Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 119 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 -36 +11
Contract jobs citing C++ 2225 2242 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.11% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 5.26% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1427 1794
UK median daily rate £538 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £750 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £383
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.72% +9.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 194 297
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31.00 £31.25 £30.65
90th Percentile £52.88 £51.11 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%

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 41655 42605 43559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.12% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28934 29274 29458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 907 987
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.09%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.20 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +4 2010 £550 +18.92% 489
London +14 1265 £600 +20.00% 141
UK excluding London -14 938 £400 +5.26% 368
South East -58 249 £400 +6.67% 122
East of England +32 171 £375 -6.25% 110
North of England +30 127 £425 - 55
South West -27 126 £326 -18.50% 36
Northern Ireland +4 83 £413 +7.14% 2
North West +22 75 £450 +12.50% 27
Scotland -1 75 £325 +8.33% 12
Midlands +12 66 £350 -2.78% 25
Wales -2 41 £386 -3.44% 5
West Midlands +5 40 £350 -2.78% 16
Yorkshire +30 34 £400 +14.29% 24
East Midlands -2 25 £423 +30.00% 9
North East +17 18 £350 -22.22% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 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++.

1 785 (35.28%) Linux
2 704 (31.64%) Java
3 682 (30.65%) Python
4 666 (29.93%) C#
5 566 (25.44%) Finance
6 552 (24.81%) C
7 520 (23.37%) Software Engineering
8 496 (22.29%) SQL
9 476 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
10 465 (20.90%) Multithreading
11 463 (20.81%) Banking
12 433 (19.46%) Front Office
13 364 (16.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 343 (15.42%) Windows
15 340 (15.28%) Unix
16 282 (12.67%) Low Latency
17 281 (12.63%) OO
18 274 (12.31%) Degree
19 261 (11.73%) Investment Banking
20 252 (11.33%) .NET
21 243 (10.92%) JavaScript
21 243 (10.92%) Mathematics
22 230 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
23 229 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
24 196 (8.81%) Computer Science
25 194 (8.72%) XML
26 191 (8.58%) Derivative
27 184 (8.27%) Oracle
28 183 (8.22%) HTML
29 182 (8.18%) TDD

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 43 (1.93%) Apache
2 39 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 36 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 33 (1.48%) Confluence
5 28 (1.26%) CMS
6 22 (0.99%) JBoss
7 20 (0.90%) nginx
8 19 (0.85%) IIS
9 18 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 17 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.67%) JCAPS
12 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.36%) Kinematics
14 7 (0.31%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.18%) Jupyter
17 4 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 82 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
3 27 (1.21%) Simulink
4 16 (0.72%) Doxygen
5 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (0.31%) SmartSuite
7 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.18%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.18%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.18%) XMetaL
9 3 (0.13%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.090%) Pipeline Pilot
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.045%) CATIA
11 1 (0.045%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 33 (1.48%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.58%) LabWindows
3 11 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.27%) RMDS
6 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.22%) Summit
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
9 2 (0.090%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.090%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.045%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.45%) GitHub
4 10 (0.45%) PaaS
5 7 (0.31%) npm
5 7 (0.31%) SaaS
6 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.22%) Bluemix
6 5 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.13%) Google Play
9 2 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.090%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.090%) IaaS
9 2 (0.090%) Office 365
9 2 (0.090%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.045%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.045%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 37 (1.66%) Wireless
3 30 (1.35%) Bluetooth
4 25 (1.12%) HTTP
5 23 (1.03%) Network Security
6 22 (0.99%) Wireshark
7 19 (0.85%) Internet
7 19 (0.85%) LTE
7 19 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.67%) GSM
9 14 (0.63%) Firewall
10 12 (0.54%) Ethernet
11 11 (0.49%) DNS
11 11 (0.49%) VoIP
12 10 (0.45%) 3G
12 10 (0.45%) 3GPP
12 10 (0.45%) FTP
13 9 (0.40%) 4G
13 9 (0.40%) CTI
13 9 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 49 (2.20%) Big Data
3 49 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 47 (2.11%) MySQL
4 47 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 45 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 38 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 30 (1.35%) KDB
7 30 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 29 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.85%) OLTP
11 18 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.76%) SQLite
13 11 (0.49%) DB2
13 11 (0.49%) Flink
13 11 (0.49%) Redis
13 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 178 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 155 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 130 (5.84%) Subversion
4 94 (4.22%) JIRA
5 79 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 59 (2.65%) Rational Rhapsody
7 54 (2.43%) Rational DOORS
8 44 (1.98%) Eclipse
9 43 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 27 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 26 (1.17%) GDB
12 26 (1.17%) Gradle
13 22 (0.99%) NUnit
14 21 (0.94%) gulp
14 21 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 20 (0.90%) Cucumber
16 19 (0.85%) Mercurial
17 17 (0.76%) Maven
18 16 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 566 (25.44%) Finance
2 463 (20.81%) Banking
3 433 (19.46%) Front Office
4 261 (11.73%) Investment Banking
5 89 (4.00%) Electronics
6 54 (2.43%) Games
7 52 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 50 (2.25%) Automotive
9 41 (1.84%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.48%) Aerospace
11 27 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.17%) Back Office
13 24 (1.08%) Retail
14 15 (0.67%) Military
15 12 (0.54%) Advertising
15 12 (0.54%) Billing
15 12 (0.54%) Marketing
16 11 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.45%) Avionics
18 8 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1331 (59.82%) Developer
2 706 (31.73%) C++ Developer
3 355 (15.96%) Software Engineer
4 174 (7.82%) Java Developer
5 160 (7.19%) Senior Developer
6 152 (6.83%) Analyst
7 150 (6.74%) C++ Software Engineer
8 148 (6.65%) C# Developer
9 147 (6.61%) Quantitative Developer
10 117 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 105 (4.72%) Python Developer
12 92 (4.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 89 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
14 88 (3.96%) C++/C# Developer
15 83 (3.73%) Front Office Developer
16 74 (3.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 73 (3.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 73 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
17 73 (3.28%) Senior C++ Developer
18 66 (2.97%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (11.33%) .NET
2 194 (8.72%) XML
3 183 (8.22%) HTML
4 129 (5.80%) STL
5 115 (5.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 100 (4.49%) CSS
7 92 (4.13%) Web Services
8 91 (4.09%) Middleware
9 88 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
10 77 (3.46%) AngularJS
10 77 (3.46%) SOAP
11 69 (3.10%) JSON
12 59 (2.65%) XSLT
13 58 (2.61%) HTML5
14 57 (2.56%) Qt
15 51 (2.29%) REST
15 51 (2.29%) WPF
16 47 (2.11%) Node.js
17 46 (2.07%) RESTful
18 42 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 364 (16.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 229 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (8.81%) Computer Science
4 191 (8.58%) Derivative
5 142 (6.38%) Fixed Income
6 97 (4.36%) Equities
7 82 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
8 80 (3.60%) Market Risk
9 68 (3.06%) Algorithms
10 56 (2.52%) Data Structures
11 51 (2.29%) Credit Risk
12 50 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
13 42 (1.89%) Device Driver
14 41 (1.84%) Fintech
15 35 (1.57%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.44%) Mobile App
17 31 (1.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 24 (1.08%) Hedge funds
19 20 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 20 (0.90%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 785 (35.28%) Linux
2 343 (15.42%) Windows
3 340 (15.28%) Unix
4 88 (3.96%) Android
5 64 (2.88%) Solaris
6 54 (2.43%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.99%) CentOS
10 20 (0.90%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.81%) VxWorks
12 14 (0.63%) Windows Server
13 13 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.49%) VMS
15 9 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.40%) OpenVMS
16 8 (0.36%) AIX
16 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
17 3 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (23.37%) Software Engineering
2 476 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (20.90%) Multithreading
4 282 (12.67%) Low Latency
5 281 (12.63%) OO
6 243 (10.92%) Mathematics
7 230 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
8 182 (8.18%) TDD
9 177 (7.96%) SDLC
10 174 (7.82%) Test Automation
11 173 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (6.83%) Unit Testing
13 144 (6.47%) Scrum
14 129 (5.80%) UML
15 128 (5.75%) OOP
16 110 (4.94%) Physics
17 106 (4.76%) Analytics
18 103 (4.63%) Multithreaded Programming
19 96 (4.31%) Risk Management
20 95 (4.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 704 (31.64%) Java
2 682 (30.65%) Python
3 666 (29.93%) C#
4 552 (24.81%) C
5 496 (22.29%) SQL
6 243 (10.92%) JavaScript
7 157 (7.06%) Perl
8 88 (3.96%) Shell Script
9 77 (3.46%) VBA
10 68 (3.06%) Embedded C
11 66 (2.97%) Ruby
12 53 (2.38%) MATLAB
13 51 (2.29%) Embedded C++
14 48 (2.16%) PHP
14 48 (2.16%) Scala
15 46 (2.07%) Bash Shell
16 44 (1.98%) VB
17 39 (1.75%) R
18 36 (1.62%) Ada
19 32 (1.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (12.31%) Degree
2 136 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 113 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 92 (4.13%) PhD
5 81 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (0.99%) ISTQB
7 20 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.22%) CISSP
10 5 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.18%) ISEB
11 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.13%) CISA
12 3 (0.13%) PMP
13 1 (0.045%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.045%) CEH
13 1 (0.045%) CISM
13 1 (0.045%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.31%) QA
2 32 (1.44%) MiFID
3 28 (1.26%) MISRA
4 18 (0.81%) HL7
5 17 (0.76%) MISRA C
6 13 (0.58%) Def Stans
7 10 (0.45%) ISO 26262
8 7 (0.31%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.27%) EMIR
10 5 (0.22%) IEC 62304
10 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.22%) SLA
11 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.13%) DO-254
11 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.090%) CDISC
12 2 (0.090%) GxP
13 1 (0.045%) GCP
System Software
1 36 (1.62%) Firmware
2 33 (1.48%) Docker
3 23 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.45%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 9 (0.40%) KVM
7 7 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
8 6 (0.27%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.27%) NFS
9 4 (0.18%) Varnish
10 3 (0.13%) etcd
11 2 (0.090%) Ceph
11 2 (0.090%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.090%) Samba
11 2 (0.090%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.045%) GPFS
12 1 (0.045%) Squid
12 1 (0.045%) zsh
Systems Management
1 47 (2.11%) Ansible
2 30 (1.35%) Puppet
3 29 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.36%) Netcool
5 7 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.31%) Mesos
5 7 (0.31%) Nagios
5 7 (0.31%) RSA Archer
5 7 (0.31%) SCOM
5 7 (0.31%) Terraform
6 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.27%) Kibana
7 4 (0.18%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 4 (0.18%) WMI
8 3 (0.13%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.13%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.13%) Consul
8 3 (0.13%) Control-M
8 3 (0.13%) Packer
9 2 (0.090%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 184 (8.27%) Oracle
2 129 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 82 (3.69%) TIBCO
4 81 (3.64%) Sybase
5 54 (2.43%) ION Trading
6 49 (2.20%) IBM
7 46 (2.07%) Solace
8 34 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.53%) VMware
9 31 (1.39%) Talarian
10 28 (1.26%) Perforce
11 19 (0.85%) Google
12 18 (0.81%) Bloomberg
13 15 (0.67%) Fiorano
13 15 (0.67%) InterSystems
14 12 (0.54%) Green Hills
14 12 (0.54%) Splunk
15 11 (0.49%) Fidessa
16 9 (0.40%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.40%) Reuters