The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Developer
Rank 296 256 289
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +33
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 377 407 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.77% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 280 246
Average daily rate
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£525 £552 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.36 £34.75 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

C++ Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++ Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK.

C++ Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

C++ Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK.

C++ Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

C++ Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 324 £550 -4.34% 125
London -24 249 £575 -4.16% 78
City of London +13 73 £575 - 40
Scotland +10 39 £350 +69.69% 2
South West -8 32 £425 +30.76% 15
Glasgow +9 30 £375 +25.00% 1
South East -10 26 £350 +22.80% 11
Gloucestershire - 16 £405 - 5
South Wales -24 9 £278 +0.90% 4
Wales -28 9 £278 +0.90% 4
Hampshire -23 8 £350 +27.27%
Edinburgh +2 7 £243 +115.55%
Nottinghamshire +14 5 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -3 5 £450 +63.63% 3
East of England -24 5 £270 -6.89% 12
Cheltenham - 5 £405 - 4
Northern Ireland +4 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +1 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Surrey -1 4 £400 +31.14% 7
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £270 -3.57% 8
Cambridge -9 4 £270 -3.57% 8
Cardiff -22 4 £306 +11.36% 1
Nottingham - 4 £450 - 2
Reading - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £300 -33.33%
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Somerset - 3 - - 2
Middlesex - 3 £350 -

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C++ Developer in their job title.

1 664 (100.00%) C++
2 297 (44.73%) Linux
3 213 (32.08%) UNIX
4 204 (30.72%) SQL
5 190 (28.61%) Multithreading
6 150 (22.59%) Python
7 148 (22.29%) Windows
7 148 (22.29%) Finance
8 146 (21.99%) STL
9 140 (21.08%) Oracle
9 140 (21.08%) Banking
10 132 (19.88%) OO
11 131 (19.73%) C#
12 111 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
13 102 (15.36%) Java
13 102 (15.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 93 (14.01%) Front Office
14 93 (14.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 88 (13.25%) Degree
16 81 (12.20%) XML
17 77 (11.60%) C
18 76 (11.45%) Software Engineering
19 75 (11.30%) Low Latency
20 71 (10.69%) Investment Banking
21 70 (10.54%) Perl
22 62 (9.34%) Fixed Income
23 60 (9.04%) Derivative
24 56 (8.43%) Shell Script
25 53 (7.98%) TDD
26 49 (7.38%) Computer Science

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C++ Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (2.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (0.75%) IIS
2 5 (0.75%) Apache
3 4 (0.60%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.60%) Confluence
4 2 (0.30%) Node.js
5 1 (0.15%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Maya
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.45%) PaaS
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.37%) HTTP
2 25 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.96%) Multicast
4 3 (0.45%) LTE
4 3 (0.45%) AMQP
5 2 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) GPRS
6 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.87%) Relational Database
2 31 (4.67%) RDBMS
3 25 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.41%) ObjectStore
7 13 (1.96%) OLTP
8 12 (1.81%) KDB
8 12 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.20%) Big Data
10 7 (1.05%) MySQL
10 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.61%) Subversion
3 13 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.51%) ClearCase
5 9 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (1.36%) JIRA
6 8 (1.20%) JUnit
6 8 (1.20%) CppUnit
7 7 (1.05%) Maven
8 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.75%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (0.60%) GoogleTest
10 4 (0.60%) Selenium
11 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.45%) MSTest
11 3 (0.45%) ProC
11 3 (0.45%) Ant
11 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 148 (22.29%) Finance
2 140 (21.08%) Banking
3 93 (14.01%) Front Office
4 71 (10.69%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.92%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.71%) Retail
7 12 (1.81%) Games
8 11 (1.66%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.75%) Marketing
10 4 (0.60%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (21.99%) STL
2 93 (14.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 81 (12.20%) XML
4 46 (6.93%) Qt
5 44 (6.63%) .NET
6 31 (4.67%) FIX Protocol
7 27 (4.07%) Web Services
8 26 (3.92%) OpenGL
9 21 (3.16%) DCOM
9 21 (3.16%) MFC
9 21 (3.16%) Django
10 18 (2.71%) WPF
10 18 (2.71%) Twisted
10 18 (2.71%) COM+
10 18 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
11 16 (2.41%) ATL
11 16 (2.41%) ZeroMQ
12 13 (1.96%) OLE DB
13 10 (1.51%) Middleware
13 10 (1.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 62 (9.34%) Fixed Income
3 60 (9.04%) Derivative
4 49 (7.38%) Computer Science
4 49 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.97%) Mathematics
6 24 (3.61%) Credit Risk
7 21 (3.16%) Credit Derivative
8 19 (2.86%) Open Source
9 18 (2.71%) Grid Computing
10 17 (2.56%) Physics
11 16 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (2.41%) Equities
12 10 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.51%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (1.05%) IPTV
14 7 (1.05%) DTV
14 7 (1.05%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 297 (44.73%) Linux
2 213 (32.08%) UNIX
3 148 (22.29%) Windows
4 33 (4.97%) Solaris
5 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.45%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.30%) AIX
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (28.61%) Multithreading
2 132 (19.88%) OO
3 111 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (11.45%) Software Engineering
5 75 (11.30%) Low Latency
6 53 (7.98%) TDD
7 41 (6.17%) Analytics
8 37 (5.57%) Unit Testing
9 34 (5.12%) OOD
10 27 (4.07%) Pair Programming
11 24 (3.61%) Risk Management
11 24 (3.61%) Electronic Trading
12 23 (3.46%) Validation
13 20 (3.01%) Scrum
14 18 (2.71%) Configuration Management
15 17 (2.56%) OOP
16 16 (2.41%) UML
16 16 (2.41%) Refactoring
17 14 (2.11%) Workflow
18 13 (1.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 664 (100.00%) C++
2 204 (30.72%) SQL
3 150 (22.59%) Python
4 131 (19.73%) C#
5 102 (15.36%) Java
6 77 (11.60%) C
7 70 (10.54%) Perl
8 56 (8.43%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.41%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.81%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.81%) VC++
11 11 (1.66%) VBA
12 8 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.05%) Ruby
14 5 (0.75%) Korn
14 5 (0.75%) C++/CLI
14 5 (0.75%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.60%) Fortran
15 4 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (13.25%) Degree
2 35 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.11%) PhD
5 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.61%) QA
2 5 (0.75%) DO-178B
2 5 (0.75%) Basel III
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Control-M
2 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 140 (21.08%) Oracle
2 29 (4.37%) Sybase
3 17 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (1.36%) JBoss
5 7 (1.05%) DataSynapse
6 6 (0.90%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
7 5 (0.75%) Intel
8 4 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.60%) Reuters
8 4 (0.60%) Perforce
8 4 (0.60%) Google
8 4 (0.60%) 29West
9 3 (0.45%) Apple
10 2 (0.30%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe
11 1 (0.15%) Sun
11 1 (0.15%) OpenLink
11 1 (0.15%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.15%) Wall Street Systems
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