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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Developer
Rank 327 314 266
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 291 257 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.58% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 175 242
Average daily rate
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£544 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.80% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.06% -59.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.13 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+148.06% -60.90%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -5 273 £550 - 122
London +2 204 £588 -2.08% 65
City of London +18 77 £550 -8.33% 24
South East -10 27 £335 +3.07% 25
South West +6 25 £450 +36.36% 11
Gloucestershire +7 24 £450 +45.16% 2
Scotland +3 13 £369 +5.35% 2
Cheltenham -7 13 £450 +45.16%
East of England +7 10 £350 +21.73% 12
Berkshire +9 8 £335 -4.28% 5
Hampshire -29 7 £350 -12.50% 3
North West -8 5 £265 -33.75% 4
Gloucester - 5 £445 - 1
Wales -11 4 £338 +21.62% 2
South Wales -12 4 £338 +21.62% 1
Surrey -12 4 £440 +35.38% 14
West Sussex - 4 £300 -
Suffolk - 4 £438 - 1
Manchester - 4 £265 - 3
East Midlands +11 3 £360 +20.00% 1
Leicestershire +4 3 £360 +20.00%
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £438 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 1
Cardiff -8 2 £313 +12.61% 1
Watford - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London +9 1 £500 -4.76%
Leicester 0 1 £360 +20.00%
Edinburgh -4 1 £243 -30.71% 1
Cambridge -4 1 - - 10

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 659 (100.00%) C++
2 301 (45.68%) Linux
3 231 (35.05%) Multithreading
4 216 (32.78%) SQL
5 208 (31.56%) UNIX
6 169 (25.64%) Banking
7 160 (24.28%) STL
8 136 (20.64%) Finance
9 135 (20.49%) C#
10 131 (19.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 130 (19.73%) Python
12 125 (18.97%) Java
13 122 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
14 117 (17.75%) Investment Banking
14 117 (17.75%) Oracle
15 112 (17.00%) OO
16 108 (16.39%) Low Latency
17 107 (16.24%) Windows
18 104 (15.78%) Front Office
19 90 (13.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 71 (10.77%) Software Engineering
21 69 (10.47%) FIX Protocol
22 67 (10.17%) Security Cleared
22 67 (10.17%) XML
23 65 (9.86%) Perl
23 65 (9.86%) Degree
24 64 (9.71%) C
25 63 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
26 55 (8.35%) Derivative
27 52 (7.89%) .NET

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (1.52%) JBoss
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.15%) Confluence
4 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.15%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.30%) MS Office
2 2 (0.30%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.15%) Maya
3 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Summit
1 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.91%) PaaS
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.79%) HTTP
1 25 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.06%) Wireshark
3 6 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.61%) 3G
4 4 (0.61%) SDH
4 4 (0.61%) 2G
4 4 (0.61%) 2.5G
4 4 (0.61%) 4G
5 3 (0.46%) Multicast
5 3 (0.46%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.46%) GSM
6 2 (0.30%) Internet
6 2 (0.30%) SMTP
6 2 (0.30%) FTP
6 2 (0.30%) IPv4
6 2 (0.30%) IPv6
6 2 (0.30%) Modbus
6 2 (0.30%) MQTT
7 1 (0.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.31%) Relational Database
2 33 (5.01%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.55%) OLTP
4 28 (4.25%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.79%) RDBMS
6 20 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.97%) MySQL
8 8 (1.21%) KDB
9 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.76%) Sybase ASE
10 4 (0.61%) ObjectStore
10 4 (0.61%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (0.46%) Ingres
12 2 (0.30%) Big Data
12 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 47 (7.13%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.40%) Subversion
3 28 (4.25%) ClearCase
4 19 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 17 (2.58%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.28%) JUnit
7 14 (2.12%) CppUnit
8 9 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 9 (1.37%) GoogleTest
9 6 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (0.76%) MSTest
10 5 (0.76%) Ant
11 4 (0.61%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.61%) NUnit
11 4 (0.61%) Xcode
11 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.46%) GCC
12 3 (0.46%) GDB
12 3 (0.46%) CruiseControl
General
1 169 (25.64%) Banking
2 136 (20.64%) Finance
3 117 (17.75%) Investment Banking
4 104 (15.78%) Front Office
5 8 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.91%) Electronics
7 4 (0.61%) Back Office
8 3 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) Retail
9 2 (0.30%) Military
9 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (24.28%) STL
2 90 (13.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 69 (10.47%) FIX Protocol
4 67 (10.17%) XML
5 52 (7.89%) .NET
6 47 (7.13%) Qt
7 30 (4.55%) OpenGL
8 28 (4.25%) Middleware
9 19 (2.88%) MFC
10 18 (2.73%) Web Services
11 17 (2.58%) ASP.NET
12 16 (2.43%) DCOM
13 13 (1.97%) COM+
14 10 (1.52%) OLE DB
15 9 (1.37%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.37%) JPA
15 9 (1.37%) EJB 3.0
15 9 (1.37%) PrimeFaces
15 9 (1.37%) JAX-RS
15 9 (1.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 131 (19.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (8.35%) Derivative
4 50 (7.59%) Fixed Income
5 44 (6.68%) Grid Computing
6 38 (5.77%) Equities
7 35 (5.31%) Algorithms
8 30 (4.55%) Mathematics
9 27 (4.10%) Computer Science
10 19 (2.88%) Open Source
11 13 (1.97%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.52%) Physics
13 9 (1.37%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (1.21%) Statistics
14 8 (1.21%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
16 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 301 (45.68%) Linux
2 208 (31.56%) UNIX
3 107 (16.24%) Windows
4 26 (3.95%) Solaris
5 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.76%) Android
7 3 (0.46%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
8 2 (0.30%) HPUX
8 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (35.05%) Multithreading
2 122 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (17.00%) OO
4 108 (16.39%) Low Latency
5 71 (10.77%) Software Engineering
6 51 (7.74%) TDD
7 45 (6.83%) OOD
8 30 (4.55%) Pair Programming
9 29 (4.40%) Electronic Trading
10 26 (3.95%) UML
10 26 (3.95%) Scrum
11 24 (3.64%) Unit Testing
12 23 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (3.34%) Risk Management
14 20 (3.03%) Release Management
15 19 (2.88%) Algorithmic Trading
16 18 (2.73%) Database Tuning
17 15 (2.28%) Project Management
18 14 (2.12%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 659 (100.00%) C++
2 216 (32.78%) SQL
3 135 (20.49%) C#
4 130 (19.73%) Python
5 125 (18.97%) Java
6 65 (9.86%) Perl
7 64 (9.71%) C
8 49 (7.44%) Shell Script
9 26 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 22 (3.34%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.34%) JavaScript
11 20 (3.03%) Ruby
12 18 (2.73%) VBA
13 17 (2.58%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.12%) Assembly Language
15 12 (1.82%) VC++
16 10 (1.52%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.06%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.76%) R
19 4 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 65 (9.86%) Degree
3 42 (6.37%) DV Cleared
4 32 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.37%) PhD
6 3 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) Basel III
3 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.61%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Xen
2 1 (0.15%) Samba
2 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) Puppet
1 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 117 (17.75%) Oracle
2 42 (6.37%) Sybase
3 36 (5.46%) Microsoft
4 15 (2.28%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.06%) DataSynapse
6 6 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.76%) Google
8 4 (0.61%) Intel
8 4 (0.61%) VMware
8 4 (0.61%) QNX
9 3 (0.46%) AccuRev
9 3 (0.46%) Sun
9 3 (0.46%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.30%) Apple
10 2 (0.30%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.30%) Reuters
10 2 (0.30%) IBM
10 2 (0.30%) Rogue Wave
11 1 (0.15%) Tradeweb
11 1 (0.15%) DevExpress
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