Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies 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++
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 745 758 718
Rank change year-on-year +13 -40 +53
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 151 128 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 92
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +3.97% -1.07%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £276
90th Percentile £525 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -3.13% +10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 52 54
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +4.46% -4.27%
10th Percentile £39.00 £35.78 £32.38
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.08 £50.00
UK excluding London 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. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

C++ Software Engineer
Top 15 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 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
England +20 143 £370 +2.78% 89
UK excluding London +66 133 £349 -3.13% 86
South East +4 39 £428 +42.50% 28
East of England +24 34 £325 - 30
South West +9 29 £310 -28.32% 8
North of England +67 18 £350 -21.35% 10
London -19 18 £370 +5.71% 9
North East - 10 £350 - 1
North West +28 7 £415 -6.74% 4
Scotland +7 7 £325 -23.53% 4
Midlands +21 5 £398 +10.42% 4
West Midlands +9 4 £398 +10.42% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £433 -

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

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 featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 151 (100.00%) C++
2 150 (99.34%) Software Engineering
3 83 (54.97%) Linux
4 61 (40.40%) C
5 38 (25.17%) UML
6 36 (23.84%) Multithreading
7 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
8 30 (19.87%) OO
9 29 (19.21%) Windows
9 29 (19.21%) SC Cleared
10 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (16.56%) Rational Rhapsody
12 24 (15.89%) C#
13 23 (15.23%) STL
13 23 (15.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 23 (15.23%) Rational DOORS
13 23 (15.23%) Degree
13 23 (15.23%) Computer Science
14 22 (14.57%) GDB
15 21 (13.91%) Wireshark
16 20 (13.25%) Java
16 20 (13.25%) Scrum
17 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
17 19 (12.58%) Python
18 18 (11.92%) Electronics
19 17 (11.26%) Embedded C++
19 17 (11.26%) SQL
20 15 (9.93%) Mathematics
21 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
21 14 (9.27%) Embedded Linux

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (0.66%) Kinematics
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Simulink
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.91%) Wireshark
2 12 (7.95%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.28%) GSM
4 10 (6.62%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (6.62%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (6.62%) GGSN
4 10 (6.62%) LTE
4 10 (6.62%) MGW
4 10 (6.62%) PBX
4 10 (6.62%) RANAP
4 10 (6.62%) RTP
4 10 (6.62%) SGSN
4 10 (6.62%) UMTS
4 10 (6.62%) VoIP
4 10 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (5.30%) Wireless
6 4 (2.65%) Internet
7 3 (1.99%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.99%) SQLite
4 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.32%) MySQL
4 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Redis
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) DTS
5 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Rational Rhapsody
2 23 (15.23%) Rational DOORS
3 22 (14.57%) GDB
4 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
5 12 (7.95%) GCC
6 10 (6.62%) Subversion
6 10 (6.62%) Trac
7 8 (5.30%) Eclipse
8 7 (4.64%) NetBeans
9 4 (2.65%) NUnit
10 2 (1.32%) git-flow
10 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.66%) Buildbot
11 1 (0.66%) CMake
11 1 (0.66%) Gradle
11 1 (0.66%) Hudson
11 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.66%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.66%) VectorCAST
General
1 18 (11.92%) Electronics
2 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.61%) Finance
4 10 (6.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.65%) Automotive
6 3 (1.99%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.99%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Avionics
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 23 (15.23%) STL
2 12 (7.95%) .NET
3 10 (6.62%) Qt
4 9 (5.96%) WPF
5 7 (4.64%) MFC
6 6 (3.97%) HTML
7 4 (2.65%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.65%) QML
7 4 (2.65%) WinForms
8 3 (1.99%) gRPC
8 3 (1.99%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.99%) Qt Quick
9 2 (1.32%) Ext JS
9 2 (1.32%) JSON
9 2 (1.32%) Node.js
9 2 (1.32%) WebSockets
9 2 (1.32%) XML
10 1 (0.66%) Java EE
10 1 (0.66%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.23%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.95%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (5.30%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) CCTV
7 1 (0.66%) CUDA
7 1 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.66%) EMV
7 1 (0.66%) Equities
7 1 (0.66%) Fintech
7 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Life Science
7 1 (0.66%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.66%) RIA
7 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 83 (54.97%) Linux
2 29 (19.21%) Windows
3 14 (9.27%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (7.95%) Unix
5 2 (1.32%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (99.34%) Software Engineering
2 38 (25.17%) UML
3 36 (23.84%) Multithreading
4 30 (19.87%) OO
5 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.25%) Scrum
7 15 (9.93%) Mathematics
8 12 (7.95%) Integration Testing
9 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.62%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.62%) Cross-Platform Development
10 10 (6.62%) OOD
10 10 (6.62%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.64%) Data Extraction
11 7 (4.64%) Device Driver Development
11 7 (4.64%) Programme Management
11 7 (4.64%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (4.64%) TDD
11 7 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 151 (100.00%) C++
2 61 (40.40%) C
3 24 (15.89%) C#
4 20 (13.25%) Java
5 19 (12.58%) Python
6 17 (11.26%) Embedded C++
6 17 (11.26%) SQL
7 13 (8.61%) Embedded C
8 11 (7.28%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.96%) Ada
10 8 (5.30%) Perl
11 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
12 6 (3.97%) R
13 5 (3.31%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.32%) Rust
14 2 (1.32%) VB
15 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.21%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.23%) Degree
4 7 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) MISRA
2 2 (1.32%) IEC 62304
2 2 (1.32%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (4.64%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (0.66%) KVM
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Ansible
1 1 (0.66%) Kibana
1 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (6.62%) Cisco
1 10 (6.62%) Oracle
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.66%) Apple
3 1 (0.66%) NVIDIA
3 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.66%) Sybase
3 1 (0.66%) Twitter
3 1 (0.66%) VMware