The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C++ Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 612 569 554
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 49 80 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 42
Median daily rate £350 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £284 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £35.00 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

C++ Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

C++ Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -38 43 £350 +12.00% 72
South East -14 20 £350 +5.26% 15
Middlesex +1 11 £350 -
London +3 10 £340 -15.00% 12
East of England +13 5 - - 10
West Sussex -3 5 £325 +18.18%
Newport - 5 - - 1
South Wales - 5 - - 1
Wales - 5 - - 1
South West -9 4 - - 15
Hertfordshire +17 3 - - 2
Bristol +7 3 - - 4
Surrey -13 3 £388 +13.13% 7
Gatwick - 3 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +12 2 - - 7
Stevenage +9 2 - -
Cheshire -1 2 £428 -
North West -2 2 £428 - 7
West Midlands -23 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £340 -
Somerset +14 1 - -
Cambridge +13 1 - - 5
Yeovil +7 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 - - 5
Staines - 1 £388 -
Warrington - 1 £465 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 £225 - 2

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, C++ Software Engineer 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 C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 136 (98.55%) Software Engineering
3 67 (48.55%) Linux
4 64 (46.38%) C
5 43 (31.16%) Multithreading
6 40 (28.99%) UML
7 38 (27.54%) Security Cleared
8 37 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
10 33 (23.91%) OO
11 32 (23.19%) Unix
11 32 (23.19%) Windows
12 31 (22.46%) SQL
13 30 (21.74%) Java
14 29 (21.01%) STL
15 27 (19.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 26 (18.84%) Embedded Systems
17 23 (16.67%) Oracle
18 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio
18 21 (15.22%) C#
18 21 (15.22%) Perl
19 20 (14.49%) Rational DOORS
19 20 (14.49%) Scrum
20 14 (10.14%) Embedded C++
20 14 (10.14%) TDD
21 13 (9.42%) SDLC
21 13 (9.42%) Eclipse
21 13 (9.42%) Degree
22 12 (8.70%) Unit Testing
22 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.25%) SNMP
3 8 (5.80%) VoIP
4 3 (2.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.45%) ASN.1
5 2 (1.45%) DVB
5 2 (1.45%) HTTP
5 2 (1.45%) IPv4
6 1 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.72%) GSM
6 1 (0.72%) LTE
6 1 (0.72%) RANAP
6 1 (0.72%) RS-422
6 1 (0.72%) RTP
6 1 (0.72%) Skype
6 1 (0.72%) UMTS
6 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) DB2
2 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.72%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio
2 20 (14.49%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (9.42%) Eclipse
4 8 (5.80%) StarTeam
5 7 (5.07%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.07%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (4.35%) Subversion
7 4 (2.90%) CppUnit
7 4 (2.90%) NetBeans
8 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.17%) JIRA
9 2 (1.45%) GCC
9 2 (1.45%) GoogleTest
9 2 (1.45%) MSI
10 1 (0.72%) Ant
10 1 (0.72%) Automake
10 1 (0.72%) JUnit
10 1 (0.72%) NUnit
10 1 (0.72%) Trac
10 1 (0.72%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (6.52%) Aerospace
2 7 (5.07%) Electronics
2 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.35%) Finance
3 6 (4.35%) Games
4 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Avionics
5 3 (2.17%) Military
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.01%) STL
2 27 (19.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (6.52%) .NET
3 9 (6.52%) MFC
4 5 (3.62%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.62%) WPF
5 4 (2.90%) Swing
6 3 (2.17%) OpenGL
6 3 (2.17%) Qt
7 2 (1.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.45%) HTML
7 2 (1.45%) HTML5
7 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.45%) REST
8 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.72%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.84%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.17%) Contactless
3 3 (2.17%) Cybercrime
3 3 (2.17%) MPEG
4 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.45%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.45%) Mechatronics
4 2 (1.45%) STB
4 2 (1.45%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Derivative
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.72%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 67 (48.55%) Linux
2 32 (23.19%) Unix
2 32 (23.19%) Windows
3 6 (4.35%) Android
4 4 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.45%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.72%) Debian
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) pSOS
7 1 (0.72%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.72%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 43 (31.16%) Multithreading
3 40 (28.99%) UML
4 37 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (23.91%) OO
6 20 (14.49%) Scrum
7 14 (10.14%) TDD
8 13 (9.42%) SDLC
9 12 (8.70%) Cross-Platform Development
9 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 12 (8.70%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.25%) OOA/OOD
11 10 (7.25%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (6.52%) OOD
12 9 (6.52%) Requirements Management
13 8 (5.80%) Use Case
14 5 (3.62%) Validation
15 4 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (2.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (46.38%) C
3 31 (22.46%) SQL
4 30 (21.74%) Java
5 21 (15.22%) C#
5 21 (15.22%) Perl
6 14 (10.14%) Embedded C++
7 12 (8.70%) Ada
8 10 (7.25%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.80%) Python
10 6 (4.35%) VC++
11 3 (2.17%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.72%) F#
13 1 (0.72%) Haskell
13 1 (0.72%) Lua
13 1 (0.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) iptables
1 2 (1.45%) OpenSSH
1 2 (1.45%) Xen
1 2 (1.45%) XenServer
2 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) everRun
Vendors
1 23 (16.67%) Oracle
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.80%) Coverity
4 2 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (0.72%) Borland
5 1 (0.72%) QNX
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Serena
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