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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 89 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing C++ 1096 1152 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.39% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.66% 6.46% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 674 652
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 117 150
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.59 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -15 1037 £500 +17.64% 843
London -9 600 £550 - 228
City of London +5 201 £550 -8.33% 76
South East -22 198 £350 - 222
South West +33 92 £440 +67.61% 109
Hampshire -8 78 £335 -11.84% 33
Gloucestershire +22 48 £450 +45.16% 21
North West +12 48 £390 +27.34% 55
East of England -10 46 £350 +7.69% 142
Surrey -20 31 £395 +21.53% 84
Scotland 0 30 £375 +11.11% 16
Berkshire -11 30 £400 +18.51% 38
Manchester +15 28 £350 +7.69% 42
Cheltenham +5 28 £458 +47.58% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 21 £350 +7.69% 110
Yorkshire -42 21 £400 +33.33% 25
Glasgow +10 20 £375 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -27 19 £439 +46.25% 18
Leeds -29 19 £439 +46.25% 7
Wales -3 16 £338 -6.89% 16
Hook -3 16 £305 -0.32%
South Wales -4 16 £338 -6.89% 15
West Midlands -13 16 £350 +16.66% 23
Buckinghamshire -14 16 £345 +2.98% 14
Cheshire +11 14 £410 +49.09% 10
Cambridge -4 14 £350 +7.69% 102
Dorset -4 12 £248 - 29
East Midlands +6 10 £355 +18.33% 26
Somerset +5 9 £460 +38.86% 20
Reading +1 9 £400 +247.82% 10

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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++.

1 927 (39.41%) Java
2 831 (35.33%) Linux
3 753 (32.02%) C#
4 601 (25.55%) SQL
5 586 (24.91%) Python
6 570 (24.23%) C
7 561 (23.85%) UNIX
8 497 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
9 483 (20.54%) Software Engineering
10 452 (19.22%) Windows
11 451 (19.18%) OO
12 415 (17.64%) Finance
13 413 (17.56%) Multithreading
14 403 (17.13%) Banking
15 394 (16.75%) .NET
16 319 (13.56%) Oracle
17 309 (13.14%) Front Office
18 276 (11.73%) Perl
18 276 (11.73%) Degree
19 256 (10.88%) Security Cleared
20 247 (10.50%) Investment Banking
21 246 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 237 (10.08%) XML
23 229 (9.74%) JavaScript
24 225 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
25 215 (9.14%) STL
26 212 (9.01%) TDD
27 202 (8.59%) Low Latency
28 197 (8.38%) Microsoft
29 191 (8.12%) Computer Science

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (1.53%) Apache
2 26 (1.11%) Node.js
3 16 (0.68%) IIS
3 16 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.68%) JBoss
3 16 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (0.47%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.34%) GlassFish
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.26%) CMS
9 6 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.21%) nginx
10 5 (0.21%) Drupal
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle 10gAS
10 5 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 98 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.49%) MS Office
3 23 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.72%) MS Project
6 10 (0.43%) Simulink
7 8 (0.34%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.13%) Maya
10 3 (0.13%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.085%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.085%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.043%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.043%) MODO
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
2 8 (0.34%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.26%) Summit
4 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.21%) RMDS
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.085%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.043%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.043%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.043%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.043%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.043%) Endur
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.34%) Force.com
5 7 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.26%) Route 53
6 6 (0.26%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) SaaS
7 3 (0.13%) GitHub
8 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.085%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.043%) Yammer
9 1 (0.043%) Heroku
9 1 (0.043%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 69 (2.93%) HTTP
3 41 (1.74%) Internet
4 40 (1.70%) DNS
5 33 (1.40%) Firewall
5 33 (1.40%) SAN
6 32 (1.36%) 3G
7 26 (1.11%) SSL
8 24 (1.02%) Ethernet
8 24 (1.02%) LDAP
9 23 (0.98%) LTE
9 23 (0.98%) 2G
10 22 (0.94%) Bluetooth
11 20 (0.85%) DVB
12 19 (0.81%) Wireshark
13 18 (0.77%) NAS
13 18 (0.77%) Network Security
14 16 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
15 15 (0.64%) 4G
16 13 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 100 (4.25%) MySQL
4 82 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 72 (3.06%) Big Data
6 56 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 50 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (1.45%) OLTP
11 32 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (1.32%) KDB
13 26 (1.11%) MongoDB
14 19 (0.81%) Ingres
15 17 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.68%) Redis
17 13 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 153 (6.51%) Subversion
2 117 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 85 (3.61%) ClearCase
4 80 (3.40%) Git (software)
5 56 (2.38%) JIRA
6 54 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 51 (2.17%) NUnit
8 48 (2.04%) GoogleTest
9 47 (2.00%) CppUnit
10 45 (1.91%) Ant
11 43 (1.83%) Eclipse
11 43 (1.83%) JUnit
12 40 (1.70%) Maven
13 37 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 34 (1.45%) ClearQuest
15 33 (1.40%) CruiseControl
16 28 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (1.15%) Selenium
17 27 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
18 21 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 415 (17.64%) Finance
2 403 (17.13%) Banking
3 309 (13.14%) Front Office
4 247 (10.50%) Investment Banking
5 71 (3.02%) Electronics
6 65 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.30%) Games
8 25 (1.06%) Automotive
9 24 (1.02%) Law
10 20 (0.85%) Military
10 20 (0.85%) Marketing
11 17 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.64%) Billing
12 15 (0.64%) Retail
12 15 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.51%) Back Office
14 10 (0.43%) Legal
15 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1478 (62.84%) Developer
2 659 (28.02%) C++ Developer
3 313 (13.31%) Software Engineer
4 172 (7.31%) Java Developer
5 126 (5.36%) Software Developer
5 126 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 113 (4.80%) C# Developer
7 111 (4.72%) Analyst
8 101 (4.29%) Quantitative Developer
9 96 (4.08%) Architect
10 90 (3.83%) Python Developer
11 64 (2.72%) Programmer
12 53 (2.25%) .NET Developer
13 52 (2.21%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 47 (2.00%) C++/C# Developer
15 44 (1.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 41 (1.74%) Support Analyst
17 40 (1.70%) Senior C++ Developer
17 40 (1.70%) C++/Java Developer
18 34 (1.45%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (16.75%) .NET
2 237 (10.08%) XML
3 215 (9.14%) STL
4 188 (7.99%) HTML
5 146 (6.21%) Web Services
6 126 (5.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 116 (4.93%) FIX Protocol
8 91 (3.87%) CSS
9 84 (3.57%) Middleware
10 81 (3.44%) Qt
11 67 (2.85%) HTML5
12 62 (2.64%) Hibernate
12 62 (2.64%) ASP.NET
12 62 (2.64%) OpenGL
12 62 (2.64%) Spring
13 53 (2.25%) WPF
14 51 (2.17%) JSON
15 49 (2.08%) REST
15 49 (2.08%) J2EE
15 49 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 246 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 225 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (8.12%) Computer Science
4 167 (7.10%) Derivative
5 127 (5.40%) Fixed Income
5 127 (5.40%) Mathematics
6 91 (3.87%) Algorithms
7 77 (3.27%) Equities
8 76 (3.23%) Open Source
9 72 (3.06%) Grid Computing
10 61 (2.59%) Physics
11 58 (2.47%) Client/Server
12 50 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
13 42 (1.79%) User Experience
14 35 (1.49%) Mobile App
15 33 (1.40%) Device Driver
16 30 (1.28%) Statistics
17 28 (1.19%) Management Information System
17 28 (1.19%) STB
17 28 (1.19%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 831 (35.33%) Linux
2 561 (23.85%) UNIX
3 452 (19.22%) Windows
4 71 (3.02%) Android
5 70 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 59 (2.51%) Solaris
7 43 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
8 37 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.89%) AIX
11 18 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.68%) VxWorks
13 13 (0.55%) Windows Phone
14 12 (0.51%) Windows CE
15 10 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (20.54%) Software Engineering
3 451 (19.18%) OO
4 413 (17.56%) Multithreading
5 212 (9.01%) TDD
6 202 (8.59%) Low Latency
7 167 (7.10%) UML
8 141 (5.99%) OOD
9 134 (5.70%) Scrum
10 121 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 115 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 109 (4.63%) Analytics
13 103 (4.38%) OOP
14 77 (3.27%) Project Management
15 64 (2.72%) Unit Testing
16 63 (2.68%) Risk Management
17 62 (2.64%) Test Automation
18 59 (2.51%) Electronic Trading
19 54 (2.30%) Requirements Analysis
19 54 (2.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 927 (39.41%) Java
2 753 (32.02%) C#
3 601 (25.55%) SQL
4 586 (24.91%) Python
5 570 (24.23%) C
6 276 (11.73%) Perl
7 229 (9.74%) JavaScript
8 141 (5.99%) Shell Script
9 127 (5.40%) Ruby
10 118 (5.02%) Bash Shell
11 115 (4.89%) PHP
12 79 (3.36%) Embedded C++
13 68 (2.89%) Embedded C
14 64 (2.72%) PL/SQL
15 60 (2.55%) VB
16 52 (2.21%) Scala
17 51 (2.17%) VBA
18 47 (2.00%) T-SQL
19 44 (1.87%) VC++
20 43 (1.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 276 (11.73%) Degree
2 256 (10.88%) Security Cleared
3 168 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.49%) PhD
6 15 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.60%) ISEB
8 10 (0.43%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.21%) CISSP
10 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.17%) MCSA
12 3 (0.13%) MCITP
12 3 (0.13%) HND
12 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.085%) CCNA
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.085%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.085%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.44%) QA
2 11 (0.47%) ISO 8583
2 11 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.38%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.21%) TickIT
4 5 (0.21%) Basel III
5 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.085%) SLA
6 2 (0.085%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.085%) DICOM
7 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.64%) Firmware
3 12 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.38%) Sendmail
4 9 (0.38%) Xen
5 8 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
6 6 (0.26%) Samba
7 5 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.17%) GPFS
8 4 (0.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.085%) vSphere
10 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.085%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.043%) XenServer
11 1 (0.043%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.043%) RACF
11 1 (0.043%) HDFS
11 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (1.28%) Puppet
2 29 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (0.43%) Salt
5 9 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
5 9 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.26%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.21%) SCOM
8 5 (0.21%) Nagios
8 5 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.21%) SCSM
8 5 (0.21%) yum
9 3 (0.13%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.085%) YaST
10 2 (0.085%) Opsview
10 2 (0.085%) Control-M
10 2 (0.085%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 319 (13.56%) Oracle
2 197 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 99 (4.21%) Sybase
4 45 (1.91%) TIBCO
5 39 (1.66%) VMware
6 36 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 36 (1.53%) Google
7 32 (1.36%) Perforce
8 25 (1.06%) Cisco
9 24 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.94%) ION Trading
11 21 (0.89%) IBM
12 20 (0.85%) DataSynapse
13 15 (0.64%) Adobe
13 15 (0.64%) Sun
13 15 (0.64%) Murex
14 14 (0.60%) Reuters
14 14 (0.60%) Bloomberg
14 14 (0.60%) Juniper
14 14 (0.60%) Veritas
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 32 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Optimus Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £580 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to 2 year contract
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UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
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TRG
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Guildford, Surrey
Network ITR
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Dorset
Austin Fraser
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London
Square One Resources
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