Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 117 83
Rank change year-on-year -2 -34 +10
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,143 2,070 2,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 2.15% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 5.27% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,312 1,738
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -2.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £292
90th Percentile £763 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +1.31% -4.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 201 314
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £32.10 £35.50 £32.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% +2.47% +4.52%

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 42,374 39,260 41,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 40.85% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,860 26,973 28,015
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 862 1,063
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.48 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 1,977 £550 +15.79% 1,686
London +13 1,229 £600 +9.09% 626
UK excluding London -28 890 £388 +1.31% 1,148
South East -49 285 £400 +1.91% 379
East of England +15 153 £365 +12.31% 290
North of England +25 124 £400 - 144
South West -36 114 £363 -9.38% 130
Scotland -6 75 £325 - 44
Midlands -14 73 £350 -2.78% 118
North West +8 62 £350 -12.50% 74
West Midlands +11 48 £350 -2.78% 66
Yorkshire +14 41 £400 +25.00% 50
Northern Ireland -17 41 £450 +16.88% 13
Wales -1 30 £398 -4.22% 30
East Midlands -18 24 £450 +20.00% 52
North East +23 21 £350 -22.22% 20

For the 6 months to 23 January 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++.

1 760 (35.46%) C#
2 726 (33.88%) Linux
3 724 (33.78%) Java
4 715 (33.36%) Python
5 508 (23.71%) Software Engineering
6 507 (23.66%) C
7 490 (22.87%) Finance
8 448 (20.91%) SQL
9 416 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
10 398 (18.57%) Front Office
11 378 (17.64%) Multithreading
12 340 (15.87%) Banking
13 337 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 313 (14.61%) .NET
15 300 (14.00%) Windows
16 294 (13.72%) Degree
17 281 (13.11%) Unix
18 245 (11.43%) OO
19 244 (11.39%) Computer Science
20 235 (10.97%) Mathematics
21 234 (10.92%) JavaScript
22 222 (10.36%) Low Latency
23 219 (10.22%) TDD
24 217 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
25 202 (9.43%) Investment Banking
26 190 (8.87%) Derivative
27 181 (8.45%) Oracle
28 180 (8.40%) Test Automation
29 170 (7.93%) SQL Server
30 164 (7.65%) Continuous Integration

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 38 (1.77%) WebSphere
2 31 (1.45%) Confluence
3 26 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 25 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.12%) Apache
6 23 (1.07%) JBoss
7 21 (0.98%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 20 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (0.75%) CMS
10 16 (0.75%) IIS
11 15 (0.70%) nginx
12 12 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.51%) MQSeries
14 10 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.42%) JCAPS
16 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.28%) Jupyter
17 6 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 85 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
3 28 (1.31%) Simulink
4 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.33%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.19%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.19%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.19%) Pipeline Pilot
9 3 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.14%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.14%) SPSS
9 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.093%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.093%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.56%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.33%) RMDS
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
6 3 (0.14%) Summit
7 2 (0.093%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.047%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.047%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.87%) PaaS
3 33 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.75%) IaaS
4 16 (0.75%) OpenShift
5 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.51%) GitHub
6 11 (0.51%) SaaS
7 9 (0.42%) npm
8 7 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.19%) Force.com
10 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) Loggly
10 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.22%) TCP/IP
2 38 (1.77%) Wireless
3 34 (1.59%) HTTP
4 33 (1.54%) Bluetooth
5 29 (1.35%) Internet
6 23 (1.07%) LTE
7 22 (1.03%) Wireshark
8 20 (0.93%) Network Security
9 19 (0.89%) GSM
10 15 (0.70%) Firewall
11 13 (0.61%) 3G
11 13 (0.61%) 4G
12 12 (0.56%) 3GPP
12 12 (0.56%) AMQP
12 12 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.51%) CTI
13 11 (0.51%) VoIP
14 10 (0.47%) FTP
14 10 (0.47%) OpenFlow
15 9 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 60 (2.80%) Big Data
3 60 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 48 (2.24%) MySQL
5 39 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 36 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 36 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.26%) KDB
9 26 (1.21%) OLTP
10 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.84%) Blockchain
12 14 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.65%) Data Mining
12 14 (0.65%) Redis
13 13 (0.61%) SQLite
14 12 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.51%) GIS
Development Applications
1 158 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 139 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 107 (4.99%) Jenkins
4 90 (4.20%) JIRA
5 88 (4.11%) Subversion
6 49 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 45 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 44 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
9 43 (2.01%) Rational Rhapsody
10 40 (1.87%) Maven
11 39 (1.82%) GDB
12 32 (1.49%) SoapUI
13 29 (1.35%) Selenium
14 28 (1.31%) NUnit
14 28 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (1.26%) Mercurial
16 25 (1.17%) Cucumber
16 25 (1.17%) GCC
17 23 (1.07%) Gradle
18 20 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 490 (22.87%) Finance
2 398 (18.57%) Front Office
3 340 (15.87%) Banking
4 202 (9.43%) Investment Banking
5 88 (4.11%) Electronics
6 70 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.33%) Games
8 44 (2.05%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.91%) Automotive
10 32 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.12%) Retail
12 20 (0.93%) Back Office
13 17 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.75%) Law
15 14 (0.65%) Military
16 11 (0.51%) Advertising
16 11 (0.51%) Marketing
16 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.28%) Avionics
17 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,210 (56.46%) Developer
2 584 (27.25%) C++ Developer
3 336 (15.68%) Software Engineer
4 186 (8.68%) C# Developer
5 157 (7.33%) Senior Developer
6 147 (6.86%) Analyst
6 147 (6.86%) Java Developer
7 139 (6.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 132 (6.16%) Quantitative Developer
9 126 (5.88%) Python Developer
10 97 (4.53%) Embedded Engineer
10 97 (4.53%) Software Developer
11 82 (3.83%) C++/C# Developer
12 78 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 78 (3.64%) Qualitative Analyst
12 78 (3.64%) Quantitative Analyst
13 69 (3.22%) Senior C++ Developer
14 68 (3.17%) Front Office Developer
15 66 (3.08%) C++ Quantitative Developer
16 61 (2.85%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (14.61%) .NET
2 163 (7.61%) XML
3 161 (7.51%) HTML
4 111 (5.18%) Web Services
5 103 (4.81%) AngularJS
6 102 (4.76%) STL
7 96 (4.48%) CSS
8 92 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 85 (3.97%) Middleware
10 70 (3.27%) WPF
11 69 (3.22%) FIX Protocol
12 60 (2.80%) React
13 59 (2.75%) Node.js
13 59 (2.75%) SOAP
14 54 (2.52%) RESTful
15 51 (2.38%) JSON
16 48 (2.24%) REST
17 46 (2.15%) Spring
17 46 (2.15%) XSLT
18 42 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 337 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 244 (11.39%) Computer Science
3 217 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
4 190 (8.87%) Derivative
5 143 (6.67%) Fixed Income
6 98 (4.57%) Algorithms
7 70 (3.27%) Data Structures
8 59 (2.75%) Credit Risk
9 54 (2.52%) Equities
10 53 (2.47%) Market Risk
11 42 (1.96%) Mobile App
12 39 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
13 32 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
14 31 (1.45%) Device Driver
14 31 (1.45%) User Experience
15 28 (1.31%) iPad
15 28 (1.31%) Virtual Team
16 25 (1.17%) Fintech
16 25 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 24 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 726 (33.88%) Linux
2 300 (14.00%) Windows
3 281 (13.11%) Unix
4 108 (5.04%) Android
5 73 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 58 (2.71%) Solaris
7 42 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.89%) VxWorks
10 14 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.61%) OpenVMS
11 13 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.51%) AIX
12 11 (0.51%) CentOS
12 11 (0.51%) VMS
12 11 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.47%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
15 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.19%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (23.71%) Software Engineering
2 416 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (17.64%) Multithreading
4 245 (11.43%) OO
5 235 (10.97%) Mathematics
6 222 (10.36%) Low Latency
7 219 (10.22%) TDD
8 180 (8.40%) Test Automation
9 164 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
10 155 (7.23%) Electronic Trading
11 147 (6.86%) Scrum
12 141 (6.58%) Analytics
13 131 (6.11%) SDLC
14 127 (5.93%) DevOps
15 113 (5.27%) UML
16 111 (5.18%) Physics
17 110 (5.13%) Quantitative Research
18 100 (4.67%) Unit Testing
19 96 (4.48%) Risk Management
20 83 (3.87%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 760 (35.46%) C#
2 724 (33.78%) Java
3 715 (33.36%) Python
4 507 (23.66%) C
5 448 (20.91%) SQL
6 234 (10.92%) JavaScript
7 141 (6.58%) Perl
8 89 (4.15%) Shell Script
9 87 (4.06%) Ruby
10 73 (3.41%) VBA
11 65 (3.03%) Embedded C
12 64 (2.99%) PHP
13 59 (2.75%) MATLAB
14 58 (2.71%) Bash Shell
15 55 (2.57%) Scala
16 52 (2.43%) Embedded C++
16 52 (2.43%) R
17 40 (1.87%) Groovy
18 38 (1.77%) Ada
19 30 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 294 (13.72%) Degree
2 115 (5.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (5.09%) PhD
4 101 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 83 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (0.70%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.19%) ISEB
11 4 (0.19%) PMP
11 4 (0.19%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.14%) CISA
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.093%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.093%) CREST Certified
13 2 (0.093%) OSCP
14 1 (0.047%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.53%) QA
2 24 (1.12%) MiFID
3 18 (0.84%) EMIR
4 17 (0.79%) MISRA
5 15 (0.70%) IEC 62304
6 14 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.61%) ISO 26262
8 11 (0.51%) HL7
9 10 (0.47%) MISRA C
10 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.28%) Def Stans
11 6 (0.28%) SLA
12 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.23%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.23%) IEC 61508
12 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.19%) GDPR
14 3 (0.14%) Basel III
14 3 (0.14%) FATCA
15 2 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 71 (3.31%) Docker
2 38 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.40%) Firmware
4 17 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.51%) KVM
6 7 (0.33%) Platform Symphony
6 7 (0.33%) Varnish
7 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.28%) etcd
8 5 (0.23%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 5 (0.23%) HDFS
9 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 2 (0.093%) Active Directory
11 2 (0.093%) QEMU
11 2 (0.093%) Samba
11 2 (0.093%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.047%) GPFS
12 1 (0.047%) RHEV
12 1 (0.047%) zsh
Systems Management
1 78 (3.64%) Ansible
2 57 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 51 (2.38%) Puppet
4 36 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.75%) Terraform
6 13 (0.61%) Nagios
7 10 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.47%) Opsview
8 8 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.28%) Consul
9 6 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.23%) Packer
11 4 (0.19%) CFEngine
11 4 (0.19%) Icinga
11 4 (0.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.14%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.14%) Rancher
12 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 181 (8.45%) Oracle
2 98 (4.57%) Microsoft
3 82 (3.83%) TIBCO
4 50 (2.33%) Solace
5 49 (2.29%) Sybase
6 44 (2.05%) VMware
7 41 (1.91%) IBM
8 34 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.54%) Talarian
10 18 (0.84%) Google
10 18 (0.84%) ION Trading
11 17 (0.79%) Splunk
12 15 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.65%) HP
14 12 (0.56%) Cisco
15 9 (0.42%) CA
15 9 (0.42%) Fiorano
15 9 (0.42%) InterSystems
16 8 (0.37%) Fidessa
16 8 (0.37%) Perforce