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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++/C# Developer
Rank 580 554 556
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 33 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.044% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.047% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 27
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£550 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.81% -15.38%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 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++/C# Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -20 29 £550 +22.22% 17
London +1 24 £550 +12.82% 4
City of London +16 10 £550 +29.41% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £243 -
Scotland - 4 £243 -
South East -19 2 £405 - 5
South West - 2 - - 2
Somerset - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £405 - 3
East of England -16 1 £250 -9.09% 4
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Stroud - - - - 1
Wells - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 54 (100.00%) C#
1 54 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 23 (42.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (37.04%) Derivative
5 19 (35.19%) Fixed Income
6 18 (33.33%) Oracle
7 16 (29.63%) STL
7 16 (29.63%) Finance
7 16 (29.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (24.07%) .NET
10 12 (22.22%) XML
10 12 (22.22%) Windows
10 12 (22.22%) WPF
11 11 (20.37%) Analytics
11 11 (20.37%) Python
12 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
12 10 (18.52%) Visual Studio
12 10 (18.52%) Grid Computing
12 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
13 9 (16.67%) Banking
14 8 (14.81%) WCF
14 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Web Application Development
15 7 (12.96%) WinForms
15 7 (12.96%) Front Office
16 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
16 5 (9.26%) Scrum
16 5 (9.26%) Interest Rate Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
3 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Front Office
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) STL
1 16 (29.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 13 (24.07%) .NET
3 12 (22.22%) XML
3 12 (22.22%) WPF
4 8 (14.81%) WCF
5 7 (12.96%) WinForms
6 3 (5.56%) Rendezvous
6 3 (5.56%) MFC
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.56%) REST
7 2 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (3.70%) Middleware
7 2 (3.70%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.85%) HTML
8 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.85%) JSON
8 1 (1.85%) jQuery
8 1 (1.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (37.04%) Derivative
3 19 (35.19%) Fixed Income
4 10 (18.52%) Grid Computing
5 5 (9.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk
7 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.85%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) Analytics
3 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
4 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 7 (12.96%) Web Application Development
6 5 (9.26%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) Greeks
7 3 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) OO
7 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (3.70%) Investment Management
8 2 (3.70%) MVC
8 2 (3.70%) OOD
8 2 (3.70%) TDD
9 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.85%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.85%) SOA
9 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.85%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) C#
1 54 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Python
4 3 (5.56%) VC++
4 3 (5.56%) C++/CLI
5 2 (3.70%) C
5 2 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) Delphi
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.85%) VBA
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) 29West
2 3 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 3 (5.56%) Reuters
2 3 (5.56%) Bloomberg
2 3 (5.56%) Perforce
3 1 (1.85%) DataSynapse
3 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Macromedia