The median contractor rate for a Senior C++ Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 636 605
Rank change year-on-year +82 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior C++ Developer 33 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.030% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.032% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 26
Median daily rate £413 £550 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £392 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £645 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £538 £338
% change year-on-year -23.25% +59.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 15 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 25 June 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 +50 19 £525 -4.54% 23
London +13 14 £625 +13.63% 15
Northern Ireland - 14 £413 -
County Antrim - 14 £413 -
Belfast - 14 £413 -
South East +37 4 £385 -26.66% 3
Surrey +1 4 £385 -26.66% 2
Redhill - 4 £385 -
City of London 0 1 £625 +13.63% 1
Watford - 1 £275 -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 - 1
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £275 - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £275 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 55 (100.00%) C++
2 34 (61.82%) Banking
3 33 (60.00%) Finance
4 30 (54.55%) Linux
5 28 (50.91%) Multithreading
6 23 (41.82%) Unix
7 22 (40.00%) Low Latency
8 20 (36.36%) Front Office
9 17 (30.91%) OOP
9 17 (30.91%) OOA/OOD
9 17 (30.91%) SQL
10 16 (29.09%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (29.09%) Market Making
11 14 (25.45%) Degree
12 11 (20.00%) C#
12 11 (20.00%) Equities
13 10 (18.18%) C
13 10 (18.18%) Python
13 10 (18.18%) Virtual Team
14 9 (16.36%) Visual Studio
15 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
16 7 (12.73%) Web Services
16 7 (12.73%) XML
16 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
16 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (12.73%) TDD
16 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
16 7 (12.73%) NUnit
16 7 (12.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (12.73%) REST

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 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.73%) NUnit
3 6 (10.91%) Bitbucket
3 6 (10.91%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.82%) ERwin
6 1 (1.82%) JUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Log4Net
6 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (61.82%) Banking
2 33 (60.00%) Finance
3 20 (36.36%) Front Office
4 6 (10.91%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Games
6 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.82%) Back Office
7 1 (1.82%) Electronics
7 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (12.73%) REST
2 7 (12.73%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) XML
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.91%) .NET Remoting
3 6 (10.91%) JSON
3 6 (10.91%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (10.91%) WCF
4 5 (9.09%) STL
5 4 (7.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (7.27%) MFC
6 3 (5.45%) DirectX
6 3 (5.45%) Qt
7 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.64%) CSS
7 2 (3.64%) HTML
7 2 (3.64%) HTML5
7 2 (3.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Equities
2 10 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 4 (7.27%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.27%) Derivative
3 4 (7.27%) Fintech
3 4 (7.27%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.64%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Multithreading
2 22 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 17 (30.91%) OOA/OOD
3 17 (30.91%) OOP
4 16 (29.09%) Market Making
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
5 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (10.91%) Process Improvement
6 6 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) SOA
6 6 (10.91%) Use Case
7 5 (9.09%) BDD
7 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.27%) High Availability
8 4 (7.27%) UML
8 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (30.91%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) C
4 10 (18.18%) Python
5 6 (10.91%) C++/CLI
5 6 (10.91%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.27%) Embedded C++
6 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.45%) Java
8 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.82%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Google
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle
1 6 (10.91%) Perforce
1 6 (10.91%) Sybase
2 3 (5.45%) ILOG
3 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.82%) Infragistics
3 1 (1.82%) Reuters
3 1 (1.82%) Samsung
3 1 (1.82%) Solace
3 1 (1.82%) Sun
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