The table below looks at the statistics for the C++/C# Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++/C# Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++/C# Developer
Rank 607 571 569
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 19 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.066% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.070% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 21
Average daily rate £400 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.60% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

C++/C# Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++/C# Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++/C# Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK.

C++/C# Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

C++/C# Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK.

C++/C# Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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 -25 16 £489 -2.25% 29
London -8 10 £600 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -10 3 - -
Wales -12 3 £400 +45.45%
South Wales -14 3 £400 +45.45%
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London +35 2 £400 -20.00% 2
Gwent - 2 £400 -
South East +11 1 £250 -28.57% 4
South West -1 1 £338 +7.14% 2
Cardiff -18 1 £325 +18.18%
Exmouth - 1 £338 -
Cheshire - 1 £310 -
Devon - 1 £338 -
Kent - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 £310 - 3
Canary Wharf - 1 £465 - 1

C++/C# Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++/C# Developer in their job title 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 with C++/C# Developer in their job title.

1 76 (100.00%) C#
1 76 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (53.95%) .NET
3 34 (44.74%) Windows
4 32 (42.11%) SQL
5 22 (28.95%) TDD
6 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 17 (22.37%) Finance
10 16 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
11 15 (19.74%) ADO.NET
12 14 (18.42%) WinForms
12 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
13 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
13 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (17.11%) XML
13 13 (17.11%) Front Office
14 12 (15.79%) OO
14 12 (15.79%) Java
14 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
14 12 (15.79%) Big Data
15 11 (14.47%) Python
16 9 (11.84%) Degree
16 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
16 9 (11.84%) Banking
16 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
16 9 (11.84%) Multithreading

C++/C# Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C++/C# Developer in their job title 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 with C++/C# Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.89%) HTTP
3 3 (3.95%) Internet
4 2 (2.63%) SNMP
4 2 (2.63%) VoIP
5 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) Big Data
3 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) SQLite
5 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.95%) Redis
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) MySQL
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.58%) MSBuild
4 5 (6.58%) Subversion
5 4 (5.26%) WiX
6 3 (3.95%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.63%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.32%) Selenium
8 1 (1.32%) VTune
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Front Office
3 9 (11.84%) Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.58%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (53.95%) .NET
2 15 (19.74%) ADO.NET
3 14 (18.42%) WinForms
4 13 (17.11%) XML
5 6 (7.89%) HTML
6 5 (6.58%) CSS
7 4 (5.26%) WCF
7 4 (5.26%) XHTML
8 3 (3.95%) MFC
9 2 (2.63%) ATL
9 2 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (2.63%) JSON
9 2 (2.63%) SOAP
9 2 (2.63%) STL
9 2 (2.63%) WPF
10 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.32%) COM
10 1 (1.32%) HTML5
10 1 (1.32%) Middleware
10 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
2 7 (9.21%) Derivative
3 5 (6.58%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Physics
5 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.95%) Swaptions
6 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.63%) PlayStation
6 2 (2.63%) Xbox
7 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.32%) Equities
7 1 (1.32%) Exotic Derivative
7 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.74%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
2 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
3 7 (9.21%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.95%) Android
6 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) VMS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) TDD
2 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (15.79%) OO
6 9 (11.84%) Multithreading
7 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.21%) OOP
9 6 (7.89%) Analytics
10 5 (6.58%) ATDD
10 5 (6.58%) Mobile Development
10 5 (6.58%) UML
11 4 (5.26%) BDD
11 4 (5.26%) Risk Analytics
11 4 (5.26%) Scrum
12 3 (3.95%) Line Management
12 3 (3.95%) Refactoring
12 3 (3.95%) Risk Management
13 2 (2.63%) MVVM
13 2 (2.63%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) C#
1 76 (100.00%) C++
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
4 12 (15.79%) Java
5 11 (14.47%) Python
6 6 (7.89%) C
7 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.26%) Ruby
8 4 (5.26%) VB
9 3 (3.95%) VC++
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) VBA
10 2 (2.63%) XAML
11 1 (1.32%) Ada
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.32%) Fortran
11 1 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Varnish
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Coverity
4 1 (1.32%) Akamai
4 1 (1.32%) Facebook
4 1 (1.32%) Lumension
4 1 (1.32%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter