Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 107 104
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing C++ 368 317 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.20% 2.08% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 6.09% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 167 242
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £259 £263
90th Percentile £518 £491 £530
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 56 78
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £8.00 £32.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £77.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.28%

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 6,263 5,209 6,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.46% 34.12% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,811 3,144 4,011
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £269
90th Percentile £563 £538 £528
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 170 229
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.61 £15.23 £13.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £72.68 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 +21 137 £400 - 189
Hampshire -6 85 £425 - 44
Surrey -14 83 £400 +6.67% 59
Berkshire +26 74 £400 +9.59% 62
Oxfordshire +5 36 £385 -4.94% 102
Buckinghamshire -16 27 £350 +7.69% 25
East Sussex -3 18 £330 +30.69% 17
West Sussex -4 18 - - 11
Middlesex +1 11 £328 -5.76% 2
Kent - 6 - - 11
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Sussex -1 1 £450 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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++.

1 186 (50.54%) Software Engineering
2 140 (38.04%) Linux
3 117 (31.79%) C
4 105 (28.53%) C#
5 87 (23.64%) Java
6 79 (21.47%) Python
7 77 (20.92%) Windows
7 77 (20.92%) SQL
8 76 (20.65%) Security Cleared
9 73 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (18.48%) JavaScript
11 67 (18.21%) SC Cleared
12 60 (16.30%) .NET
12 60 (16.30%) OO
13 48 (13.04%) TDD
13 48 (13.04%) Git (software)
14 45 (12.23%) HTML
15 42 (11.41%) Multithreading
15 42 (11.41%) Degree
16 40 (10.87%) Visual Studio
17 38 (10.33%) Computer Science
18 36 (9.78%) STL
19 35 (9.51%) Unix
20 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
20 32 (8.70%) Subversion
21 31 (8.42%) Microsoft
22 30 (8.15%) Test Automation
23 29 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
23 29 (7.88%) JIRA
24 28 (7.61%) Military

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 (3.80%) Confluence
2 12 (3.26%) IIS
3 8 (2.17%) Apache
4 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.82%) SAS
4 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.82%) Simulink
3 3 (0.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
1 2 (0.54%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.62%) NuGet
3 15 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.53%) PaaS
5 9 (2.45%) IaaS
6 5 (1.36%) Google Play
7 4 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.82%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.35%) Link 11
2 16 (4.35%) Link 16
3 15 (4.08%) Firewall
4 10 (2.72%) Wireless
5 8 (2.17%) LTE
6 7 (1.90%) GSM
6 7 (1.90%) UMTS
7 6 (1.63%) HTTP
7 6 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.36%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (1.36%) MGW
8 5 (1.36%) RANAP
8 5 (1.36%) SGSN
8 5 (1.36%) VoIP
9 4 (1.09%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.82%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.82%) PBX
10 3 (0.82%) RTP
10 3 (0.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.17%) Big Data
6 8 (2.17%) OLTP
7 7 (1.90%) GIS
7 7 (1.90%) MySQL
7 7 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.90%) Power BI
8 4 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.09%) KNIME
8 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.82%) DB2
9 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 40 (10.87%) Visual Studio
3 32 (8.70%) Subversion
4 29 (7.88%) JIRA
5 26 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (6.79%) GDB
7 23 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 23 (6.25%) GCC
8 16 (4.35%) Selenium
9 15 (4.08%) JUnit
9 15 (4.08%) Maven
10 13 (3.53%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (3.53%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (2.17%) Trac
13 7 (1.90%) JSUnit
14 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Blend
15 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 28 (7.61%) Military
2 26 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.89%) Electronics
4 12 (3.26%) Games
5 10 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.45%) Finance
7 8 (2.17%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.90%) Law
9 3 (0.82%) Automotive
9 3 (0.82%) Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Avionics
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 173 (47.01%) Developer
2 135 (36.68%) Software Engineer
3 73 (19.84%) C++ Developer
4 57 (15.49%) C++ Software Engineer
5 32 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 29 (7.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 22 (5.98%) Java Developer
7 22 (5.98%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.62%) Ada Developer
8 17 (4.62%) Python Developer
9 15 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (3.53%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.26%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (2.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 11 (2.99%) Java Engineer
12 11 (2.99%) Python Engineer
12 11 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.72%) C++ Software Developer
13 10 (2.72%) Java Software Engineer
14 9 (2.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.30%) .NET
2 45 (12.23%) HTML
3 36 (9.78%) STL
4 26 (7.07%) XML
5 24 (6.52%) CSS
6 23 (6.25%) REST
7 22 (5.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 21 (5.71%) JSON
9 19 (5.16%) Qt
10 18 (4.89%) Web Services
11 17 (4.62%) NumPy
11 17 (4.62%) SciPy
12 16 (4.35%) .NET Core
12 16 (4.35%) AngularJS
12 16 (4.35%) HTML5
12 16 (4.35%) OpenMP
12 16 (4.35%) Pandas
13 12 (3.26%) WPF
14 11 (2.99%) jQuery
14 11 (2.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 16 (4.35%) CUDA
4 11 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.72%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.45%) User Experience
7 7 (1.90%) PKI
8 6 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.63%) Wiki
9 5 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.82%) Clustering
11 3 (0.82%) Life Science
11 3 (0.82%) Replication
11 3 (0.82%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 140 (38.04%) Linux
2 77 (20.92%) Windows
3 35 (9.51%) Unix
4 22 (5.98%) Android
5 11 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.72%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (2.17%) VxWorks
8 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.63%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (1.09%) CentOS
10 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.82%) Debian
11 3 (0.82%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
13 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (50.54%) Software Engineering
2 73 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (16.30%) OO
4 48 (13.04%) TDD
5 42 (11.41%) Multithreading
6 30 (8.15%) Test Automation
7 25 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (6.52%) Cross-Platform Development
8 24 (6.52%) OOD
8 24 (6.52%) SDLC
8 24 (6.52%) UML
9 23 (6.25%) Mathematics
9 23 (6.25%) Scrum
10 21 (5.71%) Microservices
11 17 (4.62%) OOP
12 16 (4.35%) DevOps
12 16 (4.35%) Open Source
12 16 (4.35%) Parallel Programming
13 15 (4.08%) Data Science
14 14 (3.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (31.79%) C
2 105 (28.53%) C#
3 87 (23.64%) Java
4 79 (21.47%) Python
5 77 (20.92%) SQL
6 68 (18.48%) JavaScript
7 26 (7.07%) Embedded C++
8 22 (5.98%) Embedded C
9 21 (5.71%) Ada
10 16 (4.35%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.53%) Scala
12 12 (3.26%) CQL
12 12 (3.26%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.99%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.99%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.72%) Perl
15 9 (2.45%) PHP
15 9 (2.45%) Ruby
16 8 (2.17%) VB
16 8 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 76 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.21%) SC Cleared
3 42 (11.41%) Degree
4 11 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.36%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.82%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) ISEB
7 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.99%) ISO 9001
1 11 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.36%) GDPR
3 3 (0.82%) IEC 62304
3 3 (0.82%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) ECSS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.80%) Docker
2 13 (3.53%) Firmware
2 13 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) NFS
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.26%) Opsview
2 11 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.82%) Ansible
4 3 (0.82%) Kibana
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.82%) SELinux
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.07%) Oracle
3 17 (4.62%) VMware
4 12 (3.26%) Google
5 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.36%) Apple
6 5 (1.36%) IBM
6 5 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.09%) Cisco
7 4 (1.09%) Remedy
8 3 (0.82%) QNX
9 2 (0.54%) Atmel
9 2 (0.54%) Borland
9 2 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.54%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.54%) Freescale
9 2 (0.54%) HP
9 2 (0.54%) ILOG
9 2 (0.54%) Renesas
9 2 (0.54%) Sage