The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++ Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Software Developer
Rank 608 605 596
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 40 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.054% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.057% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 16
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £292 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £485 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £30.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £41.80 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.31%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

C++ Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C++ Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

C++ Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

C++ Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C++ Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

C++ Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +6 36 £360 +5.88% 41
South East +8 20 £350 +2.94% 11
Middlesex +2 10 £350 -
London +3 9 £445 -11.00% 8
Hampshire +16 7 - - 2
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Wales - 4 £400 -
South West +4 3 - - 3
Somerset - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +21 2 £480 +37.14% 9
East of England +17 2 £480 +37.14% 10
Yeovil - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 7
Croydon - 2 £365 -
City of London - 2 £675 - 4
Huntingdon - 2 £480 -
Bath - 1 - -

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, C++ Software 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++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 49 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 44 (57.14%) C
4 42 (54.55%) Linux
5 32 (41.56%) SQL
6 30 (38.96%) Unix
7 29 (37.66%) Multithreading
8 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
9 21 (27.27%) UML
9 21 (27.27%) Oracle
10 20 (25.97%) OO
11 19 (24.68%) STL
11 19 (24.68%) Java
12 18 (23.38%) Perl
12 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
12 18 (23.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (19.48%) Windows
15 13 (16.88%) Python
16 11 (14.29%) Scrum
16 11 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (12.99%) Configuration Management
18 9 (11.69%) Project Management
18 9 (11.69%) ClearCase
18 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
18 9 (11.69%) C#
19 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
19 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
19 8 (10.39%) Rational DOORS
19 8 (10.39%) OOD

C++ Software 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 2 (2.60%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) SNMP
2 6 (7.79%) VoIP
3 3 (3.90%) HTTP
4 2 (2.60%) ASN.1
4 2 (2.60%) DVB
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.30%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) Ingres
2 1 (1.30%) MS Access
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) ClearCase
1 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.39%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (9.09%) Ant
3 7 (9.09%) CppUnit
3 7 (9.09%) GoogleTest
3 7 (9.09%) NUnit
3 7 (9.09%) Subversion
4 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.79%) StarTeam
5 5 (6.49%) WiX
6 2 (2.60%) GCC
6 2 (2.60%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.30%) FinalBuilder
7 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 6 (7.79%) Aerospace
1 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Electronics
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
3 3 (3.90%) Military
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) STL
2 18 (23.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (6.49%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) Qt
4 4 (5.19%) Swing
5 3 (3.90%) XSD
6 2 (2.60%) .NET
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.30%) ATL
7 1 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.30%) JSF
7 1 (1.30%) Motif
7 1 (1.30%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.30%) POCO
7 1 (1.30%) QML
7 1 (1.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.30%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.79%) Derivative
2 6 (7.79%) User Experience
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.90%) Interactive TV
5 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) STB
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Linux
2 30 (38.96%) Unix
3 15 (19.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 29 (37.66%) Multithreading
3 21 (27.27%) UML
4 20 (25.97%) OO
5 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.29%) Scrum
7 10 (12.99%) Configuration Management
8 9 (11.69%) Project Management
9 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
9 8 (10.39%) OOD
10 7 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Memory Management
11 6 (7.79%) Requirements Management
11 6 (7.79%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Use Case
12 3 (3.90%) Cross-Platform Development
12 3 (3.90%) Digital Signal Processing
12 3 (3.90%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 44 (57.14%) C
3 32 (41.56%) SQL
4 19 (24.68%) Java
5 18 (23.38%) Perl
6 13 (16.88%) Python
7 9 (11.69%) C#
8 5 (6.49%) PHP
9 4 (5.19%) Embedded C
9 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.19%) VC++
10 3 (3.90%) ANSI C
10 3 (3.90%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.30%) VB
12 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.30%) VB6
12 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) Coverity
3 3 (3.90%) OpenTV
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.30%) QNX
5 1 (1.30%) Serena
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