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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++/C# Developer
Rank 591 544 598
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +54
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 52 92 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.16% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 19
Median daily rate £650 £550 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +47.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £333 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 16 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 29 June 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 -49 47 £650 +18.18% 26
London -24 44 £650 +8.33% 7
Wales - 4 £400 -
South Wales - 4 £400 -
City of London +39 3 £650 +13.04% 4
South East -8 2 - - 9
Milton Keynes +9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
South West -4 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £320 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -
Woking - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Bath - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 79 (100.00%) C#
1 79 (100.00%) C++
2 34 (43.04%) Front Office
3 23 (29.11%) Low Latency
4 22 (27.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (26.58%) Electronic Trading
6 20 (25.32%) Java
7 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (20.25%) .NET
10 15 (18.99%) Python
10 15 (18.99%) TDD
10 15 (18.99%) Multithreading
11 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
11 14 (17.72%) Windows
11 14 (17.72%) Finance
12 13 (16.46%) OO
12 13 (16.46%) SQL
13 12 (15.19%) Derivative
13 12 (15.19%) WPF
14 11 (13.92%) Algorithmic Trading
14 11 (13.92%) Performance Optimisation
15 10 (12.66%) WinForms
15 10 (12.66%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (12.66%) C
15 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
15 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
15 10 (12.66%) TIBCO
15 10 (12.66%) Rendezvous
15 10 (12.66%) Market Making

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 (1.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) RMDS
2 1 (1.27%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.59%) SNMP
2 6 (7.59%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.59%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.59%) StarTeam
3 4 (5.06%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.53%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.27%) MSTest
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (43.04%) Front Office
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 9 (11.39%) Banking
4 5 (6.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Games
6 2 (2.53%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) WPF
3 10 (12.66%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (12.66%) Rendezvous
3 10 (12.66%) WinForms
4 6 (7.59%) Ultra Messaging
5 5 (6.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.53%) WCF
6 2 (2.53%) XML
7 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.27%) ATL
7 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.27%) HTML
7 1 (1.27%) JSON
7 1 (1.27%) MFC
7 1 (1.27%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.27%) SOAP
7 1 (1.27%) Spring
7 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (21.52%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.19%) Derivative
4 9 (11.39%) Grid Computing
4 9 (11.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 8 (10.13%) Fixed Income
6 7 (8.86%) Mathematics
7 6 (7.59%) User Experience
8 3 (3.80%) Physics
9 2 (2.53%) Social Gaming
10 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.27%) Equities
10 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.27%) Fintech
10 1 (1.27%) Neural Network
10 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.27%) Statistics
10 1 (1.27%) Swaptions
10 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Low Latency
2 21 (26.58%) Electronic Trading
3 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.99%) Multithreading
4 15 (18.99%) TDD
5 14 (17.72%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.46%) OO
7 11 (13.92%) Algorithmic Trading
7 11 (13.92%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (12.66%) Market Making
8 10 (12.66%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.39%) High Availability
10 8 (10.13%) UML
11 6 (7.59%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (7.59%) Requirements Management
11 6 (7.59%) Scrum
12 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.06%) MVVM
13 4 (5.06%) Refactoring
14 3 (3.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (100.00%) C#
1 79 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 15 (18.99%) Python
4 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 10 (12.66%) C
6 6 (7.59%) VB
7 5 (6.33%) VBA
8 2 (2.53%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) VB6
9 1 (1.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) TIBCO
2 6 (7.59%) Coverity
2 6 (7.59%) Informatica
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.06%) ION Trading
4 4 (5.06%) Reuters
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Sybase