The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Software Developer
UK / England
Rank 550 584 583
Rank change year-on-year +34 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 33 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.068% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.071% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 14
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.50% -5.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.50% -5.83%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +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 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Developer in England

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Developer in England

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Developer in England

C++ Software 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++ Software Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Developer in England

C++ Software 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++ Software Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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 +40 22 £381 +8.92% 8
South East +27 8 £380 -7.87% 12
East of England - 2 £290 - 12
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
C++ Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, C++ Software 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++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 30 (54.55%) Linux
3 28 (50.91%) SQL
3 28 (50.91%) Java
4 22 (40.00%) C
5 21 (38.18%) C#
5 21 (38.18%) Perl
6 20 (36.36%) Unix
6 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
8 16 (29.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (29.09%) Oracle
9 15 (27.27%) STL
10 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (21.82%) Windows
12 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
12 10 (18.18%) Python
13 9 (16.36%) .NET
13 9 (16.36%) Scrum
13 9 (16.36%) Finance
13 9 (16.36%) Validation
14 8 (14.55%) Fixed Income
14 8 (14.55%) MFC
14 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.55%) XML
14 8 (14.55%) SDLC
15 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
15 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
15 7 (12.73%) MySQL

C++ Software 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 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.82%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.64%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) DVB
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) RS-232
2 1 (1.82%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) OLTP
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.91%) JIRA
3 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.45%) ClearCase
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
5 2 (3.64%) ERwin
5 2 (3.64%) Log4Net
5 2 (3.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.82%) JUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Electronics
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (27.27%) STL
3 9 (16.36%) .NET
4 8 (14.55%) MFC
4 8 (14.55%) XML
5 6 (10.91%) WCF
5 6 (10.91%) XML Messaging
6 3 (5.45%) OpenGL
6 3 (5.45%) Qt
6 3 (5.45%) REST
6 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 3 (5.45%) WPF
7 2 (3.64%) DOM
7 2 (3.64%) JiBX
7 2 (3.64%) JSP
7 2 (3.64%) SOAP
7 2 (3.64%) WinForms
8 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Fixed Income
2 6 (10.91%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.91%) Derivative
2 6 (10.91%) Replication
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (5.45%) Equities
5 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) Unix
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
3 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 9 (16.36%) Validation
5 8 (14.55%) SDLC
6 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
6 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (10.91%) Code Coverage
7 6 (10.91%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.91%) Data Transformation
7 6 (10.91%) MVC
7 6 (10.91%) TDD
8 3 (5.45%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (5.45%) Use Case
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.64%) Open Source
9 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (50.91%) Java
2 28 (50.91%) SQL
3 22 (40.00%) C
4 21 (38.18%) C#
4 21 (38.18%) Perl
5 10 (18.18%) Python
6 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.64%) VC++
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.82%) Scala
9 1 (1.82%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Sybase
3 6 (10.91%) Telerik
4 2 (3.64%) Google
4 2 (3.64%) Infragistics
4 2 (3.64%) Sun
5 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.82%) Reuters
5 1 (1.82%) Samsung
5 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
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