The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 432 408 412
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.048% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.051% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £331
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.13 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +2.88%
C++ Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
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 London

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

C++ Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

C++ Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

C++ Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

C++ Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Croydon - 1 £370 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 6 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
6 4 (28.57%) C
6 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Cross-Platform Development
7 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) OOD
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
8 2 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
8 2 (14.29%) Web Development
8 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
9 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
9 1 (7.14%) Qt
9 1 (7.14%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) OLTP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Qt
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
1 1 (7.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) DTV
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) STB
3 1 (7.14%) Video Editing
3 1 (7.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.14%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (7.14%) pSOS
4 1 (7.14%) ThreadX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Cross-Platform Development
4 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) API Development
7 1 (7.14%) Database Tuning
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
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