The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 603 600
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 37 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.068% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.072% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 16
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.50% -5.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.50% -5.83%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 23 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +48 35 £388 +10.71% 38
London +44 22 £413 +17.85% 5
South East +21 10 £380 -7.87% 10
Heathrow +1 9 £360 +2.85%
Hampshire +12 3 - - 1
Portsmouth -5 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £420 - 4
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £420 - 4
East of England - 2 £290 - 10
Slough - 2 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £290 - 10
Stevenage - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Highlands - 1 £275 -
Scotland - 1 £275 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Inverness - 1 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £290 - 10

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (100.00%) C++
2 29 (49.15%) Linux
3 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 27 (45.76%) Java
4 23 (38.98%) C
4 23 (38.98%) C#
5 21 (35.59%) Perl
5 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
6 20 (33.90%) Unix
7 18 (30.51%) Multithreading
8 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (25.42%) Oracle
9 15 (25.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 14 (23.73%) STL
11 13 (22.03%) Windows
12 10 (16.95%) Finance
12 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
12 10 (16.95%) Python
13 9 (15.25%) .NET
13 9 (15.25%) Validation
13 9 (15.25%) Scrum
13 9 (15.25%) Fixed Income
14 8 (13.56%) MFC
14 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.56%) XML
14 8 (13.56%) Eclipse
14 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
14 8 (13.56%) SDLC
15 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared

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 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.39%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) DVB
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) RS-232
2 1 (1.69%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) OLTP
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.56%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.08%) ClearCase
4 3 (5.08%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) ERwin
5 2 (3.39%) Log4Net
5 2 (3.39%) NUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.69%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.39%) Front Office
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (23.73%) STL
3 9 (15.25%) .NET
4 8 (13.56%) MFC
4 8 (13.56%) XML
5 6 (10.17%) WCF
5 6 (10.17%) XML Messaging
6 3 (5.08%) OpenGL
6 3 (5.08%) Qt
6 3 (5.08%) REST
6 3 (5.08%) Web Services
6 3 (5.08%) WPF
7 2 (3.39%) DOM
7 2 (3.39%) JiBX
7 2 (3.39%) JSP
7 2 (3.39%) SOAP
7 2 (3.39%) WinForms
8 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Fixed Income
2 7 (11.86%) Derivative
3 6 (10.17%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.17%) Replication
4 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (6.78%) Equities
6 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.69%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Linux
2 20 (33.90%) Unix
3 13 (22.03%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
2 18 (30.51%) Multithreading
3 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.25%) Scrum
4 9 (15.25%) Validation
5 8 (13.56%) SDLC
6 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
6 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (11.86%) TDD
7 6 (10.17%) Code Coverage
7 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.17%) Data Transformation
7 6 (10.17%) MVC
8 4 (6.78%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (5.08%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (5.08%) Use Case
10 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (45.76%) Java
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 23 (38.98%) C
3 23 (38.98%) C#
4 21 (35.59%) Perl
5 10 (16.95%) Python
6 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.39%) VC++
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) Scala
9 1 (1.69%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Sybase
3 6 (10.17%) Telerik
4 2 (3.39%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) Infragistics
4 2 (3.39%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.69%) Reuters
5 1 (1.69%) Samsung
5 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
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