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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 86 89 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Contract jobs citing C++ 1212 1127 1438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.14% 3.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 5.72% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 706 870
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 100 115
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.25 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 1105 £500 +11.11% 821
London -4 609 £575 +4.54% 274
South East +18 256 £350 +3.70% 204
City of London -26 115 £575 -8.00% 77
Hampshire +24 82 £330 -5.71% 30
South West +14 61 £375 +15.38% 69
East of England -3 52 £325 -3.34% 110
Berkshire +14 49 £350 +7.69% 40
Scotland -10 47 £320 -14.66% 11
Gloucestershire +9 31 £400 +36.75% 13
Surrey -3 31 £420 +23.52% 41
East Midlands -7 29 £325 -13.33% 34
West Midlands -3 27 £300 -7.69% 43
Yorkshire -28 25 £325 +1.56% 43
Cambridgeshire 0 24 £285 -14.92% 77
Oxfordshire -9 24 £325 +4.83% 33
West Yorkshire -24 23 £325 +1.56% 22
Cambridge +2 22 £285 -12.30% 62
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £483 +28.66% 16
North West -15 20 £370 -1.33% 25
Reading +18 17 £390 +24.80% 26
Cheltenham +2 15 £400 +45.45%
Leeds -35 15 £325 +1.56% 17
Cheshire 0 14 £375 +78.57% 6
Oxford -2 14 £325 +12.06% 7
Hertfordshire -3 14 £313 -5.30% 19
Glasgow -21 14 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 13 £323 -23.21% 12
East Sussex -12 13 £300 +33.33% 20
Brighton -12 13 £300 +33.33% 16

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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++.

1 845 (36.82%) Java
2 815 (35.51%) Linux
3 725 (31.59%) C#
4 618 (26.93%) C
5 575 (25.05%) SQL
6 531 (23.14%) UNIX
6 531 (23.14%) Python
7 527 (22.96%) Software Engineering
8 447 (19.48%) Finance
9 438 (19.08%) Multithreading
10 432 (18.82%) Windows
11 423 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
12 407 (17.73%) OO
13 396 (17.25%) .NET
14 378 (16.47%) Banking
15 292 (12.72%) Oracle
16 291 (12.68%) Front Office
17 286 (12.46%) Perl
18 282 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
19 244 (10.63%) Investment Banking
19 244 (10.63%) Security Cleared
20 241 (10.50%) Degree
21 240 (10.46%) JavaScript
22 217 (9.46%) HTML
23 206 (8.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 205 (8.93%) STL
25 190 (8.28%) UML
26 189 (8.24%) Subversion
27 188 (8.19%) XML
28 180 (7.84%) Low Latency

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (2.14%) IIS
2 38 (1.66%) Tomcat
3 35 (1.53%) Node.js
4 34 (1.48%) Apache
5 25 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 19 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 15 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.61%) JBoss
9 13 (0.57%) MQSeries
10 11 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.35%) SAS
14 7 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.17%) Apache Pig
17 3 (0.13%) CMS
17 3 (0.13%) Confluence
17 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
18 2 (0.087%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 60 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.96%) MS Office
3 26 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.83%) Simulink
4 19 (0.83%) Doxygen
5 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.44%) Maya
7 7 (0.31%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.13%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.044%) MS Project
10 1 (0.044%) Windchill
10 1 (0.044%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.31%) Summit
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.087%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.087%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.087%) RMDS
6 2 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.044%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.044%) Agresso
7 1 (0.044%) Maximo
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.044%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.044%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.39%) SaaS
2 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.26%) GitHub
4 3 (0.13%) PaaS
4 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.087%) IaaS
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.087%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.087%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.044%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.044%) Datadog
6 1 (0.044%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 46 (2.00%) 3G
3 45 (1.96%) HTTP
4 38 (1.66%) Firewall
5 34 (1.48%) 2G
6 33 (1.44%) SSL
7 31 (1.35%) Internet
7 31 (1.35%) 4G
8 29 (1.26%) LTE
9 27 (1.18%) Wireshark
9 27 (1.18%) Bluetooth
10 21 (0.92%) DNS
10 21 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (0.87%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.74%) GSM
12 17 (0.74%) SNMP
12 17 (0.74%) Wireless
13 16 (0.70%) LDAP
14 15 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 84 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 69 (3.01%) MySQL
5 55 (2.40%) RDBMS
6 51 (2.22%) Big Data
7 44 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 41 (1.79%) OLTP
9 38 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 34 (1.48%) KDB
11 25 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.78%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.61%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.48%) DB2
18 11 (0.48%) SQLite
18 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 189 (8.24%) Subversion
2 147 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 142 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 86 (3.75%) Jenkins
5 74 (3.22%) ClearCase
6 63 (2.75%) NUnit
7 61 (2.66%) JIRA
7 61 (2.66%) Ant
8 49 (2.14%) Maven
9 46 (2.00%) GoogleTest
10 39 (1.70%) CppUnit
11 29 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 28 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (1.18%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.13%) Gradle
15 25 (1.09%) Mercurial
16 22 (0.96%) JUnit
17 20 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 18 (0.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 447 (19.48%) Finance
2 378 (16.47%) Banking
3 291 (12.68%) Front Office
4 244 (10.63%) Investment Banking
5 81 (3.53%) Electronics
6 65 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 60 (2.61%) Games
8 28 (1.22%) Retail
9 24 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.87%) Military
11 18 (0.78%) Marketing
11 18 (0.78%) Law
11 18 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.74%) Automotive
13 11 (0.48%) Advertising
13 11 (0.48%) Legal
13 11 (0.48%) Billing
14 10 (0.44%) Back Office
15 8 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.31%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1357 (59.13%) Developer
2 660 (28.76%) C++ Developer
3 349 (15.21%) Software Engineer
4 147 (6.41%) C# Developer
5 139 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 116 (5.05%) Analyst
7 110 (4.79%) Software Developer
7 110 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 85 (3.70%) Architect
9 83 (3.62%) C++/C# Developer
10 81 (3.53%) Programmer
11 74 (3.22%) Python Developer
12 72 (3.14%) .NET Developer
13 65 (2.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 54 (2.35%) C++ Software Engineer
15 50 (2.18%) Quantitative Developer
16 49 (2.14%) C++/Java Developer
17 43 (1.87%) C Developer
17 43 (1.87%) Senior C++ Developer
18 37 (1.61%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (17.25%) .NET
2 217 (9.46%) HTML
3 205 (8.93%) STL
4 188 (8.19%) XML
5 135 (5.88%) Web Services
6 120 (5.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 100 (4.36%) CSS
8 89 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
9 84 (3.66%) Middleware
10 78 (3.40%) ASP.NET
11 72 (3.14%) HTML5
12 71 (3.09%) Qt
13 52 (2.27%) WCF
14 46 (2.00%) WPF
15 44 (1.92%) .NET Framework
16 40 (1.74%) Rendezvous
17 38 (1.66%) Django
17 38 (1.66%) AngularJS
18 37 (1.61%) RESTful
19 35 (1.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 282 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (8.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 174 (7.58%) Derivative
4 158 (6.88%) Computer Science
5 142 (6.19%) Fixed Income
6 107 (4.66%) Algorithms
7 84 (3.66%) Equities
8 83 (3.62%) Mathematics
9 62 (2.70%) Mobile App
10 57 (2.48%) Open Source
11 46 (2.00%) Physics
11 46 (2.00%) Client/Server
12 45 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 43 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
14 42 (1.83%) Grid Computing
15 38 (1.66%) User Experience
16 37 (1.61%) Device Driver
17 34 (1.48%) Credit Risk
18 32 (1.39%) Market Risk
19 26 (1.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 815 (35.51%) Linux
2 531 (23.14%) UNIX
3 432 (18.82%) Windows
4 91 (3.97%) Android
5 85 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 73 (3.18%) Solaris
7 47 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
9 29 (1.26%) AIX
10 22 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.74%) Windows CE
12 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.57%) VxWorks
14 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.39%) CentOS
16 9 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.35%) NetWare
17 8 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (22.96%) Software Engineering
2 438 (19.08%) Multithreading
3 423 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (17.73%) OO
5 190 (8.28%) UML
6 180 (7.84%) Low Latency
7 157 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (6.71%) TDD
9 133 (5.80%) OOD
10 124 (5.40%) Scrum
11 110 (4.79%) OOP
12 107 (4.66%) Configuration Management
13 94 (4.10%) Unit Testing
14 78 (3.40%) Project Management
15 76 (3.31%) Analytics
16 67 (2.92%) Risk Management
17 61 (2.66%) Requirements Analysis
17 61 (2.66%) Electronic Trading
18 58 (2.53%) Android Development
19 55 (2.40%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 845 (36.82%) Java
2 725 (31.59%) C#
3 618 (26.93%) C
4 575 (25.05%) SQL
5 531 (23.14%) Python
6 286 (12.46%) Perl
7 240 (10.46%) JavaScript
8 124 (5.40%) Shell Script
9 107 (4.66%) Bash Shell
10 99 (4.31%) Ruby
11 92 (4.01%) Embedded C++
12 77 (3.36%) Embedded C
13 64 (2.79%) Objective-C
14 50 (2.18%) VBA
14 50 (2.18%) PHP
14 50 (2.18%) VB
15 43 (1.87%) MATLAB
16 38 (1.66%) R
17 34 (1.48%) T-SQL
18 32 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 244 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 241 (10.50%) Degree
3 175 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 26 (1.13%) PhD
6 7 (0.31%) ISEB
7 5 (0.22%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.087%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.087%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.087%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.044%) HND
11 1 (0.044%) CISSP
11 1 (0.044%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.044%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.044%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.48%) QA
2 6 (0.26%) DO-178B
2 6 (0.26%) ISO 8583
2 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.22%) COREP
3 5 (0.22%) FINREP
3 5 (0.22%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.17%) TickIT
5 3 (0.13%) SLA
5 3 (0.13%) BS25999
5 3 (0.13%) DICOM
6 2 (0.087%) MiFID
6 2 (0.087%) JTAG
6 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.96%) Firmware
3 11 (0.48%) Sendmail
4 8 (0.35%) GPFS
5 7 (0.31%) Samba
6 6 (0.26%) Docker
7 5 (0.22%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.13%) QEMU
9 3 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.13%) KVM
10 2 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.087%) HDFS
10 2 (0.087%) Xen
11 1 (0.044%) RACF
11 1 (0.044%) vSphere
11 1 (0.044%) XenServer
11 1 (0.044%) Snort
11 1 (0.044%) iptables
Systems Management
1 36 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 25 (1.09%) Puppet
3 21 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.87%) BladeLogic
5 16 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
7 11 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (0.31%) Control-M
9 5 (0.22%) Ansible
9 5 (0.22%) yum
10 4 (0.17%) Salt
11 3 (0.13%) Nagios
11 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.087%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.087%) SELinux
12 2 (0.087%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.044%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.044%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 292 (12.72%) Oracle
2 155 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.05%) Sybase
4 73 (3.18%) TIBCO
5 52 (2.27%) VMware
6 46 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 35 (1.53%) IBM
8 27 (1.18%) Google
9 26 (1.13%) Perforce
10 24 (1.05%) Solace
11 20 (0.87%) ION Trading
12 16 (0.70%) Splunk
13 14 (0.61%) HP
14 13 (0.57%) Cisco
14 13 (0.57%) Veritas
14 13 (0.57%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.52%) EMC
16 11 (0.48%) Juniper
16 11 (0.48%) NetApp
16 11 (0.48%) SAP
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