Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 111 91
Rank change year-on-year -17 -20 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 300 315 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 2.04% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.01% 6.06% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 173 261
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £540 £538 £500
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31.63 £32.50 £36.13
90th Percentile £50.93 £50.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +8.97%

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 5,985 5,198 6,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.22% 33.69% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 3,137 3,962
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 187 260
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.38 £15.00 £14.71
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -25 101 £400 - 148
Surrey -10 77 £420 +10.53% 53
Hampshire -14 71 £425 +13.33% 73
Berkshire +20 69 £400 +14.29% 60
Buckinghamshire -19 23 £363 -3.33% 16
West Sussex +10 22 £250 -31.51% 24
East Sussex -11 15 £330 -5.71% 19
Oxfordshire -33 9 £413 +0.61% 72
Middlesex -9 7 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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++.

1 144 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 124 (41.33%) Linux
3 99 (33.00%) C
4 91 (30.33%) C#
5 90 (30.00%) Python
6 84 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (26.00%) Java
8 56 (18.67%) Windows
9 53 (17.67%) TDD
10 52 (17.33%) SQL
11 50 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 48 (16.00%) JavaScript
13 47 (15.67%) .NET
13 47 (15.67%) OO
14 40 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 40 (13.33%) Degree
15 37 (12.33%) SC Cleared
16 36 (12.00%) Test Automation
16 36 (12.00%) Multithreading
16 36 (12.00%) Unix
17 35 (11.67%) STL
17 35 (11.67%) Visual Studio
18 31 (10.33%) SQL Server
18 31 (10.33%) Scrum
19 30 (10.00%) HTML
20 29 (9.67%) Computer Science
21 28 (9.33%) Microsoft
22 27 (9.00%) XML
23 26 (8.67%) Oracle
23 26 (8.67%) GCC

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 11 (3.67%) Confluence
1 11 (3.67%) IIS
2 7 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.33%) Luigi
5 3 (1.00%) Apache
5 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.00%) SAS
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.67%) Simulink
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.33%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (1.00%) SPSS
5 2 (0.67%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.33%) PaaS
4 9 (3.00%) IaaS
5 5 (1.67%) SaaS
6 3 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.00%) Link 11
2 12 (4.00%) Link 16
2 12 (4.00%) VoIP
3 11 (3.67%) Firewall
3 11 (3.67%) LTE
4 10 (3.33%) GSM
4 10 (3.33%) RTP
4 10 (3.33%) UMTS
5 9 (3.00%) Asterisk PBX
5 9 (3.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (3.00%) MGW
5 9 (3.00%) Network Security
5 9 (3.00%) PBX
5 9 (3.00%) RANAP
5 9 (3.00%) SGSN
6 8 (2.67%) GGSN
6 8 (2.67%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.00%) Bluetooth
7 6 (2.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.33%) MySQL
3 12 (4.00%) Big Data
4 10 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.33%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.00%) GIS
8 6 (2.00%) OLTP
8 6 (2.00%) Power BI
9 4 (1.33%) Datazen
9 4 (1.33%) KNIME
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.67%) Visual Studio
3 26 (8.67%) GCC
4 24 (8.00%) GDB
5 23 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (7.00%) JIRA
7 20 (6.67%) Subversion
8 15 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 15 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (4.67%) Selenium
10 13 (4.33%) Rational Rhapsody
11 12 (4.00%) GoogleTest
12 11 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (3.67%) TeamCity
13 10 (3.33%) Maven
13 10 (3.33%) NuGet
14 9 (3.00%) Trac
15 6 (2.00%) Jenkins
15 6 (2.00%) JSUnit
15 6 (2.00%) WiX
General
1 24 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.67%) Electronics
3 19 (6.33%) Military
4 9 (3.00%) Automotive
4 9 (3.00%) Games
4 9 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.33%) Finance
6 4 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.00%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (45.33%) Developer
2 102 (34.00%) Software Engineer
3 47 (15.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 46 (15.33%) C++ Developer
5 31 (10.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 28 (9.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 22 (7.33%) Java Developer
7 22 (7.33%) Python Developer
8 16 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 16 (5.33%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.00%) Ada Developer
10 10 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
10 10 (3.33%) Consultant
10 10 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 9 (3.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (3.00%) Embedded Developer
12 8 (2.67%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.67%) Telecoms Engineer
12 8 (2.67%) Telecoms Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.67%) .NET
2 35 (11.67%) STL
3 30 (10.00%) HTML
4 27 (9.00%) XML
5 25 (8.33%) REST
6 24 (8.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 21 (7.00%) CSS
8 19 (6.33%) Web Services
9 18 (6.00%) NumPy
10 17 (5.67%) Pandas
10 17 (5.67%) SciPy
11 16 (5.33%) JSON
12 15 (5.00%) AngularJS
13 14 (4.67%) .NET Core
13 14 (4.67%) Yocto
14 11 (3.67%) HTML5
15 10 (3.33%) Node.js
15 10 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 8 (2.67%) Ajax
17 7 (2.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.00%) User Experience
4 8 (2.67%) Device Driver
5 7 (2.33%) Life Science
6 5 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.00%) Clustering
8 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.67%) iPhone
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Smart City
10 1 (0.33%) Arduino
10 1 (0.33%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 124 (41.33%) Linux
2 56 (18.67%) Windows
3 36 (12.00%) Unix
4 18 (6.00%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (5.33%) Android
6 9 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.00%) VxWorks
7 5 (1.67%) FreeRTOS
8 3 (1.00%) CentOS
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.67%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.67%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 84 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (17.67%) TDD
4 47 (15.67%) OO
5 36 (12.00%) Multithreading
5 36 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 31 (10.33%) Scrum
7 23 (7.67%) UML
8 17 (5.67%) Software Architecture
9 16 (5.33%) Microservices
10 15 (5.00%) OOP
10 15 (5.00%) SDLC
11 13 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (4.33%) Test Scripting
12 12 (4.00%) DevOps
13 11 (3.67%) Functional Testing
13 11 (3.67%) Low Latency
13 11 (3.67%) Machine Learning
13 11 (3.67%) Mentoring
13 11 (3.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (33.00%) C
2 91 (30.33%) C#
3 90 (30.00%) Python
4 78 (26.00%) Java
5 52 (17.33%) SQL
6 48 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.67%) Perl
8 15 (5.00%) Ada
9 14 (4.67%) PHP
10 12 (4.00%) Ruby
11 11 (3.67%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.67%) MATLAB
12 10 (3.33%) CQL
12 10 (3.33%) Embedded C
13 8 (2.67%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.67%) Scala
14 7 (2.33%) R
14 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
15 6 (2.00%) Apex Code
15 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (13.33%) Degree
1 40 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.00%) PhD
5 5 (1.67%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.00%) ISEB
7 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.67%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.67%) OSCP
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.00%) ISO 9001
1 9 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.33%) IEC 62304
2 7 (2.33%) QA
3 6 (2.00%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.67%) GDPR
5 3 (1.00%) DO-178B
5 3 (1.00%) MISRA
5 3 (1.00%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.67%) Docker
3 4 (1.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (3.33%) Opsview
2 4 (1.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.00%) Nagios
4 2 (0.67%) Cacti
4 2 (0.67%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.67%) Icinga
4 2 (0.67%) logstash
4 2 (0.67%) Netcool
4 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.67%) Oracle
3 10 (3.33%) Cisco
3 10 (3.33%) VMware
4 7 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.33%) Netezza
5 4 (1.33%) RapidMiner
5 4 (1.33%) Sybase
6 3 (1.00%) Google
6 3 (1.00%) HP
6 3 (1.00%) QNX
7 2 (0.67%) Atmel
7 2 (0.67%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.67%) Green Hills
7 2 (0.67%) IBM
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.67%) Splunk
8 1 (0.33%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.33%) Juniper
8 1 (0.33%) Palo Alto