The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Software Developer
England / London
Rank 386 411 410
Rank change year-on-year +25 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 22 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.041% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.043% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 2
Median daily rate £381 £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -24.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.55% -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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Developer in London

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

C++ Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 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
Heathrow +2 10 £360 +2.85%
Osterley - 1 £480 -
C++ Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring C++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (70.00%) Perl
2 21 (70.00%) Linux
3 20 (66.67%) Unix
3 20 (66.67%) C
4 18 (60.00%) Java
4 18 (60.00%) SQL
5 17 (56.67%) Software Engineering
6 16 (53.33%) Oracle
7 15 (50.00%) STL
7 15 (50.00%) Multithreading
7 15 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 9 (30.00%) C#
9 8 (26.67%) Fixed Income
10 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
11 6 (20.00%) Derivative
11 6 (20.00%) Python
11 6 (20.00%) Sybase
11 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.00%) TDD
12 4 (13.33%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (13.33%) Degree
13 3 (10.00%) Use Case
13 3 (10.00%) QA
13 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (10.00%) Banking
13 3 (10.00%) Subversion
13 3 (10.00%) Equities
14 2 (6.67%) Validation

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ION MarketView
1 1 (3.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) OLTP
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.67%) ERwin
2 2 (6.67%) Log4Net
2 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 15 (50.00%) STL
2 2 (6.67%) DOM
2 2 (6.67%) JiBX
2 2 (6.67%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) WinForms
2 2 (6.67%) WPF
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.33%) Qt
3 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Fixed Income
2 6 (20.00%) Derivative
3 4 (13.33%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 20 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Software Engineering
2 15 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Cross-Platform Development
5 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) RDF
6 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (70.00%) Perl
3 20 (66.67%) C
4 18 (60.00%) Java
4 18 (60.00%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) C#
6 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
7 6 (20.00%) Python
8 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.33%) Scala
8 1 (3.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Sybase
3 2 (6.67%) Infragistics
3 2 (6.67%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.33%) Reuters
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO