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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 82 92 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Contract jobs citing C++ 1346 1144 1567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.36% 2.09% 3.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.27% 5.68% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 768 973
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 59 107
Average hourly rate £40.38 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £34.50 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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
21474 20136 19483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 36.85% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 12865 12058
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 411 554
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.01 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 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 +7 1250 £475 +5.55% 772
London +5 642 £575 +4.54% 282
South East +15 235 £350 - 163
City of London -16 148 £625 +8.69% 83
South West +40 140 £375 +11.11% 99
Hampshire +17 83 £330 -5.71% 30
East of England -1 62 £375 +3.44% 101
Yorkshire -8 54 £375 +17.18% 33
Gloucestershire +11 52 £375 +5.63% 23
Scotland -25 47 £356 +13.09% 21
Somerset +23 44 £375 +15.38% 13
West Yorkshire -13 44 £375 +17.18% 20
Berkshire +8 37 £335 +9.38% 30
Leeds -13 36 £375 +17.18% 10
Cambridgeshire -5 34 £388 - 75
North West -37 34 £370 -21.48% 34
West Midlands +24 32 £340 -2.85% 26
East Midlands +2 30 £325 -13.33% 28
Oxfordshire +9 29 £406 +24.04% 24
Surrey -19 23 £405 +8.00% 45
Cambridge -13 21 £375 -8.53% 68
Middlesex +14 20 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +4 20 £388 +20.15% 12
Hook +15 19 £328 -6.42%
Wiltshire +15 17 £338 - 4
Birmingham +8 17 £333 -5.00% 6
Hertfordshire +2 17 £334 -1.83% 16
Yeovil +6 16 £310 - 1
Cheshire -10 16 £375 -26.47% 5
West Sussex +4 15 £325 - 1

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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++.

1 917 (35.95%) Java
2 877 (34.38%) Linux
3 818 (32.07%) C#
4 696 (27.28%) C
5 678 (26.58%) SQL
6 617 (24.19%) Software Engineering
7 552 (21.64%) Python
8 535 (20.97%) UNIX
9 528 (20.70%) Windows
10 510 (19.99%) Finance
11 504 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
12 492 (19.29%) Multithreading
13 421 (16.50%) .NET
14 394 (15.44%) OO
15 392 (15.37%) Oracle
16 354 (13.88%) Banking
17 324 (12.70%) Perl
18 315 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
19 307 (12.03%) Front Office
20 298 (11.68%) JavaScript
21 285 (11.17%) Degree
22 281 (11.02%) HTML
23 277 (10.86%) Security Cleared
24 257 (10.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 236 (9.25%) STL
25 236 (9.25%) Investment Banking
26 233 (9.13%) SQL Server
27 224 (8.78%) XML
27 224 (8.78%) UML
28 206 (8.08%) Subversion

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 75 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 71 (2.78%) Apache
3 64 (2.51%) IIS
4 34 (1.33%) Node.js
5 33 (1.29%) MQSeries
6 26 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 23 (0.90%) SAS
8 20 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
9 19 (0.74%) JBoss
10 16 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
11 15 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.27%) Confluence
14 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.20%) nginx
15 5 (0.20%) GemFire
16 3 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 69 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.08%) MS Office
3 33 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.02%) Maya
5 21 (0.82%) Simulink
6 14 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.51%) Siemens NX
7 13 (0.51%) Doxygen
8 11 (0.43%) SPSS
9 10 (0.39%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (0.20%) CATIA
12 4 (0.16%) MS Project
13 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.12%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.12%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.12%) Maple
13 3 (0.12%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) Teamcenter
2 15 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.27%) Summit
4 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.078%) Maximo
6 2 (0.078%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.078%) RMDS
7 1 (0.039%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.039%) Eikon
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.039%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.039%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.039%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.039%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.47%) SaaS
3 8 (0.31%) IaaS
4 7 (0.27%) PaaS
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.16%) GitHub
7 2 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.039%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.039%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 62 (2.43%) 3G
3 48 (1.88%) HTTP
4 44 (1.72%) 2G
5 39 (1.53%) Firewall
6 38 (1.49%) 4G
7 37 (1.45%) Internet
8 35 (1.37%) SSL
9 32 (1.25%) LTE
10 29 (1.14%) LDAP
11 28 (1.10%) DNS
12 27 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
13 26 (1.02%) Wireless
14 24 (0.94%) SNMP
15 20 (0.78%) VPN
16 18 (0.71%) Bluetooth
16 18 (0.71%) Telnet
16 18 (0.71%) Wireshark
17 17 (0.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.84%) Relational Database
3 89 (3.49%) MySQL
4 82 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 57 (2.23%) RDBMS
6 43 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 37 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (1.45%) OLTP
8 34 (1.33%) Big Data
9 29 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 28 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.06%) KDB
12 24 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.67%) NoSQL
14 17 (0.67%) SQLite
15 16 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.63%) DB2
16 15 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 206 (8.08%) Subversion
2 162 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 139 (5.45%) Visual Studio
4 89 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 77 (3.02%) JIRA
6 53 (2.08%) Maven
7 52 (2.04%) Ant
7 52 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 49 (1.92%) NUnit
10 48 (1.88%) ClearCase
11 35 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 31 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
13 29 (1.14%) Gradle
14 26 (1.02%) GoogleTest
15 24 (0.94%) MSBuild
16 22 (0.86%) Mercurial
16 22 (0.86%) Selenium
17 20 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 20 (0.78%) CppUnit
General
1 510 (19.99%) Finance
2 354 (13.88%) Banking
3 307 (12.03%) Front Office
4 236 (9.25%) Investment Banking
5 93 (3.65%) Electronics
6 90 (3.53%) Games
7 79 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.61%) Retail
9 31 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.02%) Marketing
12 23 (0.90%) Military
12 23 (0.90%) Aerospace
13 20 (0.78%) Automotive
14 12 (0.47%) Legal
15 9 (0.35%) Advertising
16 8 (0.31%) Back Office
17 7 (0.27%) Law
17 7 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1507 (59.07%) Developer
2 752 (29.48%) C++ Developer
3 417 (16.35%) Software Engineer
4 184 (7.21%) C# Developer
5 156 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 124 (4.86%) Software Developer
7 121 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 115 (4.51%) Analyst
9 110 (4.31%) C++/C# Developer
10 93 (3.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 90 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 75 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
13 68 (2.67%) Architect
14 67 (2.63%) Programmer
15 66 (2.59%) Python Developer
16 62 (2.43%) Quantitative Developer
17 51 (2.00%) C Developer
18 48 (1.88%) iOS Developer
19 46 (1.80%) Mobile Developer
19 46 (1.80%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (16.50%) .NET
2 281 (11.02%) HTML
3 236 (9.25%) STL
4 224 (8.78%) XML
5 156 (6.12%) Web Services
5 156 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 125 (4.90%) CSS
7 111 (4.35%) ASP.NET
8 100 (3.92%) Middleware
9 97 (3.80%) Qt
10 85 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
11 73 (2.86%) HTML5
12 56 (2.20%) WCF
13 53 (2.08%) Spring
14 52 (2.04%) WPF
15 49 (1.92%) .NET Framework
15 49 (1.92%) SOAP
16 47 (1.84%) RESTful
17 46 (1.80%) OpenGL
18 45 (1.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 315 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 257 (10.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 194 (7.60%) Computer Science
4 173 (6.78%) Derivative
5 147 (5.76%) Fixed Income
6 126 (4.94%) Algorithms
7 93 (3.65%) Mathematics
8 92 (3.61%) Mobile App
9 77 (3.02%) Equities
10 67 (2.63%) Management Information System
11 60 (2.35%) Credit Risk
12 58 (2.27%) Data Structures
13 57 (2.23%) User Experience
14 52 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
15 51 (2.00%) Physics
16 49 (1.92%) Device Driver
17 35 (1.37%) Client/Server
18 32 (1.25%) Grid Computing
18 32 (1.25%) Market Risk
19 26 (1.02%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 877 (34.38%) Linux
2 535 (20.97%) UNIX
3 528 (20.70%) Windows
4 115 (4.51%) Android
5 98 (3.84%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
6 66 (2.59%) Solaris
7 46 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (0.90%) Windows CE
9 22 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.82%) AIX
11 16 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.51%) VxWorks
13 13 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (24.19%) Software Engineering
2 504 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (19.29%) Multithreading
4 394 (15.44%) OO
5 224 (8.78%) UML
6 200 (7.84%) TDD
7 198 (7.76%) SDLC
8 195 (7.64%) Low Latency
9 175 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
10 174 (6.82%) Scrum
11 130 (5.10%) OOD
12 124 (4.86%) Unit Testing
13 109 (4.27%) Configuration Management
14 99 (3.88%) Risk Management
15 98 (3.84%) Analytics
16 95 (3.72%) OOP
17 76 (2.98%) MVC
17 76 (2.98%) Requirements Analysis
18 75 (2.94%) Android Development
19 71 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 917 (35.95%) Java
2 818 (32.07%) C#
3 696 (27.28%) C
4 678 (26.58%) SQL
5 552 (21.64%) Python
6 324 (12.70%) Perl
7 298 (11.68%) JavaScript
8 131 (5.14%) Shell Script
9 108 (4.23%) Embedded C++
9 108 (4.23%) Ruby
10 99 (3.88%) Bash Shell
11 97 (3.80%) Embedded C
12 73 (2.86%) MATLAB
13 72 (2.82%) Objective-C
14 64 (2.51%) Scala
15 63 (2.47%) VB
16 61 (2.39%) VBA
17 59 (2.31%) PHP
17 59 (2.31%) R
18 49 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 285 (11.17%) Degree
2 277 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 174 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 66 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.80%) PhD
6 21 (0.82%) ISEB
7 9 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.078%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.078%) PMP
11 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.078%) HND
11 2 (0.078%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.039%) CISSP
12 1 (0.039%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.039%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.039%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.25%) QA
2 10 (0.39%) ISO 9001
2 10 (0.39%) SLA
3 7 (0.27%) DO-178B
4 6 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.20%) TickIT
5 5 (0.20%) COREP
5 5 (0.20%) FINREP
6 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.16%) BS25999
7 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) GMP
8 2 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.078%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.078%) MiFID
8 2 (0.078%) HL7
8 2 (0.078%) JTAG
8 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.039%) DO-254
9 1 (0.039%) Basel III
System Software
1 34 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.18%) Firmware
3 14 (0.55%) Docker
4 12 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.35%) Sendmail
6 8 (0.31%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.20%) GPFS
8 4 (0.16%) HDFS
8 4 (0.16%) Snort
9 3 (0.12%) KVM
9 3 (0.12%) vCloud
9 3 (0.12%) QEMU
10 2 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.078%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.078%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.039%) Samba
Systems Management
1 34 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 30 (1.18%) Puppet
3 27 (1.06%) BladeLogic
4 22 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (0.78%) Ansible
7 9 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
7 9 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (0.27%) SCCM
9 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.12%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.12%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.12%) logstash
11 2 (0.078%) Kibana
11 2 (0.078%) SELinux
11 2 (0.078%) yum
11 2 (0.078%) Control-M
11 2 (0.078%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.039%) Nagios
Vendors
1 392 (15.37%) Oracle
2 152 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 88 (3.45%) Sybase
4 62 (2.43%) TIBCO
4 62 (2.43%) VMware
5 49 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 44 (1.72%) Perforce
7 39 (1.53%) IBM
8 21 (0.82%) Google
9 20 (0.78%) Solace
10 17 (0.67%) Luciad
11 16 (0.63%) Splunk
12 15 (0.59%) ION Trading
13 14 (0.55%) Huawei
13 14 (0.55%) SAP
13 14 (0.55%) HP
14 13 (0.51%) Cisco
14 13 (0.51%) Serena
14 13 (0.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 12 (0.47%) Talarian
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £320 - 400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £44 to £46 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - 270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £184 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago