The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 April 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++ Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £244 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.61% -29.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +7.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1309 1715 1573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.38% 94.75% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 981 815
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 59
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.60 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.01% -1.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.27 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in Manchester

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in Manchester

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Developer in Manchester

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, C++ 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 Manchester region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Lua
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Qt
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Effects
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (50.00%) DirectX
2 1 (50.00%) C

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) DirectX
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (50.00%) Qt
1 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Lua
2 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared