The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
UK
Rank 490 550 547
Rank change year-on-year +60 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 93 90 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 42
Median daily rate £360 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +11.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 20
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £17.45 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £47.50 £50.00
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £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

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +58 86 £360 +2.85% 75
London +40 21 £360 +2.85% 9
South East +2 20 £325 -4.41% 20
South West -1 18 £365 +12.30% 11
Surrey +1 11 £350 -9.67% 3
Camberley - 10 - - 1
East of England +3 9 £325 -7.14% 20
Heathrow +1 9 £360 +2.85%
North West +26 8 £301 -36.57% 6
Hertfordshire - 6 - - 1
City of London - 6 £488 - 2
Lancashire +20 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire +1 5 £500 +53.84% 1
Somerset 0 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £325 - 4
Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 4
Hampshire +11 4 £325 +10.16% 7
Yeovil +5 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
Wales +3 3 - - 2
Preston -1 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 £325 - 15
New Malden - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £163 - 4
Cheshire - 3 £301 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 17
Scotland +22 2 £325 - 2
Swindon 0 2 £365 -
East Midlands -3 2 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 156 (100.00%) C++
2 155 (99.36%) Software Engineering
3 75 (48.08%) Linux
4 64 (41.03%) C
5 54 (34.62%) OO
6 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
7 42 (26.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 41 (26.28%) STL
9 40 (25.64%) C#
9 40 (25.64%) Multithreading
10 39 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (24.36%) SC Cleared
12 35 (22.44%) UML
13 28 (17.95%) Java
14 27 (17.31%) Windows
15 26 (16.67%) Subversion
16 25 (16.03%) GDB
17 24 (15.38%) Unix
18 23 (14.74%) GCC
19 22 (14.10%) Asterisk PBX
19 22 (14.10%) LTE
19 22 (14.10%) RANAP
19 22 (14.10%) SQL
19 22 (14.10%) GSM
19 22 (14.10%) PBX
19 22 (14.10%) UMTS
19 22 (14.10%) VoIP
19 22 (14.10%) Cisco
19 22 (14.10%) Telecoms
19 22 (14.10%) RTP

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.28%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Simulink
2 4 (2.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.64%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (14.10%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (14.10%) GSM
1 22 (14.10%) LTE
1 22 (14.10%) PBX
1 22 (14.10%) RANAP
1 22 (14.10%) RTP
1 22 (14.10%) UMTS
1 22 (14.10%) VoIP
2 14 (8.97%) Wireshark
3 7 (4.49%) GGSN
3 7 (4.49%) MGW
3 7 (4.49%) SGSN
3 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.92%) Wireless
5 2 (1.28%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.28%) Firewall
5 2 (1.28%) HTTP
5 2 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Big Data
2 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.28%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.64%) GIS
4 1 (0.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.64%) SQLite
4 1 (0.64%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 26 (16.67%) Subversion
2 25 (16.03%) GDB
3 23 (14.74%) GCC
4 22 (14.10%) Trac
5 13 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
7 10 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.21%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.56%) JIRA
11 2 (1.28%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.28%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.64%) Ant
12 1 (0.64%) Gradle
12 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.64%) JUnit
12 1 (0.64%) NuGet
12 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (14.10%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.77%) Finance
4 8 (5.13%) Electronics
5 6 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.92%) Avionics
6 3 (1.92%) Games
7 2 (1.28%) Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Front Office
7 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Military
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 41 (26.28%) STL
3 12 (7.69%) Qt
4 11 (7.05%) .NET
5 9 (5.77%) XML
6 8 (5.13%) WPF
7 6 (3.85%) MFC
8 5 (3.21%) Web Services
9 4 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (2.56%) Unreal Engine
10 3 (1.92%) EJB
10 3 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.92%) Java EE
10 3 (1.92%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.28%) ATL
11 2 (1.28%) LINQ
11 2 (1.28%) QML
11 2 (1.28%) Spring
11 2 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) RIA
2 6 (3.85%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.21%) Device Driver
3 5 (3.21%) NHS
4 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.28%) Fintech
4 2 (1.28%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.28%) User Experience
4 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 75 (48.08%) Linux
2 27 (17.31%) Windows
3 24 (15.38%) Unix
4 7 (4.49%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.85%) Android
6 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.92%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.64%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (99.36%) Software Engineering
2 54 (34.62%) OO
3 40 (25.64%) Multithreading
4 39 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (22.44%) UML
6 22 (14.10%) Cross-Platform Development
7 18 (11.54%) Scrum
8 16 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 15 (9.62%) High Availability
10 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.69%) TDD
11 10 (6.41%) OOA/OOD
11 10 (6.41%) SDLC
12 8 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.13%) OOD
13 7 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (4.49%) OOP
14 6 (3.85%) Low Latency
14 6 (3.85%) Mathematics
15 5 (3.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 156 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (41.03%) C
3 40 (25.64%) C#
4 28 (17.95%) Java
5 22 (14.10%) SQL
6 19 (12.18%) Perl
7 17 (10.90%) Embedded C++
8 14 (8.97%) Embedded C
9 11 (7.05%) Python
10 10 (6.41%) MATLAB
11 8 (5.13%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.92%) Ada
12 3 (1.92%) Lua
12 3 (1.92%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.28%) ANSI C
13 2 (1.28%) SPARQL
13 2 (1.28%) VB
13 2 (1.28%) VB6
14 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 38 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.21%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) MISRA
2 3 (1.92%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.28%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.28%) Docker
2 2 (1.28%) Firmware
2 2 (1.28%) KVM
2 2 (1.28%) LXC
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Cisco
2 15 (9.62%) Oracle
3 8 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.28%) Brocade
5 2 (1.28%) CA
5 2 (1.28%) QNX
5 2 (1.28%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.28%) Sybase
5 2 (1.28%) Vyatta
6 1 (0.64%) EMC
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) Renesas
6 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 13 days ago