The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
England / London
Rank 378 415 402
Rank change year-on-year +37 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 22 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.059% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.062% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 7
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Heathrow +1 10 £360 +2.85%
City of London - 6 £488 - 2
New Malden - 3 - -
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) C++
1 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (70.59%) Linux
3 22 (64.71%) Unix
4 18 (52.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 18 (52.94%) C
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 17 (50.00%) Multithreading
6 15 (44.12%) Oracle
7 14 (41.18%) STL
7 14 (41.18%) Java
7 14 (41.18%) Perl
8 8 (23.53%) C#
9 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (14.71%) NHS
11 5 (14.71%) WPF
12 4 (11.76%) Low Latency
12 4 (11.76%) High Availability
12 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 4 (11.76%) XML
12 4 (11.76%) OOD
12 4 (11.76%) .NET
12 4 (11.76%) MFC
12 4 (11.76%) Windows
12 4 (11.76%) OO
12 4 (11.76%) TDD
13 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
1 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (41.18%) STL
3 5 (14.71%) WPF
4 4 (11.76%) .NET
4 4 (11.76%) MFC
4 4 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (5.88%) Qt
5 2 (5.88%) REST
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.94%) JMS
6 1 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) NHS
2 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.88%) Fintech
3 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Unix
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) High Availability
5 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Low Latency
5 4 (11.76%) OO
5 4 (11.76%) OOD
5 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.88%) RDF
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.94%) CAD
8 1 (2.94%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C++
2 18 (52.94%) C
2 18 (52.94%) SQL
3 14 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) Perl
4 8 (23.53%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
5 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) SPARQL
6 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Sybase