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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 91 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 1148 1567 1606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 3.07% 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.68% 8.02% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 970 817
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 109 225
Average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.54 £31.40 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20224 19527 20817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.96% 38.20% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12935 12075 12436
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 560 801
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 1052 £450 -5.26% 720
London -27 634 £550 +4.76% 282
City of London -17 173 £581 +5.68% 122
South East -33 158 £350 +3.70% 130
Scotland -10 72 £315 -16.00% 21
South West -1 62 £338 +1.50% 73
East of England -36 57 £363 +3.57% 108
Hampshire -34 53 £350 -0.70% 26
North West +15 45 £471 +34.64% 30
Glasgow +3 42 £375 -6.25% 8
Surrey -18 39 £375 +15.38% 36
Yorkshire +9 37 £320 +6.66% 28
West Yorkshire +8 34 £320 +6.66% 16
Cambridgeshire -18 33 £388 +10.71% 81
Leeds +1 29 £320 +6.66% 9
Berkshire 0 28 £306 -5.76% 24
Gloucestershire -1 28 £355 -18.85% 16
Cambridge -13 28 £410 +24.24% 68
East Midlands +13 23 £375 -11.50% 32
Cheshire +14 21 £510 +104.00% 3
Edinburgh -4 21 £245 +35.17% 11
Warrington - 18 £515 -
West Midlands -26 15 £350 +27.27% 21
Leicestershire +6 14 £325 -7.14% 6
Somerset -4 14 £325 +6.55% 9
East Sussex +5 13 £240 - 7
Wales -21 13 £281 +2.27% 19
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £323 -53.92% 5
Brighton +6 12 £240 - 7
South Wales -25 12 £278 +0.90% 10

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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++.

1 837 (36.44%) Java
2 727 (31.65%) Linux
3 720 (31.35%) C#
4 596 (25.95%) C
5 564 (24.55%) SQL
6 544 (23.68%) Python
7 474 (20.64%) Software Engineering
8 436 (18.98%) UNIX
9 403 (17.54%) Windows
10 395 (17.20%) Finance
11 390 (16.98%) OO
12 355 (15.45%) Banking
13 339 (14.76%) Front Office
14 336 (14.63%) Degree
15 326 (14.19%) Multithreading
16 312 (13.58%) .NET
17 286 (12.45%) Perl
17 286 (12.45%) Oracle
18 273 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
19 245 (10.67%) XML
20 234 (10.19%) TDD
21 230 (10.01%) JavaScript
22 210 (9.14%) SQL Server
23 208 (9.06%) Computer Science
24 204 (8.88%) Investment Banking
25 203 (8.84%) Fixed Income
26 197 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 185 (8.05%) Analytics
28 180 (7.84%) Derivative
29 179 (7.79%) STL

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (1.70%) Apache
2 30 (1.31%) Node.js
3 28 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.22%) IIS
4 20 (0.87%) SAS
5 14 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 12 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
8 11 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.44%) MQSeries
9 10 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.35%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.13%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.13%) Confluence
12 3 (0.13%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.13%) FileNet
13 2 (0.087%) CMS
Applications
1 56 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.91%) MS Office
3 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) Simulink
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.13%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.087%) MS Project
8 2 (0.087%) GIMP
8 2 (0.087%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.044%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.044%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.22%) Summit
4 4 (0.17%) RMDS
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.13%) AWD
5 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.044%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.044%) Tridion
7 1 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.044%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.044%) Endur
7 1 (0.044%) BASE24
7 1 (0.044%) Maximo
7 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.044%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.44%) GitHub
4 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.22%) Force.com
5 5 (0.22%) SaaS
6 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.17%) IaaS
7 3 (0.13%) PaaS
8 2 (0.087%) Heroku
9 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 72 (3.13%) HTTP
3 31 (1.35%) Internet
4 24 (1.04%) VoIP
5 23 (1.00%) DNS
6 22 (0.96%) LTE
7 19 (0.83%) Multicast
8 18 (0.78%) 3G
9 17 (0.74%) Ethernet
10 15 (0.65%) DVB
10 15 (0.65%) SNMP
10 15 (0.65%) Firewall
11 13 (0.57%) 2G
11 13 (0.57%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.57%) SSL
11 13 (0.57%) GSM
12 12 (0.52%) 4G
12 12 (0.52%) Wireless
13 11 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 131 (5.70%) MySQL
3 93 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 75 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 54 (2.35%) KDB
6 53 (2.31%) Big Data
7 46 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 41 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 37 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (1.57%) Hadoop
11 29 (1.26%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (0.78%) Apache Hive
15 14 (0.61%) ObjectStore
16 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.52%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 111 (4.83%) Subversion
2 99 (4.31%) Visual Studio
3 64 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 44 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 40 (1.74%) Eclipse
6 35 (1.52%) JIRA
7 33 (1.44%) JUnit
8 30 (1.31%) Selenium
9 21 (0.91%) Maven
9 21 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 21 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
10 19 (0.83%) Ant
11 18 (0.78%) ClearCase
11 18 (0.78%) Xcode
12 15 (0.65%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.61%) Mockito
13 14 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.52%) ProC
15 12 (0.52%) GoogleTest
General
1 395 (17.20%) Finance
2 355 (15.45%) Banking
3 339 (14.76%) Front Office
4 204 (8.88%) Investment Banking
5 76 (3.31%) Electronics
6 64 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.48%) Games
8 51 (2.22%) Retail
9 29 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.13%) Back Office
11 21 (0.91%) Marketing
12 20 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 14 (0.61%) Military
14 11 (0.48%) Legal
14 11 (0.48%) Automotive
15 9 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.35%) German Language
16 8 (0.35%) Law
17 5 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1401 (60.99%) Developer
2 599 (26.08%) C++ Developer
3 336 (14.63%) Software Engineer
4 146 (6.36%) Java Developer
5 145 (6.31%) Analyst
6 129 (5.62%) Python Developer
7 123 (5.35%) C# Developer
8 118 (5.14%) Quantitative Developer
9 83 (3.61%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 82 (3.57%) Senior Developer
11 79 (3.44%) Software Developer
12 68 (2.96%) C++ Software Engineer
13 62 (2.70%) Architect
14 55 (2.39%) Programmer
15 45 (1.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 43 (1.87%) iOS Developer
17 40 (1.74%) Front Office Developer
17 40 (1.74%) C++/C# Developer
18 37 (1.61%) Quantitative Analyst
19 36 (1.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (13.58%) .NET
2 245 (10.67%) XML
3 179 (7.79%) STL
4 173 (7.53%) HTML
5 158 (6.88%) Web Services
6 136 (5.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 99 (4.31%) CSS
8 83 (3.61%) WPF
9 71 (3.09%) JSON
10 66 (2.87%) jQuery
11 64 (2.79%) FIX Protocol
11 64 (2.79%) Middleware
11 64 (2.79%) Spring
12 58 (2.53%) WCF
13 56 (2.44%) Django
13 56 (2.44%) Qt
13 56 (2.44%) HTML5
14 49 (2.13%) J2EE
15 48 (2.09%) ASP.NET
16 46 (2.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 208 (9.06%) Computer Science
2 203 (8.84%) Fixed Income
3 197 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 180 (7.84%) Derivative
5 109 (4.75%) Mathematics
6 106 (4.61%) Open Source
7 91 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
8 77 (3.35%) Equities
9 62 (2.70%) Credit Risk
10 57 (2.48%) Physics
11 43 (1.87%) Device Driver
12 41 (1.78%) Client/Server
13 38 (1.65%) Statistics
14 37 (1.61%) Mobile App
15 35 (1.52%) Grid Computing
16 34 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
17 31 (1.35%) DTV
17 31 (1.35%) Market Risk
18 29 (1.26%) iPhone
18 29 (1.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 727 (31.65%) Linux
2 436 (18.98%) UNIX
3 403 (17.54%) Windows
4 90 (3.92%) Android
5 78 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 61 (2.66%) Solaris
7 47 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 22 (0.96%) AIX
10 19 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.74%) Windows CE
12 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.70%) HPUX
12 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.57%) Debian
14 11 (0.48%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.44%) VxWorks
16 9 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (20.64%) Software Engineering
2 390 (16.98%) OO
3 326 (14.19%) Multithreading
4 273 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (10.19%) TDD
6 185 (8.05%) Analytics
7 157 (6.84%) Low Latency
8 131 (5.70%) Scrum
9 122 (5.31%) UML
10 121 (5.27%) Unit Testing
11 105 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (4.53%) OOP
13 95 (4.14%) Risk Management
14 91 (3.96%) OOD
15 81 (3.53%) Configuration Management
16 64 (2.79%) Electronic Trading
16 64 (2.79%) BDD
17 62 (2.70%) Validation
18 52 (2.26%) iOS Development
19 51 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 837 (36.44%) Java
2 720 (31.35%) C#
3 596 (25.95%) C
4 564 (24.55%) SQL
5 544 (23.68%) Python
6 286 (12.45%) Perl
7 230 (10.01%) JavaScript
8 141 (6.14%) Ruby
9 139 (6.05%) Shell Script
10 129 (5.62%) PHP
11 111 (4.83%) Scala
12 70 (3.05%) VBA
13 63 (2.74%) VB
14 62 (2.70%) Embedded C
15 56 (2.44%) Embedded C++
16 54 (2.35%) Bash Shell
17 51 (2.22%) Objective-C
17 51 (2.22%) VC++
18 48 (2.09%) VB.NET
19 46 (2.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 336 (14.63%) Degree
2 141 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 83 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 74 (3.22%) PhD
5 35 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.96%) ISEB
7 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.57%) MCSE
9 11 (0.48%) MBA
9 11 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.39%) MCTS
11 8 (0.35%) MCSD
12 7 (0.30%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.26%) CCNA
13 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.22%) CISSP
14 5 (0.22%) HND
14 5 (0.22%) CCVP
14 5 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.00%) QA
2 10 (0.44%) Basel III
3 8 (0.35%) CRD IV
4 7 (0.30%) ISO 8583
5 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.17%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.17%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) EMIR
9 2 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.087%) JTAG
10 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.044%) DICOM
10 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.30%) GPFS
3 6 (0.26%) Varnish
3 6 (0.26%) Sendmail
4 3 (0.13%) NFS
4 3 (0.13%) Xen
4 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.13%) KVM
5 2 (0.087%) HDFS
5 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.087%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.087%) vSphere
6 1 (0.044%) qmail
6 1 (0.044%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.044%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.044%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.044%) Snort
6 1 (0.044%) Nmap
6 1 (0.044%) Squid
Systems Management
1 32 (1.39%) Puppet
2 16 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.52%) Salt
4 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.30%) Nagios
7 4 (0.17%) Control-M
8 3 (0.13%) nmon
8 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.13%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.13%) Cacti
9 2 (0.087%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.087%) Munin
9 2 (0.087%) YUM
9 2 (0.087%) Oozie
9 2 (0.087%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.087%) SCCM
9 2 (0.087%) Nessus
9 2 (0.087%) Opsview
Vendors
1 286 (12.45%) Oracle
2 118 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 100 (4.35%) Sybase
4 40 (1.74%) Perforce
5 37 (1.61%) TIBCO
6 31 (1.35%) IBM
7 29 (1.26%) ION Trading
8 23 (1.00%) Google
9 22 (0.96%) HP
10 17 (0.74%) Bloomberg
11 16 (0.70%) Adobe
11 16 (0.70%) Sun
12 15 (0.65%) SAP
13 14 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.61%) VMware
14 13 (0.57%) 29West
14 13 (0.57%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.52%) Cisco
15 12 (0.52%) Informatica
16 11 (0.48%) Ericsson
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £35 to £55 per hour Rates dependent on experience
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Attractive rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £230 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £40 to £50 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 2 days ago