The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 409 428
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 25 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.083% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.087% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 6
Median daily rate £550 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £325
% change year-on-year -2.27% +35.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 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
Heathrow +1 7 £370 +5.71%
C++ Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring C++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) C++
2 37 (80.43%) Perl
3 32 (69.57%) Unix
4 26 (56.52%) C
5 25 (54.35%) Linux
6 23 (50.00%) Finance
7 22 (47.83%) Java
8 21 (45.65%) SQL
9 20 (43.48%) C#
10 19 (41.30%) Fixed Income
11 18 (39.13%) Sybase
11 18 (39.13%) Shell Script
11 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
11 18 (39.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
12 17 (36.96%) Oracle
13 16 (34.78%) STL
13 16 (34.78%) Derivative
14 15 (32.61%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (30.43%) Equities
16 8 (17.39%) Python
17 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (13.04%) Degree
18 5 (10.87%) TDD
19 4 (8.70%) SDLC
20 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
20 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
20 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
20 3 (6.52%) Low Latency

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
1 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.35%) ERwin
2 2 (4.35%) Log4Net
2 2 (4.35%) NUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 16 (34.78%) STL
3 3 (6.52%) WPF
3 3 (6.52%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) DOM
4 2 (4.35%) JiBX
4 2 (4.35%) JSP
4 2 (4.35%) OpenGL
4 2 (4.35%) Qt
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) WinForms
5 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.17%) JMS
5 1 (2.17%) QML
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Fixed Income
2 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (34.78%) Derivative
4 15 (32.61%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (30.43%) Equities
6 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (69.57%) Unix
2 25 (54.35%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) CentOS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
4 2 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
3 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) TDD
5 4 (8.70%) SDLC
6 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
6 3 (6.52%) System Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Use Case
6 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Cross-Platform Development
7 2 (4.35%) High-Frequency Trading
7 2 (4.35%) Migration
7 2 (4.35%) Open Source
7 2 (4.35%) Pair Programming
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (2.17%) OOP
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) RDF
8 1 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) C++
2 37 (80.43%) Perl
3 26 (56.52%) C
4 22 (47.83%) Java
5 21 (45.65%) SQL
6 20 (43.48%) C#
7 18 (39.13%) Shell Script
8 8 (17.39%) Python
9 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.17%) Scala
11 1 (2.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Sybase
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.35%) Sun