Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior C++ Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior C++ Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 854 840
Rank change year-on-year +54 -14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 77 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.026% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.027% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 22 40
UK median daily rate £475 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% -2.27% -
10th Percentile £360 £358 £355
90th Percentile £738 £835 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £463 £388
% change year-on-year -10.81% +19.35% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior C++ Developer in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior C++ Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior C++ Developer in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior C++ Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior C++ Developer in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C++ Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior C++ Developer in the UK

Senior C++ Developer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C++ Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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
UK excluding London +52 44 £413 -10.81% 11
England +31 42 £625 +16.28% 18
Northern Ireland - 33 £413 - 2
London -5 31 £625 +4.17% 9
South East 0 7 - - 1
East of England - 3 £275 - 7
North East +65 1 £340 -45.60%
North of England +53 1 £340 -45.60% 1

Senior C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior C++ Developer in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 51 (66.23%) Finance
3 40 (51.95%) Banking
4 37 (48.05%) Multithreading
4 37 (48.05%) Low Latency
5 35 (45.45%) Linux
6 27 (35.06%) C#
7 26 (33.77%) Front Office
8 25 (32.47%) TDD
9 23 (29.87%) Unix
10 22 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 21 (27.27%) SQL
11 21 (27.27%) Test Automation
12 20 (25.97%) Market Making
13 19 (24.68%) Data Structures
14 18 (23.38%) OOP
14 18 (23.38%) FIX Protocol
15 17 (22.08%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (22.08%) Git (software)
16 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (20.78%) OOA/OOD
16 16 (20.78%) Software Engineering
17 15 (19.48%) Refactoring
18 14 (18.18%) Degree
19 13 (16.88%) Asynchronous Programming
19 13 (16.88%) Computer Science Degree
19 13 (16.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 13 (16.88%) Java
19 13 (16.88%) Risk Management

Senior C++ Developer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQLite
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (2.60%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) KDB
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 17 (22.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.39%) GoogleTest
4 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.19%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) NUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.60%) Subversion
6 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.30%) Gradle
6 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 51 (66.23%) Finance
2 40 (51.95%) Banking
3 26 (33.77%) Front Office
4 11 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (10.39%) Yocto
3 6 (7.79%) .NET
4 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.19%) .NET Remoting
4 4 (5.19%) JSON
4 4 (5.19%) Protocol Buffers
4 4 (5.19%) REST
4 4 (5.19%) WCF
4 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) XML
5 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.90%) CSS
5 3 (3.90%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) HTML5
5 3 (3.90%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.30%) JNI
7 1 (1.30%) QML
7 1 (1.30%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Data Structures
2 13 (16.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (12.99%) Virtual Team
4 8 (10.39%) Derivative
5 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.19%) Equities
6 3 (3.90%) Fintech
7 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Linux
2 23 (29.87%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Low Latency
1 37 (48.05%) Multithreading
2 25 (32.47%) TDD
3 21 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 20 (25.97%) Market Making
5 18 (23.38%) OOP
6 17 (22.08%) Electronic Trading
7 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (20.78%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (20.78%) Software Engineering
8 15 (19.48%) Refactoring
9 13 (16.88%) Asynchronous Programming
9 13 (16.88%) Performance Improvement
9 13 (16.88%) Risk Management
10 8 (10.39%) Software Architecture
11 6 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) DevOps
12 5 (6.49%) Open Source
13 4 (5.19%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (35.06%) C#
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
4 13 (16.88%) Java
5 8 (10.39%) Python
6 6 (7.79%) C
6 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.19%) C++/CLI
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Go
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Degree
2 13 (16.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Ansible
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 1 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) Google
1 4 (5.19%) Perforce
2 3 (3.90%) Sybase
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle