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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 81 93 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Contract jobs citing C++ 1430 1154 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.44% 2.08% 3.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.40% 5.57% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 751 1002
Average daily rate
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£480 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 62 125
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £32.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +12 1322 £486 +2.36% 725
London -1 637 £575 +4.54% 259
South East +17 210 £350 - 143
South West +37 151 £375 +2.04% 105
City of London -10 150 £625 +8.69% 62
North West +13 100 £492 +4.57% 26
Hampshire +15 72 £350 - 30
Yorkshire +18 68 £400 +25.00% 23
East of England +21 64 £360 -4.00% 96
Gloucestershire +14 59 £375 +4.16% 33
Scotland -19 58 £300 -4.76% 25
West Yorkshire +10 48 £400 +25.00% 15
North East +4 44 £492 +78.72% 9
Somerset +25 41 £375 +29.31% 8
Leeds +4 41 £400 +25.00% 8
Tyne and Wear +5 40 £492 +58.70% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 39 £493 +58.87% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 35 £388 +3.33% 74
Lancashire +19 33 £515 +8.99% 3
West Midlands +13 33 £340 -2.85% 39
Berkshire 0 33 £335 -16.25% 24
Surrey -9 32 £350 -13.58% 32
Blackpool - 31 £516 -
Cheshire 0 29 £450 -11.76% 7
Oxfordshire +1 26 £400 +22.13% 24
East Midlands -9 26 £325 -17.19% 23
South Yorkshire +5 24 £500 +100.00% 1
Sheffield - 24 £500 - 1
Manchester -7 23 £391 +22.26% 15
Wiltshire +18 21 £338 - 13

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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++.

1 926 (35.14%) Java
2 861 (32.68%) Linux
3 826 (31.35%) C#
4 738 (28.01%) SQL
5 690 (26.19%) C
6 606 (23.00%) Python
6 606 (23.00%) Software Engineering
7 556 (21.10%) UNIX
8 547 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
9 538 (20.42%) Windows
10 520 (19.73%) Finance
11 465 (17.65%) Multithreading
12 441 (16.74%) Oracle
13 428 (16.24%) .NET
14 402 (15.26%) OO
15 371 (14.08%) Banking
16 326 (12.37%) Perl
17 322 (12.22%) JavaScript
18 321 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
19 305 (11.57%) HTML
20 300 (11.39%) Front Office
21 296 (11.23%) Security Cleared
22 292 (11.08%) Degree
23 278 (10.55%) SQL Server
24 255 (9.68%) Investment Banking
25 247 (9.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 237 (8.99%) STL
27 220 (8.35%) XML
28 213 (8.08%) UML
29 209 (7.93%) TDD

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 76 (2.88%) Apache
2 75 (2.85%) Tomcat
3 55 (2.09%) IIS
4 39 (1.48%) MQSeries
5 36 (1.37%) Node.js
6 24 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 24 (0.91%) SAS
7 21 (0.80%) JBoss
8 20 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 20 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
9 18 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.34%) Confluence
13 8 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.27%) nginx
14 7 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.19%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 83 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 58 (2.20%) MS Office
3 32 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.02%) Maya
5 22 (0.83%) Simulink
6 15 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.53%) SPSS
8 13 (0.49%) Doxygen
8 13 (0.49%) Siemens NX
9 10 (0.38%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.30%) MS Project
10 8 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (0.19%) CATIA
12 4 (0.15%) Mathematica
12 4 (0.15%) Maple
12 4 (0.15%) LaTeX
13 3 (0.11%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.038%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.80%) Teamcenter
2 7 (0.27%) Summit
2 7 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.076%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.076%) RMDS
6 2 (0.076%) Maximo
7 1 (0.038%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.038%) Agresso
7 1 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.038%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.038%) HFM
7 1 (0.038%) Eikon
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.49%) SaaS
3 9 (0.34%) IaaS
4 7 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.27%) PaaS
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.11%) GitHub
6 2 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.038%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.038%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.038%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.038%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.038%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.038%) Force.com
7 1 (0.038%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 71 (2.69%) HTTP
3 58 (2.20%) Internet
4 48 (1.82%) 3G
5 41 (1.56%) SSL
6 39 (1.48%) 2G
7 33 (1.25%) Firewall
8 31 (1.18%) 4G
9 28 (1.06%) LDAP
10 26 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
10 26 (0.99%) LTE
11 25 (0.95%) DNS
12 24 (0.91%) VPN
12 24 (0.91%) SNMP
13 22 (0.83%) Wireless
14 21 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (0.76%) ZigBee
16 19 (0.72%) SMTP
16 19 (0.72%) Bluetooth
17 17 (0.65%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.83%) MySQL
3 96 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 76 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 56 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 50 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 45 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 37 (1.40%) Big Data
10 36 (1.37%) OLTP
10 36 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 26 (0.99%) KDB
14 23 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.83%) SQLite
15 22 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.72%) DB2
17 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 192 (7.29%) Subversion
2 168 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 141 (5.35%) Visual Studio
4 93 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 75 (2.85%) JIRA
6 65 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 62 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (1.90%) Maven
9 44 (1.67%) Ant
10 43 (1.63%) NUnit
11 41 (1.56%) ClearCase
12 35 (1.33%) ERwin
12 35 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
13 28 (1.06%) Selenium
14 27 (1.02%) TeamCity
15 23 (0.87%) Gradle
15 23 (0.87%) GoogleTest
16 21 (0.80%) JUnit
17 20 (0.76%) Hudson
18 17 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 520 (19.73%) Finance
2 371 (14.08%) Banking
3 300 (11.39%) Front Office
4 255 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 91 (3.45%) Electronics
6 90 (3.42%) Games
7 80 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.48%) Retail
8 39 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.06%) Military
11 26 (0.99%) Marketing
12 25 (0.95%) Aerospace
13 19 (0.72%) Automotive
14 14 (0.53%) Legal
15 9 (0.34%) Back Office
16 8 (0.30%) Law
17 7 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1554 (58.98%) Developer
2 738 (28.01%) C++ Developer
3 424 (16.09%) Software Engineer
4 168 (6.38%) C# Developer
5 145 (5.50%) Java Developer
6 134 (5.09%) Software Developer
7 133 (5.05%) Senior Developer
8 116 (4.40%) Analyst
9 102 (3.87%) C++/C# Developer
10 86 (3.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 84 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 84 (3.19%) Quantitative Developer
12 82 (3.11%) C++ Software Engineer
13 70 (2.66%) Python Developer
14 68 (2.58%) Architect
15 61 (2.31%) Programmer
16 55 (2.09%) C Developer
17 51 (1.94%) Senior C++ Developer
18 44 (1.67%) Mobile Developer
19 42 (1.59%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (16.24%) .NET
2 305 (11.57%) HTML
3 237 (8.99%) STL
4 220 (8.35%) XML
5 162 (6.15%) Web Services
5 162 (6.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 141 (5.35%) CSS
7 101 (3.83%) ASP.NET
8 100 (3.80%) Middleware
8 100 (3.80%) Qt
9 83 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
10 71 (2.69%) HTML5
11 57 (2.16%) Spring
12 55 (2.09%) WCF
13 52 (1.97%) WPF
14 51 (1.94%) SOAP
15 49 (1.86%) RESTful
16 48 (1.82%) .NET Framework
17 46 (1.75%) OpenGL
17 46 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 321 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (9.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 195 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 177 (6.72%) Derivative
5 142 (5.39%) Algorithms
6 123 (4.67%) Fixed Income
7 116 (4.40%) Mathematics
8 92 (3.49%) Mobile App
9 67 (2.54%) Management Information System
10 65 (2.47%) Physics
11 64 (2.43%) Equities
12 63 (2.39%) Credit Risk
12 63 (2.39%) Data Structures
13 51 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
14 48 (1.82%) Device Driver
15 47 (1.78%) User Experience
16 33 (1.25%) Client/Server
16 33 (1.25%) Market Risk
17 30 (1.14%) Grid Computing
18 28 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 861 (32.68%) Linux
2 556 (21.10%) UNIX
3 538 (20.42%) Windows
4 122 (4.63%) Android
5 96 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 73 (2.77%) Solaris
7 63 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
8 41 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.95%) Windows CE
11 23 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.76%) AIX
13 18 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.53%) VxWorks
14 14 (0.53%) Windows Phone
15 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (23.00%) Software Engineering
2 547 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 402 (15.26%) OO
5 213 (8.08%) UML
6 209 (7.93%) TDD
7 201 (7.63%) SDLC
8 178 (6.76%) Scrum
9 176 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
10 175 (6.64%) Low Latency
11 130 (4.93%) Unit Testing
12 118 (4.48%) OOD
13 117 (4.44%) Risk Management
14 111 (4.21%) Configuration Management
15 108 (4.10%) Analytics
16 102 (3.87%) OOP
17 79 (3.00%) Open Source
18 77 (2.92%) ITIL
18 77 (2.92%) Validation
19 76 (2.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 926 (35.14%) Java
2 826 (31.35%) C#
3 738 (28.01%) SQL
4 690 (26.19%) C
5 606 (23.00%) Python
6 326 (12.37%) Perl
7 322 (12.22%) JavaScript
8 144 (5.46%) Ruby
9 129 (4.90%) Shell Script
10 95 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 92 (3.49%) Embedded C++
12 82 (3.11%) Embedded C
13 78 (2.96%) MATLAB
13 78 (2.96%) VBA
14 72 (2.73%) VB
15 68 (2.58%) PHP
16 67 (2.54%) Objective-C
16 67 (2.54%) Scala
17 64 (2.43%) PL/SQL
18 63 (2.39%) R
Qualifications
1 296 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 292 (11.08%) Degree
3 178 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 72 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 50 (1.90%) PhD
6 28 (1.06%) ISEB
7 18 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.076%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.076%) PMP
12 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.076%) HND
12 2 (0.076%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.038%) CISSP
13 1 (0.038%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.68%) QA
2 10 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.34%) SLA
4 8 (0.30%) P3O
5 7 (0.27%) DO-178B
6 6 (0.23%) TickIT
6 6 (0.23%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.19%) COREP
7 5 (0.19%) FINREP
7 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.15%) BS25999
9 3 (0.11%) GMP
10 2 (0.076%) HL7
10 2 (0.076%) JTAG
10 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.076%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 1 (0.038%) DO-254
System Software
1 31 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.10%) Firmware
3 16 (0.61%) Docker
4 13 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.23%) Sendmail
7 5 (0.19%) vCloud
8 4 (0.15%) HDFS
8 4 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.15%) Snort
9 2 (0.076%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.076%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.076%) GPFS
9 2 (0.076%) QEMU
9 2 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.076%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (1.25%) Puppet
2 25 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
3 24 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.80%) Ansible
6 20 (0.76%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.27%) SCCM
8 6 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
8 6 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
8 6 (0.23%) logstash
9 5 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.15%) Kibana
11 3 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.076%) Nagios
12 2 (0.076%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.076%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.038%) SELinux
13 1 (0.038%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 441 (16.74%) Oracle
2 204 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 87 (3.30%) Sybase
4 57 (2.16%) VMware
5 50 (1.90%) TIBCO
6 44 (1.67%) Informatica
7 43 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 42 (1.59%) Perforce
9 40 (1.52%) IBM
10 22 (0.83%) Google
11 18 (0.68%) Solace
12 17 (0.65%) Luciad
13 16 (0.61%) HP
14 15 (0.57%) SAP
15 14 (0.53%) Splunk
16 13 (0.49%) Cisco
16 13 (0.49%) Sun
16 13 (0.49%) Huawei
16 13 (0.49%) Serena
17 12 (0.46%) DataSynapse
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £725.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per week
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £750 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago