Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++/Java Developer was £620 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 774 829
Rank change year-on-year -35 +55 -18
Contract jobs requiring a C++/Java Developer 61 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.072% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.076% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 33
UK median daily rate £620 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +25.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £418 £309 £305
90th Percentile £878 £637 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -18.95% -
10th Percentile £39.23 £36.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £46.48 £43.65 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.88% -18.95% -

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 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

C++/Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
Top 6 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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 -13 61 £620 +24.00% 29
London -25 47 £620 +18.10% 22
UK excluding London -1 14 £450 +12.50% 7
South West +4 9 £425 - 1
South East -24 4 £485 -
East of England -13 1 - - 5

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 61 (100.00%) C++
1 61 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (55.74%) Linux
3 29 (47.54%) OO
4 28 (45.90%) Python
5 23 (37.70%) Oracle
6 22 (36.07%) Unix
6 22 (36.07%) Front Office
7 20 (32.79%) C#
8 17 (27.87%) Finance
8 17 (27.87%) SQL
9 14 (22.95%) PhD
10 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
11 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
12 11 (18.03%) OOP
12 11 (18.03%) TDD
12 11 (18.03%) Spring
12 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
12 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.39%) Electronic Trading
13 10 (16.39%) Degree
14 9 (14.75%) .NET
14 9 (14.75%) Low Latency
14 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
15 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
15 8 (13.11%) Data Structures
15 8 (13.11%) Mathematics
15 8 (13.11%) Physics
16 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (11.48%) Algorithmic Trading

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 (4.92%) Oracle Coherence
1 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) KDB
3 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.92%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.20%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.92%) Gradle
4 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) JMeter
4 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.92%) NUnit
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
4 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.28%) Ant
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.28%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 22 (36.07%) Front Office
2 17 (27.87%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) AngularJS
1 11 (18.03%) Spring
2 9 (14.75%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.92%) JSON
3 3 (4.92%) SOAP
3 3 (4.92%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) XSD
4 2 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.28%) JNI
4 2 (3.28%) WPF
5 1 (1.64%) Flask
5 1 (1.64%) Kafka
5 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.64%) React
5 1 (1.64%) Redux
5 1 (1.64%) STL
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Data Structures
4 7 (11.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (6.56%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.56%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (6.56%) Derivative
6 2 (3.28%) Equities
6 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.64%) Fintech
7 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) Unix
3 5 (8.20%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) OO
2 11 (18.03%) OOP
2 11 (18.03%) TDD
3 10 (16.39%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (14.75%) Low Latency
5 8 (13.11%) Mathematics
5 8 (13.11%) Physics
5 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
6 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.48%) Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.48%) Market Making
6 7 (11.48%) Quantitative Research
7 6 (9.84%) DevOps
8 5 (8.20%) Analytics
8 5 (8.20%) Data Extraction
8 5 (8.20%) Scrum
8 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) C++
1 61 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) Python
3 20 (32.79%) C#
4 17 (27.87%) SQL
5 6 (9.84%) C
5 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.92%) Scala
7 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
7 1 (1.64%) Go
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Korn
7 1 (1.64%) R
7 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) PhD
2 10 (16.39%) Degree
3 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.64%) etcd
1 1 (1.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.64%) Consul
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Perforce
3 2 (3.28%) Solace
3 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com