The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 546 552 505
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -47
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 76 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 24
Average daily rate £350 £344 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £278 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £331
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.13 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.13 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +2.88%
C++ Software Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

C++ Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++ Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

C++ Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the England region.

C++ Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

C++ Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

C++ Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

C++ Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the England region.

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

C++ Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 37 £350 +11.11% 26
South West +22 24 £325 - 5
London -24 7 £370 +5.71% 14
North West - 6 £420 - 7
East of England +7 1 - - 28
East Midlands +6 1 - - 4
West Midlands -12 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
C++ Software Engineer
UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C++ Software Engineer in their job title.

1 146 (100.00%) C++
2 145 (99.32%) Software Engineering
3 76 (52.05%) Linux
4 65 (44.52%) C
5 51 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (32.88%) Multithreading
7 44 (30.14%) Security Cleared
8 36 (24.66%) OO
9 35 (23.97%) SC Cleared
10 33 (22.60%) UML
11 32 (21.92%) Unix
12 30 (20.55%) Python
12 30 (20.55%) Embedded Systems
13 25 (17.12%) SQL
13 25 (17.12%) Scrum
13 25 (17.12%) Subversion
14 22 (15.07%) Windows
14 22 (15.07%) STL
15 21 (14.38%) Cross-Platform Development
15 21 (14.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 21 (14.38%) Java
16 18 (12.33%) Embedded C++
16 18 (12.33%) Git (software)
17 17 (11.64%) Unit Testing
17 17 (11.64%) OOD
17 17 (11.64%) SDLC
18 16 (10.96%) TDD
18 16 (10.96%) Integration Testing
19 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
19 15 (10.27%) Perl

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with C++ Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.05%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) Node.js
2 1 (0.68%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) GSM
2 7 (4.79%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (4.79%) LTE
2 7 (4.79%) RANAP
2 7 (4.79%) RTP
2 7 (4.79%) UMTS
2 7 (4.79%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.11%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.05%) ASN.1
4 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.37%) GPRS
5 2 (1.37%) HTTP
5 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) ATM
6 1 (0.68%) DVB
6 1 (0.68%) H.323
6 1 (0.68%) IPv4
6 1 (0.68%) RS-422
6 1 (0.68%) SNMP
6 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.68%) OLTP
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (17.12%) Subversion
2 18 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.59%) ClearCase
4 13 (8.90%) CppUnit
4 13 (8.90%) Visual Studio
5 12 (8.22%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (6.85%) Ant
6 10 (6.85%) GoogleTest
6 10 (6.85%) NUnit
7 8 (5.48%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (4.79%) JIRA
8 7 (4.79%) Trac
9 5 (3.42%) NetBeans
10 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.05%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.05%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.37%) GCC
12 2 (1.37%) JUnit
12 2 (1.37%) MSI
12 2 (1.37%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.85%) Aerospace
3 9 (6.16%) Electronics
4 5 (3.42%) Military
5 4 (2.74%) Games
6 3 (2.05%) Finance
7 2 (1.37%) Automotive
7 2 (1.37%) Avionics
7 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.07%) STL
2 21 (14.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (6.16%) Qt
4 5 (3.42%) .NET
4 5 (3.42%) MFC
5 4 (2.74%) Twisted
6 3 (2.05%) Motif
6 3 (2.05%) OpenGL
6 3 (2.05%) WPF
7 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.37%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.37%) JavaFX
7 2 (1.37%) RESTful
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) JSON
8 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.68%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.68%) Wayland
8 1 (0.68%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.55%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (6.85%) Derivative
3 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.74%) Cybercrime
4 4 (2.74%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.05%) Contactless
6 2 (1.37%) DTV
6 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.37%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.37%) STB
6 2 (1.37%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) MPEG
7 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 76 (52.05%) Linux
2 32 (21.92%) Unix
3 22 (15.07%) Windows
4 5 (3.42%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.05%) Android
5 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Debian
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.68%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.68%) pSOS
7 1 (0.68%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 51 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (32.88%) Multithreading
4 36 (24.66%) OO
5 33 (22.60%) UML
6 25 (17.12%) Scrum
7 21 (14.38%) Cross-Platform Development
8 17 (11.64%) OOD
8 17 (11.64%) SDLC
8 17 (11.64%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.96%) Integration Testing
9 16 (10.96%) TDD
10 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.59%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (8.90%) Memory Management
12 12 (8.22%) Use Case
13 11 (7.53%) SOA
14 10 (6.85%) Project Management
14 10 (6.85%) Software Architecture
14 10 (6.85%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (100.00%) C++
2 65 (44.52%) C
3 30 (20.55%) Python
4 25 (17.12%) SQL
5 21 (14.38%) Java
6 18 (12.33%) Embedded C++
7 15 (10.27%) Perl
8 13 (8.90%) Embedded C
9 9 (6.16%) C#
10 8 (5.48%) Ada
11 5 (3.42%) VC++
12 2 (1.37%) Erlang
12 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.68%) F#
13 1 (0.68%) Haskell
13 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.97%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) Degree
4 9 (6.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.68%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Xen
1 2 (1.37%) XenServer
2 1 (0.68%) iptables
2 1 (0.68%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 13 (8.90%) Oracle
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.68%) Borland
3 1 (0.68%) Intel
3 1 (0.68%) QNX
3 1 (0.68%) SAP
3 1 (0.68%) Serena
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