The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 91 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 1180 1485 1740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 3.06% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 8.30% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 867 788
Average daily rate £465 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 139 241
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £31.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.45 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.60%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21195 17889 21032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.87% 36.81% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13677 11010 12415
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 637 740
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -23 1119 £475 - 899
London -22 683 £575 +9.52% 297
City of London +4 229 £625 +19.04% 129
South East -12 213 £350 +8.52% 206
East of England -19 64 £320 +3.22% 139
Hampshire -30 52 £355 +20.33% 35
South West -49 49 £345 +23.21% 125
Surrey +4 47 £350 -3.44% 50
Scotland -48 40 £375 +11.11% 24
Berkshire -26 30 £325 -7.14% 56
Glasgow -15 27 £375 +5.26% 4
North West -41 27 £350 - 40
Essex -8 24 £338 +67.70% 9
Cambridgeshire -15 23 £270 -22.85% 106
East Midlands -6 21 £388 +10.71% 29
West Yorkshire -23 21 £323 +17.27% 15
Yorkshire -29 21 £323 +17.27% 27
Leeds -20 20 £325 +18.18% 9
North East - 19 £279 - 8
Middlesex +3 18 £330 +4.34% 7
West Midlands -7 18 £275 -8.71% 31
Tyne and Wear - 18 £279 - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £278 - 7
Cambridge -8 16 £270 -22.85% 96
West Sussex +13 15 £295 +7.27% 12
Oxfordshire +7 13 £320 -8.57% 34
Southampton -4 13 £400 +21.21% 16
Gloucestershire 0 12 £275 - 22
East Sussex -4 12 £250 - 2
Bristol -9 12 £345 +35.29% 55

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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++.

1 910 (38.04%) Java
2 854 (35.70%) C#
3 664 (27.76%) Linux
4 627 (26.21%) C
5 526 (21.99%) Python
6 523 (21.86%) SQL
7 507 (21.20%) Software Engineering
8 471 (19.69%) OO
9 468 (19.57%) Windows
10 410 (17.14%) UNIX
11 384 (16.05%) .NET
12 377 (15.76%) Multithreading
13 374 (15.64%) Finance
14 365 (15.26%) Front Office
15 360 (15.05%) Banking
16 331 (13.84%) Degree
17 314 (13.13%) Perl
18 299 (12.50%) Oracle
19 274 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
20 264 (11.04%) XML
21 239 (9.99%) Investment Banking
22 238 (9.95%) SQL Server
23 218 (9.11%) Derivative
24 217 (9.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 211 (8.82%) TDD
26 204 (8.53%) Computer Science
27 195 (8.15%) HTML
28 193 (8.07%) Fixed Income
29 188 (7.86%) Analytics
30 179 (7.48%) JavaScript

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 40 (1.67%) Node.js
2 36 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
3 26 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.09%) IIS
4 23 (0.96%) Apache
4 23 (0.96%) SAS
5 22 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
6 20 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.50%) CICS
8 12 (0.50%) MQSeries
9 10 (0.42%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.25%) MTS
12 6 (0.25%) CMS
12 6 (0.25%) GemFire
13 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 82 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.75%) MS Office
4 12 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.50%) Mathematica
5 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.25%) Simulink
7 5 (0.21%) MS Project
8 3 (0.13%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.13%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.084%) Maya
9 2 (0.084%) Windchill
9 2 (0.084%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.084%) CATIA
10 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.042%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.042%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.042%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.33%) Tridion
1 8 (0.33%) ION MarketView
1 8 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (0.29%) Summit
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.13%) RMDS
5 2 (0.084%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.084%) Magento
5 2 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.042%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.042%) AWD
6 1 (0.042%) Monis
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.042%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.042%) SunGard Panorama
6 1 (0.042%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.042%) Maximo
6 1 (0.042%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (0.84%) GitHub
3 11 (0.46%) SaaS
3 11 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.21%) Force.com
6 2 (0.084%) IaaS
6 2 (0.084%) PaaS
6 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.042%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 72 (3.01%) Internet
3 61 (2.55%) HTTP
4 43 (1.80%) DNS
5 35 (1.46%) SSL
6 21 (0.88%) SNMP
7 19 (0.79%) Firewall
8 15 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 13 (0.54%) Network Security
9 13 (0.54%) VPN
10 12 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (0.50%) LTE
11 11 (0.46%) 4G
11 11 (0.46%) Wireless
11 11 (0.46%) Intranet
12 10 (0.42%) VoIP
12 10 (0.42%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.33%) 3G
14 7 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.14%) MySQL
3 85 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 79 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 47 (1.96%) Big Data
6 43 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 39 (1.63%) KDB
7 39 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 32 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 21 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 20 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 18 (0.75%) OLTP
15 17 (0.71%) HBase
15 17 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.63%) DB2
17 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (5.94%) Subversion
2 109 (4.56%) Visual Studio
3 94 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 47 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 38 (1.59%) JUnit
6 35 (1.46%) JIRA
7 33 (1.38%) Selenium
8 31 (1.30%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (1.13%) Xcode
10 26 (1.09%) Ant
10 26 (1.09%) NUnit
10 26 (1.09%) Mercurial
11 23 (0.96%) ProC
12 19 (0.79%) Maven
13 18 (0.75%) Mockito
14 16 (0.67%) ClearCase
14 16 (0.67%) SpecFlow
14 16 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
15 15 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 374 (15.64%) Finance
2 365 (15.26%) Front Office
3 360 (15.05%) Banking
4 239 (9.99%) Investment Banking
5 118 (4.93%) Games
6 83 (3.47%) Electronics
7 51 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 50 (2.09%) Retail
9 26 (1.09%) Automotive
10 24 (1.00%) Back Office
11 23 (0.96%) Marketing
12 21 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 19 (0.79%) Military
14 18 (0.75%) Aerospace
14 18 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.67%) Legal
15 16 (0.67%) German Language
16 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.46%) Publishing
18 10 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1419 (59.32%) Developer
2 536 (22.41%) C++ Developer
3 341 (14.26%) Software Engineer
4 155 (6.48%) C# Developer
5 137 (5.73%) Analyst
6 131 (5.48%) Java Developer
7 114 (4.77%) Python Developer
8 102 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 99 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 97 (4.06%) Architect
11 82 (3.43%) Quantitative Developer
12 59 (2.47%) Programmer
13 58 (2.42%) C++ Software Engineer
14 57 (2.38%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 56 (2.34%) Senior C++ Developer
16 52 (2.17%) Android Developer
17 49 (2.05%) .NET Developer
17 49 (2.05%) iOS Developer
18 43 (1.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 40 (1.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (16.05%) .NET
2 264 (11.04%) XML
3 195 (8.15%) HTML
4 169 (7.07%) STL
5 154 (6.44%) Web Services
6 112 (4.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 92 (3.85%) JSON
8 91 (3.80%) CSS
9 89 (3.72%) Middleware
10 87 (3.64%) WPF
11 81 (3.39%) OpenGL
12 79 (3.30%) HTML5
13 71 (2.97%) Qt
14 61 (2.55%) WCF
15 58 (2.42%) ASP.NET
15 58 (2.42%) Spring
16 52 (2.17%) jQuery
17 48 (2.01%) J2EE
18 47 (1.96%) REST
19 46 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 218 (9.11%) Derivative
2 217 (9.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 204 (8.53%) Computer Science
4 193 (8.07%) Fixed Income
5 102 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
6 87 (3.64%) Mathematics
7 80 (3.34%) Open Source
8 77 (3.22%) Credit Risk
9 76 (3.18%) Mobile App
10 62 (2.59%) Client/Server
11 60 (2.51%) Equities
12 55 (2.30%) Grid Computing
13 50 (2.09%) Market Risk
14 40 (1.67%) Physics
15 34 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
16 31 (1.30%) Statistics
17 30 (1.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 26 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
19 23 (0.96%) iPhone
19 23 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 664 (27.76%) Linux
2 468 (19.57%) Windows
3 410 (17.14%) UNIX
4 135 (5.64%) Android
5 78 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.01%) Solaris
6 48 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
7 37 (1.55%) Windows XP
8 24 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.96%) Windows CE
10 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.71%) AIX
12 14 (0.59%) HPUX
12 14 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.33%) zOS
16 7 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.25%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (21.20%) Software Engineering
2 471 (19.69%) OO
3 377 (15.76%) Multithreading
4 274 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (8.82%) TDD
6 188 (7.86%) Analytics
7 161 (6.73%) UML
8 155 (6.48%) Scrum
9 153 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (6.31%) OOP
11 148 (6.19%) OOD
12 112 (4.68%) Low Latency
13 110 (4.60%) Risk Management
14 105 (4.39%) Unit Testing
15 67 (2.80%) Configuration Management
16 66 (2.76%) Android Development
17 63 (2.63%) iOS Development
18 54 (2.26%) Validation
18 54 (2.26%) MVC
19 50 (2.09%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 910 (38.04%) Java
2 854 (35.70%) C#
3 627 (26.21%) C
4 526 (21.99%) Python
5 523 (21.86%) SQL
6 314 (13.13%) Perl
7 179 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 156 (6.52%) Ruby
9 134 (5.60%) PHP
10 127 (5.31%) Shell Script
11 105 (4.39%) Scala
12 84 (3.51%) Objective-C
13 78 (3.26%) MATLAB
14 77 (3.22%) Embedded C++
15 70 (2.93%) VBA
16 69 (2.88%) VB
17 66 (2.76%) Bash Shell
18 61 (2.55%) Embedded C
19 59 (2.47%) VB.NET
20 53 (2.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 331 (13.84%) Degree
2 161 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 89 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.34%) PhD
5 33 (1.38%) ISEB
6 30 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.59%) MBA
9 11 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.25%) MCSE
11 6 (0.25%) MCTS
12 5 (0.21%) CEH
13 4 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.17%) CISSP
13 4 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.17%) CCNA
13 4 (0.17%) HND
14 3 (0.13%) APMP
14 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.43%) QA
2 18 (0.75%) SLA
3 15 (0.63%) Basel III
4 9 (0.38%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.29%) DICOM
5 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.25%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.17%) EMIR
7 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.17%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.084%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.042%) JTAG
9 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (0.46%) Sendmail
2 6 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 5 (0.21%) Xen
4 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.13%) KVM
6 2 (0.084%) vSphere
7 1 (0.042%) Varnish
7 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.042%) qmail
7 1 (0.042%) XenServer
7 1 (0.042%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.042%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.042%) Squid
7 1 (0.042%) Snort
7 1 (0.042%) Nmap
7 1 (0.042%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (0.92%) Puppet
2 18 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.54%) Tivoli NetView
4 11 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.33%) Nagios
6 7 (0.29%) SCOM
7 5 (0.21%) Cacti
7 5 (0.21%) Munin
8 4 (0.17%) Control-M
8 4 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.13%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.13%) SCSM
9 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.084%) Nessus
10 2 (0.084%) WMI
10 2 (0.084%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.042%) nmon
11 1 (0.042%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.042%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 299 (12.50%) Oracle
2 150 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 102 (4.26%) Sybase
4 58 (2.42%) TIBCO
5 52 (2.17%) DataSynapse
6 48 (2.01%) Perforce
7 42 (1.76%) Google
8 36 (1.51%) IBM
9 33 (1.38%) ION Trading
10 29 (1.21%) Sun
11 26 (1.09%) 29West
12 20 (0.84%) Bloomberg
13 19 (0.79%) HP
14 18 (0.75%) Intel
14 18 (0.75%) Cisco
15 17 (0.71%) Tradeweb
16 16 (0.67%) SAP
17 14 (0.59%) Informatica
17 14 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
17 14 (0.59%) Facebook
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £39 - £47 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £341 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £385 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + lots of overtime!!!!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: up to £272 per day.
Posted: 4 days ago