Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 123 104
Rank change year-on-year -16 -19 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,799 2,107 2,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.08% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.37% 4.85% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,068 1,256 1,373
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £750 £763 £736
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £393
% change year-on-year +1.91% - +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 218 189
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.06%
10th Percentile £36.75 £28.88 £35.40
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.85 £52.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%

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 41,169 43,429 37,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.95% 42.96% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,692 30,414 26,008
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 781 838
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.61 £16.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 17 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 18 April 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 -11 1,680 £500 -9.09% 1,118
UK excluding London +13 958 £400 +1.91% 895
London -43 808 £600 - 307
South East -30 274 £400 - 240
South West +40 195 £400 +6.67% 150
North of England +13 150 £400 +10.34% 119
East of England +25 146 £400 +9.59% 214
Midlands +18 100 £375 - 89
Yorkshire +36 95 £425 - 39
West Midlands +9 71 £390 -2.13% 46
Scotland -1 55 £375 +19.81% 59
North West -22 32 £370 +9.63% 65
East Midlands +32 29 £318 +31.13% 43
Wales -1 27 £370 -10.30% 13
North East -8 23 £400 +11.11% 15
Northern Ireland -3 10 £375 -25.00% 12
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 April 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++.

1 693 (38.52%) Software Engineering
2 677 (37.63%) Python
3 654 (36.35%) Java
4 617 (34.30%) C
5 564 (31.35%) Linux
6 537 (29.85%) C#
7 383 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
8 312 (17.34%) Finance
9 309 (17.18%) SQL
10 281 (15.62%) Degree
11 266 (14.79%) Windows
12 249 (13.84%) Security Cleared
13 240 (13.34%) .NET
14 231 (12.84%) OO
15 220 (12.23%) SC Cleared
16 213 (11.84%) JavaScript
17 212 (11.78%) Multithreading
18 204 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
19 190 (10.56%) Git (software)
20 174 (9.67%) Computer Science
21 173 (9.62%) Front Office
22 167 (9.28%) Mathematics
23 157 (8.73%) Algorithms
24 152 (8.45%) Banking
25 149 (8.28%) UML
26 142 (7.89%) Visual Studio
27 141 (7.84%) Unix
28 140 (7.78%) Jenkins
29 136 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
30 132 (7.34%) DevOps

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 57 (3.17%) Apache Spark
2 29 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.39%) SAS
6 24 (1.33%) nginx
7 22 (1.22%) Apache
8 21 (1.17%) Confluence
8 21 (1.17%) IPython
9 19 (1.06%) CMS
10 16 (0.89%) Jupyter
11 15 (0.83%) Apache Qpid
12 14 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.67%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.61%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.33%) JBoss
16 5 (0.28%) Tornado
17 4 (0.22%) Appian
17 4 (0.22%) SharePoint
18 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.89%) Simulink
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.39%) InVision
5 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.28%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) GIMP
9 2 (0.11%) Maya
9 2 (0.11%) MotionBuilder
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.056%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.06%) MoSes
2 12 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.56%) RMDS
4 3 (0.17%) C-CURE
4 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.056%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.056%) BASE24
6 1 (0.056%) Endur
6 1 (0.056%) Global One
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.056%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Sonata
6 1 (0.056%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 136 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (1.45%) GitHub
5 20 (1.11%) npm
5 20 (1.11%) Serverless
6 19 (1.06%) PaaS
7 13 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.72%) NuGet
8 12 (0.67%) IaaS
9 11 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.56%) Google Play
11 9 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.28%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.22%) Datadog
15 4 (0.22%) Force.com
15 4 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.95%) Ethernet
3 32 (1.78%) Wireless
4 23 (1.28%) HTTP
5 22 (1.22%) 5G
6 20 (1.11%) 3GPP
6 20 (1.11%) Bluetooth
6 20 (1.11%) LTE
7 17 (0.94%) Internet
8 16 (0.89%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.78%) DHCP
9 14 (0.78%) DNS
10 13 (0.72%) VoIP
11 12 (0.67%) AMQP
11 12 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.56%) Network Security
12 10 (0.56%) SSL
12 10 (0.56%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.50%) Firewall
14 8 (0.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.11%) NoSQL
2 107 (5.95%) Big Data
3 76 (4.22%) SQL Server
4 68 (3.78%) Hadoop
5 49 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 47 (2.61%) MySQL
8 44 (2.45%) Relational Database
9 38 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.78%) Apache Hive
12 30 (1.67%) Blockchain
13 28 (1.56%) HBase
14 27 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.00%) GIS
15 18 (1.00%) Sqoop
16 17 (0.94%) OLTP
17 16 (0.89%) KDB
18 13 (0.72%) BigQuery
18 13 (0.72%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 190 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 142 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 140 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 71 (3.95%) Subversion
5 68 (3.78%) JIRA
6 52 (2.89%) Gradle
6 52 (2.89%) Maven
7 44 (2.45%) Rational DOORS
8 43 (2.39%) Ant
9 41 (2.28%) NetBeans
9 41 (2.28%) NUnit
10 39 (2.17%) Eclipse
11 37 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
12 35 (1.95%) TeamCity
13 32 (1.78%) JUnit
14 31 (1.72%) Selenium
15 27 (1.50%) ClearCase
16 25 (1.39%) Bitbucket
16 25 (1.39%) Cucumber
17 24 (1.33%) CppUnit
General
1 312 (17.34%) Finance
2 173 (9.62%) Front Office
3 152 (8.45%) Banking
4 64 (3.56%) Electronics
5 63 (3.50%) Aerospace
6 48 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 46 (2.56%) Games
8 42 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 39 (2.17%) Law
9 39 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 37 (2.06%) Military
11 24 (1.33%) Retail
12 23 (1.28%) Automotive
12 23 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.67%) Avionics
13 12 (0.67%) Publishing
14 10 (0.56%) Advertising
15 8 (0.44%) Legal
16 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 781 (43.41%) Developer
2 420 (23.35%) Software Engineer
3 285 (15.84%) C++ Developer
4 143 (7.95%) C++ Software Engineer
5 141 (7.84%) Embedded Engineer
6 118 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 105 (5.84%) C# Developer
8 99 (5.50%) Python Developer
9 90 (5.00%) Quantitative Developer
10 82 (4.56%) Software Developer
11 71 (3.95%) Java Developer
12 69 (3.84%) Architect
13 68 (3.78%) Senior Software Engineer
14 62 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 60 (3.34%) Analyst
16 49 (2.72%) Senior Developer
17 46 (2.56%) C Software Engineer
18 45 (2.50%) .NET Developer
19 43 (2.39%) Java Engineer
20 42 (2.33%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (13.34%) .NET
2 126 (7.00%) Web Services
3 89 (4.95%) XML
4 82 (4.56%) Qt
5 79 (4.39%) HTML
6 73 (4.06%) Node.js
7 68 (3.78%) SOAP
8 67 (3.72%) Kafka
9 64 (3.56%) STL
10 58 (3.22%) JSON
11 55 (3.06%) React
11 55 (3.06%) RESTful
12 54 (3.00%) Middleware
13 53 (2.95%) WPF
14 45 (2.50%) AngularJS
14 45 (2.50%) CSS
15 43 (2.39%) .NET Framework
16 42 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 40 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 37 (2.06%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.73%) Algorithms
2 118 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.72%) Derivative
4 74 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
5 73 (4.06%) Data Structures
6 70 (3.89%) Fixed Income
7 62 (3.45%) Hedge funds
8 49 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (2.33%) Client/Server
11 40 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (2.11%) Equities
13 37 (2.06%) Device Driver
14 32 (1.78%) Mobile App
14 32 (1.78%) VHDL
15 30 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 30 (1.67%) Robotics
16 29 (1.61%) User Experience
17 23 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
18 22 (1.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 564 (31.35%) Linux
2 266 (14.79%) Windows
3 141 (7.84%) Unix
4 124 (6.89%) Android
5 49 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 47 (2.61%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 14 (0.78%) Solaris
8 14 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
10 8 (0.44%) OpenVMS
10 8 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.33%) Debian
11 6 (0.33%) Kali Linux
12 5 (0.28%) CentOS
12 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 4 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (38.52%) Software Engineering
2 383 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (12.84%) OO
4 212 (11.78%) Multithreading
5 204 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
6 174 (9.67%) Computer Science
7 167 (9.28%) Mathematics
8 149 (8.28%) UML
9 132 (7.34%) DevOps
10 130 (7.23%) Analytics
11 125 (6.95%) TDD
12 121 (6.73%) Test Automation
13 111 (6.17%) SDLC
14 110 (6.11%) Unit Testing
15 105 (5.84%) Machine Learning
16 97 (5.39%) Scrum
17 96 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
18 95 (5.28%) OOD
19 90 (5.00%) Configuration Management
20 78 (4.34%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 677 (37.63%) Python
2 654 (36.35%) Java
3 617 (34.30%) C
4 537 (29.85%) C#
5 309 (17.18%) SQL
6 213 (11.84%) JavaScript
7 114 (6.34%) Ruby
8 97 (5.39%) Embedded C++
9 90 (5.00%) Perl
10 83 (4.61%) Bash Shell
11 80 (4.45%) Embedded C
12 77 (4.28%) MATLAB
13 65 (3.61%) R
13 65 (3.61%) Shell Script
14 62 (3.45%) Scala
15 56 (3.11%) Go
16 53 (2.95%) VB
17 46 (2.56%) PowerShell
18 34 (1.89%) Groovy
19 31 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 281 (15.62%) Degree
2 249 (13.84%) Security Cleared
3 220 (12.23%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.78%) PhD
5 76 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.39%) ISEB
9 7 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.28%) CEH
10 5 (0.28%) CISSP
10 5 (0.28%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.28%) OSCP
11 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.22%) CISA
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.22%) SANS
12 3 (0.17%) HND
12 3 (0.17%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.89%) QA
2 24 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.11%) HMG Infosec
3 20 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 20 (1.11%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.78%) MISRA
5 13 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.61%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.44%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.39%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.33%) SLA
10 5 (0.28%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.17%) GDPR
12 3 (0.17%) JTAG
13 2 (0.11%) DO-254
13 2 (0.11%) MiFID
14 1 (0.056%) IFRS
14 1 (0.056%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 127 (7.06%) Docker
2 51 (2.83%) Firmware
3 22 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.78%) Apache Flume
5 13 (0.72%) HDFS
6 7 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.39%) KVM
7 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.28%) LXC
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.22%) Xen
10 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.17%) vSphere
11 2 (0.11%) etcd
11 2 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 100 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.78%) Ansible
3 54 (3.00%) Puppet
4 42 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.83%) Terraform
6 10 (0.56%) Grafana
7 8 (0.44%) Kibana
7 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.39%) HP Fortify
8 7 (0.39%) Nagios
8 7 (0.39%) Sysdig
9 6 (0.33%) Mesos
9 6 (0.33%) Packer
10 5 (0.28%) Ambari
10 5 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.28%) Nessus
10 5 (0.28%) Nmap
10 5 (0.28%) Oozie
10 5 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 131 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 119 (6.61%) Oracle
3 58 (3.22%) Google
4 21 (1.17%) TIBCO
5 19 (1.06%) ION Trading
6 18 (1.00%) IBM
6 18 (1.00%) Sybase
7 14 (0.78%) Apple
8 13 (0.72%) Tableau
9 12 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.67%) CA
9 12 (0.67%) Hortonworks
9 12 (0.67%) Serena
10 11 (0.61%) MapR
10 11 (0.61%) Reuters
10 11 (0.61%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.56%) Cisco
11 10 (0.56%) Facebook
11 10 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.50%) Adobe