Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 186 194
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 29 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
South West median daily rate £310 £433 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.32% +42.39% -15.63%
10th Percentile £305 £356 £283
90th Percentile £369 £445 £359
England median daily rate £370 £360 £346
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.97% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +29.23% -10.71%
10th Percentile £39.23 £32.38 £30.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.20 £42.00
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 the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 24 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
Bristol -4 12 £375 +15.38% 3
Dorset - 8 £348 - 4
Gloucestershire +10 1 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 - - 1
Somerset -5 1 - -
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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

1 29 (100.00%) C++
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (68.97%) Linux
3 15 (51.72%) UML
4 14 (48.28%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (44.83%) Degree
5 13 (44.83%) Computer Science
5 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) C
6 12 (41.38%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (37.93%) GDB
7 11 (37.93%) Wireshark
8 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
9 9 (31.03%) Java
10 7 (24.14%) Data Extraction
10 7 (24.14%) NetBeans
10 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
10 7 (24.14%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
11 6 (20.69%) Electronics
11 6 (20.69%) Validation
11 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
11 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) Qt
14 2 (6.90%) Automotive
15 1 (3.45%) Military
15 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
15 1 (3.45%) Finance

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (41.38%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (37.93%) GDB
4 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
4 7 (24.14%) NetBeans
4 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Qt
2 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.45%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) UML
3 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
4 7 (24.14%) Data Extraction
4 7 (24.14%) OO
5 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
5 6 (20.69%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) DoDAF
6 1 (3.45%) HOOD
6 1 (3.45%) IDEF
6 1 (3.45%) MODAF
6 1 (3.45%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.45%) OOD
6 1 (3.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (44.83%) C
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Ada
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
1 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree