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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 553 579 584
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 67 78 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 21
Median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £207 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £540 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £334 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 13
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.90 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -0.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.80 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +1.95%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 0 64 £360 +2.85% 59
South East +16 31 £375 +7.14% 16
Surrey +26 15 £400 +39.13% 4
South West +18 11 £425 - 10
Camberley - 11 - - 2
West Midlands -2 8 £360 +100.00% 1
Birmingham -2 8 £360 +100.00%
London -21 8 £340 -43.33% 9
Gloucestershire +8 7 £425 - 1
Middlesex +3 7 £375 -11.76%
East of England +11 3 - - 16
North West +3 3 £425 +15.25% 5
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 2
Somerset +27 2 - -
Scotland +15 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £325 +8.33%
Hampshire +12 2 - - 4
Berkshire +2 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire -6 2 £400 -4.76% 2
Hayes - 2 £340 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £425 -
Milton Keynes +13 1 - -
Bath +11 1 - -
Cheshire +9 1 £425 -
South Wales +5 1 - - 2
Chester +3 1 £425 -
Manchester -1 1 - - 5
Wiltshire -3 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 130 (100.00%) C++
1 130 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 56 (43.08%) C
3 52 (40.00%) Linux
4 42 (32.31%) OO
5 41 (31.54%) UML
6 39 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 36 (27.69%) SC Cleared
8 34 (26.15%) Multithreading
8 34 (26.15%) STL
9 33 (25.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 25 (19.23%) Embedded C++
11 22 (16.92%) Java
12 21 (16.15%) SQL
12 21 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (15.38%) C#
14 19 (14.62%) Embedded C
14 19 (14.62%) VoIP
15 18 (13.85%) Windows
16 17 (13.08%) Unix
16 17 (13.08%) Perl
16 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
16 17 (13.08%) Subversion
16 17 (13.08%) High Availability
17 16 (12.31%) Trac
17 16 (12.31%) Diameter Protocol
17 16 (12.31%) Cross-Platform Development
17 16 (12.31%) RANAP
17 16 (12.31%) Asterisk PBX
17 16 (12.31%) GCC

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:

Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Simulink
2 1 (0.77%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) VoIP
2 16 (12.31%) Asterisk PBX
2 16 (12.31%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (12.31%) GSM
2 16 (12.31%) LTE
2 16 (12.31%) PBX
2 16 (12.31%) RANAP
2 16 (12.31%) RTP
2 16 (12.31%) UMTS
3 12 (9.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.08%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.08%) SNMP
5 2 (1.54%) RS-485
5 2 (1.54%) Wireless
6 1 (0.77%) HTTP
6 1 (0.77%) RFID
6 1 (0.77%) RS-232
6 1 (0.77%) RS-422
6 1 (0.77%) Skype
6 1 (0.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.31%) Big Data
2 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Subversion
2 16 (12.31%) GCC
2 16 (12.31%) GDB
2 16 (12.31%) Trac
3 11 (8.46%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (2.31%) StarTeam
7 2 (1.54%) Ant
7 2 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.54%) CppUnit
7 2 (1.54%) NUnit
8 1 (0.77%) Automake
8 1 (0.77%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.77%) Gradle
8 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.77%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 16 (12.31%) Manufacturing
3 12 (9.23%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.85%) Electronics
5 4 (3.08%) Finance
6 2 (1.54%) Automotive
6 2 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Avionics
7 1 (0.77%) Military
7 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) STL
2 33 (25.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (3.85%) Web Services
3 5 (3.85%) XML
4 4 (3.08%) .NET
5 3 (2.31%) MFC
5 3 (2.31%) Qt
5 3 (2.31%) WPF
6 2 (1.54%) ATL
6 2 (1.54%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.77%) EJB
7 1 (0.77%) HTML
7 1 (0.77%) Java EE
7 1 (0.77%) JMS
7 1 (0.77%) Swing
7 1 (0.77%) WinForms
7 1 (0.77%) XSL
7 1 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (2.31%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.77%) Derivative
4 1 (0.77%) MPEG
4 1 (0.77%) Physics
4 1 (0.77%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.77%) Streaming Media
4 1 (0.77%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.00%) Linux
2 18 (13.85%) Windows
3 17 (13.08%) Unix
4 4 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.54%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (1.54%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (32.31%) OO
3 41 (31.54%) UML
4 34 (26.15%) Multithreading
5 21 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (13.08%) High Availability
7 16 (12.31%) Cross-Platform Development
8 13 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (8.46%) Integration Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Scrum
10 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.62%) Requirements Management
10 6 (4.62%) SysML
11 5 (3.85%) Multithreaded Programming
11 5 (3.85%) TDD
12 4 (3.08%) OOD
12 4 (3.08%) Open Source
12 4 (3.08%) SDLC
13 3 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (2.31%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 130 (100.00%) C++
2 56 (43.08%) C
3 25 (19.23%) Embedded C++
4 22 (16.92%) Java
5 21 (16.15%) SQL
6 20 (15.38%) C#
7 19 (14.62%) Embedded C
8 17 (13.08%) Perl
9 9 (6.92%) Ada
10 7 (5.38%) MATLAB
11 6 (4.62%) Python
12 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.77%) Delphi
13 1 (0.77%) Pascal
13 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) VC++
Qualifications
1 39 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) DO-178B
1 2 (1.54%) MISRA
2 1 (0.77%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.77%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.77%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Firmware
2 1 (0.77%) iptables
2 1 (0.77%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Cisco
2 15 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (2.31%) Coverity
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.54%) Twitter
5 1 (0.77%) Borland
5 1 (0.77%) EMC
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.77%) Renesas
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