The table below looks at the statistics for VC++ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VC++ over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual C++
Rank 564 535 494
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -41
Contract jobs citing VC++ 28 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.18% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 54
Average daily rate
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£600 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £298
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +21.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.06% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

VC++
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VC++ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VC++ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VC++
Daily Rate Trend

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

VC++ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VC++
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VC++ within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VC++ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VC++
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VC++ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VC++
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 VC++ within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -34 28 £600 +14.28% 10
London +15 17 £650 +13.04% 2
South East -35 7 £325 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -3 3 £350 +7.69% 5
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
City of London -1 1 £325 -43.47% 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £363 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -

VC++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VC++ also 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 that cited VC++.

1 54 (85.71%) C++
2 31 (49.21%) Windows
3 22 (34.92%) Linux
3 22 (34.92%) Python
4 21 (33.33%) SQL
5 19 (30.16%) Java
6 18 (28.57%) .NET
7 16 (25.40%) C
7 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
8 15 (23.81%) C#
8 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
9 14 (22.22%) OO
10 12 (19.05%) Oracle
10 12 (19.05%) Fixed Income
10 12 (19.05%) Degree
11 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
11 11 (17.46%) Subversion
11 11 (17.46%) XML
11 11 (17.46%) Perl
12 10 (15.87%) PHP
12 10 (15.87%) VB
12 10 (15.87%) Finance
12 10 (15.87%) Front Office
13 9 (14.29%) Derivative
13 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
13 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (14.29%) Digital Forensics

VC++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VC++ also 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 that cited VC++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) JBoss
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (9.52%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (1.59%) Modbus
2 1 (1.59%) MQTT
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.52%) Big Data
5 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.76%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.17%) QlikView
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Subversion
2 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.29%) GDB
3 5 (7.94%) MSTest
4 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.59%) PVCS
6 1 (1.59%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (15.87%) Front Office
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
2 8 (12.70%) Investment Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Law
4 4 (6.35%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Publishing
5 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Military
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) C++ Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Software Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Chief Technology Officer
5 6 (9.52%) Quantitative Developer
5 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C++/C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Project Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Project Support Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) XML
3 7 (11.11%) STL
3 7 (11.11%) XSLT
3 7 (11.11%) FpML
3 7 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (9.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.94%) J2ME
5 5 (7.94%) J2EE
5 5 (7.94%) MFC
6 4 (6.35%) Rendezvous
6 4 (6.35%) WPF
7 3 (4.76%) BREW
7 3 (4.76%) WCF
7 3 (4.76%) WinForms
8 2 (3.17%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Fixed Income
2 9 (14.29%) Derivative
2 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (4.76%) Robotics
5 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.76%) Equities
5 3 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.17%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.59%) Open Source
7 1 (1.59%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Android
3 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.17%) UNIX
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 14 (22.22%) OO
3 9 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
3 9 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
4 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) MVC
5 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 7 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 6 (9.52%) Analytics
7 5 (7.94%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 4 (6.35%) Cyber Security
9 3 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (4.76%) Coaching
9 3 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 54 (85.71%) C++
2 22 (34.92%) Python
3 21 (33.33%) SQL
4 19 (30.16%) Java
5 16 (25.40%) C
6 15 (23.81%) C#
7 11 (17.46%) Perl
8 10 (15.87%) PHP
8 10 (15.87%) VB
9 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 9 (14.29%) Bash Shell
10 5 (7.94%) Embedded C
11 3 (4.76%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.59%) IronPython
12 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.59%) VBA
12 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) CISSP
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Syclo
4 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.76%) Reuters
5 3 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 3 (4.76%) Apple
5 3 (4.76%) 29West
5 3 (4.76%) Perforce
6 2 (3.17%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (1.59%) Rogue Wave
7 1 (1.59%) Sony
7 1 (1.59%) Siemens
7 1 (1.59%) Borland
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat