Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 125 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,885 2,163 2,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.12% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 4.78% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1,286 1,457
UK median daily rate £460 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.38% +5.00% +10.68%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £700 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 223 204
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +0.59%
10th Percentile £38.00 £27.16 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £53.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.58% +1.78%

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 38,158 45,280 40,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 44.29% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,413 31,757 27,866
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 690 737 779
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.55 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +2.47% +8.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +8 1,768 £475 -11.21% 1,346
UK excluding London +33 1,085 £400 - 1,102
London -33 754 £575 -1.50% 344
South East -13 298 £425 +0.24% 297
South West +27 285 £394 +25.50% 190
East of England +35 191 £375 -21.05% 225
North of England +4 128 £375 - 146
Midlands +65 100 £388 +3.33% 145
Yorkshire +45 88 £359 -24.47% 43
West Midlands +57 68 £390 -2.44% 83
Scotland +32 46 £400 -5.88% 61
North West -14 37 £430 +14.67% 89
East Midlands +33 32 £325 -10.85% 60
Wales -3 23 £375 -10.18% 24
Northern Ireland +5 15 £425 -7.61% 16
North East -15 3 - - 15

For the 6 months to 19 August 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++.

1 857 (45.46%) Software Engineering
2 732 (38.83%) Java
3 701 (37.19%) C
4 672 (35.65%) Python
5 612 (32.47%) Linux
6 552 (29.28%) C#
7 519 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
8 329 (17.45%) Finance
9 299 (15.86%) SQL
10 288 (15.28%) JavaScript
11 287 (15.23%) Degree
12 286 (15.17%) Security Cleared
13 262 (13.90%) .NET
14 257 (13.63%) Windows
15 252 (13.37%) SC Cleared
16 228 (12.10%) Multithreading
17 210 (11.14%) Mathematics
18 208 (11.03%) Git (software)
18 208 (11.03%) UML
19 194 (10.29%) OO
20 183 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
21 181 (9.60%) Computer Science
22 171 (9.07%) SDLC
23 168 (8.91%) Web Services
24 167 (8.86%) Oracle
25 165 (8.75%) Visual Studio
26 162 (8.59%) Microsoft
27 160 (8.49%) Front Office
28 150 (7.96%) DevOps
29 147 (7.80%) Amazon AWS

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 46 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 29 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 24 (1.27%) Confluence
4 22 (1.17%) CMS
4 22 (1.17%) SAS
5 21 (1.11%) Apache
5 21 (1.11%) JBoss
6 18 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.69%) nginx
7 13 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.32%) Apache Qpid
11 6 (0.32%) IPython
11 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.27%) IIS
12 5 (0.27%) Jetty
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 51 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.06%) Simulink
3 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.53%) Inkscape
5 7 (0.37%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.053%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 16 (0.85%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.58%) MoSes
4 4 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.053%) Actimize
7 1 (0.053%) Eikon
7 1 (0.053%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.053%) Global One
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.053%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.053%) Summit
7 1 (0.053%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.053%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 147 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 68 (3.61%) GitHub
5 28 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.01%) Serverless
7 14 (0.74%) npm
8 12 (0.64%) Power Platform
9 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.58%) PaaS
10 9 (0.48%) SaaS
11 8 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.21%) Force.com
14 4 (0.21%) IaaS
14 4 (0.21%) Office 365
14 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 59 (3.13%) Ethernet
3 38 (2.02%) Internet
4 32 (1.70%) VoIP
5 25 (1.33%) IPv6
6 23 (1.22%) Wireshark
7 20 (1.06%) AMQP
7 20 (1.06%) Firewall
7 20 (1.06%) Wireless
8 19 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (0.90%) RS-232
10 16 (0.85%) Bluetooth
11 15 (0.80%) 5G
11 15 (0.80%) DNS
11 15 (0.80%) RS-485
12 14 (0.74%) LTE
13 11 (0.58%) HTTP
13 11 (0.58%) Network Security
14 10 (0.53%) 3GPP
14 10 (0.53%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (4.72%) NoSQL
2 82 (4.35%) Big Data
3 74 (3.93%) SQL Server
4 53 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 53 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 45 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.28%) MySQL
8 42 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 32 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.38%) Blockchain
11 18 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (0.95%) KDB
12 16 (0.85%) Apache Hive
12 16 (0.85%) BigQuery
13 13 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.69%) GIS
13 13 (0.69%) Kdb+
14 12 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 208 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 165 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 88 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 74 (3.93%) Rational Rhapsody
5 71 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 65 (3.45%) NetBeans
7 61 (3.24%) JIRA
8 55 (2.92%) Subversion
9 49 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
10 45 (2.39%) TeamCity
11 44 (2.33%) Maven
12 34 (1.80%) NUnit
13 31 (1.64%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.59%) SpecFlow
15 29 (1.54%) ClearCase
16 28 (1.49%) Gradle
17 27 (1.43%) Selenium
18 23 (1.22%) GDB
19 22 (1.17%) Bitbucket
19 22 (1.17%) GoogleTest
General
1 329 (17.45%) Finance
2 160 (8.49%) Front Office
3 122 (6.47%) Banking
4 71 (3.77%) Aerospace
5 70 (3.71%) Military
6 68 (3.61%) Investment Banking
7 63 (3.34%) Electronics
8 61 (3.24%) Telecoms
9 50 (2.65%) Law
10 39 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.86%) Games
12 26 (1.38%) Avionics
13 25 (1.33%) Automotive
14 22 (1.17%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.90%) Advertising
15 17 (0.90%) Public Sector
16 14 (0.74%) Marketing
16 14 (0.74%) Retail
17 7 (0.37%) Legal
18 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 707 (37.51%) Developer
2 620 (32.89%) Software Engineer
3 305 (16.18%) C++ Developer
4 207 (10.98%) Embedded Engineer
5 193 (10.24%) C++ Software Engineer
6 186 (9.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 91 (4.83%) Software Developer
8 85 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
9 79 (4.19%) Python Developer
10 78 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 78 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 71 (3.77%) Architect
12 64 (3.40%) C Software Engineer
13 63 (3.34%) Java Developer
14 62 (3.29%) Data Scientist
15 61 (3.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
16 59 (3.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 55 (2.92%) .NET Developer
18 53 (2.81%) C Developer
19 51 (2.71%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (13.90%) .NET
2 168 (8.91%) Web Services
3 143 (7.59%) Node.js
4 108 (5.73%) AngularJS
5 101 (5.36%) Qt
6 99 (5.25%) React
7 93 (4.93%) STL
8 85 (4.51%) XML
9 63 (3.34%) HTML
10 61 (3.24%) Kafka
11 55 (2.92%) Middleware
12 54 (2.86%) RESTful
13 53 (2.81%) MFC
14 52 (2.76%) OpenGL
14 52 (2.76%) WPF
15 43 (2.28%) Natural Language Processing
15 43 (2.28%) Spring
16 42 (2.23%) JSON
17 40 (2.12%) REST
18 36 (1.91%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.21%) Algorithms
2 116 (6.15%) Derivative
3 108 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (4.46%) Embedded Systems
5 65 (3.45%) Fixed Income
6 56 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 49 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
10 43 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
11 28 (1.49%) Equities
12 27 (1.43%) Market Risk
13 23 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 23 (1.22%) VHDL
14 22 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 21 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 20 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (1.06%) User Experience
17 19 (1.01%) Device Driver
18 18 (0.95%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 612 (32.47%) Linux
2 257 (13.63%) Windows
3 139 (7.37%) Unix
4 111 (5.89%) Android
5 57 (3.02%) Embedded Linux
6 31 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.06%) FreeRTOS
9 19 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.90%) OpenVMS
11 16 (0.85%) CentOS
12 10 (0.53%) Debian
12 10 (0.53%) ThreadX
13 8 (0.42%) Solaris
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Server
14 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.27%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (45.46%) Software Engineering
2 519 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (12.10%) Multithreading
4 210 (11.14%) Mathematics
5 208 (11.03%) UML
6 194 (10.29%) OO
7 183 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
8 181 (9.60%) Computer Science
9 171 (9.07%) SDLC
10 150 (7.96%) DevOps
11 145 (7.69%) Scrum
12 134 (7.11%) TDD
13 125 (6.63%) Test Automation
14 114 (6.05%) Analytics
15 112 (5.94%) Machine Learning
16 109 (5.78%) Unit Testing
17 104 (5.52%) Configuration Management
18 98 (5.20%) Mentoring
19 92 (4.88%) OOD
20 83 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 732 (38.83%) Java
2 701 (37.19%) C
3 672 (35.65%) Python
4 552 (29.28%) C#
5 299 (15.86%) SQL
6 288 (15.28%) JavaScript
7 121 (6.42%) Embedded C
8 117 (6.21%) Embedded C++
9 92 (4.88%) Ruby
10 87 (4.62%) MATLAB
11 86 (4.56%) Perl
12 78 (4.14%) VB
13 64 (3.40%) Go
14 63 (3.34%) Shell Script
15 57 (3.02%) Bash Shell
16 54 (2.86%) R
17 53 (2.81%) PHP
18 47 (2.49%) PowerShell
19 45 (2.39%) Scala
20 37 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 287 (15.23%) Degree
2 286 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 252 (13.37%) SC Cleared
4 81 (4.30%) PhD
5 63 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.48%) ISEB
10 9 (0.48%) SANS
11 7 (0.37%) OSCP
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.27%) CISM
13 5 (0.27%) CISSP
13 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.21%) CISA
14 4 (0.21%) CREST Certified
15 3 (0.16%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.76%) QA
2 30 (1.59%) MISRA
3 18 (0.95%) MISRA C
4 9 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.48%) DO-178B
5 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.27%) DO-254
6 5 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.27%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.21%) GMP
7 4 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.11%) GDPR
8 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 1 (0.053%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 134 (7.11%) Docker
2 42 (2.23%) Firmware
3 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.58%) LXC
5 9 (0.48%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.16%) BusyBox
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.053%) iptables
10 1 (0.053%) Samba
10 1 (0.053%) Varnish
10 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 48 (2.55%) Ansible
3 31 (1.64%) Puppet
4 24 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.11%) Terraform
6 9 (0.48%) Salt
7 6 (0.32%) Nagios
7 6 (0.32%) Sysdig
8 5 (0.27%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.27%) Nessus
8 5 (0.27%) Nmap
8 5 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.21%) Grafana
9 4 (0.21%) Mesos
9 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.21%) QRadar
9 4 (0.21%) Rancher
9 4 (0.21%) SCOM
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 167 (8.86%) Oracle
2 162 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 62 (3.29%) Google
4 47 (2.49%) Bloomberg
4 47 (2.49%) Reuters
5 27 (1.43%) Atlassian
6 25 (1.33%) Sybase
7 22 (1.17%) TIBCO
8 21 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 18 (0.95%) ION Trading
10 17 (0.90%) Sparx
11 15 (0.80%) SAP
12 14 (0.74%) IBM
13 13 (0.69%) Adobe
13 13 (0.69%) Apple
14 10 (0.53%) Cloudera
15 9 (0.48%) Borland
15 9 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 8 (0.42%) HP
16 8 (0.42%) Tableau