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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 629 593
Rank change year-on-year +82 -36  
Contract jobs citing Qt 46 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.048% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 26
Median daily rate £450 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £314 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £454 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £40.00 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88%  

Qt is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14572 15252 14758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 27.96% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10015 10774 9702
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 203
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

Qt
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Qt as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 44 £450 +9.75% 12
London +37 18 £475 +5.55% 4
South East +37 12 £475 +46.15% 6
North West +31 7 £450 +111.76%
Hampshire +22 6 £475 - 1
Fareham - 6 £475 - 1
Manchester +17 4 £450 +111.76%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £350 +7.69%
Oxford 0 2 £350 +7.69%
Leicestershire -8 2 - -
Leicester -10 2 - -
East Midlands -13 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 71 (94.67%) C++
2 44 (58.67%) Linux
3 37 (49.33%) Software Engineering
4 25 (33.33%) Windows
5 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (26.67%) Degree
6 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 17 (22.67%) C
8 16 (21.33%) OpenGL
8 16 (21.33%) TDD
8 16 (21.33%) Pair Programming
9 15 (20.00%) Open Source
9 15 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (20.00%) QA
10 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
11 11 (14.67%) QML
11 11 (14.67%) UML
12 10 (13.33%) Python
12 10 (13.33%) Doxygen
13 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
14 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.67%) ZigBee
14 8 (10.67%) SQLite
15 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
15 7 (9.33%) Bluetooth
15 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
16 6 (8.00%) OO
16 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
16 6 (8.00%) Node.js
16 6 (8.00%) Bash Shell

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 10 (13.33%) Doxygen
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) ZigBee
2 7 (9.33%) Bluetooth
3 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQLite
2 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.67%) Mercurial
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) NetBeans
4 2 (2.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 4 (5.33%) Avionics
2 3 (4.00%) Electronics
2 3 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Automotive
3 2 (2.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Military
3 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.33%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (68.00%) Developer
2 34 (45.33%) C++ Developer
3 19 (25.33%) Software Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 10 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) GUI Developer
6 8 (10.67%) Qt Developer
7 7 (9.33%) C++ GUI Developer
7 7 (9.33%) UI Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Agile Developer
9 5 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Senior Software Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Linux Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Python Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
12 2 (2.67%) Android Developer
12 2 (2.67%) Embedded Engineer
12 2 (2.67%) Lead Software Engineer
12 2 (2.67%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) OpenGL
2 11 (14.67%) QML
3 6 (8.00%) Node.js
4 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
4 4 (5.33%) CSS3
4 4 (5.33%) Express
4 4 (5.33%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) HTML5
4 4 (5.33%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.00%) MFC
6 2 (2.67%) .NET
6 2 (2.67%) PyQt
6 2 (2.67%) Qt Quick
6 2 (2.67%) Web Services
6 2 (2.67%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.33%) React
7 1 (1.33%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (4.00%) RIA
4 2 (2.67%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.67%) CUDA
4 2 (2.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (58.67%) Linux
2 25 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.67%) Debian
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) Software Engineering
2 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.33%) Pair Programming
3 16 (21.33%) TDD
4 15 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (20.00%) Open Source
5 11 (14.67%) UML
6 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
7 6 (8.00%) OO
7 6 (8.00%) SDLC
8 5 (6.67%) OOD
9 3 (4.00%) Android Development
9 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (4.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.00%) Resource Allocation
9 3 (4.00%) Scrum
9 3 (4.00%) Signal Processing
9 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Validation
10 2 (2.67%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (94.67%) C++
2 17 (22.67%) C
3 10 (13.33%) Python
4 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.33%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.00%) C#
7 3 (4.00%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.00%) Java
7 3 (4.00%) Lua
8 2 (2.67%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
2 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.67%) Freescale
3 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator
3 1 (1.33%) Google
3 1 (1.33%) SAP
3 1 (1.33%) Zend
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