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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual C++
Rank 579 531 530
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -1
Contract jobs citing VC++ 35 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £730 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £38.75 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £38.75 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +3.33%

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
21221 20494 21640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.72% 38.88% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 13017 12799
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 548 770
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 £15.00 £15.00 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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 31 £550 +4.76% 24
London -5 15 £600 +6.66% 7
South East -1 11 £425 +7.59% 2
Berkshire +17 7 £425 - 1
South West -23 4 - - 6
South Wales -7 3 £278 - 1
Wales -24 3 £278 - 1
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 5
Scotland - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -

VC++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 19 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 18 (31.58%) C#
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 17 (29.82%) .NET
6 16 (28.07%) XML
6 16 (28.07%) Windows
7 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
7 15 (26.32%) Finance
8 14 (24.56%) Oracle
9 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
11 11 (19.30%) Degree
11 11 (19.30%) C
11 11 (19.30%) Linux
11 11 (19.30%) Front Office
11 11 (19.30%) Subversion
12 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (17.54%) MFC
12 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
13 9 (15.79%) VBA
13 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
14 8 (14.04%) Derivative
15 7 (12.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 7 (12.28%) MVC

VC++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.53%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) 3G
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.26%) MySQL
7 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.75%) DB2
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.75%) MS Access
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Subversion
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.77%) MSTest
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) PVCS
6 1 (1.75%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Front Office
3 6 (10.53%) Electronics
4 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.75%) Automotive
6 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (66.67%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) C++ Developer
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Programmer
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Quantitative Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Server Support
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Principle Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) XML
3 10 (17.54%) MFC
4 7 (12.28%) XSLT
4 7 (12.28%) FpML
4 7 (12.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (12.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (12.28%) STL
4 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (10.53%) Unity DI Container
5 6 (10.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.02%) WPF
7 4 (7.02%) HTML
7 4 (7.02%) CSS
8 3 (5.26%) ActiveX
8 3 (5.26%) WCF
8 3 (5.26%) WinForms
8 3 (5.26%) Rendezvous
9 2 (3.51%) ISAPI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Derivative
4 7 (12.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 6 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (5.26%) Robotics
7 2 (3.51%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.51%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.75%) User Experience
8 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.75%) Firmware
8 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.75%) Handset
8 1 (1.75%) Equities
8 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.75%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Android
4 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.75%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
3 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
4 7 (12.28%) MVC
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (8.77%) OO
7 4 (7.02%) Coaching
7 4 (7.02%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (5.26%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (5.26%) OOD
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.51%) Validation
9 2 (3.51%) TDD
9 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 52 (91.23%) C++
2 28 (49.12%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) C#
4 11 (19.30%) C
5 9 (15.79%) VBA
6 7 (12.28%) Embedded C
7 6 (10.53%) Python
8 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.26%) Perl
9 3 (5.26%) Java
9 3 (5.26%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) VB
10 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.26%) Reuters
3 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.26%) Perforce
3 3 (5.26%) 29West
4 1 (1.75%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (1.75%) Sony
4 1 (1.75%) Sybase
4 1 (1.75%) Intel
4 1 (1.75%) Siemens
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