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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 88 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 1159 1534 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 3.01% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.72% 7.89% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 953 807
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 228
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 £35.00 £31.95 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £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
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
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 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
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 25 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 25 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 25 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
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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 -26 1064 £450 -5.26% 729
London -20 647 £550 +2.32% 309
City of London -24 169 £588 +6.81% 129
South East -28 156 £350 +1.44% 126
Scotland -15 71 £265 -29.33% 26
South West -1 61 £328 -6.42% 74
East of England -37 58 £363 +3.57% 104
Hampshire -40 51 £350 -2.02% 18
North West +16 44 £473 +57.50% 27
Yorkshire +13 43 £320 +6.66% 28
West Yorkshire +11 40 £320 +6.66% 17
Glasgow -1 38 £375 -6.25% 8
Surrey -20 36 £375 +15.38% 34
Leeds +9 35 £320 +6.66% 9
Cambridgeshire -17 34 £388 +10.71% 78
Gloucestershire +8 30 £350 -20.00% 13
Berkshire +2 27 £325 - 30
Cambridge -13 27 £410 +20.58% 66
Edinburgh +4 24 £245 +35.17% 16
Cheshire +14 20 £510 +104.00% 3
East Midlands +4 19 £353 -8.88% 25
Warrington - 18 £515 -
West Midlands -19 15 £350 +27.27% 19
Hertfordshire +5 14 £330 +6.45% 17
Somerset -8 14 £325 +4.83% 8
East Sussex +6 13 £220 - 5
Leicestershire +5 13 £325 -7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £323 -53.92% 6
Wales -22 13 £281 +2.27% 12
Brighton +13 12 £200 - 5

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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++.

1 834 (36.53%) Java
2 722 (31.63%) C#
3 713 (31.23%) Linux
4 601 (26.33%) C
5 551 (24.13%) SQL
6 532 (23.30%) Python
7 473 (20.72%) Software Engineering
8 431 (18.88%) UNIX
9 402 (17.61%) Windows
10 395 (17.30%) Finance
11 384 (16.82%) OO
12 360 (15.77%) Banking
13 338 (14.81%) Degree
13 338 (14.81%) Front Office
14 330 (14.45%) Multithreading
15 319 (13.97%) .NET
16 283 (12.40%) Perl
17 281 (12.31%) Oracle
18 267 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
19 236 (10.34%) XML
20 230 (10.07%) TDD
21 223 (9.77%) JavaScript
22 210 (9.20%) SQL Server
22 210 (9.20%) Computer Science
23 207 (9.07%) Investment Banking
24 204 (8.94%) Fixed Income
25 193 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 182 (7.97%) Analytics
27 178 (7.80%) Derivative
28 177 (7.75%) STL

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 36 (1.58%) Apache
2 30 (1.31%) Node.js
3 29 (1.27%) IIS
4 27 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.88%) SAS
6 15 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
7 13 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
7 13 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.48%) MQSeries
9 11 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.44%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.35%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.13%) Confluence
13 3 (0.13%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.13%) CICS
13 3 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 55 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.88%) MS Office
3 13 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) Simulink
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.13%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.088%) MS Project
8 2 (0.088%) GIMP
9 1 (0.044%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.044%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.044%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.22%) Summit
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.13%) AWD
5 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
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
7 1 (0.044%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.44%) GitHub
4 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.31%) Force.com
6 5 (0.22%) SaaS
7 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.18%) IaaS
8 3 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.088%) Heroku
10 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 69 (3.02%) HTTP
3 31 (1.36%) Internet
4 24 (1.05%) VoIP
5 22 (0.96%) DNS
6 21 (0.92%) LTE
7 17 (0.74%) 3G
8 16 (0.70%) DVB
8 16 (0.70%) Multicast
9 15 (0.66%) Ethernet
9 15 (0.66%) Firewall
10 14 (0.61%) SNMP
11 13 (0.57%) SSL
11 13 (0.57%) GSM
11 13 (0.57%) Wireshark
12 12 (0.53%) 4G
12 12 (0.53%) Wireless
12 12 (0.53%) 2G
13 10 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
13 10 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.43%) MySQL
3 93 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 75 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.28%) KDB
6 51 (2.23%) Big Data
7 42 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 34 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.79%) Apache Hive
15 17 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.57%) ObjectStore
17 12 (0.53%) Data Mining
17 12 (0.53%) DB2
17 12 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (4.42%) Subversion
2 93 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 61 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 44 (1.93%) Jenkins
5 41 (1.80%) Eclipse
6 33 (1.45%) JUnit
7 31 (1.36%) JIRA
8 28 (1.23%) Selenium
9 20 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
10 19 (0.83%) Maven
10 19 (0.83%) Ant
10 19 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
11 18 (0.79%) Xcode
12 17 (0.74%) ClearCase
13 15 (0.66%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.61%) Mockito
15 12 (0.53%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.53%) ProC
16 10 (0.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 395 (17.30%) Finance
2 360 (15.77%) Banking
3 338 (14.81%) Front Office
4 207 (9.07%) Investment Banking
5 75 (3.29%) Electronics
6 65 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 62 (2.72%) Games
8 51 (2.23%) Retail
9 30 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.23%) Back Office
12 20 (0.88%) Aerospace
12 20 (0.88%) Marketing
13 15 (0.66%) Military
14 13 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.48%) Legal
16 10 (0.44%) Automotive
17 8 (0.35%) Law
17 8 (0.35%) German Language
18 5 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1390 (60.88%) Developer
2 598 (26.19%) C++ Developer
3 332 (14.54%) Software Engineer
4 147 (6.44%) Analyst
5 145 (6.35%) Java Developer
6 125 (5.48%) Python Developer
7 121 (5.30%) C# Developer
8 119 (5.21%) Quantitative Developer
9 84 (3.68%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 82 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 78 (3.42%) Software Developer
12 70 (3.07%) C++ Software Engineer
13 63 (2.76%) Architect
14 55 (2.41%) Programmer
15 44 (1.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 44 (1.93%) iOS Developer
16 38 (1.66%) C++/C# Developer
17 37 (1.62%) Front Office Developer
17 37 (1.62%) Consultant
17 37 (1.62%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (13.97%) .NET
2 236 (10.34%) XML
3 177 (7.75%) STL
4 169 (7.40%) HTML
5 157 (6.88%) Web Services
6 133 (5.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 97 (4.25%) CSS
8 82 (3.59%) WPF
9 68 (2.98%) JSON
10 66 (2.89%) Middleware
11 64 (2.80%) FIX Protocol
12 63 (2.76%) jQuery
13 61 (2.67%) Spring
14 56 (2.45%) Qt
15 55 (2.41%) WCF
16 54 (2.37%) Django
17 53 (2.32%) HTML5
18 52 (2.28%) J2EE
19 49 (2.15%) OpenGL
20 46 (2.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.20%) Computer Science
2 204 (8.94%) Fixed Income
3 193 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 178 (7.80%) Derivative
5 108 (4.73%) Mathematics
6 107 (4.69%) Open Source
7 89 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
8 74 (3.24%) Equities
9 62 (2.72%) Credit Risk
10 57 (2.50%) Physics
11 41 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 41 (1.80%) Device Driver
12 36 (1.58%) Statistics
12 36 (1.58%) Credit Derivative
12 36 (1.58%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.36%) Market Risk
13 31 (1.36%) DTV
13 31 (1.36%) Grid Computing
14 30 (1.31%) iPhone
15 28 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 713 (31.23%) Linux
2 431 (18.88%) UNIX
3 402 (17.61%) Windows
4 92 (4.03%) Android
5 78 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 58 (2.54%) Solaris
7 45 (1.97%) Embedded Linux
8 24 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 21 (0.92%) AIX
10 18 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.70%) HPUX
11 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.66%) Windows CE
12 15 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.57%) Debian
14 10 (0.44%) VxWorks
15 9 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (20.72%) Software Engineering
2 384 (16.82%) OO
3 330 (14.45%) Multithreading
4 267 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (10.07%) TDD
6 182 (7.97%) Analytics
7 158 (6.92%) Low Latency
8 128 (5.61%) Scrum
9 119 (5.21%) UML
9 119 (5.21%) Unit Testing
10 107 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (4.47%) OOP
12 95 (4.16%) Risk Management
13 88 (3.85%) OOD
14 81 (3.55%) Configuration Management
15 64 (2.80%) Electronic Trading
16 62 (2.72%) BDD
17 57 (2.50%) Validation
18 53 (2.32%) iOS Development
19 51 (2.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 834 (36.53%) Java
2 722 (31.63%) C#
3 601 (26.33%) C
4 551 (24.13%) SQL
5 532 (23.30%) Python
6 283 (12.40%) Perl
7 223 (9.77%) JavaScript
8 137 (6.00%) Ruby
9 135 (5.91%) Shell Script
10 128 (5.61%) PHP
11 110 (4.82%) Scala
12 71 (3.11%) VBA
13 67 (2.93%) VB
14 57 (2.50%) Embedded C
15 53 (2.32%) Objective-C
16 52 (2.28%) VB.NET
17 51 (2.23%) Bash Shell
18 50 (2.19%) VC++
18 50 (2.19%) Embedded C++
19 44 (1.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 338 (14.81%) Degree
2 137 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 80 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.07%) PhD
5 34 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.96%) ISEB
7 15 (0.66%) 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 6 (0.26%) CCNA
12 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.22%) CISSP
13 5 (0.22%) HND
13 5 (0.22%) CCVP
13 5 (0.22%) CEH
13 5 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (1.93%) QA
2 12 (0.53%) Basel III
3 8 (0.35%) CRD IV
4 6 (0.26%) ISO 8583
4 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.18%) SLA
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.088%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.088%) JTAG
9 1 (0.044%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.044%) DICOM
9 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.26%) Sendmail
2 6 (0.26%) Varnish
3 5 (0.22%) GPFS
4 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.13%) KVM
4 3 (0.13%) Xen
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.088%) HDFS
5 2 (0.088%) vSphere
6 1 (0.044%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.044%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.044%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.044%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.044%) qmail
6 1 (0.044%) RACF
6 1 (0.044%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.044%) Snort
6 1 (0.044%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 27 (1.18%) Puppet
2 15 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.53%) Salt
4 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.22%) Nagios
7 4 (0.18%) Tivoli NetView
7 4 (0.18%) Control-M
8 3 (0.13%) Cacti
8 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.13%) nmon
9 2 (0.088%) Opsview
9 2 (0.088%) SCCM
9 2 (0.088%) Nessus
9 2 (0.088%) WMI
9 2 (0.088%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.088%) Munin
9 2 (0.088%) Oozie
10 1 (0.044%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 281 (12.31%) Oracle
2 111 (4.86%) Microsoft
3 101 (4.42%) Sybase
4 45 (1.97%) TIBCO
5 41 (1.80%) Perforce
6 31 (1.36%) ION Trading
7 30 (1.31%) IBM
8 22 (0.96%) HP
9 20 (0.88%) Google
9 20 (0.88%) 29West
10 17 (0.74%) Bloomberg
11 15 (0.66%) Adobe
11 15 (0.66%) SAP
12 14 (0.61%) Sun
13 13 (0.57%) VMware
13 13 (0.57%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.53%) Cisco
15 11 (0.48%) Informatica
15 11 (0.48%) Greenplum
16 10 (0.44%) Talend
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Wiltshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Dorset
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