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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 570 563 521
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -42
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 38 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.074% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.080% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 12
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£310 £338 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +14.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £600 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £294
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Average hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +2.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +2.00%

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -20 38 £310 -8.14% 48
South East -4 24 £300 -11.11% 15
East Sussex - 6 £300 -
Brighton - 6 £300 -
East of England -7 4 £363 +7.40% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £363 +7.40% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 - 1
Hampshire +2 3 £405 - 2
South West -1 3 £288 -19.01% 7
Surrey -5 3 £335 - 2
London -10 3 £375 -37.50% 8
Cambridge -13 3 £375 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire -16 3 £310 -3.12% 3
West Yorkshire -21 3 £310 -3.12% 3
Leeds -21 3 £375 +17.18% 3
East Grinstead - 3 £275 -
West Sussex - 3 £275 - 2
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire -2 2 £288 -19.01% 2
Farnborough - 2 £405 - 1
Harrogate 0 1 £310 -3.12%
Berkshire -2 1 £240 -28.88% 4
York -4 1 £310 -3.12%
North Yorkshire -7 1 £310 -3.12%
Bradford -13 1 £310 -3.12%
Oxfordshire -24 1 - - 4
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 5
Abingdon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 3

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 67 (100.00%) C++
1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (46.27%) Linux
3 24 (35.82%) Python
3 24 (35.82%) Multithreading
4 23 (34.33%) Windows
5 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (22.39%) OO
6 15 (22.39%) Java
7 14 (20.90%) C
7 14 (20.90%) Scrum
8 13 (19.40%) Automation Testing
9 12 (17.91%) C#
9 12 (17.91%) VC++
9 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
10 11 (16.42%) UNIX
10 11 (16.42%) STL
10 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.93%) SQL
12 9 (13.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
13 7 (10.45%) Perl
13 7 (10.45%) Oracle
13 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.45%) OOD
14 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
14 6 (8.96%) CSS
14 6 (8.96%) HTML
14 6 (8.96%) HTML5

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (1.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) IPv6
2 1 (1.49%) MPLS
2 1 (1.49%) L2TP
2 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.49%) ASN.1
2 1 (1.49%) ATM
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) MySQL
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.46%) Subversion
2 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.48%) GCC
4 2 (2.99%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) Ant
4 2 (2.99%) NUnit
4 2 (2.99%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.99%) Valgrind
4 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.49%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.49%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.49%) GDB
5 1 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.49%) Redmine
5 1 (1.49%) SCons
General
1 3 (4.48%) Electronics
1 3 (4.48%) Billing
2 1 (1.49%) Front Office
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) STL
2 9 (13.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (8.96%) HTML5
3 6 (8.96%) HTML
3 6 (8.96%) CSS
4 5 (7.46%) .NET
5 4 (5.97%) XML
6 3 (4.48%) OpenGL
6 3 (4.48%) Qt
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware
7 2 (2.99%) JSON
8 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (1.49%) Motif
8 1 (1.49%) WinForms
8 1 (1.49%) OpenMP
8 1 (1.49%) Ajax
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.49%) Swing
8 1 (1.49%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Physics
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.99%) Derivative
4 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
5 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.49%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.49%) STB
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) MPEG
5 1 (1.49%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Linux
2 23 (34.33%) Windows
3 11 (16.42%) UNIX
4 4 (5.97%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (35.82%) Multithreading
3 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.39%) OO
5 14 (20.90%) Scrum
6 13 (19.40%) Automation Testing
7 7 (10.45%) OOD
8 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.97%) UML
8 4 (5.97%) TDD
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (4.48%) CRM
9 3 (4.48%) Integration Testing
9 3 (4.48%) SDLC
10 2 (2.99%) Memory Management
10 2 (2.99%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (2.99%) Low Latency
10 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (35.82%) Python
3 15 (22.39%) Java
4 14 (20.90%) C
5 12 (17.91%) C#
5 12 (17.91%) VC++
6 10 (14.93%) SQL
7 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.45%) Perl
8 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.97%) Embedded C++
10 3 (4.48%) Ruby
11 2 (2.99%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.49%) Lua
12 1 (1.49%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.49%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) PhD
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Perforce
3 1 (1.49%) Google
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: C£350-£400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago