The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual C++
Rank 544 522 534
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing VC++ 28 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.087% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 38
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£400 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £363 £250
% change year-on-year
-23.44% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +0.68%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19724 19351 20550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.05% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12657 11980 12233
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 574 766
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -27 22 £450 -14.28% 18
London -1 12 £450 -14.28% 11
South Wales -11 5 £278 -
Wales -17 5 £278 -
South East -3 4 - - 4
South West -28 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 1 - -
North West -9 1 £400 -
East of England -23 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Malvern - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Street - - - -

VC++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 52 (91.23%) C++
2 28 (49.12%) SQL
3 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
4 22 (38.60%) C#
5 20 (35.09%) .NET
6 18 (31.58%) Fixed Income
7 17 (29.82%) Windows
8 16 (28.07%) Finance
8 16 (28.07%) Software Engineering
9 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (26.32%) XML
10 13 (22.81%) Degree
10 13 (22.81%) WPF
11 12 (21.05%) Oracle
11 12 (21.05%) MFC
12 11 (19.30%) VBA
12 11 (19.30%) OO
12 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
13 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (17.54%) C
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.79%) Multithreading
15 8 (14.04%) UML
15 8 (14.04%) Migration
15 8 (14.04%) Front Office
16 7 (12.28%) HTML
16 7 (12.28%) STL
17 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET

VC++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) MS Access
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.75%) DB2
8 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Subversion
2 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) Hudson
5 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Front Office
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Developer
3 12 (21.05%) C++ Developer
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Integration Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) GUI Developer
9 1 (1.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) .NET
2 15 (26.32%) XML
3 13 (22.81%) WPF
4 12 (21.05%) MFC
5 7 (12.28%) HTML
5 7 (12.28%) STL
6 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (8.77%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (7.02%) CSS
8 4 (7.02%) XSLT
8 4 (7.02%) FpML
8 4 (7.02%) WCF
9 3 (5.26%) HTML5
9 3 (5.26%) WinForms
9 3 (5.26%) Rendezvous
10 2 (3.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Fixed Income
2 5 (8.77%) Robotics
2 5 (8.77%) Derivative
3 4 (7.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.51%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.75%) Open Source
5 1 (1.75%) Animation
5 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Handset
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.75%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Software Engineering
2 11 (19.30%) OO
2 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
4 9 (15.79%) Multithreading
5 8 (14.04%) UML
5 8 (14.04%) Migration
6 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) MVC
7 4 (7.02%) OOD
7 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 2 (3.51%) OOP
9 2 (3.51%) Six Sigma
9 2 (3.51%) DFSS
9 2 (3.51%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 52 (91.23%) C++
2 28 (49.12%) SQL
3 22 (38.60%) C#
4 11 (19.30%) VBA
5 10 (17.54%) C
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.26%) C++/CLI
7 3 (5.26%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Java
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.75%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) 29West
3 3 (5.26%) Perforce
3 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.26%) Reuters
3 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.26%) Sybase
4 2 (3.51%) MKS
5 1 (1.75%) Intel
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