Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 409 351
Rank change year-on-year +35 -58 -47
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 664 590 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.59% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 406 545
UK median daily rate £585 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 33
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £37.50 £27.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £62.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +6 576 £600 +20.00% 167
London +28 463 £609 +8.22% 88
UK excluding London +24 194 £400 - 81
Northern Ireland +3 57 £420 +3.70% 2
South East -43 41 £400 - 26
South West -3 32 £350 -3.45% 5
Scotland +10 23 £350 -2.44%
East of England +4 19 £365 +10.61% 38
North of England +40 16 £328 +0.77% 5
North West +34 12 £315 -3.08% 5
Midlands +25 5 £488 +21.88% 5
East Midlands 0 5 £488 +30.00% 3
Yorkshire +23 3 £376 +17.58%
North East +44 1 £340 -24.44%
Wales +8 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 664 (100.00%) C++
2 362 (54.52%) Linux
3 248 (37.35%) Multithreading
4 201 (30.27%) SQL
4 201 (30.27%) Banking
5 199 (29.97%) Front Office
5 199 (29.97%) Finance
6 198 (29.82%) Python
7 193 (29.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 168 (25.30%) C#
9 165 (24.85%) Low Latency
10 162 (24.40%) Unix
11 134 (20.18%) Java
12 129 (19.43%) Investment Banking
13 126 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
14 114 (17.17%) Windows
15 105 (15.81%) OO
16 101 (15.21%) Electronic Trading
17 90 (13.55%) STL
18 80 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
19 79 (11.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 75 (11.30%) Software Engineering
21 69 (10.39%) Degree
21 69 (10.39%) C
22 67 (10.09%) Oracle
22 67 (10.09%) Visual Studio
23 66 (9.94%) TDD
24 61 (9.19%) Derivative
24 61 (9.19%) Mathematics
25 60 (9.04%) Middleware

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 14 (2.11%) CMS
2 8 (1.20%) MQSeries
3 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.30%) Apache
4 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.15%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.15%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 29 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.30%) Summit
4 1 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.05%) 3G
3 6 (0.90%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.75%) 4G
4 5 (0.75%) GSM
4 5 (0.75%) OpenFlow
5 4 (0.60%) HTTP
5 4 (0.60%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.45%) Internet
6 3 (0.45%) Wireless
7 2 (0.30%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.30%) LTE
7 2 (0.30%) NAS
7 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.15%) CTI
8 1 (0.15%) DNS
8 1 (0.15%) Firewall
8 1 (0.15%) MQTT
8 1 (0.15%) Multicast
8 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.52%) Relational Database
2 29 (4.37%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.01%) OLTP
5 18 (2.71%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.66%) SQLite
7 9 (1.36%) KDB
7 9 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
9 6 (0.90%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (0.75%) Big Data
10 5 (0.75%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.75%) ObjectStore
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 67 (10.09%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.67%) Subversion
4 17 (2.56%) JIRA
5 14 (2.11%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.36%) NetBeans
8 8 (1.20%) GoogleTest
9 7 (1.05%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.60%) Gradle
10 4 (0.60%) JMeter
10 4 (0.60%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.60%) NUnit
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.60%) Selenium
10 4 (0.60%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.45%) Ant
11 3 (0.45%) CppUnit
11 3 (0.45%) ProC
11 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 201 (30.27%) Banking
2 199 (29.97%) Finance
2 199 (29.97%) Front Office
3 129 (19.43%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.05%) Games
4 7 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.60%) Retail
6 3 (0.45%) Electronics
6 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.30%) Automotive
7 2 (0.30%) Back Office
7 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) International Banking
7 2 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.55%) STL
2 79 (11.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 60 (9.04%) Middleware
4 55 (8.28%) .NET
5 51 (7.68%) XML
6 50 (7.53%) FIX Protocol
7 25 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.41%) Web Services
8 16 (2.41%) WPF
8 16 (2.41%) XSLT
9 14 (2.11%) HTML
9 14 (2.11%) Qt
10 12 (1.81%) JSON
11 11 (1.66%) Ajax
12 9 (1.36%) RESTful
13 8 (1.20%) Ext JS
13 8 (1.20%) Spring
13 8 (1.20%) Yocto
14 7 (1.05%) OpenGL
14 7 (1.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 193 (29.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (9.19%) Derivative
4 57 (8.58%) Computer Science
5 45 (6.78%) Fixed Income
6 32 (4.82%) Data Structures
7 25 (3.77%) Market Risk
8 22 (3.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 21 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (3.16%) Virtual Team
10 20 (3.01%) Credit Risk
11 15 (2.26%) Equities
12 14 (2.11%) Swaptions
13 13 (1.96%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (1.36%) Client/Server
16 8 (1.20%) Fintech
16 8 (1.20%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
18 5 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 362 (54.52%) Linux
2 162 (24.40%) Unix
3 114 (17.17%) Windows
4 45 (6.78%) Solaris
5 14 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.66%) CentOS
7 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.05%) AIX
8 7 (1.05%) Android
9 4 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (37.35%) Multithreading
2 165 (24.85%) Low Latency
3 126 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (15.81%) OO
5 101 (15.21%) Electronic Trading
6 75 (11.30%) Software Engineering
7 66 (9.94%) TDD
8 61 (9.19%) Mathematics
9 59 (8.89%) Multithreaded Programming
10 54 (8.13%) OOP
11 49 (7.38%) Analytics
12 45 (6.78%) Performance Testing
12 45 (6.78%) Unit Testing
13 40 (6.02%) Regression Testing
14 39 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.87%) Quantitative Research
14 39 (5.87%) Test Automation
15 38 (5.72%) SDLC
16 36 (5.42%) Market Making
17 35 (5.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 664 (100.00%) C++
2 201 (30.27%) SQL
3 198 (29.82%) Python
4 168 (25.30%) C#
5 134 (20.18%) Java
6 69 (10.39%) C
7 33 (4.97%) Perl
8 28 (4.22%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.81%) VBA
12 10 (1.51%) VB
13 9 (1.36%) Embedded C
14 8 (1.20%) Korn
15 7 (1.05%) Ada
16 5 (0.75%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.60%) Scala
17 4 (0.60%) XAML
18 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (10.39%) Degree
2 43 (6.48%) PhD
3 36 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.26%) MiFID
2 14 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.15%) MISRA
3 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.90%) KVM
1 6 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.45%) Firmware
3 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) etcd
4 1 (0.15%) NFS
4 1 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.36%) Ansible
2 8 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.05%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Consul
4 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) SCOM
4 1 (0.15%) Terraform
4 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (10.09%) Oracle
2 51 (7.68%) TIBCO
3 43 (6.48%) Solace
4 32 (4.82%) Sybase
5 28 (4.22%) Talarian
6 22 (3.31%) Microsoft
7 12 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.36%) IBM
9 7 (1.05%) Perforce
10 6 (0.90%) VMware
11 4 (0.60%) Infragistics
11 4 (0.60%) Murex
12 3 (0.45%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.45%) Reuters
12 3 (0.45%) SunGard
13 2 (0.30%) Calypso
14 1 (0.15%) Apple
14 1 (0.15%) Caplin
14 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.15%) Sophis