The median contractor rate for a C++/Java Developer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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++ Java Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 631 600
Rank change year-on-year +76 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a C++/Java Developer 40 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.043% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.045% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 20
Median daily rate £408 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.50% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £640 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £431 £356
% change year-on-year -24.63% +21.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £38.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £38.63 -
% change year-on-year +19.09% -  

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 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

C++/Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

C++/Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

C++/Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++/Java Developer over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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

C++/Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

C++/Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++/Java Developer over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++/Java Developer in the UK

C++/Java Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++/Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +50 40 £408 -18.50% 19
South East +34 20 £325 - 3
London +29 15 £525 +1.94% 11
Portsmouth - 9 £348 -
Hampshire - 9 £348 - 1
West Sussex - 7 £325 -
Crawley - 7 £325 -
South West +13 4 - -
Somerset +8 4 - -
Oxfordshire -3 4 £408 - 2
Oxford -3 4 £408 -
Yeovil +10 3 - -
Cambridge - 1 £225 - 3
East of England - 1 £225 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 £225 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, C++/Java 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++/Java Developer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) C++
1 74 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (50.00%) C#
3 33 (44.59%) Linux
4 27 (36.49%) SQL
5 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (27.03%) .NET
7 18 (24.32%) C
7 18 (24.32%) Finance
8 17 (22.97%) Banking
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle
9 16 (21.62%) XML
9 16 (21.62%) OO
10 15 (20.27%) Windows
10 15 (20.27%) Eclipse
10 15 (20.27%) Multithreading
11 13 (17.57%) MySQL
12 12 (16.22%) MFC
12 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
12 12 (16.22%) MVC
12 12 (16.22%) XML Messaging
12 12 (16.22%) Scrum
12 12 (16.22%) Electronic Trading
13 11 (14.86%) SDLC
13 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
13 11 (14.86%) Python
13 11 (14.86%) Client/Server
14 10 (13.51%) Unix
14 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
14 10 (13.51%) Degree

C++/Java 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 3 (4.05%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.35%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.70%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Google App Engine
1 4 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.41%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.70%) Heroku
3 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) LAN
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) MySQL
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 3 (4.05%) KDB
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) OLTP
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Eclipse
2 12 (16.22%) Visual Studio
3 10 (13.51%) JIRA
4 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.70%) Gradle
7 2 (2.70%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.35%) Maven
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.97%) Banking
3 9 (12.16%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.81%) Front Office
5 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.41%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.35%) Electronics
8 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.35%) Marketing
8 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.03%) .NET
2 16 (21.62%) XML
3 12 (16.22%) MFC
3 12 (16.22%) XML Messaging
4 6 (8.11%) REST
4 6 (8.11%) STL
4 6 (8.11%) WCF
5 5 (6.76%) HTML
5 5 (6.76%) Web Services
6 4 (5.41%) HTML5
7 3 (4.05%) CSS
7 3 (4.05%) Dropwizard
7 3 (4.05%) JNI
7 3 (4.05%) JSON
7 3 (4.05%) WPF
8 2 (2.70%) Android SDK
8 2 (2.70%) Kafka
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.70%) Sass
8 2 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Client/Server
2 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (10.81%) Equities
3 8 (10.81%) Fixed Income
4 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
5 6 (8.11%) Replication
6 5 (6.76%) User Experience
7 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
8 3 (4.05%) Derivative
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (4.05%) Market Risk
8 3 (4.05%) N-Tier
9 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
9 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.59%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Windows
3 10 (13.51%) Unix
4 5 (6.76%) Android
4 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.62%) OO
3 15 (20.27%) Multithreading
4 12 (16.22%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (16.22%) MVC
4 12 (16.22%) Scrum
5 11 (14.86%) SDLC
6 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.16%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (9.46%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (8.11%) Code Coverage
10 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.11%) Data Transformation
10 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (8.11%) Validation
11 5 (6.76%) Change Management
11 5 (6.76%) OOD
11 5 (6.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) C++
1 74 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (50.00%) C#
3 27 (36.49%) SQL
4 18 (24.32%) C
5 11 (14.86%) Python
6 7 (9.46%) Assembly Language
7 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.41%) Apex Code
8 4 (5.41%) Scala
9 3 (4.05%) Ada
9 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.05%) Go
9 3 (4.05%) Perl
10 2 (2.70%) Korn
10 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.35%) Rust
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) PhD
4 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) Sybase
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.46%) Google
5 6 (8.11%) Telerik
6 4 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.70%) ION Trading
7 2 (2.70%) Solace
8 1 (1.35%) Adobe
8 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Luciad
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 9 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 23 days ago