Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 119 128
Rank change year-on-year -32 +9 -21
Contract jobs citing C++ 722 1,984 2,138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 2.12% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 4.96% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 1,076 1,291
Median daily rate £500 £465 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -11.43% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £319
90th Percentile £750 £744 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 212 229
Median hourly rate £46.50 £46.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +7.47% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26.50 £38.25 £25.33
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.91 £46.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.27% +9.41% -

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 17,164 39,972 45,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.42% 42.73% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,488 27,730 31,799
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 726 794
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.93 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.48% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.72 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.45 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% -2.41%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++.

Daily rate trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++.

Hourly rate trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 -32 674 £500 +5.26% 596
London +28 391 £575 - 185
UK excluding London -53 291 £425 +8.97% 442
South West -17 84 £425 +13.33% 87
South East -11 79 £450 +9.09% 127
North of England 0 49 £350 -12.50% 59
East of England -25 45 £450 +20.00% 88
Work from Home 0 42 £425 +9.68% 68
North West +67 33 £375 -12.79% 33
Midlands -10 16 £375 - 50
West Midlands -4 13 £375 -3.85% 31
Scotland +28 9 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -13 9 £338 -10.00% 17
North East +34 7 £325 -18.75% 9
Northern Ireland +16 5 £446 +22.90% 10
Wales +11 4 £418 +11.33% 6
East Midlands +17 2 - - 19

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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++.

1 312 (43.21%) Python
2 275 (38.09%) Java
3 227 (31.44%) C#
4 226 (31.30%) Linux
5 215 (29.78%) Software Engineering
6 204 (28.25%) C
7 178 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (20.22%) .NET
9 140 (19.39%) Finance
10 133 (18.42%) SQL
11 118 (16.34%) Banking
12 117 (16.20%) Windows
13 98 (13.57%) JavaScript
14 94 (13.02%) Git (software)
15 93 (12.88%) Security Cleared
16 85 (11.77%) Front Office
16 85 (11.77%) Scrum
17 77 (10.66%) Azure
18 76 (10.53%) Investment Banking
19 75 (10.39%) Test Automation
20 74 (10.25%) AWS
21 71 (9.83%) Degree
22 66 (9.14%) Mathematics
22 66 (9.14%) SC Cleared
23 65 (9.00%) Microsoft
24 62 (8.59%) Visual Studio
24 62 (8.59%) Analytics
25 60 (8.31%) Oracle
26 59 (8.17%) Node.js
27 58 (8.03%) 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 27 (3.74%) Confluence
2 20 (2.77%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.11%) CMS
4 7 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.69%) Apache
5 5 (0.69%) CICS
5 5 (0.69%) Moodle
5 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.55%) WinCC
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.28%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.25%) Simulink
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Maya
7 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.42%) Endur
3 2 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.28%) Orchestrade
3 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 2 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.66%) Azure
2 74 (10.25%) AWS
3 37 (5.12%) GCP
4 24 (3.32%) Serverless
5 17 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.08%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.25%) Azure Functions
8 8 (1.11%) Datadog
8 8 (1.11%) SaaS
9 7 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.97%) GitHub
9 7 (0.97%) Office 365
9 7 (0.97%) PaaS
10 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.69%) AWS Step Functions
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.88%) TCP/IP
1 28 (3.88%) Wireless
2 24 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (3.05%) Ethernet
4 21 (2.91%) Bluetooth
4 21 (2.91%) ZigBee
5 9 (1.25%) Firewall
6 8 (1.11%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.83%) Internet
8 5 (0.69%) 5G
8 5 (0.69%) Multicast
8 5 (0.69%) Network Security
8 5 (0.69%) VoIP
9 4 (0.55%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.55%) MQTT
10 3 (0.42%) 3G
10 3 (0.42%) DHCP
10 3 (0.42%) DVB
10 3 (0.42%) RS-232
10 3 (0.42%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.12%) NoSQL
3 36 (4.99%) MySQL
4 24 (3.32%) Big Data
5 21 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.52%) Spotfire
11 10 (1.39%) Blockchain
11 10 (1.39%) Redis
12 9 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.83%) DataStage
15 5 (0.69%) KDB
15 5 (0.69%) MS Access
15 5 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (13.02%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.59%) Visual Studio
3 53 (7.34%) JIRA
4 39 (5.40%) Subversion
5 34 (4.71%) Eclipse
5 34 (4.71%) Jenkins
6 25 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (3.19%) NetBeans
8 18 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 15 (2.08%) Artifactory
9 15 (2.08%) CMake
9 15 (2.08%) Xcode
10 11 (1.52%) Maven
10 11 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (1.25%) GoogleTest
11 9 (1.25%) NUnit
11 9 (1.25%) Selenium
12 7 (0.97%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 140 (19.39%) Finance
2 118 (16.34%) Banking
3 85 (11.77%) Front Office
4 76 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 42 (5.82%) Electronics
6 27 (3.74%) Aerospace
7 26 (3.60%) Law
8 24 (3.32%) Games
9 21 (2.91%) Military
10 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.25%) Back Office
11 9 (1.25%) French Language
12 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.55%) Avionics
13 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.55%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
14 3 (0.42%) Marketing
15 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 364 (50.42%) Developer
2 151 (20.91%) Software Engineer
3 136 (18.84%) C++ Developer
4 73 (10.11%) Embedded Engineer
5 60 (8.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 54 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.51%) Java Developer
8 40 (5.54%) C++ Software Engineer
9 39 (5.40%) Quantitative Developer
10 38 (5.26%) Python Developer
11 34 (4.71%) Analyst
12 31 (4.29%) Architect
12 31 (4.29%) Software Developer
13 26 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.35%) C++/Java Developer
14 17 (2.35%) Python Engineer
14 17 (2.35%) Senior C++ Developer
15 16 (2.22%) C Software Engineer
15 16 (2.22%) Qualitative Analyst
15 16 (2.22%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (20.22%) .NET
2 59 (8.17%) Node.js
3 53 (7.34%) Web Services
4 47 (6.51%) AngularJS
5 35 (4.85%) Qt
6 34 (4.71%) React
7 30 (4.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 30 (4.16%) HTML
7 30 (4.16%) Yocto
8 29 (4.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 28 (3.88%) STL
10 25 (3.46%) WPF
11 24 (3.32%) MFC
11 24 (3.32%) XML
12 22 (3.05%) OpenGL
13 21 (2.91%) Spring
14 20 (2.77%) Unreal Engine
15 19 (2.63%) Middleware
16 16 (2.22%) ActiveX
16 16 (2.22%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.93%) Derivative
1 50 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 43 (5.96%) Fixed Income
3 39 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (4.43%) Equities
6 26 (3.60%) Algorithms
7 25 (3.46%) Device Driver
8 24 (3.32%) Hedge funds
9 23 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
10 19 (2.63%) Blog
10 19 (2.63%) Home Automation
11 16 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (2.22%) Public Cloud
12 15 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.80%) Augmented Reality
15 11 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.52%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 226 (31.30%) Linux
2 117 (16.20%) Windows
3 44 (6.09%) Unix
4 41 (5.68%) Android
5 22 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (2.49%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.94%) CentOS
9 11 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.25%) FreeRTOS
10 9 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.11%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.97%) ThreadX
13 6 (0.83%) Debian
14 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (0.69%) zOS
15 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (29.78%) Software Engineering
2 178 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (11.77%) Scrum
4 75 (10.39%) Test Automation
5 66 (9.14%) Mathematics
6 62 (8.59%) Analytics
7 58 (8.03%) DevOps
8 56 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (7.62%) UML
10 53 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (7.20%) Multithreading
12 51 (7.06%) Open Source
13 49 (6.79%) Low Latency
13 49 (6.79%) TDD
14 44 (6.09%) OO
15 42 (5.82%) Computer Science
16 40 (5.54%) Migration
17 39 (5.40%) Unit Testing
18 38 (5.26%) Microservices
19 37 (5.12%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 312 (43.21%) Python
2 275 (38.09%) Java
3 227 (31.44%) C#
4 204 (28.25%) C
5 133 (18.42%) SQL
6 98 (13.57%) JavaScript
7 43 (5.96%) Embedded C++
8 36 (4.99%) Ruby
9 30 (4.16%) Embedded C
10 24 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.32%) R
11 22 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 22 (3.05%) VBA
12 21 (2.91%) Go
13 18 (2.49%) GLSL
14 17 (2.35%) Objective-C
14 17 (2.35%) Perl
14 17 (2.35%) VB
15 16 (2.22%) HLSL
16 13 (1.80%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 93 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.83%) Degree
3 66 (9.14%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.52%) PhD
7 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.55%) CCENT
9 4 (0.55%) CCNA
9 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.55%) MCITP
9 4 (0.55%) MCSE
9 4 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.42%) CISM
10 3 (0.42%) CISSP
10 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.42%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.05%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.55%) DO-254
3 4 (0.55%) NIST
4 3 (0.42%) MISRA
5 2 (0.28%) Basel III
5 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) JTAG
5 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 43 (5.96%) Docker
2 9 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.69%) Firmware
4 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.42%) GridGain
6 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.14%) Ceph
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.08%) Ansible
3 12 (1.66%) Nagios
4 10 (1.39%) Puppet
5 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.97%) Terraform
7 5 (0.69%) SCCM
8 4 (0.55%) Kibana
8 4 (0.55%) SCOM
8 4 (0.55%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.14%) EnCase
11 1 (0.14%) Grafana
11 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.14%) logstash
11 1 (0.14%) Packer
11 1 (0.14%) PTC Integrity
11 1 (0.14%) QRadar
11 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 65 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 60 (8.31%) Oracle
3 32 (4.43%) Atlassian
4 27 (3.74%) Google
5 13 (1.80%) Splunk
6 10 (1.39%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.39%) Sybase
7 9 (1.25%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 7 (0.97%) Murex
9 6 (0.83%) Automation Anywhere
9 6 (0.83%) Informatica
9 6 (0.83%) VMware
10 5 (0.69%) CA
10 5 (0.69%) HP
10 5 (0.69%) IBM
10 5 (0.69%) OpenLink
11 4 (0.55%) MathWorks
11 4 (0.55%) Remedy