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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++/C# Developer
Rank 566 554 486
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -68
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 33 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.031% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.033% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 48
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£675 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £438 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average 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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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 +6 31 £675 +12.50% 15
London +15 27 £675 +12.50% 4
City of London +15 6 £500 -16.66% 3
South Wales - 2 £275 -
Wales - 2 £275 -
South West - 1 £325 - 4
Wiltshire - 1 £325 - 1
South East - 1 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Chippenham - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Derbyshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) C#
1 48 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (41.67%) Java
3 19 (39.58%) Front Office
4 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (33.33%) Derivative
6 15 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (29.17%) Python
7 14 (29.17%) Multithreading
7 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (27.08%) Low Latency
8 13 (27.08%) OO
9 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 11 (22.92%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) OOP
11 10 (20.83%) Linux
11 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
11 10 (20.83%) .NET
12 9 (18.75%) Fixed Income
12 9 (18.75%) Banking
12 9 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (14.58%) Scrum
13 7 (14.58%) Oracle
13 7 (14.58%) STL
14 6 (12.50%) SQL
14 6 (12.50%) Subversion
14 6 (12.50%) TDD
14 6 (12.50%) NUnit
14 6 (12.50%) Investment Banking
15 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Maya
1 1 (2.08%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) Modbus
2 2 (4.17%) MQTT
2 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.50%) NUnit
2 6 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 19 (39.58%) Front Office
2 9 (18.75%) Banking
3 6 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
5 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (14.58%) STL
4 5 (10.42%) Middleware
5 3 (6.25%) WinForms
5 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) WebSockets
6 2 (4.17%) OpenGL
6 2 (4.17%) JSON
6 2 (4.17%) WPF
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.08%) CSS
7 1 (2.08%) MFC
7 1 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) XML
7 1 (2.08%) Flash
7 1 (2.08%) jQuery
7 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.08%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Derivative
2 15 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (18.75%) Fixed Income
5 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.17%) Physics
6 2 (4.17%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.08%) Equities
7 1 (2.08%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.08%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.08%) Kinect
7 1 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Multithreading
3 13 (27.08%) Low Latency
3 13 (27.08%) OO
4 11 (22.92%) OOP
5 7 (14.58%) Scrum
6 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.17%) UML
9 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
9 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.08%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.08%) Game Development
10 1 (2.08%) Statistical Modelling
10 1 (2.08%) Fund Management
10 1 (2.08%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (2.08%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.08%) OOD
10 1 (2.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) C#
1 48 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (41.67%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) Python
4 6 (12.50%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) VC++
7 2 (4.17%) IronPython
8 1 (2.08%) Lua
8 1 (2.08%) R
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
1 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.08%) Reuters
3 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.08%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Macromedia
3 1 (2.08%) Murex
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