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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 622 593
Rank change year-on-year +60 -29  
Contract jobs citing Qt 33 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.063% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 27
Median daily rate £475 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £330 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +46.15% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  

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 14621 15591 15187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.58% 27.89% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10143 10885 9839
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 203
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.82%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Top 27 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 24 April 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 +56 32 £475 +13.09% 19
London +30 12 £478 +6.11% 5
North West +38 8 £463 +89.74% 2
South East +23 6 £475 +46.15% 4
Lancashire - 6 - -
Hampshire +14 3 £475 - 1
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Fareham - 3 £475 - 1
Preston - 3 - -
City of London +7 2 £538 +7.50% 1
East of England +6 2 - -
Leicestershire +1 2 - -
Leicester -5 2 - -
Oxfordshire -10 2 - -
Manchester +14 1 £450 +84.61% 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Stevenage +1 1 - -
South West 0 1 - - 2
Oxford -5 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £480 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (95.16%) C++
2 36 (58.06%) Software Engineering
3 34 (54.84%) Linux
4 19 (30.65%) Windows
5 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.81%) Degree
6 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
7 14 (22.58%) Open Source
8 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
9 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (19.35%) QA
9 12 (19.35%) TDD
9 12 (19.35%) Pair Programming
9 12 (19.35%) C
9 12 (19.35%) OpenGL
10 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
10 11 (17.74%) QML
11 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.52%) SQLite
13 8 (12.90%) ZigBee
13 8 (12.90%) Doxygen
13 8 (12.90%) UML
14 7 (11.29%) Bluetooth
15 6 (9.68%) OO
15 6 (9.68%) Web Services
15 6 (9.68%) Device Driver
16 5 (8.06%) Electronics
16 5 (8.06%) Internet
16 5 (8.06%) C#

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 8 (12.90%) Doxygen
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (12.90%) ZigBee
3 7 (11.29%) Bluetooth
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
5 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQLite
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.06%) Mercurial
3 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.06%) Electronics
2 4 (6.45%) Avionics
2 4 (6.45%) Military
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) C++ Developer
2 24 (38.71%) Software Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) GUI Developer
6 7 (11.29%) C++ GUI Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Qt Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Agile Developer
7 6 (9.68%) UI Developer
8 5 (8.06%) C++ Software Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Senior Software Developer
11 2 (3.23%) Embedded Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior C++ Developer
11 2 (3.23%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
12 1 (1.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 1 (1.61%) Linux Developer
12 1 (1.61%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) OpenGL
2 11 (17.74%) QML
3 6 (9.68%) Web Services
4 4 (6.45%) MFC
5 3 (4.84%) Node.js
5 3 (4.84%) XML
6 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.23%) ATL
6 2 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) Express
6 2 (3.23%) HTML
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
6 2 (3.23%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (3.23%) PyQt
6 2 (3.23%) STL
7 1 (1.61%) PySide
7 1 (1.61%) WebKit
7 1 (1.61%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.61%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Device Driver
2 4 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) RIA
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.23%) Fintech
5 1 (1.61%) BeagleBone
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 19 (30.65%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Software Engineering
2 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Open Source
4 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (19.35%) Pair Programming
4 12 (19.35%) TDD
5 8 (12.90%) UML
6 6 (9.68%) OO
7 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
8 4 (6.45%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.45%) SDLC
8 4 (6.45%) Validation
9 3 (4.84%) OOD
9 3 (4.84%) Scrum
9 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Cross-Platform Development
10 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
11 1 (1.61%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
11 1 (1.61%) Customer Requirements
11 1 (1.61%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (95.16%) C++
2 12 (19.35%) C
3 5 (8.06%) C#
3 5 (8.06%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) Python
4 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.84%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Degree
2 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Freescale
2 2 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Google
3 1 (1.61%) Zend
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