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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual C++
Rank 547 525 477
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -48
Contract jobs citing VC++ 24 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 39
Average daily rate
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£600 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
- -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%

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
18999 18097 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.92% 37.05% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12660 11367 10676
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 419 493 726
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 £17.50 £14.25 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 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 -28 24 £600 +41.17% 8
London +19 15 £650 +18.18% 4
South East -22 6 £300 -26.15%
West Midlands +3 3 £350 +7.69%
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Surrey +1 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - -

VC++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 44 (88.00%) C++
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
3 23 (46.00%) Python
4 20 (40.00%) Linux
5 19 (38.00%) Java
6 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (30.00%) C
8 14 (28.00%) .NET
9 12 (24.00%) C#
9 12 (24.00%) OO
9 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
9 12 (24.00%) Degree
10 11 (22.00%) Perl
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.00%) VB
12 9 (18.00%) PHP
12 9 (18.00%) SQL
12 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
12 9 (18.00%) Digital Forensics
12 9 (18.00%) Network Architecture
12 9 (18.00%) Bash Shell
12 9 (18.00%) GDB
12 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
13 8 (16.00%) Investment Banking
13 8 (16.00%) Banking
14 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
14 7 (14.00%) MVC
14 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (14.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

VC++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (2.00%) JBoss
1 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (12.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Wireless
2 2 (4.00%) MQTT
2 2 (4.00%) Modbus
2 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) QlikView
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) GDB
2 5 (10.00%) MSTest
3 4 (8.00%) Subversion
3 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) PVCS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) GCC
General
1 8 (16.00%) Investment Banking
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.00%) Law
3 5 (10.00%) Finance
4 3 (6.00%) Electronics
5 2 (4.00%) Front Office
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Military
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) C++ Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Chief Technology Officer
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Quantitative Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Project Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (14.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (12.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 6 (12.00%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (10.00%) J2ME
4 5 (10.00%) J2EE
4 5 (10.00%) MFC
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.00%) XML
5 3 (6.00%) BREW
6 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (4.00%) WebSockets
6 2 (4.00%) ActiveX
6 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 2 (4.00%) STL
6 2 (4.00%) FpML
7 1 (2.00%) Rendezvous
7 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (8.00%) Derivative
4 4 (8.00%) Fixed Income
5 3 (6.00%) Equities
5 3 (6.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
6 2 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (4.00%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.00%) Tandem
7 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.00%) Chemistry
7 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) Android
3 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) OO
1 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.00%) Digital Forensics
2 9 (18.00%) Network Architecture
3 7 (14.00%) MVC
3 7 (14.00%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (12.00%) Analytics
4 6 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Cyber Security
6 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum
6 4 (8.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.00%) UML
7 3 (6.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) TDD
7 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) C++
2 23 (46.00%) Python
3 19 (38.00%) Java
4 15 (30.00%) C
5 12 (24.00%) C#
6 11 (22.00%) Perl
7 10 (20.00%) VB
8 9 (18.00%) PHP
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (18.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
10 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (4.00%) IronPython
12 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
12 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) CISSP
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Syclo
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.00%) Siemens
6 1 (2.00%) Borland
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) Sony
6 1 (2.00%) Green Hills
6 1 (2.00%) NorthgateArinso
6 1 (2.00%) Rogue Wave
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