The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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.

Software Engineer - C++
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 547 521
Rank change year-on-year +57 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 86 77 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 41
Median daily rate £360 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £460 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £47.50 £50.00
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in England

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 22 £360 +2.85% 13
South East +9 20 £325 -4.41% 16
South West -6 16 £365 +12.30% 13
East of England +10 9 £325 -7.14% 16
North West +31 8 £301 -36.57% 5
Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 3
East Midlands -5 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £355 - 3
North East - 1 £350 - 4
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 149 (100.00%) C++
2 148 (99.33%) Software Engineering
3 74 (49.66%) Linux
4 57 (38.26%) C
5 51 (34.23%) OO
6 42 (28.19%) Security Cleared
7 41 (27.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 40 (26.85%) C#
8 40 (26.85%) STL
9 39 (26.17%) Multithreading
10 37 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
12 30 (20.13%) UML
13 27 (18.12%) Windows
13 27 (18.12%) Java
14 26 (17.45%) Subversion
15 25 (16.78%) GDB
16 23 (15.44%) GCC
17 22 (14.77%) Asterisk PBX
17 22 (14.77%) LTE
17 22 (14.77%) RANAP
17 22 (14.77%) Unix
17 22 (14.77%) GSM
17 22 (14.77%) PBX
17 22 (14.77%) UMTS
17 22 (14.77%) VoIP
17 22 (14.77%) Cisco
17 22 (14.77%) Telecoms
17 22 (14.77%) RTP
17 22 (14.77%) Trac

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.34%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Simulink
2 4 (2.68%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.67%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.77%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (14.77%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (14.77%) GSM
1 22 (14.77%) LTE
1 22 (14.77%) PBX
1 22 (14.77%) RANAP
1 22 (14.77%) RTP
1 22 (14.77%) UMTS
1 22 (14.77%) VoIP
2 15 (10.07%) Wireshark
3 8 (5.37%) GGSN
3 8 (5.37%) MGW
3 8 (5.37%) SGSN
3 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.01%) Wireless
5 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.34%) Firewall
5 2 (1.34%) HTTP
5 2 (1.34%) Internet
5 2 (1.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) Big Data
2 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.34%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.67%) GIS
4 1 (0.67%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) SQLite
4 1 (0.67%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 26 (17.45%) Subversion
2 25 (16.78%) GDB
3 23 (15.44%) GCC
4 22 (14.77%) Trac
5 14 (9.40%) Visual Studio
6 12 (8.05%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (6.04%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (4.03%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.36%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.36%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.68%) JIRA
11 2 (1.34%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.34%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.67%) Ant
12 1 (0.67%) Gradle
12 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.67%) JUnit
12 1 (0.67%) NuGet
12 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (14.77%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.71%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.04%) Electronics
3 9 (6.04%) Finance
4 6 (4.03%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.01%) Avionics
5 3 (2.01%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Law
6 2 (1.34%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 40 (26.85%) STL
3 12 (8.05%) Qt
4 11 (7.38%) .NET
5 9 (6.04%) XML
6 7 (4.70%) WPF
7 6 (4.03%) MFC
8 5 (3.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.36%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (3.36%) Web Services
9 4 (2.68%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (2.01%) EJB
10 3 (2.01%) Java EE
11 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.34%) ATL
11 2 (1.34%) J2EE
11 2 (1.34%) JMS
11 2 (1.34%) REST
11 2 (1.34%) Spring
11 2 (1.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) RIA
2 7 (4.70%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.03%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.03%) NHS
4 5 (3.36%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.01%) Fintech
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 74 (49.66%) Linux
2 27 (18.12%) Windows
3 22 (14.77%) Unix
4 7 (4.70%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (4.03%) Android
6 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.01%) VxWorks
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.67%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (99.33%) Software Engineering
2 51 (34.23%) OO
3 39 (26.17%) Multithreading
4 37 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (20.13%) UML
6 22 (14.77%) Cross-Platform Development
7 18 (12.08%) Scrum
8 16 (10.74%) Integration Testing
9 15 (10.07%) High Availability
10 13 (8.72%) TDD
11 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.04%) OOD
12 9 (6.04%) SDLC
13 8 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.03%) Mathematics
15 5 (3.36%) BDD
15 5 (3.36%) Load Testing
15 5 (3.36%) Software Testing
15 5 (3.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) C++
2 57 (38.26%) C
3 40 (26.85%) C#
4 27 (18.12%) Java
5 21 (14.09%) SQL
6 18 (12.08%) Perl
7 14 (9.40%) Embedded C++
8 11 (7.38%) MATLAB
8 11 (7.38%) Python
9 9 (6.04%) Embedded C
10 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.01%) Ada
11 3 (2.01%) Lua
11 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.34%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.34%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.34%) VB
12 2 (1.34%) VB6
13 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (28.19%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.34%) MISRA
2 2 (1.34%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.34%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.34%) Docker
2 2 (1.34%) Firmware
2 2 (1.34%) KVM
2 2 (1.34%) LXC
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 22 (14.77%) Cisco
2 14 (9.40%) Oracle
3 8 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.01%) VMware
5 2 (1.34%) Brocade
5 2 (1.34%) CA
5 2 (1.34%) QNX
5 2 (1.34%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.34%) Sybase
5 2 (1.34%) Vyatta
6 1 (0.67%) EMC
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) Renesas
6 1 (0.67%) Xamarin
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 16 days ago