Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 155 95
Rank change year-on-year +33 -60 -3
Contract jobs citing C++ 352 249 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.16% 1.53% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.33% 4.35% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 98 226
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £525 £550 £463
% change year-on-year -4.55% +18.92% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 64 62
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.78% +4.38%
10th Percentile £36.25 £33.63 £32.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.27% +2.50%

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 6,601 5,726 6,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.46% 35.26% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,203 3,558 3,716
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 173 221
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.83 £17.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +53 123 £425 +9.68% 178
Surrey +9 100 £425 +6.25% 76
Hampshire -18 74 £425 +0.59% 64
Berkshire +23 59 £425 +6.25% 52
Oxfordshire +35 40 £415 +14.48% 109
Buckinghamshire +14 24 £388 - 17
East Sussex +6 20 £330 -6.38% 21
West Sussex -5 19 - - 28
Kent - 7 - - 11
Middlesex +16 5 - - 2
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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++.

1 159 (45.17%) Software Engineering
2 121 (34.38%) C
3 115 (32.67%) Linux
4 103 (29.26%) C#
5 101 (28.69%) Java
6 96 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (24.72%) Python
8 64 (18.18%) Degree
9 60 (17.05%) Windows
10 58 (16.48%) Computer Science
11 57 (16.19%) Security Cleared
12 56 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (15.63%) SQL
14 49 (13.92%) Scrum
14 49 (13.92%) SC Cleared
15 48 (13.64%) JavaScript
16 44 (12.50%) .NET
17 41 (11.65%) OO
17 41 (11.65%) Test Automation
18 40 (11.36%) XML
19 37 (10.51%) Embedded C++
20 35 (9.94%) Git (software)
21 33 (9.38%) Subversion
22 32 (9.09%) Visual Studio
23 31 (8.81%) MATLAB
24 30 (8.52%) Unit Testing
25 29 (8.24%) Mathematics
26 28 (7.95%) UML
26 28 (7.95%) Android
27 25 (7.10%) STL

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 15 (4.26%) CMS
2 11 (3.13%) Apache
3 8 (2.27%) IIS
4 6 (1.70%) Confluence
5 5 (1.42%) SAS
5 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.14%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.14%) JBoss
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.57%) CICS
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.26%) Simulink
2 5 (1.42%) SPSS
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.57%) Blender
4 2 (0.57%) LightWave 3D
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.28%) GIMP
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.28%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.42%) NuGet
4 4 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.14%) Google Play
4 4 (1.14%) PaaS
5 3 (0.85%) GitHub
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.98%) HTTP
2 13 (3.69%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.41%) Ethernet
4 11 (3.13%) Wireless
5 8 (2.27%) DNS
5 8 (2.27%) GSM
5 8 (2.27%) SNMP
6 7 (1.99%) DHCP
6 7 (1.99%) L2TP
6 7 (1.99%) LTE
6 7 (1.99%) MPLS
6 7 (1.99%) Tactical Data Link
6 7 (1.99%) UMTS
6 7 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.70%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.70%) Firewall
7 6 (1.70%) RS-232
8 4 (1.14%) DVB
8 4 (1.14%) MGW
8 4 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.69%) MySQL
3 12 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.84%) Big Data
5 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.42%) SAS EBI
8 4 (1.14%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.14%) DTS
9 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.85%) DB2
9 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Text Mining
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.57%) OLTP
10 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.57%) Redis
10 2 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.38%) Subversion
3 32 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.68%) JIRA
4 20 (5.68%) Selenium
5 15 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.26%) PVCS
6 13 (3.69%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.41%) Mercurial
8 11 (3.13%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.13%) JUnit
9 10 (2.84%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (2.56%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.27%) LabVIEW
11 8 (2.27%) ProC
12 7 (1.99%) Appium
12 7 (1.99%) CMake
13 6 (1.70%) GDB
13 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (6.25%) Electronics
2 17 (4.83%) Finance
3 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.84%) Avionics
5 9 (2.56%) Automotive
5 9 (2.56%) Games
6 6 (1.70%) Law
7 5 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.14%) Military
9 3 (0.85%) Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
9 3 (0.85%) Retail
10 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (41.76%) Developer
2 128 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 64 (18.18%) C++ Developer
4 58 (16.48%) C++ Software Engineer
5 37 (10.51%) Senior Software Engineer
6 36 (10.23%) Embedded Engineer
7 35 (9.94%) Software Developer
8 29 (8.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 29 (8.24%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 20 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (5.11%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.83%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 16 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
12 16 (4.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 15 (4.26%) Tester
14 14 (3.98%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 13 (3.69%) C++ Software Developer
15 13 (3.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
16 12 (3.41%) Applications Developer
16 12 (3.41%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.50%) .NET
2 40 (11.36%) XML
3 25 (7.10%) HTML
3 25 (7.10%) STL
4 20 (5.68%) Web Services
5 16 (4.55%) CSS
5 16 (4.55%) WPF
6 13 (3.69%) Qt
6 13 (3.69%) Spring
7 11 (3.13%) OpenGL
7 11 (3.13%) REST
7 11 (3.13%) Servlets
7 11 (3.13%) XSLT
8 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.27%) DirectX
8 8 (2.27%) HTML5
8 8 (2.27%) OpenGL ES
8 8 (2.27%) Vulkan
9 7 (1.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (1.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.48%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
3 20 (5.68%) Algorithms
3 20 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.40%) User Experience
5 17 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.27%) PKI
7 6 (1.70%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.85%) Arduino
9 3 (0.85%) CUDA
9 3 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (0.85%) Robotics
9 3 (0.85%) Social Media
10 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 115 (32.67%) Linux
2 60 (17.05%) Windows
3 28 (7.95%) Android
4 23 (6.53%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (5.97%) Unix
6 17 (4.83%) OpenVMS
7 10 (2.84%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.84%) VxWorks
8 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.85%) Debian
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.28%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (45.17%) Software Engineering
2 96 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (13.92%) Scrum
5 41 (11.65%) OO
5 41 (11.65%) Test Automation
6 30 (8.52%) Unit Testing
7 29 (8.24%) Mathematics
8 28 (7.95%) UML
9 25 (7.10%) TDD
10 24 (6.82%) Multithreading
11 22 (6.25%) Open Source
12 20 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.68%) Machine Learning
13 16 (4.55%) BDD
14 15 (4.26%) OOP
15 11 (3.13%) Microservices
15 11 (3.13%) SDLC
15 11 (3.13%) Software Testing
15 11 (3.13%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 121 (34.38%) C
2 103 (29.26%) C#
3 101 (28.69%) Java
4 87 (24.72%) Python
5 55 (15.63%) SQL
6 48 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 37 (10.51%) Embedded C++
8 31 (8.81%) MATLAB
9 21 (5.97%) Embedded C
10 14 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.98%) Fortran
11 13 (3.69%) Scala
12 10 (2.84%) Ruby
13 8 (2.27%) Ada
13 8 (2.27%) Go
14 7 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.70%) Assembly Language
15 6 (1.70%) Perl
15 6 (1.70%) R
16 5 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (18.18%) Degree
2 57 (16.19%) Security Cleared
3 49 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.13%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.70%) HND
5 6 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.14%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.14%) ISEB
8 3 (0.85%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.57%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) CISM
10 1 (0.28%) CISSP
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.98%) MISRA
2 12 (3.41%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.42%) GDPR
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.57%) ECSS
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) DICOM
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 14 (3.98%) Docker
2 9 (2.56%) Firmware
3 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) ACF2
4 2 (0.57%) RACF
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.70%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
3 3 (0.85%) Ansible
3 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.57%) Opsview
4 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.28%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
5 1 (0.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (7.10%) Oracle
2 22 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.69%) Google
4 8 (2.27%) VMware
5 6 (1.70%) Green Hills
5 6 (1.70%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.14%) Atmel
7 3 (0.85%) Apple
7 3 (0.85%) HP
8 2 (0.57%) Freescale
8 2 (0.57%) IBM
8 2 (0.57%) Informatica
8 2 (0.57%) Okta
8 2 (0.57%) Renesas
8 2 (0.57%) Samsung
8 2 (0.57%) SAP
8 2 (0.57%) Workday
9 1 (0.28%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.28%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.28%) UiPath