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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Software Developer
Rank 620 603 616
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 35 51 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.089% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.094% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 14
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £344 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £388 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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
Top 28 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 26 September 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 -4 33 £350 - 31
South East +18 17 £350 - 7
Middlesex -3 8 £350 -
London -15 6 £370 +5.71% 11
South West +14 5 £284 -6.58% 5
Cambridgeshire +23 4 £480 +37.14% 5
East of England +8 4 £480 +37.14% 5
Hampshire +10 3 - -
Huntingdon - 3 £480 -
Wiltshire +11 2 £278 -8.64%
South Wales - 2 - - 5
Wales - 2 - - 6
Exeter - 2 £288 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Devon - 2 £288 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
North West +13 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £365 -
City of London - 1 £650 - 2
Chiswick - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 5

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 74 (100.00%) C++
2 47 (63.51%) Linux
3 43 (58.11%) Software Engineering
4 38 (51.35%) C
5 35 (47.30%) Multithreading
6 32 (43.24%) Unix
7 31 (41.89%) Java
7 31 (41.89%) SQL
8 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
9 19 (25.68%) Windows
9 19 (25.68%) STL
10 18 (24.32%) C#
10 18 (24.32%) Oracle
11 17 (22.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 17 (22.97%) Perl
11 17 (22.97%) Python
12 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
13 14 (18.92%) Scrum
13 14 (18.92%) OO
13 14 (18.92%) UML
14 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
15 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
16 9 (12.16%) Eclipse
16 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
17 8 (10.81%) Project Management
17 8 (10.81%) NUnit
17 8 (10.81%) Subversion
18 7 (9.46%) System Integration Testing
18 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing

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 5 (6.76%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.46%) VoIP
3 6 (8.11%) SNMP
4 5 (6.76%) LDAP
5 2 (2.70%) HTTP
6 1 (1.35%) DVB
6 1 (1.35%) LAN
6 1 (1.35%) Softphone
6 1 (1.35%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.16%) Eclipse
3 8 (10.81%) NUnit
3 8 (10.81%) Subversion
4 7 (9.46%) ClearCase
4 7 (9.46%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (8.11%) Ant
5 6 (8.11%) CppUnit
5 6 (8.11%) GoogleTest
5 6 (8.11%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Military
3 4 (5.41%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.05%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) STL
2 17 (22.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (9.46%) XML
4 5 (6.76%) .NET
5 4 (5.41%) Swing
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.05%) MFC
7 2 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.70%) Qt
7 2 (2.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (2.70%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.70%) XSD
8 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.35%) FFmpeg
8 1 (1.35%) HTML
8 1 (1.35%) HTML5
8 1 (1.35%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.35%) QML
8 1 (1.35%) WCF
8 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Derivative
1 6 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.70%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Replication
4 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 47 (63.51%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) Unix
3 19 (25.68%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) Software Engineering
2 35 (47.30%) Multithreading
3 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.92%) OO
4 14 (18.92%) Scrum
4 14 (18.92%) UML
5 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.81%) Project Management
7 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
7 7 (9.46%) OOD
7 7 (9.46%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (9.46%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (8.11%) Memory Management
8 6 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (8.11%) Requirements Management
8 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.11%) Use Case
9 4 (5.41%) Cross-Platform Development
9 4 (5.41%) Low Latency
9 4 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (51.35%) C
3 31 (41.89%) Java
3 31 (41.89%) SQL
4 18 (24.32%) C#
5 17 (22.97%) Perl
5 17 (22.97%) Python
6 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.70%) ANSI C
8 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.35%) Ada
9 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) Scala
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Coverity
3 5 (6.76%) VMware
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.70%) OpenTV
4 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.35%) Intel
5 1 (1.35%) MapR
5 1 (1.35%) Telerik