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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 586 538 543
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +5
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 15 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.062% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.067% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £248 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £347 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 30 October 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 October 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 -42 15 £350 +16.66% 31
South East -24 7 £325 +11.11% 6
London -5 3 £800 +66.66% 7
Surrey - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Hampshire -23 2 £325 +31.31% 2
South West -38 2 £475 - 9
Southampton -9 1 £350 +3.70%
East of England -17 1 - - 6
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Royston - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 45 (100.00%) C++
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
3 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
3 16 (35.56%) OO
4 14 (31.11%) Windows
5 12 (26.67%) STL
5 12 (26.67%) UNIX
5 12 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.22%) Degree
7 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 10 (22.22%) HTML
8 9 (20.00%) Java
8 9 (20.00%) Banking
8 9 (20.00%) Software Architecture
9 8 (17.78%) Open Source
9 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
9 8 (17.78%) Physics
9 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.56%) CSS
10 7 (15.56%) C#
10 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
11 5 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (11.11%) C
12 4 (8.89%) Python
12 4 (8.89%) Middleware
12 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
12 4 (8.89%) SQL

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (6.67%) JBoss
1 3 (6.67%) Apache
1 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) Maya
1 1 (2.22%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.22%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) DVB
2 1 (2.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) GoogleTest
2 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Maven
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.22%) CppUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Valgrind
4 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.22%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.22%) CMake
4 1 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.22%) Rational Rose
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Xcode
General
1 9 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Front Office
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) STL
1 12 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (22.22%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) CSS
4 4 (8.89%) Middleware
5 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) Dojo
5 3 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (4.44%) POSIX
6 2 (4.44%) Swing
6 2 (4.44%) FFmpeg
6 2 (4.44%) OAuth
7 1 (2.22%) Qt
7 1 (2.22%) WinRT
7 1 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (2.22%) COM
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) MFC
7 1 (2.22%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.78%) Open Source
2 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
2 8 (17.78%) Physics
3 5 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (8.89%) CUDA
5 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.44%) GIS
7 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.22%) Kinect
7 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.22%) DTV
7 1 (2.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Linux
2 14 (31.11%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) UNIX
4 2 (4.44%) Debian
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
2 16 (35.56%) OO
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Kanban
8 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.44%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) TDD
8 2 (4.44%) OOD
8 2 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 2 (4.44%) Feature Driven Development
8 2 (4.44%) BDD
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.22%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) C
6 4 (8.89%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.22%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Cognizant
2 2 (4.44%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Apple
3 1 (2.22%) Serena
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