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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 83 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 1203 1362 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.64% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.74% 6.97% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 822 686
Average daily rate
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£495 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 125 158
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £21.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%

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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
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 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -19 1130 £500 +16.27% 584
London -17 655 £550 +4.76% 186
South East -31 198 £335 -4.28% 134
City of London -7 191 £550 -6.38% 80
South West +16 106 £448 +59.11% 79
East of England -21 69 £375 +15.38% 95
Hampshire -7 57 £305 -15.45% 19
Gloucestershire +22 53 £450 +45.16% 18
Surrey -6 45 £363 +3.57% 42
Cambridgeshire -11 35 £375 +25.00% 69
Scotland +5 34 £375 +13.20% 14
North West -19 32 £390 +11.42% 37
Yorkshire -25 32 £325 +8.33% 13
Cheltenham +9 31 £450 +45.16% 5
Berkshire -35 31 £335 +21.81% 28
Leeds -10 26 £425 +41.66% 4
West Yorkshire -16 26 £425 +41.66% 7
Cambridge -5 22 £350 +16.66% 63
Hook -11 20 £305 -21.37%
Buckinghamshire -21 20 £330 -18.76% 3
Manchester -5 18 £420 +68.00% 24
Wiltshire -7 18 £400 +36.17% 9
West Midlands -31 18 £350 +7.69% 19
Somerset 0 17 £505 +94.23% 10
Edinburgh +2 15 £383 +27.50% 2
Glasgow +2 13 £388 +19.23% 4
South Wales -19 13 £350 +33.33% 8
Wales -23 13 £350 +33.33% 12
Hertfordshire +1 12 £450 +38.46% 17
Middlesex -1 10 £343 -37.72% 3

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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++.

1 919 (38.04%) Java
2 834 (34.52%) Linux
3 749 (31.00%) C#
4 656 (27.15%) SQL
5 619 (25.62%) Python
6 584 (24.17%) C
7 562 (23.26%) UNIX
8 516 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
9 485 (20.07%) Software Engineering
10 473 (19.58%) Windows
11 457 (18.92%) OO
12 437 (18.09%) Finance
13 418 (17.30%) Multithreading
14 405 (16.76%) Banking
15 373 (15.44%) .NET
16 354 (14.65%) Oracle
17 328 (13.58%) Front Office
18 306 (12.67%) Degree
19 272 (11.26%) XML
20 266 (11.01%) Perl
21 248 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 245 (10.14%) TDD
23 243 (10.06%) STL
24 237 (9.81%) JavaScript
25 234 (9.69%) Investment Banking
26 233 (9.64%) Security Cleared
27 221 (9.15%) Computer Science
28 220 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
29 211 (8.73%) SQL Server
30 194 (8.03%) HTML

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 43 (1.78%) Apache
2 32 (1.32%) Node.js
3 29 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.83%) IIS
5 14 (0.58%) JBoss
6 13 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.41%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 8 (0.33%) Confluence
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.25%) nginx
12 6 (0.25%) CICS
12 6 (0.25%) CMS
13 5 (0.21%) Drupal
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 106 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.24%) MS Office
3 23 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.70%) MS Project
5 15 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.29%) Simulink
7 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.12%) Maya
8 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.083%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.041%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.041%) GIMP
10 1 (0.041%) Houdini
10 1 (0.041%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.041%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
2 8 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (0.29%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.21%) Summit
4 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.21%) RMDS
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.083%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.041%) Endur
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.041%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.041%) Tridion
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.041%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.041%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.33%) Force.com
6 7 (0.29%) PaaS
7 6 (0.25%) Route 53
7 6 (0.25%) SaaS
8 3 (0.12%) IaaS
8 3 (0.12%) GitHub
9 2 (0.083%) Heroku
10 1 (0.041%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 65 (2.69%) HTTP
3 45 (1.86%) Internet
4 44 (1.82%) DNS
5 36 (1.49%) 3G
6 31 (1.28%) SAN
7 30 (1.24%) LTE
8 28 (1.16%) Firewall
9 25 (1.03%) 2G
10 24 (0.99%) SSL
11 23 (0.95%) LDAP
12 22 (0.91%) DVB
13 21 (0.87%) Ethernet
14 20 (0.83%) Multicast
15 19 (0.79%) NAS
15 19 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
16 18 (0.75%) Network Security
17 17 (0.70%) DHCP
18 16 (0.66%) Wireshark
19 15 (0.62%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 107 (4.43%) MySQL
4 88 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 82 (3.39%) Big Data
6 66 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 53 (2.19%) Hadoop
8 47 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 41 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.32%) MongoDB
11 32 (1.32%) KDB
12 30 (1.24%) OLTP
13 23 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (0.70%) Ingres
14 17 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.66%) Redis
15 16 (0.66%) DB2
16 13 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 156 (6.46%) Subversion
2 119 (4.93%) Visual Studio
3 77 (3.19%) ClearCase
4 71 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 58 (2.40%) JIRA
6 46 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 45 (1.86%) Jenkins
8 43 (1.78%) NUnit
9 41 (1.70%) CppUnit
10 39 (1.61%) JUnit
11 38 (1.57%) GoogleTest
11 38 (1.57%) Maven
12 36 (1.49%) Ant
13 34 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 32 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
15 30 (1.24%) Selenium
15 30 (1.24%) ClearQuest
16 28 (1.16%) CruiseControl
17 22 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 437 (18.09%) Finance
2 405 (16.76%) Banking
3 328 (13.58%) Front Office
4 234 (9.69%) Investment Banking
5 78 (3.23%) Electronics
6 73 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.28%) Games
8 26 (1.08%) Automotive
9 24 (0.99%) Marketing
10 23 (0.95%) Law
10 23 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.70%) Retail
13 16 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.62%) Military
15 13 (0.54%) Billing
16 12 (0.50%) Advertising
17 11 (0.46%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.37%) Back Office
18 9 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1575 (65.19%) Developer
2 705 (29.18%) C++ Developer
3 327 (13.53%) Software Engineer
4 177 (7.33%) Java Developer
5 128 (5.30%) Software Developer
6 125 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 121 (5.01%) Senior Developer
8 113 (4.68%) Python Developer
9 105 (4.35%) Analyst
10 100 (4.14%) Quantitative Developer
11 89 (3.68%) Architect
12 54 (2.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 53 (2.19%) .NET Developer
14 51 (2.11%) C++/C# Developer
15 50 (2.07%) Programmer
16 46 (1.90%) Support Analyst
17 42 (1.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 38 (1.57%) C++ Software Engineer
18 38 (1.57%) Front Office Developer
19 36 (1.49%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (15.44%) .NET
2 272 (11.26%) XML
3 243 (10.06%) STL
4 194 (8.03%) HTML
5 153 (6.33%) Web Services
6 152 (6.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 115 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
8 91 (3.77%) CSS
9 89 (3.68%) Middleware
10 78 (3.23%) Qt
11 75 (3.10%) HTML5
12 74 (3.06%) Spring
13 68 (2.81%) Hibernate
14 65 (2.69%) WPF
15 61 (2.52%) OpenGL
16 58 (2.40%) ASP.NET
17 56 (2.32%) JSON
17 56 (2.32%) jQuery
17 56 (2.32%) WCF
18 55 (2.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 248 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 221 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 220 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
4 169 (7.00%) Derivative
5 143 (5.92%) Fixed Income
6 129 (5.34%) Mathematics
7 94 (3.89%) Open Source
8 91 (3.77%) Algorithms
9 73 (3.02%) Grid Computing
9 73 (3.02%) Equities
10 67 (2.77%) Physics
11 61 (2.52%) Client/Server
12 57 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
13 49 (2.03%) User Experience
14 42 (1.74%) Credit Risk
15 35 (1.45%) Mobile App
16 33 (1.37%) Device Driver
16 33 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 33 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 31 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 834 (34.52%) Linux
2 562 (23.26%) UNIX
3 473 (19.58%) Windows
4 75 (3.10%) Android
5 74 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 60 (2.48%) Solaris
7 45 (1.86%) Embedded Linux
8 40 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.66%) AIX
12 15 (0.62%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.58%) Windows CE
14 13 (0.54%) Debian
15 12 (0.50%) VxWorks
16 11 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
18 8 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
18 8 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (20.07%) Software Engineering
3 457 (18.92%) OO
4 418 (17.30%) Multithreading
5 245 (10.14%) TDD
6 189 (7.82%) Low Latency
7 141 (5.84%) UML
8 137 (5.67%) OOD
9 136 (5.63%) Scrum
10 121 (5.01%) Analytics
11 110 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (4.55%) Configuration Management
12 96 (3.97%) OOP
13 74 (3.06%) Risk Management
14 73 (3.02%) Project Management
15 69 (2.86%) Unit Testing
16 63 (2.61%) Electronic Trading
17 59 (2.44%) Web Development
18 58 (2.40%) Validation
19 55 (2.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 919 (38.04%) Java
2 749 (31.00%) C#
3 656 (27.15%) SQL
4 619 (25.62%) Python
5 584 (24.17%) C
6 266 (11.01%) Perl
7 237 (9.81%) JavaScript
8 144 (5.96%) Ruby
9 141 (5.84%) Shell Script
10 135 (5.59%) PHP
11 112 (4.64%) Bash Shell
12 82 (3.39%) Embedded C++
13 76 (3.15%) Embedded C
14 67 (2.77%) PL/SQL
15 62 (2.57%) Scala
16 60 (2.48%) VB
17 55 (2.28%) VC++
18 53 (2.19%) T-SQL
19 42 (1.74%) Objective-C
20 39 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 306 (12.67%) Degree
2 233 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 142 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.99%) PhD
6 16 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.58%) ISEB
8 9 (0.37%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.21%) CISSP
12 4 (0.17%) MCSA
12 4 (0.17%) HND
12 4 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.12%) CCNA
13 3 (0.12%) MCITP
13 3 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.083%) MCTS
14 2 (0.083%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.083%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.35%) QA
2 12 (0.50%) DO-178B
3 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.41%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.21%) TickIT
5 5 (0.21%) Basel III
5 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.083%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.083%) DICOM
6 2 (0.083%) SLA
6 2 (0.083%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 26 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.79%) Firmware
3 13 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.33%) Platform Symphony
4 8 (0.33%) Xen
5 7 (0.29%) NFS
6 6 (0.25%) Sendmail
7 5 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.21%) GPFS
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.083%) HDFS
9 2 (0.083%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.083%) RACF
9 2 (0.083%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.041%) Samba
10 1 (0.041%) vSphere
10 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 35 (1.45%) Puppet
2 28 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 11 (0.46%) Salt
5 7 (0.29%) Nagios
6 6 (0.25%) HAProxy
6 6 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
6 6 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (0.21%) SCOM
7 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.21%) SCSM
8 4 (0.17%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.12%) yum
10 2 (0.083%) Opsview
10 2 (0.083%) Oozie
10 2 (0.083%) YaST
10 2 (0.083%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 354 (14.65%) Oracle
2 192 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 88 (3.64%) Sybase
4 42 (1.74%) TIBCO
5 38 (1.57%) Perforce
5 38 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 35 (1.45%) Google
7 33 (1.37%) VMware
8 25 (1.03%) DataSynapse
9 24 (0.99%) IBM
9 24 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.91%) Cisco
11 17 (0.70%) Adobe
12 16 (0.66%) ION Trading
12 16 (0.66%) Murex
13 14 (0.58%) Sun
14 13 (0.54%) Ericsson
14 13 (0.54%) Reuters
14 13 (0.54%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.54%) Nortel
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