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 3 months to 29 April 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++
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 614 624
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10  
Contract jobs citing VC++ 2 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.063% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.16% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 19 14
Median daily rate - £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £334 £300
% change year-on-year - +11.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +4.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +22.09% +4.24%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19570 21317 20804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.53% 38.15% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13462 14639 13526
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 469 433
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

VC++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 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 5 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 2 - - 16
South East +17 1 - - 8
London +14 1 - - 6
Crawley - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 with a requirement for VC++.

1 11 (91.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) MS Access
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) VB
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) VBA
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Derivative
5 2 (16.67%) Blue Prism
5 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Modular Programming
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
6 1 (8.33%) MiFID
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA

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 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MS Access
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rose
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C++ Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Qualitative Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Visual C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) BREW
3 1 (8.33%) COM
3 1 (8.33%) FpML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) J2ME
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) XSD
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (8.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) MVS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Android Development
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Modular Programming
2 1 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
2 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
2 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) COBOL
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) JCL
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) VB6
6 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Blue Prism
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle