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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 587 550 560
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 17 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.070% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.076% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £235 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Average hourly rate £34.85 £43.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.34% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-20.34% +16.66%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
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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 -37 16 £325 +8.33% 42
London +15 8 £325 -45.83% 8
South East -23 4 £325 +31.31% 10
City of London +30 3 £463 - 2
East Midlands +6 2 £325 +8.33% 3
Surrey +1 2 £325 - 2
Berkshire +5 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -1 1 £320 -
Yorkshire -8 1 £320 - 2
Hampshire -22 1 £350 +41.41% 3
South West -29 1 - - 10
Scotland - 1 £210 - 1
Leeds - 1 £320 -
York - 1 £320 -
Somerset - 1 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 1
Fareham - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kettering - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Bath - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 57 (100.00%) C++
1 57 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (59.65%) Linux
3 21 (36.84%) OO
4 16 (28.07%) Multithreading
5 15 (26.32%) Java
6 14 (24.56%) Windows
6 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (19.30%) STL
7 11 (19.30%) Degree
7 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
8 10 (17.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (17.54%) UML
8 10 (17.54%) C
8 10 (17.54%) C#
9 9 (15.79%) HTML
9 9 (15.79%) UNIX
9 9 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (14.04%) Software Architecture
10 8 (14.04%) Physics
11 7 (12.28%) Mathematics
11 7 (12.28%) Open Source
11 7 (12.28%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (12.28%) Banking
12 6 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
12 6 (10.53%) CSS
12 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
13 5 (8.77%) Finance
13 5 (8.77%) Internet

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) DVB
2 1 (1.75%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) UPnP
2 1 (1.75%) SMS
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) GoogleTest
2 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.26%) LabVIEW
2 3 (5.26%) Maven
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Valgrind
3 2 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.75%) CMake
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (12.28%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) STL
2 10 (17.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (15.79%) HTML
4 6 (10.53%) CSS
5 3 (5.26%) Dojo
5 3 (5.26%) jQuery
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
6 2 (3.51%) Swing
6 2 (3.51%) POSIX
6 2 (3.51%) Middleware
6 2 (3.51%) OAuth
6 2 (3.51%) Qt
6 2 (3.51%) FFmpeg
6 2 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.75%) WinRT
7 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.75%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) .NET
7 1 (1.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (14.04%) Physics
4 7 (12.28%) Mathematics
4 7 (12.28%) Open Source
5 4 (7.02%) CUDA
5 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.51%) GIS
7 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.75%) STB
7 1 (1.75%) CCTV
7 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
7 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Linux
2 14 (24.56%) Windows
3 9 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (3.51%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.51%) Debian
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (36.84%) OO
3 16 (28.07%) Multithreading
4 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (17.54%) UML
6 8 (14.04%) Software Architecture
7 7 (12.28%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (7.02%) Scrum
9 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.51%) OOD
10 2 (3.51%) Validation
10 2 (3.51%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.51%) TDD
10 2 (3.51%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (3.51%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (3.51%) Feature Driven Development
10 2 (3.51%) BDD
10 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) C
3 10 (17.54%) C#
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) SQL
6 3 (5.26%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.26%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (3.51%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) JBoss
1 3 (5.26%) Google
2 2 (3.51%) Coverity
2 2 (3.51%) QNX
3 1 (1.75%) Serena
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.75%) Apple
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