The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

C++ Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 349 345
Rank change year-on-year +50 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 332 323 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 235 208
Median daily rate £550 £500 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £687 £702
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 7
Median hourly rate £39.25 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.72% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.75 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £47.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 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
England +36 295 £550 +10.00% 151
London +45 235 £600 +6.66% 92
South East +13 35 £350 - 22
City of London +6 34 £588 +6.81% 22
Northern Ireland - 30 £433 - 3
County Antrim - 23 £433 - 2
Belfast - 22 £433 - 1
South West -15 12 £388 -13.88% 3
Hampshire +9 10 £400 +33.33% 1
Heathrow -1 9 £360 +2.85%
Bristol +12 6 £375 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 - - 2
Portsmouth -3 6 £348 -22.77%
Oxfordshire -5 6 £410 +36.66% 6
Berkshire +22 5 £350 - 6
Scotland +21 5 £320 -8.57% 3
East of England +3 5 £258 -42.77% 16
Oxford -5 5 £410 +36.66% 5
Canary Wharf -5 4 £575 +15.00%
Yorkshire +11 3 £150 -60.00% 2
Yeovil +7 3 - -
Slough +7 3 £350 - 1
Somerset +2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -5 3 - - 6
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £225 -
West Sussex - 3 £325 - 2
Crawley - 3 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 £150 -60.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £258 - 16

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 657 (100.00%) C++
2 304 (46.27%) Linux
3 229 (34.86%) Multithreading
4 201 (30.59%) Unix
5 196 (29.83%) Finance
6 175 (26.64%) SQL
7 169 (25.72%) C#
8 165 (25.11%) Front Office
9 162 (24.66%) Low Latency
10 158 (24.05%) Python
11 155 (23.59%) Banking
12 154 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
13 140 (21.31%) STL
14 132 (20.09%) Java
15 127 (19.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 125 (19.03%) Electronic Trading
17 119 (18.11%) Windows
18 107 (16.29%) OO
19 106 (16.13%) Software Engineering
20 98 (14.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
21 95 (14.46%) Fixed Income
22 90 (13.70%) Investment Banking
23 87 (13.24%) C
23 87 (13.24%) Oracle
24 85 (12.94%) Perl
25 79 (12.02%) SDLC
26 69 (10.50%) Degree
26 69 (10.50%) Multithreaded Programming
27 63 (9.59%) FIX Protocol
28 61 (9.28%) Algorithms

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 8 (1.22%) Confluence
2 7 (1.07%) Apache Qpid
2 7 (1.07%) DataSynapse
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.30%) SAS
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.30%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.61%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.52%) RMDS
2 3 (0.46%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.61%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.61%) Google Compute Engine
4 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.30%) Heroku
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.94%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.98%) HTTP
3 10 (1.52%) Wireshark
4 9 (1.37%) VoIP
5 7 (1.07%) AMQP
5 7 (1.07%) Internet
6 6 (0.91%) LAN
7 4 (0.61%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.61%) DNS
7 4 (0.61%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.46%) Multicast
9 2 (0.30%) DVB
9 2 (0.30%) Modbus
9 2 (0.30%) NGN
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.15%) SSH
10 1 (0.15%) SSL
10 1 (0.15%) UPnP
10 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.41%) OLTP
3 24 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.20%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.44%) KDB
6 13 (1.98%) MySQL
7 12 (1.83%) Tick Data
8 9 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.07%) Kdb+
9 7 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.91%) Big Data
11 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.61%) SQLite
13 3 (0.46%) DB2
13 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.46%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.30%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Power View
15 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (7.61%) Subversion
2 41 (6.24%) JIRA
3 37 (5.63%) Visual Studio
4 30 (4.57%) Git (software)
5 21 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 20 (3.04%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.52%) GoogleTest
9 9 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.37%) CMake
10 8 (1.22%) Valgrind
11 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.91%) GDB
12 6 (0.91%) NUnit
12 6 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.76%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.61%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.61%) GNU Toolchain
14 4 (0.61%) Trac
15 3 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 196 (29.83%) Finance
2 165 (25.11%) Front Office
3 155 (23.59%) Banking
4 90 (13.70%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.89%) Games
6 9 (1.37%) Publishing
6 9 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.07%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.91%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Avionics
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (21.31%) STL
2 98 (14.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 63 (9.59%) FIX Protocol
4 53 (8.07%) XML
5 34 (5.18%) .NET
6 22 (3.35%) Middleware
7 21 (3.20%) Qt
8 19 (2.89%) OpenGL
9 16 (2.44%) WPF
10 15 (2.28%) Rendezvous
11 14 (2.13%) HTML
12 13 (1.98%) WinForms
13 12 (1.83%) JSON
13 12 (1.83%) MFC
13 12 (1.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 11 (1.67%) Web Services
15 10 (1.52%) CSS
15 10 (1.52%) RESTful
15 10 (1.52%) XSLT
16 9 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 127 (19.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 95 (14.46%) Fixed Income
3 61 (9.28%) Algorithms
4 57 (8.68%) Computer Science
5 52 (7.91%) Equities
6 51 (7.76%) Derivative
7 43 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (4.57%) Market Risk
9 26 (3.96%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.28%) Virtual Team
11 14 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (2.13%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.98%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.67%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.67%) Fintech
14 10 (1.52%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.52%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.37%) Grid Computing
16 8 (1.22%) Credit Risk
17 7 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 304 (46.27%) Linux
2 201 (30.59%) Unix
3 119 (18.11%) Windows
4 20 (3.04%) Solaris
5 13 (1.98%) Android
6 11 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.67%) CentOS
7 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (34.86%) Multithreading
2 162 (24.66%) Low Latency
3 154 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (19.03%) Electronic Trading
5 107 (16.29%) OO
6 106 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 79 (12.02%) SDLC
8 69 (10.50%) Multithreaded Programming
9 52 (7.91%) Algorithmic Trading
10 50 (7.61%) TDD
11 49 (7.46%) Risk Management
12 46 (7.00%) Mathematics
12 46 (7.00%) OOP
13 44 (6.70%) Scrum
14 39 (5.94%) Release Management
15 33 (5.02%) High Availability
15 33 (5.02%) UML
16 32 (4.87%) Unit Testing
17 30 (4.57%) Cross-Platform Development
18 29 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 657 (100.00%) C++
2 175 (26.64%) SQL
3 169 (25.72%) C#
4 158 (24.05%) Python
5 132 (20.09%) Java
6 87 (13.24%) C
7 85 (12.94%) Perl
8 30 (4.57%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 16 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.67%) Ruby
12 10 (1.52%) Go
12 10 (1.52%) Korn
12 10 (1.52%) Scala
13 9 (1.37%) Embedded C++
13 9 (1.37%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.37%) Rust
14 7 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.07%) VBA
15 6 (0.91%) VC++
Qualifications
1 69 (10.50%) Degree
2 30 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.81%) PhD
4 18 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.94%) QA
2 19 (2.89%) MiFID
3 2 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) IFRS
4 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO13485
System Software
1 10 (1.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.30%) Ansible
1 2 (0.30%) Control-M
1 2 (0.30%) Terraform
1 2 (0.30%) WMI
2 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 87 (13.24%) Oracle
2 34 (5.18%) Sybase
3 27 (4.11%) TIBCO
4 26 (3.96%) Google
5 23 (3.50%) Solace
6 17 (2.59%) Microsoft
7 14 (2.13%) Reuters
8 12 (1.83%) ION Trading
9 11 (1.67%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.22%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.91%) Telerik
12 5 (0.76%) Talarian
13 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.46%) Infragistics
14 3 (0.46%) Sun
15 2 (0.30%) Eze Software Group
15 2 (0.30%) IBM
15 2 (0.30%) Murex
16 1 (0.15%) Veracode
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