Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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.

Software Engineer - C++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 50 68
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 15 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.39% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 0.51% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Cambridge median daily rate £325 - £180
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 - £180
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £48.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.12% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 594 585 740
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.28% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 273 459
Cambridge median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £239 £197 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £355 £385
% change year-on-year +5.63% -7.79% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 52
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -30.72% +39.09%
10th Percentile £16.04 £11.36 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -34.62%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Cambridge region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) C++
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Python
4 7 (46.67%) C
5 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
5 6 (40.00%) Embedded C++
5 6 (40.00%) Electronics
6 5 (33.33%) OOP
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) WPF
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Qt
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (26.67%) WinForms
7 4 (26.67%) NUnit
8 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) NUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) git-flow
General
1 6 (40.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) Qt
2 4 (26.67%) WinForms
2 4 (26.67%) WPF
3 3 (20.00%) gRPC
3 3 (20.00%) QML
3 3 (20.00%) Qt Quick
4 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) POSIX
4 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.67%) VMS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
4 3 (20.00%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (20.00%) Physics
4 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) C
3 7 (46.67%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded C++
5 5 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (20.00%) R
8 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) MISRA
1 2 (13.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Docker