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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
UK
Rank 517 553 559
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +6
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 85 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 31
Median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 20
Median hourly rate £43.50 £41.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+4.24% -5.17%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 +52 82 £370 +5.71% 81
South East +17 32 £360 +5.88% 22
South West +8 16 £425 +30.76% 16
Surrey +7 13 £350 +55.55% 4
Camberley - 11 - - 2
London +27 10 £425 +6.91% 15
North West +20 8 £301 -36.57% 4
East of England +6 8 - - 15
Middlesex +7 7 £360 +2.85%
Somerset +6 7 - - 1
Berkshire +14 5 £163 - 6
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Lancashire +16 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £325 -27.77%
Yeovil 0 4 - -
Gloucestershire -1 4 £500 +53.84% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 3
Cheshire +36 3 £301 -21.49%
Preston -2 3 - -
Bath - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £425 - 10
Leeds - 3 £400 - 1
New Malden - 3 - -
Slough - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
City of London - 3 £425 - 5
East Midlands - 3 - - 3
Wiltshire +6 2 £365 - 2
Swindon +3 2 £365 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 158 (100.00%) C++
1 158 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 71 (44.94%) Linux
3 59 (37.34%) C
4 49 (31.01%) OO
4 49 (31.01%) Security Cleared
5 44 (27.85%) SC Cleared
6 43 (27.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 43 (27.22%) Multithreading
7 42 (26.58%) UML
7 42 (26.58%) STL
8 37 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (22.78%) C#
10 27 (17.09%) Java
11 26 (16.46%) Subversion
12 24 (15.19%) Windows
12 24 (15.19%) GCC
12 24 (15.19%) GDB
13 23 (14.56%) Asterisk PBX
13 23 (14.56%) LTE
13 23 (14.56%) RANAP
13 23 (14.56%) PBX
13 23 (14.56%) UMTS
13 23 (14.56%) VoIP
13 23 (14.56%) GSM
13 23 (14.56%) Cisco
13 23 (14.56%) RTP
13 23 (14.56%) Telecoms
13 23 (14.56%) Cross-Platform Development
13 23 (14.56%) Trac

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 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Simulink
2 3 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.63%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.56%) Asterisk PBX
1 23 (14.56%) Diameter Protocol
1 23 (14.56%) GSM
1 23 (14.56%) LTE
1 23 (14.56%) PBX
1 23 (14.56%) RANAP
1 23 (14.56%) RTP
1 23 (14.56%) UMTS
1 23 (14.56%) VoIP
2 10 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.70%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.53%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.53%) GGSN
4 4 (2.53%) MGW
4 4 (2.53%) SGSN
5 3 (1.90%) HTTP
5 3 (1.90%) Internet
5 3 (1.90%) Wireless
6 2 (1.27%) Firewall
6 2 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.90%) Big Data
2 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.63%) GIS
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) SQLite
4 1 (0.63%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Subversion
2 24 (15.19%) GCC
2 24 (15.19%) GDB
3 23 (14.56%) Trac
4 11 (6.96%) Rational Rhapsody
4 11 (6.96%) Visual Studio
5 10 (6.33%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (3.80%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.53%) JIRA
7 4 (2.53%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.27%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.27%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.63%) Ant
9 1 (0.63%) Gradle
9 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.63%) JUnit
9 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.63%) NuGet
9 1 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 23 (14.56%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.49%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.70%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.43%) Electronics
4 7 (4.43%) Finance
5 3 (1.90%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Automotive
6 2 (1.27%) Avionics
6 2 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 42 (26.58%) STL
3 11 (6.96%) .NET
4 10 (6.33%) Qt
5 9 (5.70%) XML
6 8 (5.06%) WPF
7 5 (3.16%) MFC
7 5 (3.16%) Web Services
8 4 (2.53%) OpenGL
8 4 (2.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (2.53%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (1.90%) EJB
9 3 (1.90%) Java EE
9 3 (1.90%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.27%) LINQ
10 2 (1.27%) REST
10 2 (1.27%) Spring
10 2 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (3.80%) RIA
3 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.53%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.90%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (1.90%) NHS
5 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.63%) STB
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.94%) Linux
2 24 (15.19%) Windows
3 19 (12.03%) Unix
4 9 (5.70%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.80%) Android
6 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (1.27%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.63%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (31.01%) OO
3 43 (27.22%) Multithreading
4 42 (26.58%) UML
5 37 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (14.56%) Cross-Platform Development
7 17 (10.76%) High Availability
7 17 (10.76%) Scrum
8 16 (10.13%) Integration Testing
9 13 (8.23%) TDD
10 10 (6.33%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (5.70%) SDLC
12 7 (4.43%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (3.80%) BDD
13 6 (3.80%) OOP
13 6 (3.80%) SysML
14 5 (3.16%) OOD
14 5 (3.16%) Requirements Management
14 5 (3.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (100.00%) C++
2 59 (37.34%) C
3 36 (22.78%) C#
4 27 (17.09%) Java
5 20 (12.66%) SQL
6 18 (11.39%) Embedded C++
6 18 (11.39%) Perl
7 13 (8.23%) Embedded C
8 10 (6.33%) MATLAB
8 10 (6.33%) Python
9 6 (3.80%) Ada
9 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.90%) Lua
10 3 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.27%) ANSI C
11 2 (1.27%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (31.01%) Security Cleared
2 44 (27.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.53%) Degree
4 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) MISRA
1 4 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.90%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.27%) SDET
4 1 (0.63%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.63%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Docker
1 2 (1.27%) Firmware
1 2 (1.27%) KVM
1 2 (1.27%) LXC
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 23 (14.56%) Cisco
2 15 (9.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.80%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.27%) Brocade
4 2 (1.27%) CA
4 2 (1.27%) QNX
4 2 (1.27%) Riverbed
4 2 (1.27%) VMware
4 2 (1.27%) Vyatta
5 1 (0.63%) EMC
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.63%) Renesas
5 1 (0.63%) Twitter
5 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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