Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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++
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 111 120
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -36
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,117 2,225 2,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.24% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.64% 5.34% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,260 1,431 1,427
UK median daily rate £525 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +19.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £725 £750 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +4.38% +5.26% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 218 194
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.75 £31.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,580 41,660 42,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.54% 41.93% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,986 28,938 29,274
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £306 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 783 907
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.29 £15.83 £14.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK 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
England -18 1,961 £525 -4.55% 1,687
London -23 1,089 £575 -4.17% 501
UK excluding London -3 996 £418 +4.38% 1,305
South East +33 352 £425 +6.25% 386
South West +4 166 £320 -1.84% 204
North of England -14 137 £375 -11.76% 202
East of England -18 133 £475 +26.67% 283
Midlands -4 80 £375 +7.14% 112
Scotland -16 80 £413 +26.92% 74
North West -26 61 £370 -17.78% 118
Yorkshire -8 46 £425 +6.25% 63
East Midlands +27 41 £373 -11.72% 51
West Midlands -19 39 £390 +11.43% 61
Wales -26 36 £475 +22.98% 31
North East +16 30 £420 +20.00% 21
Northern Ireland -12 14 £433 +4.97% 14

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 with a requirement for C++.

1 842 (39.77%) Java
2 822 (38.83%) Python
3 684 (32.31%) C#
4 666 (31.46%) Linux
5 632 (29.85%) Software Engineering
6 610 (28.81%) C
7 513 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
8 401 (18.94%) SQL
9 400 (18.89%) Finance
10 378 (17.86%) Windows
11 340 (16.06%) OO
12 304 (14.36%) Degree
13 296 (13.98%) Front Office
14 294 (13.89%) JavaScript
15 270 (12.75%) .NET
16 249 (11.76%) Multithreading
17 243 (11.48%) Banking
18 237 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
19 229 (10.82%) Computer Science
20 204 (9.64%) Git (software)
21 203 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
22 202 (9.54%) DevOps
23 192 (9.07%) Scrum
24 187 (8.83%) Oracle
25 186 (8.79%) Unix
26 185 (8.74%) Mathematics
27 183 (8.64%) Security Cleared
28 179 (8.46%) Test Automation
29 172 (8.12%) XML
30 170 (8.03%) Unit Testing

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 58 (2.74%) Apache Spark
2 49 (2.31%) Confluence
3 35 (1.65%) Apache
4 27 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.04%) CMS
6 14 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.61%) IIS
8 10 (0.47%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.47%) SAS
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.33%) Ethereum
11 7 (0.33%) JBoss
11 7 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.28%) Amazon Alexa
12 6 (0.28%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 26 (1.23%) Simulink
2 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.38%) SPSS
6 4 (0.19%) InVision
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.094%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.094%) Blender
8 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.094%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.094%) LightWave 3D
8 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.24%) RMDS
2 4 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.14%) BASE24
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.094%) Endur
4 2 (0.094%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.094%) Summit
4 2 (0.094%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.047%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.047%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 203 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.61%) GitHub
3 34 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (1.09%) NuGet
8 21 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
8 21 (0.99%) Datadog
9 17 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 16 (0.76%) PaaS
11 12 (0.57%) IaaS
11 12 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.33%) Office 365
13 7 (0.33%) SaaS
14 5 (0.24%) Google Play
14 5 (0.24%) Heroku
15 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.26%) TCP/IP
2 38 (1.79%) HTTP
3 36 (1.70%) Bluetooth
3 36 (1.70%) Ethernet
4 32 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
5 30 (1.42%) Wireshark
6 29 (1.37%) Kerberos
7 28 (1.32%) Wireless
8 25 (1.18%) Internet
9 23 (1.09%) Firewall
10 19 (0.90%) DNS
11 17 (0.80%) DHCP
12 15 (0.71%) VoIP
13 14 (0.66%) SSL
14 13 (0.61%) SNMP
15 12 (0.57%) Network Security
15 12 (0.57%) ZigBee
16 10 (0.47%) AMQP
16 10 (0.47%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.47%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 102 (4.82%) Hadoop
4 80 (3.78%) Big Data
4 80 (3.78%) MongoDB
5 66 (3.12%) RDBMS
6 62 (2.93%) NoSQL
7 58 (2.74%) MySQL
8 42 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
9 41 (1.94%) Blockchain
9 41 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.18%) HBase
11 25 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 24 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (1.04%) Apache Hive
14 19 (0.90%) OLTP
15 17 (0.80%) Amazon Athena
16 16 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 204 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 162 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 152 (7.18%) Visual Studio
4 104 (4.91%) JIRA
4 104 (4.91%) Subversion
5 97 (4.58%) TeamCity
6 69 (3.26%) Maven
7 61 (2.88%) Eclipse
8 52 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
9 51 (2.41%) Gradle
10 48 (2.27%) Artifactory
10 48 (2.27%) Selenium
11 45 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 37 (1.75%) GDB
13 33 (1.56%) Hudson
14 31 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
15 30 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 30 (1.42%) NetBeans
16 27 (1.28%) MSBuild
17 25 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 400 (18.89%) Finance
2 296 (13.98%) Front Office
3 243 (11.48%) Banking
4 74 (3.50%) Games
5 69 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.93%) Electronics
7 59 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.17%) Aerospace
9 45 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.94%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.70%) Law
12 31 (1.46%) Retail
13 29 (1.37%) Military
14 27 (1.28%) Automotive
15 19 (0.90%) Avionics
16 15 (0.71%) Legal
17 14 (0.66%) Publishing
18 12 (0.57%) Advertising
18 12 (0.57%) Back Office
19 7 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1,097 (51.82%) Developer
2 499 (23.57%) C++ Developer
3 457 (21.59%) Software Engineer
4 175 (8.27%) C++ Software Engineer
5 153 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 131 (6.19%) C# Developer
7 123 (5.81%) Architect
8 122 (5.76%) Embedded Engineer
9 115 (5.43%) Python Developer
10 114 (5.38%) Software Developer
11 111 (5.24%) Front Office Developer
12 105 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 100 (4.72%) Senior Developer
14 94 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
15 78 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
16 76 (3.59%) Quantitative Developer
17 75 (3.54%) Front Office C++ Developer
18 73 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
19 72 (3.40%) Analyst
20 67 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (12.75%) .NET
2 172 (8.12%) XML
3 162 (7.65%) Web Services
4 142 (6.71%) STL
5 127 (6.00%) HTML
6 106 (5.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 104 (4.91%) AngularJS
8 100 (4.72%) Node.js
9 86 (4.06%) Qt
10 82 (3.87%) CSS
11 69 (3.26%) REST
12 67 (3.16%) React
13 60 (2.83%) HTML5
14 55 (2.60%) JSON
15 54 (2.55%) OpenGL
16 52 (2.46%) NumPy
17 44 (2.08%) Kafka
18 42 (1.98%) SOAP
19 41 (1.94%) SciPy
20 40 (1.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 229 (10.82%) Computer Science
2 164 (7.75%) Fixed Income
3 157 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 153 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 149 (7.04%) Derivative
6 139 (6.57%) Algorithms
7 74 (3.50%) Data Structures
8 68 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 58 (2.74%) Mobile App
10 54 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
11 52 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
12 47 (2.22%) Equities
12 47 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
13 44 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 36 (1.70%) User Experience
15 32 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 28 (1.32%) Fintech
18 27 (1.28%) PKI
19 25 (1.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 666 (31.46%) Linux
2 378 (17.86%) Windows
3 186 (8.79%) Unix
4 157 (7.42%) Android
5 89 (4.20%) Apple iOS
6 54 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.28%) Solaris
8 24 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.80%) CentOS
10 17 (0.80%) OpenVMS
10 17 (0.80%) VxWorks
11 14 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.38%) Debian
13 8 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
14 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.33%) VMS
14 7 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (29.85%) Software Engineering
2 513 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (16.06%) OO
4 249 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 237 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
6 202 (9.54%) DevOps
7 192 (9.07%) Scrum
8 185 (8.74%) Mathematics
9 179 (8.46%) Test Automation
10 170 (8.03%) Unit Testing
11 161 (7.61%) SDLC
12 160 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
13 129 (6.09%) TDD
14 128 (6.05%) UML
15 127 (6.00%) Analytics
16 106 (5.01%) OOP
17 95 (4.49%) OOD
18 92 (4.35%) Microservices
19 89 (4.20%) Open Source
20 87 (4.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 842 (39.77%) Java
2 822 (38.83%) Python
3 684 (32.31%) C#
4 610 (28.81%) C
5 401 (18.94%) SQL
6 294 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 124 (5.86%) Perl
8 121 (5.72%) Scala
9 111 (5.24%) Ruby
10 102 (4.82%) Embedded C++
11 92 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 86 (4.06%) Embedded C
13 76 (3.59%) PowerShell
14 74 (3.50%) Go
15 57 (2.69%) MATLAB
16 56 (2.65%) Shell Script
17 53 (2.50%) VC++
18 39 (1.84%) R
19 38 (1.79%) Apple Swift
20 36 (1.70%) Ada
Qualifications
1 304 (14.36%) Degree
2 183 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 155 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 100 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 55 (2.60%) PhD
6 36 (1.70%) AWS Certification
7 25 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 19 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.33%) ISEB
13 6 (0.28%) CCNA
13 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.28%) CISSP
13 6 (0.28%) HND
14 5 (0.24%) CEH
14 5 (0.24%) SANS
15 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.56%) QA
2 27 (1.28%) MISRA
3 22 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.04%) MISRA C
4 16 (0.76%) GDPR
5 10 (0.47%) HMG Infosec
5 10 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.28%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.14%) MiFID
9 2 (0.094%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.094%) IFRS
9 2 (0.094%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.094%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 139 (6.57%) Docker
2 20 (0.94%) Firmware
3 7 (0.33%) HDFS
4 5 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.14%) SRDF
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.094%) ACF2
7 2 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.094%) Ceph
7 2 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.094%) RACF
7 2 (0.094%) Varnish
8 1 (0.047%) etcd
8 1 (0.047%) KVM
8 1 (0.047%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 96 (4.53%) Ansible
2 88 (4.16%) Kubernetes
3 78 (3.68%) Terraform
4 66 (3.12%) Puppet
5 31 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.32%) Nagios
7 22 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
7 22 (1.04%) Packer
8 21 (0.99%) HP Fortify
9 20 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.57%) Salt
11 9 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.33%) Consul
13 6 (0.28%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.24%) Control-M
14 5 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
15 4 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
15 4 (0.19%) SELinux
15 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 187 (8.83%) Oracle
2 130 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.21%) Google
4 40 (1.89%) Sybase
5 36 (1.70%) TIBCO
6 26 (1.23%) Splunk
7 24 (1.13%) CA
8 22 (1.04%) New Relic
9 19 (0.90%) IBM
9 19 (0.90%) Tableau
10 18 (0.85%) BMC
11 16 (0.76%) SAP
12 15 (0.71%) HP
13 14 (0.66%) Informatica
14 13 (0.61%) Alteryx
15 12 (0.57%) SaltStack
15 12 (0.57%) VMware
16 11 (0.52%) Teradata
17 10 (0.47%) Apple
17 10 (0.47%) Red Hat