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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 100 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing C++ 1271 1224 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 2.16% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 5.77% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 686 715
Average daily rate £475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £382 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 105 108
Average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £26.91 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.88%

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
21321 21196 20350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.15% 37.36% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14643 13791 13258
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 447 483
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 1199 £475 -5.00% 736
London -19 572 £550 -4.34% 250
South East -28 210 £350 -0.70% 190
South West +37 149 £440 +8.30% 72
City of London +18 91 £550 - 58
North West +44 84 £450 +23.28% 46
Yorkshire +40 57 £413 +39.83% 22
East of England +17 55 £350 +16.66% 108
Hampshire -26 45 £366 +4.64% 28
Surrey -2 43 £425 +3.65% 50
Gloucestershire +11 41 £500 +14.28% 25
West Yorkshire +21 40 £413 +37.50% 15
Berkshire -9 40 £350 - 34
Scotland -27 39 £363 +15.53% 12
Leeds +29 36 £413 +37.50% 5
Oxfordshire +21 36 £450 +50.00% 32
Cheshire +16 35 £400 +6.73% 7
Somerset +32 33 £319 - 11
Cambridgeshire +19 31 £353 +23.68% 83
Reading +4 28 £375 -3.84% 24
Yeovil +6 26 - -
West Midlands -13 24 £440 +49.15% 26
Bristol +20 22 £325 - 15
East Midlands +4 22 £370 +21.31% 15
Lancashire - 22 £450 - 3
Wales +14 21 £388 +5.44% 15
Wiltshire +3 21 £363 +10.68% 8
Manchester +2 20 £430 +17.80% 32
Oxford +14 19 £325 +8.33% 12
North East -21 19 £298 -20.66% 7

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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++.

1 875 (35.48%) Linux
2 863 (35.00%) Java
3 756 (30.66%) C
4 745 (30.21%) Python
5 704 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
6 696 (28.22%) C#
7 661 (26.80%) Software Engineering
8 561 (22.75%) SQL
9 452 (18.33%) Windows
10 450 (18.25%) OO
11 446 (18.09%) Finance
12 444 (18.00%) Unix
13 379 (15.37%) Multithreading
14 373 (15.13%) .NET
15 365 (14.80%) Security Cleared
16 357 (14.48%) JavaScript
17 346 (14.03%) Oracle
18 336 (13.63%) Perl
19 319 (12.94%) Degree
20 291 (11.80%) Front Office
21 268 (10.87%) TDD
22 258 (10.46%) HTML
23 246 (9.98%) SC Cleared
24 244 (9.89%) Banking
25 233 (9.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 230 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
27 221 (8.96%) XML
28 214 (8.68%) UML
29 202 (8.19%) SQL Server
29 202 (8.19%) Low Latency

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 83 (3.37%) Node.js
2 79 (3.20%) Apache
3 62 (2.51%) SAS
4 51 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 42 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.54%) IIS
7 36 (1.46%) JBoss
8 28 (1.14%) MQSeries
8 28 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 24 (0.97%) Confluence
10 23 (0.93%) CMS
11 21 (0.85%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.81%) CICS
13 17 (0.69%) SharePoint
14 16 (0.65%) Tuxedo
15 15 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.53%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.45%) nginx
17 11 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
17 11 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 88 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.22%) MS Office
3 13 (0.53%) MS Project
3 13 (0.53%) Simulink
4 10 (0.41%) SPSS
5 9 (0.36%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.12%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.12%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.081%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.081%) GIMP
9 2 (0.081%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.081%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Endur
2 9 (0.36%) OpenText MBPM
3 8 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.16%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.16%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.12%) Magento
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.12%) Primavera
7 2 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.081%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.081%) RMDS
7 2 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.041%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 99 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.05%) GitHub
4 25 (1.01%) PaaS
5 15 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (0.61%) Office 365
5 15 (0.61%) SaaS
6 13 (0.53%) CloudFront
7 8 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.16%) IaaS
10 4 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.16%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.081%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.081%) Force.com
12 2 (0.081%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.081%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 163 (6.61%) HTTP
2 142 (5.76%) TCP/IP
3 68 (2.76%) SSL
4 63 (2.55%) Internet
5 53 (2.15%) Bluetooth
6 45 (1.82%) DVB
7 39 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (1.34%) ZigBee
9 30 (1.22%) DNS
10 25 (1.01%) Wireless
10 25 (1.01%) X.509
11 24 (0.97%) 802.15
12 22 (0.89%) VPN
13 21 (0.85%) LDAP
14 20 (0.81%) DHCP
15 18 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (0.73%) SNMP
16 17 (0.69%) Ethernet
16 17 (0.69%) Firewall
17 15 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 97 (3.93%) MySQL
4 79 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 62 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 60 (2.43%) Big Data
8 59 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 57 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 57 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 55 (2.23%) DB2
11 38 (1.54%) OLTP
12 37 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (1.30%) Redis
16 29 (1.18%) KDB
17 26 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (1.05%) HBase
18 25 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 145 (5.88%) Subversion
2 144 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 127 (5.15%) Visual Studio
4 121 (4.91%) Jenkins
5 84 (3.41%) JIRA
6 74 (3.00%) Rational DOORS
7 67 (2.72%) Ant
8 55 (2.23%) NUnit
9 54 (2.19%) ClearCase
10 50 (2.03%) GoogleTest
11 48 (1.95%) Eclipse
12 43 (1.74%) CppUnit
13 42 (1.70%) Maven
13 42 (1.70%) Rational Rhapsody
14 37 (1.50%) JUnit
15 33 (1.34%) ERwin
16 29 (1.18%) TeamCity
17 28 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (1.05%) Cucumber
19 21 (0.85%) GDB
General
1 446 (18.09%) Finance
2 291 (11.80%) Front Office
3 244 (9.89%) Banking
4 101 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 86 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 58 (2.35%) Games
6 58 (2.35%) Marketing
7 44 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 43 (1.74%) Electronics
9 42 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.46%) Legal
11 22 (0.89%) Law
12 19 (0.77%) Military
12 19 (0.77%) Retail
13 18 (0.73%) Automotive
13 18 (0.73%) Back Office
14 14 (0.57%) Avionics
15 7 (0.28%) Publishing
16 6 (0.24%) French Language
16 6 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1317 (53.41%) Developer
2 627 (25.43%) C++ Developer
3 401 (16.26%) Software Engineer
4 161 (6.53%) C++ Software Engineer
4 161 (6.53%) Java Developer
5 151 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 148 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 135 (5.47%) Architect
8 130 (5.27%) Analyst
9 103 (4.18%) Python Developer
10 96 (3.89%) Embedded Engineer
10 96 (3.89%) Linux Developer
11 90 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
12 80 (3.24%) Senior Developer
13 79 (3.20%) C Developer
14 75 (3.04%) Quantitative Developer
15 74 (3.00%) Oracle Developer
15 74 (3.00%) SQL Developer
16 70 (2.84%) Unix Developer
17 68 (2.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (15.13%) .NET
2 258 (10.46%) HTML
3 221 (8.96%) XML
4 166 (6.73%) CSS
5 160 (6.49%) STL
6 115 (4.66%) REST
7 114 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 110 (4.46%) JSON
9 107 (4.34%) HTML5
9 107 (4.34%) Web Services
10 102 (4.14%) Middleware
10 102 (4.14%) Qt
11 78 (3.16%) J2EE
12 75 (3.04%) OpenGL
12 75 (3.04%) WPF
13 73 (2.96%) AngularJS
14 71 (2.88%) .NET Framework
15 70 (2.84%) ASP.NET
16 65 (2.64%) SOAP
17 62 (2.51%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 233 (9.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 230 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 138 (5.60%) Derivative
5 137 (5.56%) Algorithms
6 125 (5.07%) Mathematics
7 89 (3.61%) Fixed Income
8 88 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
9 77 (3.12%) Management Information System
10 55 (2.23%) STB
11 51 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 49 (1.99%) Statistics
12 49 (1.99%) User Experience
13 46 (1.87%) Visualisation
14 44 (1.78%) Device Driver
15 41 (1.66%) DTV
15 41 (1.66%) Equities
15 41 (1.66%) Physics
16 36 (1.46%) Market Risk
17 33 (1.34%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 875 (35.48%) Linux
2 452 (18.33%) Windows
3 444 (18.00%) Unix
4 70 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 63 (2.55%) Android
6 61 (2.47%) Solaris
7 52 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 43 (1.74%) AIX
9 35 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
10 33 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (0.93%) VxWorks
13 19 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.77%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.65%) HPUX
14 16 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.61%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.57%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
2 661 (26.80%) Software Engineering
3 450 (18.25%) OO
4 379 (15.37%) Multithreading
5 268 (10.87%) TDD
6 214 (8.68%) UML
7 202 (8.19%) Low Latency
8 198 (8.03%) Scrum
9 185 (7.50%) Unit Testing
10 179 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
11 177 (7.18%) SDLC
12 158 (6.41%) Configuration Management
13 139 (5.64%) Electronic Trading
13 139 (5.64%) Open Source
14 124 (5.03%) Risk Management
15 114 (4.62%) OOP
16 111 (4.50%) DevOps
17 108 (4.38%) Analytics
18 101 (4.10%) OOD
18 101 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 863 (35.00%) Java
2 756 (30.66%) C
3 745 (30.21%) Python
4 696 (28.22%) C#
5 561 (22.75%) SQL
6 357 (14.48%) JavaScript
7 336 (13.63%) Perl
8 156 (6.33%) Ruby
9 127 (5.15%) Bash Shell
10 111 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 105 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 90 (3.65%) VB
13 86 (3.49%) Embedded C
13 86 (3.49%) R
14 84 (3.41%) VC++
15 81 (3.28%) Embedded C++
16 76 (3.08%) VBA
17 67 (2.72%) MATLAB
18 64 (2.60%) PHP
19 62 (2.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 365 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 319 (12.94%) Degree
3 246 (9.98%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.20%) PhD
5 77 (3.12%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.49%) ISEB
9 11 (0.45%) BC Cleared
9 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.41%) MCSD
10 10 (0.41%) MCSE
11 8 (0.32%) CEH
12 7 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.24%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.24%) GIAC
13 6 (0.24%) MCSA
13 6 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.06%) QA
2 23 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.57%) SLA
4 12 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.36%) MISRA
7 7 (0.28%) MiFID
8 6 (0.24%) JTAG
9 4 (0.16%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.16%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.12%) ISO15022
10 3 (0.12%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.081%) TickIT
12 1 (0.041%) COBIT
12 1 (0.041%) GAMP
12 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 72 (2.92%) Docker
2 30 (1.22%) Firmware
3 27 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.45%) Ceph
6 10 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.41%) GlusterFS
6 10 (0.41%) iptables
7 7 (0.28%) KVM
8 6 (0.24%) LXC
8 6 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.20%) Dovecot
9 5 (0.20%) NFS
9 5 (0.20%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.20%) Squid
10 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.16%) Cygwin
10 4 (0.16%) GPFS
11 3 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (3.33%) Puppet
2 63 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (2.47%) Ansible
4 31 (1.26%) Kibana
4 31 (1.26%) logstash
5 28 (1.14%) Grafana
5 28 (1.14%) Uchiwa
6 27 (1.09%) Salt
7 16 (0.65%) Nagios
8 15 (0.61%) HAProxy
9 13 (0.53%) Control-M
10 10 (0.41%) Graphite
10 10 (0.41%) Kubernetes
11 9 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.28%) Cacti
12 7 (0.28%) OpenNebula
12 7 (0.28%) WebInspect
13 6 (0.24%) HP Fortify
14 5 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 346 (14.03%) Oracle
2 184 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 97 (3.93%) IBM
4 57 (2.31%) Sybase
5 56 (2.27%) VMware
6 51 (2.07%) Informatica
7 45 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 39 (1.58%) Splunk
9 34 (1.38%) CA
10 32 (1.30%) Tableau
11 27 (1.09%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.01%) Google
12 25 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 21 (0.85%) HP
14 14 (0.57%) OpenLink
15 12 (0.49%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.49%) OpenTV
15 12 (0.49%) Perforce
16 11 (0.45%) Luciad
16 11 (0.45%) Micro Focus
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