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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Developer
Rank 356 286 322
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +36
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 322 435 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.82% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 288 241
Median daily rate £525 £550 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 10
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £37.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -16.66%

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -65 300 £550 - 184
London -53 190 £563 -2.17% 100
South West +16 41 £368 -8.12% 12
South East -34 39 £350 +4.47% 35
City of London +27 28 £550 -15.38% 33
Gloucestershire +4 22 £513 +28.12% 5
Scotland -11 16 £380 +1.33% 1
Glasgow +12 15 £380 +1.33%
Surrey 0 11 £414 - 21
Middlesex 0 10 £350 +7.69%
East Midlands +13 8 - - 4
Cheltenham +9 8 £325 -18.75% 5
Leicestershire +5 8 - - 2
Leicester -2 7 - - 2
Canary Wharf +10 6 £550 +4.76%
West Midlands -9 6 £425 +38.77% 5
Berkshire -13 6 £345 +2.98% 5
Bristol - 6 £300 -
Hampshire -18 5 £363 +20.83% 3
Somerset +15 4 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £480 +92.00% 15
East of England +4 4 £480 +60.00% 17
Gloucester 0 4 £550 +37.50%
Redhill - 4 £383 - 1
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 3 - -
Guildford +5 3 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £400 +10.34%
Leeds +2 3 £400 +10.34%
West Yorkshire -1 3 £400 +10.34%

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 632 (100.00%) C++
2 318 (50.32%) Linux
3 179 (28.32%) Multithreading
4 164 (25.95%) Unix
5 150 (23.73%) SQL
6 149 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (21.04%) OO
8 132 (20.89%) C
9 131 (20.73%) Finance
10 124 (19.62%) Python
11 120 (18.99%) STL
12 114 (18.04%) Software Engineering
13 108 (17.09%) Front Office
14 105 (16.61%) Oracle
15 101 (15.98%) Windows
16 96 (15.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 94 (14.87%) C#
18 85 (13.45%) Java
19 82 (12.97%) Low Latency
20 79 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 78 (12.34%) Perl
22 73 (11.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 67 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
23 67 (10.60%) TDD
24 64 (10.13%) Electronic Trading
25 56 (8.86%) Qt
26 55 (8.70%) Banking
27 53 (8.39%) Derivative
27 53 (8.39%) Degree
28 48 (7.59%) .NET

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 13 (2.06%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.79%) Node.js
3 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.47%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.47%) JBoss
4 3 (0.47%) SAS
4 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Doxygen
2 5 (0.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Revit
4 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Endur
2 4 (0.63%) RMDS
3 2 (0.32%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.69%) HTTP
3 9 (1.42%) DVB
4 8 (1.27%) Bluetooth
4 8 (1.27%) Multicast
4 8 (1.27%) SNMP
4 8 (1.27%) ZigBee
5 7 (1.11%) Internet
6 5 (0.79%) UPnP
6 5 (0.79%) VoIP
7 2 (0.32%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.32%) H.323
7 2 (0.32%) LDAP
7 2 (0.32%) Network Security
7 2 (0.32%) Unicast
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) IKE
8 1 (0.16%) IPv4
8 1 (0.16%) Skype
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.49%) OLTP
2 40 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.27%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.11%) MySQL
5 25 (3.96%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.64%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.58%) ObjectStore
8 9 (1.42%) DB2
9 8 (1.27%) SQLite
10 6 (0.95%) KDB
11 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.47%) MS Access
13 2 (0.32%) Big Data
14 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.16%) Ingres
14 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.16%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.16%) Subversion
3 17 (2.69%) JIRA
4 16 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.22%) GoogleTest
5 14 (2.22%) NUnit
6 12 (1.90%) ClearCase
6 12 (1.90%) GDB
7 9 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.42%) WiX
8 8 (1.27%) Ant
8 8 (1.27%) Maven
9 7 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.95%) CppUnit
10 6 (0.95%) Xcode
11 5 (0.79%) JUnit
11 5 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.63%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 131 (20.73%) Finance
2 108 (17.09%) Front Office
3 55 (8.70%) Banking
4 37 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.01%) Games
5 19 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.11%) Electronics
7 6 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.95%) Marketing
8 5 (0.79%) Legal
9 4 (0.63%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Military
10 3 (0.47%) Retail
11 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Avionics
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (18.99%) STL
2 73 (11.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 56 (8.86%) Qt
4 48 (7.59%) .NET
5 47 (7.44%) OpenGL
6 32 (5.06%) FIX Protocol
7 27 (4.27%) XML
8 25 (3.96%) Middleware
9 20 (3.16%) ATL
9 20 (3.16%) MFC
10 17 (2.69%) RESTful
11 16 (2.53%) Web Services
12 14 (2.22%) HTML
13 12 (1.90%) Twisted
14 11 (1.74%) CSS
14 11 (1.74%) QML
15 10 (1.58%) JSON
15 10 (1.58%) Spring
15 10 (1.58%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (1.58%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 96 (15.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (8.39%) Derivative
4 42 (6.65%) Fixed Income
5 37 (5.85%) Mathematics
6 35 (5.54%) Algorithms
7 27 (4.27%) Equities
8 25 (3.96%) Computer Science
9 22 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
10 17 (2.69%) Device Driver
11 16 (2.53%) Physics
12 14 (2.22%) User Experience
13 13 (2.06%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 12 (1.90%) N-Tier
14 12 (1.90%) STB
15 11 (1.74%) Credit Derivative
16 10 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (1.27%) Smart Meter
18 7 (1.11%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 318 (50.32%) Linux
2 164 (25.95%) Unix
3 101 (15.98%) Windows
4 12 (1.90%) Solaris
5 9 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.79%) Android
8 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.47%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (28.32%) Multithreading
2 149 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (21.04%) OO
4 114 (18.04%) Software Engineering
5 82 (12.97%) Low Latency
6 67 (10.60%) TDD
7 64 (10.13%) Electronic Trading
8 48 (7.59%) SDLC
9 40 (6.33%) OOD
10 38 (6.01%) UML
11 37 (5.85%) Risk Management
11 37 (5.85%) Unit Testing
12 35 (5.54%) Market Making
13 34 (5.38%) Release Management
14 33 (5.22%) Algorithmic Trading
15 32 (5.06%) OOP
16 29 (4.59%) Database Tuning
16 29 (4.59%) Pair Programming
17 28 (4.43%) Open Source
18 25 (3.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 632 (100.00%) C++
2 150 (23.73%) SQL
3 132 (20.89%) C
4 124 (19.62%) Python
5 94 (14.87%) C#
6 85 (13.45%) Java
7 78 (12.34%) Perl
8 36 (5.70%) VC++
9 27 (4.27%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.80%) JavaScript
11 20 (3.16%) VBA
12 16 (2.53%) VB
13 15 (2.37%) Embedded C++
14 13 (2.06%) Objective-C
14 13 (2.06%) R
15 11 (1.74%) Embedded C
16 9 (1.42%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.11%) GLSL
18 7 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 79 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.39%) Degree
3 41 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.27%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.90%) PhD
6 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.32%) MISRA
3 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.63%) iptables
2 2 (0.32%) Firmware
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) GridGain
3 1 (0.16%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 105 (16.61%) Oracle
2 17 (2.69%) Sybase
3 14 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.74%) OpenLink
5 7 (1.11%) TIBCO
6 5 (0.79%) Solace
7 4 (0.63%) Coverity
7 4 (0.63%) ION Trading
7 4 (0.63%) Reuters
8 3 (0.47%) OpenTV
8 3 (0.47%) SAP
9 2 (0.32%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.32%) QNX
9 2 (0.32%) Renesas
9 2 (0.32%) Rogue Wave
9 2 (0.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.16%) Informatica
10 1 (0.16%) Serena
10 1 (0.16%) Splunk
10 1 (0.16%) VeriFone
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