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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Developer
Rank 354 322 317
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -5
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 293 323 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 233 196
Average daily rate £500 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +19.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.33 £36.40 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £41.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +90.47%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 282 £500 -9.09% 154
London -9 189 £550 -4.34% 75
South East +35 57 £350 - 25
City of London +7 47 £501 -9.00% 23
Middlesex +11 18 £350 -6.66%
Hampshire +10 16 £288 -17.85% 2
Berkshire +9 9 £350 +4.47% 4
South West -9 9 £283 -37.22% 9
West Yorkshire -3 8 £375 +25.00% 3
Leeds -4 8 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -14 8 £375 +25.00% 4
Basingstoke - 8 £275 -
North West -17 7 £469 +76.88% 11
Wales -8 6 £281 +2.27% 2
Surrey -10 6 £388 -13.88% 11
East of England -2 5 £450 +38.46% 18
South Wales -11 5 £288 +4.54% 2
Reading - 5 £350 - 4
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £350 -15.15%
Canary Wharf +4 4 £465 -9.70%
Essex +3 4 £450 +38.46%
Cardiff -7 4 £281 +2.27% 2
Lancashire +3 3 £500 - 3
Gloucestershire -5 3 - - 3
Leicestershire -11 3 £425 +18.05% 2
East Midlands -14 3 £425 +18.05% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £338 - 7
Leatherhead - 3 £388 -
Bracknell - 3 £350 -
Maidenhead - 3 £350 -

C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 654 (100.00%) C++
2 332 (50.76%) Linux
3 204 (31.19%) Unix
4 187 (28.59%) SQL
5 182 (27.83%) Multithreading
6 149 (22.78%) Finance
7 139 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 138 (21.10%) C
9 130 (19.88%) STL
10 122 (18.65%) Python
11 116 (17.74%) Software Engineering
11 116 (17.74%) Front Office
12 109 (16.67%) C#
13 108 (16.51%) Oracle
14 107 (16.36%) Windows
15 106 (16.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 104 (15.90%) Banking
17 102 (15.60%) Java
18 101 (15.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 93 (14.22%) Low Latency
20 92 (14.07%) OO
21 87 (13.30%) Degree
22 83 (12.69%) Perl
23 79 (12.08%) TDD
23 79 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
24 73 (11.16%) Investment Banking
25 65 (9.94%) Security Cleared
26 61 (9.33%) .NET
27 55 (8.41%) Mathematics
27 55 (8.41%) Derivative

C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (1.68%) Node.js
2 4 (0.61%) GlassFish
2 4 (0.61%) JBoss
2 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.15%) CMS
3 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.61%) Doxygen
3 3 (0.46%) MS Office
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Endur
2 3 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.31%) GitHub
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.57%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.14%) Internet
3 12 (1.83%) HTTP
4 6 (0.92%) DVB
4 6 (0.92%) H.323
5 4 (0.61%) Modbus
5 4 (0.61%) Multicast
6 3 (0.46%) 2G
6 3 (0.46%) 3G
7 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.31%) LTE
7 2 (0.31%) RFID
7 2 (0.31%) RS-232
7 2 (0.31%) RS-485
7 2 (0.31%) SNMP
7 2 (0.31%) VoIP
7 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.31%) Wireless
7 2 (0.31%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 28 (4.28%) OLTP
5 19 (2.91%) MySQL
6 18 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.60%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.14%) Big Data
9 5 (0.76%) NewSQL
9 5 (0.76%) SQLite
10 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.46%) Redis
12 2 (0.31%) Ingres
12 2 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.31%) KDB
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.52%) Subversion
3 19 (2.91%) GoogleTest
3 19 (2.91%) JIRA
4 18 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.75%) NUnit
5 15 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.53%) WiX
8 9 (1.38%) ClearCase
8 9 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.38%) GDB
9 8 (1.22%) Ant
10 7 (1.07%) Bugzilla
10 7 (1.07%) CppUnit
10 7 (1.07%) Maven
11 6 (0.92%) CMake
12 5 (0.76%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.76%) Xcode
13 4 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 149 (22.78%) Finance
2 116 (17.74%) Front Office
3 104 (15.90%) Banking
4 73 (11.16%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.45%) Games
6 10 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.22%) Legal
7 8 (1.22%) Retail
8 6 (0.92%) Marketing
9 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (19.88%) STL
2 106 (16.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 61 (9.33%) .NET
4 50 (7.65%) Qt
5 43 (6.57%) OpenGL
6 35 (5.35%) XML
7 27 (4.13%) FIX Protocol
8 20 (3.06%) ATL
8 20 (3.06%) HTML
8 20 (3.06%) MFC
9 18 (2.75%) Middleware
10 15 (2.29%) ADO.NET
11 14 (2.14%) CSS
11 14 (2.14%) WinForms
12 13 (1.99%) Web Services
13 11 (1.68%) SOAP
14 9 (1.38%) Twisted
15 8 (1.22%) REST
15 8 (1.22%) XHTML
16 6 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 55 (8.41%) Derivative
2 55 (8.41%) Mathematics
3 44 (6.73%) Computer Science
4 42 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (6.12%) Fixed Income
6 30 (4.59%) Algorithms
7 21 (3.21%) Equities
8 20 (3.06%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.99%) Grid Computing
10 13 (1.99%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.68%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 9 (1.38%) Physics
13 8 (1.22%) Device Driver
13 8 (1.22%) N-Tier
14 7 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (1.07%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 332 (50.76%) Linux
2 204 (31.19%) Unix
3 107 (16.36%) Windows
4 25 (3.82%) Solaris
5 21 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.91%) Android
7 17 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.76%) CentOS
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.46%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) AIX
14 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) VMS
14 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (27.83%) Multithreading
2 139 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.74%) Software Engineering
4 93 (14.22%) Low Latency
5 92 (14.07%) OO
6 79 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
6 79 (12.08%) TDD
7 53 (8.10%) SDLC
8 44 (6.73%) Risk Management
9 42 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (5.05%) Unit Testing
11 32 (4.89%) Pair Programming
12 30 (4.59%) Analytics
13 29 (4.43%) E-Commerce
13 29 (4.43%) Open Source
14 27 (4.13%) OOD
14 27 (4.13%) OOP
15 26 (3.98%) Release Management
16 24 (3.67%) Database Tuning
17 22 (3.36%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 654 (100.00%) C++
2 187 (28.59%) SQL
3 138 (21.10%) C
4 122 (18.65%) Python
5 109 (16.67%) C#
6 102 (15.60%) Java
7 83 (12.69%) Perl
8 31 (4.74%) VC++
9 29 (4.43%) JavaScript
10 22 (3.36%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.21%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.60%) VBA
13 16 (2.45%) Objective-C
14 15 (2.29%) Korn
15 11 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.68%) VB
16 8 (1.22%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.22%) Fortran
16 8 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (13.30%) Degree
2 65 (9.94%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.68%) PhD
6 3 (0.46%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.59%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) FedRAMP
3 4 (0.61%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.15%) MiFID
4 1 (0.15%) MISRA
4 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.46%) Firmware
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.15%) Varnish
2 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 3 (0.46%) Control-M
2 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (16.51%) Oracle
2 25 (3.82%) Sybase
3 22 (3.36%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.53%) OpenLink
5 7 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 6 (0.92%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.61%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.46%) Sun
9 2 (0.31%) Freescale
9 2 (0.31%) Greenplum
9 2 (0.31%) Informatica
9 2 (0.31%) Solace
9 2 (0.31%) Talarian
10 1 (0.15%) Akamai
10 1 (0.15%) Coverity
10 1 (0.15%) Dialogic
10 1 (0.15%) Lumension
10 1 (0.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.15%) Tieto
10 1 (0.15%) VeriFone
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