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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
UK
Rank 511 549 558
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +9
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 70 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 22
Median daily rate £400 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £46.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.79%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +40 69 £400 +17.64% 81
South East +4 32 £375 +13.63% 21
South West +25 18 £425 - 12
Surrey +22 14 - - 4
Camberley - 12 - - 2
London +9 9 £400 -21.56% 11
Somerset +8 7 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 7 £440 - 2
East of England +5 5 - - 20
Middlesex +2 5 £375 +10.29%
Berkshire +13 4 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £325 +8.33% 2
Bath - 4 - -
North West +21 3 £425 -10.52% 6
Oxfordshire +4 3 £400 -4.76% 2
Yeovil -1 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £375 - 7
Cheshire +26 2 £425 +10.74% 1
East Midlands +8 2 - - 2
New Malden - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 14
Leicestershire - 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 16
Milton Keynes +7 1 - -
Chester +3 1 £425 -
Hampshire -2 1 - - 5
Cardiff - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 150 (100.00%) C++
1 150 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 65 (43.33%) Linux
3 60 (40.00%) C
4 48 (32.00%) OO
5 47 (31.33%) Security Cleared
6 44 (29.33%) UML
7 43 (28.67%) SC Cleared
8 39 (26.00%) STL
9 38 (25.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 37 (24.67%) Multithreading
11 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (20.00%) C#
13 25 (16.67%) Subversion
14 24 (16.00%) Java
14 24 (16.00%) Embedded C++
15 23 (15.33%) Telecoms
16 22 (14.67%) RANAP
16 22 (14.67%) Asterisk PBX
16 22 (14.67%) LTE
16 22 (14.67%) GCC
16 22 (14.67%) GDB
16 22 (14.67%) RTP
16 22 (14.67%) Cisco
16 22 (14.67%) UMTS
16 22 (14.67%) VoIP
16 22 (14.67%) GSM
16 22 (14.67%) PBX
16 22 (14.67%) Cross-Platform Development
16 22 (14.67%) Trac

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 2 (1.33%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Simulink
2 1 (0.67%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.67%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (14.67%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (14.67%) GSM
1 22 (14.67%) LTE
1 22 (14.67%) PBX
1 22 (14.67%) RANAP
1 22 (14.67%) RTP
1 22 (14.67%) UMTS
1 22 (14.67%) VoIP
2 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.67%) Wireless
6 3 (2.00%) HTTP
6 3 (2.00%) Internet
7 2 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.33%) Firewall
7 2 (1.33%) IGMP
7 2 (1.33%) SAN
7 2 (1.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) Big Data
1 5 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) SQLite
5 1 (0.67%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 25 (16.67%) Subversion
2 22 (14.67%) GCC
2 22 (14.67%) GDB
2 22 (14.67%) Trac
3 7 (4.67%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (4.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) Automake
5 1 (0.67%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.67%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Gradle
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.67%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.67%) NUnit
5 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (15.33%) Telecoms
2 20 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.67%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.00%) Finance
5 5 (3.33%) Electronics
6 3 (2.00%) Games
7 2 (1.33%) Automotive
7 2 (1.33%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.00%) STL
2 38 (25.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (4.67%) Web Services
4 5 (3.33%) .NET
4 5 (3.33%) Qt
4 5 (3.33%) WPF
4 5 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (2.00%) EJB
5 3 (2.00%) Java EE
5 3 (2.00%) MFC
5 3 (2.00%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.33%) ATL
6 2 (1.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.33%) J2EE
6 2 (1.33%) JMS
6 2 (1.33%) REST
6 2 (1.33%) Spring
6 2 (1.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (1.33%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (1.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.33%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.33%) NHS
4 2 (1.33%) RIA
5 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.67%) Physics
5 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.33%) Linux
2 17 (11.33%) Unix
3 16 (10.67%) Windows
4 7 (4.67%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.67%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.33%) Android
6 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.33%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.67%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 48 (32.00%) OO
3 44 (29.33%) UML
4 37 (24.67%) Multithreading
5 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (14.67%) Cross-Platform Development
7 19 (12.67%) High Availability
8 17 (11.33%) Scrum
9 10 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
9 10 (6.67%) TDD
10 9 (6.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.33%) SysML
12 7 (4.67%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.00%) SDLC
14 5 (3.33%) OOD
14 5 (3.33%) Open Source
14 5 (3.33%) Requirements Management
15 4 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (2.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 150 (100.00%) C++
2 60 (40.00%) C
3 30 (20.00%) C#
4 24 (16.00%) Embedded C++
4 24 (16.00%) Java
5 18 (12.00%) Embedded C
5 18 (12.00%) SQL
6 17 (11.33%) Perl
7 10 (6.67%) Ada
8 9 (6.00%) Python
9 8 (5.33%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.67%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.00%) Lua
11 3 (2.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.33%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.33%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.67%) Pascal
13 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (28.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) Degree
4 3 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) MISRA
1 3 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.67%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.67%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) Docker
1 2 (1.33%) Firmware
1 2 (1.33%) KVM
1 2 (1.33%) LXC
1 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) BusyBox
2 1 (0.67%) iptables
2 1 (0.67%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 22 (14.67%) Cisco
2 14 (9.33%) Oracle
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.33%) Brocade
4 2 (1.33%) CA
4 2 (1.33%) QNX
4 2 (1.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (1.33%) Twitter
4 2 (1.33%) VMware
4 2 (1.33%) Vyatta
5 1 (0.67%) Borland
5 1 (0.67%) EMC
5 1 (0.67%) IBM
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.67%) Renesas
Yorkshire and the Humber
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £34.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Salary: a load of fun
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago