Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 July 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++
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 191 203
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -27
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 18 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.39% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
East of England median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £291 £338 £293
90th Percentile £338 £413 £403
England median daily rate £360 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.00% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +28.05% +7.89%
10th Percentile £40.65 £51.25 £34.00
90th Percentile £52.58 £53.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4399 4986 5667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.28% 96.09% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2906 3305
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £208 £204
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 355 507
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.43 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.60 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

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 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
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 20 July 2017. 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 +18 11 £325 - 32
Hertfordshire -2 6 - - 2
Essex - 1 - - 1
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 20 July 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 East of England region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) C++
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (77.78%) C
3 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
3 7 (38.89%) Embedded C++
3 7 (38.89%) Electronics
4 6 (33.33%) UML
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 6 (33.33%) Simulink
4 6 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
6 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (22.22%) Device Driver
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (16.67%) R
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) MFC
7 3 (16.67%) C#

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 6 (33.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.56%) Buildbot
2 1 (5.56%) CMake
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (38.89%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) MFC
2 1 (5.56%) QML
2 1 (5.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) Device Driver
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.56%) Image Processing
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 14 (77.78%) C
3 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
3 7 (38.89%) Embedded C++
4 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 3 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) R
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago