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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 606 568 570
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +2
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 55 94 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 45 29
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £290 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £413 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £32.50 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.24 £45.00 £40.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.85
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.60%

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -42 48 £350 +1.08% 68
South East +8 25 £350 - 26
Middlesex +9 13 £350 - 1
East of England +11 6 - - 11
South Wales - 6 - - 2
Wales - 6 - - 2
North West +17 5 £465 - 2
West Sussex +6 5 £325 - 1
South West -2 5 £440 +44.85% 10
Newport - 5 - - 1
London -7 4 £290 -22.66% 8
Manchester -8 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +18 3 - - 7
Hertfordshire +8 3 - - 3
Bristol 0 3 - - 3
Surrey 0 3 - - 7
West Midlands -34 3 - - 2
Gatwick - 3 £325 -
Cambridge +15 2 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £375 -
Hampshire -3 2 £400 +15.52% 5
Camberley - 2 - - 2
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £375 -
Stevenage +7 1 - -
Cheshire +6 1 £465 -
Guildford +5 1 - -
Gloucestershire +5 1 £440 +46.05% 5
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 68 (49.28%) Linux
4 66 (47.83%) C
5 40 (28.99%) Multithreading
6 37 (26.81%) UML
7 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) OO
9 33 (23.91%) Java
9 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (21.74%) Unix
11 28 (20.29%) STL
11 28 (20.29%) SQL
11 28 (20.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 26 (18.84%) Windows
13 21 (15.22%) Scrum
13 21 (15.22%) Oracle
13 21 (15.22%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (14.49%) Perl
15 19 (13.77%) Visual Studio
16 18 (13.04%) C#
16 18 (13.04%) Embedded C++
17 15 (10.87%) Embedded C
18 12 (8.70%) Manufacturing
18 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
18 12 (8.70%) Ada
19 11 (7.97%) Aerospace
19 11 (7.97%) TDD
19 11 (7.97%) Rational DOORS

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 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) Simulink
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 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.80%) VoIP
3 7 (5.07%) SNMP
4 4 (2.90%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (2.90%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.90%) GSM
4 4 (2.90%) LTE
4 4 (2.90%) RANAP
4 4 (2.90%) RTP
4 4 (2.90%) UMTS
5 3 (2.17%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (2.17%) PBX
6 2 (1.45%) ASN.1
6 2 (1.45%) DVB
6 2 (1.45%) HTTP
6 2 (1.45%) IPv4
7 1 (0.72%) ATM
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) SDH
7 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.45%) Big Data
3 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 19 (13.77%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.97%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (7.25%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.52%) Subversion
5 7 (5.07%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (3.62%) GCC
7 5 (3.62%) StarTeam
8 4 (2.90%) CppUnit
8 4 (2.90%) NetBeans
8 4 (2.90%) Trac
9 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.17%) GDB
9 3 (2.17%) JIRA
10 2 (1.45%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.72%) Ant
11 1 (0.72%) Automake
11 1 (0.72%) JUnit
11 1 (0.72%) MSI
11 1 (0.72%) NUnit
General
1 12 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 11 (7.97%) Aerospace
3 10 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.80%) Electronics
5 7 (5.07%) Finance
6 5 (3.62%) Games
7 4 (2.90%) Military
8 2 (1.45%) Automotive
8 2 (1.45%) Avionics
9 1 (0.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 28 (20.29%) STL
2 8 (5.80%) MFC
3 7 (5.07%) .NET
4 4 (2.90%) Swing
5 3 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.17%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.17%) Qt
5 3 (2.17%) WPF
6 2 (1.45%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.45%) HTML
6 2 (1.45%) HTML5
6 2 (1.45%) Node.js
6 2 (1.45%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.45%) REST
6 2 (1.45%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.72%) PyQt
7 1 (0.72%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.17%) MPEG
4 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.45%) Contactless
4 2 (1.45%) Cybercrime
4 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.45%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.45%) Mechatronics
4 2 (1.45%) STB
4 2 (1.45%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.72%) Derivative
5 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (49.28%) Linux
2 30 (21.74%) Unix
3 26 (18.84%) Windows
4 6 (4.35%) Android
5 4 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.17%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.72%) Debian
8 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.72%) pSOS
8 1 (0.72%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (99.28%) Software Engineering
2 40 (28.99%) Multithreading
3 37 (26.81%) UML
4 34 (24.64%) OO
5 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (15.22%) Scrum
7 11 (7.97%) TDD
8 10 (7.25%) Cross-Platform Development
8 10 (7.25%) Integration Testing
8 10 (7.25%) OOA/OOD
8 10 (7.25%) OOD
9 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.07%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (5.07%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.35%) Requirements Management
12 5 (3.62%) SDLC
12 5 (3.62%) Web Development
13 4 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (2.90%) SOA
13 4 (2.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 66 (47.83%) C
3 33 (23.91%) Java
4 28 (20.29%) SQL
5 20 (14.49%) Perl
6 18 (13.04%) C#
6 18 (13.04%) Embedded C++
7 15 (10.87%) Embedded C
8 12 (8.70%) Ada
9 10 (7.25%) Python
10 4 (2.90%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.17%) VC++
12 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.72%) Delphi
13 1 (0.72%) F#
13 1 (0.72%) Haskell
13 1 (0.72%) Lua
13 1 (0.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.25%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Firmware
1 2 (1.45%) iptables
1 2 (1.45%) OpenSSH
2 1 (0.72%) Xen
2 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) everRun
Vendors
1 21 (15.22%) Oracle
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.62%) Coverity
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco
5 2 (1.45%) Borland
6 1 (0.72%) QNX
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
6 1 (0.72%) Serena
6 1 (0.72%) Twitter
Camberley, Surrey
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