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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 100 84 101
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17  
Contract jobs citing C++ 1050 1264 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.38% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.63% 6.27% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 787 647
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 164 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £29.86 £30.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  

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 18638 20170 19570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12810 13769 12685
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 486 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -15 967 £525 +10.52% 625
London +3 599 £575 +3.60% 229
South East -15 143 £375 +7.14% 147
City of London -4 86 £575 - 54
South West -39 69 £413 -8.33% 54
East of England +9 64 £325 -10.34% 88
Hampshire -19 40 £415 +25.75% 35
Northern Ireland +10 32 £433 +11.61% 4
Yorkshire -17 31 £350 -36.36% 21
Cambridgeshire +2 29 £325 -7.80% 73
County Antrim +8 27 £433 +11.61% 3
Belfast +9 26 £433 +11.61% 3
Surrey -8 25 £375 -11.76% 26
North West -32 25 £400 -11.11% 34
Wales +11 24 £416 +11.00% 10
Cambridge +14 23 £325 -7.80% 67
South Wales +25 22 £416 +12.50% 5
West Yorkshire -6 22 £400 -26.26% 10
East Midlands +1 21 £338 -8.78% 21
Gloucestershire -10 20 £500 - 10
Berkshire +14 19 £353 +0.71% 29
Hertfordshire +11 19 £325 -7.14% 6
Somerset -13 18 £425 +33.33% 3
Scotland +16 17 £325 -7.14% 23
Leeds -11 17 £388 -28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £303 -13.57% 8
Oxfordshire -22 16 £415 -12.63% 28
Cardiff +29 15 £418 +23.70% 4
Essex +2 14 £275 -38.88% 6
Bristol -1 13 £375 +30.43% 25

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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++.

1 726 (35.23%) Java
2 651 (31.59%) Linux
3 616 (29.89%) C#
4 587 (28.48%) Python
5 541 (26.25%) C
6 539 (26.15%) Software Engineering
7 478 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
8 474 (23.00%) Finance
9 455 (22.08%) SQL
10 398 (19.31%) Multithreading
11 371 (18.00%) Unix
12 337 (16.35%) Banking
13 327 (15.87%) Windows
14 324 (15.72%) OO
15 319 (15.48%) Front Office
16 241 (11.69%) Degree
16 241 (11.69%) Low Latency
17 231 (11.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 217 (10.53%) Oracle
19 212 (10.29%) .NET
20 207 (10.04%) TDD
21 193 (9.36%) SDLC
22 190 (9.22%) Electronic Trading
22 190 (9.22%) Security Cleared
23 188 (9.12%) JavaScript
24 185 (8.98%) Investment Banking
25 183 (8.88%) Mathematics
26 181 (8.78%) STL
27 180 (8.73%) Perl
28 177 (8.59%) Scrum

C++
Top Related 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 46 (2.23%) Apache Spark
2 37 (1.80%) Apache
3 35 (1.70%) Confluence
4 23 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
5 20 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 15 (0.73%) SAS
8 14 (0.68%) CMS
9 12 (0.58%) DataSynapse
9 12 (0.58%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.58%) Tuxedo
10 11 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.44%) Apache Qpid
13 8 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.34%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.34%) IIS
14 7 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 57 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.36%) MS Office
3 26 (1.26%) Simulink
4 19 (0.92%) Doxygen
5 10 (0.49%) SPSS
6 9 (0.44%) MS Project
7 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.049%) Stata
10 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 27 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.97%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.53%) RMDS
4 7 (0.34%) LabWindows
4 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.049%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.049%) Relativity
10 1 (0.049%) Summit
10 1 (0.049%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.049%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.049%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.31%) GitHub
3 24 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.82%) SaaS
5 16 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.49%) Force.com
8 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.34%) IaaS
9 7 (0.34%) PaaS
10 6 (0.29%) iTunes
11 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.19%) Google Play
12 4 (0.19%) Heroku
12 4 (0.19%) Loggly
12 4 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.15%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 104 (5.05%) TCP/IP
2 74 (3.59%) HTTP
3 37 (1.80%) Internet
4 34 (1.65%) VoIP
5 28 (1.36%) LTE
5 28 (1.36%) Wireshark
6 23 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
6 23 (1.12%) PBX
7 22 (1.07%) Diameter Protocol
7 22 (1.07%) GSM
7 22 (1.07%) RANAP
7 22 (1.07%) RTP
7 22 (1.07%) UMTS
8 19 (0.92%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.82%) Ethernet
9 17 (0.82%) LDAP
10 15 (0.73%) DVB
10 15 (0.73%) Wireless
11 14 (0.68%) DNS
11 14 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 106 (5.14%) Big Data
3 77 (3.74%) Hadoop
4 73 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 66 (3.20%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.47%) MySQL
7 47 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.18%) KDB
9 40 (1.94%) Tick Data
10 30 (1.46%) OLTP
11 29 (1.41%) Apache Hive
11 29 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.16%) DB2
14 20 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (0.97%) Kdb+
15 19 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (0.92%) HBase
15 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 133 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 124 (6.02%) Subversion
3 118 (5.73%) JIRA
4 99 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 78 (3.78%) Jenkins
6 72 (3.49%) Eclipse
7 40 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
8 37 (1.80%) Maven
9 36 (1.75%) GDB
9 36 (1.75%) Selenium
10 35 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.41%) GCC
12 27 (1.31%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.31%) Gradle
12 27 (1.31%) Trac
13 25 (1.21%) Bitbucket
14 24 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
15 21 (1.02%) NUnit
15 21 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.02%) Xcode
General
1 474 (23.00%) Finance
2 337 (16.35%) Banking
3 319 (15.48%) Front Office
4 185 (8.98%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.54%) Games
6 61 (2.96%) Electronics
7 60 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.70%) Marketing
9 34 (1.65%) Automotive
9 34 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.50%) Aerospace
11 24 (1.16%) Military
12 22 (1.07%) Retail
13 19 (0.92%) Back Office
14 17 (0.82%) Publishing
15 16 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.39%) Advertising
17 5 (0.24%) Avionics
17 5 (0.24%) Law
18 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1188 (57.64%) Developer
2 652 (31.64%) C++ Developer
3 344 (16.69%) Software Engineer
4 188 (9.12%) Java Developer
5 160 (7.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 158 (7.67%) C# Developer
7 122 (5.92%) Quantitative Developer
8 108 (5.24%) C++/C# Developer
9 97 (4.71%) Python Developer
10 95 (4.61%) Analyst
11 92 (4.46%) Linux Developer
12 90 (4.37%) Embedded Engineer
13 89 (4.32%) Software Developer
14 84 (4.08%) Architect
15 80 (3.88%) Senior Developer
16 78 (3.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 74 (3.59%) C++/Java Developer
18 72 (3.49%) Front Office Developer
19 65 (3.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 58 (2.81%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (10.29%) .NET
2 181 (8.78%) STL
3 166 (8.05%) HTML
3 166 (8.05%) XML
4 137 (6.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 91 (4.42%) FIX Protocol
6 88 (4.27%) Web Services
7 69 (3.35%) JSON
8 66 (3.20%) HTML5
9 63 (3.06%) REST
10 61 (2.96%) Middleware
11 55 (2.67%) CSS
12 54 (2.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 54 (2.62%) WPF
13 52 (2.52%) Node.js
14 50 (2.43%) Qt
15 49 (2.38%) RESTful
16 47 (2.28%) AngularJS
17 43 (2.09%) OpenGL
17 43 (2.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 231 (11.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 172 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 167 (8.10%) Algorithms
4 157 (7.62%) Fixed Income
5 145 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (5.92%) Equities
7 100 (4.85%) Derivative
8 71 (3.44%) Market Risk
9 65 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
10 60 (2.91%) Mobile App
11 51 (2.47%) Data Structures
12 50 (2.43%) Management Information System
13 43 (2.09%) User Experience
14 40 (1.94%) Credit Risk
15 34 (1.65%) Device Driver
16 30 (1.46%) Client/Server
17 26 (1.26%) Virtual Team
18 23 (1.12%) Fintech
18 23 (1.12%) iPhone
18 23 (1.12%) STB
Operating Systems
1 651 (31.59%) Linux
2 371 (18.00%) Unix
3 327 (15.87%) Windows
4 99 (4.80%) Android
5 81 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
7 35 (1.70%) Solaris
8 21 (1.02%) CentOS
9 19 (0.92%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.63%) MVS
12 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.29%) VxWorks
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.24%) AIX
15 5 (0.24%) HPUX
15 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (26.15%) Software Engineering
2 478 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (19.31%) Multithreading
4 324 (15.72%) OO
5 241 (11.69%) Low Latency
6 207 (10.04%) TDD
7 193 (9.36%) SDLC
8 190 (9.22%) Electronic Trading
9 183 (8.88%) Mathematics
10 177 (8.59%) Scrum
11 158 (7.67%) UML
12 150 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
13 126 (6.11%) Analytics
14 122 (5.92%) Multithreaded Programming
15 102 (4.95%) OOD
16 96 (4.66%) Risk Management
17 93 (4.51%) Unit Testing
18 88 (4.27%) OOP
19 81 (3.93%) DevOps
20 73 (3.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 726 (35.23%) Java
2 616 (29.89%) C#
3 587 (28.48%) Python
4 541 (26.25%) C
5 455 (22.08%) SQL
6 188 (9.12%) JavaScript
7 180 (8.73%) Perl
8 88 (4.27%) Shell Script
9 87 (4.22%) MATLAB
10 82 (3.98%) Ruby
11 75 (3.64%) R
12 72 (3.49%) Bash Shell
13 69 (3.35%) Embedded C++
14 68 (3.30%) Embedded C
15 67 (3.25%) Scala
16 62 (3.01%) Objective-C
17 39 (1.89%) VB
18 37 (1.80%) PHP
19 34 (1.65%) Go
20 33 (1.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 241 (11.69%) Degree
2 190 (9.22%) Security Cleared
3 119 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 73 (3.54%) PhD
5 41 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.49%) CISSP
7 8 (0.39%) CISA
7 8 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.34%) PMP
9 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.24%) CEH
10 5 (0.24%) ISEB
10 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.19%) OSCP
12 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.15%) CFA
12 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.29%) QA
2 28 (1.36%) MiFID
3 19 (0.92%) ISO26262
4 17 (0.82%) MISRA
5 16 (0.78%) MISRA C
6 15 (0.73%) IEC 61508
7 12 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.39%) Def Stans
8 8 (0.39%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.34%) SLA
10 5 (0.24%) ISO20022
11 4 (0.19%) SDET
12 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.097%) ISO13485
13 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (2.09%) Docker
2 29 (1.41%) Firmware
3 21 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.34%) HDFS
6 7 (0.34%) vSphere
7 6 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.19%) KVM
8 4 (0.19%) LXC
9 3 (0.15%) NFS
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.097%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.097%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.097%) Samba
10 2 (0.097%) Squid
10 2 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.097%) Xen
10 2 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (2.09%) Ansible
2 40 (1.94%) Puppet
3 38 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.58%) Control-M
5 8 (0.39%) Nagios
6 7 (0.34%) Salt
7 6 (0.29%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.24%) Terraform
9 4 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.19%) WMI
9 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.15%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.15%) Mesos
11 2 (0.097%) Ambari
11 2 (0.097%) logstash
11 2 (0.097%) Oozie
11 2 (0.097%) SCOM
12 1 (0.049%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (10.53%) Oracle
2 113 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 67 (3.25%) Sybase
4 52 (2.52%) Google
5 43 (2.09%) TIBCO
6 35 (1.70%) ION Trading
7 32 (1.55%) Cisco
8 26 (1.26%) Solace
9 24 (1.16%) IBM
9 24 (1.16%) Splunk
10 22 (1.07%) Reuters
11 20 (0.97%) Bloomberg
12 19 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.78%) Hortonworks
13 16 (0.78%) Teradata
14 15 (0.73%) VMware
15 14 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.68%) Tableau
16 13 (0.63%) Netezza
17 12 (0.58%) Cognizant
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