The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++/C# Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++/C# Developer
Rank 619 572 591
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +19
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 34 68 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.13% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 22
Median daily rate £650 £588 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £307 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £735 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.09% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

C++/C# Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C++/C# Developer in the job title.

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 5 May 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 32 £650 +10.63% 19
London -23 25 £650 -1.88% 5
South West -4 4 £375 +19.04% 2
Somerset +11 3 - - 2
City of London +34 2 £700 +9.80%
Gwent - 2 £400 -
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 £375 +15.38%
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
West Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Canary Wharf 0 1 £650 +24.40%
Leeds -5 1 - -
South East -17 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £310 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £310 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, C++/C# Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C++/C# Developer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) C#
1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (36.36%) Front Office
3 17 (30.91%) .NET
4 16 (29.09%) Finance
4 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
5 14 (25.45%) OO
6 12 (21.82%) Mathematics
6 12 (21.82%) Low Latency
6 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.18%) Banking
8 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 10 (18.18%) Windows
8 10 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (16.36%) WPF
9 9 (16.36%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (14.55%) Performance Optimisation
10 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
10 8 (14.55%) SQL
11 7 (12.73%) Games
11 7 (12.73%) WinForms
11 7 (12.73%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (12.73%) Algorithmic Trading
11 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
11 7 (12.73%) Derivative
11 7 (12.73%) Market Making
12 6 (10.91%) Risk Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) Physics

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Endur
2 1 (1.82%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.82%) RMDS
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) SNMP
2 2 (3.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.64%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.82%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.82%) MSTest
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 20 (36.36%) Front Office
2 16 (29.09%) Finance
3 10 (18.18%) Banking
4 7 (12.73%) Games
4 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) WPF
3 7 (12.73%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (12.73%) WinForms
4 5 (9.09%) XML
5 4 (7.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (5.45%) MFC
6 3 (5.45%) WCF
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.64%) ATL
7 2 (3.64%) JSON
7 2 (3.64%) SOAP
8 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.82%) Rendezvous
8 1 (1.82%) RESTful
8 1 (1.82%) Spring
8 1 (1.82%) STL
8 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (21.82%) Mathematics
2 10 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (12.73%) Derivative
4 6 (10.91%) Physics
5 3 (5.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (5.45%) User Experience
6 2 (3.64%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.64%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.64%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.82%) Equities
7 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (1.82%) Swaptions
7 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Multithreading
2 14 (25.45%) OO
3 12 (21.82%) Low Latency
4 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.36%) Electronic Trading
7 8 (14.55%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
8 7 (12.73%) Algorithmic Trading
8 7 (12.73%) Market Making
9 6 (10.91%) Analytics
9 6 (10.91%) Risk Analytics
9 6 (10.91%) TDD
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.27%) OOP
11 4 (7.27%) Refactoring
11 4 (7.27%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) UML
12 3 (5.45%) BDD
12 3 (5.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C#
1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) C
3 6 (10.91%) Java
4 5 (9.09%) VB
5 3 (5.45%) Python
5 3 (5.45%) VBA
5 3 (5.45%) VC++
6 2 (3.64%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) C++/CLI
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) PhD
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) Coverity
3 1 (1.82%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.82%) Lumension
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) OpenLink
3 1 (1.82%) Reuters
3 1 (1.82%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO