Science
23 22 (8.91%) Oracle
24 21 (8.50%) UML

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 10 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.83%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.62%) Luigi
4 3 (1.21%) Apache
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
5 2 (0.81%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.81%) TPMS
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.40%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Simulink
2 4 (1.62%) Pipeline Pilot
3 2 (0.81%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.67%) TCP/IP
1 14 (5.67%) VoIP
2 13 (5.26%) Network Security
3 12 (4.86%) RTP
4 10 (4.05%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (4.05%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (4.05%) GGSN
4 10 (4.05%) GSM
4 10 (4.05%) LTE
4 10 (4.05%) MGW
4 10 (4.05%) PBX
4 10 (4.05%) RANAP
4 10 (4.05%) SGSN
4 10 (4.05%) UMTS
4 10 (4.05%) Wireshark
5 8 (3.24%) CTI
6 7 (2.83%) Internet
6 7 (2.83%) Link 11
6 7 (2.83%) Link 16
7 6 (2.43%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.29%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.07%) MySQL
4 11 (4.45%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.24%) Big Data
6 8 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.43%) Datazen
7 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.62%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.62%) GIS
8 4 (1.62%) KNIME
8 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.12%) Visual Studio
3 24 (9.72%) Subversion
4 15 (6.07%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (5.26%) GCC
5 13 (5.26%) GoogleTest
6 12 (4.86%) GDB
6 12 (4.86%) Rational Rhapsody
7 10 (4.05%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.05%) Trac
7 10 (4.05%) WiX
8 8 (3.24%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.02%) CANoe
9 5 (2.02%) JIRA
9 5 (2.02%) Selenium
10 4 (1.62%) Mocha
10 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.62%) VectorCAST
11 3 (1.21%) FishEye
12 2 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 20 (8.10%) Electronics
2 16 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.45%) Automotive
4 8 (3.24%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.83%) Finance
5 7 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.83%) Military
6 5 (2.02%) Games
7 4 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.21%) Banking
9 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Avionics
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (41.70%) Developer
2 81 (32.79%) Software Engineer
3 42 (17.00%) C++ Developer
4 39 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Embedded Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (9.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 23 (9.31%) Python Developer
7 18 (7.29%) Software Developer
8 15 (6.07%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.45%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (4.45%) Telecoms Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Telecoms Software Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Embedded Developer
12 9 (3.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.96%) .NET
2 26 (10.53%) XML
3 25 (10.12%) HTML
4 17 (6.88%) CSS
5 14 (5.67%) STL
6 13 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 13 (5.26%) Yocto
7 11 (4.45%) NumPy
8 10 (4.05%) Node.js
8 10 (4.05%) Pandas
8 10 (4.05%) SciPy
8 10 (4.05%) Web Services
9 9 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.64%) JSON
9 9 (3.64%) WCF
10 8 (3.24%) OpenGL
10 8 (3.24%) Qt
10 8 (3.24%) REST
11 7 (2.83%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.83%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.43%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (2.43%) Life Science
4 5 (2.02%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.02%) User Experience
5 4 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (1.21%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.21%) EMV
6 3 (1.21%) Tandem
7 2 (0.81%) Animation
7 2 (0.81%) Clustering
7 2 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.81%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.81%) Equities
7 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (48.18%) Linux
2 52 (21.05%) Windows
3 28 (11.34%) Unix
4 14 (5.67%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.83%) Android
6 6 (2.43%) VxWorks
7 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.21%) CentOS
10 2 (0.81%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.81%) Solaris
10 2 (0.81%) VME
10 2 (0.81%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (44.53%) Software Engineering
2 74 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (19.03%) OO
4 35 (14.17%) Multithreading
5 34 (13.77%) Scrum
6 31 (12.55%) TDD
7 30 (12.15%) Test Automation
8 21 (8.50%) UML
9 19 (7.69%) Software Architecture
10 16 (6.48%) OOD
11 12 (4.86%) Open Source
12 11 (4.45%) Cross-Platform Development
13 10 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (4.05%) DevOps
13 10 (4.05%) OWASP
13 10 (4.05%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (3.64%) Software Testing
14 9 (3.64%) Unit Testing
15 8 (3.24%) Mentoring
15 8 (3.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 91 (36.84%) C
2 69 (27.94%) Python
3 59 (23.89%) C#
4 50 (20.24%) Java
5 41 (16.60%) JavaScript
6 33 (13.36%) SQL
7 18 (7.29%) Perl
8 11 (4.45%) MATLAB
9 10 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.64%) Ada
10 9 (3.64%) PHP
11 6 (2.43%) Embedded C
11 6 (2.43%) Embedded C++
11 6 (2.43%) Ruby
12 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.21%) COBOL
13 3 (1.21%) R
14 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.81%) GLSL
14 2 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.34%) Degree
4 10 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.02%) PhD
6 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.81%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.81%) OSCP
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) QA
2 6 (2.43%) ISO 26262
3 5 (2.02%) MISRA
3 5 (2.02%) MISRA C
4 4 (1.62%) IEC 62304
5 3 (1.21%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Firmware
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) zsh
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Nagios
2 2 (0.81%) Cacti
2 2 (0.81%) CFEngine
2 2 (0.81%) Icinga
2 2 (0.81%) logstash
2 2 (0.81%) Netcool
2 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.81%) Puppet
2 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.40%) Kibana
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.91%) Oracle
3 11 (4.45%) Cisco
4 7 (2.83%) Sybase
5 4 (1.62%) Netezza
5 4 (1.62%) RapidMiner
5 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.81%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.81%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.81%) Google
6 2 (0.81%) Green Hills
6 2 (0.81%) Nokia
6 2 (0.81%) Splunk
6 2 (0.81%) Sun
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe
7 1 (0.40%) EMC
7 1 (0.40%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) Juniper
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com