The first table below looks at the demand for Qt skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qt over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qt
Rank 578 532 563
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +31
Contract jobs citing Qt 26 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.065% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £290 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Average hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.11% +28.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

Qt
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Qt within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Qt Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Qt
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Qt within the UK.

Qt Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Qt
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Qt within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Qt Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Qt
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Qt within the UK.

Qt Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Qt
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 Qt within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 26 £425 +6.25% 13
London +16 18 £425 +6.25% 3
City of London +11 3 £450 -
Cambridge -6 3 £270 -3.57% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £270 -3.57% 3
East of England -30 3 £270 -3.57% 3
West Midlands -9 2 - -
South East -27 2 £350 - 3
Oxford -2 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £350 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1

Qt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Qt 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 Qt.

1 57 (91.94%) C++
2 38 (61.29%) Linux
3 25 (40.32%) TDD
4 24 (38.71%) OpenGL
5 17 (27.42%) Pair Programming
6 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 14 (22.58%) Python
7 14 (22.58%) Degree
8 11 (17.74%) Java
9 10 (16.13%) OO
9 10 (16.13%) QA
9 10 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (14.52%) OOD
10 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (12.90%) C
11 8 (12.90%) Windows
11 8 (12.90%) Android
11 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
11 8 (12.90%) Open Source
12 7 (11.29%) Subversion
13 6 (9.68%) PhD
13 6 (9.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
14 5 (8.06%) GLSL
14 5 (8.06%) OpenGL ES
14 5 (8.06%) HLSL
14 5 (8.06%) STL
14 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.06%) Scrum

Qt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Qt 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 Qt. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) DVB
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) MySQL
2 3 (4.84%) SQLite
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.29%) Subversion
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) Trac
4 3 (4.84%) LabVIEW
4 3 (4.84%) Mercurial
4 3 (4.84%) GoogleTest
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) Maven
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.06%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (67.74%) Developer
2 38 (61.29%) C++ Developer
3 19 (30.65%) Qt Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Programmer
5 5 (8.06%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Software Programmer
6 4 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Platform Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Mobility Architect
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (1.61%) MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.61%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.61%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) OpenGL
2 6 (9.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (8.06%) STL
3 5 (8.06%) OpenGL ES
4 4 (6.45%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) HTML
5 3 (4.84%) .NET
5 3 (4.84%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) GTK+
5 3 (4.84%) WebKit
5 3 (4.84%) QML
5 3 (4.84%) Direct3D
6 2 (3.23%) OpenCL
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) wxWidgets
7 1 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (1.61%) COM
7 1 (1.61%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.90%) Open Source
3 5 (8.06%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (4.84%) RenderMan
4 3 (4.84%) STB
4 3 (4.84%) DTV
4 3 (4.84%) Device Driver
4 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.61%) CCTV
6 1 (1.61%) Physics
6 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (61.29%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Android
3 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.84%) ThreadX
3 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) TDD
2 17 (27.42%) Pair Programming
3 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
4 10 (16.13%) OO
5 9 (14.52%) OOD
5 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.84%) Validation
9 3 (4.84%) UML
9 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
11 1 (1.61%) Parallel Computing
11 1 (1.61%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.61%) Parallel Processing
11 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.61%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 57 (91.94%) C++
2 14 (22.58%) Python
3 11 (17.74%) Java
4 8 (12.90%) C
5 5 (8.06%) GLSL
5 5 (8.06%) HLSL
6 3 (4.84%) C#
7 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Perforce
1 3 (4.84%) Google
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe
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