Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VC++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VC++ over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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++
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 824 810
Rank change year-on-year -46 -14 +17
Contract jobs citing VC++ 8 32 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.034% 0.065%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.019% 0.082% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 49
UK median daily rate £356 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +36.00% -40.48%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £261
90th Percentile £467 £490 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £40.50 £38.25 £26.05
90th Percentile £41.50 £44.75 £45.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% +8.11%

VC++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,982 38,927 41,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.15% 40.84% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,596 26,729 28,223
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 757 857 1,075
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.45 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

VC++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VC++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VC++ in the UK

VC++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VC++ in the UK

VC++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VC++ over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VC++ in the UK

VC++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VC++ in the UK

VC++
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VC++ within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 8 £356 -16.18% 25
UK excluding London -5 4 £300 -14.29% 16
London -43 4 £413 -15.82% 9
North of England +40 3 £300 - 4
North East +54 2 £300 - 1
Midlands +1 1 £475 +72.73% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for VC++.

1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) Derivative
4 3 (37.50%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
4 3 (37.50%) Equities
4 3 (37.50%) COM
4 3 (37.50%) MFC
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (37.50%) VBScript
4 3 (37.50%) API Development
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) Java EE

VC++
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Power BI
4 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) VB Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (12.50%) GUI Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VC++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) COM
1 3 (37.50%) MFC
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) DCOM
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) STL
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
1 3 (37.50%) Equities
1 3 (37.50%) Equity Derivative
1 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
1 3 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) API Development
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) MUMPS
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau