Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 119 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 -34 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 2297 2206 2845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.09% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 5.18% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1401 1807
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £750 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 190 315
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31.20 £31.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.87 £51.25 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +6.67%

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 42856 42621 44072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.33% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 29285 29821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 887 1042
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%
10th Percentile £16.07 £14.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +17 2093 £550 +15.79% 479
London +20 1344 £600 +14.29% 186
UK excluding London -18 927 £400 +5.26% 309
South East -66 248 £400 +6.67% 96
East of England +34 178 £375 +7.14% 88
North of England +32 130 £425 - 48
South West -32 124 £348 -10.32% 37
Scotland -10 84 £325 +8.33% 6
North West +31 74 £450 +5.88% 22
Midlands +8 67 £390 +8.33% 24
Northern Ireland -4 66 £413 +7.14% 3
West Midlands +16 43 £350 -2.78% 15
Yorkshire +25 38 £400 +25.00% 18
Wales -7 33 £393 -1.88% 7
East Midlands +6 23 £475 +26.67% 9
North East +17 18 £350 -26.32% 8

For the 6 months to 18 November 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++.

1 794 (34.57%) Linux
2 761 (33.13%) Java
2 761 (33.13%) Python
3 729 (31.74%) C#
4 577 (25.12%) Finance
5 561 (24.42%) C
6 517 (22.51%) SQL
6 517 (22.51%) Software Engineering
7 475 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
8 470 (20.46%) Front Office
9 454 (19.76%) Banking
9 454 (19.76%) Multithreading
10 385 (16.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 332 (14.45%) Unix
12 326 (14.19%) Windows
13 292 (12.71%) Degree
14 285 (12.41%) OO
15 284 (12.36%) .NET
16 272 (11.84%) Low Latency
17 259 (11.28%) Investment Banking
18 254 (11.06%) JavaScript
19 251 (10.93%) Mathematics
20 241 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
21 215 (9.36%) Computer Science
22 214 (9.32%) Electronic Trading
23 198 (8.62%) Derivative
24 196 (8.53%) Test Automation
25 195 (8.49%) XML
26 194 (8.45%) SQL Server
27 192 (8.36%) Oracle

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 43 (1.87%) Apache
2 42 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 38 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 29 (1.26%) Confluence
5 28 (1.22%) JBoss
6 23 (1.00%) CMS
7 21 (0.91%) nginx
8 19 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.78%) IIS
10 16 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.70%) MQSeries
11 15 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.52%) JCAPS
13 10 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.30%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.26%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.22%) Jupyter
Applications
1 91 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
3 29 (1.26%) Simulink
4 14 (0.61%) Doxygen
5 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) SmartSuite
7 4 (0.17%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.17%) LaTeX
7 4 (0.17%) Pipeline Pilot
7 4 (0.17%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.087%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.35%) ION MarketView
2 16 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.44%) LabWindows
4 7 (0.30%) RMDS
5 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.22%) Summit
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
8 2 (0.087%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.087%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.087%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.044%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.044%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.83%) PaaS
5 12 (0.52%) GitHub
6 8 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (0.35%) IaaS
6 8 (0.35%) npm
7 7 (0.30%) SaaS
8 5 (0.22%) Bluemix
8 5 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.17%) Loggly
9 4 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.13%) Datadog
10 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.13%) Serverless
11 2 (0.087%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.31%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.57%) Wireless
3 35 (1.52%) HTTP
4 31 (1.35%) Bluetooth
5 27 (1.18%) Network Security
6 25 (1.09%) Internet
7 24 (1.04%) Wireshark
8 23 (1.00%) LTE
9 21 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (0.87%) GSM
11 14 (0.61%) Firewall
11 14 (0.61%) VoIP
12 13 (0.57%) 3G
13 12 (0.52%) 4G
13 12 (0.52%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.52%) RTP
14 11 (0.48%) CTI
14 11 (0.48%) DNS
15 10 (0.44%) FTP
15 10 (0.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 59 (2.57%) NoSQL
4 56 (2.44%) Big Data
5 52 (2.26%) MySQL
6 50 (2.18%) RDBMS
7 44 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 43 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 33 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 32 (1.39%) KDB
11 28 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (0.91%) OLTP
14 20 (0.87%) SQLite
15 19 (0.83%) Blockchain
16 16 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.65%) Redis
18 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 11 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
19 11 (0.48%) Flink
Development Applications
1 169 (7.36%) Visual Studio
2 158 (6.88%) Git (software)
3 126 (5.49%) Subversion
4 105 (4.57%) Jenkins
5 85 (3.70%) JIRA
6 55 (2.39%) Rational Rhapsody
7 54 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
8 51 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 41 (1.78%) Eclipse
10 31 (1.35%) GDB
11 30 (1.31%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.26%) Gradle
13 28 (1.22%) Maven
14 24 (1.04%) Cucumber
15 22 (0.96%) NUnit
16 21 (0.91%) Bitbucket
16 21 (0.91%) gulp
17 20 (0.87%) Mercurial
17 20 (0.87%) Selenium
18 17 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 577 (25.12%) Finance
2 470 (20.46%) Front Office
3 454 (19.76%) Banking
4 259 (11.28%) Investment Banking
5 82 (3.57%) Electronics
6 57 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 47 (2.05%) Automotive
9 45 (1.96%) Games
10 31 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.31%) Aerospace
12 26 (1.13%) Back Office
13 20 (0.87%) Retail
14 14 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.57%) Military
16 12 (0.52%) Advertising
16 12 (0.52%) Billing
17 11 (0.48%) Marketing
18 9 (0.39%) Avionics
19 6 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1356 (59.03%) Developer
2 681 (29.65%) C++ Developer
3 353 (15.37%) Software Engineer
4 175 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 163 (7.10%) Analyst
5 163 (7.10%) Senior Developer
6 158 (6.88%) C# Developer
7 152 (6.62%) C++ Software Engineer
8 147 (6.40%) Quantitative Developer
9 127 (5.53%) Python Developer
10 107 (4.66%) Software Developer
11 88 (3.83%) Embedded Engineer
11 88 (3.83%) Front Office Developer
12 79 (3.44%) C++/C# Developer
12 79 (3.44%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 79 (3.44%) Qualitative Analyst
12 79 (3.44%) Quantitative Analyst
13 78 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
14 76 (3.31%) Senior C++ Developer
15 73 (3.18%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (12.36%) .NET
2 195 (8.49%) XML
3 183 (7.97%) HTML
4 115 (5.01%) STL
5 114 (4.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 109 (4.75%) Web Services
7 106 (4.61%) CSS
8 95 (4.14%) AngularJS
9 88 (3.83%) FIX Protocol
10 86 (3.74%) Middleware
11 74 (3.22%) SOAP
12 66 (2.87%) JSON
13 56 (2.44%) Node.js
13 56 (2.44%) WPF
14 54 (2.35%) RESTful
15 53 (2.31%) XSLT
16 50 (2.18%) HTML5
17 49 (2.13%) REST
18 48 (2.09%) Qt
19 46 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 385 (16.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 241 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 215 (9.36%) Computer Science
4 198 (8.62%) Derivative
5 159 (6.92%) Fixed Income
6 78 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
7 77 (3.35%) Market Risk
8 76 (3.31%) Equities
9 74 (3.22%) Algorithms
10 63 (2.74%) Data Structures
11 61 (2.66%) Credit Risk
12 49 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
13 40 (1.74%) Device Driver
13 40 (1.74%) Fintech
14 36 (1.57%) Mobile App
14 36 (1.57%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 27 (1.18%) User Experience
16 22 (0.96%) Hedge funds
17 18 (0.78%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 794 (34.57%) Linux
2 332 (14.45%) Unix
3 326 (14.19%) Windows
4 95 (4.14%) Android
5 65 (2.83%) Solaris
6 60 (2.61%) Apple iOS
7 48 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
8 31 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.96%) CentOS
10 21 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.78%) VxWorks
12 15 (0.65%) Windows Server
13 11 (0.48%) AIX
13 11 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.48%) VMS
14 9 (0.39%) OpenVMS
15 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
18 3 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (22.51%) Software Engineering
2 475 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (19.76%) Multithreading
4 285 (12.41%) OO
5 272 (11.84%) Low Latency
6 251 (10.93%) Mathematics
7 214 (9.32%) Electronic Trading
8 196 (8.53%) Test Automation
9 192 (8.36%) TDD
10 173 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
11 160 (6.97%) SDLC
12 148 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 140 (6.09%) Scrum
14 121 (5.27%) UML
15 120 (5.22%) Analytics
15 120 (5.22%) Physics
16 119 (5.18%) OOP
17 114 (4.96%) DevOps
18 104 (4.53%) Multithreaded Programming
19 100 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 761 (33.13%) Java
1 761 (33.13%) Python
2 729 (31.74%) C#
3 561 (24.42%) C
4 517 (22.51%) SQL
5 254 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 161 (7.01%) Perl
7 96 (4.18%) Shell Script
8 88 (3.83%) VBA
9 83 (3.61%) Ruby
10 66 (2.87%) Embedded C
10 66 (2.87%) PHP
11 58 (2.53%) MATLAB
12 54 (2.35%) Scala
13 50 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 46 (2.00%) Embedded C++
14 46 (2.00%) R
15 43 (1.87%) VB
16 39 (1.70%) Ada
17 33 (1.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 292 (12.71%) Degree
2 117 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 105 (4.57%) PhD
4 95 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 95 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 22 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.17%) CISSP
10 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.17%) PMP
10 4 (0.17%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.13%) CISA
12 2 (0.087%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.087%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.087%) OSCP
13 1 (0.044%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.044%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.31%) QA
2 34 (1.48%) MiFID
3 24 (1.04%) MISRA
4 16 (0.70%) MISRA C
5 14 (0.61%) HL7
6 12 (0.52%) Def Stans
7 11 (0.48%) ISO 26262
8 10 (0.44%) EMIR
9 7 (0.30%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.30%) IEC 62304
10 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.22%) SLA
11 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.087%) CDISC
12 2 (0.087%) DO-254
12 2 (0.087%) GxP
13 1 (0.044%) GCP
System Software
1 46 (2.00%) Docker
2 39 (1.70%) Firmware
3 29 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.52%) KVM
6 10 (0.44%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 9 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
8 7 (0.30%) Varnish
9 6 (0.26%) Active Directory
9 6 (0.26%) etcd
9 6 (0.26%) NFS
10 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.087%) Ceph
12 2 (0.087%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.087%) QEMU
12 2 (0.087%) Samba
13 1 (0.044%) GPFS
13 1 (0.044%) zsh
Systems Management
1 67 (2.92%) Ansible
2 45 (1.96%) Puppet
3 37 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.70%) Nagios
5 16 (0.70%) Terraform
6 8 (0.35%) Mesos
6 8 (0.35%) Netcool
7 7 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.30%) RSA Archer
7 7 (0.30%) SCOM
8 6 (0.26%) Consul
8 6 (0.26%) Packer
8 6 (0.26%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.22%) Kibana
9 5 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 4 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
10 4 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.17%) Icinga
10 4 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 192 (8.36%) Oracle
2 123 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 88 (3.83%) TIBCO
4 78 (3.40%) Sybase
5 50 (2.18%) Solace
6 49 (2.13%) ION Trading
7 48 (2.09%) IBM
8 37 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 37 (1.61%) VMware
9 30 (1.31%) Talarian
10 27 (1.18%) Perforce
11 19 (0.83%) Splunk
12 18 (0.78%) Google
13 17 (0.74%) Bloomberg
14 14 (0.61%) Cisco
15 12 (0.52%) Fiorano
15 12 (0.52%) InterSystems
16 11 (0.48%) Fidessa
16 11 (0.48%) HP
17 10 (0.44%) Salesforce.com