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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior C++ Developer
Rank 553 526 508
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 18 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.068% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.073% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 22
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£550 £556 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £503 £459
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £658 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -38 12 £600 +7.86% 12
London -6 10 £600 +6.66% 4
Scotland - 5 £381 -
East of England - 2 £319 - 2
Ipswich - 1 £288 -
Suffolk - 1 £288 -
Luton - 1 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chertsey - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Royston - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Senior C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 40 (100.00%) C++
2 30 (75.00%) SQL
3 19 (47.50%) STL
3 19 (47.50%) XML
3 19 (47.50%) Linux
4 18 (45.00%) Banking
5 15 (37.50%) FIX Protocol
6 14 (35.00%) Multithreading
6 14 (35.00%) UNIX
6 14 (35.00%) C#
7 13 (32.50%) Investment Banking
8 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
8 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio
8 12 (30.00%) HTTP
8 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 10 (25.00%) .NET
10 9 (22.50%) Java
11 8 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.00%) Low Latency
12 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
13 5 (12.50%) Middleware
13 5 (12.50%) Oracle
13 5 (12.50%) Front Office
14 4 (10.00%) Project Management
14 4 (10.00%) Sybase IQ

Senior C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Sybase IQ
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) CodeRush
2 1 (2.50%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) ProC
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (45.00%) Banking
2 13 (32.50%) Investment Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Front Office
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) STL
1 19 (47.50%) XML
2 15 (37.50%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (12.50%) Middleware
6 4 (10.00%) WCF
6 4 (10.00%) WPF
7 2 (5.00%) Qt
8 1 (2.50%) CSS3
8 1 (2.50%) Java EE
8 1 (2.50%) HTML5
8 1 (2.50%) jQuery
8 1 (2.50%) OLE DB
8 1 (2.50%) Web Services
8 1 (2.50%) ATL
8 1 (2.50%) COM+
8 1 (2.50%) DCOM
8 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (7.50%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Physics
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Multithreading
2 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.00%) Low Latency
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) System Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Coaching
5 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.50%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.50%) UML
6 1 (2.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C++
2 30 (75.00%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) C#
4 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Java
6 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (10.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Sybase
4 2 (5.00%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.50%) Google