The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
UK / England
Rank 307 329 322
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 287 310 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.66% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 226 198
Median daily rate £563 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 7
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.75 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £47.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  

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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 +49 233 £600 +9.09% 92
South East +14 30 £375 +7.14% 19
South West -13 12 £388 -26.19% 4
East of England -2 5 £258 -42.77% 21
Yorkshire +8 3 £150 -60.00% 2
East Midlands +2 3 - - 5
North West +22 1 £425 +37.09% 6
C++ Developer
UK

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 593 (100.00%) C++
2 269 (45.36%) Linux
3 202 (34.06%) Multithreading
4 178 (30.02%) Unix
5 165 (27.82%) SQL
6 159 (26.81%) C#
6 159 (26.81%) Finance
7 153 (25.80%) Python
8 145 (24.45%) Front Office
9 143 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (24.11%) STL
10 135 (22.77%) Low Latency
11 130 (21.92%) Java
11 130 (21.92%) Banking
12 126 (21.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 116 (19.56%) Electronic Trading
14 105 (17.71%) OO
15 102 (17.20%) Software Engineering
16 98 (16.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 95 (16.02%) Windows
18 91 (15.35%) Fixed Income
19 88 (14.84%) Oracle
20 84 (14.17%) Investment Banking
21 83 (14.00%) Perl
22 80 (13.49%) SDLC
23 71 (11.97%) C
24 65 (10.96%) Multithreaded Programming
25 57 (9.61%) Algorithms
26 54 (9.11%) Computer Science
27 53 (8.94%) Algorithmic Trading

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (1.35%) Confluence
2 7 (1.18%) Apache Qpid
3 6 (1.01%) DataSynapse
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.34%) SAS
6 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.34%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.67%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) RMDS
2 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.67%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
4 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.34%) Heroku
5 2 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.07%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.19%) HTTP
3 11 (1.85%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.35%) VoIP
5 7 (1.18%) AMQP
5 7 (1.18%) Internet
6 6 (1.01%) LAN
7 4 (0.67%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.67%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 3 (0.51%) Multicast
9 2 (0.34%) DVB
9 2 (0.34%) Modbus
9 2 (0.34%) NGN
10 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.17%) RS-232
10 1 (0.17%) SSH
10 1 (0.17%) SSL
10 1 (0.17%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.89%) OLTP
2 22 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.04%) SQL Server
5 16 (2.70%) KDB
6 14 (2.36%) MySQL
7 12 (2.02%) Tick Data
8 8 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.18%) Kdb+
10 6 (1.01%) Big Data
10 6 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.67%) SQLite
13 3 (0.51%) DB2
13 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.34%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Power View
15 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (8.43%) Subversion
2 43 (7.25%) JIRA
3 29 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.88%) Visual Studio
5 21 (3.54%) TeamCity
6 19 (3.20%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.52%) GoogleTest
9 8 (1.35%) CMake
9 8 (1.35%) Valgrind
10 7 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.01%) GDB
11 6 (1.01%) NUnit
12 5 (0.84%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.67%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.67%) GNU Toolchain
13 4 (0.67%) Trac
14 3 (0.51%) Log4Net
General
1 159 (26.81%) Finance
2 145 (24.45%) Front Office
3 130 (21.92%) Banking
4 84 (14.17%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.53%) Games
6 9 (1.52%) Publishing
6 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.18%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.01%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Law
9 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Avionics
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (24.11%) STL
2 98 (16.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 50 (8.43%) XML
4 44 (7.42%) FIX Protocol
5 33 (5.56%) .NET
6 23 (3.88%) Middleware
7 19 (3.20%) OpenGL
7 19 (3.20%) Qt
8 15 (2.53%) Rendezvous
8 15 (2.53%) WPF
9 14 (2.36%) HTML
10 12 (2.02%) JSON
10 12 (2.02%) MFC
10 12 (2.02%) Web Services
10 12 (2.02%) WinForms
11 11 (1.85%) CSS
12 10 (1.69%) RESTful
12 10 (1.69%) XSLT
13 9 (1.52%) REST
13 9 (1.52%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 126 (21.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (15.35%) Fixed Income
3 57 (9.61%) Algorithms
4 54 (9.11%) Computer Science
5 48 (8.09%) Derivative
6 41 (6.91%) Equities
7 40 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (4.89%) Market Risk
9 26 (4.38%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.70%) N-Tier
11 13 (2.19%) Client/Server
11 13 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.69%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.52%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.52%) Fintech
14 8 (1.35%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.18%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.18%) User Experience
16 6 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 269 (45.36%) Linux
2 178 (30.02%) Unix
3 95 (16.02%) Windows
4 20 (3.37%) Solaris
5 13 (2.19%) Android
6 11 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.85%) CentOS
7 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (34.06%) Multithreading
2 143 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (22.77%) Low Latency
4 116 (19.56%) Electronic Trading
5 105 (17.71%) OO
6 102 (17.20%) Software Engineering
7 80 (13.49%) SDLC
8 65 (10.96%) Multithreaded Programming
9 53 (8.94%) Algorithmic Trading
10 50 (8.43%) Risk Management
11 47 (7.93%) TDD
12 43 (7.25%) Scrum
13 42 (7.08%) Mathematics
14 40 (6.75%) Release Management
15 34 (5.73%) High Availability
16 31 (5.23%) Cross-Platform Development
17 27 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (4.38%) Migration
18 26 (4.38%) OOP
19 25 (4.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 593 (100.00%) C++
2 165 (27.82%) SQL
3 159 (26.81%) C#
4 153 (25.80%) Python
5 130 (21.92%) Java
6 83 (14.00%) Perl
7 71 (11.97%) C
8 28 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.53%) JavaScript
11 11 (1.85%) Ruby
12 10 (1.69%) Go
13 9 (1.52%) Korn
13 9 (1.52%) Rust
13 9 (1.52%) Scala
14 8 (1.35%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.18%) VBA
16 6 (1.01%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.01%) VC++
Qualifications
1 53 (8.94%) Degree
2 29 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.22%) PhD
4 17 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.24%) QA
2 19 (3.20%) MiFID
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 9 (1.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.34%) Ansible
1 2 (0.34%) Control-M
1 2 (0.34%) Terraform
1 2 (0.34%) WMI
2 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 88 (14.84%) Oracle
2 30 (5.06%) Sybase
3 27 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 26 (4.38%) Google
5 24 (4.05%) Solace
6 17 (2.87%) Microsoft
7 14 (2.36%) Reuters
8 12 (2.02%) Cognizant
8 12 (2.02%) ION Trading
9 7 (1.18%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.01%) Telerik
11 5 (0.84%) Talarian
12 4 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.51%) Infragistics
13 3 (0.51%) Sun
14 2 (0.34%) Eze Software Group
14 2 (0.34%) IBM
15 1 (0.17%) Samsung
15 1 (0.17%) Veracode
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