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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 113 91
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22  
Contract jobs citing C++ 1088 1142 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.31% 2.15% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.52% 5.54% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 741 762
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 85 107
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19721 20622 21293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.85% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 14153 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 449 434
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.53 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 943 £550 +12.82% 613
London +4 573 £575 +9.52% 235
South East -11 145 £385 +2.66% 108
Northern Ireland - 70 £433 - 2
City of London -11 66 £600 +9.09% 40
South West -32 60 £419 -1.47% 76
County Antrim - 59 £413 - 1
Belfast - 59 £413 - 1
East of England +4 57 £475 +7.95% 103
North West +28 51 £450 - 39
Hampshire +7 46 £475 +33.80% 20
Surrey +6 39 £385 -3.75% 23
Scotland +19 38 £315 +7.69% 27
Wales +1 30 £393 -3.68% 5
South Wales 0 30 £393 -5.42% 4
Manchester +36 29 £450 +12.50% 29
Gloucestershire -2 26 £425 -2.29% 9
Edinburgh +28 22 £315 - 11
Bristol -1 20 £380 -10.58% 29
Cambridgeshire +4 18 £375 -18.47% 81
West Midlands +15 16 £320 -22.89% 23
East Midlands -11 16 £340 -6.27% 11
Cheshire +12 15 £450 -3.22% 8
Bedfordshire +4 15 £500 - 1
Cardiff - 15 £360 - 1
Yorkshire +11 14 £400 -27.27% 10
Cambridge +9 14 £400 -9.09% 76
Luton +4 14 £500 - 1
West Sussex +23 13 £325 -4.41% 6
Redhill -10 13 £385 +0.65%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for C++.

1 704 (32.94%) Java
2 682 (31.91%) Linux
3 630 (29.48%) C#
4 557 (26.06%) C
5 556 (26.02%) Finance
6 555 (25.97%) Software Engineering
7 543 (25.41%) Python
8 464 (21.71%) Multithreading
9 454 (21.24%) SQL
10 445 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
11 415 (19.42%) Banking
12 398 (18.62%) Windows
13 383 (17.92%) Front Office
14 372 (17.41%) Unix
15 327 (15.30%) Low Latency
16 297 (13.90%) OO
17 283 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 272 (12.73%) Degree
19 238 (11.14%) .NET
20 233 (10.90%) Electronic Trading
20 233 (10.90%) SDLC
21 207 (9.69%) Investment Banking
21 207 (9.69%) Oracle
22 205 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
23 201 (9.41%) JavaScript
24 200 (9.36%) Fixed Income
25 194 (9.08%) TDD
26 185 (8.66%) HTML
27 183 (8.56%) XML
28 182 (8.52%) Computer Science

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 37 (1.73%) WebSphere
2 32 (1.50%) Apache
3 30 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 29 (1.36%) Confluence
5 25 (1.17%) CMS
6 23 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (0.66%) JBoss
10 13 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.61%) IIS
11 12 (0.56%) nginx
11 12 (0.56%) Tuxedo
12 10 (0.47%) DataSynapse
12 10 (0.47%) SAS
13 9 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.37%) Kinematics
14 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 6 (0.28%) JCAPS
Applications
1 61 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.08%) Simulink
4 20 (0.94%) Doxygen
5 14 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.33%) SPSS
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.094%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.094%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.094%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.047%) CATIA
11 1 (0.047%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.047%) Stata
11 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 40 (1.87%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.75%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
5 4 (0.19%) Summit
5 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.14%) RMDS
6 3 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.094%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.047%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.047%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.047%) Relativity
8 1 (0.047%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (0.66%) GitHub
4 14 (0.66%) PaaS
5 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.42%) IaaS
6 8 (0.37%) SaaS
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.28%) Force.com
8 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
9 4 (0.19%) iTunes
9 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.14%) Loggly
10 3 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 44 (2.06%) HTTP
3 24 (1.12%) Wireshark
4 18 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (0.84%) Wireless
5 16 (0.75%) Internet
5 16 (0.75%) LTE
6 14 (0.66%) Bluetooth
6 14 (0.66%) DNS
6 14 (0.66%) DVB
6 14 (0.66%) VoIP
7 13 (0.61%) Asterisk PBX
7 13 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (0.61%) GSM
7 13 (0.61%) PBX
7 13 (0.61%) RANAP
7 13 (0.61%) RTP
7 13 (0.61%) UMTS
8 11 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 10 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 69 (3.23%) Big Data
4 54 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 53 (2.48%) Hadoop
6 46 (2.15%) MySQL
7 41 (1.92%) KDB
8 37 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 34 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 30 (1.40%) Tick Data
13 23 (1.08%) DB2
14 20 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.89%) Kdb+
16 17 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.80%) OLTP
16 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.56%) Redis
18 11 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 146 (6.83%) Visual Studio
2 136 (6.36%) Git (software)
3 122 (5.71%) Subversion
4 113 (5.29%) JIRA
5 76 (3.56%) Eclipse
6 69 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 46 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
8 40 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
9 31 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 30 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 28 (1.31%) GDB
12 25 (1.17%) Selenium
13 23 (1.08%) Gradle
14 22 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (0.89%) NUnit
16 17 (0.80%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.80%) GCC
16 17 (0.80%) Trac
17 16 (0.75%) Vagrant
17 16 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 556 (26.02%) Finance
2 415 (19.42%) Banking
3 383 (17.92%) Front Office
4 207 (9.69%) Investment Banking
5 69 (3.23%) Games
6 66 (3.09%) Electronics
7 45 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.82%) Automotive
9 34 (1.59%) Aerospace
10 28 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.26%) Military
11 27 (1.26%) Retail
12 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.84%) Marketing
14 15 (0.70%) Back Office
15 12 (0.56%) Advertising
16 8 (0.37%) Publishing
17 7 (0.33%) Avionics
18 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 1321 (61.82%) Developer
2 688 (32.19%) C++ Developer
3 368 (17.22%) Software Engineer
4 205 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 184 (8.61%) C# Developer
6 174 (8.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 130 (6.08%) Quantitative Developer
8 128 (5.99%) Software Developer
9 127 (5.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 121 (5.66%) Senior Developer
11 113 (5.29%) C++/C# Developer
12 95 (4.45%) Front Office Developer
13 91 (4.26%) Python Developer
14 86 (4.02%) Embedded Engineer
15 85 (3.98%) Analyst
16 80 (3.74%) C++ Software Developer
17 77 (3.60%) Linux Developer
18 71 (3.32%) Low Latency C++ Developer
19 67 (3.14%) Architect
20 66 (3.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (11.14%) .NET
2 185 (8.66%) HTML
3 183 (8.56%) XML
4 155 (7.25%) STL
5 137 (6.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 103 (4.82%) FIX Protocol
7 91 (4.26%) HTML5
8 89 (4.16%) Web Services
9 84 (3.93%) CSS
10 75 (3.51%) Middleware
10 75 (3.51%) REST
11 73 (3.42%) WPF
12 67 (3.14%) JSON
12 67 (3.14%) Qt
13 65 (3.04%) AngularJS
14 63 (2.95%) JNI
15 57 (2.67%) Node.js
15 57 (2.67%) RESTful
16 56 (2.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 53 (2.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 283 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 205 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (9.36%) Fixed Income
4 182 (8.52%) Computer Science
5 154 (7.21%) Equities
6 123 (5.76%) Derivative
7 122 (5.71%) Algorithms
8 107 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
9 58 (2.71%) Market Risk
10 54 (2.53%) Mobile App
11 52 (2.43%) Data Structures
12 50 (2.34%) Fintech
13 47 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
14 36 (1.68%) Management Information System
15 35 (1.64%) Device Driver
16 29 (1.36%) Virtual Team
17 28 (1.31%) User Experience
18 25 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
19 24 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 22 (1.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 682 (31.91%) Linux
2 398 (18.62%) Windows
3 372 (17.41%) Unix
4 98 (4.59%) Android
5 66 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.26%) Solaris
8 18 (0.84%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.80%) CentOS
10 14 (0.66%) VxWorks
11 11 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.14%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (25.97%) Software Engineering
2 464 (21.71%) Multithreading
3 445 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (15.30%) Low Latency
5 297 (13.90%) OO
6 233 (10.90%) Electronic Trading
6 233 (10.90%) SDLC
7 194 (9.08%) TDD
8 178 (8.33%) Mathematics
9 163 (7.63%) Test Automation
10 155 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (7.21%) Scrum
12 151 (7.07%) Unit Testing
13 143 (6.69%) UML
14 127 (5.94%) OOP
15 126 (5.90%) Multithreaded Programming
16 100 (4.68%) OOD
17 89 (4.16%) Analytics
18 88 (4.12%) DevOps
19 87 (4.07%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 704 (32.94%) Java
2 630 (29.48%) C#
3 557 (26.06%) C
4 543 (25.41%) Python
5 454 (21.24%) SQL
6 201 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 142 (6.64%) Perl
8 94 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 67 (3.14%) MATLAB
10 66 (3.09%) Scala
11 62 (2.90%) Embedded C++
12 61 (2.85%) Embedded C
13 59 (2.76%) Ruby
14 56 (2.62%) Bash Shell
15 54 (2.53%) VBA
16 48 (2.25%) Objective-C
16 48 (2.25%) R
17 39 (1.82%) VB
18 34 (1.59%) PL/SQL
19 30 (1.40%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 272 (12.73%) Degree
2 179 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 123 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 71 (3.32%) PhD
5 55 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.56%) CISSP
12 9 (0.42%) CISA
13 8 (0.37%) ISEB
14 6 (0.28%) CEH
14 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.23%) OSCP
16 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.14%) CCNA
17 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.23%) QA
2 31 (1.45%) MISRA
3 30 (1.40%) MiFID
4 23 (1.08%) MISRA C
5 16 (0.75%) Def Stans
6 11 (0.51%) ISO 26262
7 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.37%) SLA
9 7 (0.33%) HL7
9 7 (0.33%) IEC 61508
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.23%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.094%) IEC 62304
14 2 (0.094%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.047%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (1.59%) Docker
2 25 (1.17%) Firmware
3 13 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.28%) HDFS
5 6 (0.28%) vSphere
6 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.094%) KVM
7 2 (0.094%) LXC
7 2 (0.094%) Samba
7 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.094%) Xen
7 2 (0.094%) XenServer
8 1 (0.047%) BusyBox
8 1 (0.047%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (1.92%) Ansible
2 29 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.12%) Puppet
4 15 (0.70%) Control-M
5 9 (0.42%) Kibana
6 8 (0.37%) Mesos
7 6 (0.28%) HP Fortify
7 6 (0.28%) Salt
8 5 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.23%) Nagios
9 4 (0.19%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.14%) OpenView
10 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.14%) Terraform
10 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.094%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.094%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.094%) SCOM
11 2 (0.094%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 207 (9.69%) Oracle
2 137 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.16%) Sybase
4 62 (2.90%) ION Trading
5 56 (2.62%) TIBCO
6 36 (1.68%) Google
7 32 (1.50%) IBM
8 26 (1.22%) Solace
9 22 (1.03%) Perforce
9 22 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.94%) Cisco
11 18 (0.84%) Bloomberg
12 17 (0.80%) VMware
13 14 (0.66%) Tableau
14 11 (0.51%) Splunk
14 11 (0.51%) Sun
14 11 (0.51%) Teradata
15 10 (0.47%) Murex
15 10 (0.47%) Netezza
15 10 (0.47%) Xamarin
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago