The median contractor rate for a C++ Programmer was £338 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++ Programmer
UK / England
Rank 567 607 574
Rank change year-on-year +40 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 7 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.012% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.013% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
Median daily rate £338 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £378 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £398 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 -

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++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Programmer in England

C++ Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ Programmer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Programmer in England

C++ Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Programmer in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Programmer in England

C++ Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ Programmer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Programmer in England

C++ Programmer
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++ Programmer 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
South East +28 4 £290 -27.50%
London +29 2 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands - 1 £365 -
C++ Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) C
3 6 (35.29%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Games
5 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Xcode
7 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
7 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 2 (11.76%) Swing
7 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
7 2 (11.76%) UML
7 2 (11.76%) STL
7 2 (11.76%) XML

C++ Programmer 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.76%) Xcode
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (11.76%) STL
2 2 (11.76%) Swing
2 2 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Xbox
3 1 (5.88%) Equities
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) OO
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreaded Programming
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (5.88%) Flow Trading
4 1 (5.88%) Market Making
4 1 (5.88%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Trading
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) C
3 6 (35.29%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
5 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Samba
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase