The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior C++ Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior C++ Developer
Rank 566 544 511
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 15 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.047% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 21
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£575 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £368 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £633 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £600
% change year-on-year
- -41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £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 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Senior C++ Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior C++ Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior C++ Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior C++ Developer within the UK.

Senior C++ Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Senior C++ Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior C++ Developer within the UK.

Senior C++ Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 -15 11 £600 +9.09% 12
London -18 8 £600 +6.66% 8
East of England - 2 £319 -
South West - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £288 -
Luton - 1 £350 -
Ipswich - 1 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chertsey - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Royston - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -

Senior C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior C++ Developer in their job title.

1 33 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (69.70%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) STL
4 17 (51.52%) Banking
5 16 (48.48%) XML
5 16 (48.48%) Linux
6 14 (42.42%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (39.39%) Investment Banking
8 12 (36.36%) Visual Studio
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 11 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 11 (33.33%) UNIX
9 11 (33.33%) HTTP
9 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (30.30%) Multithreading
10 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (30.30%) C#
11 9 (27.27%) .NET
11 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
12 8 (24.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (18.18%) Low Latency
13 6 (18.18%) Java
14 5 (15.15%) Windows
14 5 (15.15%) Middleware
14 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
15 4 (12.12%) Sybase ASE
15 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
15 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (12.12%) Project Management

Senior C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior C++ Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) Sybase ASE
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.12%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) CodeRush
2 1 (3.03%) GoogleTest
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (51.52%) Banking
2 13 (39.39%) Investment Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Front Office
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) STL
2 16 (48.48%) XML
3 14 (42.42%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (27.27%) .NET
4 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (24.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (15.15%) Middleware
7 2 (6.06%) Qt
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
8 1 (3.03%) HTML5
8 1 (3.03%) jQuery
8 1 (3.03%) HTML
8 1 (3.03%) Web Services
8 1 (3.03%) ATL
8 1 (3.03%) COM+
8 1 (3.03%) DCOM
8 1 (3.03%) CSS
8 1 (3.03%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Physics
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Multithreading
2 6 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.06%) System Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
7 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Coaching
7 1 (3.03%) OOD
7 1 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (69.70%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 10 (30.30%) C#
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.06%) Python
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Sybase
3 2 (6.06%) Cognizant
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Google