Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

C++ Developer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 347 367
Rank change year-on-year -65 +20 -53
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 525 594 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 456 475
England median daily rate £600 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £367 £338 £313
90th Percentile £750 £750 £675
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 34
England median hourly rate £41.38 £37.50 £44.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.35% -14.87% +10.13%
10th Percentile £38.36 £32.15 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.25 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £41.38 £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.35% -14.77% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88,262 84,277 94,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,200 55,364 61,413
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,607 2,965 3,469
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in England

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in England

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in England

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Developer in England

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Developer in England

C++ Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
London -44 422 £625 +4.17% 133
South East -22 46 £400 +5.26% 45
East of England +4 18 £365 +12.31% 55
North of England +36 15 £400 +23.08% 18
Midlands +2 12 £320 -26.86% 8
South West -2 12 £375 -7.41% 8
East Midlands +1 9 £266 -34.46% 3
North West +14 8 £400 +23.08% 10
Yorkshire +1 5 - - 7
West Midlands +5 3 £350 -30.00% 5
North East +43 2 £363 +11.54% 1
C++ Developer
UK

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 525 (100.00%) C++
2 258 (49.14%) Linux
3 174 (33.14%) Python
4 167 (31.81%) Multithreading
5 165 (31.43%) SQL
6 161 (30.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 160 (30.48%) Front Office
8 145 (27.62%) C#
9 131 (24.95%) Unix
10 117 (22.29%) Banking
11 116 (22.10%) Finance
12 102 (19.43%) Java
13 92 (17.52%) Windows
14 88 (16.76%) Low Latency
15 87 (16.57%) STL
16 85 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
17 84 (16.00%) OO
18 83 (15.81%) Investment Banking
19 72 (13.71%) Oracle
20 65 (12.38%) Derivative
21 62 (11.81%) Electronic Trading
22 57 (10.86%) Multithreaded Programming
23 56 (10.67%) Fixed Income
23 56 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
24 55 (10.48%) Analytics
25 54 (10.29%) Software Engineering
26 53 (10.10%) Middleware
27 49 (9.33%) TIBCO
27 49 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
27 49 (9.33%) Degree

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.52%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.14%) DataSynapse
3 3 (0.57%) CMS
3 3 (0.57%) MQSeries
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) Mongoose
4 2 (0.38%) nginx
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.43%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.76%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Sophis RISQUE
1 3 (0.57%) Summit
2 2 (0.38%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.38%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.14%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.33%) 3G
2 6 (1.14%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.14%) GSM
3 5 (0.95%) 4G
3 5 (0.95%) Internet
3 5 (0.95%) OpenFlow
3 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.76%) LTE
4 4 (0.76%) ZigBee
5 3 (0.57%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.57%) IGMP
5 3 (0.57%) Wireless
6 2 (0.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.38%) Multicast
6 2 (0.38%) NAS
6 2 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.38%) RTP
7 1 (0.19%) AMQP
7 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.19%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.19%) OLTP
2 21 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.10%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.52%) KDB
7 7 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.95%) Sybase IQ
9 4 (0.76%) ObjectStore
9 4 (0.76%) SQLite
9 4 (0.76%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.19%) DB2
11 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.19%) MySQL
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.95%) Subversion
4 11 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.90%) JIRA
6 7 (1.33%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.14%) GoogleTest
7 6 (1.14%) NUnit
8 5 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.95%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.76%) GCC
9 4 (0.76%) GDB
9 4 (0.76%) Maven
9 4 (0.76%) NetBeans
9 4 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.76%) Xcode
10 3 (0.57%) Gradle
10 3 (0.57%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 160 (30.48%) Front Office
2 117 (22.29%) Banking
3 116 (22.10%) Finance
4 83 (15.81%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.24%) Games
6 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.14%) Electronics
7 6 (1.14%) Military
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (16.57%) STL
2 56 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 53 (10.10%) Middleware
4 41 (7.81%) XML
5 35 (6.67%) .NET
6 29 (5.52%) AngularJS
7 24 (4.57%) XSLT
8 20 (3.81%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (3.62%) Web Services
10 17 (3.24%) Qt
11 15 (2.86%) Ajax
12 14 (2.67%) WPF
13 11 (2.10%) Spring
13 11 (2.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 10 (1.90%) HTML
15 9 (1.71%) OpenGL
15 9 (1.71%) WinForms
16 7 (1.33%) Yocto
17 6 (1.14%) MFC
17 6 (1.14%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 161 (30.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (12.38%) Derivative
3 56 (10.67%) Fixed Income
4 49 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (8.38%) Computer Science
6 25 (4.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 19 (3.62%) Credit Derivative
7 19 (3.62%) Equities
8 16 (3.05%) Market Risk
9 14 (2.67%) Algorithms
10 12 (2.29%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.90%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.14%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.76%) Grid Computing
15 4 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 258 (49.14%) Linux
2 131 (24.95%) Unix
3 92 (17.52%) Windows
4 42 (8.00%) Solaris
5 7 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.95%) Android
7 5 (0.95%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.57%) AIX
9 3 (0.57%) CentOS
9 3 (0.57%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (31.81%) Multithreading
2 88 (16.76%) Low Latency
3 85 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (16.00%) OO
5 62 (11.81%) Electronic Trading
6 57 (10.86%) Multithreaded Programming
7 55 (10.48%) Analytics
8 54 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 40 (7.62%) Regression Testing
10 39 (7.43%) TDD
11 38 (7.24%) Performance Testing
11 38 (7.24%) Risk Management
12 37 (7.05%) Quantitative Research
13 34 (6.48%) Algorithmic Trading
14 32 (6.10%) Mathematics
15 26 (4.95%) SDLC
16 25 (4.76%) OOD
17 24 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (4.38%) Scrum
18 23 (4.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 525 (100.00%) C++
2 174 (33.14%) Python
3 165 (31.43%) SQL
4 145 (27.62%) C#
5 102 (19.43%) Java
6 41 (7.81%) C
7 29 (5.52%) Perl
8 25 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 21 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.29%) Scala
11 10 (1.90%) VBA
12 9 (1.71%) Ada
13 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.14%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.14%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.76%) VC++
15 4 (0.76%) XAML
16 3 (0.57%) Korn
16 3 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (9.33%) Degree
2 19 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.43%) PhD
4 11 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.62%) QA
2 17 (3.24%) MiFID
3 4 (0.76%) EMIR
3 4 (0.76%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.57%) Basel III
4 3 (0.57%) FATCA
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) IFRS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.14%) KVM
1 6 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.19%) etcd
2 1 (0.19%) Varnish
2 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.71%) Ansible
2 6 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.95%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) Consul
5 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (13.71%) Oracle
2 49 (9.33%) TIBCO
3 43 (8.19%) Solace
4 31 (5.90%) Talarian
5 20 (3.81%) Sybase
6 13 (2.48%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.33%) Sophis
8 6 (1.14%) IBM
8 6 (1.14%) VMware
9 5 (0.95%) Murex
9 5 (0.95%) Perforce
10 4 (0.76%) Apple
10 4 (0.76%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.76%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.57%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.57%) Calypso
11 3 (0.57%) QNX
11 3 (0.57%) Reuters
12 2 (0.38%) SunGard