The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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++
England > London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 410 421
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 15 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.10% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 12
London median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.85%  
10th Percentile £313 £283 £333
90th Percentile £538 £428 £424
England median daily rate £370 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +5.71% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
London median hourly rate £42.50 - £36.25
10th Percentile £38.75 - £35.13
90th Percentile £46.25 - £38.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 19728 20608 22170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.25% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49226 53698 57849
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
10th Percentile £306 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £640 £631
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 758 1434
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £44.95 £52.17
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 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
Heathrow 0 7 £370 +9.62%
City of London - 4 £525 - 1
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) C++
2 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
3 28 (75.68%) Unix
4 26 (70.27%) Linux
5 23 (62.16%) Multithreading
6 21 (56.76%) SQL
7 20 (54.05%) C
8 19 (51.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 17 (45.95%) Oracle
10 16 (43.24%) STL
10 16 (43.24%) Java
10 16 (43.24%) Perl
11 9 (24.32%) OO
11 9 (24.32%) OOD
12 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (21.62%) NHS
12 8 (21.62%) High Availability
13 7 (18.92%) SDLC
13 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (18.92%) Data Structures
13 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
13 7 (18.92%) Low Latency
14 6 (16.22%) Fintech
14 6 (16.22%) Finance
14 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (13.51%) C#
16 4 (10.81%) Scrum
17 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
17 3 (8.11%) WPF
17 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.41%) Redis
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (51.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 16 (43.24%) STL
3 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) MFC
3 3 (8.11%) WPF
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.70%) JMS
5 1 (2.70%) Qt
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) NHS
2 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Data Structures
3 6 (16.22%) Fintech
4 3 (8.11%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Unix
2 26 (70.27%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 23 (62.16%) Multithreading
3 9 (24.32%) OO
3 9 (24.32%) OOD
4 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (21.62%) High Availability
5 7 (18.92%) Low Latency
5 7 (18.92%) SDLC
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Open Source
9 2 (5.41%) RDF
9 2 (5.41%) TDD
10 1 (2.70%) Android Development
10 1 (2.70%) BDD
10 1 (2.70%) Migration
10 1 (2.70%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (56.76%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) C
4 16 (43.24%) Java
4 16 (43.24%) Perl
5 5 (13.51%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.41%) Rust
7 2 (5.41%) SPARQL
8 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Sybase
3 1 (2.70%) Apple