The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VC++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VC++ over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual C++
London / City of London
Rank 153 154 194
Rank change year-on-year +1 +40  
Contract jobs citing VC++ 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.12% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.069% 0.26% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £725 £623 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +22.09% -1.14%  

VC++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1446 1546 2230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.47% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1303 1794
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VC++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VC++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VC++ in the City of London

VC++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VC++ in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VC++ in the City of London

VC++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VC++ in the City of London

VC++
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VC++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VC++.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) MVS
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) FpML
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) MiFID
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (50.00%) C

VC++
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) OTC Derivatives Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Visual C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) FpML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) MiFID