Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 106 109
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 -16
Contract jobs citing C++ 2,152 2,198 2,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 2.30% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 5.47% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 1,445 1,491
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.25% -6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £310
90th Percentile £750 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 202 229
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £26.87 £31.25 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.95 £50.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%

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 45,266 40,161 42,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.23% 42.01% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,751 27,611 29,341
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 772 900
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.02 £13.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -12 2,002 £535 -2.73% 1,528
London -21 1,119 £588 -2.08% 487
UK excluding London -20 995 £403 +0.63% 1,143
South East +16 371 £424 +10.13% 361
North of England +8 164 £375 -11.76% 148
South West +6 154 £314 -16.33% 175
East of England -12 130 £475 +26.67% 245
North West -24 65 £375 -16.67% 71
Scotland -43 64 £425 +30.77% 63
Midlands -23 62 £375 +9.49% 112
Yorkshire +4 56 £475 +18.75% 57
North East +23 43 £365 +4.29% 20
Wales -19 39 £418 +6.37% 19
West Midlands -27 36 £400 +16.72% 74
East Midlands +1 26 £365 +7.22% 38
Northern Ireland -24 12 £460 +6.36% 20

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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++.

1 828 (38.48%) Java
2 823 (38.24%) Python
3 696 (32.34%) C#
4 627 (29.14%) Software Engineering
5 624 (29.00%) Linux
6 618 (28.72%) C
7 498 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
8 476 (22.12%) SQL
9 397 (18.45%) Finance
10 387 (17.98%) Windows
11 386 (17.94%) OO
12 304 (14.13%) Degree
13 301 (13.99%) Front Office
14 295 (13.71%) Multithreading
15 289 (13.43%) JavaScript
16 250 (11.62%) .NET
16 250 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
17 244 (11.34%) Computer Science
18 224 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
19 211 (9.80%) Oracle
19 211 (9.80%) Banking
20 208 (9.67%) Mathematics
21 205 (9.53%) Git (software)
22 200 (9.29%) Security Cleared
23 196 (9.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 193 (8.97%) Unix
25 181 (8.41%) DevOps
26 180 (8.36%) XML
27 178 (8.27%) Scrum
28 177 (8.22%) SC Cleared

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 68 (3.16%) Apache Spark
2 42 (1.95%) Confluence
3 29 (1.35%) Apache
4 24 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.93%) Ethereum
6 19 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.79%) Hyperledger
8 15 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (0.65%) CMS
10 13 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.56%) DataSynapse
11 12 (0.56%) IIS
11 12 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.42%) JBoss
13 9 (0.42%) Luigi
13 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.02%) Simulink
3 16 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.19%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.19%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.093%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.093%) CATIA
9 2 (0.093%) LightWave 3D
9 2 (0.093%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.093%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.093%) Concordance
6 2 (0.093%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.093%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.093%) Relativity
6 2 (0.093%) Summit
6 2 (0.093%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.046%) BASE24
7 1 (0.046%) Global One
7 1 (0.046%) Kondor
7 1 (0.046%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 224 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (1.72%) Datadog
5 35 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.63%) GitHub
6 30 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
8 23 (1.07%) NuGet
9 21 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
10 18 (0.84%) PaaS
11 16 (0.74%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.51%) IaaS
14 8 (0.37%) Google Play
15 6 (0.28%) Office 365
15 6 (0.28%) SaaS
15 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.67%) Internet
3 33 (1.53%) Ethernet
3 33 (1.53%) Wireshark
4 29 (1.35%) HTTP
4 29 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 29 (1.35%) Wireless
5 21 (0.98%) Bluetooth
6 15 (0.70%) Firewall
6 15 (0.70%) Kerberos
7 14 (0.65%) DNS
8 13 (0.60%) RS-232
9 12 (0.56%) Network Security
10 11 (0.51%) AMQP
10 11 (0.51%) VoIP
11 10 (0.46%) DHCP
11 10 (0.46%) DLNA
11 10 (0.46%) UPnP
12 9 (0.42%) FTP
12 9 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.16%) NoSQL
3 110 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 94 (4.37%) Big Data
5 79 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (3.44%) Hadoop
7 56 (2.60%) RDBMS
8 55 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 55 (2.56%) MySQL
9 52 (2.42%) Blockchain
10 48 (2.23%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
13 26 (1.21%) HBase
14 21 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
15 18 (0.84%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.70%) SQLite
17 14 (0.65%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 205 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 157 (7.30%) Visual Studio
3 154 (7.16%) Jenkins
4 106 (4.93%) Subversion
5 93 (4.32%) JIRA
6 78 (3.62%) TeamCity
7 67 (3.11%) Eclipse
8 49 (2.28%) Rational DOORS
9 47 (2.18%) GDB
10 41 (1.91%) Selenium
11 33 (1.53%) Rational Rhapsody
12 31 (1.44%) Gradle
13 30 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (1.30%) JUnit
14 28 (1.30%) Maven
15 23 (1.07%) GCC
16 22 (1.02%) Cucumber
16 22 (1.02%) GoogleTest
16 22 (1.02%) NetBeans
17 20 (0.93%) Mercurial
General
1 397 (18.45%) Finance
2 301 (13.99%) Front Office
3 211 (9.80%) Banking
4 97 (4.51%) Investment Banking
5 85 (3.95%) Games
6 65 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 63 (2.93%) Electronics
8 43 (2.00%) Aerospace
9 40 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.72%) Retail
11 36 (1.67%) Military
12 33 (1.53%) Law
13 29 (1.35%) Automotive
14 21 (0.98%) Back Office
14 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.70%) Legal
16 14 (0.65%) Avionics
17 13 (0.60%) Advertising
18 12 (0.56%) Publishing
19 9 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1,139 (52.93%) Developer
2 553 (25.70%) C++ Developer
3 440 (20.45%) Software Engineer
4 177 (8.22%) C++ Software Engineer
5 164 (7.62%) C# Developer
6 138 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 126 (5.86%) Python Developer
8 115 (5.34%) Senior Developer
9 107 (4.97%) Software Developer
10 102 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
11 99 (4.60%) Embedded Engineer
12 98 (4.55%) Quantitative Developer
13 88 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
13 88 (4.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 87 (4.04%) C++/C# Developer
15 84 (3.90%) Analyst
16 76 (3.53%) Architect
17 75 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
18 65 (3.02%) Front Office C++ Developer
19 53 (2.46%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (11.62%) .NET
2 180 (8.36%) XML
3 154 (7.16%) STL
4 138 (6.41%) HTML
5 118 (5.48%) Web Services
6 100 (4.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 97 (4.51%) Node.js
8 88 (4.09%) CSS
9 79 (3.67%) AngularJS
10 69 (3.21%) Qt
11 68 (3.16%) REST
12 61 (2.83%) JSON
13 55 (2.56%) HTML5
14 54 (2.51%) WPF
15 52 (2.42%) OpenGL
16 48 (2.23%) Kafka
16 48 (2.23%) RESTful
16 48 (2.23%) Spring
17 46 (2.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 43 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 244 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 196 (9.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 165 (7.67%) Derivative
4 159 (7.39%) Fixed Income
5 148 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
6 131 (6.09%) Algorithms
7 69 (3.21%) Equities
8 65 (3.02%) Data Structures
9 49 (2.28%) Data Centre
10 47 (2.18%) Equity Derivative
11 45 (2.09%) Mobile App
12 44 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
12 44 (2.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 44 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
13 43 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
14 37 (1.72%) CUDA
14 37 (1.72%) User Experience
15 32 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 31 (1.44%) Fintech
17 20 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 624 (29.00%) Linux
2 387 (17.98%) Windows
3 193 (8.97%) Unix
4 153 (7.11%) Android
5 87 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (1.21%) CentOS
8 24 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.98%) Solaris
9 21 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.79%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.70%) Debian
12 15 (0.70%) VxWorks
13 14 (0.65%) OpenVMS
14 12 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.56%) Windows Server
15 10 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
16 9 (0.42%) AIX
16 9 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (29.14%) Software Engineering
2 498 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (17.94%) OO
4 295 (13.71%) Multithreading
5 250 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
6 208 (9.67%) Mathematics
7 181 (8.41%) DevOps
8 178 (8.27%) Scrum
9 174 (8.09%) Test Automation
10 172 (7.99%) TDD
11 153 (7.11%) Analytics
12 146 (6.78%) SDLC
12 146 (6.78%) UML
13 142 (6.60%) Unit Testing
14 140 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
15 129 (5.99%) Low Latency
16 112 (5.20%) Open Source
17 107 (4.97%) OOP
18 102 (4.74%) OOD
19 95 (4.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 828 (38.48%) Java
2 823 (38.24%) Python
3 696 (32.34%) C#
4 618 (28.72%) C
5 476 (22.12%) SQL
6 289 (13.43%) JavaScript
7 144 (6.69%) Perl
8 139 (6.46%) Ruby
9 130 (6.04%) Scala
10 112 (5.20%) Bash Shell
11 105 (4.88%) Embedded C++
12 81 (3.76%) PowerShell
13 79 (3.67%) Embedded C
14 70 (3.25%) Go
15 51 (2.37%) MATLAB
15 51 (2.37%) Shell Script
15 51 (2.37%) VC++
16 45 (2.09%) Ada
17 43 (2.00%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.63%) R
Qualifications
1 304 (14.13%) Degree
2 200 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 177 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 102 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 66 (3.07%) PhD
6 25 (1.16%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.23%) ISEB
12 4 (0.19%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.19%) HND
13 3 (0.14%) CCNA
13 3 (0.14%) CCSP
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.14%) QA
2 27 (1.25%) MISRA
3 25 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.07%) MISRA C
5 17 (0.79%) GDPR
6 12 (0.56%) GCP
7 8 (0.37%) MiFID
8 5 (0.23%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.19%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.093%) ECSS
11 2 (0.093%) EMIR
11 2 (0.093%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.093%) IFRS
11 2 (0.093%) PMO
11 2 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 153 (7.11%) Docker
2 33 (1.53%) Firmware
3 9 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.28%) HDFS
5 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.14%) QEMU
6 3 (0.14%) SRDF
6 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.093%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.093%) Ceph
7 2 (0.093%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.046%) ACF2
8 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.046%) etcd
8 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.046%) LXC
8 1 (0.046%) Varnish
8 1 (0.046%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 104 (4.83%) Ansible
2 103 (4.79%) Kubernetes
3 74 (3.44%) Puppet
4 55 (2.56%) Terraform
5 45 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (2.04%) Nagios
7 30 (1.39%) Packer
8 10 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.46%) Salt
9 9 (0.42%) SELinux
9 9 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.33%) Consul
10 7 (0.33%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.28%) Control-M
12 5 (0.23%) Kibana
13 4 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 211 (9.80%) Oracle
2 133 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 85 (3.95%) Google
4 40 (1.86%) Splunk
5 36 (1.67%) New Relic
5 36 (1.67%) Sybase
6 33 (1.53%) TIBCO
7 30 (1.39%) IBM
8 25 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 18 (0.84%) VMware
10 15 (0.70%) Apple
11 13 (0.60%) SaltStack
11 13 (0.60%) SAP
11 13 (0.60%) Teradata
12 12 (0.56%) HP
12 12 (0.56%) ION Trading
13 10 (0.46%) CA
13 10 (0.46%) Capita
14 9 (0.42%) Green Hills
14 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com