The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++ Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Developer
Rank 363 294 277
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -17
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 310 432 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.76% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 314 276
Median daily rate £500 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.49% +12.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.49% +12.85%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

C++ Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 26 July 2016.

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
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++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -90 287 £500 -4.76% 163
London -76 176 £550 -4.34% 89
South East +9 60 £383 +14.17% 27
South West -1 23 £340 -10.81% 3
City of London -5 20 £531 -15.00% 18
Scotland +9 13 £360 - 3
Surrey +3 12 £500 +57.48% 8
Gloucestershire -5 12 £525 +35.48%
Glasgow - 12 £400 - 2
Middlesex -5 11 £350 -
East of England +18 10 £330 -2.22% 19
Oxfordshire +14 10 £400 -3.03% 1
Oxford +4 10 £400 -3.03% 1
Hampshire -9 9 £275 -4.34% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £438 -12.06% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 7 £480 +37.14% 17
Wales - 7 £388 -
Berkshire -1 6 £345 +2.98% 6
South Wales - 6 £400 -
North East - 5 £450 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £450 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 5 £450 - 4
Cambridge +17 4 £330 +32.00% 15
West Yorkshire -6 4 £320 -20.00% 2
Leeds -10 4 £320 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -15 4 £320 -20.00% 6
Cheltenham +2 3 £325 -18.75%
East Midlands +1 3 - - 4
Wiltshire -2 3 £280 -27.74%
West Midlands -43 3 - - 5

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 652 (100.00%) C++
2 304 (46.63%) Linux
3 189 (28.99%) Multithreading
4 160 (24.54%) Unix
4 160 (24.54%) OO
5 159 (24.39%) Python
6 157 (24.08%) SQL
7 151 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
8 143 (21.93%) C
9 142 (21.78%) Java
10 134 (20.55%) Software Engineering
11 118 (18.10%) C#
11 118 (18.10%) STL
12 112 (17.18%) Oracle
12 112 (17.18%) Finance
13 106 (16.26%) Windows
14 92 (14.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 92 (14.11%) Front Office
15 90 (13.80%) Perl
16 87 (13.34%) Security Cleared
17 76 (11.66%) Low Latency
18 65 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (9.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 56 (8.59%) TDD
20 53 (8.13%) Banking
20 53 (8.13%) Electronic Trading
21 49 (7.52%) OOD
21 49 (7.52%) SDLC
22 48 (7.36%) UML
23 47 (7.21%) SC Cleared

C++ Developer Skill Set
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 14 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.46%) Apache
2 3 (0.46%) SAS
3 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.92%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Revit
4 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Endur
1 4 (0.61%) RMDS
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
1 10 (1.53%) PaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.68%) HTTP
3 13 (1.99%) SNMP
4 9 (1.38%) DVB
4 9 (1.38%) VoIP
5 7 (1.07%) Bluetooth
5 7 (1.07%) ZigBee
6 6 (0.92%) Internet
6 6 (0.92%) Multicast
7 5 (0.77%) UPnP
8 3 (0.46%) LDAP
9 2 (0.31%) ASN.1
9 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.31%) Firewall
9 2 (0.31%) IPv4
9 2 (0.31%) Network Security
9 2 (0.31%) Unicast
9 2 (0.31%) VLAN
9 2 (0.31%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.44%) OLTP
2 37 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.99%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.68%) MySQL
5 23 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 23 (3.53%) SQL Server
6 18 (2.76%) DB2
7 14 (2.15%) ObjectStore
8 8 (1.23%) KDB
9 7 (1.07%) SQLite
10 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.46%) MS Access
13 2 (0.31%) Big Data
13 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.15%) HPCC
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
14 1 (0.15%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.99%) Subversion
4 23 (3.53%) JIRA
5 16 (2.45%) Eclipse
6 14 (2.15%) ClearCase
6 14 (2.15%) GoogleTest
6 14 (2.15%) NUnit
7 10 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (1.38%) CppUnit
8 9 (1.38%) GCC
8 9 (1.38%) GDB
9 8 (1.23%) JUnit
9 8 (1.23%) StarTeam
10 7 (1.07%) Ant
10 7 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.07%) WiX
11 6 (0.92%) Maven
11 6 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (0.92%) Xcode
General
1 112 (17.18%) Finance
2 92 (14.11%) Front Office
3 53 (8.13%) Banking
4 31 (4.75%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.91%) Games
7 13 (1.99%) Electronics
8 6 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.77%) Military
10 4 (0.61%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Marketing
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (18.10%) STL
2 65 (9.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 43 (6.60%) .NET
4 29 (4.45%) RESTful
5 28 (4.29%) Qt
6 25 (3.83%) FIX Protocol
7 22 (3.37%) OpenGL
7 22 (3.37%) XML
8 20 (3.07%) Middleware
8 20 (3.07%) Web Services
9 18 (2.76%) MFC
10 17 (2.61%) HTML
11 16 (2.45%) JSON
11 16 (2.45%) Rendezvous
12 14 (2.15%) Django
12 14 (2.15%) Twisted
12 14 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
12 14 (2.15%) ZeroMQ
13 13 (1.99%) Spring
13 13 (1.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.90%) Derivative
4 38 (5.83%) Fixed Income
5 36 (5.52%) Algorithms
6 29 (4.45%) Embedded Systems
7 27 (4.14%) Computer Science
7 27 (4.14%) Mathematics
8 23 (3.53%) Device Driver
9 21 (3.22%) Equities
10 12 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.84%) STB
10 12 (1.84%) VHDL
11 11 (1.69%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.69%) User Experience
12 10 (1.53%) Physics
13 9 (1.38%) Grid Computing
14 8 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
14 8 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 304 (46.63%) Linux
2 160 (24.54%) Unix
3 106 (16.26%) Windows
4 13 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (1.69%) Android
6 6 (0.92%) Solaris
6 6 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.31%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.31%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (28.99%) Multithreading
2 160 (24.54%) OO
3 151 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (20.55%) Software Engineering
5 76 (11.66%) Low Latency
6 56 (8.59%) TDD
7 53 (8.13%) Electronic Trading
8 49 (7.52%) OOD
8 49 (7.52%) SDLC
9 48 (7.36%) UML
10 39 (5.98%) Release Management
11 37 (5.67%) OOP
11 37 (5.67%) Scrum
11 37 (5.67%) Unit Testing
12 30 (4.60%) Database Tuning
13 28 (4.29%) Market Making
14 27 (4.14%) Algorithmic Trading
15 26 (3.99%) Risk Management
16 22 (3.37%) High Availability
17 20 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 652 (100.00%) C++
2 159 (24.39%) Python
3 157 (24.08%) SQL
4 143 (21.93%) C
5 142 (21.78%) Java
6 118 (18.10%) C#
7 90 (13.80%) Perl
8 31 (4.75%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.53%) VC++
11 16 (2.45%) Embedded C++
12 15 (2.30%) VB
13 14 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.84%) VBA
15 11 (1.69%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.69%) R
16 8 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.07%) GLSL
17 7 (1.07%) HLSL
18 6 (0.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 87 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.44%) Degree
4 30 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.38%) PhD
6 2 (0.31%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) MISRA
3 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) iptables
2 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.15%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (17.18%) Oracle
2 24 (3.68%) Sybase
3 17 (2.61%) TIBCO
4 15 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.69%) Google
6 10 (1.53%) Informatica
7 8 (1.23%) Coverity
8 5 (0.77%) ION Trading
8 5 (0.77%) Solace
9 4 (0.61%) OpenLink
9 4 (0.61%) Reuters
9 4 (0.61%) SAP
10 3 (0.46%) OpenTV
10 3 (0.46%) VMware
11 2 (0.31%) Renesas
11 2 (0.31%) Rogue Wave
12 1 (0.15%) QNX
12 1 (0.15%) Serena
12 1 (0.15%) Splunk
12 1 (0.15%) Telerik
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