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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual C++
Rank 567 585 546
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -39
Contract jobs citing VC++ 52 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.032% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.084% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 21
Average daily rate £333 £313 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £440 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £41.50 £28.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.34% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £16.95 £38.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.55 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +8.75%

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 22 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 47 £338 +3.84% 17
London +15 26 £465 -4.61%
South West +16 14 £325 - 5
Exmouth - 6 £333 -
Devon - 6 £333 -
North West - 5 - - 9
Wales - 5 £275 - 2
City of London +40 4 £438 +34.61%
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £275 -
Cardiff - 3 £275 - 1
South Wales - 3 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 - - 4
Tewkesbury -2 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £677 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £551 -
Brighton +12 1 £468 +55.83%
East Sussex +8 1 £468 +55.83%
South East -3 1 £468 +55.83% 3
West Midlands -15 1 £338 -
Dudley - 1 £338 -
Preston - 1 - - 1

VC++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 79 (98.75%) C++
2 51 (63.75%) Windows
3 46 (57.50%) C#
4 44 (55.00%) Oracle
5 39 (48.75%) SQL Server
5 39 (48.75%) SQL
6 29 (36.25%) .NET
7 27 (33.75%) OO
8 26 (32.50%) MFC
9 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
10 22 (27.50%) Front Office
11 19 (23.75%) Linux
11 19 (23.75%) Finance
11 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
12 17 (21.25%) C
13 16 (20.00%) ATL
13 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 16 (20.00%) Derivative
14 15 (18.75%) RDBMS
15 14 (17.50%) Python
15 14 (17.50%) MySQL
16 13 (16.25%) Degree
16 13 (16.25%) Unix
17 12 (15.00%) OOP
17 12 (15.00%) OpenLink
17 12 (15.00%) Endur
17 12 (15.00%) Perl
17 12 (15.00%) STL
17 12 (15.00%) XML
17 12 (15.00%) Multithreading

VC++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Endur
2 1 (1.25%) AWD
2 1 (1.25%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) ASN.1
1 1 (1.25%) Firewall
1 1 (1.25%) GSM
1 1 (1.25%) RS-232
1 1 (1.25%) RS-485
1 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (48.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 15 (18.75%) RDBMS
4 14 (17.50%) MySQL
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.00%) MS Access
7 2 (2.50%) DB2
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
8 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.75%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.50%) MSTest
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) PVCS
General
1 22 (27.50%) Front Office
2 19 (23.75%) Finance
3 11 (13.75%) Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (60.00%) Developer
2 31 (38.75%) C++ Developer
3 19 (23.75%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (17.50%) Implementation Engineer
5 13 (16.25%) Front Office Developer
6 11 (13.75%) C# Developer
6 11 (13.75%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.75%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (3.75%) C++/Java Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Visual C++ Developer
10 2 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Database Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Systems Test Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.25%) .NET
2 26 (32.50%) MFC
3 16 (20.00%) ATL
4 12 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 12 (15.00%) STL
4 12 (15.00%) XML
5 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.50%) WCF
7 5 (6.25%) WPF
8 4 (5.00%) Web Services
9 3 (3.75%) JMS
10 2 (2.50%) CSS
10 2 (2.50%) CSS3
10 2 (2.50%) HTML
10 2 (2.50%) HTML5
10 2 (2.50%) JDBC
10 2 (2.50%) JNDI
10 2 (2.50%) XSD
11 1 (1.25%) Ext JS
11 1 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Derivative
2 11 (13.75%) Biometrics
3 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.25%) iSeries
7 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (63.75%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Unix
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) OO
2 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.00%) Multithreading
2 12 (15.00%) OOP
3 11 (13.75%) Integration Testing
3 11 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 10 (12.50%) ETRM
5 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.50%) Analytics
6 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (6.25%) Requirements Management
8 4 (5.00%) Data Management
8 4 (5.00%) Data Validation
8 4 (5.00%) MVC
8 4 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (5.00%) UML
8 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 79 (98.75%) C++
2 46 (57.50%) C#
3 39 (48.75%) SQL
4 17 (21.25%) C
5 14 (17.50%) Python
6 12 (15.00%) Perl
7 11 (13.75%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.50%) Java
8 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.50%) VB
9 4 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 4 (5.00%) R
9 4 (5.00%) VBA
10 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) OpenLink
3 6 (7.50%) IBM
4 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco
5 1 (1.25%) Sybase
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Tewkesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 46 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago