The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Developer was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 612 609
Rank change year-on-year +50 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 45 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.073% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.077% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 23
Median daily rate £453 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.69% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £325
% change year-on-year -2.27% +35.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

C++ Software Developer
Top 24 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 26 June 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 +44 45 £453 +25.69% 34
London +1 25 £550 +52.77% 9
South West +11 9 £430 - 1
Heathrow +1 7 £370 +5.71%
North West - 7 £475 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £430 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Warrington - 4 - -
South East +23 3 £328 -9.02% 5
Gloucester - 3 £430 -
Stockport - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £430 - 2
East of England -6 1 £275 -42.70% 14
Somerset -7 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Tewkesbury - 1 £310 -
Watford - 1 £275 -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 - 2
Oxford - 1 £430 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £275 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 80 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (47.50%) Perl
3 35 (43.75%) C
4 33 (41.25%) C#
4 33 (41.25%) Unix
4 33 (41.25%) Linux
5 31 (38.75%) SQL
5 31 (38.75%) Java
6 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 23 (28.75%) Finance
8 21 (26.25%) Multithreading
9 20 (25.00%) Oracle
10 19 (23.75%) Fixed Income
10 19 (23.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (22.50%) Sybase
11 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
12 17 (21.25%) STL
13 16 (20.00%) Derivative
14 15 (18.75%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (17.50%) Equities
16 13 (16.25%) Degree
16 13 (16.25%) Windows
17 11 (13.75%) Python
18 9 (11.25%) SDLC
19 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
19 7 (8.75%) OO
19 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
19 7 (8.75%) Mathematics

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 4 (5.00%) Kinematics
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.50%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) DVB
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) RS-232
3 1 (1.25%) UPnP
3 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.75%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 3 (3.75%) Subversion
3 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) ERwin
4 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.50%) Log4Net
4 2 (2.50%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) GDB
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (28.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Games
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (21.25%) STL
3 6 (7.50%) WPF
3 6 (7.50%) XML
4 5 (6.25%) .NET
4 5 (6.25%) Qt
4 5 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (5.00%) MFC
6 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) OpenGL
6 3 (3.75%) REST
6 3 (3.75%) WCF
6 3 (3.75%) Web Services
6 3 (3.75%) WinForms
6 3 (3.75%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.50%) DOM
7 2 (2.50%) JiBX
7 2 (2.50%) JSP
7 2 (2.50%) SOAP
7 2 (2.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Fixed Income
2 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (20.00%) Derivative
4 15 (18.75%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (17.50%) Equities
6 6 (7.50%) Algorithms
7 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
8 4 (5.00%) Robotics
9 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.75%) Replication
10 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
11 1 (1.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Linux
1 33 (41.25%) Unix
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) CentOS
4 2 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (26.25%) Multithreading
3 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) SDLC
5 7 (8.75%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.75%) OO
6 6 (7.50%) TDD
7 5 (6.25%) OOD
7 5 (6.25%) Scrum
7 5 (6.25%) Validation
8 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.00%) Linear Algebra
8 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.00%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.00%) UML
9 3 (3.75%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (3.75%) Low Latency
9 3 (3.75%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (3.75%) System Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (47.50%) Perl
3 35 (43.75%) C
4 33 (41.25%) C#
5 31 (38.75%) Java
5 31 (38.75%) SQL
6 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
7 11 (13.75%) Python
8 5 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.50%) VB
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.25%) Scala
11 1 (1.25%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) Sybase
3 4 (5.00%) NVIDIA
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.75%) Telerik
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) Infragistics
5 2 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (1.25%) Luciad
6 1 (1.25%) Samsung
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