Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 470 395 422
Rank change year-on-year -75 +27 -87
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 446 587 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 428 391
England median daily rate £575 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £374 £367 £313
90th Percentile £725 £754 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £500
% change year-on-year - +15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 19
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £31.75 £31.00 £27.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £62.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 89,832 89,119 92,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,043 59,314 60,740
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,786 2,636 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.61 £47.92 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -58 337 £600 - 156
South East +4 61 £425 +6.25% 42
South West -54 16 £350 +3.70% 21
North of England -26 13 £375 +14.50% 19
East of England -5 11 £350 -4.11% 49
Midlands -11 10 £425 -12.82% 3
North West -11 9 £375 +19.05% 10
East Midlands +10 6 £525 +7.69% 2
Yorkshire -2 4 £338 -10.30% 7
West Midlands - 4 £323 - 1
C++ Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 446 (100.00%) C++
2 154 (34.53%) Python
3 152 (34.08%) C#
4 143 (32.06%) Linux
5 134 (30.04%) Front Office
6 119 (26.68%) SQL
7 108 (24.22%) Windows
8 102 (22.87%) Finance
9 101 (22.65%) Fixed Income
10 91 (20.40%) STL
11 86 (19.28%) Oracle
12 84 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (17.49%) Derivative
13 78 (17.49%) OO
13 78 (17.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 77 (17.26%) Multithreading
15 72 (16.14%) C
16 66 (14.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 61 (13.68%) XML
18 59 (13.23%) Banking
19 53 (11.88%) Unix
20 52 (11.66%) Software Engineering
21 48 (10.76%) Java
22 44 (9.87%) Subversion
22 44 (9.87%) Degree
23 42 (9.42%) SDLC
24 41 (9.19%) .NET
25 40 (8.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
26 39 (8.74%) Low Latency
27 37 (8.30%) Analytics

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 6 (1.35%) CMS
2 4 (0.90%) Confluence
2 4 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Windchill
2 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) RMDS
2 2 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.14%) NuGet
2 11 (2.47%) GitHub
3 7 (1.57%) OpenShift
4 5 (1.12%) Amazon Alexa
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.45%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.45%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.24%) Bluetooth
3 8 (1.79%) HTTP
4 7 (1.57%) DNS
4 7 (1.57%) Wireless
5 6 (1.35%) DHCP
5 6 (1.35%) L2TP
5 6 (1.35%) MPLS
5 6 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.90%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.67%) AMQP
8 3 (0.67%) MQTT
8 3 (0.67%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.22%) 4G
9 1 (0.22%) Link 11
9 1 (0.22%) Network Security
9 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.22%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.40%) Relational Database
2 26 (5.83%) RDBMS
3 19 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.69%) OLTP
5 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.35%) MySQL
7 4 (0.90%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.90%) ObjectStore
7 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.67%) KDB
8 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.22%) Big Data
10 1 (0.22%) HBase
10 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.22%) Riak
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (9.87%) Subversion
2 35 (7.85%) TeamCity
3 33 (7.40%) Git (software)
4 32 (7.17%) Visual Studio
5 28 (6.28%) JIRA
6 15 (3.36%) MSBuild
7 8 (1.79%) ClearCase
7 8 (1.79%) NUnit
8 7 (1.57%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.57%) GCC
8 7 (1.57%) GoogleTest
9 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.35%) PVCS
10 5 (1.12%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.12%) IDA Disassembler
10 5 (1.12%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.90%) CppUnit
11 4 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.90%) Maven
12 3 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 134 (30.04%) Front Office
2 102 (22.87%) Finance
3 59 (13.23%) Banking
4 19 (4.26%) Games
5 16 (3.59%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.12%) Back Office
9 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.67%) Automotive
10 3 (0.67%) Avionics
11 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.40%) STL
2 66 (14.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 61 (13.68%) XML
4 41 (9.19%) .NET
5 16 (3.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 16 (3.59%) Web Services
6 15 (3.36%) Qt
7 14 (3.14%) FIX Protocol
8 13 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.69%) XSLT
10 11 (2.47%) Rendezvous
11 9 (2.02%) Ajax
11 9 (2.02%) COM+
11 9 (2.02%) DCOM
11 9 (2.02%) WCF
11 9 (2.02%) WinForms
12 8 (1.79%) Middleware
12 8 (1.79%) Unreal Engine
13 6 (1.35%) HTML
14 5 (1.12%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 101 (22.65%) Fixed Income
2 78 (17.49%) Derivative
2 78 (17.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 40 (8.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 30 (6.73%) Equity Derivative
5 27 (6.05%) Computer Science
6 24 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (4.93%) Equities
8 11 (2.47%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.12%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.90%) PKI
13 3 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 143 (32.06%) Linux
2 108 (24.22%) Windows
3 53 (11.88%) Unix
4 22 (4.93%) Solaris
5 10 (2.24%) Android
6 7 (1.57%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.67%) CentOS
7 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.67%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.45%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (17.49%) OO
3 77 (17.26%) Multithreading
4 52 (11.66%) Software Engineering
5 42 (9.42%) SDLC
6 39 (8.74%) Low Latency
7 37 (8.30%) Analytics
8 33 (7.40%) Electronic Trading
9 31 (6.95%) Risk Management
9 31 (6.95%) Scrum
10 30 (6.73%) TDD
10 30 (6.73%) Unit Testing
11 26 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (5.16%) Multithreaded Programming
13 20 (4.48%) OOP
14 17 (3.81%) DevOps
14 17 (3.81%) Migration
14 17 (3.81%) Test Automation
15 16 (3.59%) Algorithmic Trading
15 16 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 446 (100.00%) C++
2 154 (34.53%) Python
3 152 (34.08%) C#
4 119 (26.68%) SQL
5 72 (16.14%) C
6 48 (10.76%) Java
7 31 (6.95%) VC++
8 26 (5.83%) Perl
9 19 (4.26%) JavaScript
10 18 (4.04%) Embedded C++
11 17 (3.81%) Bash Shell
12 14 (3.14%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.79%) Ada
13 8 (1.79%) Ruby
14 7 (1.57%) Fortran
14 7 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.12%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.12%) Lua
16 4 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (9.87%) Degree
2 28 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.02%) PhD
6 5 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.67%) MISRA
2 2 (0.45%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.22%) DICOM
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Docker
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.57%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.35%) Puppet
3 5 (1.12%) Ansible
4 4 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.90%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (19.28%) Oracle
2 23 (5.16%) Sybase
3 17 (3.81%) Google
3 17 (3.81%) TIBCO
4 11 (2.47%) Microsoft
5 8 (1.79%) Reuters
6 6 (1.35%) Sun
7 5 (1.12%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.12%) Solace
8 4 (0.90%) BMC
8 4 (0.90%) CA
8 4 (0.90%) Talarian
9 3 (0.67%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.45%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.45%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.45%) SunGard
10 2 (0.45%) Tradeweb
11 1 (0.22%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.22%) Intel
11 1 (0.22%) SAP