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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 599 547 556
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +9
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 14 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.057% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.062% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
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£350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £248 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £338 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 -36 14 £350 +16.66% 35
South East -21 7 £325 +31.31% 7
London -10 3 £800 +33.33% 4
Surrey - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +11 2 - - 1
East Midlands +1 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Hampshire -17 2 £325 +31.31% 3
South West -33 2 £475 - 12
Southampton -9 1 £350 +36.58% 1
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 - 1
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 11
Farnborough - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 49 (100.00%) C++
1 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (65.31%) Linux
3 20 (40.82%) OO
4 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
5 15 (30.61%) Windows
6 14 (28.57%) UNIX
7 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (24.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 12 (24.49%) STL
9 11 (22.45%) Java
10 10 (20.41%) HTML
10 10 (20.41%) Degree
10 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
11 9 (18.37%) Software Architecture
11 9 (18.37%) Banking
12 8 (16.33%) Open Source
12 8 (16.33%) C
13 7 (14.29%) C#
13 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.29%) CSS
13 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
13 7 (14.29%) Physics
13 7 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
13 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
14 5 (10.20%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (10.20%) UML
15 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
15 4 (8.16%) SQL
15 4 (8.16%) Telecoms

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.12%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.12%) JBoss
1 3 (6.12%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) DVB
2 1 (2.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.04%) UPnP
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
1 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) GoogleTest
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Valgrind
2 3 (6.12%) Maven
2 3 (6.12%) Selenium
3 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) CMake
4 1 (2.04%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.04%) Ant
4 1 (2.04%) Rational Rose
4 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.04%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) CppUnit
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) STL
1 12 (24.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (20.41%) HTML
3 7 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (8.16%) Middleware
5 3 (6.12%) Dojo
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
6 2 (4.08%) Swing
6 2 (4.08%) POSIX
6 2 (4.08%) OAuth
6 2 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (4.08%) FFmpeg
7 1 (2.04%) WinRT
7 1 (2.04%) Motif
7 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.04%) Qt
7 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.04%) XML
7 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) Open Source
3 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 7 (14.29%) Physics
4 5 (10.20%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (8.16%) CUDA
6 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (4.08%) GIS
7 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
8 1 (2.04%) STB
8 1 (2.04%) CCTV
8 1 (2.04%) Derivative
8 1 (2.04%) DTV
8 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 14 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
4 2 (4.08%) Debian
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (40.82%) OO
3 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
4 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Software Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) UML
8 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Low Latency
10 2 (4.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (4.08%) OOD
10 2 (4.08%) Feature Driven Development
10 2 (4.08%) BDD
10 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.08%) TDD
10 2 (4.08%) Kanban
10 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
10 2 (4.08%) Scrum
11 1 (2.04%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) C
4 7 (14.29%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
6 3 (6.12%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.08%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Cognizant
2 2 (4.08%) QNX
2 2 (4.08%) Google
2 2 (4.08%) Coverity
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Serena
3 1 (2.04%) Apple
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £26 - £36 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 27 days ago