Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 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++
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 173 190
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 +15
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 32 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.67% 0.24% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.26% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
East of England median daily rate £363 - £180
England median daily rate £350 £362 £350
% change year-on-year -3.31% +3.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £39.30 £41.25 £38.50
90th Percentile £100.00 £53.15 £39.50
England median hourly rate £46.10 £41.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +12.43% +4.46% -6.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,499 4,303 4,913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.69% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,597 2,458 2,817
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £540 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 352 500
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the East of England

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the East of England

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the East of England

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the East of England

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the East of England

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £325 - 47
Hertfordshire -1 11 £350 - 5
Bedfordshire - 2 £375 - 1
Suffolk +12 1 £400 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) C++
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (59.38%) C
3 14 (43.75%) Linux
4 13 (40.63%) UML
5 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
6 10 (31.25%) Embedded C++
6 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
7 9 (28.13%) Python
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 9 (28.13%) Windows
8 8 (25.00%) MATLAB
8 8 (25.00%) Simulink
8 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Embedded C
9 7 (21.88%) Electronics
10 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 6 (18.75%) C#
10 6 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (15.63%) HTML
11 5 (15.63%) .NET
11 5 (15.63%) OOP
11 5 (15.63%) Ada
11 5 (15.63%) WPF
11 5 (15.63%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (12.50%) Wireless

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (12.50%) Wireless
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Bluetooth
3 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (12.50%) NUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) GDB
3 2 (6.25%) git-flow
4 1 (3.13%) VectorCAST
General
1 7 (21.88%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) WPF
2 4 (12.50%) Qt
2 4 (12.50%) WinForms
3 3 (9.38%) gRPC
3 3 (9.38%) QML
3 3 (9.38%) Qt Quick
4 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) POSIX
4 1 (3.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 6 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) EMV
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) Fintech
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.13%) mPOS
3 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (6.25%) VxWorks
5 1 (3.13%) VMS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (40.63%) UML
3 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) OOP
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Coaching
7 3 (9.38%) Device Driver Development
7 3 (9.38%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.38%) Physics
7 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Statistics
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.13%) Machine Learning
8 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
8 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 19 (59.38%) C
3 10 (31.25%) Embedded C++
4 9 (28.13%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) MATLAB
6 7 (21.88%) Embedded C
7 6 (18.75%) C#
8 5 (15.63%) Ada
9 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 3 (9.38%) R
11 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Capita
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft