The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 27 February 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 556 536 498
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -38
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 20 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.060% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.065% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 21
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £398 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 6
Average hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.66% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

C++ Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C++ Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

C++ Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

C++ Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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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
England -29 19 £300 -14.28% 35
South East -32 11 £300 -11.11% 9
South West - 6 £255 - 6
Surrey -3 3 £363 -3.33% 4
Dorset - 3 £255 - 2
East Sussex - 3 £300 -
Brighton - 3 £300 -
West Sussex -17 2 £375 - 2
London -18 2 £650 +85.71% 2
Guildford - 2 £363 - 1
Bristol - 2 £325 - 1
Horsham - 2 £375 -
Berkshire -2 1 - - 2
Hampshire -13 1 £300 +0.84% 1
Oxfordshire -14 1 £300 -
Oxford -17 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £438 -
Reading - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £438 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 10
Redhill - - - -
Royston - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (100.00%) C++
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 12 (34.29%) OO
4 11 (31.43%) Multithreading
5 10 (28.57%) UNIX
5 10 (28.57%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Python
6 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.14%) STL
7 6 (17.14%) C
7 6 (17.14%) Java
7 6 (17.14%) OOD
7 6 (17.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) Physics
8 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) HTML
9 4 (11.43%) UML
9 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (11.43%) Middleware
10 3 (8.57%) OpenGL
10 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.57%) XML
10 3 (8.57%) Microsoft

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.86%) Maya
1 1 (2.86%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) IPv6
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) MPLS
2 1 (2.86%) DVB
2 1 (2.86%) L2TP
2 1 (2.86%) ASN.1
2 1 (2.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.86%) DLNA
2 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Ant
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.71%) NUnit
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) CppUnit
1 2 (5.71%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.86%) GCC
2 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 3 (8.57%) Billing
2 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) STL
1 6 (17.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) Middleware
3 3 (8.57%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) OpenGL
4 2 (5.71%) Qt
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) MFC
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) Swing
5 1 (2.86%) WSDL
5 1 (2.86%) WS-I
5 1 (2.86%) Motif
5 1 (2.86%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Physics
1 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.57%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.71%) Derivative
4 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.86%) STB
5 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (2.86%) DTV
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) MPEG
5 1 (2.86%) iDTV
5 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
5 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.86%) Kinect
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (34.29%) OO
3 11 (31.43%) Multithreading
4 6 (17.14%) OOD
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) UML
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Low Latency
8 2 (5.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.86%) Game Development
9 1 (2.86%) Change Control
9 1 (2.86%) Kanban
9 1 (2.86%) Image Processing
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (28.57%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C
4 5 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) VC++
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) GLSL
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) Lua
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) PhD
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Sybase
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