Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 111 90
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 2213 2352 2596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.18% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.48% 5.55% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 1459 1599
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £725 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +7.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 221 245
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.78 £52.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% +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 40376 42416 42499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 39.23% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27729 29156 28274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 771 911 905
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.28 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -2 1959 £550 +15.79% 689
London +16 1184 £600 +14.29% 297
UK excluding London -10 1002 £400 +3.23% 431
South East -27 299 £385 +2.67% 125
East of England +18 145 £375 +5.63% 106
South West -40 134 £375 -6.25% 57
North of England -16 128 £425 - 67
Northern Ireland - 111 £433 - 5
North West -3 76 £450 +12.36% 34
Scotland +5 73 £325 +1.56% 30
Midlands -4 61 £340 -12.26% 35
Wales +1 50 £393 -5.42% 6
West Midlands +21 35 £338 -21.51% 16
Yorkshire -7 33 £400 -3.03% 24
East Midlands -19 26 £340 +4.62% 19
North East +22 19 £350 -22.22% 9

For the 6 months to 23 August 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++.

1 744 (33.62%) Linux
2 720 (32.54%) Java
3 660 (29.82%) C#
4 604 (27.29%) Python
5 595 (26.89%) Finance
6 585 (26.43%) C
7 552 (24.94%) Software Engineering
8 516 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
9 481 (21.74%) SQL
10 469 (21.19%) Banking
10 469 (21.19%) Multithreading
11 406 (18.35%) Windows
12 397 (17.94%) Front Office
13 369 (16.67%) Unix
14 311 (14.05%) Low Latency
15 297 (13.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 274 (12.38%) OO
17 256 (11.57%) Degree
18 243 (10.98%) Electronic Trading
19 241 (10.89%) .NET
20 238 (10.75%) Investment Banking
21 225 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
22 222 (10.03%) JavaScript
23 214 (9.67%) SDLC
24 208 (9.40%) TDD
25 204 (9.22%) Mathematics
26 189 (8.54%) HTML
27 188 (8.50%) Oracle
28 185 (8.36%) SQL Server
28 185 (8.36%) Visual Studio

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 42 (1.90%) Apache
2 39 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 35 (1.58%) Confluence
4 28 (1.27%) CMS
5 26 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 22 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.86%) JBoss
8 18 (0.81%) IIS
9 17 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.68%) JCAPS
11 15 (0.68%) nginx
12 11 (0.50%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.36%) Kinematics
14 7 (0.32%) DataSynapse
14 7 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.32%) SAS
15 6 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 73 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (0.90%) Simulink
4 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.59%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.18%) SmartSuite
7 4 (0.18%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.14%) SPSS
9 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.045%) CATIA
10 1 (0.045%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.94%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.86%) LabWindows
3 13 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.27%) RMDS
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.23%) Summit
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.090%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.090%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.045%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.045%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.59%) PaaS
5 9 (0.41%) GitHub
5 9 (0.41%) SaaS
6 5 (0.23%) Bluemix
6 5 (0.23%) IaaS
6 5 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.14%) Google Play
9 2 (0.090%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.090%) Force.com
9 2 (0.090%) iTunes
10 1 (0.045%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.045%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.40%) HTTP
3 24 (1.08%) Wireless
4 21 (0.95%) Bluetooth
4 21 (0.95%) Wireshark
5 19 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (0.68%) Network Security
7 12 (0.54%) Firewall
7 12 (0.54%) Internet
7 12 (0.54%) LTE
8 11 (0.50%) DNS
8 11 (0.50%) DVB
8 11 (0.50%) Ethernet
8 11 (0.50%) RS-422
9 10 (0.45%) Link 11
10 9 (0.41%) Link 16
10 9 (0.41%) SNMP
10 9 (0.41%) SSL
10 9 (0.41%) VoIP
11 8 (0.36%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.38%) Relational Database
3 53 (2.39%) NoSQL
4 52 (2.35%) Big Data
5 48 (2.17%) MySQL
5 48 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 47 (2.12%) MongoDB
7 41 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.81%) KDB
9 36 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 26 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.72%) DB2
13 16 (0.72%) OLTP
14 15 (0.68%) Kdb+
14 15 (0.68%) SQLite
15 14 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.59%) Tick Data
17 12 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 185 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 136 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 120 (5.42%) Subversion
4 111 (5.02%) JIRA
5 67 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 55 (2.49%) Eclipse
7 47 (2.12%) Rational Rhapsody
8 45 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
9 34 (1.54%) TeamCity
10 31 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.22%) GDB
12 25 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 24 (1.08%) Gradle
14 22 (0.99%) SoapUI
15 21 (0.95%) Mercurial
15 21 (0.95%) NUnit
16 20 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 18 (0.81%) Selenium
19 17 (0.77%) gulp
General
1 595 (26.89%) Finance
2 469 (21.19%) Banking
3 397 (17.94%) Front Office
4 238 (10.75%) Investment Banking
5 75 (3.39%) Electronics
6 72 (3.25%) Games
7 41 (1.85%) Automotive
8 39 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.58%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.31%) Retail
12 25 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.99%) Back Office
13 22 (0.99%) Military
14 14 (0.63%) Advertising
14 14 (0.63%) Marketing
15 11 (0.50%) Billing
16 10 (0.45%) Avionics
17 8 (0.36%) Publishing
18 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1371 (61.95%) Developer
2 714 (32.26%) C++ Developer
3 363 (16.40%) Software Engineer
4 197 (8.90%) Java Developer
5 180 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 164 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 159 (7.18%) Senior Developer
8 129 (5.83%) Quantitative Developer
9 123 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 120 (5.42%) Analyst
11 113 (5.11%) Python Developer
12 112 (5.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 108 (4.88%) C++/C# Developer
14 92 (4.16%) Embedded Engineer
15 89 (4.02%) Front Office Developer
16 72 (3.25%) C++ Software Developer
17 71 (3.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 71 (3.21%) Senior C++ Developer
18 70 (3.16%) Linux Developer
19 63 (2.85%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (10.89%) .NET
2 189 (8.54%) HTML
3 185 (8.36%) XML
4 141 (6.37%) STL
5 116 (5.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 98 (4.43%) FIX Protocol
7 95 (4.29%) CSS
8 90 (4.07%) HTML5
9 87 (3.93%) Web Services
10 69 (3.12%) AngularJS
11 68 (3.07%) Qt
12 67 (3.03%) Middleware
13 66 (2.98%) JSON
14 64 (2.89%) WPF
15 58 (2.62%) REST
15 58 (2.62%) SOAP
16 56 (2.53%) JNI
17 55 (2.49%) XSLT
18 53 (2.39%) RESTful
19 48 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 297 (13.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 225 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (8.18%) Fixed Income
4 174 (7.86%) Computer Science
5 162 (7.32%) Derivative
6 133 (6.01%) Equities
7 100 (4.52%) Algorithms
8 97 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
9 66 (2.98%) Market Risk
10 64 (2.89%) Data Structures
11 56 (2.53%) Fintech
12 47 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
13 42 (1.90%) Mobile App
14 37 (1.67%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.63%) Credit Risk
16 35 (1.58%) Device Driver
17 30 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 28 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
19 25 (1.13%) Swaptions
20 24 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 744 (33.62%) Linux
2 406 (18.35%) Windows
3 369 (16.67%) Unix
4 93 (4.20%) Android
5 55 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.94%) Solaris
7 36 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
8 22 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.81%) CentOS
11 16 (0.72%) Windows Server
12 15 (0.68%) VxWorks
13 10 (0.45%) VMS
14 9 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.36%) OpenVMS
15 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.27%) AIX
18 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (24.94%) Software Engineering
2 516 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 469 (21.19%) Multithreading
4 311 (14.05%) Low Latency
5 274 (12.38%) OO
6 243 (10.98%) Electronic Trading
7 214 (9.67%) SDLC
8 208 (9.40%) TDD
9 204 (9.22%) Mathematics
10 176 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
11 166 (7.50%) Test Automation
12 163 (7.37%) Scrum
13 156 (7.05%) Unit Testing
14 133 (6.01%) UML
15 126 (5.69%) OOP
16 110 (4.97%) Multithreaded Programming
17 101 (4.56%) OOD
18 91 (4.11%) DevOps
19 89 (4.02%) Analytics
20 88 (3.98%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 720 (32.54%) Java
2 660 (29.82%) C#
3 604 (27.29%) Python
4 585 (26.43%) C
5 481 (21.74%) SQL
6 222 (10.03%) JavaScript
7 164 (7.41%) Perl
8 87 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 69 (3.12%) VBA
10 63 (2.85%) Ruby
11 62 (2.80%) Embedded C
12 57 (2.58%) Embedded C++
13 54 (2.44%) Scala
14 53 (2.39%) MATLAB
15 46 (2.08%) VB
16 43 (1.94%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.67%) R
18 35 (1.58%) T-SQL
19 32 (1.45%) Objective-C
20 31 (1.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 256 (11.57%) Degree
2 170 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 122 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 66 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (2.85%) PhD
6 25 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.54%) CISSP
11 9 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.36%) CISA
13 6 (0.27%) CEH
14 5 (0.23%) ISEB
14 5 (0.23%) OSCP
15 3 (0.14%) CCNA
15 3 (0.14%) CFA
15 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.14%) CISM
15 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.71%) QA
2 30 (1.36%) MiFID
3 29 (1.31%) MISRA
4 19 (0.86%) MISRA C
5 16 (0.72%) HL7
6 15 (0.68%) Def Stans
7 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.14%) DO-254
9 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.090%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.090%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.090%) SLA
11 1 (0.045%) GCP
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.045%) JTAG
System Software
1 29 (1.31%) Docker
2 28 (1.27%) Firmware
3 15 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.36%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.27%) vSphere
7 5 (0.23%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.14%) HDFS
9 3 (0.14%) KVM
9 3 (0.14%) NFS
9 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.090%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.090%) LXC
10 2 (0.090%) Samba
10 2 (0.090%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.090%) Xen
10 2 (0.090%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (1.49%) Ansible
2 23 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.77%) Puppet
4 9 (0.41%) Kibana
5 8 (0.36%) Mesos
6 7 (0.32%) SCOM
7 6 (0.27%) HP Fortify
7 6 (0.27%) Nagios
7 6 (0.27%) Netcool
8 4 (0.18%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.18%) Control-M
8 4 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.18%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.18%) WMI
9 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.14%) OpenView
9 3 (0.14%) Packer
10 2 (0.090%) Terraform
10 2 (0.090%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 188 (8.50%) Oracle
2 144 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.25%) Sybase
4 70 (3.16%) ION Trading
5 56 (2.53%) TIBCO
6 42 (1.90%) IBM
7 30 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.31%) VMware
9 25 (1.13%) Perforce
10 21 (0.95%) Solace
11 19 (0.86%) Google
12 17 (0.77%) Bloomberg
13 16 (0.72%) Sun
14 15 (0.68%) Fiorano
14 15 (0.68%) InterSystems
15 13 (0.59%) Talarian
16 12 (0.54%) Cisco
17 11 (0.50%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.50%) CyberArk
17 11 (0.50%) Tradeweb