The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 81 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 1250 1474 1424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.82% 2.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.85% 7.24% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 892 790
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 126 148
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £29.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21367 20354 20685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.20% 38.89% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14180 13027 12319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 567 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.38 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++
Daily Rate Trend

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++
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++ within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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 -17 1169 £485 +7.77% 792
London -15 709 £550 - 234
South East -29 188 £350 +6.44% 199
City of London -12 181 £575 +4.54% 88
South West -6 100 £425 +41.66% 113
East of England -33 58 £306 +2.00% 122
Scotland +11 56 £375 - 26
Surrey +7 45 £400 +33.33% 59
Hampshire -36 40 £305 -11.31% 33
Berkshire -25 34 £358 +15.32% 23
North West -24 32 £363 +20.83% 53
Glasgow +12 29 £375 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire +3 29 £450 - 33
East Midlands -12 27 £393 +30.83% 13
Buckinghamshire +6 25 £320 -28.88% 20
Cambridgeshire -18 24 £388 +29.16% 92
Dorset +9 23 £438 +143.05% 10
West Midlands -26 21 £350 +3.70% 21
Edinburgh +9 20 £375 +45.63% 16
Yorkshire -18 20 £355 +18.33% 25
Wiltshire -15 17 £405 +29.60% 7
Cambridge -15 16 £270 -10.00% 83
West Yorkshire -13 14 £375 +25.00% 15
Somerset -5 13 £500 +66.66% 16
Essex -15 13 £300 -25.00% 4
Manchester -15 13 £375 +37.61% 25
Cheltenham -2 12 £454 - 9
Nottinghamshire +5 11 £413 - 1
Guildford -1 11 £400 +66.49% 14
Reading -20 11 £425 +153.73% 10

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing C++ also 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 that cited C++.

1 888 (37.06%) Java
2 823 (34.35%) Linux
3 767 (32.01%) C#
4 653 (27.25%) SQL
5 605 (25.25%) Python
6 573 (23.91%) C
7 514 (21.45%) UNIX
8 511 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
9 480 (20.03%) Software Engineering
10 464 (19.37%) Windows
11 433 (18.07%) OO
12 422 (17.61%) Finance
13 401 (16.74%) Multithreading
14 394 (16.44%) Banking
15 347 (14.48%) .NET
16 345 (14.40%) Oracle
17 340 (14.19%) Degree
18 320 (13.36%) Front Office
19 273 (11.39%) XML
19 273 (11.39%) TDD
20 258 (10.77%) Perl
21 244 (10.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 243 (10.14%) JavaScript
23 233 (9.72%) Computer Science
24 229 (9.56%) Investment Banking
25 218 (9.10%) STL
26 205 (8.56%) Low Latency
27 202 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
28 201 (8.39%) SQL Server
29 171 (7.14%) HTML

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing C++ also 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 that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (1.92%) Apache
2 32 (1.34%) WebSphere
3 29 (1.21%) Node.js
4 20 (0.83%) IIS
5 15 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.63%) JBoss
6 13 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 11 (0.46%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.33%) Confluence
11 6 (0.25%) CMS
11 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.21%) nginx
12 5 (0.21%) Drupal
12 5 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.21%) SAS
12 5 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 80 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.09%) MS Office
3 19 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.67%) MS Project
5 14 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.25%) Simulink
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) Maya
8 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.13%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.083%) GIMP
10 1 (0.042%) MotionBuilder
10 1 (0.042%) HumanIK
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.042%) MODO
10 1 (0.042%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.042%) Houdini
10 1 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
3 7 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
4 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.17%) RMDS
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.13%) Summit
7 2 (0.083%) Endur
7 2 (0.083%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.042%) AWD
8 1 (0.042%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.042%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.042%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.042%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.38%) Force.com
5 8 (0.33%) PaaS
6 7 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.21%) SaaS
7 5 (0.21%) GitHub
7 5 (0.21%) Route 53
8 3 (0.13%) Heroku
8 3 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.042%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.01%) TCP/IP
2 79 (3.30%) HTTP
3 42 (1.75%) DNS
4 35 (1.46%) Internet
5 29 (1.21%) SAN
6 27 (1.13%) 3G
7 25 (1.04%) LTE
7 25 (1.04%) Firewall
7 25 (1.04%) SSL
8 24 (1.00%) Ethernet
8 24 (1.00%) Multicast
9 22 (0.92%) LDAP
9 22 (0.92%) DVB
10 21 (0.88%) VoIP
11 17 (0.71%) ZigBee
12 16 (0.67%) DHCP
12 16 (0.67%) 2G
12 16 (0.67%) Wireless
12 16 (0.67%) NAS
13 14 (0.58%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.01%) MySQL
3 110 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 82 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 71 (2.96%) Big Data
6 67 (2.80%) Oracle Database
7 44 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 37 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 36 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.34%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.04%) KDB
13 22 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (0.88%) OLTP
15 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (0.75%) ObjectStore
16 18 (0.75%) DB2
17 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (0.50%) Apache Hive
19 11 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 135 (5.63%) Subversion
2 105 (4.38%) Visual Studio
3 68 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 49 (2.05%) Eclipse
5 44 (1.84%) JIRA
6 40 (1.67%) ClearCase
7 39 (1.63%) Selenium
8 36 (1.50%) Maven
9 32 (1.34%) Jenkins
10 31 (1.29%) JUnit
11 28 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
12 23 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (0.92%) CppUnit
14 21 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 21 (0.88%) Ant
15 19 (0.79%) GoogleTest
16 18 (0.75%) Xcode
16 18 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
17 17 (0.71%) TeamCity
18 15 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 422 (17.61%) Finance
2 394 (16.44%) Banking
3 320 (13.36%) Front Office
4 229 (9.56%) Investment Banking
5 76 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 71 (2.96%) Games
7 70 (2.92%) Electronics
8 31 (1.29%) Retail
9 28 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.00%) Marketing
11 21 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.75%) Back Office
12 18 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.75%) Automotive
13 13 (0.54%) Military
14 9 (0.38%) Billing
14 9 (0.38%) Legal
15 6 (0.25%) Advertising
15 6 (0.25%) Publishing
15 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1552 (64.77%) Developer
2 708 (29.55%) C++ Developer
3 338 (14.11%) Software Engineer
4 167 (6.97%) Java Developer
5 136 (5.68%) Python Developer
6 127 (5.30%) C# Developer
7 125 (5.22%) Analyst
8 113 (4.72%) Senior Developer
9 106 (4.42%) Quantitative Developer
10 98 (4.09%) Software Developer
11 63 (2.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 62 (2.59%) Programmer
13 60 (2.50%) Architect
14 54 (2.25%) C++/C# Developer
15 51 (2.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 47 (1.96%) C++ Software Engineer
17 45 (1.88%) Support Analyst
18 42 (1.75%) iOS Developer
19 41 (1.71%) Front Office Developer
19 41 (1.71%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (14.48%) .NET
2 273 (11.39%) XML
3 218 (9.10%) STL
4 171 (7.14%) HTML
5 170 (7.10%) Web Services
6 147 (6.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 94 (3.92%) CSS
8 85 (3.55%) Middleware
9 81 (3.38%) WPF
10 78 (3.26%) Qt
11 77 (3.21%) JSON
12 76 (3.17%) Spring
13 67 (2.80%) jQuery
14 59 (2.46%) ASP.NET
14 59 (2.46%) OpenGL
15 58 (2.42%) HTML5
16 57 (2.38%) WCF
17 55 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
18 54 (2.25%) XSLT
19 52 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 244 (10.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 233 (9.72%) Computer Science
3 202 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 158 (6.59%) Derivative
5 145 (6.05%) Fixed Income
6 136 (5.68%) Mathematics
7 109 (4.55%) Open Source
8 87 (3.63%) Algorithms
9 79 (3.30%) Equities
10 77 (3.21%) Physics
11 74 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
12 53 (2.21%) User Experience
13 51 (2.13%) Grid Computing
14 50 (2.09%) Device Driver
15 49 (2.05%) Client/Server
16 46 (1.92%) Credit Risk
17 39 (1.63%) Mobile App
18 38 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 34 (1.42%) Social Media
20 33 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 823 (34.35%) Linux
2 514 (21.45%) UNIX
3 464 (19.37%) Windows
4 88 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 78 (3.26%) Android
6 62 (2.59%) Solaris
7 46 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
8 33 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.83%) Windows CE
10 20 (0.83%) AIX
11 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.67%) Windows Phone
12 15 (0.63%) Debian
13 12 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 12 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (20.03%) Software Engineering
3 433 (18.07%) OO
4 401 (16.74%) Multithreading
5 273 (11.39%) TDD
6 205 (8.56%) Low Latency
7 132 (5.51%) Analytics
8 130 (5.43%) Scrum
9 121 (5.05%) UML
10 110 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 108 (4.51%) OOD
12 96 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (3.80%) Risk Management
14 89 (3.71%) OOP
15 86 (3.59%) Configuration Management
16 70 (2.92%) BDD
17 69 (2.88%) Electronic Trading
18 64 (2.67%) Mentoring
19 59 (2.46%) Validation
20 53 (2.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 888 (37.06%) Java
2 767 (32.01%) C#
3 653 (27.25%) SQL
4 605 (25.25%) Python
5 573 (23.91%) C
6 258 (10.77%) Perl
7 243 (10.14%) JavaScript
8 156 (6.51%) PHP
9 133 (5.55%) Ruby
10 122 (5.09%) Shell Script
11 96 (4.01%) Scala
12 82 (3.42%) Embedded C
13 79 (3.30%) Bash Shell
14 78 (3.26%) Embedded C++
15 50 (2.09%) VB
16 49 (2.05%) Objective-C
17 48 (2.00%) VC++
18 43 (1.79%) VBA
19 40 (1.67%) T-SQL
20 39 (1.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 340 (14.19%) Degree
2 159 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 94 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.09%) PhD
5 48 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.75%) ISEB
8 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.25%) MCSE
11 4 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.17%) CCNA
11 4 (0.17%) MCSA
11 4 (0.17%) HND
11 4 (0.17%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.13%) MCITP
12 3 (0.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.13%) QA
2 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.42%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.21%) Basel III
5 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.17%) TickIT
5 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.083%) SLA
6 2 (0.083%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.083%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.083%) JTAG
7 1 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.71%) Firmware
3 7 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
4 6 (0.25%) Xen
5 5 (0.21%) Varnish
5 5 (0.21%) GPFS
5 5 (0.21%) NFS
6 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.17%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.13%) HDFS
8 2 (0.083%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.042%) RACF
Systems Management
1 34 (1.42%) Puppet
2 27 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 15 (0.63%) Salt
5 9 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.21%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.21%) Nagios
7 4 (0.17%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.13%) Oozie
8 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.13%) Control-M
9 2 (0.083%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.083%) nmon
9 2 (0.083%) Opsview
9 2 (0.083%) YUM
10 1 (0.042%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.042%) Ambari
10 1 (0.042%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 345 (14.40%) Oracle
2 164 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 86 (3.59%) Sybase
4 34 (1.42%) Perforce
5 33 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 33 (1.38%) Google
6 31 (1.29%) TIBCO
7 25 (1.04%) VMware
8 23 (0.96%) IBM
9 22 (0.92%) Cisco
9 22 (0.92%) DataSynapse
10 21 (0.88%) Adobe
11 19 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (0.67%) ION Trading
13 15 (0.63%) SAP
13 15 (0.63%) Bloomberg
14 14 (0.58%) Informatica
14 14 (0.58%) Murex
15 13 (0.54%) HP
16 12 (0.50%) Reuters
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