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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 101 95
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing C++ 1115 1285 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.30% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.78% 6.02% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 777 683
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +2.25% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 103
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +9.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £26.40 £25.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

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 19307 21341 20787
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13282 14661 13481
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 472 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.74 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -6 1007 £525 +10.52% 649
London +5 598 £575 +4.54% 273
South East +7 185 £370 -1.33% 110
City of London -18 73 £575 +2.22% 72
South West -35 69 £409 -5.49% 63
East of England +3 56 £325 -7.14% 102
Northern Ireland +8 52 £433 +11.61% 6
Hampshire +9 48 £425 +17.24% 22
County Antrim +6 40 £433 +11.61% 6
Belfast +8 39 £433 +11.61% 5
Surrey +1 38 £375 -11.76% 26
North West -18 33 £350 -22.22% 31
Yorkshire -8 29 £350 -16.41% 25
Gloucestershire -4 25 £430 -4.44% 12
Wales +14 24 £418 +11.33% 15
South Wales +26 22 £418 +4.37% 11
Scotland +19 22 £375 +3.44% 24
Cambridgeshire +2 22 £338 -4.25% 83
West Yorkshire +1 22 £388 -6.06% 15
Oxfordshire -19 22 £410 -8.88% 19
Bristol +1 21 £388 +19.23% 25
West Sussex +22 20 £300 -11.76% 6
East Midlands -6 20 £333 -10.13% 13
Cambridge +10 18 £338 -4.25% 77
Buckinghamshire -6 18 £300 -14.28% 4
Leeds -2 17 £400 -3.03% 8
Hertfordshire +15 16 £325 -7.14% 13
Crawley +14 16 £300 -11.76% 2
Manchester +6 16 £350 -18.60% 26
Berkshire +5 16 £350 - 27

For the 6 months to 26 April 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++.

1 690 (33.24%) Java
2 656 (31.60%) Linux
3 633 (30.49%) C#
4 547 (26.35%) Software Engineering
5 533 (25.67%) Python
6 517 (24.90%) C
7 507 (24.42%) Finance
8 456 (21.97%) SQL
9 455 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
10 429 (20.66%) Multithreading
11 383 (18.45%) Windows
12 377 (18.16%) Banking
13 357 (17.20%) Unix
14 340 (16.38%) Front Office
15 304 (14.64%) OO
16 276 (13.29%) Low Latency
17 246 (11.85%) Degree
18 240 (11.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 237 (11.42%) .NET
20 220 (10.60%) SDLC
21 210 (10.12%) Electronic Trading
22 208 (10.02%) Investment Banking
23 203 (9.78%) Oracle
24 195 (9.39%) TDD
25 180 (8.67%) Computer Science
25 180 (8.67%) Security Cleared
26 177 (8.53%) Fixed Income
27 176 (8.48%) JavaScript
28 172 (8.29%) STL
29 169 (8.14%) Mathematics

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 (1.73%) Apache Spark
2 31 (1.49%) Confluence
3 26 (1.25%) Apache
4 25 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
6 16 (0.77%) CMS
6 16 (0.77%) DataSynapse
6 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.58%) SAS
9 11 (0.53%) SharePoint
9 11 (0.53%) Tuxedo
10 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.48%) IIS
11 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.34%) Apache Qpid
13 7 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.34%) JBoss
14 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.11%) Simulink
4 22 (1.06%) Doxygen
5 11 (0.53%) SPSS
6 10 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.14%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.096%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.048%) CATIA
12 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.048%) Stata
12 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 27 (1.30%) ION MarketView
2 26 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.43%) RMDS
4 8 (0.39%) LabWindows
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.096%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.048%) Relativity
9 1 (0.048%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.11%) GitHub
3 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (0.72%) SaaS
6 10 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.43%) IaaS
7 9 (0.43%) PaaS
8 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.34%) Force.com
10 6 (0.29%) iTunes
11 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Heroku
12 4 (0.19%) Loggly
12 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 59 (2.84%) HTTP
3 29 (1.40%) Wireshark
4 27 (1.30%) VoIP
5 26 (1.25%) LTE
6 23 (1.11%) Internet
7 21 (1.01%) Asterisk PBX
7 21 (1.01%) PBX
7 21 (1.01%) Wireless
8 20 (0.96%) Diameter Protocol
8 20 (0.96%) GSM
8 20 (0.96%) RANAP
8 20 (0.96%) RTP
8 20 (0.96%) UMTS
9 19 (0.92%) DVB
10 17 (0.82%) DNS
11 15 (0.72%) Bluetooth
11 15 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (0.67%) Kerberos
13 13 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.29%) Big Data
3 65 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 62 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 56 (2.70%) KDB
6 52 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.22%) MySQL
8 45 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.17%) Tick Data
9 32 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.20%) DB2
11 25 (1.20%) Kdb+
12 23 (1.11%) OLTP
13 19 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 18 (0.87%) Apache Hive
15 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 118 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 117 (5.64%) JIRA
3 110 (5.30%) Visual Studio
4 109 (5.25%) Subversion
5 79 (3.81%) Eclipse
6 69 (3.32%) Jenkins
7 39 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
8 33 (1.59%) GDB
9 32 (1.54%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.35%) Selenium
11 27 (1.30%) Maven
11 27 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
12 25 (1.20%) GCC
12 25 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.16%) Trac
14 23 (1.11%) Cucumber
15 21 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 17 (0.82%) Gradle
17 16 (0.77%) Xcode
18 15 (0.72%) NUnit
General
1 507 (24.42%) Finance
2 377 (18.16%) Banking
3 340 (16.38%) Front Office
4 208 (10.02%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.52%) Games
6 59 (2.84%) Electronics
7 57 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.78%) Automotive
9 33 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.35%) Aerospace
11 27 (1.30%) Military
11 27 (1.30%) Retail
12 22 (1.06%) Marketing
13 19 (0.92%) Back Office
14 18 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.72%) Publishing
16 10 (0.48%) Advertising
17 7 (0.34%) Law
18 5 (0.24%) Avionics
19 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1239 (59.68%) Developer
2 679 (32.71%) C++ Developer
3 357 (17.20%) Software Engineer
4 193 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 179 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 173 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 122 (5.88%) Quantitative Developer
8 120 (5.78%) C++/C# Developer
9 104 (5.01%) Python Developer
10 99 (4.77%) Software Developer
11 96 (4.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 94 (4.53%) Embedded Engineer
12 94 (4.53%) Linux Developer
13 92 (4.43%) Senior Developer
14 90 (4.34%) Analyst
15 78 (3.76%) Architect
16 75 (3.61%) Front Office Developer
17 74 (3.56%) C++/Java Developer
18 69 (3.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 66 (3.18%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (11.42%) .NET
2 172 (8.29%) STL
3 165 (7.95%) HTML
4 156 (7.51%) XML
5 144 (6.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 107 (5.15%) FIX Protocol
7 77 (3.71%) Web Services
8 76 (3.66%) HTML5
8 76 (3.66%) WPF
9 64 (3.08%) Middleware
10 63 (3.03%) Qt
11 61 (2.94%) JSON
11 61 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 59 (2.84%) CSS
12 59 (2.84%) REST
13 53 (2.55%) Node.js
14 52 (2.50%) RESTful
15 46 (2.22%) AngularJS
16 45 (2.17%) JNI
17 40 (1.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 240 (11.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 180 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 177 (8.53%) Fixed Income
4 164 (7.90%) Algorithms
5 144 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 140 (6.74%) Equities
7 105 (5.06%) Derivative
8 80 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
9 62 (2.99%) Market Risk
10 60 (2.89%) Mobile App
11 56 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
12 53 (2.55%) Data Structures
13 48 (2.31%) Management Information System
14 36 (1.73%) Device Driver
15 34 (1.64%) User Experience
16 33 (1.59%) Fintech
17 30 (1.45%) Credit Risk
18 28 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
18 28 (1.35%) STB
18 28 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 656 (31.60%) Linux
2 383 (18.45%) Windows
3 357 (17.20%) Unix
4 88 (4.24%) Android
5 70 (3.37%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.69%) Solaris
7 34 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (0.92%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.87%) CentOS
10 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.34%) MVS
12 7 (0.34%) VxWorks
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (26.35%) Software Engineering
2 455 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (20.66%) Multithreading
4 304 (14.64%) OO
5 276 (13.29%) Low Latency
6 220 (10.60%) SDLC
7 210 (10.12%) Electronic Trading
8 195 (9.39%) TDD
9 169 (8.14%) Mathematics
10 167 (8.04%) Scrum
11 148 (7.13%) UML
12 133 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
13 130 (6.26%) Multithreaded Programming
14 108 (5.20%) Analytics
15 94 (4.53%) OOP
16 93 (4.48%) OOD
17 92 (4.43%) Unit Testing
18 91 (4.38%) Risk Management
19 78 (3.76%) DevOps
20 74 (3.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 690 (33.24%) Java
2 633 (30.49%) C#
3 533 (25.67%) Python
4 517 (24.90%) C
5 456 (21.97%) SQL
6 176 (8.48%) JavaScript
7 147 (7.08%) Perl
8 89 (4.29%) MATLAB
9 85 (4.09%) Shell Script
10 70 (3.37%) Embedded C++
11 67 (3.23%) R
12 62 (2.99%) Embedded C
13 61 (2.94%) Objective-C
13 61 (2.94%) Ruby
14 60 (2.89%) Scala
15 59 (2.84%) Bash Shell
16 40 (1.93%) PL/SQL
17 39 (1.88%) VBA
18 34 (1.64%) VB
19 28 (1.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 246 (11.85%) Degree
2 180 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 112 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.66%) PhD
5 43 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.58%) CISSP
7 9 (0.43%) CISA
7 9 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.29%) CEH
9 5 (0.24%) ISEB
9 5 (0.24%) OSCP
9 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.14%) CCNA
11 3 (0.14%) CFA
11 3 (0.14%) MBA
11 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.48%) QA
2 25 (1.20%) MiFID
3 22 (1.06%) MISRA
4 21 (1.01%) MISRA C
5 18 (0.87%) ISO26262
6 14 (0.67%) IEC 61508
7 12 (0.58%) Def Stans
8 10 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.34%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.34%) SLA
10 6 (0.29%) ISO20022
11 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.096%) ISO13485
13 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.096%) SDET
13 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (2.02%) Docker
2 24 (1.16%) Firmware
3 22 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.43%) vSphere
6 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.34%) HDFS
8 6 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.19%) KVM
9 4 (0.19%) LXC
10 2 (0.096%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.096%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.096%) Samba
10 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.096%) Xen
10 2 (0.096%) XenServer
11 1 (0.048%) NFS
11 1 (0.048%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (1.88%) Ansible
2 33 (1.59%) Puppet
3 32 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.63%) Control-M
5 7 (0.34%) Salt
6 6 (0.29%) HP Fortify
6 6 (0.29%) Nagios
7 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.24%) Terraform
8 4 (0.19%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.19%) WMI
8 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.14%) Kibana
9 3 (0.14%) Mesos
9 3 (0.14%) OpenView
9 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.096%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.096%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 203 (9.78%) Oracle
2 120 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.61%) Sybase
4 48 (2.31%) TIBCO
5 47 (2.26%) Google
6 45 (2.17%) ION Trading
7 28 (1.35%) Cisco
8 25 (1.20%) IBM
9 24 (1.16%) Solace
10 20 (0.96%) Reuters
10 20 (0.96%) Splunk
11 17 (0.82%) Bloomberg
12 16 (0.77%) VMware
13 15 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.72%) Sun
13 15 (0.72%) Tableau
14 13 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.53%) Netezza
15 11 (0.53%) Teradata
16 10 (0.48%) Murex
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 700 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
KV Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Lennon Wright
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago