The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Developer 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++ Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Developer
Rank 608 600 553
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -47
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 23 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.022% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.023% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 27
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£350 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £35.00 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £35.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -20.00%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

C++ Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
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 31 August 2015.

C++ Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -20 22 £350 +9.37% 12
South East -22 10 £350 +16.66% 5
Middlesex - 7 £350 -
London +2 3 - - 2
South West -5 3 £388 +12.31% 1
Horsham - 2 £325 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire -4 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £388 -
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Stockport - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £338 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -

C++ Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Software Developer 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++ Software Developer in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (48.39%) C
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Multithreading
3 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) Perl
4 9 (29.03%) STL
4 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle
5 7 (22.58%) C#
5 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) Subversion
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.13%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
8 4 (12.90%) UML
8 4 (12.90%) OOD
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (12.90%) Android
9 3 (9.68%) Node.js
9 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
9 3 (9.68%) Mobile App

C++ Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++ Software Developer 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++ Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Ingres
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
1 5 (16.13%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
3 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (6.45%) Electronics
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) STL
2 7 (22.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (16.13%) XML
4 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) MFC
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) Qt
5 2 (6.45%) Ajax
5 2 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.23%) WPF
6 1 (3.23%) LINQ
6 1 (3.23%) wxWidgets
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
6 1 (3.23%) COM
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) Motif
6 1 (3.23%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) EMV
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
4 4 (12.90%) Android
4 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Multithreading
2 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) UML
4 4 (12.90%) OOD
5 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
5 3 (9.68%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Android Development
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.23%) ETL
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) OOP
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (48.39%) C
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) Perl
4 9 (29.03%) Java
5 7 (22.58%) C#
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) Python
7 2 (6.45%) VC++
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft