Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 736 702
Rank change year-on-year +37 -34 +25
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 138 118 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 63 92
England median daily rate £365 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £263
90th Percentile £536 £420 £432
UK median daily rate £370 £360 £343
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.11% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 53
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £33.38 £35.83 £31.50
90th Percentile £51.62 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +15.85% +9.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86600 92614 98912
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.82% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57457 61001 63929
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2543 2962 3826
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.13
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 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
South East +15 37 £425 +30.77% 29
South West +29 33 £310 -29.55% 5
East of England -6 27 £325 - 29
London -6 21 £370 +5.71% 6
North of England +93 18 £350 -10.26% 6
North West +33 9 £415 +6.41%
North East - 8 £350 - 1
Midlands +26 2 £470 +30.56% 1
West Midlands +19 1 £390 +8.33%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 136 (98.55%) Software Engineering
3 77 (55.80%) Linux
4 59 (42.75%) C
5 36 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 35 (25.36%) OO
7 34 (24.64%) UML
7 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
8 31 (22.46%) Multithreading
9 27 (19.57%) Windows
9 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
11 23 (16.67%) Degree
12 22 (15.94%) Computer Science
12 22 (15.94%) Rational DOORS
12 22 (15.94%) Electronics
12 22 (15.94%) C#
12 22 (15.94%) Java
13 20 (14.49%) Scrum
14 19 (13.77%) STL
14 19 (13.77%) GDB
14 19 (13.77%) Wireshark
15 18 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 18 (13.04%) Python
15 18 (13.04%) Embedded C++
16 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
17 16 (11.59%) SQL
18 15 (10.87%) Unix
19 14 (10.14%) Embedded C
20 12 (8.70%) Finance

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 (1.45%) Kinematics
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Simulink
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.77%) Wireshark
2 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (6.52%) Wireless
4 7 (5.07%) Asterisk PBX
4 7 (5.07%) Diameter Protocol
4 7 (5.07%) GGSN
4 7 (5.07%) GSM
4 7 (5.07%) LTE
4 7 (5.07%) MGW
4 7 (5.07%) PBX
4 7 (5.07%) RANAP
4 7 (5.07%) RTP
4 7 (5.07%) SGSN
4 7 (5.07%) UMTS
4 7 (5.07%) VoIP
5 4 (2.90%) Internet
6 3 (2.17%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.45%) Redis
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) DTS
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
2 22 (15.94%) Rational DOORS
3 19 (13.77%) GDB
4 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
5 11 (7.97%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.80%) GCC
7 7 (5.07%) NetBeans
7 7 (5.07%) Subversion
7 7 (5.07%) Trac
8 2 (1.45%) NUnit
9 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.72%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.72%) CMake
9 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.72%) Gradle
9 1 (0.72%) Hudson
9 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.72%) JIRA
9 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (15.94%) Electronics
2 12 (8.70%) Finance
3 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Automotive
5 3 (2.17%) Military
6 2 (1.45%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.72%) Avionics
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.77%) STL
2 18 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (7.25%) .NET
4 7 (5.07%) HTML
4 7 (5.07%) MFC
4 7 (5.07%) Qt
4 7 (5.07%) WPF
5 4 (2.90%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (1.45%) JSON
7 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.45%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.45%) WinForms
7 2 (1.45%) XML
8 1 (0.72%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.72%) JMS
8 1 (0.72%) Swing
8 1 (0.72%) WSDL
8 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (5.07%) Device Driver
4 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Fintech
6 2 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) EMV
7 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) RIA
7 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 77 (55.80%) Linux
2 27 (19.57%) Windows
3 15 (10.87%) Unix
4 10 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.17%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Debian
6 1 (0.72%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 35 (25.36%) OO
3 34 (24.64%) UML
4 31 (22.46%) Multithreading
5 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (14.49%) Scrum
7 11 (7.97%) Integration Testing
8 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.25%) Mathematics
8 10 (7.25%) OOD
8 10 (7.25%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.80%) SDLC
9 8 (5.80%) TDD
10 7 (5.07%) Cross-Platform Development
10 7 (5.07%) Data Extraction
10 7 (5.07%) Device Driver Development
10 7 (5.07%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.35%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 59 (42.75%) C
3 22 (15.94%) C#
3 22 (15.94%) Java
4 18 (13.04%) Embedded C++
4 18 (13.04%) Python
5 16 (11.59%) SQL
6 14 (10.14%) Embedded C
7 10 (7.25%) Perl
8 8 (5.80%) Ada
8 8 (5.80%) MATLAB
9 6 (4.35%) R
10 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.45%) Rust
12 2 (1.45%) VB
13 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.72%) Groovy
13 1 (0.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) MISRA
2 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Oracle
2 7 (5.07%) Cisco
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.45%) NVIDIA
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.72%) Sybase
5 1 (0.72%) Twitter