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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Developer
Rank 312 304 266
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -38
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 322 313 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 214 251
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
Average hourly rate £39.75 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.28% -50.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £11.25 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £21.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £21.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+89.28% -50.58%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -23 312 £550 -4.34% 96
London -10 232 £575 -4.16% 61
City of London -1 75 £575 -4.16% 26
South West +7 32 £450 +36.36% 7
Gloucestershire +6 26 £450 +45.16% 2
South East -22 24 £335 +10.28% 12
East of England -4 19 £316 +14.72% 11
Cheltenham -2 15 £454 +46.37%
Suffolk +8 7 £500 -
Scotland +4 7 £388 - 1
Ipswich -2 7 £500 -
Berkshire +7 6 £335 -16.25% 2
Hampshire -19 6 £300 -0.33%
Cambridge +2 4 £270 -1.81% 9
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £270 -1.81% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £330 +11.86%
Middlesex - 4 £363 -
Gloucester - 4 £440 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 - - 1
Surrey -14 3 £353 +8.46% 6
Docklands, London +17 2 £525 -
Leicestershire +10 2 £360 +20.00% 1
East Midlands -4 2 £360 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £290 -10.76%
South Wales -27 2 £350 +33.33% 1
Wales -31 2 £350 +33.33% 1
Somerset - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
Sheffield - 2 £290 -
Watford - 2 - -

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 705 (100.00%) C++
2 318 (45.11%) Linux
3 246 (34.89%) Multithreading
4 236 (33.48%) SQL
5 216 (30.64%) UNIX
6 172 (24.40%) STL
7 170 (24.11%) Banking
8 156 (22.13%) Finance
9 154 (21.84%) Python
10 141 (20.00%) Oracle
11 136 (19.29%) C#
11 136 (19.29%) OO
11 136 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
12 135 (19.15%) Windows
13 129 (18.30%) Java
13 129 (18.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 104 (14.75%) Investment Banking
14 104 (14.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 102 (14.47%) Low Latency
16 100 (14.18%) Front Office
17 86 (12.20%) XML
18 84 (11.91%) Software Engineering
19 72 (10.21%) Degree
20 70 (9.93%) C
21 69 (9.79%) FIX Protocol
21 69 (9.79%) Security Cleared
22 66 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (8.79%) TDD
24 61 (8.65%) Derivative
24 61 (8.65%) Perl

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.28%) JBoss
3 6 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.57%) Confluence
4 4 (0.57%) IIS
5 2 (0.28%) Node.js
5 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.14%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 13 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.14%) Maya
2 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.85%) PaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.83%) TCP/IP
2 26 (3.69%) HTTP
3 10 (1.42%) Multicast
4 5 (0.71%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.57%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.43%) SDH
6 3 (0.43%) 3G
6 3 (0.43%) 2G
6 3 (0.43%) 2.5G
6 3 (0.43%) 4G
7 2 (0.28%) AMQP
7 2 (0.28%) Internet
7 2 (0.28%) SMTP
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) IPv4
7 2 (0.28%) IPv6
8 1 (0.14%) GPRS
8 1 (0.14%) DVB
8 1 (0.14%) Firewall
8 1 (0.14%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.96%) Relational Database
2 34 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 28 (3.97%) OLTP
5 25 (3.55%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.70%) ObjectStore
9 8 (1.13%) KDB
10 7 (0.99%) MySQL
10 7 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.85%) Big Data
12 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.43%) Ingres
14 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.14%) Sybase ASE
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (5.96%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.40%) Subversion
2 31 (4.40%) ClearCase
3 22 (3.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 20 (2.84%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.99%) CppUnit
6 12 (1.70%) JUnit
7 9 (1.28%) GoogleTest
8 7 (0.99%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.99%) JIRA
9 6 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (0.85%) Ant
10 5 (0.71%) NUnit
10 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.71%) MSTest
11 4 (0.57%) Xcode
11 4 (0.57%) Maven
11 4 (0.57%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.43%) CruiseControl
General
1 170 (24.11%) Banking
2 156 (22.13%) Finance
3 104 (14.75%) Investment Banking
4 100 (14.18%) Front Office
5 14 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.99%) Electronics
7 5 (0.71%) Games
8 4 (0.57%) Retail
9 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (24.40%) STL
2 104 (14.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 86 (12.20%) XML
4 69 (9.79%) FIX Protocol
5 51 (7.23%) Qt
6 45 (6.38%) .NET
7 32 (4.54%) OpenGL
8 31 (4.40%) Middleware
9 23 (3.26%) DCOM
9 23 (3.26%) MFC
10 20 (2.84%) COM+
11 18 (2.55%) Web Services
12 16 (2.27%) ATL
13 14 (1.99%) OLE DB
13 14 (1.99%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (1.56%) WPF
15 10 (1.42%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.42%) Django
15 10 (1.42%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (18.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 66 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.65%) Derivative
4 60 (8.51%) Fixed Income
5 43 (6.10%) Grid Computing
6 33 (4.68%) Algorithms
6 33 (4.68%) Computer Science
7 32 (4.54%) Equities
8 31 (4.40%) Mathematics
9 18 (2.55%) Open Source
10 15 (2.13%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.99%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.56%) Credit Derivative
12 11 (1.56%) Physics
13 10 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.28%) Market Risk
15 8 (1.13%) Statistics
16 7 (0.99%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 318 (45.11%) Linux
2 216 (30.64%) UNIX
3 135 (19.15%) Windows
4 36 (5.11%) Solaris
5 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.71%) Android
7 3 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.28%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
8 2 (0.28%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (34.89%) Multithreading
2 136 (19.29%) OO
2 136 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (14.47%) Low Latency
4 84 (11.91%) Software Engineering
5 62 (8.79%) TDD
6 54 (7.66%) OOD
7 35 (4.96%) Pair Programming
8 30 (4.26%) Electronic Trading
9 26 (3.69%) Risk Management
9 26 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (3.55%) Scrum
10 25 (3.55%) UML
11 22 (3.12%) Release Management
12 19 (2.70%) Database Tuning
12 19 (2.70%) Unit Testing
12 19 (2.70%) Analytics
13 18 (2.55%) Algorithmic Trading
14 14 (1.99%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 705 (100.00%) C++
2 236 (33.48%) SQL
3 154 (21.84%) Python
4 136 (19.29%) C#
5 129 (18.30%) Java
6 70 (9.93%) C
7 61 (8.65%) Perl
8 57 (8.09%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 22 (3.12%) Ruby
11 20 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.84%) JavaScript
12 19 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.70%) VC++
13 16 (2.27%) VBA
14 14 (1.99%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.28%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.13%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.99%) C++/CLI
18 5 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 72 (10.21%) Degree
2 69 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.96%) DV Cleared
4 33 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.70%) PhD
6 4 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.68%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) DO-178B
2 5 (0.71%) Basel III
3 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Firmware
2 1 (0.14%) Xen
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) WMI
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 141 (20.00%) Oracle
2 34 (4.82%) Sybase
3 31 (4.40%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.41%) TIBCO
5 9 (1.28%) DataSynapse
6 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.71%) Intel
7 5 (0.71%) Bloomberg
7 5 (0.71%) Google
7 5 (0.71%) 29West
8 4 (0.57%) AccuRev
8 4 (0.57%) Perforce
8 4 (0.57%) Reuters
8 4 (0.57%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.57%) Sun
9 3 (0.43%) QNX
9 3 (0.43%) VMware
10 2 (0.28%) Rogue Wave
10 2 (0.28%) Apple
10 2 (0.28%) IBM
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