The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++ Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Developer
Rank 333 344 286
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -58
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 319 330 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.60% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.63% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 218 312
Median daily rate £550 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 11
Median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £35.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

C++ Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 305 £563 +12.50% 160
London +40 228 £600 +9.09% 94
South East +1 42 £375 +7.14% 21
City of London -10 30 £588 +6.81% 22
South West +6 18 £525 +55.55% 7
Hampshire +10 11 £310 +10.71% 2
County Antrim -8 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Belfast -9 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Middlesex -10 9 £375 +7.14%
Northern Ireland -11 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Gloucestershire +1 7 £350 -12.50% 4
Kent - 6 £350 - 2
Bristol - 6 £525 -
East Midlands -1 5 £388 +40.90% 3
Milton Keynes +19 4 £425 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £425 +41.66%
Surrey +18 4 £385 +10.00% 9
Leicestershire +2 4 £400 -
Birmingham -2 4 £500 -
West Midlands -8 4 £500 - 6
Hillingdon - 4 £375 -
Portsmouth - 4 £300 -
Leicester - 4 £400 -
Canary Wharf +4 3 £556 -
Scotland +2 3 £243 -35.33% 2
Hook +2 2 £320 +4.91%
Docklands, London -1 2 - -
Cheltenham -2 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 601 (100.00%) C++
2 269 (44.76%) Linux
3 183 (30.45%) Multithreading
4 178 (29.62%) SQL
5 176 (29.28%) Unix
6 170 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (26.79%) Java
8 136 (22.63%) C#
9 135 (22.46%) Python
10 134 (22.30%) STL
11 130 (21.63%) C
12 117 (19.47%) Finance
13 114 (18.97%) OO
14 108 (17.97%) Perl
15 106 (17.64%) Software Engineering
16 95 (15.81%) Oracle
17 93 (15.47%) Front Office
18 92 (15.31%) Banking
19 89 (14.81%) Windows
20 86 (14.31%) Electronic Trading
21 77 (12.81%) Low Latency
22 75 (12.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 69 (11.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 60 (9.98%) TDD
25 57 (9.48%) SDLC
26 56 (9.32%) Investment Banking
27 55 (9.15%) Fixed Income
27 55 (9.15%) Security Cleared
28 53 (8.82%) Degree
28 53 (8.82%) Multithreaded Programming

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.33%) Confluence
2 6 (1.00%) Apache Qpid
3 5 (0.83%) Apache
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.67%) SAS
5 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.33%) IIS
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.50%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.50%) RMDS
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.83%) PaaS
2 15 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.16%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.83%) HTTP
3 12 (2.00%) VoIP
4 10 (1.66%) Wireshark
5 9 (1.50%) Internet
6 6 (1.00%) AMQP
7 4 (0.67%) DVB
7 4 (0.67%) LAN
7 4 (0.67%) SNMP
7 4 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.50%) LDAP
8 3 (0.50%) Multicast
8 3 (0.50%) SSL
8 3 (0.50%) Wireless
9 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.33%) NGN
10 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.17%) Broadband
10 1 (0.17%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.66%) OLTP
2 25 (4.16%) Oracle Database
2 25 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 23 (3.83%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.00%) KDB
5 12 (2.00%) MySQL
6 10 (1.66%) DB2
7 8 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.16%) Tick Data
9 6 (1.00%) Big Data
10 5 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.67%) Kdb+
11 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.50%) SQLite
13 2 (0.33%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.33%) ObjectStore
14 1 (0.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 37 (6.16%) JIRA
1 37 (6.16%) Subversion
2 32 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.16%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 13 (2.16%) GCC
5 13 (2.16%) GDB
5 13 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.00%) GoogleTest
7 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.33%) CMake
8 8 (1.33%) NUnit
9 7 (1.16%) Valgrind
10 6 (1.00%) CppUnit
10 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.83%) Ant
11 5 (0.83%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.83%) Qt Creator
11 5 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 117 (19.47%) Finance
2 93 (15.47%) Front Office
3 92 (15.31%) Banking
4 56 (9.32%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.83%) Games
6 10 (1.66%) Electronics
7 7 (1.16%) Publishing
7 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.00%) Military
9 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.67%) Automotive
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Avionics
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (22.30%) STL
2 75 (12.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 34 (5.66%) XML
4 33 (5.49%) .NET
5 32 (5.32%) HTML
6 25 (4.16%) OpenGL
7 24 (3.99%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (3.66%) Web Services
9 20 (3.33%) Qt
10 19 (3.16%) CSS
11 17 (2.83%) RESTful
12 16 (2.66%) J2EE
12 16 (2.66%) Rendezvous
13 14 (2.33%) Middleware
13 14 (2.33%) Swing
13 14 (2.33%) XSLT
14 12 (2.00%) EJB
14 12 (2.00%) JSON
14 12 (2.00%) WPF
14 12 (2.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 55 (9.15%) Fixed Income
3 49 (8.15%) Algorithms
4 33 (5.49%) Derivative
5 30 (4.99%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.66%) Mathematics
7 20 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (3.16%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (2.83%) Equities
10 16 (2.66%) N-Tier
11 15 (2.50%) Market Risk
12 13 (2.16%) Client/Server
12 13 (2.16%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.50%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.50%) Grid Computing
13 9 (1.50%) Physics
14 8 (1.33%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.00%) VHDL
16 5 (0.83%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 269 (44.76%) Linux
2 176 (29.28%) Unix
3 89 (14.81%) Windows
4 22 (3.66%) Solaris
5 17 (2.83%) Android
5 17 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.50%) CentOS
7 3 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (30.45%) Multithreading
2 170 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (18.97%) OO
4 106 (17.64%) Software Engineering
5 86 (14.31%) Electronic Trading
6 77 (12.81%) Low Latency
7 60 (9.98%) TDD
8 57 (9.48%) SDLC
9 53 (8.82%) Multithreaded Programming
10 49 (8.15%) Scrum
11 46 (7.65%) Release Management
12 37 (6.16%) Algorithmic Trading
12 37 (6.16%) Risk Management
13 35 (5.82%) UML
14 34 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (5.49%) Unit Testing
16 32 (5.32%) OOP
17 31 (5.16%) High Availability
17 31 (5.16%) OOD
18 26 (4.33%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 601 (100.00%) C++
2 178 (29.62%) SQL
3 161 (26.79%) Java
4 136 (22.63%) C#
5 135 (22.46%) Python
6 130 (21.63%) C
7 108 (17.97%) Perl
8 35 (5.82%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.16%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.16%) Embedded C++
11 12 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.66%) Ruby
13 9 (1.50%) Scala
14 7 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.16%) Rust
14 7 (1.16%) VC++
15 6 (1.00%) Go
15 6 (1.00%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.82%) Degree
3 29 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.49%) QA
2 17 (2.83%) MiFID
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.33%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (1.16%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 95 (15.81%) Oracle
2 33 (5.49%) Google
3 26 (4.33%) Sybase
4 23 (3.83%) TIBCO
5 17 (2.83%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.16%) Solace
7 12 (2.00%) Reuters
8 10 (1.66%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.33%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.16%) Cognizant
10 7 (1.16%) Informatica
11 5 (0.83%) IBM
11 5 (0.83%) Talarian
12 4 (0.67%) Coverity
12 4 (0.67%) Telerik
13 3 (0.50%) DataSynapse
13 3 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.50%) VMware
14 2 (0.33%) Perforce
14 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
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