Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 102 92
Rank change year-on-year -22 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,103 2,097 2,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.28% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.84% 5.56% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,254 1,378 1,597
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £763 £727 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £393 £375
% change year-on-year - +4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 190 295
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.25 £35.00 £31.10
90th Percentile £50.77 £52.89 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.10 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +8.97%

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 43,475 37,689 40,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 40.96% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,426 25,829 27,911
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 841 988
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.61 £16.17 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -19 1,943 £550 +4.76% 1,340
London -21 1,139 £600 +4.35% 383
UK excluding London -16 933 £393 - 1,045
South East -3 356 £400 +6.67% 304
North of England +24 154 £375 - 124
East of England 0 123 £365 +12.31% 240
South West -31 96 £375 -8.81% 182
Midlands -12 78 £375 +9.49% 106
Scotland -8 71 £325 - 52
North West -6 64 £350 -12.50% 51
Yorkshire +1 61 £450 +28.57% 46
West Midlands +28 57 £399 +16.35% 62
Wales -26 30 £409 -2.10% 24
North East +59 29 £353 -4.41% 27
Northern Ireland -25 29 £500 +17.99% 13
East Midlands -35 21 £243 -30.71% 44

For the 6 months to 22 April 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++.

1 800 (38.04%) Python
2 792 (37.66%) C#
3 760 (36.14%) Java
4 587 (27.91%) Linux
5 582 (27.67%) Software Engineering
6 480 (22.82%) C
7 465 (22.11%) SQL
8 427 (20.30%) Finance
9 419 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
10 357 (16.98%) Front Office
11 350 (16.64%) Windows
12 326 (15.50%) OO
13 317 (15.07%) Degree
14 314 (14.93%) .NET
15 305 (14.50%) Multithreading
16 268 (12.74%) Computer Science
17 264 (12.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 253 (12.03%) JavaScript
19 234 (11.13%) Banking
20 232 (11.03%) TDD
21 229 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
22 219 (10.41%) Unix
22 219 (10.41%) Mathematics
23 203 (9.65%) Oracle
24 190 (9.03%) Git (software)
25 185 (8.80%) Derivative
26 180 (8.56%) Low Latency
26 180 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
27 172 (8.18%) Analytics
28 169 (8.04%) Test Automation

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 36 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 31 (1.47%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 27 (1.28%) Confluence
5 26 (1.24%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (0.95%) JBoss
8 18 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.86%) nginx
9 16 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.71%) DataSynapse
10 15 (0.71%) Ethereum
10 15 (0.71%) IIS
11 12 (0.57%) Hyperledger
12 11 (0.52%) Apache
12 11 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.38%) CMS
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 65 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.71%) Simulink
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.24%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.095%) CATIA
8 2 (0.095%) Pipeline Pilot
8 2 (0.095%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.095%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.095%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.095%) Windchill
9 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.048%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.048%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 28 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.29%) SunGard Martini
4 4 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.095%) Concordance
6 2 (0.095%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.095%) LabWindows
6 2 (0.095%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.095%) Relativity
6 2 (0.095%) RMDS
6 2 (0.095%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.048%) Finacle
7 1 (0.048%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.048%) Kondor
7 1 (0.048%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.47%) PaaS
4 23 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.09%) OpenShift
5 22 (1.05%) GitHub
6 21 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (0.95%) IaaS
8 19 (0.90%) Datadog
8 19 (0.90%) NuGet
9 13 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.43%) SaaS
11 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.38%) Google Play
12 7 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.19%) Loggly
14 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.47%) TCP/IP
2 34 (1.62%) Internet
3 32 (1.52%) HTTP
4 23 (1.09%) Bluetooth
4 23 (1.09%) Wireless
5 19 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (0.81%) Link 11
6 17 (0.81%) Link 16
7 16 (0.76%) Ethernet
8 13 (0.62%) LTE
8 13 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 12 (0.57%) AMQP
10 11 (0.52%) Firewall
10 11 (0.52%) GSM
11 10 (0.48%) Network Security
12 9 (0.43%) DNS
12 9 (0.43%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.43%) UMTS
13 7 (0.33%) RTP
13 7 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 80 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 76 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (3.47%) Big Data
6 53 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.19%) MySQL
8 34 (1.62%) Blockchain
9 31 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
14 20 (0.95%) Redis
15 19 (0.90%) KDB
16 18 (0.86%) OLTP
17 16 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
18 14 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
19 13 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
20 12 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 190 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 168 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 141 (6.70%) Jenkins
4 102 (4.85%) JIRA
5 96 (4.56%) Subversion
6 60 (2.85%) Eclipse
7 56 (2.66%) TeamCity
8 48 (2.28%) Selenium
8 48 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (2.09%) GDB
10 39 (1.85%) Maven
11 35 (1.66%) JUnit
12 34 (1.62%) GCC
13 30 (1.43%) Mercurial
14 29 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
15 27 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
16 24 (1.14%) NUnit
17 22 (1.05%) Bitbucket
17 22 (1.05%) Gerrit
18 21 (1.00%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 427 (20.30%) Finance
2 357 (16.98%) Front Office
3 234 (11.13%) Banking
4 127 (6.04%) Investment Banking
5 77 (3.66%) Games
6 66 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 65 (3.09%) Electronics
8 44 (2.09%) Law
9 41 (1.95%) Military
10 34 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.57%) Automotive
12 26 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 26 (1.24%) Retail
13 19 (0.90%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.76%) Back Office
15 13 (0.62%) Marketing
16 8 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.29%) French Language
18 6 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,144 (54.40%) Developer
2 524 (24.92%) C++ Developer
3 389 (18.50%) Software Engineer
4 212 (10.08%) C# Developer
5 148 (7.04%) C++ Software Engineer
6 138 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 134 (6.37%) Python Developer
8 127 (6.04%) Quantitative Developer
9 120 (5.71%) Analyst
10 118 (5.61%) Java Developer
11 92 (4.37%) Embedded Engineer
12 91 (4.33%) Software Developer
13 90 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
14 89 (4.23%) C++/C# Developer
15 80 (3.80%) Qualitative Analyst
15 80 (3.80%) Quantitative Analyst
16 79 (3.76%) Front Office Developer
17 78 (3.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 62 (2.95%) Architect
19 59 (2.81%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (14.93%) .NET
2 148 (7.04%) HTML
3 140 (6.66%) XML
4 137 (6.51%) STL
5 113 (5.37%) Web Services
6 102 (4.85%) CSS
7 100 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 92 (4.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 78 (3.71%) Node.js
10 71 (3.38%) WPF
11 70 (3.33%) React
11 70 (3.33%) RESTful
12 63 (3.00%) JSON
12 63 (3.00%) Spring
13 60 (2.85%) REST
14 55 (2.62%) HTML5
15 52 (2.47%) jQuery
15 52 (2.47%) Qt
16 48 (2.28%) Middleware
17 39 (1.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 268 (12.74%) Computer Science
2 264 (12.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 185 (8.80%) Derivative
4 180 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
5 148 (7.04%) Fixed Income
6 121 (5.75%) Algorithms
7 65 (3.09%) Equities
8 51 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 42 (2.00%) CUDA
9 42 (2.00%) User Experience
10 41 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
11 40 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 37 (1.76%) Credit Risk
13 34 (1.62%) Credit Derivative
14 30 (1.43%) iPad
15 29 (1.38%) Market Risk
16 27 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 27 (1.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 26 (1.24%) Data Centre
17 26 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 587 (27.91%) Linux
2 350 (16.64%) Windows
3 219 (10.41%) Unix
4 134 (6.37%) Android
5 87 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.05%) Solaris
9 18 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.86%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.76%) VxWorks
11 15 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.57%) CentOS
13 12 (0.57%) Nucleus RTOS
14 11 (0.52%) Debian
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.48%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.43%) AIX
17 8 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (27.67%) Software Engineering
2 419 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (15.50%) OO
4 305 (14.50%) Multithreading
5 232 (11.03%) TDD
6 229 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
7 219 (10.41%) Mathematics
8 180 (8.56%) Low Latency
9 172 (8.18%) Analytics
10 169 (8.04%) Test Automation
11 168 (7.99%) DevOps
12 152 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
13 150 (7.13%) Scrum
14 117 (5.56%) SDLC
15 116 (5.52%) Unit Testing
16 114 (5.42%) UML
17 112 (5.33%) Electronic Trading
18 99 (4.71%) Quantitative Research
19 98 (4.66%) Risk Management
20 97 (4.61%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 800 (38.04%) Python
2 792 (37.66%) C#
3 760 (36.14%) Java
4 480 (22.82%) C
5 465 (22.11%) SQL
6 253 (12.03%) JavaScript
7 142 (6.75%) Perl
8 139 (6.61%) Ruby
9 98 (4.66%) Bash Shell
10 79 (3.76%) Embedded C++
11 78 (3.71%) Scala
12 62 (2.95%) MATLAB
13 61 (2.90%) Embedded C
14 60 (2.85%) VBA
15 56 (2.66%) Shell Script
16 54 (2.57%) R
17 50 (2.38%) Groovy
17 50 (2.38%) PHP
18 41 (1.95%) Ada
18 41 (1.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 317 (15.07%) Degree
2 148 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 127 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 125 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (3.99%) PhD
6 26 (1.24%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.33%) ISEB
10 6 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.19%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.14%) OSCP
13 3 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.095%) CISSP
14 2 (0.095%) MCSD
14 2 (0.095%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.00%) QA
2 21 (1.00%) MiFID
2 21 (1.00%) MISRA
3 15 (0.71%) EMIR
4 13 (0.62%) IEC 62304
5 12 (0.57%) MISRA C
6 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.43%) GDPR
8 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.38%) GCP
10 6 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.24%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.24%) ISO 26262
12 3 (0.14%) Basel III
12 3 (0.14%) FATCA
12 3 (0.14%) IFRS
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (5.42%) Docker
2 37 (1.76%) Firmware
3 26 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.38%) Varnish
6 6 (0.29%) QEMU
7 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.24%) etcd
7 5 (0.24%) HDFS
7 5 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
7 5 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.19%) KVM
9 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.095%) iptables
10 2 (0.095%) LXC
11 1 (0.048%) ACF2
11 1 (0.048%) NFS
11 1 (0.048%) RACF
11 1 (0.048%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 103 (4.90%) Ansible
2 92 (4.37%) Kubernetes
3 66 (3.14%) Puppet
4 48 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.76%) Terraform
6 27 (1.28%) Nagios
7 13 (0.62%) Packer
8 10 (0.48%) Opsview
9 9 (0.43%) SELinux
10 8 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.29%) Consul
12 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.24%) Salt
13 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.24%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.19%) Kibana
14 4 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 203 (9.65%) Oracle
2 123 (5.85%) Microsoft
3 53 (2.52%) Google
3 53 (2.52%) TIBCO
4 41 (1.95%) Red Hat
5 30 (1.43%) VMware
6 29 (1.38%) IBM
7 25 (1.19%) Splunk
7 25 (1.19%) Sybase
8 22 (1.05%) New Relic
9 19 (0.90%) Solace
10 16 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.62%) HP
11 13 (0.62%) Talarian
12 12 (0.57%) Apple
13 11 (0.52%) Cisco
13 11 (0.52%) ION Trading
14 8 (0.38%) CA
14 8 (0.38%) Capita
15 7 (0.33%) Green Hills