Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 133 112
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 +11
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,700 2,113 2,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.04% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.00% 4.56% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1,287 1,470
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £725 £725 £751
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 207
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.87%
10th Percentile £38.63 £31.35 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.20 £52.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +3.61%

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 34,032 46,376 43,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 44.68% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,466 32,686 30,204
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £308
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 682 801
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.69 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.96%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 1,632 £475 -9.52% 1,345
UK excluding London +27 931 £425 +6.25% 1,104
London -8 738 £550 -6.34% 337
South West +50 369 £425 +16.44% 194
South East -2 252 £425 +2.41% 326
East of England +31 142 £381 -19.74% 229
North of England -18 83 £425 +13.33% 144
Midlands +10 46 £373 -0.67% 119
North West -3 38 £425 +14.86% 67
Yorkshire +22 30 £425 - 57
East Midlands +7 28 £363 -2.82% 58
Scotland -29 20 £325 -8.77% 63
West Midlands +23 18 £373 -12.35% 59
North East 0 15 £465 -22.50% 20
Wales +13 10 £375 -16.67% 22
Northern Ireland +2 9 £433 - 11

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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++.

1 791 (46.53%) Software Engineering
2 755 (44.41%) Python
3 712 (41.88%) Java
4 636 (37.41%) C
5 606 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
6 543 (31.94%) Linux
7 504 (29.65%) C#
8 299 (17.59%) Finance
9 281 (16.53%) Security Cleared
10 274 (16.12%) SQL
11 264 (15.53%) JavaScript
12 233 (13.71%) SC Cleared
13 229 (13.47%) .NET
14 228 (13.41%) Git (software)
15 226 (13.29%) Front Office
16 218 (12.82%) Degree
17 211 (12.41%) Windows
18 206 (12.12%) Web Services
19 204 (12.00%) AWS
20 189 (11.12%) UML
21 184 (10.82%) OO
22 180 (10.59%) Node.js
23 178 (10.47%) Scrum
24 167 (9.82%) Derivative
25 160 (9.41%) AngularJS
26 154 (9.06%) Multithreading
27 153 (9.00%) Computer Science
28 152 (8.94%) Azure
28 152 (8.94%) Oracle
29 149 (8.76%) TDD

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 53 (3.12%) Confluence
2 35 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.24%) JBoss
5 17 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.88%) CMS
7 14 (0.82%) Apache
8 12 (0.71%) IIS
9 8 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.35%) Jetty
11 6 (0.35%) Luigi
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.24%) SAS
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.35%) Simulink
3 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.53%) Stateflow
5 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.29%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.059%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.29%) FINCAD Analytics
2 21 (1.24%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.24%) Magento
5 3 (0.18%) BASE24
6 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.12%) Eikon
6 2 (0.12%) Kondor
6 2 (0.12%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.059%) Actimize
7 1 (0.059%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.059%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.059%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 204 (12.00%) AWS
2 152 (8.94%) Azure
3 72 (4.24%) GCP
4 61 (3.59%) GitHub
5 45 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 44 (2.59%) Serverless
7 32 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.24%) AWS Step Functions
10 17 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.71%) Azure Functions
11 12 (0.71%) SaaS
12 11 (0.65%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.47%) Datadog
14 6 (0.35%) IaaS
14 6 (0.35%) PaaS
15 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.29%) AWS IoT
15 5 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 55 (3.24%) Internet
3 47 (2.76%) Ethernet
4 30 (1.76%) DNS
5 26 (1.53%) Wireshark
6 23 (1.35%) Wireless
7 21 (1.24%) Bluetooth
7 21 (1.24%) RS-485
7 21 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (1.18%) AMQP
9 19 (1.12%) RS-232
10 16 (0.94%) VoIP
11 14 (0.82%) Multicast
12 12 (0.71%) Firewall
12 12 (0.71%) TETRA
13 11 (0.65%) HTTP
14 10 (0.59%) SSH
15 9 (0.53%) IPv6
16 8 (0.47%) DHCP
16 8 (0.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.47%) NoSQL
2 71 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
3 67 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 63 (3.71%) SQL Server
5 56 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.88%) Big Data
7 44 (2.59%) Amazon Athena
8 42 (2.47%) MySQL
9 41 (2.41%) KDB
10 40 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 39 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
12 36 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (1.82%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.71%) Kdb+
15 24 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.29%) Amazon Aurora
16 22 (1.29%) Blockchain
17 20 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.18%) DB2
18 19 (1.12%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 228 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 96 (5.65%) Visual Studio
3 91 (5.35%) JIRA
4 76 (4.47%) Jenkins
5 60 (3.53%) Eclipse
5 60 (3.53%) Maven
5 60 (3.53%) Rational Rhapsody
6 51 (3.00%) TeamCity
7 49 (2.88%) Subversion
8 45 (2.65%) NetBeans
9 40 (2.35%) GoogleTest
10 35 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 35 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
11 33 (1.94%) NUnit
12 25 (1.47%) ClearCase
12 25 (1.47%) Cucumber
13 24 (1.41%) Mercurial
14 22 (1.29%) SpecFlow
15 18 (1.06%) GDB
16 17 (1.00%) CMake
General
1 299 (17.59%) Finance
2 226 (13.29%) Front Office
3 122 (7.18%) Banking
4 72 (4.24%) Military
5 61 (3.59%) Aerospace
6 52 (3.06%) Electronics
7 51 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 50 (2.94%) Law
9 46 (2.71%) Telecoms
10 40 (2.35%) Manufacturing
11 36 (2.12%) Games
12 29 (1.71%) Public Sector
13 18 (1.06%) Automotive
14 16 (0.94%) Marketing
15 15 (0.88%) Advertising
16 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.53%) Avionics
18 7 (0.41%) Retail
19 6 (0.35%) Back Office
20 4 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 657 (38.65%) Developer
2 582 (34.24%) Software Engineer
3 227 (13.35%) C++ Developer
4 220 (12.94%) Embedded Engineer
5 207 (12.18%) C++ Software Engineer
6 196 (11.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 108 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 100 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 98 (5.76%) C Software Engineer
10 91 (5.35%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 88 (5.18%) Architect
12 85 (5.00%) Software Developer
13 71 (4.18%) Python Developer
14 70 (4.12%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 61 (3.59%) C# Developer
15 61 (3.59%) Embedded C Engineer
15 61 (3.59%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 59 (3.47%) Senior Software Engineer
17 56 (3.29%) Java Engineer
18 55 (3.24%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (13.47%) .NET
2 206 (12.12%) Web Services
3 180 (10.59%) Node.js
4 160 (9.41%) AngularJS
5 149 (8.76%) React
6 83 (4.88%) STL
7 73 (4.29%) XML
8 66 (3.88%) Qt
9 48 (2.82%) Spring
10 47 (2.76%) HTML
10 47 (2.76%) Kafka
11 46 (2.71%) J2EE
12 45 (2.65%) Middleware
13 40 (2.35%) Natural Language Processing
14 38 (2.24%) MFC
15 37 (2.18%) OpenGL
16 36 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
16 36 (2.12%) REST
17 34 (2.00%) JSON
17 34 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.82%) Derivative
2 126 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 99 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
4 88 (5.18%) Algorithms
5 82 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 71 (4.18%) Embedded Systems
7 67 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
8 59 (3.47%) Equities
9 54 (3.18%) Data Structures
10 35 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (1.76%) Public Cloud
12 28 (1.65%) Hedge funds
13 25 (1.47%) Reference Data
14 24 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 22 (1.29%) Blog
16 21 (1.24%) Device Driver
17 20 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
18 16 (0.94%) Market Risk
18 16 (0.94%) Mobile App
19 15 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 543 (31.94%) Linux
2 211 (12.41%) Windows
3 134 (7.88%) Unix
4 62 (3.65%) Embedded Linux
5 58 (3.41%) Android
6 50 (2.94%) FreeRTOS
7 33 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.88%) ThreadX
9 29 (1.71%) CentOS
10 25 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 22 (1.29%) Debian
12 20 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.18%) OpenVMS
13 8 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 8 (0.47%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.24%) Solaris
17 3 (0.18%) VMS
17 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (46.53%) Software Engineering
2 606 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (11.12%) UML
4 184 (10.82%) OO
5 178 (10.47%) Scrum
6 154 (9.06%) Multithreading
7 153 (9.00%) Computer Science
8 149 (8.76%) TDD
9 141 (8.29%) SDLC
10 139 (8.18%) DevOps
10 139 (8.18%) Mathematics
11 137 (8.06%) Test Automation
12 121 (7.12%) Unit Testing
13 107 (6.29%) Asset Management
13 107 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (6.18%) Analytics
14 105 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
15 99 (5.82%) Machine Learning
16 92 (5.41%) Mentoring
17 89 (5.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 755 (44.41%) Python
2 712 (41.88%) Java
3 636 (37.41%) C
4 504 (29.65%) C#
5 274 (16.12%) SQL
6 264 (15.53%) JavaScript
7 138 (8.12%) Embedded C++
8 136 (8.00%) Embedded C
9 88 (5.18%) Ruby
10 76 (4.47%) Perl
11 69 (4.06%) Bash Shell
12 53 (3.12%) MATLAB
13 52 (3.06%) R
14 50 (2.94%) Go
15 43 (2.53%) Scala
16 42 (2.47%) PowerShell
17 39 (2.29%) PHP
18 35 (2.06%) Shell Script
18 35 (2.06%) VB
19 26 (1.53%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 281 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 233 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 218 (12.82%) Degree
4 81 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 67 (3.94%) PhD
6 60 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.35%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.29%) ISEB
11 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.24%) CISM
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) SANS
13 3 (0.18%) CCNA
13 3 (0.18%) CISA
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.88%) QA
2 13 (0.76%) MISRA
3 11 (0.65%) JTAG
4 6 (0.35%) SLA
5 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.29%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.29%) IEC 62304
5 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.24%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) GMP
7 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.18%) NIST
8 2 (0.12%) DO-254
8 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.059%) EMIR
9 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (7.29%) Docker
2 38 (2.24%) Firmware
3 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.18%) LXC
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.12%) BusyBox
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.059%) KVM
7 1 (0.059%) Samba
7 1 (0.059%) Varnish
7 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 39 (2.29%) Ansible
3 23 (1.35%) Puppet
4 13 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.71%) Nagios
6 11 (0.65%) Terraform
7 10 (0.59%) Salt
8 4 (0.24%) Graphite
8 4 (0.24%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.18%) Packer
9 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.18%) QRadar
9 3 (0.18%) SCOM
9 3 (0.18%) SELinux
10 2 (0.12%) Grafana
10 2 (0.12%) SCCM
10 2 (0.12%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.059%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.059%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 152 (8.94%) Oracle
2 112 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 86 (5.06%) Google
4 50 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 48 (2.82%) Bloomberg
6 41 (2.41%) Reuters
7 27 (1.59%) TIBCO
8 25 (1.47%) Apple
9 21 (1.24%) ION Trading
10 17 (1.00%) Sybase
11 15 (0.88%) Solace
12 14 (0.82%) Sparx
13 13 (0.76%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.76%) IBM
13 13 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.71%) Splunk
15 11 (0.65%) HP
16 9 (0.53%) MathWorks
16 9 (0.53%) SAP
17 7 (0.41%) Perforce