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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 90 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 1173 1651 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 3.13% 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 8.08% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1002 838
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 126 204
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £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 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -27 1073 £475 +5.55% 712
London -22 666 £550 +4.76% 294
City of London -19 176 £575 +6.97% 119
South East -58 151 £350 +6.06% 130
Scotland +8 71 £315 -16.00% 20
South West -20 70 £368 +13.07% 68
East of England -50 49 £375 +25.00% 110
Hampshire -39 47 £350 - 20
North West +7 46 £448 +49.16% 36
Glasgow +9 42 £375 -11.76% 7
Surrey -20 38 £405 +35.00% 36
Gloucestershire -8 30 £360 -17.71% 8
East Midlands +12 29 £375 +7.14% 24
Berkshire -14 29 £400 +23.07% 20
Cambridgeshire -20 27 £375 +25.00% 87
West Midlands -17 21 £350 - 16
Cambridge -18 21 £425 +41.66% 77
Cheshire +9 20 £510 +70.00% 10
Edinburgh +3 19 £243 +115.55% 10
Yorkshire -15 19 £320 +6.66% 24
Warrington +5 18 £515 +71.66% 2
West Yorkshire -9 17 £320 +6.66% 10
Dorset +10 16 £431 - 21
North East -8 15 £275 -13.38% 17
South Wales -20 15 £318 +15.45% 4
Wales -26 15 £318 +15.45% 8
Nottinghamshire +23 13 £413 +17.85% 11
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £320 -28.88% 4
Reading -2 12 £400 +48.14% 8
Nottingham +19 11 £413 +17.85% 10

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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++.

1 879 (38.38%) Java
2 734 (32.05%) Linux
3 720 (31.44%) C#
4 594 (25.94%) SQL
5 588 (25.68%) C
6 545 (23.80%) Python
7 459 (20.04%) Software Engineering
8 458 (20.00%) UNIX
9 418 (18.25%) Windows
10 404 (17.64%) OO
11 399 (17.42%) Finance
12 346 (15.11%) Banking
13 334 (14.59%) Degree
13 334 (14.59%) Multithreading
14 319 (13.93%) Front Office
15 306 (13.36%) .NET
16 305 (13.32%) Oracle
17 279 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
18 259 (11.31%) XML
19 252 (11.00%) TDD
20 245 (10.70%) Perl
21 241 (10.52%) JavaScript
22 211 (9.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 204 (8.91%) Computer Science
24 197 (8.60%) SQL Server
25 192 (8.38%) Investment Banking
26 189 (8.25%) STL
27 174 (7.60%) HTML
28 171 (7.47%) Fixed Income
29 169 (7.38%) Low Latency

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.88%) Apache
2 32 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.22%) Node.js
4 23 (1.00%) IIS
5 16 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 16 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.57%) MQSeries
7 13 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (0.35%) ColdFusion
8 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.26%) SAS
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.22%) Confluence
12 4 (0.17%) CICS
12 4 (0.17%) CMS
12 4 (0.17%) Moodle
12 4 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 56 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.00%) MS Office
3 9 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.31%) MS Project
5 7 (0.31%) Simulink
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.13%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.087%) GIMP
9 1 (0.044%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.044%) Houdini
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) ION MarketView
1 7 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
3 4 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.17%) Summit
3 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.087%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.087%) Endur
5 2 (0.087%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.087%) RMDS
5 2 (0.087%) AWD
6 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.044%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.044%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.39%) Force.com
5 6 (0.26%) GitHub
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.22%) SaaS
6 5 (0.22%) PaaS
7 4 (0.17%) IaaS
8 3 (0.13%) Heroku
8 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.044%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 82 (3.58%) HTTP
3 31 (1.35%) Internet
4 27 (1.18%) VoIP
5 26 (1.14%) Multicast
6 25 (1.09%) DNS
7 20 (0.87%) LTE
8 19 (0.83%) DVB
9 17 (0.74%) Firewall
10 16 (0.70%) SAN
10 16 (0.70%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.66%) 3G
12 14 (0.61%) SSL
12 14 (0.61%) LDAP
12 14 (0.61%) GSM
12 14 (0.61%) Wireless
13 12 (0.52%) ZigBee
13 12 (0.52%) DHCP
13 12 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.48%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.28%) MySQL
3 103 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 73 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 53 (2.31%) Big Data
6 51 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 45 (1.97%) KDB
8 43 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 37 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 29 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.74%) DB2
16 16 (0.70%) ObjectStore
17 15 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.48%) OLTP
19 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 121 (5.28%) Subversion
2 88 (3.84%) Visual Studio
3 63 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 44 (1.92%) JIRA
5 39 (1.70%) Eclipse
6 34 (1.48%) JUnit
7 33 (1.44%) Selenium
8 28 (1.22%) Maven
8 28 (1.22%) Jenkins
9 24 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
10 20 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
12 17 (0.74%) ClearCase
13 16 (0.70%) Xcode
14 15 (0.66%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.57%) PHPUnit
15 13 (0.57%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.57%) NetBeans
15 13 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 13 (0.57%) ProC
General
1 399 (17.42%) Finance
2 346 (15.11%) Banking
3 319 (13.93%) Front Office
4 192 (8.38%) Investment Banking
5 79 (3.45%) Electronics
6 67 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.49%) Games
8 53 (2.31%) Retail
9 32 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.00%) Back Office
12 22 (0.96%) Marketing
13 20 (0.87%) Aerospace
14 17 (0.74%) Automotive
15 14 (0.61%) Military
16 10 (0.44%) Legal
17 9 (0.39%) Publishing
17 9 (0.39%) Law
18 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1447 (63.19%) Developer
2 639 (27.90%) C++ Developer
3 328 (14.32%) Software Engineer
4 153 (6.68%) Java Developer
5 134 (5.85%) Python Developer
6 130 (5.68%) Analyst
7 117 (5.11%) C# Developer
8 114 (4.98%) Quantitative Developer
9 86 (3.76%) Senior Developer
10 79 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 79 (3.45%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 65 (2.84%) Architect
12 60 (2.62%) C++ Software Engineer
13 58 (2.53%) Programmer
14 46 (2.01%) C++/C# Developer
15 44 (1.92%) Consultant
16 43 (1.88%) Front Office Developer
17 42 (1.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 41 (1.79%) iOS Developer
19 37 (1.62%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (13.36%) .NET
2 259 (11.31%) XML
3 189 (8.25%) STL
4 174 (7.60%) HTML
5 165 (7.21%) Web Services
6 132 (5.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 96 (4.19%) CSS
8 77 (3.36%) WPF
9 74 (3.23%) Spring
9 74 (3.23%) JSON
10 72 (3.14%) jQuery
11 70 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
12 61 (2.66%) Qt
13 59 (2.58%) HTML5
13 59 (2.58%) WCF
14 55 (2.40%) J2EE
15 54 (2.36%) SOAP
16 53 (2.31%) XSLT
16 53 (2.31%) Middleware
17 50 (2.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 204 (8.91%) Computer Science
3 171 (7.47%) Fixed Income
4 158 (6.90%) Derivative
5 113 (4.93%) Open Source
6 112 (4.89%) Mathematics
7 90 (3.93%) Embedded Systems
8 67 (2.93%) Equities
9 56 (2.45%) Physics
10 53 (2.31%) Credit Risk
11 43 (1.88%) Device Driver
12 41 (1.79%) Client/Server
13 37 (1.62%) Mobile App
14 34 (1.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 34 (1.48%) Statistics
15 33 (1.44%) Grid Computing
16 32 (1.40%) DTV
16 32 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
16 32 (1.40%) Market Risk
17 30 (1.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 734 (32.05%) Linux
2 458 (20.00%) UNIX
3 418 (18.25%) Windows
4 90 (3.93%) Android
5 87 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 57 (2.49%) Solaris
7 40 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (1.22%) AIX
9 23 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.92%) Windows CE
11 14 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.61%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
12 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.52%) VxWorks
13 12 (0.52%) Debian
13 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (20.04%) Software Engineering
2 404 (17.64%) OO
3 334 (14.59%) Multithreading
4 279 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
5 252 (11.00%) TDD
6 169 (7.38%) Low Latency
7 155 (6.77%) Analytics
8 131 (5.72%) Scrum
9 123 (5.37%) Unit Testing
10 117 (5.11%) UML
11 105 (4.59%) OOP
12 94 (4.10%) Risk Management
13 93 (4.06%) OOD
14 87 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (3.14%) Configuration Management
16 68 (2.97%) BDD
17 62 (2.71%) Electronic Trading
18 61 (2.66%) Validation
19 53 (2.31%) iOS Development
20 50 (2.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 879 (38.38%) Java
2 720 (31.44%) C#
3 594 (25.94%) SQL
4 588 (25.68%) C
5 545 (23.80%) Python
6 245 (10.70%) Perl
7 241 (10.52%) JavaScript
8 139 (6.07%) Ruby
9 135 (5.90%) Shell Script
10 132 (5.76%) PHP
11 113 (4.93%) Scala
12 70 (3.06%) Embedded C
13 61 (2.66%) Embedded C++
13 61 (2.66%) VBA
14 52 (2.27%) VB
14 52 (2.27%) Objective-C
15 48 (2.10%) Bash Shell
16 43 (1.88%) MATLAB
17 42 (1.83%) VC++
18 36 (1.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 334 (14.59%) Degree
2 118 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.66%) PhD
5 32 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.79%) ISEB
8 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.44%) MCSE
11 7 (0.31%) CCNA
11 7 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.31%) MCTS
12 6 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.26%) HND
13 5 (0.22%) MCSD
13 5 (0.22%) CISSP
13 5 (0.22%) MBA
13 5 (0.22%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.31%) QA
2 9 (0.39%) Basel III
3 8 (0.35%) ISO 8583
4 7 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.22%) CRD IV
5 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.13%) EMIR
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.087%) JTAG
9 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.044%) DICOM
9 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.044%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.31%) GPFS
3 6 (0.26%) Varnish
4 5 (0.22%) NFS
5 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.087%) KVM
6 2 (0.087%) HDFS
6 2 (0.087%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.087%) Xen
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.044%) Nmap
7 1 (0.044%) RACF
Systems Management
1 35 (1.53%) Puppet
2 22 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.57%) Salt
4 12 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.22%) Control-M
8 4 (0.17%) Nagios
9 3 (0.13%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.13%) nmon
10 2 (0.087%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.087%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.087%) YUM
10 2 (0.087%) Oozie
10 2 (0.087%) SCCM
10 2 (0.087%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.044%) OpenView
11 1 (0.044%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.044%) MOM
11 1 (0.044%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 305 (13.32%) Oracle
2 120 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 81 (3.54%) Sybase
4 30 (1.31%) Perforce
5 29 (1.27%) TIBCO
6 28 (1.22%) IBM
7 25 (1.09%) Google
8 21 (0.92%) HP
9 18 (0.79%) Adobe
9 18 (0.79%) Red Hat
9 18 (0.79%) ION Trading
10 17 (0.74%) VMware
10 17 (0.74%) SAP
11 16 (0.70%) Bloomberg
12 14 (0.61%) Cisco
13 13 (0.57%) Sun
13 13 (0.57%) JBoss
13 13 (0.57%) Informatica
14 12 (0.52%) Veritas
14 12 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
Southampton, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competive (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per Day / £40k-£60k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 3 days ago