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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Developer
Rank 294 247 278
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +31
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 368 413 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.83% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 284 258
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £34.75 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -46 316 £538 -6.52% 133
London -27 244 £569 -5.20% 85
City of London +23 71 £575 +0.87% 34
Scotland +13 38 £350 +69.69% 2
South West -6 31 £425 +30.76% 11
Glasgow 0 29 £375 +25.00%
South East -15 22 £350 +27.27% 13
Gloucestershire - 13 £378 - 2
South Wales -24 9 £278 +0.90% 4
Wales -29 9 £278 +0.90% 4
Hampshire -18 8 £350 +27.27% 1
Edinburgh -10 7 £243 +115.55% 2
East of England -22 7 £310 +3.33% 11
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £310 +1.63% 10
East Midlands +5 5 £450 +63.63% 7
Cambridge -7 5 £270 -11.47% 10
Nottinghamshire - 5 £450 - 5
Northern Ireland +4 4 £400 -
Surrey -6 4 £400 +31.14% 3
Cardiff -22 4 £306 +11.36%
Nottingham - 4 £450 - 5
Somerset - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 4
Berkshire +10 3 £419 +34.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £300 -33.33%
Reading - 3 £419 - 3
Cheltenham - 3 £405 - 1
County Antrim +3 2 £400 -
Belfast +2 2 £400 -
Wiltshire -7 2 - -

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 649 (100.00%) C++
2 300 (46.22%) Linux
3 206 (31.74%) UNIX
4 190 (29.28%) SQL
5 177 (27.27%) Multithreading
6 152 (23.42%) Windows
6 152 (23.42%) Python
7 145 (22.34%) STL
8 138 (21.26%) Banking
9 135 (20.80%) Finance
10 132 (20.34%) Oracle
11 128 (19.72%) C#
12 124 (19.11%) OO
13 105 (16.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 97 (14.95%) Java
15 95 (14.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 93 (14.33%) Front Office
17 84 (12.94%) Degree
18 79 (12.17%) C
19 77 (11.86%) XML
20 76 (11.71%) Perl
21 73 (11.25%) Investment Banking
22 69 (10.63%) Software Engineering
22 69 (10.63%) Low Latency
23 63 (9.71%) Derivative
24 59 (9.09%) Fixed Income
25 53 (8.17%) Shell Script
26 50 (7.70%) TDD
27 49 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
27 49 (7.55%) Computer Science

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.77%) IIS
2 5 (0.77%) Apache
3 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.62%) Confluence
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.31%) Node.js
6 1 (0.15%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Maya
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.31%) PaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.01%) HTTP
2 25 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.31%) Multicast
4 3 (0.46%) LTE
4 3 (0.46%) AMQP
5 2 (0.31%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) GPRS
6 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.16%) Relational Database
2 32 (4.93%) RDBMS
3 19 (2.93%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.93%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.47%) ObjectStore
6 13 (2.00%) KDB
7 11 (1.69%) OLTP
8 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.23%) Big Data
10 7 (1.08%) MySQL
10 7 (1.08%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (4.01%) Visual Studio
2 23 (3.54%) Subversion
3 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.39%) JIRA
5 7 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (1.08%) ClearCase
6 6 (0.92%) Maven
6 6 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.92%) CppUnit
7 5 (0.77%) JUnit
8 4 (0.62%) Selenium
8 4 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.46%) GoogleTest
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.46%) Ant
9 3 (0.46%) ProC
9 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 138 (21.26%) Banking
2 135 (20.80%) Finance
3 93 (14.33%) Front Office
4 73 (11.25%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.77%) Retail
7 11 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.69%) Games
8 4 (0.62%) Marketing
9 3 (0.46%) Electronics
9 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (22.34%) STL
2 95 (14.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 77 (11.86%) XML
4 46 (7.09%) Qt
5 41 (6.32%) .NET
6 30 (4.62%) FIX Protocol
7 25 (3.85%) Web Services
8 24 (3.70%) OpenGL
9 21 (3.24%) Django
10 20 (3.08%) MFC
11 19 (2.93%) DCOM
12 18 (2.77%) WebSphere MQ
12 18 (2.77%) WPF
12 18 (2.77%) Twisted
13 16 (2.47%) ZeroMQ
13 16 (2.47%) COM+
14 15 (2.31%) ATL
15 12 (1.85%) OLE DB
16 10 (1.54%) SOAP
16 10 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (9.71%) Derivative
3 59 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 49 (7.55%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.78%) Mathematics
6 26 (4.01%) Credit Risk
7 22 (3.39%) Credit Derivative
8 17 (2.62%) Open Source
9 16 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (2.47%) Physics
9 16 (2.47%) Grid Computing
10 14 (2.16%) Equities
11 12 (1.85%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.54%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.08%) DTV
13 7 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (1.08%) IPTV
14 6 (0.92%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.77%) Statistics
16 4 (0.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 300 (46.22%) Linux
2 206 (31.74%) UNIX
3 152 (23.42%) Windows
4 31 (4.78%) Solaris
5 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.46%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.31%) AIX
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 124 (19.11%) OO
3 69 (10.63%) Software Engineering
3 69 (10.63%) Low Latency
4 50 (7.70%) TDD
5 49 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (7.40%) Analytics
7 36 (5.55%) Unit Testing
7 36 (5.55%) OOD
8 25 (3.85%) Pair Programming
9 23 (3.54%) Risk Management
9 23 (3.54%) Validation
10 21 (3.24%) Electronic Trading
11 18 (2.77%) Configuration Management
11 18 (2.77%) Scrum
12 17 (2.62%) OOP
13 16 (2.47%) Refactoring
14 15 (2.31%) UML
14 15 (2.31%) Regression Testing
15 13 (2.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 649 (100.00%) C++
2 190 (29.28%) SQL
3 152 (23.42%) Python
4 128 (19.72%) C#
5 97 (14.95%) Java
6 79 (12.17%) C
7 76 (11.71%) Perl
8 53 (8.17%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.47%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.00%) VBA
11 11 (1.69%) VC++
12 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.92%) Scala
13 6 (0.92%) Korn
13 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.77%) Ruby
14 5 (0.77%) C++/CLI
15 4 (0.62%) VB
15 4 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (12.94%) Degree
2 31 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.16%) PhD
5 13 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) DO-178B
2 4 (0.62%) Basel III
3 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.62%) Control-M
2 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 132 (20.34%) Oracle
2 25 (3.85%) Sybase
3 13 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.08%) JBoss
4 7 (1.08%) TIBCO
5 6 (0.92%) DataSynapse
6 5 (0.77%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.62%) Perforce
7 4 (0.62%) Reuters
7 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.62%) Intel
7 4 (0.62%) 29West
8 3 (0.46%) Google
9 2 (0.31%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe
10 1 (0.15%) Sun
10 1 (0.15%) IBM
10 1 (0.15%) Apple
10 1 (0.15%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.15%) OpenLink
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