Period
to 18 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 740 823 786
Rank change year-on-year +83 -37 +85
Contract jobs citing Qt 103 83 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.081% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 39
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £359 £255 £358
90th Percentile £500 £528 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +15.38% -23.53% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £41.75 £37.00 £36.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.50 £51.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.73% -2.94% +8.97%

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 28,543 35,488 31,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.60% 34.44% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,889 25,056 21,581
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £320 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 346 386
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.56 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.23 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +11.11%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +96 101 £375 -7.69% 66
UK excluding London +65 90 £375 +15.38% 56
East of England +58 49 £375 +7.14% 11
South East +14 14 £350 -26.32% 16
South West -12 14 £400 +45.45% 12
London +48 13 £500 +11.11% 14
North of England +27 9 - - 8
Yorkshire +20 4 - -
North West +15 4 - - 7
Midlands +29 2 £425 +49.78% 5
Scotland +27 2 - - 3
East Midlands +23 1 £425 +76.17% 1
North East +22 1 - - 1
West Midlands +19 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Qt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Qt.

1 101 (98.06%) C++
2 83 (80.58%) Linux
3 81 (78.64%) Software Engineering
4 52 (50.49%) Degree
5 45 (43.69%) Mathematics
6 43 (41.75%) Windows
7 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (39.81%) C#
9 40 (38.83%) Java
9 40 (38.83%) SC Cleared
9 40 (38.83%) Security Cleared
10 39 (37.86%) Visual Studio
10 39 (37.86%) Aerospace
11 38 (36.89%) Eclipse
11 38 (36.89%) Ethernet
11 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
11 38 (36.89%) Node.js
12 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
12 37 (35.92%) Web Services
12 37 (35.92%) JavaScript
12 37 (35.92%) NetBeans
12 37 (35.92%) Military
13 35 (33.98%) OpenGL
13 35 (33.98%) Git (software)
14 34 (33.01%) .NET
14 34 (33.01%) MFC
15 33 (32.04%) Scrum
16 32 (31.07%) GLSL
16 32 (31.07%) HLSL
16 32 (31.07%) ActiveX

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 1 (0.97%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (36.89%) Ethernet
1 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
2 21 (20.39%) VoIP
3 20 (19.42%) IPv6
4 1 (0.97%) DHCP
4 1 (0.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) IGMP
4 1 (0.97%) Internet
4 1 (0.97%) MQTT
4 1 (0.97%) Q.931
4 1 (0.97%) RS-485
4 1 (0.97%) RTCP
4 1 (0.97%) RTP
4 1 (0.97%) SNMP
4 1 (0.97%) VLAN
4 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQLite
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (37.86%) Visual Studio
2 38 (36.89%) Eclipse
3 37 (35.92%) NetBeans
4 35 (33.98%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.91%) Subversion
6 2 (1.94%) GDB
6 2 (1.94%) Qt Creator
6 2 (1.94%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.97%) CMake
7 1 (0.97%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.97%) Gradle
7 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 39 (37.86%) Aerospace
2 37 (35.92%) Military
3 2 (1.94%) Automotive
3 2 (1.94%) Games
3 2 (1.94%) Law
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Finance
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (34.95%) Developer
2 28 (27.18%) C++ Developer
3 25 (24.27%) Software Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Embedded Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Android Developer
5 10 (9.71%) C Developer
5 10 (9.71%) C/C++ Developer
5 10 (9.71%) Linux Developer
6 7 (6.80%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.91%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (2.91%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Programmer
8 3 (2.91%) Qt Developer
9 2 (1.94%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Java Developer
9 2 (1.94%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Developer
9 2 (1.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.89%) Node.js
2 37 (35.92%) Web Services
3 35 (33.98%) OpenGL
4 34 (33.01%) .NET
4 34 (33.01%) MFC
5 32 (31.07%) ActiveX
5 32 (31.07%) DirectX
6 2 (1.94%) JavaFX
6 2 (1.94%) JFace
6 2 (1.94%) JSON
6 2 (1.94%) QML
6 2 (1.94%) REST
6 2 (1.94%) Swing
7 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.97%) HTML
7 1 (0.97%) Middleware
7 1 (0.97%) POSIX
7 1 (0.97%) STL
7 1 (0.97%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (2.91%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.97%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.97%) CUDA
4 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.97%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 83 (80.58%) Linux
2 43 (41.75%) Windows
3 10 (9.71%) Android
4 2 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.97%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (78.64%) Software Engineering
2 45 (43.69%) Mathematics
3 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (32.04%) Scrum
5 11 (10.68%) Open Source
6 10 (9.71%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.74%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.74%) Pair Programming
7 9 (8.74%) TDD
8 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.91%) Multithreading
11 2 (1.94%) Analytics
11 2 (1.94%) Application Packaging
11 2 (1.94%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (1.94%) Image Processing
11 2 (1.94%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (1.94%) OO
11 2 (1.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 101 (98.06%) C++
2 41 (39.81%) C#
3 40 (38.83%) Java
4 37 (35.92%) JavaScript
5 32 (31.07%) GLSL
5 32 (31.07%) HLSL
6 29 (28.16%) C
7 4 (3.88%) Python
8 3 (2.91%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.91%) SQL
9 2 (1.94%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.94%) VC++
10 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
10 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (50.49%) Degree
2 40 (38.83%) SC Cleared
2 40 (38.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.88%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) QA
2 8 (7.77%) MISRA
3 7 (6.80%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 37 (35.92%) Microsoft