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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 85 91 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing C++ 1221 1140 1515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 2.06% 3.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 5.56% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 733 896
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 103 130
Average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.68 £26.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 1114 £500 +5.26% 758
London -5 603 £565 -1.73% 252
South East +17 259 £355 +1.42% 174
City of London -27 127 £550 -12.00% 85
Hampshire +17 81 £350 - 41
South West +29 78 £370 +7.24% 76
East of England +7 48 £300 -6.25% 105
Scotland +12 46 £314 -16.33% 21
Berkshire +6 46 £350 +12.00% 29
Surrey -6 38 £408 +16.42% 37
North West -5 36 £375 +3.44% 46
Gloucestershire +6 32 £438 +59.09% 13
East Midlands +6 25 £305 -21.29% 24
West Midlands -1 25 £295 -1.66% 23
Buckinghamshire +11 23 £415 +3.10% 12
Oxfordshire -11 21 £300 -6.25% 25
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £285 +5.55% 74
Wiltshire +27 18 £325 -18.75% 8
Cambridge -2 18 £285 +5.55% 64
Reading +6 17 £390 +239.13% 14
Cheshire +1 17 £391 +160.83% 12
Yorkshire -20 17 £300 -6.97% 37
Milton Keynes +6 16 £450 +36.36% 4
Oxford -1 16 £300 -20.00% 6
Manchester -3 16 £375 -4.76% 30
Cheltenham +4 14 £438 +59.09% 4
Glasgow -17 14 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire -17 14 £300 -6.97% 21
West Sussex -18 14 £375 +27.11% 7
Hertfordshire +10 13 £313 -2.34% 18

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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++.

1 834 (36.32%) Java
2 805 (35.06%) Linux
3 726 (31.62%) C#
4 605 (26.35%) C
5 568 (24.74%) SQL
6 537 (23.39%) UNIX
7 533 (23.21%) Python
8 516 (22.47%) Software Engineering
9 443 (19.29%) Windows
10 436 (18.99%) Finance
11 430 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
12 429 (18.68%) Multithreading
13 403 (17.55%) OO
14 398 (17.33%) .NET
15 362 (15.77%) Banking
16 315 (13.72%) Front Office
17 298 (12.98%) Oracle
18 279 (12.15%) Perl
19 271 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
20 264 (11.50%) Security Cleared
21 251 (10.93%) Degree
22 241 (10.50%) JavaScript
23 218 (9.49%) HTML
24 217 (9.45%) Investment Banking
25 202 (8.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 197 (8.58%) STL
26 197 (8.58%) XML
27 191 (8.32%) SQL Server
28 188 (8.19%) SC Cleared
28 188 (8.19%) Low Latency

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (2.22%) IIS
2 37 (1.61%) Node.js
3 33 (1.44%) Apache
4 32 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
9 12 (0.52%) MQSeries
9 12 (0.52%) JBoss
10 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (0.26%) SAS
14 5 (0.22%) Oracle 10gAS
15 4 (0.17%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 73 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 42 (1.83%) MS Office
3 25 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.83%) Doxygen
4 19 (0.83%) Simulink
5 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.30%) Maya
7 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.22%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.087%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.39%) Summit
3 6 (0.26%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.13%) RMDS
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.087%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.087%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.044%) Eikon
7 1 (0.044%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.044%) HFM
7 1 (0.044%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.044%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.044%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.22%) GitHub
5 4 (0.17%) SaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.087%) PaaS
7 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.087%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.087%) IaaS
7 2 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.044%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.044%) Datadog
8 1 (0.044%) Route 53
8 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 50 (2.18%) 3G
3 47 (2.05%) HTTP
4 41 (1.79%) Firewall
4 41 (1.79%) Internet
5 37 (1.61%) 2G
6 36 (1.57%) SSL
7 33 (1.44%) LTE
8 29 (1.26%) 4G
9 27 (1.18%) Bluetooth
9 27 (1.18%) DNS
10 24 (1.05%) Wireshark
10 24 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.87%) Ethernet
13 19 (0.83%) SNMP
14 18 (0.78%) Wireless
14 18 (0.78%) SAN
15 17 (0.74%) LDAP
15 17 (0.74%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 85 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 65 (2.83%) MySQL
5 54 (2.35%) Big Data
6 52 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 46 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 39 (1.70%) OLTP
10 36 (1.57%) KDB
11 30 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.74%) MongoDB
17 16 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (0.61%) Data Mining
18 14 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 173 (7.53%) Subversion
2 142 (6.18%) Visual Studio
3 128 (5.57%) Git (software)
4 89 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 84 (3.66%) ClearCase
6 66 (2.87%) NUnit
7 60 (2.61%) JIRA
8 55 (2.40%) Ant
9 45 (1.96%) GoogleTest
10 43 (1.87%) CppUnit
11 41 (1.79%) Maven
12 30 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 29 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (1.22%) JUnit
14 28 (1.22%) TeamCity
14 28 (1.22%) CruiseControl
15 26 (1.13%) ClearQuest
16 24 (1.05%) Mercurial
17 22 (0.96%) Gradle
18 20 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 436 (18.99%) Finance
2 362 (15.77%) Banking
3 315 (13.72%) Front Office
4 217 (9.45%) Investment Banking
5 89 (3.88%) Electronics
6 58 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.18%) Games
8 23 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.00%) Law
9 22 (0.96%) Retail
10 21 (0.91%) Automotive
11 19 (0.83%) Marketing
11 19 (0.83%) Military
12 16 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.65%) Advertising
14 12 (0.52%) Back Office
15 10 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.30%) Billing
17 7 (0.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1373 (59.80%) Developer
2 636 (27.70%) C++ Developer
3 336 (14.63%) Software Engineer
4 148 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 136 (5.92%) C# Developer
6 129 (5.62%) Software Developer
7 114 (4.97%) Senior Developer
8 113 (4.92%) Analyst
9 89 (3.88%) Architect
10 73 (3.18%) .NET Developer
11 70 (3.05%) Quantitative Developer
11 70 (3.05%) Programmer
12 65 (2.83%) Python Developer
13 63 (2.74%) C++/C# Developer
14 56 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 46 (2.00%) C++ Software Engineer
15 46 (2.00%) C++/Java Developer
16 37 (1.61%) iOS Developer
17 32 (1.39%) C Developer
17 32 (1.39%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (17.33%) .NET
2 218 (9.49%) HTML
3 197 (8.58%) STL
3 197 (8.58%) XML
4 125 (5.44%) Web Services
5 106 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 98 (4.27%) CSS
7 91 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
8 79 (3.44%) Middleware
9 75 (3.27%) HTML5
10 71 (3.09%) ASP.NET
11 68 (2.96%) Qt
12 54 (2.35%) WPF
13 51 (2.22%) WCF
14 45 (1.96%) .NET Framework
15 38 (1.66%) OpenGL
15 38 (1.66%) Rendezvous
15 38 (1.66%) REST
16 37 (1.61%) AngularJS
16 37 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (8.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 173 (7.53%) Derivative
4 157 (6.84%) Computer Science
5 141 (6.14%) Fixed Income
6 100 (4.36%) Algorithms
7 96 (4.18%) Equities
8 90 (3.92%) Mathematics
9 58 (2.53%) Client/Server
10 49 (2.13%) Open Source
11 46 (2.00%) Physics
12 44 (1.92%) Grid Computing
13 43 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
14 42 (1.83%) Mobile App
15 38 (1.66%) Management Information System
16 34 (1.48%) User Experience
17 33 (1.44%) Device Driver
18 31 (1.35%) Credit Risk
19 26 (1.13%) Market Risk
20 24 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 805 (35.06%) Linux
2 537 (23.39%) UNIX
3 443 (19.29%) Windows
4 79 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 78 (3.40%) Android
6 54 (2.35%) Solaris
7 41 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
9 27 (1.18%) AIX
10 23 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.78%) VxWorks
12 17 (0.74%) Windows CE
13 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.52%) HPUX
16 11 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.39%) CentOS
18 8 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (22.47%) Software Engineering
2 430 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (18.68%) Multithreading
4 403 (17.55%) OO
5 188 (8.19%) Low Latency
6 171 (7.45%) TDD
7 170 (7.40%) UML
8 164 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (5.75%) Scrum
10 127 (5.53%) OOD
11 112 (4.88%) Configuration Management
12 108 (4.70%) OOP
13 95 (4.14%) Analytics
14 87 (3.79%) Unit Testing
15 73 (3.18%) Project Management
16 65 (2.83%) Electronic Trading
17 61 (2.66%) Requirements Analysis
18 55 (2.40%) Risk Management
19 53 (2.31%) Validation
20 50 (2.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 834 (36.32%) Java
2 726 (31.62%) C#
3 605 (26.35%) C
4 568 (24.74%) SQL
5 533 (23.21%) Python
6 279 (12.15%) Perl
7 241 (10.50%) JavaScript
8 134 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 123 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 108 (4.70%) Ruby
11 93 (4.05%) Embedded C++
12 78 (3.40%) Embedded C
13 66 (2.87%) VB
14 65 (2.83%) PHP
15 60 (2.61%) Objective-C
16 59 (2.57%) VBA
17 43 (1.87%) T-SQL
18 42 (1.83%) PL/SQL
19 40 (1.74%) MATLAB
20 37 (1.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 264 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 251 (10.93%) Degree
3 188 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 67 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.35%) PhD
6 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.30%) ISEB
7 6 (0.26%) CISSP
7 6 (0.26%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.087%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.044%) OSCP
11 1 (0.044%) CEH
11 1 (0.044%) MCPD
11 1 (0.044%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.044%) CCNP
11 1 (0.044%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.35%) QA
2 10 (0.44%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.30%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.22%) COREP
4 5 (0.22%) FINREP
4 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.13%) DICOM
5 3 (0.13%) SLA
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.087%) JTAG
6 2 (0.087%) MiFID
6 2 (0.087%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.044%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (1.09%) Firmware
2 24 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.57%) Sendmail
3 13 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.35%) Samba
4 8 (0.35%) GPFS
5 5 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.13%) Docker
6 3 (0.13%) Xen
6 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.087%) NFS
7 2 (0.087%) vSphere
7 2 (0.087%) QEMU
7 2 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.087%) iptables
7 2 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.087%) KVM
8 1 (0.044%) HDFS
8 1 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 34 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
2 24 (1.05%) Puppet
3 20 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.78%) BladeLogic
5 17 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
6 13 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
7 11 (0.48%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.30%) Control-M
9 6 (0.26%) Salt
10 5 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.22%) SCSM
10 5 (0.22%) yum
10 5 (0.22%) SCOM
11 3 (0.13%) Nagios
12 2 (0.087%) YaST
12 2 (0.087%) Ganglia
12 2 (0.087%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (0.087%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.087%) Ansible
Vendors
1 298 (12.98%) Oracle
2 174 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 90 (3.92%) Sybase
4 73 (3.18%) TIBCO
5 52 (2.26%) VMware
6 38 (1.66%) Red Hat
7 36 (1.57%) IBM
8 27 (1.18%) Perforce
9 26 (1.13%) ION Trading
10 25 (1.09%) Google
11 19 (0.83%) Solace
12 17 (0.74%) Cisco
13 15 (0.65%) Huawei
14 14 (0.61%) Veritas
14 14 (0.61%) Splunk
14 14 (0.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 13 (0.57%) Blue Coat
15 13 (0.57%) NetApp
15 13 (0.57%) Juniper
15 13 (0.57%) Ericsson
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
e-Recruiter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £19 to £23 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 23 hours ago
England
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £35 - £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday