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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 96 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing C++ 1084 1114 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 2.19% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.49% 5.93% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 669 708
Average daily rate
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£475 £468 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 115 129
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £27.70 £32.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +4.66%

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
19750 18772 16977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.99% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12892 11766 10391
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 478 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £16.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -18 1016 £495 +4.21% 786
London -14 537 £550 -3.08% 227
South East -5 240 £365 +8.14% 228
City of London -13 163 £550 -8.33% 82
Hampshire +4 92 £350 -5.91% 33
South West +36 90 £375 +36.36% 93
North West +10 53 £375 +13.20% 42
East of England -7 40 £300 -7.69% 114
Gloucestershire +19 39 £450 +63.63% 13
Scotland +13 36 £338 -3.57% 23
Berkshire +3 35 £388 +14.81% 36
Surrey -18 34 £378 +0.66% 70
Manchester +14 32 £363 +9.43% 31
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £394 +31.14% 11
Cheltenham +5 20 £454 +65.00% 3
Wiltshire +15 19 £325 +16.69% 16
West Midlands -10 19 £275 - 28
East Midlands +3 16 £325 +8.33% 21
Yorkshire -35 16 £300 - 21
Cheshire +3 15 £410 +71.72% 7
Glasgow +1 15 £356 -3.38% 2
Oxfordshire -6 15 £303 -6.92% 32
Cambridgeshire -10 15 £300 -1.53% 85
Dorset +8 14 £248 - 14
South Wales +5 14 £415 +10.66% 10
Wales -3 14 £415 +10.66% 12
West Yorkshire -29 14 £300 - 11
Milton Keynes +5 13 £400 -17.94% 4
Oxford -7 12 £305 -6.15% 10
West Sussex -24 12 £375 +27.11% 11

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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++.

1 893 (37.54%) Java
2 854 (35.90%) Linux
3 736 (30.94%) C#
4 595 (25.01%) C
5 582 (24.46%) SQL
6 581 (24.42%) Python
7 558 (23.46%) UNIX
8 530 (22.28%) Software Engineering
9 479 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
10 436 (18.33%) Multithreading
10 436 (18.33%) OO
11 435 (18.28%) Finance
12 432 (18.16%) Windows
13 404 (16.98%) .NET
14 393 (16.52%) Banking
15 325 (13.66%) Front Office
16 300 (12.61%) Oracle
17 287 (12.06%) Perl
18 284 (11.94%) Degree
19 280 (11.77%) Security Cleared
20 243 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
21 242 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 237 (9.96%) JavaScript
22 237 (9.96%) Investment Banking
23 210 (8.83%) Low Latency
24 208 (8.74%) STL
25 206 (8.66%) XML
26 201 (8.45%) TDD
27 200 (8.41%) SQL Server
28 198 (8.32%) Computer Science

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (1.47%) Apache
1 35 (1.47%) Node.js
2 29 (1.22%) IIS
3 23 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.46%) JBoss
6 11 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
8 8 (0.34%) GlassFish
9 7 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle 10gAS
11 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 90 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.56%) MS Office
3 25 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.50%) MS Project
5 12 (0.50%) Simulink
6 8 (0.34%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.13%) Maya
9 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.084%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.084%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.042%) MODO
11 1 (0.042%) Windchill
11 1 (0.042%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 16 (0.67%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.25%) Summit
4 5 (0.21%) RMDS
5 4 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.084%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.042%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.042%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.042%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.042%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.21%) Route 53
5 4 (0.17%) GitHub
5 4 (0.17%) PaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Force.com
6 3 (0.13%) SaaS
7 2 (0.084%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.042%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 56 (2.35%) HTTP
3 47 (1.98%) 3G
4 42 (1.77%) Firewall
5 41 (1.72%) Internet
6 39 (1.64%) DNS
7 31 (1.30%) SAN
7 31 (1.30%) LTE
8 26 (1.09%) 2G
8 26 (1.09%) SSL
9 25 (1.05%) 4G
10 23 (0.97%) Ethernet
11 22 (0.92%) Wireshark
12 21 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (0.84%) Bluetooth
14 19 (0.80%) Wireless
15 18 (0.76%) DVB
15 18 (0.76%) NAS
15 18 (0.76%) GSM
16 16 (0.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 91 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 81 (3.40%) MySQL
5 68 (2.86%) Big Data
6 58 (2.44%) RDBMS
7 50 (2.10%) NoSQL
8 43 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 34 (1.43%) OLTP
10 33 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (1.35%) KDB
12 29 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (0.97%) MongoDB
14 22 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (0.80%) Ingres
16 17 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (0.63%) Redis
19 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 165 (6.94%) Subversion
2 128 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 109 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 95 (3.99%) ClearCase
5 71 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 67 (2.82%) NUnit
7 60 (2.52%) Ant
8 54 (2.27%) CppUnit
8 54 (2.27%) GoogleTest
9 53 (2.23%) JIRA
10 43 (1.81%) Maven
11 38 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 36 (1.51%) ClearQuest
13 35 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 33 (1.39%) JUnit
14 33 (1.39%) CruiseControl
15 28 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
16 25 (1.05%) Selenium
17 22 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 435 (18.28%) Finance
2 393 (16.52%) Banking
3 325 (13.66%) Front Office
4 237 (9.96%) Investment Banking
5 77 (3.24%) Electronics
6 63 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.44%) Games
8 23 (0.97%) Law
9 21 (0.88%) Military
9 21 (0.88%) Marketing
10 19 (0.80%) Automotive
11 17 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.67%) Retail
13 15 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.59%) Back Office
14 14 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.59%) Billing
15 13 (0.55%) Advertising
16 11 (0.46%) Legal
17 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1443 (60.66%) Developer
2 636 (26.73%) C++ Developer
3 343 (14.42%) Software Engineer
4 172 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 131 (5.51%) Software Developer
6 127 (5.34%) Analyst
7 120 (5.04%) Senior Developer
7 120 (5.04%) C# Developer
8 90 (3.78%) Quantitative Developer
9 86 (3.61%) Architect
10 84 (3.53%) Python Developer
11 79 (3.32%) Programmer
12 54 (2.27%) .NET Developer
13 53 (2.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 44 (1.85%) C++/C# Developer
15 43 (1.81%) C++/Java Developer
15 43 (1.81%) Support Analyst
16 41 (1.72%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 38 (1.60%) C++ Software Engineer
18 36 (1.51%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (16.98%) .NET
2 208 (8.74%) STL
3 206 (8.66%) XML
4 196 (8.24%) HTML
5 137 (5.76%) Web Services
6 124 (5.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 113 (4.75%) FIX Protocol
8 97 (4.08%) CSS
9 93 (3.91%) Middleware
10 87 (3.66%) Qt
11 68 (2.86%) ASP.NET
12 64 (2.69%) HTML5
13 60 (2.52%) OpenGL
14 57 (2.40%) WPF
15 48 (2.02%) Hibernate
16 47 (1.98%) WCF
17 46 (1.93%) JSON
17 46 (1.93%) Spring
18 42 (1.77%) .NET Framework
19 40 (1.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 243 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 198 (8.32%) Computer Science
4 175 (7.36%) Derivative
5 147 (6.18%) Fixed Income
6 123 (5.17%) Mathematics
7 92 (3.87%) Equities
7 92 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 65 (2.73%) Physics
9 63 (2.65%) Grid Computing
10 61 (2.56%) Open Source
11 59 (2.48%) Client/Server
12 49 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
13 43 (1.81%) User Experience
14 36 (1.51%) Mobile App
15 32 (1.35%) Device Driver
16 30 (1.26%) Management Information System
17 28 (1.18%) Credit Risk
18 27 (1.13%) Statistics
18 27 (1.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 854 (35.90%) Linux
2 558 (23.46%) UNIX
3 432 (18.16%) Windows
4 73 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.69%) Android
6 61 (2.56%) Solaris
7 51 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
8 39 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.92%) AIX
11 15 (0.63%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.42%) Windows CE
13 10 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.42%) HPUX
14 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.38%) CentOS
15 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (22.28%) Software Engineering
2 479 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (18.33%) OO
3 436 (18.33%) Multithreading
4 210 (8.83%) Low Latency
5 201 (8.45%) TDD
6 185 (7.78%) UML
7 149 (6.26%) OOD
8 143 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
9 134 (5.63%) Scrum
10 117 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 107 (4.50%) Analytics
12 99 (4.16%) OOP
13 82 (3.45%) Project Management
14 75 (3.15%) Unit Testing
15 71 (2.98%) Electronic Trading
16 60 (2.52%) Risk Management
17 53 (2.23%) Test Automation
18 52 (2.19%) Requirements Analysis
19 50 (2.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 893 (37.54%) Java
2 736 (30.94%) C#
3 595 (25.01%) C
4 582 (24.46%) SQL
5 581 (24.42%) Python
6 287 (12.06%) Perl
7 237 (9.96%) JavaScript
8 140 (5.88%) Shell Script
9 133 (5.59%) Bash Shell
10 120 (5.04%) Ruby
11 96 (4.04%) PHP
12 90 (3.78%) Embedded C++
13 77 (3.24%) Embedded C
14 66 (2.77%) VB
15 64 (2.69%) PL/SQL
16 52 (2.19%) Objective-C
17 50 (2.10%) VBA
18 49 (2.06%) T-SQL
19 41 (1.72%) VC++
20 36 (1.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 284 (11.94%) Degree
2 280 (11.77%) Security Cleared
3 192 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 77 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.56%) PhD
6 30 (1.26%) VCP4
7 14 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.46%) ISEB
9 9 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.21%) CISSP
11 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.13%) MCSA
12 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.084%) MCITP
13 2 (0.084%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.084%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.084%) HND
14 1 (0.042%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.28%) QA
2 13 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.46%) ISO 8583
4 7 (0.29%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) TickIT
7 2 (0.084%) Basel III
7 2 (0.084%) MiFID
7 2 (0.084%) DICOM
7 2 (0.084%) SLA
7 2 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.042%) JTAG
System Software
1 31 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (0.76%) Firmware
3 12 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.50%) Sendmail
4 9 (0.38%) Xen
5 8 (0.34%) Samba
5 8 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
6 6 (0.25%) GPFS
7 5 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.084%) vSphere
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.084%) NFS
9 2 (0.084%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.042%) KVM
10 1 (0.042%) Docker
10 1 (0.042%) HDFS
10 1 (0.042%) RACF
10 1 (0.042%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 25 (1.05%) Puppet
3 24 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
4 12 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
5 9 (0.38%) BladeLogic
5 9 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.38%) Salt
6 8 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.29%) Control-M
8 5 (0.21%) SCOM
8 5 (0.21%) yum
8 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.21%) SCSM
9 4 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.17%) Nagios
10 2 (0.084%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.084%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.084%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.084%) YaST
Vendors
1 300 (12.61%) Oracle
2 191 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 106 (4.46%) Sybase
4 56 (2.35%) TIBCO
5 42 (1.77%) VMware
6 39 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 35 (1.47%) Google
8 31 (1.30%) ION Trading
9 26 (1.09%) Perforce
9 26 (1.09%) Cisco
10 25 (1.05%) IBM
11 17 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (0.71%) DataSynapse
12 16 (0.67%) Juniper
13 14 (0.59%) HP
13 14 (0.59%) McAfee
13 14 (0.59%) Websense
13 14 (0.59%) Blue Coat
14 13 (0.55%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.55%) Sun
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