Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Programmer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 886 855
Rank change year-on-year +62 -31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 20 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.015% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 28
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -20.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £262 £273 £313
90th Percentile £533 £450 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £363
% change year-on-year -3.91% -11.72% +49.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.41% -15.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £15.25 £33.20 £36.75
90th Percentile £15.75 £40.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -54.41% -15.00% +1.27%

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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

C++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 8 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 6 months to 26 July 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
UK excluding London +72 16 £308 -3.91% 1
England +51 15 £325 - 3
South East +57 9 £325 -18.75%
Scotland +43 5 £275 +0.92%
London +19 4 £513 +36.67% 2
South West +7 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £365 -
Midlands - 1 £365 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 20 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Multithreading
3 7 (35.00%) C
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
3 7 (35.00%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (35.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (10.00%) Automotive
7 2 (10.00%) Games
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
8 1 (5.00%) GitHub
8 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (5.00%) Xbox
8 1 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (5.00%) ISO 26262
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) iOS SDK

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 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
1 2 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Ext JS
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (5.00%) JNI
3 1 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (5.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Kalman Filter
1 7 (35.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 7 (35.00%) Multithreading
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) OOP
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Physics
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
3 7 (35.00%) C
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle