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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 110 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18  
Contract jobs citing C++ 1104 1162 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.15% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.59% 5.54% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 753 755
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.43% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 86 106
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.38 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.05% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 958 £550 +14.58% 606
London +2 584 £575 +9.52% 235
South East -24 144 £388 +3.33% 109
Northern Ireland - 69 £433 - 3
City of London -7 66 £600 +9.09% 37
South West -27 64 £419 -1.47% 72
East of England +10 59 £500 +13.63% 97
County Antrim - 59 £413 - 1
Belfast - 59 £413 - 1
North West +24 50 £450 - 38
Hampshire +8 46 £475 +33.80% 21
Scotland +17 38 £315 - 25
Surrey +6 38 £385 -3.75% 24
South Wales +3 30 £393 -5.42% 3
Wales +1 30 £393 -3.68% 5
Manchester +38 29 £450 +12.50% 27
Gloucestershire +3 28 £425 -2.57% 8
Edinburgh +34 22 £315 - 11
Bristol +3 22 £380 -10.58% 26
Cambridgeshire +7 19 £375 -18.47% 80
Bedfordshire +3 16 £500 - 1
East Midlands -8 16 £340 -6.27% 13
Yorkshire +17 15 £388 -29.54% 12
Cambridge +13 15 £400 -9.09% 75
West Midlands +10 15 £320 -25.58% 23
Luton +5 15 £500 - 1
Cardiff - 15 £360 - 1
Cheshire +8 14 £450 -3.22% 9
West Sussex +17 13 £325 -4.41% 6
Redhill -10 13 £385 +0.65%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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++.

1 705 (32.76%) Java
2 684 (31.78%) Linux
3 636 (29.55%) C#
4 560 (26.02%) C
5 559 (25.98%) Software Engineering
6 557 (25.88%) Finance
7 545 (25.33%) Python
8 464 (21.56%) Multithreading
9 455 (21.14%) SQL
10 449 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
11 422 (19.61%) Banking
12 402 (18.68%) Windows
13 385 (17.89%) Front Office
14 372 (17.29%) Unix
15 327 (15.20%) Low Latency
16 296 (13.75%) OO
17 284 (13.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 271 (12.59%) Degree
19 237 (11.01%) .NET
20 235 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
21 234 (10.87%) SDLC
22 213 (9.90%) Investment Banking
23 206 (9.57%) Oracle
24 204 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
25 200 (9.29%) Fixed Income
25 200 (9.29%) JavaScript
26 193 (8.97%) TDD
27 185 (8.60%) HTML
28 183 (8.50%) XML
28 183 (8.50%) Computer Science

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 37 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 32 (1.49%) Apache
3 30 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 29 (1.35%) Confluence
5 24 (1.12%) CMS
6 22 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (0.65%) IIS
9 14 (0.65%) JBoss
10 13 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.56%) nginx
11 12 (0.56%) Tuxedo
12 10 (0.46%) DataSynapse
12 10 (0.46%) SAS
13 9 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.37%) Kinematics
14 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 6 (0.28%) JCAPS
Applications
1 61 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.07%) Simulink
4 19 (0.88%) Doxygen
5 14 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.33%) SPSS
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.14%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.093%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.046%) CATIA
11 1 (0.046%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.046%) Stata
11 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 40 (1.86%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.74%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
5 4 (0.19%) Summit
5 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.14%) RMDS
6 3 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.093%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.046%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.046%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.046%) Relativity
8 1 (0.046%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (0.70%) GitHub
5 14 (0.65%) PaaS
6 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.42%) IaaS
7 8 (0.37%) SaaS
8 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.28%) Force.com
9 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
10 4 (0.19%) iTunes
10 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.14%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.14%) Loggly
11 3 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 43 (2.00%) HTTP
3 26 (1.21%) Wireshark
4 18 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (0.79%) Wireless
6 16 (0.74%) Internet
6 16 (0.74%) LTE
7 14 (0.65%) Bluetooth
7 14 (0.65%) DNS
7 14 (0.65%) DVB
7 14 (0.65%) VoIP
8 13 (0.60%) Asterisk PBX
8 13 (0.60%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (0.60%) GSM
8 13 (0.60%) PBX
8 13 (0.60%) RANAP
8 13 (0.60%) RTP
8 13 (0.60%) UMTS
9 12 (0.56%) Link 11
10 11 (0.51%) Link 16
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 69 (3.21%) Big Data
4 54 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 53 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 46 (2.14%) MySQL
7 42 (1.95%) KDB
8 37 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.49%) MongoDB
12 31 (1.44%) Tick Data
13 23 (1.07%) DB2
14 20 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.88%) Kdb+
16 17 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.79%) OLTP
17 16 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (0.56%) Redis
19 11 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 149 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 137 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 123 (5.72%) Subversion
4 113 (5.25%) JIRA
5 75 (3.49%) Eclipse
6 69 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 48 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
8 42 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
9 31 (1.44%) TeamCity
10 30 (1.39%) GDB
11 29 (1.35%) Bitbucket
12 24 (1.12%) Selenium
13 21 (0.98%) Gradle
13 21 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (0.88%) NUnit
15 17 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.79%) GCC
15 17 (0.79%) Trac
16 16 (0.74%) Mercurial
16 16 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 557 (25.88%) Finance
2 422 (19.61%) Banking
3 385 (17.89%) Front Office
4 213 (9.90%) Investment Banking
5 70 (3.25%) Games
6 65 (3.02%) Electronics
7 44 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.81%) Automotive
9 34 (1.58%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.35%) Military
11 27 (1.25%) Retail
12 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.84%) Marketing
14 15 (0.70%) Back Office
15 12 (0.56%) Advertising
16 8 (0.37%) Publishing
17 7 (0.33%) Avionics
18 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 1331 (61.85%) Developer
2 692 (32.16%) C++ Developer
3 371 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 206 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 184 (8.55%) C# Developer
6 174 (8.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 131 (6.09%) Quantitative Developer
8 129 (5.99%) Software Developer
9 128 (5.95%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 124 (5.76%) Senior Developer
11 113 (5.25%) C++/C# Developer
12 95 (4.41%) Front Office Developer
13 93 (4.32%) Python Developer
14 86 (4.00%) Analyst
15 85 (3.95%) Embedded Engineer
16 79 (3.67%) C++ Software Developer
17 76 (3.53%) Linux Developer
18 70 (3.25%) Low Latency C++ Developer
19 67 (3.11%) Architect
20 65 (3.02%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (11.01%) .NET
2 185 (8.60%) HTML
3 183 (8.50%) XML
4 154 (7.16%) STL
5 136 (6.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 104 (4.83%) FIX Protocol
7 91 (4.23%) Web Services
8 90 (4.18%) HTML5
9 83 (3.86%) CSS
10 74 (3.44%) Middleware
10 74 (3.44%) REST
11 72 (3.35%) WPF
12 69 (3.21%) Qt
13 65 (3.02%) AngularJS
13 65 (3.02%) JSON
14 64 (2.97%) JNI
15 57 (2.65%) RESTful
15 57 (2.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 56 (2.60%) Node.js
17 52 (2.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 284 (13.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 204 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (9.29%) Fixed Income
4 183 (8.50%) Computer Science
5 156 (7.25%) Equities
6 123 (5.72%) Algorithms
6 123 (5.72%) Derivative
7 107 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (2.79%) Market Risk
9 54 (2.51%) Mobile App
10 52 (2.42%) Data Structures
11 50 (2.32%) Fintech
12 46 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
13 36 (1.67%) Management Information System
14 34 (1.58%) Device Driver
15 29 (1.35%) Virtual Team
16 27 (1.25%) User Experience
17 25 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
18 24 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 23 (1.07%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 684 (31.78%) Linux
2 402 (18.68%) Windows
3 372 (17.29%) Unix
4 98 (4.55%) Android
5 66 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (1.21%) Solaris
8 19 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.79%) CentOS
10 14 (0.65%) VxWorks
11 11 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.14%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (25.98%) Software Engineering
2 464 (21.56%) Multithreading
3 449 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (15.20%) Low Latency
5 296 (13.75%) OO
6 235 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
7 234 (10.87%) SDLC
8 193 (8.97%) TDD
9 177 (8.22%) Mathematics
10 163 (7.57%) Test Automation
11 157 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
12 154 (7.16%) Scrum
13 151 (7.02%) Unit Testing
14 146 (6.78%) UML
15 127 (5.90%) Multithreaded Programming
16 125 (5.81%) OOP
17 100 (4.65%) OOD
18 88 (4.09%) Analytics
18 88 (4.09%) DevOps
18 88 (4.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 705 (32.76%) Java
2 636 (29.55%) C#
3 560 (26.02%) C
4 545 (25.33%) Python
5 455 (21.14%) SQL
6 200 (9.29%) JavaScript
7 143 (6.64%) Perl
8 94 (4.37%) Shell Script
9 67 (3.11%) MATLAB
10 66 (3.07%) Scala
11 62 (2.88%) Embedded C++
12 61 (2.83%) Embedded C
13 57 (2.65%) Ruby
14 55 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 55 (2.56%) VBA
15 48 (2.23%) Objective-C
15 48 (2.23%) R
16 41 (1.91%) VB
17 34 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 30 (1.39%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 271 (12.59%) Degree
2 181 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 124 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.35%) PhD
5 55 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.56%) CISSP
12 9 (0.42%) CISA
13 8 (0.37%) ISEB
14 6 (0.28%) CEH
14 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.23%) OSCP
16 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.14%) CCNA
17 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.25%) QA
2 32 (1.49%) MISRA
3 30 (1.39%) MiFID
4 23 (1.07%) MISRA C
5 16 (0.74%) Def Stans
6 11 (0.51%) ISO 26262
7 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.37%) SLA
9 7 (0.33%) HL7
9 7 (0.33%) IEC 61508
10 6 (0.28%) DO-178B
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.093%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.046%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (1.49%) Docker
2 24 (1.12%) Firmware
3 13 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.28%) HDFS
5 6 (0.28%) vSphere
6 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.093%) KVM
7 2 (0.093%) LXC
7 2 (0.093%) Samba
7 2 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.093%) Xen
7 2 (0.093%) XenServer
8 1 (0.046%) BusyBox
8 1 (0.046%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (1.86%) Ansible
2 28 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.07%) Puppet
4 15 (0.70%) Control-M
5 9 (0.42%) Kibana
6 8 (0.37%) Mesos
7 6 (0.28%) HP Fortify
7 6 (0.28%) Salt
8 5 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.23%) Nagios
9 4 (0.19%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.14%) OpenView
10 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.14%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.093%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.093%) SCOM
11 2 (0.093%) Terraform
11 2 (0.093%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 206 (9.57%) Oracle
2 136 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.14%) Sybase
4 63 (2.93%) ION Trading
5 56 (2.60%) TIBCO
6 35 (1.63%) Google
7 32 (1.49%) IBM
8 26 (1.21%) Solace
9 22 (1.02%) Perforce
9 22 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.93%) Cisco
11 18 (0.84%) Bloomberg
12 17 (0.79%) VMware
13 14 (0.65%) Tableau
14 11 (0.51%) Sun
14 11 (0.51%) Teradata
15 10 (0.46%) Murex
15 10 (0.46%) Netezza
15 10 (0.46%) Splunk
15 10 (0.46%) Xamarin
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Modis International
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Computer People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago