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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 571 570 591
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +21
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 82 93 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 22
Median daily rate £360 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £445 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.50 £32.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 September 2016.

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 29 September 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 -4 74 £360 -4.00% 73
South East +25 34 £350 -15.15% 17
West Midlands -21 15 £360 -
Middlesex +12 13 £350 -10.82%
Birmingham - 11 £360 -
Surrey +9 9 £400 +4.57% 5
East of England +13 8 - - 22
South West +1 8 £440 +38.03% 8
Camberley - 7 - - 1
Wales +23 5 - - 1
South Wales +22 5 - - 1
North West +9 5 - - 3
West Sussex +8 5 £325 - 1
Manchester +2 5 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 1
Newport +13 4 - -
London -23 4 £340 -9.33% 18
Bristol - 4 - - 5
Cambridgeshire +22 3 - - 19
Berkshire 0 3 £275 -38.88% 1
Gloucestershire -1 3 £440 +28.93% 1
Stockport - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 £325 -
Slough - 3 £275 -
Cambridge +21 2 - - 18
Scotland +16 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £375 -25.00%
Warwickshire - 2 £362 -
Glasgow - 2 £425 -
Gloucester - 2 £420 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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++
2 137 (99.28%) Software Engineering
3 64 (46.38%) C
4 57 (41.30%) Linux
5 42 (30.43%) Multithreading
6 39 (28.26%) UML
7 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) OO
9 28 (20.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 27 (19.57%) Java
10 27 (19.57%) STL
11 26 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (18.12%) SQL
13 24 (17.39%) Unix
14 22 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
15 19 (13.77%) Windows
15 19 (13.77%) Perl
15 19 (13.77%) Embedded C++
16 18 (13.04%) Oracle
16 18 (13.04%) Scrum
17 17 (12.32%) C#
18 16 (11.59%) Embedded C
18 16 (11.59%) Manufacturing
19 13 (9.42%) Aerospace
19 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
20 12 (8.70%) VoIP
20 12 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
20 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
21 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio

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 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Simulink
2 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.70%) VoIP
3 8 (5.80%) Asterisk PBX
3 8 (5.80%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (5.80%) GSM
3 8 (5.80%) LTE
3 8 (5.80%) PBX
3 8 (5.80%) RANAP
3 8 (5.80%) RTP
3 8 (5.80%) UMTS
4 6 (4.35%) SNMP
5 5 (3.62%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 2 (1.45%) DVB
7 2 (1.45%) IPv4
7 2 (1.45%) Skype
8 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) MPLS
8 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.45%) Big Data
2 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.52%) Subversion
4 8 (5.80%) GCC
4 8 (5.80%) GDB
4 8 (5.80%) Trac
5 6 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.62%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.90%) StarTeam
8 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.17%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.45%) GoogleTest
9 2 (1.45%) NUnit
10 1 (0.72%) Ant
10 1 (0.72%) Automake
10 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (11.59%) Manufacturing
2 13 (9.42%) Aerospace
3 10 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.35%) Finance
5 5 (3.62%) Electronics
6 3 (2.17%) Automotive
7 2 (1.45%) Games
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Avionics
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Military
8 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 27 (19.57%) STL
3 6 (4.35%) .NET
4 5 (3.62%) MFC
5 4 (2.90%) Swing
6 3 (2.17%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.45%) HTML
7 2 (1.45%) HTML5
7 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) Qt
7 2 (1.45%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.45%) REST
7 2 (1.45%) Web Services
7 2 (1.45%) WPF
8 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.72%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.72%) HEVC
8 1 (0.72%) PyQt
8 1 (0.72%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
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%) STB
4 2 (1.45%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Contactless
5 1 (0.72%) Derivative
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Mechatronics
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Physics
5 1 (0.72%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.30%) Linux
2 24 (17.39%) Unix
3 19 (13.77%) Windows
4 6 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.17%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (1.45%) Android
6 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.72%) Debian
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) pSOS
7 1 (0.72%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (99.28%) Software Engineering
2 42 (30.43%) Multithreading
3 39 (28.26%) UML
4 34 (24.64%) OO
5 26 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (13.04%) Scrum
7 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 11 (7.97%) Cross-Platform Development
9 10 (7.25%) TDD
10 9 (6.52%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (5.80%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.80%) High Availability
12 7 (5.07%) OOD
13 6 (4.35%) Requirements Management
13 6 (4.35%) SysML
14 5 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.62%) Web Development
15 4 (2.90%) Systems Analysis
15 4 (2.90%) Test Strategy
15 4 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (46.38%) C
3 27 (19.57%) Java
4 25 (18.12%) SQL
5 19 (13.77%) Embedded C++
5 19 (13.77%) Perl
6 17 (12.32%) C#
7 16 (11.59%) Embedded C
8 11 (7.97%) Ada
9 9 (6.52%) Python
10 6 (4.35%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.72%) Delphi
13 1 (0.72%) Lua
13 1 (0.72%) Pascal
13 1 (0.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) DO-178B
1 2 (1.45%) MISRA
2 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.72%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) iptables
1 2 (1.45%) OpenSSH
2 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) Oracle
2 8 (5.80%) Cisco
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.90%) Coverity
5 2 (1.45%) Borland
5 2 (1.45%) Twitter
6 1 (0.72%) IBM
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
BBC Research & Development
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago