The median contractor rate for a C++/C# Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++/C# Developer
UK
Rank 533 618 588
Rank change year-on-year +85 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a C++/C# Developer 50 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.041% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.043% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 38
Median daily rate £550 £625 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £355 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £730 £735
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £363 £305
% change year-on-year -4.13% +18.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £38.63 -
% change year-on-year +2.26% -  

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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 +79 49 £575 -8.00% 23
London +60 39 £610 -2.40% 9
South West +8 6 £350 - 1
Yeovil +8 3 - -
Somerset +2 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £350 -
South East - 3 £348 - 6
Cheshire +28 1 £425 +37.09%
North West +26 1 £425 +37.09% 1
City of London +3 1 £475 - 2
Chester - 1 £425 -
Hove - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Portsmouth - 1 £348 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £348 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Fife - 1 £320 -
Scotland - 1 £320 -

C++/C# Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 109 (100.00%) C#
1 109 (100.00%) C++
2 47 (43.12%) Front Office
3 43 (39.45%) Fixed Income
3 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (39.45%) Java
4 35 (32.11%) Python
5 27 (24.77%) Linux
6 26 (23.85%) Subversion
7 25 (22.94%) Finance
8 24 (22.02%) Windows
9 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
10 20 (18.35%) SDLC
10 20 (18.35%) QA
11 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
11 18 (16.51%) Electronic Trading
11 18 (16.51%) TeamCity
11 18 (16.51%) Quality Management
11 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
11 18 (16.51%) Migration
11 18 (16.51%) SQL
11 18 (16.51%) Cross-Platform Development
12 16 (14.68%) Derivative
12 16 (14.68%) .NET
13 15 (13.76%) OO
13 15 (13.76%) TIBCO
13 15 (13.76%) Rendezvous
13 15 (13.76%) WPF
14 14 (12.84%) Multithreading
15 13 (11.93%) Mathematics

C++/C# Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.83%) DataSynapse
3 2 (1.83%) SAS
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (9.17%) RMDS
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.83%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.92%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.83%) PaaS
2 1 (0.92%) GitHub
2 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.92%) DNS
2 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) KDB
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
2 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.83%) Tick Data
3 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.92%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.92%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (23.85%) Subversion
2 18 (16.51%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.67%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.67%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.75%) ERwin
5 3 (2.75%) Log4Net
5 3 (2.75%) NUnit
5 3 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 47 (43.12%) Front Office
2 25 (22.94%) Finance
3 11 (10.09%) Banking
4 6 (5.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.59%) Games
6 3 (2.75%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.83%) Electronics
7 2 (1.83%) Law
8 1 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) .NET
2 15 (13.76%) Rendezvous
2 15 (13.76%) WPF
3 13 (11.93%) WinForms
4 8 (7.34%) XML
5 5 (4.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.75%) DOM
6 3 (2.75%) JiBX
6 3 (2.75%) JSP
6 3 (2.75%) SOAP
7 2 (1.83%) COM+
7 2 (1.83%) MFC
8 1 (0.92%) DCOM
8 1 (0.92%) HTML
8 1 (0.92%) Spring
8 1 (0.92%) STL
8 1 (0.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (39.45%) Fixed Income
2 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
3 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
4 16 (14.68%) Derivative
5 13 (11.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.59%) Market Risk
8 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.67%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.67%) Equities
8 4 (3.67%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (2.75%) User Experience
10 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.83%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.83%) Social Gaming
11 1 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Linux
2 24 (22.02%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.75%) Solaris
5 2 (1.83%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) SDLC
3 18 (16.51%) Cross-Platform Development
3 18 (16.51%) Electronic Trading
3 18 (16.51%) Migration
3 18 (16.51%) Quality Management
3 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
4 15 (13.76%) OO
5 14 (12.84%) Multithreading
6 13 (11.93%) Mathematics
7 11 (10.09%) Multithreaded Programming
7 11 (10.09%) Scrum
8 10 (9.17%) TDD
9 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.34%) High Availability
10 8 (7.34%) Low Latency
11 7 (6.42%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.50%) Analytics
12 6 (5.50%) MVC
13 5 (4.59%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 109 (100.00%) C#
1 109 (100.00%) C++
2 43 (39.45%) Java
3 35 (32.11%) Python
4 18 (16.51%) SQL
5 11 (10.09%) C
6 9 (8.26%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.34%) Perl
8 4 (3.67%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.67%) VC++
9 3 (2.75%) Ada
9 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.75%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.83%) Rust
10 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 2 (1.83%) VB
10 2 (1.83%) VB6
10 2 (1.83%) VBA
11 1 (0.92%) Go
11 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) IFRS
2 1 (0.92%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) TIBCO
2 10 (9.17%) ION Trading
2 10 (9.17%) Reuters
3 9 (8.26%) Sybase
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.50%) Oracle
6 4 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.75%) Infragistics
7 3 (2.75%) Sun
8 2 (1.83%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.83%) Eze Software Group
8 2 (1.83%) Google
9 1 (0.92%) Adobe
9 1 (0.92%) Apple
9 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.92%) Facebook
9 1 (0.92%) Solace
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