Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 107 98
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,031 2,084 2,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.29% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.70% 5.51% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,386 1,575
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £765 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 200 259
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +0.12% +8.85%
10th Percentile £26.25 £31.25 £30.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 43,184 37,812 40,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.30% 41.58% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,114 25,956 27,808
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.22% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 814 924
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +8.22% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.95 £17.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £54.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +8.55% +8.57%

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 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -17 1,886 £550 +4.76% 1,473
London -27 1,040 £600 +4.35% 448
UK excluding London -2 953 £400 - 1,116
South East +29 390 £422 +12.40% 342
North of England -3 150 £375 -6.25% 155
South West 0 124 £363 -13.43% 187
East of England +8 118 £450 +18.03% 238
Midlands -15 60 £388 +13.97% 103
North West -31 57 £375 -16.67% 72
Yorkshire -13 53 £395 +5.33% 55
Scotland -38 52 £389 +21.48% 57
North East +26 40 £365 -1.02% 28
West Midlands -5 40 £400 +16.64% 57
Wales -21 37 £418 +6.37% 24
Northern Ireland -23 23 £460 +6.36% 10
East Midlands -19 20 £320 -5.88% 43

For the 6 months to 19 June 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++.

1 787 (38.75%) Python
2 746 (36.73%) Java
3 681 (33.53%) C#
4 587 (28.90%) Software Engineering
5 575 (28.31%) Linux
6 491 (24.18%) C
7 477 (23.49%) SQL
8 438 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
9 397 (19.55%) Finance
10 357 (17.58%) Windows
11 348 (17.13%) OO
12 314 (15.46%) Multithreading
13 307 (15.12%) Front Office
14 293 (14.43%) Degree
15 278 (13.69%) .NET
16 254 (12.51%) JavaScript
17 232 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
18 222 (10.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 219 (10.78%) Computer Science
20 212 (10.44%) Unix
21 208 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
22 201 (9.90%) Oracle
23 198 (9.75%) Banking
24 194 (9.55%) TDD
25 191 (9.40%) Mathematics
26 182 (8.96%) Security Cleared
26 182 (8.96%) Git (software)
27 168 (8.27%) DevOps
28 162 (7.98%) Derivative
29 161 (7.93%) Analytics

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 50 (2.46%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.28%) Confluence
3 24 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 23 (1.13%) Apache
5 20 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 20 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 19 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (0.84%) IIS
7 17 (0.84%) nginx
8 16 (0.79%) DataSynapse
8 16 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.79%) Ethereum
9 14 (0.69%) Hyperledger
9 14 (0.69%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.54%) CMS
13 10 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.44%) Luigi
15 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.64%) Simulink
2 13 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.25%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.098%) CATIA
7 2 (0.098%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.098%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.098%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.098%) Windchill
8 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.049%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.049%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.049%) Maya
8 1 (0.049%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 16 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
4 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.098%) Concordance
5 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.098%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.098%) MultiChain
5 2 (0.098%) Relativity
5 2 (0.098%) RMDS
5 2 (0.098%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.098%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.098%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.049%) BASE24
6 1 (0.049%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.049%) Global One
6 1 (0.049%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.049%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 208 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.72%) Datadog
4 34 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (1.67%) PaaS
5 26 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.08%) GitHub
8 20 (0.98%) NuGet
9 19 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
10 18 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 17 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (0.69%) IaaS
13 9 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.44%) SaaS
14 7 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.34%) Google Play
15 5 (0.25%) npm
15 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.098%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.66%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.48%) Internet
3 27 (1.33%) Wireless
4 24 (1.18%) HTTP
4 24 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (1.13%) Ethernet
6 22 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 20 (0.98%) Bluetooth
8 15 (0.74%) Link 11
9 14 (0.69%) Link 16
10 13 (0.64%) Firewall
10 13 (0.64%) LTE
11 12 (0.59%) AMQP
12 10 (0.49%) DNS
12 10 (0.49%) GSM
12 10 (0.49%) UMTS
13 9 (0.44%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.39%) RS-232
14 8 (0.39%) SSH
15 7 (0.34%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 104 (5.12%) Relational Database
4 90 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (4.19%) Big Data
6 64 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 51 (2.51%) MySQL
8 47 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
9 43 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (1.53%) Blockchain
13 29 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.84%) Amazon Athena
16 16 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.74%) HBase
17 15 (0.74%) Redis
17 15 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 182 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 157 (7.73%) Visual Studio
3 143 (7.04%) Jenkins
4 100 (4.92%) Subversion
5 85 (4.19%) JIRA
6 67 (3.30%) TeamCity
7 57 (2.81%) Eclipse
8 49 (2.41%) GDB
9 43 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (1.97%) Selenium
11 36 (1.77%) Rational DOORS
12 32 (1.58%) JUnit
13 29 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
14 27 (1.33%) GCC
15 26 (1.28%) Mercurial
16 23 (1.13%) Maven
16 23 (1.13%) NUnit
17 18 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
18 17 (0.84%) Bitbucket
19 16 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 397 (19.55%) Finance
2 307 (15.12%) Front Office
3 198 (9.75%) Banking
4 97 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 74 (3.64%) Games
6 64 (3.15%) Electronics
7 60 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.12%) Law
9 41 (2.02%) Military
10 33 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.58%) Aerospace
12 29 (1.43%) Retail
13 28 (1.38%) Automotive
14 19 (0.94%) Back Office
15 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.49%) Advertising
16 10 (0.49%) Marketing
17 9 (0.44%) Legal
18 6 (0.30%) French Language
19 5 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,072 (52.78%) Developer
2 514 (25.31%) C++ Developer
3 412 (20.29%) Software Engineer
4 173 (8.52%) C# Developer
5 163 (8.03%) C++ Software Engineer
6 117 (5.76%) Python Developer
7 114 (5.61%) Quantitative Developer
7 114 (5.61%) Senior Developer
8 113 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 98 (4.83%) Analyst
10 93 (4.58%) Embedded Engineer
11 91 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 90 (4.43%) Front Office Developer
13 86 (4.23%) Software Developer
14 82 (4.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 73 (3.59%) C++/C# Developer
15 73 (3.59%) Qualitative Analyst
15 73 (3.59%) Quantitative Analyst
16 66 (3.25%) Architect
17 63 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (13.69%) .NET
2 148 (7.29%) STL
3 147 (7.24%) XML
4 134 (6.60%) HTML
5 108 (5.32%) Web Services
6 92 (4.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 84 (4.14%) CSS
8 77 (3.79%) Node.js
9 68 (3.35%) AngularJS
10 63 (3.10%) REST
10 63 (3.10%) WPF
11 60 (2.95%) RESTful
12 56 (2.76%) React
13 55 (2.71%) JSON
14 54 (2.66%) HTML5
15 53 (2.61%) Qt
16 50 (2.46%) Spring
17 48 (2.36%) jQuery
17 48 (2.36%) Kafka
18 44 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 222 (10.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 219 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 162 (7.98%) Derivative
4 148 (7.29%) Fixed Income
5 143 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 112 (5.51%) Algorithms
7 66 (3.25%) Equities
8 45 (2.22%) CUDA
9 42 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (2.02%) Data Centre
11 38 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 36 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
13 34 (1.67%) User Experience
14 32 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
15 31 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 31 (1.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 29 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
16 29 (1.43%) Mobile App
17 23 (1.13%) Fintech
18 21 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 575 (28.31%) Linux
2 357 (17.58%) Windows
3 212 (10.44%) Unix
4 126 (6.20%) Android
5 69 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
7 24 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.98%) CentOS
8 20 (0.98%) Solaris
8 20 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.84%) VxWorks
11 16 (0.79%) Windows Server
12 14 (0.69%) Debian
12 14 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.44%) FreeRTOS
14 9 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
14 9 (0.44%) OpenVMS
15 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (28.90%) Software Engineering
2 438 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (17.13%) OO
4 314 (15.46%) Multithreading
5 232 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
6 194 (9.55%) TDD
7 191 (9.40%) Mathematics
8 168 (8.27%) DevOps
9 161 (7.93%) Analytics
10 151 (7.43%) Low Latency
11 145 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 143 (7.04%) Scrum
13 123 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
14 121 (5.96%) Open Source
14 121 (5.96%) UML
15 120 (5.91%) SDLC
16 116 (5.71%) Unit Testing
17 104 (5.12%) Electronic Trading
18 103 (5.07%) OOP
19 94 (4.63%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 787 (38.75%) Python
2 746 (36.73%) Java
3 681 (33.53%) C#
4 491 (24.18%) C
5 477 (23.49%) SQL
6 254 (12.51%) JavaScript
7 154 (7.58%) Ruby
8 145 (7.14%) Perl
9 114 (5.61%) Bash Shell
10 109 (5.37%) Scala
11 99 (4.87%) Embedded C++
12 73 (3.59%) PowerShell
13 64 (3.15%) Embedded C
14 55 (2.71%) MATLAB
15 50 (2.46%) Shell Script
16 47 (2.31%) Ada
17 44 (2.17%) PL/SQL
18 43 (2.12%) Go
19 40 (1.97%) R
19 40 (1.97%) VC++
Qualifications
1 293 (14.43%) Degree
2 182 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 156 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 97 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (3.40%) PhD
6 26 (1.28%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.39%) ISEB
10 7 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.20%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.098%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.098%) CREST Certified
14 2 (0.098%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.098%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.66%) QA
2 22 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.98%) GDPR
4 15 (0.74%) MISRA
5 13 (0.64%) MiFID
6 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.49%) MISRA C
7 9 (0.44%) GCP
8 7 (0.34%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.30%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.20%) EMIR
11 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.15%) IFRS
12 2 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.098%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.098%) ECSS
12 2 (0.098%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.098%) PMO
12 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
System Software
1 136 (6.70%) Docker
2 34 (1.67%) Firmware
3 17 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
5 5 (0.25%) Varnish
6 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.20%) HDFS
6 4 (0.20%) QEMU
6 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.098%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.098%) Ceph
8 2 (0.098%) etcd
8 2 (0.098%) iptables
9 1 (0.049%) ACF2
9 1 (0.049%) KVM
9 1 (0.049%) LXC
9 1 (0.049%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 112 (5.51%) Ansible
2 95 (4.68%) Kubernetes
3 79 (3.89%) Puppet
4 51 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (2.46%) Terraform
6 40 (1.97%) Nagios
7 28 (1.38%) Packer
8 11 (0.54%) SELinux
9 9 (0.44%) Salt
10 8 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.34%) Opsview
12 6 (0.30%) Control-M
12 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.25%) Consul
14 4 (0.20%) CFEngine
14 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 201 (9.90%) Oracle
2 130 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 59 (2.90%) Google
4 40 (1.97%) Splunk
5 35 (1.72%) TIBCO
6 34 (1.67%) New Relic
7 31 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 27 (1.33%) VMware
9 24 (1.18%) IBM
10 19 (0.94%) Sybase
11 14 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.64%) Apple
12 13 (0.64%) Teradata
13 12 (0.59%) SaltStack
14 11 (0.54%) SAP
15 10 (0.49%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.49%) Solace
16 9 (0.44%) Talarian
17 8 (0.39%) HP
18 7 (0.34%) SunGard