The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 360 260
Rank change year-on-year +44 -100  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 287 291 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.59% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.62% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 206 299
Median daily rate £550 £525 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £328 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £743 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £382 £335
% change year-on-year +7.98% +14.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.75 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.80 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
London +18 214 £588 +6.81% 100
South East +27 31 £385 -3.75% 19
North West +34 15 £450 +45.16% 3
South West -17 12 £421 +13.46% 5
East Midlands -5 7 £325 - 5
North East +71 3 - - 1
East of England -6 3 £275 -24.65% 22
West Midlands +21 1 £350 - 2
C++ Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 578 (100.00%) C++
2 266 (46.02%) Linux
3 188 (32.53%) Multithreading
4 167 (28.89%) C#
5 166 (28.72%) SQL
6 159 (27.51%) Finance
7 152 (26.30%) Unix
8 141 (24.39%) Python
9 139 (24.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 127 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
11 126 (21.80%) Low Latency
12 122 (21.11%) STL
13 120 (20.76%) Java
14 115 (19.90%) Windows
14 115 (19.90%) Banking
15 107 (18.51%) Front Office
16 105 (18.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 99 (17.13%) Fixed Income
18 98 (16.96%) Software Engineering
19 93 (16.09%) OO
20 90 (15.57%) C
21 86 (14.88%) Oracle
22 76 (13.15%) Investment Banking
23 73 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
24 71 (12.28%) Degree
25 67 (11.59%) Computer Science
26 66 (11.42%) Electronic Trading
27 65 (11.25%) XML
28 64 (11.07%) Perl
29 61 (10.55%) SDLC

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 15 (2.60%) CMS
2 7 (1.21%) MQSeries
3 6 (1.04%) Kinematics
4 5 (0.87%) DataSynapse
5 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.35%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.52%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.35%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Summit
3 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.69%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.69%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.35%) Heroku
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.56%) HTTP
3 4 (0.69%) Internet
3 4 (0.69%) LAN
4 3 (0.52%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.52%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) DVB
5 2 (0.35%) Modbus
6 1 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.17%) GPRS
6 1 (0.17%) RS-232
6 1 (0.17%) SSH
6 1 (0.17%) UPnP
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.77%) MySQL
5 15 (2.60%) OLTP
6 12 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.56%) KDB
8 7 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.04%) Big Data
10 5 (0.87%) Kdb+
10 5 (0.87%) ObjectStore
11 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.52%) SQLite
12 3 (0.52%) Tick Data
13 2 (0.35%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.17%) Sybase ASE
14 1 (0.17%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 36 (6.23%) Subversion
2 30 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.84%) JIRA
4 22 (3.81%) Eclipse
5 20 (3.46%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.21%) GDB
8 6 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.69%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.69%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.69%) GNU Toolchain
10 4 (0.69%) Gradle
10 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.69%) NUnit
10 4 (0.69%) Trac
11 3 (0.52%) ERwin
11 3 (0.52%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.52%) Mercurial
General
1 159 (27.51%) Finance
2 115 (19.90%) Banking
3 107 (18.51%) Front Office
4 76 (13.15%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.11%) Games
6 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.52%) Back Office
9 3 (0.52%) Retail
10 2 (0.35%) Electronics
10 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (21.11%) STL
2 105 (18.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 65 (11.25%) XML
4 37 (6.40%) .NET
5 30 (5.19%) Qt
6 28 (4.84%) Middleware
7 26 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
8 21 (3.63%) MFC
9 20 (3.46%) WPF
10 18 (3.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 16 (2.77%) OpenGL
12 13 (2.25%) Web Services
13 12 (2.08%) HTML
14 11 (1.90%) REST
15 10 (1.73%) RESTful
15 10 (1.73%) Unreal Engine
15 10 (1.73%) XML Messaging
16 9 (1.56%) WinForms
16 9 (1.56%) XSLT
17 8 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 99 (17.13%) Fixed Income
3 73 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (11.59%) Computer Science
5 58 (10.03%) Derivative
6 48 (8.30%) Equities
7 35 (6.06%) Algorithms
8 28 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (4.50%) Market Risk
10 19 (3.29%) Fintech
11 17 (2.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 16 (2.77%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (2.60%) Swaptions
14 14 (2.42%) Hedge funds
15 13 (2.25%) Credit Risk
15 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.90%) Client/Server
17 10 (1.73%) Data Structures
18 8 (1.38%) User Experience
19 7 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 266 (46.02%) Linux
2 152 (26.30%) Unix
3 115 (19.90%) Windows
4 15 (2.60%) Solaris
5 10 (1.73%) CentOS
6 7 (1.21%) Android
6 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.35%) Debian
8 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (32.53%) Multithreading
2 127 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (21.80%) Low Latency
4 98 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 93 (16.09%) OO
6 66 (11.42%) Electronic Trading
7 61 (10.55%) SDLC
8 58 (10.03%) Multithreaded Programming
9 51 (8.82%) Mathematics
10 48 (8.30%) TDD
11 38 (6.57%) Scrum
12 32 (5.54%) Algorithmic Trading
13 29 (5.02%) Analytics
14 27 (4.67%) Quantitative Research
15 26 (4.50%) High Availability
15 26 (4.50%) Test Automation
16 24 (4.15%) OOD
17 23 (3.98%) Risk Management
18 22 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (3.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 578 (100.00%) C++
2 167 (28.89%) C#
3 166 (28.72%) SQL
4 141 (24.39%) Python
5 120 (20.76%) Java
6 90 (15.57%) C
7 64 (11.07%) Perl
8 37 (6.40%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.11%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.25%) Embedded C++
11 10 (1.73%) Korn
11 10 (1.73%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.56%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.38%) VB
14 7 (1.21%) Assembly Language
14 7 (1.21%) VBA
15 6 (1.04%) Scala
16 5 (0.87%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (12.28%) Degree
2 26 (4.50%) PhD
3 25 (4.33%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.02%) QA
2 10 (1.73%) MiFID
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (0.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Ansible
1 2 (0.35%) Control-M
1 2 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (14.88%) Oracle
2 46 (7.96%) Sybase
3 24 (4.15%) Solace
3 24 (4.15%) TIBCO
4 22 (3.81%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.38%) Cognizant
6 8 (1.38%) Google
7 7 (1.21%) Talarian
8 6 (1.04%) NVIDIA
9 3 (0.52%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.52%) ILOG
9 3 (0.52%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.52%) Sun
9 3 (0.52%) SunGard
9 3 (0.52%) Telerik
10 2 (0.35%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.35%) Murex
10 2 (0.35%) Reuters
10 2 (0.35%) SAP
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