Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 587 579
Rank change year-on-year -26 -8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 19 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.065% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.068% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 19
London median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £336
90th Percentile £560 £375 £545
England median daily rate £370 £360 £343
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.11% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
London median hourly rate £47.67 £45.92 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +31.19% +1.45%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +15.85% +4.46% -4.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in London

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
West London -23 4 £370 +5.71% 3
Central London - 4 £563 - 2
South London -34 3 - -
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 London region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
3 10 (52.63%) Unix
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (36.84%) C
5 7 (36.84%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) STL
5 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) C#
8 4 (21.05%) Perl
8 4 (21.05%) Python
9 3 (15.79%) Presales
9 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.79%) Product Management
9 3 (15.79%) Feasibility Study
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) WPF
9 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) MFC
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 2 (10.53%) NHS
10 2 (10.53%) Internet
10 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence

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

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) 3G
2 1 (5.26%) 4G
2 1 (5.26%) GSM
2 1 (5.26%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (36.84%) STL
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.79%) MFC
3 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.26%) JNI
4 1 (5.26%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Unix
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Feasibility Study
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Presales
3 3 (15.79%) Product Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (5.26%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) C
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) Python
6 2 (10.53%) Rust
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) KVM
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase
2 1 (5.26%) VMware