Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 135 112
Rank change year-on-year -14 -23 +10
Contract jobs citing C++ 138 288 350
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.84% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 4.66% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 133 136
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £313
90th Percentile £558 £573 £539
England median daily rate £475 £475 £550
% change year-on-year - -13.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 77
Median hourly rate £47.24 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £38.73 £37.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.87
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 3,231 6,177 6,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.26% 39.49% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 3,950 3,770
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £599 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.11% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 149 154
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.83
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +11 55 £425 +4.62% 94
Hampshire +1 50 £450 +12.50% 62
Berkshire +18 29 £425 +6.25% 33
Surrey +36 20 £475 +18.75% 42
Oxfordshire +7 14 £375 -11.76% 44
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £425 -4.23% 17
West Sussex +30 8 £306 -24.62% 16
East Sussex +2 4 £400 +21.21% 8
Kent - 1 £350 - 12
C++
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 64 (46.38%) C
2 57 (41.30%) Linux
3 52 (37.68%) Python
4 50 (36.23%) Software Engineering
5 49 (35.51%) Java
6 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (28.26%) Security Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) C#
9 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
10 27 (19.57%) Windows
11 25 (18.12%) .NET
12 23 (16.67%) SQL
13 22 (15.94%) Git (software)
14 17 (12.32%) AngularJS
14 17 (12.32%) DevOps
15 16 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (11.59%) Subversion
15 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
15 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.87%) OO
16 15 (10.87%) Spring
16 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
17 14 (10.14%) Degree
18 13 (9.42%) Jenkins
19 12 (8.70%) SDLC
19 12 (8.70%) Web Development
19 12 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (8.70%) Embedded C
20 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management

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 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.62%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.45%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Azure
2 3 (2.17%) AWS
3 2 (1.45%) Firebase
3 2 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.45%) SaaS
3 2 (1.45%) Serverless
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.72%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) SNMP
1 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.90%) Wireless
3 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.72%) 2G
4 1 (0.72%) 3G
4 1 (0.72%) 4G
4 1 (0.72%) DMZ
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
4 1 (0.72%) LTE
4 1 (0.72%) RS-485
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) MySQL
2 7 (5.07%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.62%) Big Data
5 4 (2.90%) Cloudera CDH
5 4 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.17%) GIS
6 3 (2.17%) Neo4j
6 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.45%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.45%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 22 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.59%) Subversion
3 13 (9.42%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.97%) Maven
5 10 (7.25%) FindBugs
5 10 (7.25%) Log4j
5 10 (7.25%) Mercurial
5 10 (7.25%) SonarQube
6 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.35%) ClearCase
7 6 (4.35%) ClearQuest
8 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.62%) GitLab
8 5 (3.62%) PowerBuilder
8 5 (3.62%) ProC
9 3 (2.17%) CMake
10 2 (1.45%) Crashlytics
10 2 (1.45%) JIRA
10 2 (1.45%) Selenium
10 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (7.25%) Electronics
2 9 (6.52%) Law
3 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.62%) Finance
5 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.62%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
6 2 (1.45%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.72%) Avionics
7 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (51.45%) Developer
2 32 (23.19%) Software Engineer
3 20 (14.49%) C++ Developer
3 20 (14.49%) Software Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Java Developer
5 15 (10.87%) Embedded Engineer
6 13 (9.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) Java Software Developer
8 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Architect
9 6 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.62%) C++ Software Developer
10 5 (3.62%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.12%) .NET
2 17 (12.32%) AngularJS
3 15 (10.87%) Spring
4 11 (7.97%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (7.97%) React
5 8 (5.80%) HTML
5 8 (5.80%) JSON
5 8 (5.80%) Node.js
5 8 (5.80%) Web Services
6 7 (5.07%) CSS
6 7 (5.07%) XML
7 5 (3.62%) .NET Core
7 5 (3.62%) D3.js
7 5 (3.62%) Qt
7 5 (3.62%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (3.62%) WPF
8 4 (2.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (2.90%) J2EE
8 4 (2.90%) RESTful
8 4 (2.90%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.07%) CAN bus
4 6 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.90%) PKI
6 4 (2.90%) Smart City
7 3 (2.17%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.45%) CUDA
8 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.45%) EPoS
9 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.72%) Arduino
9 1 (0.72%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.72%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.30%) Linux
2 27 (19.57%) Windows
3 12 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.25%) CentOS
4 10 (7.25%) Debian
4 10 (7.25%) Ubuntu
5 9 (6.52%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (4.35%) Android
6 6 (4.35%) OpenVMS
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.45%) SafeRTOS
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (36.23%) Software Engineering
2 42 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.32%) DevOps
4 16 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (10.87%) OO
6 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
7 12 (8.70%) SDLC
7 12 (8.70%) Web Development
8 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.25%) OOD
9 10 (7.25%) Scrum
9 10 (7.25%) System Testing
10 9 (6.52%) Decision-Making
10 9 (6.52%) TDD
11 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
11 8 (5.80%) Open Source
12 7 (5.07%) UML
13 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
13 6 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 64 (46.38%) C
2 52 (37.68%) Python
3 49 (35.51%) Java
4 34 (24.64%) C#
5 23 (16.67%) SQL
6 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.70%) Embedded C
8 11 (7.97%) Ruby
9 8 (5.80%) Go
9 8 (5.80%) Perl
10 7 (5.07%) PHP
10 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.35%) Embedded C++
11 6 (4.35%) Fortran
11 6 (4.35%) VC++
12 5 (3.62%) Haskell
12 5 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.62%) Rust
13 4 (2.90%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.14%) Degree
4 8 (5.80%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.45%) CISA
6 2 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.72%) CEH
7 1 (0.72%) CISM
7 1 (0.72%) CISSP
7 1 (0.72%) GIAC
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.72%) OSCE
7 1 (0.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (7.97%) Docker
2 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) Ansible
2 5 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.72%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.72%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.62%) Black Duck
3 4 (2.90%) Cloudera
3 4 (2.90%) Coverity
3 4 (2.90%) SAP
4 2 (1.45%) Facebook
4 2 (1.45%) Google
4 2 (1.45%) Parasoft
4 2 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.45%) Tealium
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) Juniper
5 1 (0.72%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.72%) Qualys
5 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.72%) Sonatype
5 1 (0.72%) VMware