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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Developer
Rank 304 274 296
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 384 368 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.75% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 247 228
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.13% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.61 £32.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £43.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.86 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -17.64%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 0 356 £550 -5.37% 119
London +1 273 £575 -4.16% 69
City of London +28 83 £575 - 26
South West -2 32 £438 +34.61% 19
South East -14 31 £350 +22.80% 10
Scotland +11 26 £338 +25.00% 2
Glasgow +7 21 £363 +20.83%
Gloucestershire - 15 £454 - 7
East of England -20 10 £270 -10.00% 11
Berkshire +19 8 £425 -5.55% 2
Reading - 7 £425 -
Surrey -6 6 £400 +40.35% 4
Cheltenham - 6 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire +14 5 £450 +12.50%
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £270 - 11
East Midlands -1 5 £450 +56.52% 1
Cambridge -1 5 £270 - 11
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £318 -29.44%
Edinburgh +1 4 £243 +1.04% 1
Essex -18 4 £306 +2.00%
Hampshire -35 4 £300 +9.09% 1
East Sussex - 4 £350 - 1
Brighton - 4 £350 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £290 -10.76% 1
Somerset - 3 - - 4
South Yorkshire - 3 £290 -
Leatherhead - 3 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland -5 2 £400 - 1
Belfast -6 2 £400 - 1

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 711 (100.00%) C++
2 322 (45.29%) Linux
3 226 (31.79%) SQL
4 222 (31.22%) Multithreading
5 214 (30.10%) UNIX
6 156 (21.94%) Python
7 155 (21.80%) Finance
8 154 (21.66%) Banking
9 152 (21.38%) Windows
9 152 (21.38%) STL
10 148 (20.82%) Oracle
11 143 (20.11%) OO
12 139 (19.55%) C#
13 132 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
14 124 (17.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 102 (14.35%) Java
16 98 (13.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 97 (13.64%) Degree
18 91 (12.80%) Low Latency
19 88 (12.38%) Front Office
20 87 (12.24%) Software Engineering
21 86 (12.10%) XML
22 81 (11.39%) C
22 81 (11.39%) Investment Banking
23 66 (9.28%) TDD
24 65 (9.14%) Derivative
25 62 (8.72%) Qt
26 61 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
26 61 (8.58%) Fixed Income
27 58 (8.16%) Shell Script

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.41%) JBoss
3 5 (0.70%) Apache
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.70%) IIS
4 4 (0.56%) Confluence
4 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.28%) Node.js
6 1 (0.14%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.14%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Maya
2 1 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
2 1 (0.14%) HumanIK
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.84%) PaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.22%) HTTP
2 26 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.55%) Multicast
4 3 (0.42%) AMQP
4 3 (0.42%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) SMTP
5 2 (0.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) GPRS
6 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.34%) Relational Database
2 31 (4.36%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 28 (3.94%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (2.67%) OLTP
6 18 (2.53%) ObjectStore
7 13 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.13%) Big Data
9 7 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.98%) MySQL
10 6 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.84%) KDB
11 2 (0.28%) Ingres
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (5.34%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.09%) Subversion
3 19 (2.67%) ClearCase
4 13 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.55%) CppUnit
6 10 (1.41%) JUnit
7 9 (1.27%) JIRA
8 7 (0.98%) Maven
9 6 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (0.84%) GoogleTest
9 6 (0.84%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.70%) MSTest
10 5 (0.70%) Selenium
10 5 (0.70%) Ant
11 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.42%) Rational Rose
12 3 (0.42%) NUnit
12 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 155 (21.80%) Finance
2 154 (21.66%) Banking
3 88 (12.38%) Front Office
4 81 (11.39%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.97%) Retail
7 12 (1.69%) Games
8 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (21.38%) STL
2 98 (13.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 86 (12.10%) XML
4 62 (8.72%) Qt
5 44 (6.19%) .NET
6 38 (5.34%) OpenGL
7 30 (4.22%) Web Services
8 24 (3.38%) Middleware
9 22 (3.09%) MFC
10 21 (2.95%) DCOM
10 21 (2.95%) FIX Protocol
10 21 (2.95%) Django
11 18 (2.53%) WPF
11 18 (2.53%) Twisted
11 18 (2.53%) COM+
11 18 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
12 16 (2.25%) ATL
12 16 (2.25%) ZeroMQ
13 13 (1.83%) OLE DB
13 13 (1.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 124 (17.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (9.14%) Derivative
3 61 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.58%) Fixed Income
4 49 (6.89%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.64%) Algorithms
6 32 (4.50%) Mathematics
7 27 (3.80%) Open Source
7 27 (3.80%) Grid Computing
8 23 (3.23%) Equities
9 20 (2.81%) Credit Derivative
10 17 (2.39%) Physics
11 16 (2.25%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (1.27%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.13%) User Experience
15 7 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 322 (45.29%) Linux
2 214 (30.10%) UNIX
3 152 (21.38%) Windows
4 37 (5.20%) Solaris
5 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Android
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (31.22%) Multithreading
2 143 (20.11%) OO
3 132 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (12.80%) Low Latency
5 87 (12.24%) Software Engineering
6 66 (9.28%) TDD
7 39 (5.49%) Pair Programming
7 39 (5.49%) OOD
8 32 (4.50%) Analytics
9 30 (4.22%) Unit Testing
10 26 (3.66%) Electronic Trading
11 24 (3.38%) Risk Management
12 23 (3.23%) Scrum
13 20 (2.81%) Validation
13 20 (2.81%) UML
14 19 (2.67%) Configuration Management
15 18 (2.53%) Refactoring
15 18 (2.53%) Database Tuning
16 17 (2.39%) Algorithmic Trading
17 16 (2.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 711 (100.00%) C++
2 226 (31.79%) SQL
3 156 (21.94%) Python
4 139 (19.55%) C#
5 102 (14.35%) Java
6 81 (11.39%) C
7 58 (8.16%) Shell Script
8 56 (7.88%) Perl
9 20 (2.81%) JavaScript
10 16 (2.25%) VC++
11 14 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.83%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.27%) Ruby
14 9 (1.27%) VBA
15 8 (1.13%) Assembly Language
16 6 (0.84%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.84%) C++/CLI
17 5 (0.70%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 97 (13.64%) Degree
2 45 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 19 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.55%) PhD
6 3 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.78%) QA
2 5 (0.70%) DO-178B
2 5 (0.70%) Basel III
3 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) Xen
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.28%) Control-M
2 1 (0.14%) WMI
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 148 (20.82%) Oracle
2 25 (3.52%) Sybase
2 25 (3.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (1.55%) TIBCO
4 7 (0.98%) DataSynapse
5 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.70%) Intel
6 5 (0.70%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.56%) Reuters
7 4 (0.56%) Perforce
7 4 (0.56%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.56%) Google
7 4 (0.56%) 29West
8 3 (0.42%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.42%) Sun
8 3 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe
9 1 (0.14%) Macromedia
9 1 (0.14%) IBM
9 1 (0.14%) Ab Initio
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