The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
England / South East
Rank 227 235 226
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 20 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.35% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 20
Median daily rate £325 £340 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 5
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £11.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £47.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% -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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Surrey +10 11 £350 -9.67% 3
Hampshire +18 4 £325 +10.16% 5
Berkshire - 3 £163 - 4
Oxfordshire -5 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £325 -27.77% 1
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) C++
1 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (61.70%) Linux
3 27 (57.45%) OO
4 25 (53.19%) STL
4 25 (53.19%) Subversion
5 23 (48.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 23 (48.94%) GCC
5 23 (48.94%) GDB
6 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (46.81%) LTE
6 22 (46.81%) RANAP
6 22 (46.81%) Cisco
6 22 (46.81%) RTP
6 22 (46.81%) GSM
6 22 (46.81%) PBX
6 22 (46.81%) UMTS
6 22 (46.81%) VoIP
6 22 (46.81%) Telecoms
6 22 (46.81%) Trac
6 22 (46.81%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
7 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
7 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
8 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
8 12 (25.53%) C
8 12 (25.53%) C#
9 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
9 11 (23.40%) High Availability
10 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (46.81%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (46.81%) GSM
1 22 (46.81%) LTE
1 22 (46.81%) PBX
1 22 (46.81%) RANAP
1 22 (46.81%) RTP
1 22 (46.81%) UMTS
1 22 (46.81%) VoIP
2 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
3 7 (14.89%) GGSN
3 7 (14.89%) MGW
3 7 (14.89%) SGSN
4 2 (4.26%) IGMP
5 1 (2.13%) 802.15
5 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.13%) RFID
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (2.13%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) Subversion
2 23 (48.94%) GCC
2 23 (48.94%) GDB
3 22 (46.81%) Trac
4 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.13%) Ant
6 1 (2.13%) Gradle
6 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) NuGet
General
1 22 (46.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.51%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) STL
2 23 (48.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) ATL
5 2 (4.26%) Qt
5 2 (4.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (4.26%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (4.26%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) Java EE
6 1 (2.13%) LINQ
6 1 (2.13%) MFC
6 1 (2.13%) SignalR
6 1 (2.13%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (57.45%) OO
3 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
4 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
5 11 (23.40%) High Availability
6 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.15%) UML
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.51%) SysML
11 3 (6.38%) 3D Modelling
11 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.38%) TDD
12 2 (4.26%) BDD
12 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Open Source
12 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
12 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
12 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (25.53%) C
2 12 (25.53%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) Ada
3 4 (8.51%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) QNX
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Xamarin
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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TRG
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