Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 354 424
Rank change year-on-year -70 +70 -123
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 511 595 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.69% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 451 389
England median daily rate £575 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +17.50% -4.31%
10th Percentile £375 £360 £313
90th Percentile £750 £775 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 22
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £31.88 £30.00 £27.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £61.38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

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 89,014 85,687 93,164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,186 56,557 61,513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 2,541 2,879
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -42 392 £600 - 107
South East -11 69 £425 +10.39% 56
North of England -23 19 £375 -10.45% 18
North West -29 15 £375 -16.67% 12
South West -38 12 £338 -6.90% 16
East of England -10 10 £363 +31.82% 31
Midlands -20 10 £425 +30.77% 6
East Midlands -2 6 £525 +61.54% 3
West Midlands -19 4 £323 -7.86% 3
Yorkshire -20 4 £338 -10.30% 5
C++ Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 511 (100.00%) C++
2 187 (36.59%) C#
2 187 (36.59%) Python
3 169 (33.07%) Linux
4 163 (31.90%) Front Office
5 153 (29.94%) SQL
6 141 (27.59%) Windows
7 137 (26.81%) Finance
8 117 (22.90%) Fixed Income
9 111 (21.72%) STL
10 100 (19.57%) Oracle
11 98 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
11 98 (19.18%) Derivative
12 96 (18.79%) OO
12 96 (18.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 93 (18.20%) Multithreading
14 88 (17.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 85 (16.63%) XML
16 69 (13.50%) C
17 66 (12.92%) Java
18 65 (12.72%) Banking
19 60 (11.74%) Subversion
19 60 (11.74%) Software Engineering
20 59 (11.55%) Unix
21 53 (10.37%) Analytics
22 52 (10.18%) SDLC
23 49 (9.59%) Degree
24 46 (9.00%) Relational Database
25 45 (8.81%) Low Latency
25 45 (8.81%) Interest Rate Derivative

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 (1.17%) Amazon Alexa
1 6 (1.17%) CMS
1 6 (1.17%) DataSynapse
1 6 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (0.78%) Apache
2 4 (0.78%) Confluence
2 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (0.39%) Windchill
2 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.39%) RMDS
3 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.72%) NuGet
2 9 (1.76%) GitHub
3 7 (1.37%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.39%) Fastly
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.15%) Bluetooth
3 8 (1.57%) Wireless
4 7 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.17%) DHCP
5 6 (1.17%) DNS
5 6 (1.17%) HTTP
5 6 (1.17%) L2TP
5 6 (1.17%) MPLS
6 5 (0.98%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.98%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.59%) AMQP
7 3 (0.59%) MQTT
7 3 (0.59%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.39%) Firewall
8 2 (0.39%) Multicast
9 1 (0.20%) 3G
9 1 (0.20%) ATM
9 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.00%) Relational Database
2 31 (6.07%) RDBMS
3 14 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.17%) MySQL
5 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.78%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.78%) ObjectStore
6 4 (0.78%) OLTP
6 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.59%) Big Data
7 3 (0.59%) BigQuery
7 3 (0.59%) KDB
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.39%) HBase
8 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (11.74%) Subversion
2 36 (7.05%) TeamCity
3 35 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 31 (6.07%) Visual Studio
5 27 (5.28%) JIRA
6 20 (3.91%) MSBuild
7 12 (2.35%) GoogleTest
8 9 (1.76%) ClearCase
9 8 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.37%) GCC
11 6 (1.17%) NUnit
11 6 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (1.17%) PVCS
12 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.78%) CppUnit
13 4 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.78%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.59%) C++Builder
14 3 (0.59%) Zephyr
15 2 (0.39%) CMake
General
1 163 (31.90%) Front Office
2 137 (26.81%) Finance
3 65 (12.72%) Banking
4 28 (5.48%) Games
5 16 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.76%) Back Office
7 9 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.59%) Automotive
8 3 (0.59%) Avionics
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (21.72%) STL
2 88 (17.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 85 (16.63%) XML
4 41 (8.02%) .NET
5 22 (4.31%) XSLT
6 20 (3.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 20 (3.91%) Web Services
7 19 (3.72%) Qt
8 14 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.54%) Ajax
10 11 (2.15%) Middleware
10 11 (2.15%) WCF
11 10 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.57%) HTML
12 8 (1.57%) REST
12 8 (1.57%) Unreal Engine
13 7 (1.37%) Kafka
13 7 (1.37%) Rendezvous
14 6 (1.17%) COM+
14 6 (1.17%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 117 (22.90%) Fixed Income
2 98 (19.18%) Derivative
3 96 (18.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (8.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 35 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 35 (6.85%) Equity Derivative
6 17 (3.33%) Equities
7 15 (2.94%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.76%) Credit Derivative
9 9 (1.76%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.37%) CUDA
11 7 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.17%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.98%) Fintech
13 5 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 169 (33.07%) Linux
2 141 (27.59%) Windows
3 59 (11.55%) Unix
4 24 (4.70%) Solaris
5 10 (1.96%) Android
6 7 (1.37%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.59%) CentOS
7 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.59%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.39%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (18.79%) OO
3 93 (18.20%) Multithreading
4 60 (11.74%) Software Engineering
5 53 (10.37%) Analytics
6 52 (10.18%) SDLC
7 45 (8.81%) Low Latency
8 35 (6.85%) Scrum
9 34 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (6.46%) Risk Management
11 32 (6.26%) TDD
12 30 (5.87%) Electronic Trading
13 26 (5.09%) Mathematics
13 26 (5.09%) Multithreaded Programming
14 25 (4.89%) Cross-Platform Development
15 24 (4.70%) Unit Testing
16 21 (4.11%) DevOps
17 19 (3.72%) Algorithmic Trading
17 19 (3.72%) Migration
17 19 (3.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 511 (100.00%) C++
2 187 (36.59%) C#
2 187 (36.59%) Python
3 153 (29.94%) SQL
4 69 (13.50%) C
5 66 (12.92%) Java
6 37 (7.24%) VC++
7 32 (6.26%) Perl
8 27 (5.28%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.54%) Embedded C++
12 8 (1.57%) Ada
12 8 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.17%) C++/CLI
14 6 (1.17%) Fortran
14 6 (1.17%) Ruby
15 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (9.59%) Degree
2 29 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.96%) PhD
6 4 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
1 3 (0.59%) MISRA
2 2 (0.39%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.20%) DICOM
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
3 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.57%) Docker
2 4 (0.78%) Firmware
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.98%) Ansible
2 5 (0.98%) Puppet
3 4 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.78%) HP Fortify
3 4 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (19.57%) Oracle
2 23 (4.50%) Google
3 22 (4.31%) Sybase
4 13 (2.54%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.57%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.37%) SunGard
7 6 (1.17%) Bloomberg
8 5 (0.98%) Solace
8 5 (0.98%) Sun
8 5 (0.98%) Talarian
8 5 (0.98%) Tradeweb
9 4 (0.78%) BMC
9 4 (0.78%) CA
9 4 (0.78%) IBM
10 3 (0.59%) Reuters
11 2 (0.39%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.39%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.20%) CyberArk
12 1 (0.20%) Remedy
12 1 (0.20%) Sony