The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 83 73 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 -  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% 0.38% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 966 997 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.79% 95.59% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 522 520
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) IGMP
3 2 (40.00%) QNX
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) EJB
4 1 (20.00%) CSS

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) GCC
2 1 (20.00%) GDB
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) EJB
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XSL
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (20.00%) Metaprogramming
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) QNX
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat