Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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++ Software Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 820 794
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 +44
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 55 68 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.065% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.069% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 43
UK median daily rate £373 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £306
90th Percentile £533 £480 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +6.57% -2.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
UK median hourly rate £40.58 £38.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -2.53% -7.06%
10th Percentile £37.50 £32.28 £26.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.40 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +6.88% -2.53% -7.06%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

C++ Software Developer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +17 53 £373 +3.47% 52
UK excluding London +37 40 £365 +6.57% 34
London -29 15 £455 +26.39% 20
South West +15 13 £363 +27.75% 4
East of England -9 11 £365 -23.96% 18
North of England +65 7 - - 1
North West +27 7 - - 1
South East -8 7 £355 +3.65% 7
Scotland - 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, C++ Software 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++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 24 (43.64%) Linux
4 22 (40.00%) SQL
5 21 (38.18%) Windows
6 20 (36.36%) Multithreading
7 19 (34.55%) C#
8 18 (32.73%) Java
8 18 (32.73%) Visual Studio
9 16 (29.09%) Degree
10 15 (27.27%) C
11 14 (25.45%) Computer Science
12 10 (18.18%) WPF
13 9 (16.36%) OO
14 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
14 8 (14.55%) HTML
14 8 (14.55%) .NET
14 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 7 (12.73%) NetBeans
15 7 (12.73%) Data Extraction
15 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
15 7 (12.73%) Perl
16 6 (10.91%) VB
16 6 (10.91%) Unix
16 6 (10.91%) TDD
17 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
17 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
17 5 (9.09%) Python

C++ Software 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 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.82%) Kinematics
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) 3G
2 2 (3.64%) 3GPP
2 2 (3.64%) LTE
2 2 (3.64%) NAS
2 2 (3.64%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.64%) Wireless
3 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.82%) CTI
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) DOCSIS
3 1 (1.82%) MQTT
3 1 (1.82%) Multicast
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) RTP
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
3 7 (12.73%) NetBeans
4 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (5.45%) Subversion
7 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.82%) GCC
8 1 (1.82%) GDB
8 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.82%) WiX
General
1 4 (7.27%) Games
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Front Office
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) WPF
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (14.55%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) WSDL
4 4 (7.27%) STL
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) HTML5
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
5 3 (5.45%) Qt
6 2 (3.64%) Ext JS
6 2 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (3.64%) Middleware
6 2 (3.64%) QML
7 1 (1.82%) JNI
7 1 (1.82%) MFC
7 1 (1.82%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.82%) WinForms
7 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.82%) Robotics
5 1 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
2 21 (38.18%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.45%) CentOS
5 2 (3.64%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 20 (36.36%) Multithreading
3 9 (16.36%) OO
4 7 (12.73%) Data Extraction
5 6 (10.91%) TDD
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) MVVM
7 4 (7.27%) UML
8 3 (5.45%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.45%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (5.45%) OOD
8 3 (5.45%) SDLC
8 3 (5.45%) System Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.64%) High-Frequency Trading
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (40.00%) SQL
3 19 (34.55%) C#
4 18 (32.73%) Java
5 15 (27.27%) C
6 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.73%) Perl
7 6 (10.91%) VB
8 5 (9.09%) Python
9 4 (7.27%) XAML
10 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
10 3 (5.45%) Embedded C
11 2 (3.64%) Embedded C++
11 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) MISRA
1 1 (1.82%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.64%) Solace
3 2 (3.64%) Talarian
3 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) NVIDIA