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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Programmer
Rank 566 549 509
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 5 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.022% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £239 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £234 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £48.92

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -23 4 £344 +30.95% 6
London +15 3 £350 -3.44% 5
Scotland -8 1 £243 -17.79%
South East -16 1 £225 -21.05%
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Street - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 21 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (47.62%) UNIX
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Python
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
5 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) QA
7 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Games
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Physics
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 3 (14.29%) System Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Qt
10 2 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (9.52%) Lua
10 2 (9.52%) Game Development
10 2 (9.52%) Low Latency

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Kinematics
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.76%) Maya
1 1 (4.76%) 3ds Max
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Xcode
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Qt
2 2 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (9.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (9.52%) STL
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) MFC
3 1 (4.76%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Physics
2 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.52%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Animation
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Kinect
3 1 (4.76%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) UNIX
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
3 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Game Development
5 2 (9.52%) Low Latency
5 2 (9.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) OOD
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Linear Algebra
6 1 (4.76%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) Lua
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Sybase
2 2 (9.52%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) Perforce
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