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 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 559 567 534
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 82 71 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 36
Median daily rate £350 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £402 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £35.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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
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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 -11 73 £350 +6.06% 78
South East -15 36 £350 +16.66% 29
South West +9 19 £338 - 5
Surrey -6 11 £381 +1.66% 10
Middlesex - 11 £350 -
London -2 10 £358 +2.14% 12
Wiltshire - 7 - -
Gloucestershire -4 5 £325 - 1
North West - 5 £420 - 5
Hampshire -6 4 £338 -4.25% 10
Scotland -11 4 £225 -30.76% 2
West Sussex -25 4 £365 +32.72% 1
Cheshire - 4 £390 -
Oxfordshire +15 3 £325 -14.47%
Somerset +12 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £350 - 3
Wales - 3 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 2 - - 1
Fife +8 2 - - 2
Oxford +5 2 £325 -14.47%
East of England +3 2 - - 18
Redhill +1 2 - - 2
Yeovil -5 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £365 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £338 - 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
East Midlands +13 1 - - 3
Dunfermline +7 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 156 (100.00%) C++
2 154 (98.72%) Software Engineering
3 77 (49.36%) C
4 76 (48.72%) Linux
5 50 (32.05%) Security Cleared
6 49 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (30.77%) OO
8 46 (29.49%) UML
9 44 (28.21%) Multithreading
10 42 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 34 (21.79%) Unix
12 31 (19.87%) SQL
13 29 (18.59%) STL
14 28 (17.95%) Windows
15 27 (17.31%) Java
15 27 (17.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 25 (16.03%) Scrum
17 24 (15.38%) Python
17 24 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
18 22 (14.10%) Visual Studio
18 22 (14.10%) Subversion
19 20 (12.82%) C#
20 19 (12.18%) Rational DOORS
20 19 (12.18%) TDD
21 18 (11.54%) Oracle
21 18 (11.54%) OOD
21 18 (11.54%) Unit Testing
21 18 (11.54%) Cross-Platform Development
22 17 (10.90%) Configuration Management
22 17 (10.90%) Perl

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 3 (1.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.28%) Node.js
3 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.64%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.49%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (4.49%) GSM
2 7 (4.49%) LTE
2 7 (4.49%) RANAP
2 7 (4.49%) RTP
2 7 (4.49%) SNMP
2 7 (4.49%) UMTS
2 7 (4.49%) VoIP
2 7 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.85%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.92%) ASN.1
4 3 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.92%) HTTP
5 2 (1.28%) DVB
5 2 (1.28%) GPRS
6 1 (0.64%) H.323
6 1 (0.64%) IPv4
6 1 (0.64%) RS-422
6 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) DB2
2 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.64%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 22 (14.10%) Subversion
1 22 (14.10%) Visual Studio
2 19 (12.18%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.05%) CppUnit
4 11 (7.05%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.77%) ClearCase
5 9 (5.77%) GoogleTest
6 8 (5.13%) Ant
6 8 (5.13%) NUnit
6 8 (5.13%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (4.49%) Trac
8 6 (3.85%) StarTeam
9 5 (3.21%) NetBeans
10 4 (2.56%) JIRA
11 2 (1.28%) GCC
11 2 (1.28%) JUnit
11 2 (1.28%) MSI
11 2 (1.28%) Rational Rose
12 1 (0.64%) MSTest
General
1 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.13%) Aerospace
2 8 (5.13%) Electronics
3 6 (3.85%) Military
4 5 (3.21%) Finance
4 5 (3.21%) Games
5 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Automotive
6 2 (1.28%) Avionics
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) STL
2 27 (17.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (6.41%) MFC
4 8 (5.13%) .NET
5 6 (3.85%) Qt
6 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.21%) WPF
7 3 (1.92%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.92%) Swing
8 2 (1.28%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.28%) HTML
8 2 (1.28%) HTML5
8 2 (1.28%) JavaFX
8 2 (1.28%) Motif
8 2 (1.28%) REST
8 2 (1.28%) RESTful
9 1 (0.64%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.64%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (0.64%) Wayland
9 1 (0.64%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.13%) Derivative
3 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.56%) Cybercrime
4 4 (2.56%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.92%) Contactless
5 3 (1.92%) DTV
5 3 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.92%) STB
5 3 (1.92%) User Experience
6 2 (1.28%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.28%) MPEG
7 1 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.64%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.64%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 76 (48.72%) Linux
2 34 (21.79%) Unix
3 28 (17.95%) Windows
4 6 (3.85%) Android
5 4 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.64%) Debian
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.64%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.64%) pSOS
7 1 (0.64%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (98.72%) Software Engineering
2 49 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.77%) OO
4 46 (29.49%) UML
5 44 (28.21%) Multithreading
6 25 (16.03%) Scrum
7 19 (12.18%) TDD
8 18 (11.54%) Cross-Platform Development
8 18 (11.54%) OOD
8 18 (11.54%) Unit Testing
9 17 (10.90%) Configuration Management
10 16 (10.26%) SDLC
11 15 (9.62%) Integration Testing
11 15 (9.62%) Use Case
12 12 (7.69%) Memory Management
13 10 (6.41%) SOA
13 10 (6.41%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (5.77%) Project Management
14 9 (5.77%) Software Architecture
15 8 (5.13%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (100.00%) C++
2 77 (49.36%) C
3 31 (19.87%) SQL
4 27 (17.31%) Java
5 24 (15.38%) Python
6 20 (12.82%) C#
7 17 (10.90%) Perl
8 16 (10.26%) Embedded C++
9 12 (7.69%) Embedded C
10 10 (6.41%) Ada
11 7 (4.49%) VC++
12 2 (1.28%) Erlang
12 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.64%) F#
13 1 (0.64%) Haskell
13 1 (0.64%) Lua
13 1 (0.64%) Ruby
13 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.33%) Degree
4 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.64%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.28%) Xen
1 2 (1.28%) XenServer
2 1 (0.64%) Firmware
2 1 (0.64%) iptables
2 1 (0.64%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 18 (11.54%) Oracle
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.85%) Coverity
4 2 (1.28%) Sybase
5 1 (0.64%) Borland
5 1 (0.64%) Intel
5 1 (0.64%) QNX
5 1 (0.64%) SAP
5 1 (0.64%) Serena
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