Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 855 791
Rank change year-on-year +63 -64 +5
Contract jobs citing Qt 69 32 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.030% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.100% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 61
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £343 £293 £300
90th Percentile £488 £488 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +30.77% +4.84% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 16
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96% +16.79%
10th Percentile £34.50 £36.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £56.87 £38.75 £40.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.36 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +28.95% -3.85% +32.20%

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 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Top 14 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 18 October 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 +76 67 £450 - 26
UK excluding London +58 42 £425 +30.77% 21
London +10 26 £463 +2.78% 5
South East +24 11 £475 - 10
North of England +88 10 £444 +10.94% 1
East of England -7 9 £403 +61.00% 5
North West +41 7 £450 +12.50%
Midlands +29 7 £475 - 3
East Midlands +5 5 £488 - 2
South West +6 4 £348 - 2
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 56 (81.16%) C++
2 34 (49.28%) Linux
3 29 (42.03%) Software Engineering
4 18 (26.09%) C
4 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
6 14 (20.29%) Python
7 12 (17.39%) Android
8 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
9 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
10 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) Degree
10 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 9 (13.04%) Node.js
11 8 (11.59%) UML
11 8 (11.59%) OpenGL
11 8 (11.59%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (10.14%) TDD
12 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
12 7 (10.14%) Infotainment
13 6 (8.70%) QML
13 6 (8.70%) SciPy
13 6 (8.70%) NumPy
13 6 (8.70%) Signal Processing
13 6 (8.70%) SQL
13 6 (8.70%) Scrum
13 6 (8.70%) Mercurial
13 6 (8.70%) Pair Programming
13 6 (8.70%) Doxygen

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 6 (8.70%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Bluetooth
2 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.80%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.45%) SNMP
4 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.80%) SQLite
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 4 (5.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
6 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.45%) C++Builder
General
1 5 (7.25%) Automotive
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Avionics
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (66.67%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) C++ Developer
3 16 (23.19%) Software Engineer
4 14 (20.29%) Software Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Python Developer
6 6 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Android Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.80%) GUI Developer
7 4 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Qt Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (2.90%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Lead Software Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Linux Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Python Developer
9 2 (2.90%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) Node.js
2 8 (11.59%) OpenGL
3 6 (8.70%) NumPy
3 6 (8.70%) QML
3 6 (8.70%) SciPy
4 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) CSS3
4 4 (5.80%) Express
4 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) HTML5
4 4 (5.80%) MEAN Stack
4 4 (5.80%) Qt Quick
4 4 (5.80%) React
4 4 (5.80%) React Native
4 4 (5.80%) RESTful
5 2 (2.90%) .NET
5 2 (2.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Infotainment
2 4 (5.80%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.90%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.90%) CUDA
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.45%) Fintech
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
4 1 (1.45%) RIA
4 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Linux
2 16 (23.19%) Windows
3 12 (17.39%) Android
4 8 (11.59%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.90%) Debian
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Software Engineering
2 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.49%) Multithreading
4 8 (11.59%) UML
5 7 (10.14%) TDD
6 6 (8.70%) Pair Programming
6 6 (8.70%) Scrum
6 6 (8.70%) Signal Processing
7 5 (7.25%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.25%) OO
7 5 (7.25%) Open Source
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Visualisation
8 4 (5.80%) Android Development
8 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (5.80%) Mobile Development
8 4 (5.80%) OOD
8 4 (5.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (81.16%) C++
2 18 (26.09%) C
3 14 (20.29%) Python
4 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.70%) SQL
6 5 (7.25%) Java
7 4 (5.80%) C#
7 4 (5.80%) Cython
8 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.35%) Lua
9 2 (2.90%) C++/CLI
9 2 (2.90%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.45%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Appcelerator
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.90%) Borland
4 1 (1.45%) Serena