The median contractor rate for a C++ Programmer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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++ Programmer
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 650 628
Rank change year-on-year +66 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 11 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.013% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.013% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 13
Median daily rate £325 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £380 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £600 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -0.58%  

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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

C++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

C++ Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

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

C++ Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

C++ Programmer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +63 11 £325 -18.75% 5
South East +30 9 £325 -18.75% 1
West Sussex - 7 £325 -
Crawley - 7 £325 -
London +33 1 £500 -2.43%
East Midlands - 1 £365 -
Leicestershire - 1 £365 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £275 -
Hove - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) C
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Multithreading
5 8 (42.11%) Multithreaded Programming
6 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
6 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 3 (15.79%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Games
8 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
9 2 (10.53%) STL
9 2 (10.53%) XML
9 2 (10.53%) Swing
9 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (10.53%) Xcode
9 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
9 2 (10.53%) TDD

C++ Programmer 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) Xcode
3 1 (5.26%) CMake
3 1 (5.26%) GoogleTest
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (10.53%) STL
3 2 (10.53%) Swing
3 2 (10.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) CUDA
2 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.26%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Multithreading
2 8 (42.11%) Multithreaded Programming
3 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
7 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.26%) Metaprogramming
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) OOD
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Physics
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) C
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
5 7 (36.84%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Samba
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase