Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a C/C++ Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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/C++ Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 850 886
Rank change year-on-year -29 +36 -44
Contract jobs requiring a C/C++ Developer 18 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.020% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.021% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 17
UK median daily rate £438 £453 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +31.16% -13.75%
10th Percentile £319 £316 £248
90th Percentile £691 £553 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.94% -12.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.14% +9.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -3.16% +18.75%

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 96,976 91,624 103,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,463 59,515 67,206
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,115 2,815 3,125
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.99%

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 19 August 2018.

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 5 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 19 August 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 -30 18 £438 -3.31% 26
UK excluding London -16 11 £425 +21.43% 25
South East -8 10 £425 +21.43% 3
London -35 6 £581 +26.91% 5
South West -13 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, C/C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring C/C++ Developer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) C
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) PVCS
3 5 (27.78%) STL
3 5 (27.78%) XML
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) OpenVMS
3 5 (27.78%) Fortran
3 5 (27.78%) CMS
4 4 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) Unix
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Android
6 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) GCC
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (11.11%) Amazon Alexa

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 5 (27.78%) CMS
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Bluetooth
2 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) 3G
4 1 (5.56%) 4G
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) MIMO
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.56%) HBase
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) PVCS
2 2 (11.11%) GCC
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) ProC
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) STL
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (5.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) OpenVMS
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
1 2 (11.11%) OO
1 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (11.11%) SDLC
1 2 (11.11%) Speech Recognition
1 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Search
2 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (5.56%) High-Frequency Trading
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
2 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (27.78%) Fortran
2 5 (27.78%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.56%) Ada
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase