The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++ Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Programmer
UK
Rank 572 611 610
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -1
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £425 £309 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.65% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £264 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £437 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £320 £234
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +36.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

C++ Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C++ Programmer in the job title.

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 22 January 2017.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +38 7 £425 +42.85% 5
London +11 5 £425 +42.85% 2
Scotland +22 1 £320 -
South East +12 1 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - -
Dunfermline +1 1 £320 -
Fife 0 1 £320 -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £425 -

C++ Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) C
3 7 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) Games
4 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 5 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 5 (23.81%) OO
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) Unix
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) OOD
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) OOP
7 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (14.29%) XAML
7 3 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (14.29%) User Experience
7 3 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Game Development
8 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
8 2 (9.52%) Xcode

C++ Programmer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Xcode
3 1 (4.76%) CMake
3 1 (4.76%) GoogleTest
General
1 6 (28.57%) Games
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) STL
3 2 (9.52%) Swing
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.76%) CUDA
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 5 (23.81%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
3 3 (14.29%) Game Development
3 3 (14.29%) OOD
3 3 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Image Processing
5 1 (4.76%) Market Making
5 1 (4.76%) Memory Management
5 1 (4.76%) Metaprogramming
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) Quantitative Trading
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) C
3 7 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) XAML
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++
5 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase