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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++/C# Developer
Rank 563 575 498
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -77
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 49 19 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.035% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.038% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 44
Average daily rate
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£675 £588 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.14%
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 12 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 6 May 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 +14 49 £675 +12.50% 5
London +20 41 £675 +12.50% 1
City of London +18 4 £638 +2.00%
West Midlands -14 2 £306 -5.76%
Yorkshire - 2 £241 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £313 -3.84%
Warwick -7 1 £313 -3.84%
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
Sheffield - 1 £213 -
Coventry - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £270 -

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 66 (100.00%) C#
1 66 (100.00%) C++
2 26 (39.39%) Front Office
2 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (34.85%) Multithreading
5 22 (33.33%) Java
6 18 (27.27%) .NET
6 18 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (25.76%) Oracle
7 17 (25.76%) Derivative
8 15 (22.73%) Low Latency
8 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
8 15 (22.73%) OO
9 14 (21.21%) Fixed Income
9 14 (21.21%) Banking
10 13 (19.70%) Subversion
10 13 (19.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 13 (19.70%) Python
11 12 (18.18%) Linux
11 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.67%) NUnit
12 11 (16.67%) STL
12 11 (16.67%) OOP
12 11 (16.67%) Scrum
13 10 (15.15%) Middleware
13 10 (15.15%) SQL
13 10 (15.15%) TDD
13 10 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (7.58%) IIS
1 5 (7.58%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) SSL
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.03%) Modbus
3 2 (3.03%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 13 (19.70%) Subversion
3 11 (16.67%) NUnit
4 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (39.39%) Front Office
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 11 (16.67%) STL
4 10 (15.15%) Middleware
5 8 (12.12%) Web Services
6 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.58%) SignalR
7 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (7.58%) HTML5
7 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.58%) HTML
7 5 (7.58%) Rendezvous
7 5 (7.58%) WCF
8 3 (4.55%) XML
9 2 (3.03%) WPF
9 2 (3.03%) JSON
9 2 (3.03%) WinForms
9 2 (3.03%) Ultra Messaging
9 2 (3.03%) WebSockets
10 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (25.76%) Derivative
4 14 (21.21%) Fixed Income
5 6 (9.09%) PKI
6 2 (3.03%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.52%) Equities
7 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.52%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Multithreading
3 15 (22.73%) Low Latency
3 15 (22.73%) OO
4 11 (16.67%) OOP
4 11 (16.67%) Scrum
5 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 10 (15.15%) TDD
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.03%) UML
8 2 (3.03%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.03%) Analytics
9 1 (1.52%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (1.52%) OOD
9 1 (1.52%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (100.00%) C#
1 66 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (19.70%) Python
4 10 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (7.58%) VC++
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.03%) IronPython
7 1 (1.52%) R
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
1 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) TIBCO
3 5 (7.58%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.52%) Reuters
5 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.52%) Murex