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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Qt
UK
Rank 584 596 579
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Contract jobs citing Qt 25 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.085% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 24
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £315
% change year-on-year - +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
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 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Qt in the UK

Qt
Top 24 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 26 March 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 +18 24 £450 - 20
London +14 11 £450 -7.69% 8
North West +32 5 - - 2
Lancashire - 5 - -
City of London +2 4 £538 +7.50%
Preston - 3 - -
South East +23 2 - - 4
East Midlands +1 2 - - 3
South West -1 2 - - 1
East of England -1 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Stevenage +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire +2 1 - -
Leicestershire -3 1 - - 2
Oxford -7 1 - -
Leicester -7 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -11 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Qt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 50 (94.34%) C++
2 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
3 29 (54.72%) Linux
4 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (26.42%) Degree
5 14 (26.42%) Open Source
5 14 (26.42%) Windows
6 13 (24.53%) OpenGL
7 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
7 11 (20.75%) TDD
8 10 (18.87%) Pair Programming
8 10 (18.87%) QA
8 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (18.87%) C
8 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.98%) QML
10 7 (13.21%) SQLite
10 7 (13.21%) Web Services
11 6 (11.32%) OO
11 6 (11.32%) Device Driver
11 6 (11.32%) ZigBee
11 6 (11.32%) Doxygen
12 5 (9.43%) Mathematics
12 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
12 5 (9.43%) Internet
12 5 (9.43%) Electronics
12 5 (9.43%) UML

Qt
Top Related 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 (11.32%) Doxygen
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.89%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) ZigBee
3 5 (9.43%) Bluetooth
3 5 (9.43%) Internet
4 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQLite
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.55%) Mercurial
2 4 (7.55%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.89%) Qt Creator
General
1 5 (9.43%) Electronics
2 4 (7.55%) Military
3 3 (5.66%) Avionics
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Developer
2 24 (45.28%) Software Engineer
3 19 (35.85%) C++ Developer
4 12 (22.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) GUI Developer
6 7 (13.21%) C++ GUI Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Qt Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Agile Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
7 5 (9.43%) UI Developer
8 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Embedded Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Linux Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) OpenGL
2 9 (16.98%) QML
3 7 (13.21%) Web Services
4 4 (7.55%) MFC
5 3 (5.66%) ATL
5 3 (5.66%) STL
5 3 (5.66%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) Node.js
6 2 (3.77%) PyQt
7 1 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.89%) GStreamer
7 1 (1.89%) Qt Quick
7 1 (1.89%) REST
7 1 (1.89%) Symfony
7 1 (1.89%) WebKit
7 1 (1.89%) WPF
7 1 (1.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Device Driver
2 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.77%) Fintech
4 2 (3.77%) RIA
5 1 (1.89%) BeagleBone
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Linux
2 14 (26.42%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) Open Source
4 11 (20.75%) TDD
5 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (18.87%) Pair Programming
6 6 (11.32%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) Mathematics
7 5 (9.43%) UML
8 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Validation
9 3 (5.66%) OOD
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
10 2 (3.77%) Cross-Platform Development
10 2 (3.77%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.77%) SDLC
11 1 (1.89%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
11 1 (1.89%) Customer Requirements
11 1 (1.89%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) C++
2 10 (18.87%) C
3 5 (9.43%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Degree
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Freescale
2 1 (1.89%) Google
2 1 (1.89%) SAP
2 1 (1.89%) Zend
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