The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 582 558
Rank change year-on-year +61 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 69 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 43
Median daily rate £370 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £300
% change year-on-year +14.86% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 7
Median hourly rate £44.25 £44.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +16.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £38.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.53%  

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 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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
South West +26 20 £425 +25.92% 12
South East +24 19 £325 -10.95% 27
London +8 16 £370 +7.24% 9
North West +25 6 - - 3
East of England -2 4 - - 23
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North East +67 1 - - 1
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 154 (100.00%) C++
2 152 (98.70%) Software Engineering
3 74 (48.05%) Linux
4 66 (42.86%) C
5 53 (34.42%) OO
6 51 (33.12%) Multithreading
7 41 (26.62%) Security Cleared
8 34 (22.08%) SC Cleared
8 34 (22.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 33 (21.43%) C#
9 33 (21.43%) STL
10 32 (20.78%) Java
11 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (18.83%) Unix
13 28 (18.18%) Windows
14 27 (17.53%) UML
15 26 (16.88%) SQL
16 22 (14.29%) Perl
17 20 (12.99%) GDB
18 19 (12.34%) Wireshark
19 18 (11.69%) Oracle
20 17 (11.04%) Visual Studio
20 17 (11.04%) Integration Testing
21 16 (10.39%) SDLC
21 16 (10.39%) OOD
22 15 (9.74%) Subversion
22 15 (9.74%) Configuration Management
22 15 (9.74%) Electronics
23 14 (9.09%) Python
23 14 (9.09%) Rational DOORS

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 (1.30%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.30%) Kinematics
1 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Simulink
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.34%) Wireshark
2 13 (8.44%) Asterisk PBX
2 13 (8.44%) Diameter Protocol
2 13 (8.44%) GSM
2 13 (8.44%) LTE
2 13 (8.44%) PBX
2 13 (8.44%) RANAP
2 13 (8.44%) RTP
2 13 (8.44%) UMTS
2 13 (8.44%) VoIP
3 10 (6.49%) GGSN
3 10 (6.49%) MGW
3 10 (6.49%) SGSN
4 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.30%) HTTP
5 2 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.65%) DVB
6 1 (0.65%) Modbus
6 1 (0.65%) Profibus
6 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.95%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.30%) Big Data
3 2 (1.30%) Redis
4 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.65%) GIS
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.65%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 20 (12.99%) GDB
2 17 (11.04%) Visual Studio
3 15 (9.74%) Subversion
4 14 (9.09%) GCC
4 14 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (8.44%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (8.44%) Trac
6 11 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.90%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.95%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.30%) Android Studio
10 2 (1.30%) JIRA
11 1 (0.65%) JUnit
11 1 (0.65%) NuGet
11 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (9.74%) Electronics
2 13 (8.44%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.84%) Finance
4 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.60%) Avionics
5 4 (2.60%) Games
6 3 (1.95%) Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Military
7 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 33 (21.43%) STL
3 11 (7.14%) .NET
4 10 (6.49%) Qt
5 7 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (3.90%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (3.25%) MFC
7 5 (3.25%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (3.25%) WPF
8 4 (2.60%) XML
9 3 (1.95%) OpenGL
9 3 (1.95%) Spring
10 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.30%) EJB
10 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.30%) J2EE
10 2 (1.30%) Java EE
10 2 (1.30%) REST
10 2 (1.30%) WCF
10 2 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Algorithms
1 11 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.84%) RIA
3 8 (5.19%) NHS
4 7 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.90%) Fintech
6 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.25%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.95%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.30%) STB
9 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (48.05%) Linux
2 29 (18.83%) Unix
3 28 (18.18%) Windows
4 6 (3.90%) Android
5 5 (3.25%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.95%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.30%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.30%) Solaris
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (98.70%) Software Engineering
2 53 (34.42%) OO
3 51 (33.12%) Multithreading
4 30 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (17.53%) UML
6 17 (11.04%) Integration Testing
7 16 (10.39%) OOD
7 16 (10.39%) SDLC
8 15 (9.74%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.44%) Cross-Platform Development
10 11 (7.14%) Scrum
11 9 (5.84%) TDD
12 8 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.19%) High Availability
13 7 (4.55%) Coaching
13 7 (4.55%) Low Latency
13 7 (4.55%) Mathematics
14 6 (3.90%) BDD
14 6 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 154 (100.00%) C++
2 66 (42.86%) C
3 33 (21.43%) C#
4 32 (20.78%) Java
5 26 (16.88%) SQL
6 22 (14.29%) Perl
7 14 (9.09%) Python
8 12 (7.79%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.84%) Embedded C++
10 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.90%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.95%) Ada
12 3 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.30%) ANSI C
13 2 (1.30%) Rust
13 2 (1.30%) SPARQL
13 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.30%) VB
13 2 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (26.62%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.30%) PhD
6 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) MISRA
2 3 (1.95%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.95%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Oracle
2 13 (8.44%) Cisco
3 11 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.95%) Sybase
5 2 (1.30%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.65%) Apple
6 1 (0.65%) Luciad
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
Poole
Spectrum IT
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Spectrum IT
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