Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 338 387
Rank change year-on-year -85 +49 -70
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 493 578 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 457 457
England median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £370 £360 £313
90th Percentile £813 £763 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 28
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -8.19% +6.88%
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.00 £32.85
90th Percentile £52.60 £46.00 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year +14.65% -8.19% +6.88%

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 86,770 80,141 93,654
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,323 52,170 61,622
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,792 2,618 2,842
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% -4.68% +12.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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 -68 377 £613 +2.08% 118
South East -10 77 £425 +11.84% 33
North of England -20 21 £400 -9.86% 14
North West -21 14 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England -1 6 £350 +27.27% 27
South West -12 6 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire -17 5 - - 7
Midlands -25 5 £243 -25.38% 7
East Midlands -6 4 £243 -25.38% 1
North East +1 2 £363 - 4
West Midlands -19 1 £290 -17.14% 6
C++ Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 493 (100.00%) C++
2 184 (37.32%) Python
3 162 (32.86%) Linux
3 162 (32.86%) C#
4 158 (32.05%) SQL
5 154 (31.24%) Front Office
6 137 (27.79%) Multithreading
7 134 (27.18%) Finance
8 133 (26.98%) Windows
9 119 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 112 (22.72%) STL
11 104 (21.10%) OO
12 95 (19.27%) Unix
13 88 (17.85%) Derivative
14 80 (16.23%) Fixed Income
15 79 (16.02%) XML
15 79 (16.02%) Oracle
16 77 (15.62%) Java
16 77 (15.62%) Banking
17 76 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
18 72 (14.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 66 (13.39%) Low Latency
20 62 (12.58%) Analytics
21 53 (10.75%) Software Engineering
22 43 (8.72%) Mathematics
22 43 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
23 41 (8.32%) Investment Banking
24 40 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
25 39 (7.91%) Perl
25 39 (7.91%) Visual Studio

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 16 (3.25%) DataSynapse
2 9 (1.83%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.22%) CMS
4 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.81%) IIS
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.61%) Apache
6 3 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon Alexa
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.42%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.41%) RMDS
3 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.22%) NuGet
1 6 (1.22%) OpenShift
2 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.61%) GitHub
3 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.81%) LTE
3 3 (0.61%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (0.61%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (0.61%) GSM
3 3 (0.61%) MGW
3 3 (0.61%) Multicast
3 3 (0.61%) PBX
3 3 (0.61%) RANAP
3 3 (0.61%) RTP
3 3 (0.61%) SGSN
3 3 (0.61%) UMTS
3 3 (0.61%) VoIP
3 3 (0.61%) Wireless
4 2 (0.41%) DHCP
4 2 (0.41%) DNS
4 2 (0.41%) HTTP
4 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.29%) Relational Database
2 18 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.25%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.42%) KDB
4 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.22%) OLTP
6 5 (1.01%) Tick Data
7 4 (0.81%) Big Data
7 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.61%) ObjectStore
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.41%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.41%) HBase
9 2 (0.41%) MySQL
10 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (7.91%) Visual Studio
2 35 (7.10%) Subversion
3 22 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.42%) NUnit
4 7 (1.42%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.22%) GCC
5 6 (1.22%) GDB
5 6 (1.22%) GoogleTest
5 6 (1.22%) JIRA
5 6 (1.22%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.01%) PVCS
7 4 (0.81%) Xcode
8 3 (0.61%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.61%) Trac
9 2 (0.41%) JUnit
9 2 (0.41%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 154 (31.24%) Front Office
2 134 (27.18%) Finance
3 77 (15.62%) Banking
4 41 (8.32%) Investment Banking
5 34 (6.90%) Games
6 9 (1.83%) Military
7 8 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.22%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Retail
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (22.72%) STL
2 79 (16.02%) XML
3 72 (14.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 31 (6.29%) XSLT
5 21 (4.26%) .NET
6 19 (3.85%) Middleware
7 17 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 14 (2.84%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (2.84%) Web Services
9 13 (2.64%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.43%) Ajax
10 12 (2.43%) HTML
10 12 (2.43%) MFC
11 11 (2.23%) Qt
12 10 (2.03%) OpenMP
12 10 (2.03%) Rendezvous
13 6 (1.22%) Kafka
13 6 (1.22%) WinForms
14 4 (0.81%) WCF
14 4 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 119 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (17.85%) Derivative
3 80 (16.23%) Fixed Income
4 36 (7.30%) Computer Science
5 33 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (6.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 20 (4.06%) Credit Derivative
7 20 (4.06%) Equities
8 19 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (3.04%) Algorithms
9 15 (3.04%) CUDA
10 13 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (2.43%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.62%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.42%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.81%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.81%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 162 (32.86%) Linux
2 133 (26.98%) Windows
3 95 (19.27%) Unix
4 18 (3.65%) Solaris
5 7 (1.42%) Android
6 6 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.01%) OpenVMS
8 4 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.81%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (27.79%) Multithreading
2 104 (21.10%) OO
3 76 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (13.39%) Low Latency
5 62 (12.58%) Analytics
6 53 (10.75%) Software Engineering
7 43 (8.72%) Mathematics
7 43 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
9 36 (7.30%) TDD
10 35 (7.10%) Algorithmic Trading
11 34 (6.90%) SDLC
12 31 (6.29%) Multithreaded Programming
12 31 (6.29%) OOD
13 30 (6.09%) Quantitative Research
14 28 (5.68%) Risk Management
15 25 (5.07%) Scrum
16 22 (4.46%) Cross-Platform Development
17 21 (4.26%) Risk Analytics
18 19 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 493 (100.00%) C++
2 184 (37.32%) Python
3 162 (32.86%) C#
4 158 (32.05%) SQL
5 77 (15.62%) Java
6 39 (7.91%) Perl
7 38 (7.71%) C
8 23 (4.67%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.85%) VC++
10 16 (3.25%) Scala
11 15 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.84%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.23%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.62%) C++/CLI
14 8 (1.62%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.01%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.01%) Fortran
15 5 (1.01%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.81%) Ada
17 3 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (6.69%) Degree
2 27 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.01%) PhD
6 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.62%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) MiFID
3 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (1.42%) Firmware
2 2 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.20%) Ansible
2 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (16.02%) Oracle
2 18 (3.65%) TIBCO
3 15 (3.04%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.23%) Google
5 9 (1.83%) Solace
5 9 (1.83%) Talarian
6 8 (1.62%) IBM
7 7 (1.42%) SunGard
8 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.01%) Sybase
9 4 (0.81%) Apple
9 4 (0.81%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.81%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.81%) Tradeweb
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco
10 3 (0.61%) QNX
11 2 (0.41%) ILOG
11 2 (0.41%) Reuters
11 2 (0.41%) Sun
12 1 (0.20%) Intel