The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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++ Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 352 278
Rank change year-on-year +64 -74  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 362 315 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.59% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.62% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 218 304
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £329 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £382 £335
% change year-on-year +7.98% +14.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.75 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.80 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +44 287 £550 +4.76% 155
London +18 214 £588 +6.81% 97
Northern Ireland - 60 £423 - 3
County Antrim - 49 £413 - 2
Belfast - 49 £413 - 1
South East +27 31 £385 -3.75% 19
City of London -5 19 £563 +2.27% 17
North West +34 15 £450 +45.16% 3
Scotland +40 12 £285 -26.92% 1
South West -17 12 £421 +13.46% 5
Hampshire +17 9 £425 +54.54% 2
Heathrow +1 7 £370 +5.71%
Surrey -5 7 £385 -23.00% 8
East Midlands -5 7 £325 - 5
Manchester - 7 £450 - 3
Cheshire +30 6 - -
Gloucestershire -3 6 £430 -14.00%
Glasgow -8 6 - - 1
Warrington - 6 - -
West Sussex +22 5 £325 -
Derby - 5 £325 -
Crawley - 5 £325 -
Derbyshire - 5 £325 -
Portsmouth - 5 £425 -
Canary Wharf +4 4 £638 +6.25%
Redhill -17 4 £385 +0.65%
North East +71 3 - - 1
Berkshire +21 3 - - 2
Gloucester -2 3 £430 -12.42%
Bristol -5 3 £396 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 685 (100.00%) C++
2 344 (50.22%) Linux
3 254 (37.08%) Multithreading
4 244 (35.62%) Finance
5 213 (31.09%) Unix
6 198 (28.91%) Low Latency
7 182 (26.57%) SQL
8 180 (26.28%) C#
9 176 (25.69%) Banking
10 164 (23.94%) Front Office
11 145 (21.17%) Windows
11 145 (21.17%) Python
12 140 (20.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 132 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
14 124 (18.10%) STL
15 123 (17.96%) Java
16 109 (15.91%) Electronic Trading
17 106 (15.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 106 (15.47%) Software Engineering
18 102 (14.89%) C
19 99 (14.45%) Fixed Income
20 95 (13.87%) OO
21 86 (12.55%) Oracle
21 86 (12.55%) Investment Banking
21 86 (12.55%) Degree
22 84 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
23 75 (10.95%) FIX Protocol
24 74 (10.80%) XML
25 69 (10.07%) Computer Science
26 68 (9.93%) OOP

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (2.19%) CMS
2 7 (1.02%) MQSeries
3 6 (0.88%) Kinematics
4 5 (0.73%) DataSynapse
5 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.29%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.44%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.29%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.58%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.09%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.31%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) Internet
3 4 (0.58%) LAN
4 3 (0.44%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.44%) DNS
4 3 (0.44%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.29%) DVB
5 2 (0.29%) Modbus
5 2 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.15%) GPRS
6 1 (0.15%) RS-232
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) UPnP
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.34%) MySQL
5 15 (2.19%) OLTP
6 12 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.46%) KDB
8 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.88%) Big Data
10 5 (0.73%) Kdb+
10 5 (0.73%) ObjectStore
11 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.44%) SQLite
12 3 (0.44%) Tick Data
13 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.15%) Sybase ASE
14 1 (0.15%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 62 (9.05%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.26%) Subversion
3 33 (4.82%) JIRA
4 23 (3.36%) Eclipse
5 20 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.31%) NUnit
9 7 (1.02%) GDB
10 6 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.58%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.58%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.58%) CppUnit
11 4 (0.58%) GNU Toolchain
11 4 (0.58%) Gradle
11 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.58%) Trac
12 3 (0.44%) Log4Net
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 244 (35.62%) Finance
2 176 (25.69%) Banking
3 164 (23.94%) Front Office
4 86 (12.55%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.63%) Games
6 9 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.44%) Back Office
9 3 (0.44%) Retail
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (18.10%) STL
2 106 (15.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 75 (10.95%) FIX Protocol
4 74 (10.80%) XML
5 42 (6.13%) .NET
6 30 (4.38%) Qt
7 28 (4.09%) Middleware
8 21 (3.07%) MFC
9 20 (2.92%) WPF
10 18 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 18 (2.63%) Web Services
11 16 (2.34%) OpenGL
11 16 (2.34%) REST
12 13 (1.90%) JSON
13 12 (1.75%) HTML
14 10 (1.46%) RESTful
14 10 (1.46%) Unreal Engine
14 10 (1.46%) WCF
14 10 (1.46%) XML Messaging
15 9 (1.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 140 (20.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 99 (14.45%) Fixed Income
3 84 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (10.07%) Computer Science
5 62 (9.05%) Equities
6 58 (8.47%) Derivative
7 37 (5.40%) Algorithms
8 28 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (3.80%) Market Risk
10 20 (2.92%) Virtual Team
11 19 (2.77%) Fintech
12 17 (2.48%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 15 (2.19%) Swaptions
14 14 (2.04%) Hedge funds
15 13 (1.90%) Credit Risk
15 13 (1.90%) Data Structures
15 13 (1.90%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.61%) Client/Server
17 8 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 344 (50.22%) Linux
2 213 (31.09%) Unix
3 145 (21.17%) Windows
4 15 (2.19%) Solaris
5 10 (1.46%) CentOS
6 7 (1.02%) Android
6 7 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.29%) Debian
8 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (37.08%) Multithreading
2 198 (28.91%) Low Latency
3 132 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (15.91%) Electronic Trading
5 106 (15.47%) Software Engineering
6 95 (13.87%) OO
7 68 (9.93%) OOP
8 62 (9.05%) SDLC
9 60 (8.76%) Multithreaded Programming
10 56 (8.18%) Market Making
11 53 (7.74%) OOA/OOD
11 53 (7.74%) TDD
12 52 (7.59%) Mathematics
13 48 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 38 (5.55%) Scrum
14 38 (5.55%) UML
15 32 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading
16 31 (4.53%) Analytics
16 31 (4.53%) Test Automation
17 29 (4.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 685 (100.00%) C++
2 182 (26.57%) SQL
3 180 (26.28%) C#
4 145 (21.17%) Python
5 123 (17.96%) Java
6 102 (14.89%) C
7 68 (9.93%) Perl
8 37 (5.40%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.04%) Embedded C++
11 13 (1.90%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.75%) Korn
13 10 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.17%) VB
16 7 (1.02%) Assembly Language
16 7 (1.02%) VBA
17 6 (0.88%) C++/CLI
17 6 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (12.55%) Degree
2 30 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (3.80%) PhD
3 26 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.23%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) MiFID
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) Ansible
1 2 (0.29%) Control-M
1 2 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (12.55%) Oracle
2 50 (7.30%) Sybase
3 24 (3.50%) Solace
3 24 (3.50%) TIBCO
4 22 (3.21%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.90%) Google
6 12 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.17%) Cognizant
8 7 (1.02%) Talarian
9 6 (0.88%) NVIDIA
9 6 (0.88%) Perforce
10 3 (0.44%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.44%) ILOG
10 3 (0.44%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.44%) Sun
10 3 (0.44%) SunGard
10 3 (0.44%) Telerik
11 2 (0.29%) Murex
11 2 (0.29%) Reuters
11 2 (0.29%) SAP
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