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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Programmer
Rank 567 558 515
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -43
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 9 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.017% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 21
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£338 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £337 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £263 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 -17 8 £338 +28.57% 7
London -9 7 £406 +1.56% 4
Scotland -4 1 £243 -17.79%
South East -31 1 £300 +5.26%
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Royston - - - -
Street - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) UNIX
3 9 (40.91%) Python
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
7 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (18.18%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) Sybase
7 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
8 3 (13.64%) System Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Qt
8 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
8 3 (13.64%) Perl
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) STL
8 3 (13.64%) Advertising
8 3 (13.64%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (13.64%) Games
8 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.55%) Maya
1 1 (4.55%) 3ds Max
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Xcode
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 3 (13.64%) Advertising
1 3 (13.64%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) STL
2 3 (13.64%) Qt
2 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (9.09%) DirectX
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.55%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (4.55%) MFC
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
4 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.09%) Physics
2 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (4.55%) Kinect
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Animation
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) UNIX
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) System Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Image Processing
5 2 (9.09%) Game Development
5 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
5 2 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 2 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (40.91%) Python
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 2 (9.09%) Lua
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Sybase
3 2 (9.09%) Cognizant
4 1 (4.55%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe