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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior C++ Developer
Rank 570 588 529
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 30 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.020% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.022% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 36
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£650 £600 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £540 £413
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £65.00
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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 8 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 30 June 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 27 £650 +8.33% 11
London +3 25 £650 +8.33% 6
City of London +4 5 £650 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Luton - 2 £334 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £334 - 2
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £334 - 2

Senior C++ Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 42 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
2 22 (52.38%) Linux
3 20 (47.62%) STL
4 17 (40.48%) Multithreading
5 16 (38.10%) C#
6 14 (33.33%) Banking
7 13 (30.95%) UNIX
7 13 (30.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (30.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 12 (28.57%) Investment Banking
9 11 (26.19%) Finance
10 10 (23.81%) Sybase
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle
11 9 (21.43%) Front Office
12 8 (19.05%) Korn
12 8 (19.05%) Credit Risk
13 7 (16.67%) Derivative
13 7 (16.67%) Subversion
13 7 (16.67%) JIRA
13 7 (16.67%) Fixed Income
13 7 (16.67%) Grid Computing
13 7 (16.67%) Java
14 6 (14.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
14 6 (14.29%) Low Latency
15 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.90%) UML
15 5 (11.90%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (9.52%) XML

Senior C++ Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (4.76%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Subversion
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 14 (33.33%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 9 (21.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) STL
2 13 (30.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (11.90%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (9.52%) Qt
4 4 (9.52%) XML
5 3 (7.14%) CSS
5 3 (7.14%) HTML
6 2 (4.76%) .NET
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.76%) Middleware
7 1 (2.38%) CORBA
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) jQuery
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (19.05%) Credit Risk
3 7 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 7 (16.67%) Grid Computing
3 7 (16.67%) Derivative
4 6 (14.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.76%) Physics
7 1 (2.38%) Equities
7 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Multithreading
2 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 5 (11.90%) UML
4 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.38%) OOD
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) OO
6 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.38%) Coaching
6 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Korn
5 7 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) PhD
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Sybase
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Solace
5 2 (4.76%) Talarian
5 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.38%) Cognizant