The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Software Engineer - C++
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.25% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -5.33% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +8.75% +4.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 299 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.44% 96.90% 97.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 264 207
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 30 34
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cambridge region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Law
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Brocade
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) KVM
3 2 (33.33%) Vyatta
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (33.33%) LXC
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) MFC
1 1 (16.67%) QML
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (16.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
1 2 (33.33%) KVM
1 2 (33.33%) LXC
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Brocade
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Vyatta