The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £457 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

C++ Software Developer
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 599 592
Rank change year-on-year +53 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 44 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.077% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.081% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 22
Median daily rate £457 £360 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.80% +9.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £316 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £325
% change year-on-year -2.27% +35.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -1.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.00 £39.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.70 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

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 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer in England.

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

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 June 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 +19 25 £550 +52.77% 9
South West +19 9 £430 - 3
North West - 7 £475 - 2
South East +14 3 £328 -9.02% 9
C++ Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 78 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (48.72%) Perl
3 34 (43.59%) C
3 34 (43.59%) Linux
4 33 (42.31%) Unix
4 33 (42.31%) C#
5 31 (39.74%) Java
6 30 (38.46%) SQL
7 23 (29.49%) Finance
8 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
9 20 (25.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 20 (25.64%) Oracle
10 19 (24.36%) Fixed Income
10 19 (24.36%) Multithreading
11 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (23.08%) Sybase
11 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
12 17 (21.79%) STL
13 16 (20.51%) Derivative
14 15 (19.23%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (17.95%) Equities
16 12 (15.38%) Degree
16 12 (15.38%) Windows
17 11 (14.10%) Python
18 9 (11.54%) SDLC
19 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
19 7 (8.97%) OO
19 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
20 6 (7.69%) TDD

C++ Software 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 4 (5.13%) Kinematics
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.56%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) DVB
3 1 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (1.28%) RS-232
3 1 (1.28%) UPnP
3 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) MySQL
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.85%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.85%) JIRA
2 3 (3.85%) Subversion
2 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) ERwin
3 2 (2.56%) Log4Net
3 2 (2.56%) NUnit
4 1 (1.28%) GDB
4 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) JUnit
4 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (29.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Front Office
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (21.79%) STL
3 6 (7.69%) Qt
3 6 (7.69%) WPF
3 6 (7.69%) XML
4 5 (6.41%) .NET
4 5 (6.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (5.13%) MFC
5 4 (5.13%) OpenGL
6 3 (3.85%) REST
6 3 (3.85%) WCF
6 3 (3.85%) Web Services
6 3 (3.85%) WinForms
6 3 (3.85%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.56%) DOM
7 2 (2.56%) HTML
7 2 (2.56%) JiBX
7 2 (2.56%) JSP
7 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 2 (2.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Fixed Income
2 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (20.51%) Derivative
4 15 (19.23%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (17.95%) Equities
6 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
7 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.13%) Robotics
8 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.85%) Replication
9 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
10 1 (1.28%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Linux
2 33 (42.31%) Unix
3 12 (15.38%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) CentOS
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 19 (24.36%) Multithreading
3 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.54%) SDLC
5 7 (8.97%) OO
6 6 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 6 (7.69%) TDD
7 5 (6.41%) OOD
7 5 (6.41%) Scrum
7 5 (6.41%) Validation
8 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.13%) Linear Algebra
8 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.13%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.13%) UML
9 3 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (3.85%) System Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.85%) Use Case
9 3 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (48.72%) Perl
3 34 (43.59%) C
4 33 (42.31%) C#
5 31 (39.74%) Java
6 30 (38.46%) SQL
7 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
8 11 (14.10%) Python
9 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++
10 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (5.13%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.56%) VB
12 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.28%) Scala
12 1 (1.28%) SPARQL
12 1 (1.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Oracle
2 18 (23.08%) Sybase
3 4 (5.13%) NVIDIA
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.85%) Telerik
5 2 (2.56%) Google
5 2 (2.56%) Infragistics
5 2 (2.56%) Sun
6 1 (1.28%) Luciad
6 1 (1.28%) Samsung
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