The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
England / South West
Rank 119 117 130
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 18 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.79% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.82% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Median daily rate £365 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +27.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 11
Median hourly rate £44.25 £42.75 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +16.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £46.30
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 the South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 2798 2981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.30% 96.45% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1806 1862
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
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 West

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

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

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the South West

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

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Gloucestershire +1 5 £500 +53.84% 1
Somerset 0 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £325 - 4
Wiltshire -4 2 £365 - 2
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) C++
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (45.45%) C
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (36.36%) UML
4 11 (33.33%) OO
4 11 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Java
6 9 (27.27%) Linux
6 9 (27.27%) Embedded C++
7 6 (18.18%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) Time Management
9 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
9 4 (12.12%) RIA
9 4 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (12.12%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 3 (9.09%) MISRA C
10 3 (9.09%) MISRA
10 3 (9.09%) Lua
10 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (6.06%) Java EE
11 2 (6.06%) Degree

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (6.06%) Apache Pig
1 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) Modbus
3 1 (3.03%) RS-485
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (12.12%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.06%) GDB
2 2 (6.06%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.06%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) EJB
1 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
1 2 (6.06%) J2EE
1 2 (6.06%) Java EE
1 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
1 2 (6.06%) Spring
1 2 (6.06%) STL
2 1 (3.03%) COM+
2 1 (3.03%) DCOM
2 1 (3.03%) LINQ
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) RIA
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) OpenWrt
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (36.36%) UML
3 11 (33.33%) OO
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Time Management
6 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
6 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) Coaching
8 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.06%) Mobile Development
8 2 (6.06%) Open Source
8 2 (6.06%) SDLC
8 2 (6.06%) User Stories
9 1 (3.03%) MVC
9 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (45.45%) C
3 11 (33.33%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) Embedded C++
4 9 (27.27%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Lua
7 2 (6.06%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.06%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) SQL
8 1 (3.03%) Delphi
8 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) VB6
8 1 (3.03%) VBScript
8 1 (3.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) MISRA
1 3 (9.09%) MISRA C
2 2 (6.06%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) BusyBox
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) EMC
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Renesas
1 1 (3.03%) VMware
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago