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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 575 570 543
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 47 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.059% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 4
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£310 £325 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +9.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £320 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £297
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.28 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £39.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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 -1 47 £310 -4.61% 45
South East -12 19 £300 - 13
South West +1 7 £291 -17.95% 7
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £363 -14.70% 5
London -6 6 £375 -37.50% 8
East of England -6 6 £363 -14.70% 5
West Yorkshire -22 5 £310 -3.12% 1
Yorkshire -24 5 £310 -3.12% 2
Surrey -3 4 £335 - 1
Cambridge -5 4 £375 -11.76% 5
Leeds -20 4 £375 +17.18% 1
North West - 4 - -
Somerset +4 3 £295 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
East Sussex - 3 £300 -
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £300 -
Yeovil - 3 £295 -
Harrogate +2 2 £305 -4.68%
York -7 2 £305 -4.68%
North Yorkshire -7 2 £305 -4.68%
Hampshire -7 2 £293 - 3
Bradford -9 2 £305 -4.68%
Huddersfield - 2 £305 -
Wakefield - 2 £305 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £305 - 1
East Grinstead - 2 £275 -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 75 (100.00%) C++
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (46.67%) Linux
3 28 (37.33%) Windows
4 23 (30.67%) Python
5 22 (29.33%) Multithreading
6 20 (26.67%) C
7 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (21.33%) Java
8 16 (21.33%) OO
9 13 (17.33%) STL
9 13 (17.33%) C#
9 13 (17.33%) Scrum
10 12 (16.00%) Visual Studio
10 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (16.00%) Automation Testing
11 11 (14.67%) HTML
11 11 (14.67%) SQL
11 11 (14.67%) UNIX
11 11 (14.67%) VC++
12 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
13 8 (10.67%) Oracle
13 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
14 7 (9.33%) Degree
14 7 (9.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 7 (9.33%) HTML5
14 7 (9.33%) Perl
14 7 (9.33%) UML
14 7 (9.33%) CSS

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.33%) ATM
2 1 (1.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.67%) Subversion
2 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.67%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) CppUnit
4 2 (2.67%) Ant
4 2 (2.67%) NUnit
4 2 (2.67%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.67%) GCC
4 2 (2.67%) Valgrind
4 2 (2.67%) Redmine
4 2 (2.67%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.33%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.33%) SCons
5 1 (1.33%) GDB
5 1 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (2.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) STL
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 7 (9.33%) CSS
3 7 (9.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (9.33%) HTML5
4 4 (5.33%) .NET
4 4 (5.33%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) MFC
5 3 (4.00%) Qt
6 2 (2.67%) WebKit
6 2 (2.67%) QML
6 2 (2.67%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.67%) GStreamer
6 2 (2.67%) JSON
6 2 (2.67%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.67%) Middleware
7 1 (1.33%) Motif
7 1 (1.33%) WinForms
7 1 (1.33%) OpenMP
7 1 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) DTV
4 2 (2.67%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.67%) STB
4 2 (2.67%) Derivative
5 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.33%) CUDA
5 1 (1.33%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.67%) Linux
2 28 (37.33%) Windows
3 11 (14.67%) UNIX
4 5 (6.67%) Windows CE
5 3 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.33%) Android
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (29.33%) Multithreading
3 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (21.33%) OO
5 13 (17.33%) Scrum
6 12 (16.00%) Automation Testing
7 7 (9.33%) UML
8 6 (8.00%) Validation
8 6 (8.00%) OOD
8 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) Use Case
9 4 (5.33%) TDD
9 4 (5.33%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) SDLC
9 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
10 3 (4.00%) CRM
11 2 (2.67%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (30.67%) Python
3 20 (26.67%) C
4 16 (21.33%) Java
5 13 (17.33%) C#
6 11 (14.67%) SQL
6 11 (14.67%) VC++
7 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.33%) Perl
9 5 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.67%) Ruby
11 2 (2.67%) Lua
12 1 (1.33%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) PhD
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Google
4 1 (1.33%) Intel
4 1 (1.33%) Serena
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