The median contractor rate for a C++/C# Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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++/C# Developer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 590 550
Rank change year-on-year +53 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 65 53 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 70
Median daily rate £550 £650 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £490 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% -  

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
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 £11.50 £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 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

C++/C# Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++/C# Developer in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++/C# Developer in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++/C# Developer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++/C# Developer in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++/C# Developer in the UK

C++/C# Developer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++/C# Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +39 55 £550 -15.38% 18
London -1 38 £550 -15.38% 7
Northern Ireland - 10 £413 -
Belfast - 10 £413 -
County Antrim - 10 £413 -
South East +13 7 £225 - 5
North West - 7 £438 - 1
Cheshire - 6 - -
Warrington - 6 - -
South West +6 3 £396 +5.66%
East Sussex - 3 £225 -
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Reading - 3 - - 1
Hove - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £396 -
City of London -4 1 £575 -11.53% 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £438 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, C++/C# 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++/C# Developer in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) C#
1 113 (100.00%) C++
2 51 (45.13%) Fixed Income
3 47 (41.59%) Finance
4 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (27.43%) Java
6 29 (25.66%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (24.78%) Python
8 27 (23.89%) Sybase
8 27 (23.89%) Derivative
9 25 (22.12%) Front Office
10 24 (21.24%) Windows
10 24 (21.24%) Degree
11 23 (20.35%) SQL
11 23 (20.35%) Shell Script
12 22 (19.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (19.47%) Perl
12 22 (19.47%) XML
13 21 (18.58%) Linux
13 21 (18.58%) C
13 21 (18.58%) Banking
14 20 (17.70%) .NET
14 20 (17.70%) Unix
15 17 (15.04%) Computer Science
16 16 (14.16%) TDD
16 16 (14.16%) Visual Studio
17 15 (13.27%) Equity Derivative
17 15 (13.27%) Equities
17 15 (13.27%) WPF
18 14 (12.39%) Unity (Game Engine)

C++/C# 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 9 (7.96%) CMS
2 6 (5.31%) Kinematics
3 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.88%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) KDB
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
2 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.88%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 16 (14.16%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.73%) Subversion
3 9 (7.96%) JIRA
3 9 (7.96%) NUnit
4 8 (7.08%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.31%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.42%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.65%) ClearCase
7 3 (2.65%) ERwin
7 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.65%) Log4Net
7 3 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.88%) NuGet
8 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (41.59%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Front Office
3 21 (18.58%) Banking
4 10 (8.85%) Games
5 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.65%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) XML
2 20 (17.70%) .NET
3 15 (13.27%) WPF
4 14 (12.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (8.85%) STL
6 9 (7.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (7.96%) WinForms
7 8 (7.08%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
8 6 (5.31%) .NET Remoting
8 6 (5.31%) JSON
8 6 (5.31%) Protocol Buffers
8 6 (5.31%) REST
8 6 (5.31%) WCF
8 6 (5.31%) Web Services
9 5 (4.42%) Rendezvous
9 5 (4.42%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (2.65%) DOM
10 3 (2.65%) JiBX
10 3 (2.65%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (45.13%) Fixed Income
2 29 (25.66%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (23.89%) Derivative
4 22 (19.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (15.04%) Computer Science
6 15 (13.27%) Equities
6 15 (13.27%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (8.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 9 (7.96%) Swaptions
9 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (3.54%) Algorithms
10 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.54%) Robotics
11 3 (2.65%) User Experience
12 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.24%) Windows
2 21 (18.58%) Linux
3 20 (17.70%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.16%) TDD
3 14 (12.39%) Test Automation
4 12 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (10.62%) Mathematics
5 11 (9.73%) Low Latency
6 10 (8.85%) Analytics
7 9 (7.96%) Change Management
7 9 (7.96%) Electronic Trading
7 9 (7.96%) Multithreading
7 9 (7.96%) Quantitative Research
7 9 (7.96%) Risk Analytics
8 8 (7.08%) Cross-Platform Development
8 8 (7.08%) Migration
8 8 (7.08%) OO
8 8 (7.08%) Quality Management
8 8 (7.08%) SDLC
8 8 (7.08%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.19%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.19%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 113 (100.00%) C#
1 113 (100.00%) C++
2 31 (27.43%) Java
3 28 (24.78%) Python
4 23 (20.35%) Shell Script
4 23 (20.35%) SQL
5 22 (19.47%) Perl
6 21 (18.58%) C
7 7 (6.19%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.31%) C++/CLI
9 3 (2.65%) Ada
9 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.65%) VB
9 3 (2.65%) VB6
10 2 (1.77%) R
10 2 (1.77%) Scala
10 2 (1.77%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.88%) APL
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Sybase
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) Google
4 6 (5.31%) NVIDIA
4 6 (5.31%) Perforce
5 5 (4.42%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.65%) Infragistics
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle
6 3 (2.65%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.88%) Eze Software Group
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com