Period
to 24 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 432 347
Rank change year-on-year -144 -85 +37
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 309 551 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 401 509
UK median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £360
90th Percentile £823 £763 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £410
% change year-on-year -0.97% -5.49% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 16
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -13.83%
10th Percentile £36.25 £38.54 £32.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £49.55 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -13.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 91,413 96,936 88,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.91% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,552 63,920 57,572
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.91%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,812 2,929 3,117
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +1.69% -3.21%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.55 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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 6 months to 24 March 2019.

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

C++ Developer
Top 15 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 6 months to 24 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -139 294 £514 -16.12% 245
London -120 193 £600 -4.00% 119
UK excluding London -14 115 £384 -0.97% 135
South East -19 46 £384 -8.63% 52
North of England -3 22 £338 -15.63% 10
East of England +19 18 £375 +2.74% 40
Yorkshire +17 16 £338 - 5
South West -21 13 £403 +0.63% 13
Scotland +7 7 £325 -13.33% 4
Northern Ireland +4 7 £433 -16.93%
North West +2 3 £310 -22.50% 4
North East +1 3 £450 +24.14% 1
Midlands -2 2 £338 +26.76% 11
East Midlands +18 1 £250 +3.09% 7
West Midlands -21 1 £425 +21.43% 4

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 309 (100.00%) C++
2 106 (34.30%) Python
3 98 (31.72%) Linux
4 83 (26.86%) C
5 78 (25.24%) Finance
6 77 (24.92%) Front Office
7 74 (23.95%) C#
8 70 (22.65%) Software Engineering
9 64 (20.71%) Multithreading
10 63 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (18.45%) Java
12 56 (18.12%) STL
13 51 (16.50%) OO
14 47 (15.21%) Fixed Income
15 46 (14.89%) Unix
16 41 (13.27%) Windows
16 41 (13.27%) SQL
17 40 (12.94%) Oracle
18 33 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (9.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
21 28 (9.06%) Git (software)
21 28 (9.06%) Banking
21 28 (9.06%) .NET
21 28 (9.06%) Analytics
22 27 (8.74%) TDD
23 26 (8.41%) Low Latency
24 25 (8.09%) Derivative
25 24 (7.77%) Security Cleared
25 24 (7.77%) Android

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 2 (0.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.32%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) DataSynapse
2 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Maya
2 2 (0.65%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 12 (3.88%) RMDS
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.21%) GitHub
3 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.29%) Azure Functions
4 4 (1.29%) Serverless
5 3 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.94%) HTTP
3 5 (1.62%) DNS
4 4 (1.29%) DHCP
4 4 (1.29%) L2TP
4 4 (1.29%) MPLS
5 2 (0.65%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.65%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) 5G
6 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.32%) LTE
6 1 (0.32%) Modbus
6 1 (0.32%) NAS
6 1 (0.32%) Skype
6 1 (0.32%) SNMP
6 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.15%) OLTP
1 19 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.91%) Blockchain
3 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.62%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.29%) ObjectStore
6 4 (1.29%) Power BI
6 4 (1.29%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.65%) SQLite
8 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.32%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 28 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 20 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.83%) JIRA
5 15 (4.85%) NUnit
6 9 (2.91%) Subversion
7 8 (2.59%) CMake
7 8 (2.59%) Valgrind
8 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.29%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.97%) Ant
10 3 (0.97%) CppUnit
10 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.97%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.97%) Maven
10 3 (0.97%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.97%) ProC
10 3 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.97%) WinDbg
General
1 78 (25.24%) Finance
2 77 (24.92%) Front Office
3 28 (9.06%) Banking
4 18 (5.83%) Games
5 10 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.62%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.97%) Military
8 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.12%) STL
2 30 (9.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 28 (9.06%) .NET
4 15 (4.85%) Qt
4 15 (4.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 15 (4.85%) Unreal Engine
5 13 (4.21%) WinForms
5 13 (4.21%) XML
6 12 (3.88%) Rendezvous
7 9 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (2.59%) Middleware
9 7 (2.27%) HTML
10 6 (1.94%) ATL
11 4 (1.29%) CSS
11 4 (1.29%) Web Services
12 3 (0.97%) DirectX
12 3 (0.97%) HTML5
12 3 (0.97%) JSON
12 3 (0.97%) OpenGL
12 3 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.21%) Fixed Income
2 25 (8.09%) Derivative
3 23 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (7.12%) Algorithms
5 21 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (5.50%) Hedge funds
7 15 (4.85%) Data Structures
8 14 (4.53%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (3.56%) Equities
10 7 (2.27%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.65%) Animation
12 2 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.65%) Robotics
12 2 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.32%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 98 (31.72%) Linux
2 46 (14.89%) Unix
3 41 (13.27%) Windows
4 24 (7.77%) Android
5 4 (1.29%) Solaris
6 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.97%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.65%) Software Engineering
2 64 (20.71%) Multithreading
3 63 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (16.50%) OO
5 33 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (9.06%) Analytics
8 27 (8.74%) TDD
9 26 (8.41%) Low Latency
10 21 (6.80%) SDLC
10 21 (6.80%) Unit Testing
11 16 (5.18%) Data Analytics
11 16 (5.18%) Electronic Trading
12 14 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (4.53%) Decision-Making
12 14 (4.53%) Machine Learning
13 13 (4.21%) Mathematics
14 11 (3.56%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (3.56%) UML
15 10 (3.24%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 309 (100.00%) C++
2 106 (34.30%) Python
3 83 (26.86%) C
4 74 (23.95%) C#
5 57 (18.45%) Java
6 41 (13.27%) SQL
7 21 (6.80%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.18%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.53%) Perl
9 14 (4.53%) VBA
10 11 (3.56%) Embedded C++
11 10 (3.24%) Lua
12 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.27%) VC++
13 6 (1.94%) Ruby
14 4 (1.29%) Ada
15 3 (0.97%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.97%) Fortran
15 3 (0.97%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.18%) Degree
4 10 (3.24%) PhD
5 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.97%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) MISRA
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
3 1 (0.32%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Docker
2 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.65%) Firmware
3 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Puppet
2 4 (1.29%) Ansible
3 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (12.94%) Oracle
2 16 (5.18%) TIBCO
3 12 (3.88%) Reuters
4 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.29%) IBM
5 4 (1.29%) ION Trading
5 4 (1.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.29%) Solace
5 4 (1.29%) Sybase
6 2 (0.65%) Samsung
6 2 (0.65%) Sun
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) NVIDIA