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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Developer
Rank 325 300 249
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -51
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 355 363 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 272 282
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £573
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £34.24 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +9 348 £513 -6.81% 110
London +10 250 £575 - 64
City of London +3 70 £625 +8.69% 24
South East -2 40 £335 -4.28% 19
South West -23 16 £288 -30.72% 15
Yorkshire -18 15 £400 +25.00% 1
Middlesex +17 14 £350 -
West Yorkshire -11 13 £400 +25.00% 1
Leeds -16 13 £400 +25.00% 1
West Midlands +11 12 £333 - 4
Hampshire -4 12 £286 -18.21% 5
Gloucestershire -5 11 £344 -8.94% 5
Birmingham - 10 £333 - 4
East of England +4 8 £355 +14.51% 2
Berkshire -1 6 £335 -20.00% 2
Basingstoke +2 5 £250 -16.66% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £300 - 1
Cheltenham -3 4 £425 +4.93%
Surrey -4 4 £318 -20.62% 10
Hillingdon - 4 £325 -
Luton - 4 £360 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £360 -
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £350 +12.90% 2
North West -29 3 £375 -30.55% 3
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Wiltshire -1 2 £388 - 1
Bristol -2 2 £263 - 5
Cheshire -7 2 £375 -30.55%
Wales -11 2 £330 +18.91% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £513 +70.83% 1

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 738 (100.00%) C++
2 312 (42.28%) Linux
3 284 (38.48%) Multithreading
4 220 (29.81%) SQL
5 211 (28.59%) UNIX
6 209 (28.32%) STL
7 173 (23.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 158 (21.41%) Finance
9 155 (21.00%) Banking
10 151 (20.46%) C#
11 149 (20.19%) Windows
12 147 (19.92%) Oracle
13 138 (18.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 121 (16.40%) Low Latency
15 115 (15.58%) C
16 112 (15.18%) Java
17 107 (14.50%) Python
18 106 (14.36%) Investment Banking
19 105 (14.23%) Front Office
20 102 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
21 90 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
22 84 (11.38%) OO
23 81 (10.98%) SDLC
24 77 (10.43%) Software Engineering
25 76 (10.30%) Perl
26 68 (9.21%) .NET
27 64 (8.67%) Derivative
28 56 (7.59%) Security Cleared
29 54 (7.32%) Fixed Income
30 51 (6.91%) Degree

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (2.03%) MQSeries
2 7 (0.95%) IIS
3 5 (0.68%) Node.js
4 2 (0.27%) JBoss
4 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Maya
2 5 (0.68%) Doxygen
2 5 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.14%) Agresso
2 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.63%) 3G
2 12 (1.63%) 2G
3 8 (1.08%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.08%) SDH
4 7 (0.95%) SSL
4 7 (0.95%) 2.5G
5 6 (0.81%) ZigBee
5 6 (0.81%) 4G
6 5 (0.68%) SS7
6 5 (0.68%) SCCP
6 5 (0.68%) Internet
6 5 (0.68%) 3GPP
6 5 (0.68%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.68%) CDMA
7 4 (0.54%) HTTP
8 3 (0.41%) Multicast
9 2 (0.27%) SNMP
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.28%) Oracle Database
2 37 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.88%) OLTP
4 34 (4.61%) SQL Server
5 31 (4.20%) RDBMS
6 27 (3.66%) MySQL
7 12 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.22%) DB2
9 8 (1.08%) KDB
10 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.81%) SQLite
12 3 (0.41%) Sybase IQ
12 3 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.41%) MS Access
13 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.27%) Big Data
14 1 (0.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 43 (5.83%) Subversion
2 33 (4.47%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.30%) NUnit
4 17 (2.30%) ClearCase
5 13 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (1.49%) JIRA
7 10 (1.36%) GoogleTest
8 7 (0.95%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.41%) FinalBuilder
9 3 (0.41%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.27%) JUnit
11 1 (0.14%) Ant
11 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.14%) Xcode
11 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 158 (21.41%) Finance
2 155 (21.00%) Banking
3 106 (14.36%) Investment Banking
4 105 (14.23%) Front Office
5 26 (3.52%) Games
6 14 (1.90%) Electronics
7 10 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.95%) Retail
9 5 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (28.32%) STL
2 138 (18.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 68 (9.21%) .NET
4 43 (5.83%) FIX Protocol
5 40 (5.42%) Qt
6 38 (5.15%) XML
7 36 (4.88%) Middleware
8 26 (3.52%) Web Services
8 26 (3.52%) HTML
9 19 (2.57%) Rendezvous
10 16 (2.17%) WCF
11 15 (2.03%) MFC
12 14 (1.90%) HTML5
13 13 (1.76%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.49%) CSS
14 11 (1.49%) OpenGL
14 11 (1.49%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.22%) DirectX
16 7 (0.95%) COM+
16 7 (0.95%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 173 (23.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 90 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (8.67%) Derivative
4 54 (7.32%) Fixed Income
5 44 (5.96%) Computer Science
6 40 (5.42%) Algorithms
7 33 (4.47%) Mobile App
8 32 (4.34%) Equities
9 25 (3.39%) Client/Server
10 21 (2.85%) Blackberry
11 18 (2.44%) Credit Risk
11 18 (2.44%) Mathematics
11 18 (2.44%) Data Structures
12 17 (2.30%) User Experience
13 16 (2.17%) Grid Computing
14 12 (1.63%) EPoS
15 10 (1.36%) N-Tier
15 10 (1.36%) Physics
16 9 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 8 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 312 (42.28%) Linux
2 211 (28.59%) UNIX
3 149 (20.19%) Windows
4 29 (3.93%) Solaris
5 14 (1.90%) Android
6 13 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.81%) Windows CE
8 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.54%) AIX
10 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.14%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (38.48%) Multithreading
2 121 (16.40%) Low Latency
3 102 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (11.38%) OO
5 81 (10.98%) SDLC
6 77 (10.43%) Software Engineering
7 49 (6.64%) Risk Management
8 46 (6.23%) Algorithmic Trading
9 36 (4.88%) OOD
9 36 (4.88%) TDD
10 33 (4.47%) E-Commerce
11 30 (4.07%) Unit Testing
12 29 (3.93%) UML
13 25 (3.39%) Electronic Trading
13 25 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (3.25%) Database Tuning
15 22 (2.98%) Scrum
16 21 (2.85%) Analytics
16 21 (2.85%) Mobile Application Development
17 17 (2.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 738 (100.00%) C++
2 220 (29.81%) SQL
3 151 (20.46%) C#
4 115 (15.58%) C
5 112 (15.18%) Java
6 107 (14.50%) Python
7 76 (10.30%) Perl
8 29 (3.93%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.98%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.63%) Ruby
11 12 (1.63%) Korn
12 11 (1.49%) Scala
13 10 (1.36%) VC++
13 10 (1.36%) VB
14 8 (1.08%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.95%) PHP
16 6 (0.81%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.54%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.91%) Degree
3 29 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.03%) PhD
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.08%) QA
2 3 (0.41%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.27%) GMP
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Puppet
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 147 (19.92%) Oracle
2 38 (5.15%) Sybase
3 32 (4.34%) TIBCO
4 21 (2.85%) Microsoft
5 17 (2.30%) IBM
6 14 (1.90%) Solace
7 12 (1.63%) Talarian
8 10 (1.36%) VMware
9 5 (0.68%) Tieto
9 5 (0.68%) Dialogic
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.41%) Intel
12 2 (0.27%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.27%) SAP
12 2 (0.27%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.27%) Google
12 2 (0.27%) ION Trading
13 1 (0.14%) jBASE
13 1 (0.14%) Facebook
13 1 (0.14%) Twitter
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