Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 112 122
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10 -40
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,089 2,275 2,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.22% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.45% 5.28% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,275 1,447 1,337
UK median daily rate £500 £545 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +21.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £741 £763 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 202 200
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31.75 £31.28 £32.45
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.42 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +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 46,985 43,067 41,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.78% 41.97% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,077 30,237 28,326
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 776 874
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.37 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -23 1,946 £525 -4.55% 1,559
London -32 1,046 £587 -2.17% 472
UK excluding London +1 1,016 £400 +2.56% 1,212
South East +36 360 £410 +2.50% 338
South West +8 168 £400 +18.52% 211
North of England +3 145 £385 -3.75% 148
East of England -28 138 £425 +13.33% 264
Midlands -6 88 £375 +7.14% 127
Scotland -22 78 £350 +7.69% 74
North West -16 62 £365 +4.16% 81
Yorkshire +6 55 £425 +3.03% 51
West Midlands -20 47 £425 +21.43% 71
East Midlands +26 41 £369 -22.36% 55
Wales -26 29 £418 +5.70% 37
North East +2 28 £450 +28.57% 16
Northern Ireland -11 12 £433 -3.24% 13

For the 6 months to 17 December 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++.

1 807 (38.63%) Python
2 775 (37.10%) Java
3 683 (32.70%) C#
4 672 (32.17%) C
5 671 (32.12%) Software Engineering
6 655 (31.35%) Linux
7 468 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
8 383 (18.33%) Finance
9 372 (17.81%) Windows
10 342 (16.37%) SQL
11 333 (15.94%) OO
12 298 (14.27%) Degree
13 269 (12.88%) .NET
14 267 (12.78%) JavaScript
14 267 (12.78%) Front Office
15 239 (11.44%) Banking
15 239 (11.44%) Computer Science
16 225 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
17 218 (10.44%) Security Cleared
18 211 (10.10%) Multithreading
19 205 (9.81%) Git (software)
20 190 (9.10%) Mathematics
21 187 (8.95%) Unit Testing
22 185 (8.86%) SC Cleared
23 184 (8.81%) Unix
24 181 (8.66%) Scrum
25 180 (8.62%) DevOps
26 173 (8.28%) XML
27 172 (8.23%) Web Services
27 172 (8.23%) Test Automation

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 48 (2.30%) Confluence
2 38 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.34%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.20%) Apache
5 21 (1.01%) CMS
6 18 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (0.86%) IPython
7 14 (0.67%) Apache Pig
8 11 (0.53%) SAS
9 10 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.34%) JBoss
13 6 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
13 6 (0.29%) IIS
13 6 (0.29%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.19%) Drupal
15 4 (0.19%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.05%) Simulink
2 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.38%) SPSS
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.24%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.19%) InVision
6 4 (0.19%) Maya
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.096%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.096%) Windchill
9 1 (0.048%) Blender
9 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.048%) GIMP
9 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) RMDS
2 5 (0.24%) MoSes
3 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.096%) BASE24
4 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.096%) Endur
4 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.096%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.096%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.048%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.048%) Sonata
5 1 (0.048%) Summit
5 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 155 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 41 (1.96%) GitHub
5 27 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (1.24%) NuGet
7 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.72%) Google Play
8 13 (0.62%) IaaS
9 12 (0.57%) PaaS
10 11 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.53%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.29%) Amazon Alexa
12 6 (0.29%) Office 365
12 6 (0.29%) SaaS
13 5 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.19%) Datadog
14 4 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 38 (1.82%) Bluetooth
3 35 (1.68%) HTTP
4 33 (1.58%) Ethernet
5 30 (1.44%) Wireless
6 28 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (1.29%) Kerberos
8 26 (1.24%) DHCP
9 25 (1.20%) DNS
10 23 (1.10%) Internet
11 20 (0.96%) Wireshark
12 19 (0.91%) SSL
13 17 (0.81%) Firewall
13 17 (0.81%) VoIP
14 14 (0.67%) WAN
15 13 (0.62%) FTP
15 13 (0.62%) Network Security
15 13 (0.62%) SNMP
15 13 (0.62%) Tactical Data Link
16 12 (0.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.31%) Hadoop
3 72 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 71 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 65 (3.11%) Big Data
6 52 (2.49%) RDBMS
7 50 (2.39%) NoSQL
8 48 (2.30%) MySQL
9 38 (1.82%) Blockchain
10 32 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 27 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.20%) Apache Hive
13 25 (1.20%) OLTP
14 22 (1.05%) HBase
15 16 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.67%) KDB
17 12 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 205 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 158 (7.56%) Visual Studio
3 151 (7.23%) Jenkins
4 125 (5.98%) Subversion
5 119 (5.70%) JIRA
6 77 (3.69%) TeamCity
7 71 (3.40%) Maven
8 63 (3.02%) Gradle
9 57 (2.73%) Selenium
10 56 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 51 (2.44%) Artifactory
12 44 (2.11%) Ant
13 42 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 40 (1.91%) Cucumber
14 40 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
15 35 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
16 34 (1.63%) GoogleTest
17 33 (1.58%) Hudson
17 33 (1.58%) NUnit
18 29 (1.39%) JUnit
General
1 383 (18.33%) Finance
2 267 (12.78%) Front Office
3 239 (11.44%) Banking
4 69 (3.30%) Games
5 68 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 67 (3.21%) Electronics
7 59 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 48 (2.30%) Aerospace
9 47 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 46 (2.20%) Law
11 39 (1.87%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.29%) Automotive
12 27 (1.29%) Military
13 23 (1.10%) Retail
14 22 (1.05%) Avionics
15 12 (0.57%) Legal
15 12 (0.57%) Publishing
16 9 (0.43%) Advertising
17 7 (0.34%) Back Office
18 6 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,043 (49.93%) Developer
2 471 (22.55%) Software Engineer
3 459 (21.97%) C++ Developer
4 185 (8.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 130 (6.22%) Embedded Engineer
6 129 (6.18%) C# Developer
7 127 (6.08%) Architect
8 122 (5.84%) Java Developer
9 112 (5.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 108 (5.17%) Python Developer
11 106 (5.07%) Quantitative Developer
11 106 (5.07%) Software Developer
12 86 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
13 84 (4.02%) Senior Developer
14 80 (3.83%) Front Office Developer
15 75 (3.59%) Analyst
16 72 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
16 72 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
17 65 (3.11%) Front Office C++ Developer
18 48 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (12.88%) .NET
2 173 (8.28%) XML
3 172 (8.23%) Web Services
4 127 (6.08%) STL
5 110 (5.27%) HTML
6 99 (4.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 98 (4.69%) AngularJS
7 98 (4.69%) Qt
8 90 (4.31%) Node.js
9 74 (3.54%) JSON
10 72 (3.45%) CSS
11 65 (3.11%) React
12 64 (3.06%) NumPy
13 57 (2.73%) HTML5
14 51 (2.44%) REST
15 47 (2.25%) SOAP
16 44 (2.11%) OpenGL
17 43 (2.06%) Kafka
18 41 (1.96%) SciPy
18 41 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.90%) Derivative
2 161 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (7.37%) Algorithms
4 137 (6.56%) Fixed Income
5 113 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 88 (4.21%) Data Structures
7 63 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
8 60 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.49%) Equities
10 50 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 35 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 34 (1.63%) User Experience
14 33 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
15 30 (1.44%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 27 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (1.20%) Device Driver
19 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 655 (31.35%) Linux
2 372 (17.81%) Windows
3 184 (8.81%) Unix
4 160 (7.66%) Android
5 101 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 68 (3.26%) Embedded Linux
7 33 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.29%) Windows 8
9 21 (1.01%) Solaris
10 18 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 17 (0.81%) OpenVMS
12 12 (0.57%) VxWorks
12 12 (0.57%) Windows Server
13 9 (0.43%) CentOS
13 9 (0.43%) Debian
13 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) FreeRTOS
14 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.29%) VMS
16 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (32.12%) Software Engineering
2 468 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (15.94%) OO
4 239 (11.44%) Computer Science
5 225 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
6 211 (10.10%) Multithreading
7 190 (9.10%) Mathematics
8 187 (8.95%) Unit Testing
9 181 (8.66%) Scrum
10 180 (8.62%) DevOps
11 172 (8.23%) Test Automation
12 157 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (7.23%) UML
14 143 (6.85%) SDLC
15 130 (6.22%) TDD
16 124 (5.94%) OOD
17 117 (5.60%) Analytics
18 94 (4.50%) Configuration Management
19 89 (4.26%) Microservices
20 87 (4.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 807 (38.63%) Python
2 775 (37.10%) Java
3 683 (32.70%) C#
4 672 (32.17%) C
5 342 (16.37%) SQL
6 267 (12.78%) JavaScript
7 117 (5.60%) Perl
8 99 (4.74%) Embedded C++
9 95 (4.55%) Ruby
10 84 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 84 (4.02%) Embedded C
11 83 (3.97%) Scala
12 78 (3.73%) Go
13 55 (2.63%) MATLAB
13 55 (2.63%) PowerShell
14 45 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 42 (2.01%) Apple Swift
16 41 (1.96%) R
16 41 (1.96%) VC++
17 39 (1.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 298 (14.27%) Degree
2 218 (10.44%) Security Cleared
3 185 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 110 (5.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (2.82%) PhD
6 35 (1.68%) AWS Certification
7 29 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.24%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.43%) SANS
11 8 (0.38%) CISSP
11 8 (0.38%) HND
11 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.34%) CEH
12 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.24%) CCNA
14 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.24%) ISEB
15 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.48%) QA
2 29 (1.39%) MISRA
3 24 (1.15%) HMG Infosec
3 24 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 24 (1.15%) JSP 440
4 23 (1.10%) MISRA C
5 19 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.38%) GDPR
9 6 (0.29%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.24%) SLA
11 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.14%) MiFID
12 2 (0.096%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.096%) JTAG
12 2 (0.096%) SEPA
13 1 (0.048%) COBIT
13 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (6.18%) Docker
2 34 (1.63%) Firmware
3 10 (0.48%) HDFS
4 7 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.34%) KVM
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.14%) SRDF
8 3 (0.14%) vSphere
8 3 (0.14%) Xen
9 2 (0.096%) ACF2
9 2 (0.096%) RACF
9 2 (0.096%) Varnish
10 1 (0.048%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 85 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 79 (3.78%) Ansible
3 62 (2.97%) Terraform
4 55 (2.63%) Puppet
5 23 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.01%) HP Fortify
8 20 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.48%) Salt
10 9 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (0.38%) Nagios
11 8 (0.38%) Packer
12 6 (0.29%) Oozie
13 5 (0.24%) Ambari
13 5 (0.24%) Consul
13 5 (0.24%) Grafana
13 5 (0.24%) Kibana
14 4 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
15 3 (0.14%) SELinux
15 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 163 (7.80%) Oracle
2 130 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.59%) Google
4 36 (1.72%) Sybase
5 34 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 25 (1.20%) CA
7 20 (0.96%) IBM
8 19 (0.91%) Apple
8 19 (0.91%) Tableau
9 17 (0.81%) BMC
10 16 (0.77%) Xamarin
11 13 (0.62%) HP
11 13 (0.62%) Informatica
11 13 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.53%) Alteryx
12 11 (0.53%) Perforce
12 11 (0.53%) SAP
12 11 (0.53%) Serena
13 10 (0.48%) Green Hills
13 10 (0.48%) ION Trading