The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 552 499 515
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +16
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 35 45 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 15
Average daily rate £338 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £251 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £288 £286
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £33.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £40.45 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 33 £338 +17.39% 51
South East -19 14 £338 +17.39% 17
East of England - 11 £325 - 8
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Essex - 6 - -
Surrey -6 5 £375 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £338 - 6
Bracknell - 4 £338 -
Cambridge - 3 £325 - 7
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 8
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -20 2 £320 +6.66% 1
London -23 2 £650 - 4
South West -37 2 - - 17
Cheshire -12 1 - -
North West -16 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) C++
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (59.02%) Linux
3 27 (44.26%) C
4 15 (24.59%) UML
5 13 (21.31%) C#
5 13 (21.31%) Multithreading
6 12 (19.67%) Windows
7 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
8 9 (14.75%) Embedded C
8 9 (14.75%) STL
9 8 (13.11%) Perl
9 8 (13.11%) OO
9 8 (13.11%) Embedded C++
9 8 (13.11%) Internet
9 8 (13.11%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (11.48%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (11.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (11.48%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (9.84%) LabVIEW
11 6 (9.84%) Firmware
11 6 (9.84%) SQL
12 5 (8.20%) Java
12 5 (8.20%) MFC
12 5 (8.20%) UNIX
12 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
12 5 (8.20%) Scrum
12 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Degree

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Ingres
3 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) LabVIEW
2 3 (4.92%) GoogleTest
2 3 (4.92%) Subversion
3 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.64%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.64%) NUnit
4 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
1 3 (4.92%) Automotive
2 2 (3.28%) Electronics
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) STL
2 7 (11.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (8.20%) MFC
4 4 (6.56%) Qt
5 2 (3.28%) .NET
5 2 (3.28%) COM
5 2 (3.28%) DCOM
5 2 (3.28%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) POSIX
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) ATL
6 1 (1.64%) Motif
6 1 (1.64%) WinForms
6 1 (1.64%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.64%) D-Bus
6 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (9.84%) Firmware
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Physics
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.64%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (59.02%) Linux
2 12 (19.67%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (8.20%) UNIX
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.64%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (24.59%) UML
3 13 (21.31%) Multithreading
4 8 (13.11%) OO
5 7 (11.48%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (11.48%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.20%) Scrum
6 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.56%) OOP
7 4 (6.56%) OOD
8 3 (4.92%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.92%) Image Processing
8 3 (4.92%) QMS
8 3 (4.92%) TDD
9 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.28%) Information Management
9 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (44.26%) C
3 13 (21.31%) C#
4 9 (14.75%) Embedded C
5 8 (13.11%) Perl
5 8 (13.11%) Embedded C++
6 6 (9.84%) SQL
7 5 (8.20%) Java
8 4 (6.56%) MATLAB
8 4 (6.56%) VC++
9 2 (3.28%) Ruby
10 1 (1.64%) Python
10 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Google
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) Perforce
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