The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Programmer
Rank 589 568 572
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 15 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.039% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £650 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £240 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.75 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 - £32.00

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

C++ Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++ Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK.

C++ Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

C++ Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK.

C++ Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Programmer
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++ Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -26 10 £403 +7.33% 13
London +12 8 £403 +3.87% 11
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - - - - 4
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wakefield - - - -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) C#
4 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 8 (29.63%) Python
6 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
6 7 (25.93%) UNIX
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) QA
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) System Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Qt
9 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
10 3 (11.11%) OO
10 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (11.11%) Degree
10 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 2 (7.41%) Games
11 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Google
11 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Computer Science

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Kinematics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) LabVIEW
2 2 (7.41%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) Qt
3 2 (7.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (7.41%) MFC
3 2 (7.41%) STL
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.70%) Dojo
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
4 1 (3.70%) FFmpeg
4 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.70%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.70%) Animation
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
4 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) UML
7 2 (7.41%) Validation
7 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.70%) TDD
8 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (37.04%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.41%) Java
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) Perforce
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