The median contractor rate for a Senior C++ Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 624 609
Rank change year-on-year +48 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 24 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.031% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 9
Median daily rate £450 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £631 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +4.84% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +25.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Senior C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior C++ Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 11 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 3 months to 30 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 +49 15 £550 -6.38% 19
London +43 14 £550 -12.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 9 £433 -
County Antrim - 7 £433 -
Belfast - 6 £433 -
City of London +14 3 £785 +42.72% 2
Osterley - 2 £480 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
South East +16 1 £350 -17.64% 4
Slough - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 39 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (61.54%) Linux
3 21 (53.85%) Finance
3 21 (53.85%) Multithreading
4 19 (48.72%) Banking
5 17 (43.59%) Unix
6 14 (35.90%) Low Latency
7 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (30.77%) Degree
8 12 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (30.77%) Front Office
9 11 (28.21%) Python
10 10 (25.64%) SQL
10 10 (25.64%) OOA/OOD
11 9 (23.08%) OOP
11 9 (23.08%) Market Making
11 9 (23.08%) Virtual Team
12 8 (20.51%) Java
13 7 (17.95%) C#
13 7 (17.95%) TDD
13 7 (17.95%) Electronic Trading
14 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
14 6 (15.38%) Equities
14 6 (15.38%) Derivative
14 6 (15.38%) C
14 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
15 5 (12.82%) OO
15 5 (12.82%) Perl
15 5 (12.82%) Scrum
15 5 (12.82%) Boost C++ Libraries

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 3 (7.69%) DataSynapse
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) NGN
2 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) CouchDB
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) KDB
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.56%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.56%) ERwin
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) JUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Log4Net
3 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Front Office
4 3 (7.69%) Games
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Law
6 1 (2.56%) Back Office
6 1 (2.56%) Electronics
6 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (12.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) STL
5 2 (5.13%) Pandas
5 2 (5.13%) Qt
5 2 (5.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (5.13%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (2.56%) .NET
6 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.56%) DOM
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) JMS
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.56%) WinForms
6 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 6 (15.38%) Derivative
2 6 (15.38%) Equities
3 4 (10.26%) Fintech
4 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.13%) Grid Computing
5 2 (5.13%) Internet of Things
5 2 (5.13%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.56%) iPhone
6 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.56%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Linux
2 17 (43.59%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Multithreading
2 14 (35.90%) Low Latency
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (23.08%) Market Making
5 9 (23.08%) OOP
6 7 (17.95%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) OO
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) High Availability
9 4 (10.26%) OOD
9 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
10 3 (7.69%) Open Source
10 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (28.21%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) Java
5 7 (17.95%) C#
6 6 (15.38%) C
7 5 (12.82%) Perl
8 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.56%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) MiFID
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Google
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.56%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Infragistics
3 1 (2.56%) Reuters
3 1 (2.56%) Samsung
3 1 (2.56%) Solace
3 1 (2.56%) Sun
3 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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