Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 373 411
Rank change year-on-year -117 +38 -42
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 465 669 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 501 418
UK median daily rate £575 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £343 £363 £313
90th Percentile £725 £738 £679
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 19
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.15 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31.75 £37.67 £27.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.28% +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 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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

C++ Developer
Top 16 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 13 December 2018. 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 -91 434 £575 -4.17% 257
London -77 314 £600 -3.23% 140
UK excluding London -72 146 £400 - 138
South East +8 64 £420 +5.00% 36
South West -50 18 £400 +14.29% 21
East of England -2 15 £488 +33.56% 33
North of England -13 14 £375 +10.29% 21
Scotland -19 14 £325 -13.33% 15
Midlands -7 11 £425 +3.03% 6
North West -20 10 £375 +21.95% 11
Northern Ireland -13 8 £433 -3.78% 2
East Midlands +7 6 £525 +7.69% 2
West Midlands -19 5 £325 -7.14% 4
Yorkshire -10 3 £338 -10.30% 6
Wales -17 2 - - 4
North East -4 1 £400 +17.65% 4

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 465 (100.00%) C++
2 156 (33.55%) Python
3 151 (32.47%) Linux
4 148 (31.83%) C#
5 122 (26.24%) Front Office
6 109 (23.44%) Finance
7 106 (22.80%) SQL
8 98 (21.08%) Windows
9 94 (20.22%) C
9 94 (20.22%) Fixed Income
10 92 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (19.35%) STL
12 82 (17.63%) OO
13 81 (17.42%) Oracle
14 76 (16.34%) Derivative
15 69 (14.84%) Software Engineering
16 67 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 66 (14.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 65 (13.98%) Multithreading
19 59 (12.69%) Unix
20 55 (11.83%) XML
21 53 (11.40%) Banking
22 46 (9.89%) Java
23 45 (9.68%) Degree
24 44 (9.46%) Subversion
25 41 (8.82%) .NET
26 39 (8.39%) SDLC
27 38 (8.17%) Git (software)
28 37 (7.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
28 37 (7.96%) Unit Testing

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 6 (1.29%) CMS
2 4 (0.86%) Confluence
2 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.43%) Apache
4 2 (0.43%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Windchill
2 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.22%) Maya
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) RMDS
2 2 (0.43%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.80%) NuGet
2 11 (2.37%) GitHub
3 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.51%) OpenShift
4 5 (1.08%) Amazon Alexa
5 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.43%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.43%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.94%) Bluetooth
2 9 (1.94%) HTTP
3 8 (1.72%) DNS
4 7 (1.51%) DHCP
4 7 (1.51%) L2TP
4 7 (1.51%) MPLS
4 7 (1.51%) Wireless
5 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.86%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.86%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.65%) AMQP
7 3 (0.65%) MQTT
7 3 (0.65%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.22%) 4G
8 1 (0.22%) ATM
8 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.22%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.59%) Relational Database
2 23 (4.95%) RDBMS
3 21 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.23%) OLTP
5 12 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.72%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.08%) MySQL
9 4 (0.86%) ObjectStore
10 3 (0.65%) KDB
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.43%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.22%) Big Data
12 1 (0.22%) HBase
12 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.22%) Riak
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (9.46%) Subversion
2 38 (8.17%) Git (software)
3 34 (7.31%) TeamCity
4 32 (6.88%) Visual Studio
5 31 (6.67%) JIRA
6 14 (3.01%) MSBuild
7 10 (2.15%) ClearCase
7 10 (2.15%) GoogleTest
7 10 (2.15%) NUnit
8 9 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.51%) CppUnit
9 7 (1.51%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.51%) GCC
10 6 (1.29%) PVCS
11 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.08%) CMake
11 5 (1.08%) IDA Disassembler
11 5 (1.08%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.86%) Valgrind
General
1 122 (26.24%) Front Office
2 109 (23.44%) Finance
3 53 (11.40%) Banking
4 24 (5.16%) Games
5 16 (3.44%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.08%) Back Office
7 5 (1.08%) French Language
7 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.65%) Avionics
9 3 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (19.35%) STL
2 66 (14.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 55 (11.83%) XML
4 41 (8.82%) .NET
5 25 (5.38%) Qt
6 17 (3.66%) Web Services
7 16 (3.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 11 (2.37%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.37%) XSLT
9 10 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (2.15%) Rendezvous
10 9 (1.94%) COM+
10 9 (1.94%) DCOM
10 9 (1.94%) Unreal Engine
10 9 (1.94%) WCF
10 9 (1.94%) WinForms
11 8 (1.72%) ATL
11 8 (1.72%) Middleware
12 7 (1.51%) Ajax
12 7 (1.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (20.22%) Fixed Income
2 76 (16.34%) Derivative
3 67 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (7.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 28 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (5.38%) Equity Derivative
7 22 (4.73%) Algorithms
8 20 (4.30%) Equities
9 14 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (1.08%) Device Driver
12 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.86%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.86%) PKI
14 3 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 151 (32.47%) Linux
2 98 (21.08%) Windows
3 59 (12.69%) Unix
4 20 (4.30%) Solaris
5 10 (2.15%) Android
6 7 (1.51%) OpenVMS
7 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.65%) CentOS
8 3 (0.65%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.43%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.22%) VME
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (17.63%) OO
3 69 (14.84%) Software Engineering
4 65 (13.98%) Multithreading
5 39 (8.39%) SDLC
6 37 (7.96%) Unit Testing
7 36 (7.74%) Low Latency
8 35 (7.53%) Analytics
9 33 (7.10%) Scrum
10 31 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
11 30 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (5.59%) Computer Science
12 26 (5.59%) Risk Management
13 25 (5.38%) TDD
14 21 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (4.30%) OOP
16 18 (3.87%) Multithreaded Programming
16 18 (3.87%) Test Automation
17 17 (3.66%) DevOps
18 16 (3.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 465 (100.00%) C++
2 156 (33.55%) Python
3 148 (31.83%) C#
4 106 (22.80%) SQL
5 94 (20.22%) C
6 46 (9.89%) Java
7 28 (6.02%) VC++
8 25 (5.38%) Perl
9 24 (5.16%) Bash Shell
10 23 (4.95%) Embedded C++
11 20 (4.30%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.80%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.15%) Ruby
14 8 (1.72%) Ada
14 8 (1.72%) Lua
15 7 (1.51%) Fortran
15 7 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.29%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (9.68%) Degree
2 35 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 31 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.94%) PhD
6 5 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.65%) MISRA
2 2 (0.43%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.22%) DICOM
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.94%) Docker
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.72%) Puppet
3 5 (1.08%) Ansible
4 4 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.86%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (17.42%) Oracle
2 22 (4.73%) Sybase
3 18 (3.87%) TIBCO
4 15 (3.23%) Google
5 10 (2.15%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.72%) Solace
7 7 (1.51%) Reuters
8 5 (1.08%) ION Trading
8 5 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.08%) Sun
9 4 (0.86%) BMC
9 4 (0.86%) CA
9 4 (0.86%) Talarian
10 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.43%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.43%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.43%) SAP
11 2 (0.43%) SunGard
11 2 (0.43%) Tradeweb
12 1 (0.22%) CyberArk