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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
UK
Rank 295 351 309
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -42
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 333 282 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 216 256
Median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £38.25 £43.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.57% +11.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.88 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £43.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +11.46%

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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 +50 316 £594 +18.75% 165
London +49 256 £600 +4.34% 107
City of London +8 45 £600 +19.94% 25
South East -9 26 £380 +8.57% 20
Hampshire +12 16 £460 +60.00% 2
South West +12 15 £350 +23.89% 7
Belfast -7 13 £410 -3.52%
Northern Ireland -7 13 £410 -3.52%
County Antrim -7 13 £410 -3.52%
East Midlands +5 8 £406 -4.41% 3
Leicester +17 7 £413 -2.94%
Leicestershire +8 7 £413 -2.94%
Bristol - 7 - - 1
Gloucestershire +5 6 £350 -12.50% 5
Middlesex -9 5 £375 +7.14%
Fareham - 5 £425 - 1
East of England -1 4 £325 -27.77% 21
Portsmouth - 4 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £600 -
Scotland +26 3 £281 -12.10% 3
Docklands, London -3 3 £543 -9.58%
Cheltenham +10 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £325 - 20
Cambridge -1 2 £325 - 18
Hertfordshire -3 2 - -
Hillingdon - 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
North West +18 1 £400 -11.11% 2
Surrey +13 1 £385 -0.64% 7
Crawley +11 1 £365 - 1

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 603 (100.00%) C++
2 273 (45.27%) Linux
3 193 (32.01%) Multithreading
4 178 (29.52%) Unix
5 177 (29.35%) SQL
6 169 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
7 143 (23.71%) STL
8 137 (22.72%) Finance
9 135 (22.39%) C#
10 129 (21.39%) Java
10 129 (21.39%) Python
11 118 (19.57%) C
12 113 (18.74%) Front Office
13 112 (18.57%) Banking
14 106 (17.58%) Low Latency
15 105 (17.41%) OO
16 99 (16.42%) Perl
16 99 (16.42%) Electronic Trading
17 95 (15.75%) Windows
17 95 (15.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 95 (15.75%) Software Engineering
18 92 (15.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 88 (14.59%) Oracle
20 73 (12.11%) Investment Banking
21 70 (11.61%) Fixed Income
22 66 (10.95%) SDLC
23 55 (9.12%) Degree
24 54 (8.96%) Algorithms
25 53 (8.79%) TDD
25 53 (8.79%) Multithreaded Programming

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 9 (1.49%) Confluence
2 7 (1.16%) Apache Qpid
3 4 (0.66%) Apache
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (0.66%) SAS
4 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.33%) IIS
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.00%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.66%) RMDS
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.33%) PaaS
2 6 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.97%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.15%) HTTP
3 11 (1.82%) Wireshark
4 9 (1.49%) VoIP
5 7 (1.16%) AMQP
5 7 (1.16%) Internet
6 4 (0.66%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.66%) DVB
6 4 (0.66%) LAN
6 4 (0.66%) SSL
6 4 (0.66%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.50%) DNS
7 3 (0.50%) Multicast
7 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.33%) LDAP
8 2 (0.33%) NGN
8 2 (0.33%) Wireless
9 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.14%) OLTP
2 25 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.98%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.32%) KDB
6 12 (1.99%) Tick Data
7 10 (1.66%) MySQL
8 8 (1.33%) Big Data
8 8 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.00%) SQLite
11 5 (0.83%) DB2
11 5 (0.83%) Kdb+
12 3 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.33%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (6.97%) Subversion
2 36 (5.97%) JIRA
3 30 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 27 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 15 (2.49%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.99%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.66%) GoogleTest
8 9 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.49%) CMake
8 9 (1.49%) GCC
8 9 (1.49%) GDB
9 8 (1.33%) Valgrind
10 7 (1.16%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.83%) NUnit
11 5 (0.83%) Qt Creator
11 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.66%) Gradle
12 4 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (0.50%) CppUnit
14 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 137 (22.72%) Finance
2 113 (18.74%) Front Office
3 112 (18.57%) Banking
4 73 (12.11%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.15%) Games
6 7 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.16%) Publishing
7 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.83%) Electronics
9 4 (0.66%) Automotive
9 4 (0.66%) Military
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Avionics
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (23.71%) STL
2 92 (15.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 43 (7.13%) XML
4 40 (6.63%) FIX Protocol
5 32 (5.31%) .NET
6 29 (4.81%) HTML
7 25 (4.15%) Qt
8 24 (3.98%) OpenGL
9 20 (3.32%) CSS
10 19 (3.15%) Middleware
11 15 (2.49%) Web Services
12 14 (2.32%) RESTful
12 14 (2.32%) WPF
12 14 (2.32%) XSLT
13 13 (2.16%) JSON
14 11 (1.82%) Rendezvous
14 11 (1.82%) Swing
15 10 (1.66%) EJB
15 10 (1.66%) WinForms
15 10 (1.66%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 70 (11.61%) Fixed Income
3 54 (8.96%) Algorithms
4 41 (6.80%) Derivative
5 37 (6.14%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.81%) Equities
7 25 (4.15%) Mathematics
8 23 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (3.48%) Market Risk
10 19 (3.15%) Management Information System
11 18 (2.99%) N-Tier
12 17 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.99%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.99%) Physics
14 10 (1.66%) Device Driver
15 8 (1.33%) Grid Computing
16 6 (1.00%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
17 5 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 5 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 273 (45.27%) Linux
2 178 (29.52%) Unix
3 95 (15.75%) Windows
4 23 (3.81%) Solaris
5 12 (1.99%) Android
6 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.66%) CentOS
7 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (32.01%) Multithreading
2 169 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (17.58%) Low Latency
4 105 (17.41%) OO
5 99 (16.42%) Electronic Trading
6 95 (15.75%) Software Engineering
7 66 (10.95%) SDLC
8 53 (8.79%) Multithreaded Programming
8 53 (8.79%) TDD
9 52 (8.62%) Scrum
10 50 (8.29%) Algorithmic Trading
11 46 (7.63%) Release Management
11 46 (7.63%) Risk Management
12 33 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (5.14%) OOP
14 30 (4.98%) UML
15 28 (4.64%) High Availability
15 28 (4.64%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.98%) Database Tuning
17 23 (3.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 603 (100.00%) C++
2 177 (29.35%) SQL
3 135 (22.39%) C#
4 129 (21.39%) Java
4 129 (21.39%) Python
5 118 (19.57%) C
6 99 (16.42%) Perl
7 32 (5.31%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.49%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.32%) Embedded C++
11 13 (2.16%) Embedded C
11 13 (2.16%) Ruby
12 10 (1.66%) Go
12 10 (1.66%) Scala
13 9 (1.49%) Rust
14 8 (1.33%) VC++
15 7 (1.16%) Korn
15 7 (1.16%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 55 (9.12%) Degree
2 42 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.65%) PhD
3 22 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.64%) QA
2 19 (3.15%) MiFID
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (1.66%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.33%) Ansible
1 2 (0.33%) Terraform
1 2 (0.33%) WMI
2 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 88 (14.59%) Oracle
2 28 (4.64%) Google
3 23 (3.81%) Sybase
3 23 (3.81%) TIBCO
4 21 (3.48%) Solace
5 16 (2.65%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.16%) Reuters
7 11 (1.82%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.66%) Bloomberg
8 10 (1.66%) Cognizant
9 5 (0.83%) IBM
9 5 (0.83%) Talarian
10 4 (0.66%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.66%) Telerik
11 3 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.33%) Eze Software Group
12 2 (0.33%) MapR
12 2 (0.33%) Perforce
12 2 (0.33%) VMware
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