Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++/C# Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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++/C# Developer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 785 790
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 77 101 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 96
UK median daily rate £525 £620 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.32% +24.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £367 £330 £314
90th Percentile £675 £728 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +5.77% -

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
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 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

C++/C# Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 10 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 6 months to 25 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 -33 55 £600 -3.23% 25
London -45 40 £620 -0.80% 11
UK excluding London +59 37 £425 +25.00% 15
Northern Ireland - 20 £463 - 1
East of England - 6 £388 - 9
South West -5 5 £353 +10.16%
South East -8 3 £520 +48.57% 3
Scotland +5 2 £463 -
Midlands +25 1 - - 2
East Midlands -1 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 77 (100.00%) C#
1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 38 (49.35%) Finance
3 32 (41.56%) TDD
4 31 (40.26%) Visual Studio
5 29 (37.66%) Front Office
6 27 (35.06%) Multithreading
7 23 (29.87%) OO
7 23 (29.87%) Banking
8 22 (28.57%) .NET
8 22 (28.57%) Java
9 21 (27.27%) Low Latency
10 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
10 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (24.68%) Performance Improvement
11 19 (24.68%) Asynchronous Programming
12 18 (23.38%) Derivative
13 17 (22.08%) OOP
13 17 (22.08%) Refactoring
13 17 (22.08%) Quantitative Research
13 17 (22.08%) Data Structures
14 15 (19.48%) Mathematics
14 15 (19.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (18.18%) SQL
16 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
17 10 (12.99%) Windows
18 9 (11.69%) Physics
18 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
18 9 (11.69%) WPF
18 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (1.30%) Apache
1 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.30%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) CTI
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (40.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.30%) FishEye
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) NuGet
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 38 (49.35%) Finance
2 29 (37.66%) Front Office
3 23 (29.87%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) WPF
3 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.49%) WCF
3 5 (6.49%) WinForms
4 3 (3.90%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (1.30%) JSON
5 1 (1.30%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Derivative
2 17 (22.08%) Data Structures
3 15 (19.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.19%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Equities
6 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) TDD
2 27 (35.06%) Multithreading
3 23 (29.87%) OO
4 21 (27.27%) Low Latency
5 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
6 19 (24.68%) Asynchronous Programming
6 19 (24.68%) Performance Improvement
7 17 (22.08%) OOP
7 17 (22.08%) Quantitative Research
7 17 (22.08%) Refactoring
8 15 (19.48%) Mathematics
9 9 (11.69%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (11.69%) Physics
10 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
11 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.79%) MVVM
12 6 (7.79%) PnL Attribution
13 4 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) C#
1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (28.57%) Java
3 14 (18.18%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) Ada
5 6 (7.79%) Python
6 5 (6.49%) VBA
7 4 (5.19%) XAML
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) R
8 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.30%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) PhD
2 5 (6.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) Netcool
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Sybase
2 5 (6.49%) TIBCO
3 4 (5.19%) Infragistics
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.90%) Reuters
5 2 (2.60%) Perforce
5 2 (2.60%) Solace
6 1 (1.30%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.30%) Google
6 1 (1.30%) Murex
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com