Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Qt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Qt over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Qt
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 855 767
Rank change year-on-year +16 -88 +12
Contract jobs citing Qt 55 42 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.041% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.13% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 77
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £345 £378 £300
90th Percentile £509 £488 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £310
% change year-on-year -15.74% +53.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 28
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +30.51%
10th Percentile £33.00 £34.45 £36.25
90th Percentile £95.50 £47.35 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.11 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +36.28% -6.25% +35.59%

Qt is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33078 31563 32124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.01% 30.54% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23378 21824 22146
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 358 560
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.75 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.00 £53.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Qt
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Qt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Qt in the UK

Qt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Qt.

Contractor daily rate trend for Qt in the UK

Qt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qt over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qt.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qt in the UK

Qt
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qt over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qt within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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 -3 54 £438 -2.78% 22
UK excluding London +37 35 £400 -15.74% 22
London -14 19 £463 +2.78% 2
East of England -7 12 £403 - 2
Midlands +32 7 £475 +7.04% 1
South East -2 7 £375 -21.05% 11
South West +5 5 £348 - 1
East Midlands 0 5 £488 +9.86%
North of England +55 4 £400 - 5
North West +22 3 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Qt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Qt.

1 45 (81.82%) C++
2 28 (50.91%) Linux
3 27 (49.09%) Software Engineering
4 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) Python
5 13 (23.64%) QML
6 12 (21.82%) C
7 10 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 8 (14.55%) Windows
8 8 (14.55%) Android
8 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
9 7 (12.73%) Degree
9 7 (12.73%) SciPy
9 7 (12.73%) NumPy
9 7 (12.73%) SQL
9 7 (12.73%) Qt Quick
9 7 (12.73%) Infotainment
10 6 (10.91%) OpenGL
10 6 (10.91%) Mercurial
11 5 (9.09%) Visualisation
11 5 (9.09%) Cython
11 5 (9.09%) Bluetooth
11 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
11 5 (9.09%) UML
11 5 (9.09%) TDD
11 5 (9.09%) Automotive
11 5 (9.09%) Scrum
12 4 (7.27%) Pair Programming
12 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio

Qt
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:

Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Bluetooth
2 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.82%) RTP
3 1 (1.82%) SNMP
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.27%) SQLite
2 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) Mercurial
3 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (3.64%) git-flow
5 1 (1.82%) C++Builder
5 1 (1.82%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Avionics
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (56.36%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) C++ Developer
4 10 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Software Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Python Developer
7 6 (10.91%) GUI Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Agile Developer
8 4 (7.27%) C++ GUI Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (5.45%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Python Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Qt Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior GUI Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) QML
2 7 (12.73%) NumPy
2 7 (12.73%) Qt Quick
2 7 (12.73%) SciPy
3 6 (10.91%) OpenGL
4 4 (7.27%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) gRPC
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
6 2 (3.64%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (3.64%) Django
6 2 (3.64%) Flask
6 2 (3.64%) HTML
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) React
6 2 (3.64%) React Native
7 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) MFC
7 1 (1.82%) POSIX
7 1 (1.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Infotainment
2 4 (7.27%) CAN bus
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) RIA
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Android
3 8 (14.55%) Windows
4 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Software Engineering
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
4 5 (9.09%) Scrum
4 5 (9.09%) TDD
4 5 (9.09%) UML
4 5 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 4 (7.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (7.27%) Coaching
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.27%) Open Source
5 4 (7.27%) Pair Programming
6 3 (5.45%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (5.45%) Cybernetics
6 3 (5.45%) OOP
6 3 (5.45%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (5.45%) Signal Processing
6 3 (5.45%) Statistics
6 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (81.82%) C++
2 15 (27.27%) Python
3 12 (21.82%) C
4 7 (12.73%) SQL
5 5 (9.09%) Cython
5 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) Java
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) MISRA
2 3 (5.45%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Appcelerator
1 2 (3.64%) Borland
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Serena