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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Visual C++
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 163 203
Contract jobs citing VC++ 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.059% 0.035%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.12% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +19.31% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +10.25%  

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 1667 1634 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.09% 48.53% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2865 3846
Median daily rate £515 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £18.50 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.63 £85.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

VC++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VC++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VC++ in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) FpML
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Derivative
1 1 (100.00%) MiFID
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) OTC Derivatives

VC++
Co-occurring 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) OTC Derivatives Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Visual C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) FpML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Derivative
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) MiFID