Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 417 360
Rank change year-on-year -76 -57 +3
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 365 525 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.57% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.60% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 385 432
England median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £325
90th Percentile £725 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £575 £600 £538
% change year-on-year -4.17% +11.63% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 16
England median hourly rate £41.25 £41.15 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +6.88% -9.41%
10th Percentile £34.75 £38.71 £32.25
90th Percentile £48.33 £48.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £41.15 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.24% +6.88% -9.41%

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 85,064 86,834 85,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,851 58,238 56,168
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £649 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,538 2,920
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.85 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -91 262 £600 -4.00% 122
South East +14 51 £398 +6.00% 38
South West -36 18 £403 +7.33% 26
North of England -24 14 £338 +3.05% 16
East of England -9 13 £375 +2.74% 34
Midlands +7 9 £438 +6.06% 7
North West -9 8 £310 -13.29% 8
East Midlands +11 6 £525 +7.69% 3
North East +2 3 £450 +40.63% 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £338 - 6
West Midlands -16 3 £425 +21.43% 4
C++ Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 365 (100.00%) C++
2 131 (35.89%) C#
3 122 (33.42%) Python
4 101 (27.67%) Linux
5 97 (26.58%) Front Office
6 80 (21.92%) Windows
7 78 (21.37%) Fixed Income
8 77 (21.10%) C
8 77 (21.10%) Finance
9 73 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (19.73%) SQL
11 69 (18.90%) STL
12 64 (17.53%) OO
13 63 (17.26%) Oracle
14 53 (14.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 51 (13.97%) Derivative
16 48 (13.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 47 (12.88%) Software Engineering
17 47 (12.88%) Multithreading
18 41 (11.23%) .NET
19 39 (10.68%) Unix
20 38 (10.41%) Banking
21 36 (9.86%) Subversion
22 34 (9.32%) Unit Testing
22 34 (9.32%) Degree
22 34 (9.32%) XML
22 34 (9.32%) Java
23 33 (9.04%) Security Cleared
23 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
24 31 (8.49%) JIRA

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 3 (0.82%) CMS
2 2 (0.55%) Confluence
2 2 (0.55%) DataSynapse
3 1 (0.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.27%) IIS
3 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.55%) Maya
2 2 (0.55%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 11 (3.01%) RMDS
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.47%) NuGet
2 7 (1.92%) GitHub
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (0.82%) Azure Functions
3 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.82%) Serverless
4 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.27%) Fastly
4 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.74%) HTTP
3 9 (2.47%) DNS
4 8 (2.19%) DHCP
4 8 (2.19%) L2TP
4 8 (2.19%) MPLS
5 6 (1.64%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.37%) Wireless
7 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.55%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.27%) ATM
10 1 (0.27%) Firewall
10 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.27%) Network Security
10 1 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.27%) SNMP
10 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.93%) OLTP
3 17 (4.66%) RDBMS
3 17 (4.66%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.92%) Blockchain
5 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.82%) Power BI
6 3 (0.82%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.55%) ObjectStore
7 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) KDB
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (9.86%) Subversion
2 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.49%) JIRA
3 31 (8.49%) Visual Studio
4 26 (7.12%) TeamCity
5 15 (4.11%) NUnit
6 12 (3.29%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.47%) ClearCase
7 9 (2.47%) MSBuild
8 7 (1.92%) CppUnit
8 7 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.92%) GoogleTest
9 5 (1.37%) CMake
9 5 (1.37%) GCC
9 5 (1.37%) IDA Disassembler
9 5 (1.37%) WinDbg
10 4 (1.10%) Maven
10 4 (1.10%) Valgrind
11 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.82%) PVCS
General
1 97 (26.58%) Front Office
2 77 (21.10%) Finance
3 38 (10.41%) Banking
4 22 (6.03%) Games
5 13 (3.56%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.01%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.64%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.82%) Automotive
9 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.55%) Avionics
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.90%) STL
2 53 (14.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 41 (11.23%) .NET
4 34 (9.32%) XML
5 19 (5.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 16 (4.38%) Qt
6 16 (4.38%) Unreal Engine
7 15 (4.11%) Rendezvous
7 15 (4.11%) WinForms
8 9 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (2.47%) Middleware
8 9 (2.47%) Web Services
9 8 (2.19%) ATL
9 8 (2.19%) COM+
9 8 (2.19%) DCOM
10 7 (1.92%) HTML
10 7 (1.92%) WCF
11 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.10%) CSS
11 4 (1.10%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (21.37%) Fixed Income
2 51 (13.97%) Derivative
3 48 (13.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.21%) Equity Derivative
5 19 (5.21%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 16 (4.38%) Algorithms
7 13 (3.56%) Equities
8 12 (3.29%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.47%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.19%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.64%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.10%) PKI
13 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 3 (0.82%) Robotics
15 2 (0.55%) Animation
15 2 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 101 (27.67%) Linux
2 80 (21.92%) Windows
3 39 (10.68%) Unix
4 17 (4.66%) Solaris
5 6 (1.64%) Android
6 4 (1.10%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.27%) VME
9 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.53%) OO
3 47 (12.88%) Multithreading
3 47 (12.88%) Software Engineering
4 34 (9.32%) Unit Testing
5 30 (8.22%) SDLC
5 30 (8.22%) TDD
6 29 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (6.85%) Analytics
7 25 (6.85%) Low Latency
8 24 (6.58%) Scrum
9 23 (6.30%) Electronic Trading
10 22 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (5.75%) Computer Science
12 17 (4.66%) Risk Management
13 15 (4.11%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (3.84%) Data Conversion
14 14 (3.84%) Integration Testing
14 14 (3.84%) OOP
15 13 (3.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 365 (100.00%) C++
2 131 (35.89%) C#
3 122 (33.42%) Python
4 77 (21.10%) C
5 72 (19.73%) SQL
6 34 (9.32%) Java
7 22 (6.03%) Bash Shell
8 21 (5.75%) VC++
9 16 (4.38%) Embedded C++
10 15 (4.11%) Perl
11 13 (3.56%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.01%) JavaScript
13 9 (2.47%) Ada
13 9 (2.47%) Lua
13 9 (2.47%) Ruby
14 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.10%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.10%) Fortran
15 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (9.32%) Degree
2 33 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.29%) PhD
5 5 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.55%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.27%) EMIR
2 1 (0.27%) MiFID
2 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.37%) Docker
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.47%) Puppet
2 4 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.10%) HP Fortify
2 4 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.55%) Ansible
5 1 (0.27%) Control-M
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (17.26%) Oracle
2 18 (4.93%) TIBCO
3 16 (4.38%) Sybase
4 12 (3.29%) Reuters
5 10 (2.74%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.47%) Google
7 5 (1.37%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.10%) BMC
8 4 (1.10%) CA
8 4 (1.10%) Sun
9 3 (0.82%) IBM
9 3 (0.82%) Solace
10 2 (0.55%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.55%) Talarian
11 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.27%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.27%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.27%) SAP
11 1 (0.27%) Sony