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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Developer
Rank 324 353 265
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -88
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 282 224 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.45% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.48% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 170 231
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £688 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £39.25 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.90% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £11.25 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+86.90% -44.00%

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +22 266 £550 -4.34% 114
London +21 186 £588 -2.08% 52
City of London +10 55 £588 -2.08% 19
South East -22 39 £343 -2.14% 25
South West +10 20 £450 +30.43% 13
Gloucestershire - 17 £450 - 3
Scotland +3 11 £344 -8.33% 3
Hampshire -25 11 £350 -4.10% 1
Cheltenham - 10 £450 -
Surrey +3 9 £463 +23.33% 11
East of England +13 8 £288 +6.48% 8
Berkshire +1 7 £335 +11.66% 3
West Sussex - 6 £300 - 1
North West -14 5 £265 - 4
Horsham - 5 £325 - 1
Leicestershire +9 4 £360 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £360 +51.57% 2
Manchester - 4 £265 - 4
Tyne and Wear +13 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 3 - - 1
North East +7 3 - - 1
South Wales - 3 £275 - 2
Wales - 3 £275 - 3
Gloucester - 3 £450 - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £270 - 8
Wiltshire +2 2 £325 - 1
Cambridge +1 2 £270 - 8
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £415 +39.49% 2
Yorkshire -15 2 £256 +2.50% 4
Southampton -18 2 £350 -17.64%

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 620 (100.00%) C++
2 275 (44.35%) Linux
3 219 (35.32%) Multithreading
4 195 (31.45%) UNIX
5 180 (29.03%) SQL
6 157 (25.32%) Banking
7 154 (24.84%) STL
8 136 (21.94%) Finance
9 125 (20.16%) C#
10 119 (19.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 117 (18.87%) Front Office
12 114 (18.39%) Java
13 113 (18.23%) Python
14 109 (17.58%) Low Latency
15 106 (17.10%) Investment Banking
16 105 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
16 105 (16.94%) OO
17 101 (16.29%) Windows
18 95 (15.32%) Oracle
19 84 (13.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 75 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
21 72 (11.61%) Security Cleared
22 70 (11.29%) Software Engineering
23 67 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
24 65 (10.48%) Perl
25 62 (10.00%) Fixed Income
26 60 (9.68%) C
27 58 (9.35%) Derivative
27 58 (9.35%) Degree
28 56 (9.03%) XML

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (0.97%) JBoss
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.16%) Kentico
2 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Doxygen
2 2 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
3 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Maya
3 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.06%) HTTP
3 10 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 7 (1.13%) 4G
4 7 (1.13%) SDH
4 7 (1.13%) 3G
4 7 (1.13%) 2G
4 7 (1.13%) 2.5G
5 6 (0.97%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.48%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.48%) GSM
7 2 (0.32%) FTP
7 2 (0.32%) SMTP
7 2 (0.32%) IPv4
7 2 (0.32%) IPv6
7 2 (0.32%) Internet
7 2 (0.32%) MQTT
7 2 (0.32%) Modbus
8 1 (0.16%) DVB
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.77%) Relational Database
2 39 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 29 (4.68%) OLTP
5 26 (4.19%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (2.42%) MySQL
7 8 (1.29%) KDB
8 5 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
9 4 (0.65%) Sybase IQ
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.48%) Ingres
10 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.32%) ObjectStore
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 53 (8.55%) Visual Studio
2 39 (6.29%) Subversion
3 32 (5.16%) ClearCase
4 21 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 20 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.42%) CppUnit
7 10 (1.61%) NUnit
7 10 (1.61%) GoogleTest
8 8 (1.29%) JUnit
9 6 (0.97%) Rational Rose
9 6 (0.97%) Ant
10 5 (0.81%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.65%) Xcode
11 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.48%) JIRA
12 3 (0.48%) AccuRev
12 3 (0.48%) GCC
12 3 (0.48%) GDB
12 3 (0.48%) MSTest
12 3 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 157 (25.32%) Banking
2 136 (21.94%) Finance
3 117 (18.87%) Front Office
4 106 (17.10%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.61%) Electronics
6 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.65%) Back Office
8 3 (0.48%) Advertising
8 3 (0.48%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Military
9 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.32%) Retail
10 1 (0.16%) Avionics
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (24.84%) STL
2 84 (13.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 67 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
4 56 (9.03%) XML
5 38 (6.13%) .NET
6 34 (5.48%) Qt
7 32 (5.16%) Middleware
8 22 (3.55%) OpenGL
9 18 (2.90%) MFC
10 13 (2.10%) Web Services
11 12 (1.94%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.61%) COM+
12 10 (1.61%) DCOM
12 10 (1.61%) HTML
13 8 (1.29%) OLE DB
14 6 (0.97%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.97%) Rendezvous
14 6 (0.97%) ATL
15 5 (0.81%) JPA
15 5 (0.81%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 119 (19.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 75 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 58 (9.35%) Derivative
5 44 (7.10%) Equities
6 39 (6.29%) Grid Computing
7 26 (4.19%) Mathematics
8 25 (4.03%) Algorithms
8 25 (4.03%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.58%) Client/Server
9 16 (2.58%) Open Source
10 12 (1.94%) Physics
11 8 (1.29%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 6 (0.97%) Statistics
13 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.81%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 275 (44.35%) Linux
2 195 (31.45%) UNIX
3 101 (16.29%) Windows
4 20 (3.23%) Solaris
5 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.65%) Android
7 3 (0.48%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (35.32%) Multithreading
2 109 (17.58%) Low Latency
3 105 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (16.94%) OO
4 70 (11.29%) Software Engineering
5 51 (8.23%) OOD
6 43 (6.94%) TDD
7 36 (5.81%) Electronic Trading
8 29 (4.68%) Unit Testing
9 28 (4.52%) UML
10 24 (3.87%) Risk Management
10 24 (3.87%) Algorithmic Trading
11 23 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.55%) Scrum
12 22 (3.55%) Release Management
12 22 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (3.06%) Pair Programming
14 17 (2.74%) Project Management
15 15 (2.42%) Database Tuning
15 15 (2.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 620 (100.00%) C++
2 180 (29.03%) SQL
3 125 (20.16%) C#
4 114 (18.39%) Java
5 113 (18.23%) Python
6 65 (10.48%) Perl
7 60 (9.68%) C
8 44 (7.10%) Shell Script
9 30 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 25 (4.03%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.71%) Ruby
12 17 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.42%) Assembly Language
13 15 (2.42%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.10%) Embedded C++
14 13 (2.10%) VBA
15 11 (1.77%) VC++
16 8 (1.29%) VB
17 7 (1.13%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.35%) Degree
3 41 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 40 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.45%) PhD
6 5 (0.81%) VCP4
7 4 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.90%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.32%) Basel III
4 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.16%) Xen
2 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (0.32%) Control-M
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (15.32%) Oracle
2 46 (7.42%) Sybase
3 31 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.74%) TIBCO
5 6 (0.97%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.65%) VMware
6 4 (0.65%) QNX
6 4 (0.65%) ION Trading
6 4 (0.65%) Google
6 4 (0.65%) DataSynapse
6 4 (0.65%) Sun
7 3 (0.48%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.32%) IBM
8 2 (0.32%) Apple
8 2 (0.32%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.32%) Rogue Wave
8 2 (0.32%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.16%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.16%) 29West
9 1 (0.16%) Facebook
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