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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++/C# Developer
Rank 619 587 586
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 36 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 51
Median daily rate £550 £490 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £330 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £715 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £400 £245
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +63.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £38.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.25 -
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 15 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 26 September 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 -20 34 £550 +10.00% 20
London -13 23 £550 -2.22% 6
South East 0 7 £350 -15.15% 2
Oxfordshire -23 3 £375 -17.80%
South West +13 2 £288 -26.98% 5
West Sussex - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - - 6
Devon - 2 £288 -
South Wales - 2 - - 5
Exeter - 2 £288 -
Hampshire +7 1 £330 -
East Midlands -5 1 £300 -
Oxford -20 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Hook - 1 £330 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 90 (100.00%) C#
1 90 (100.00%) C++
2 33 (36.67%) Front Office
3 29 (32.22%) Java
3 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (28.89%) TDD
4 26 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (25.56%) Low Latency
6 22 (24.44%) Electronic Trading
7 21 (23.33%) Python
8 17 (18.89%) Multithreading
8 17 (18.89%) .NET
9 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
10 15 (16.67%) SQL
10 15 (16.67%) Windows
10 15 (16.67%) WPF
10 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (15.56%) OO
11 14 (15.56%) TIBCO
11 14 (15.56%) Rendezvous
12 13 (14.44%) Scrum
12 13 (14.44%) Banking
12 13 (14.44%) High Availability
13 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 11 (12.22%) Finance
15 10 (11.11%) Fixed Income
15 10 (11.11%) Grid Computing
15 10 (11.11%) WinForms
15 10 (11.11%) Derivative
15 10 (11.11%) C

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.22%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.22%) IIS
1 2 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) RMDS
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.67%) SNMP
2 6 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (1.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Big Data
2 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.67%) NUnit
2 6 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.67%) StarTeam
3 3 (3.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.11%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.11%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.11%) FxCop
5 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.11%) MSTest
5 1 (1.11%) NuGet
5 1 (1.11%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.11%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) WiX
General
1 33 (36.67%) Front Office
2 13 (14.44%) Banking
3 11 (12.22%) Finance
4 7 (7.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.56%) Games
6 2 (2.22%) Back Office
6 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
2 15 (16.67%) WPF
3 14 (15.56%) Rendezvous
4 10 (11.11%) Ultra Messaging
4 10 (11.11%) WinForms
5 7 (7.78%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (6.67%) HTML
6 6 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.33%) HTML5
8 3 (3.33%) WCF
8 3 (3.33%) XML
9 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.11%) JSON
9 1 (1.11%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.11%) RESTful
9 1 (1.11%) SOAP
9 1 (1.11%) Spring
9 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Derivative
3 10 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 10 (11.11%) Grid Computing
4 8 (8.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 5 (5.56%) User Experience
6 3 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.22%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.11%) Equities
8 1 (1.11%) Fintech
8 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.11%) Neural Network
8 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) TDD
3 23 (25.56%) Low Latency
4 22 (24.44%) Electronic Trading
5 17 (18.89%) Multithreading
6 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
7 14 (15.56%) OO
8 13 (14.44%) High Availability
8 13 (14.44%) Scrum
9 8 (8.89%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (8.89%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (7.78%) Market Making
10 7 (7.78%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.78%) UML
11 6 (6.67%) MVVM
11 6 (6.67%) Requirements Management
12 5 (5.56%) BDD
12 5 (5.56%) OOD
13 3 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) C#
1 90 (100.00%) C++
2 29 (32.22%) Java
3 21 (23.33%) Python
4 15 (16.67%) SQL
5 10 (11.11%) C
6 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.44%) Ruby
8 3 (3.33%) VBA
9 2 (2.22%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.22%) Scala
9 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.11%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) VB
10 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) TIBCO
2 10 (11.11%) Informatica
3 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.67%) Coverity
5 4 (4.44%) ION Trading
5 4 (4.44%) Oracle
5 4 (4.44%) Reuters
6 2 (2.22%) MapR
7 1 (1.11%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.11%) Perforce
7 1 (1.11%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) Sybase