Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a C/C++ Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 860 858
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a C/C++ Developer 20 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.027% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 23
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +25.87% -10.63%
10th Percentile £303 £298 £301
90th Percentile £760 £500 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £338
% change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50

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 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 9 December 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 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/C++ Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 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 -14 20 £425 -5.56% 22
UK excluding London -32 12 £425 +3.03% 23
South East -8 10 £425 - 1
London +5 8 £669 +46.50% 5
East of England -12 1 - - 3
South West -35 1 - - 10

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 20 (100.00%) C++
1 20 (100.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) OpenVMS
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) CMS
4 5 (25.00%) PVCS
4 5 (25.00%) STL
4 5 (25.00%) Fortran
5 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (15.00%) Ant
6 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Derivative
6 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) NUnit
6 3 (15.00%) Subversion
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) CppUnit
6 3 (15.00%) GoogleTest
6 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC

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 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) 4G
1 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) SNMP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) HBase
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) PVCS
2 3 (15.00%) Ant
2 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (15.00%) CppUnit
2 3 (15.00%) GoogleTest
2 3 (15.00%) NUnit
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) ProC
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) STL
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (5.00%) HEVC
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Qt
3 1 (5.00%) React
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Derivative
1 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Robotics
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) OpenVMS
3 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (10.00%) Memory Management
4 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.00%) OOD
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C
1 20 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Fortran
4 4 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Sybase