Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 858 784
Rank change year-on-year +68 -74 0
Contract jobs citing Qt 79 34 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.032% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 58
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.00%
10th Percentile £358 £281 £300
90th Percentile £492 £488 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +32.69% +4.84% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +1.30%
10th Percentile £36.69 £36.25 £32.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £41.75 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +1.27%

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 31740 31617 31565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 29.61% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22072 22067 21417
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 385 379 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +7.36%
10th Percentile £16.35 £13.45 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +15.23%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +63 77 £450 - 15
UK excluding London +90 50 £431 +32.69% 13
London +14 28 £475 +5.56% 2
South East +31 16 £475 - 6
North of England +80 12 £450 +12.50% 3
North West +35 9 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands +29 9 £475 - 1
East of England +4 8 £403 +61.00% 2
East Midlands -8 7 £488 -
South West +9 4 £348 - 1
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 67 (84.81%) C++
2 40 (50.63%) Linux
3 32 (40.51%) Software Engineering
4 22 (27.85%) Windows
5 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (25.32%) C
7 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.72%) Python
9 13 (16.46%) Degree
10 12 (15.19%) Android
10 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
11 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
11 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
11 11 (13.92%) UML
11 11 (13.92%) Node.js
12 10 (12.66%) TDD
13 9 (11.39%) Pair Programming
13 9 (11.39%) Multithreading
13 9 (11.39%) OpenGL
14 8 (10.13%) Visual Studio
14 8 (10.13%) Open Source
14 8 (10.13%) Doxygen
14 8 (10.13%) QA
14 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (10.13%) QML
15 7 (8.86%) Infotainment
15 7 (8.86%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (8.86%) Mercurial
15 7 (8.86%) Scrum
15 7 (8.86%) Bluetooth

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 (10.13%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Bluetooth
2 6 (7.59%) ZigBee
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) SNMP
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
1 6 (7.59%) SQLite
2 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.86%) Mercurial
4 4 (5.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (3.80%) Subversion
6 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.53%) JIRA
6 2 (2.53%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.27%) C++Builder
General
1 6 (7.59%) Automotive
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.53%) Avionics
3 2 (2.53%) Military
4 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (68.35%) Developer
2 28 (35.44%) C++ Developer
3 18 (22.78%) Software Developer
4 17 (21.52%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Python Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (7.59%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Qt Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Android Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.80%) C++ Software Developer
10 3 (3.80%) GUI Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (3.80%) UI Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Agile Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Linux Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Node.js
2 9 (11.39%) OpenGL
3 8 (10.13%) QML
4 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 6 (7.59%) CSS3
4 6 (7.59%) Express
4 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) HTML5
4 6 (7.59%) MEAN Stack
5 5 (6.33%) NumPy
5 5 (6.33%) SciPy
6 4 (5.06%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (5.06%) Qt Quick
6 4 (5.06%) React
6 4 (5.06%) React Native
7 3 (3.80%) RESTful
8 2 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.53%) Web Services
8 2 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Infotainment
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) CAN bus
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.53%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.53%) CUDA
5 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.53%) RIA
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Linux
2 22 (27.85%) Windows
3 12 (15.19%) Android
4 7 (8.86%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (6.33%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.53%) Debian
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Software Engineering
2 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.92%) UML
4 10 (12.66%) TDD
5 9 (11.39%) Multithreading
5 9 (11.39%) Pair Programming
6 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (10.13%) Open Source
7 7 (8.86%) Scrum
8 6 (7.59%) OO
8 6 (7.59%) SDLC
8 6 (7.59%) Signal Processing
8 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
10 4 (5.06%) Android Development
10 4 (5.06%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.06%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (5.06%) Mobile Development
10 4 (5.06%) OOD
11 3 (3.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (84.81%) C++
2 20 (25.32%) C
3 14 (17.72%) Python
4 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.33%) Java
5 5 (6.33%) SQL
6 4 (5.06%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) Cython
7 3 (3.80%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.80%) Lua
8 2 (2.53%) C++/CLI
8 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) Degree
3 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Appcelerator
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.53%) Borland
3 1 (1.27%) Freescale
3 1 (1.27%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Serena