The median contractor rate for a C++ Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 594 570
Rank change year-on-year +84 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 77 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 44
Median daily rate £400 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £309 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £398 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £300
% change year-on-year +16.43% +21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +11.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £38.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.55% +11.87%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 +59 66 £370 +5.71% 76
South East +42 19 £325 -10.95% 23
South West +13 18 £425 +25.92% 12
London 0 16 £370 +8.82% 9
Gloucestershire +15 9 £425 +30.76%
Hampshire +9 7 £428 +26.66% 3
Heathrow 0 7 £370 +9.62%
North West +29 6 - - 4
Belfast - 6 £446 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £446 -
County Antrim - 6 £446 -
Scotland +45 5 £375 +66.66% 3
Surrey +2 5 - - 9
Bristol -4 5 - - 8
Tewkesbury -6 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 5 - -
City of London - 5 £525 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £375 - 2
East of England -7 3 - - 24
Fareham - 3 - -
Camberley - 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Cheshire +24 2 - - 1
Warrington +23 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £428 -
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 21
North East +66 1 - - 1
Dorset +9 1 £348 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 172 (100.00%) C++
2 170 (98.84%) Software Engineering
3 79 (45.93%) Linux
4 77 (44.77%) C
5 59 (34.30%) Multithreading
6 56 (32.56%) OO
7 44 (25.58%) Security Cleared
8 39 (22.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 38 (22.09%) STL
10 37 (21.51%) SC Cleared
11 36 (20.93%) Windows
12 33 (19.19%) Unix
12 33 (19.19%) C#
13 32 (18.60%) Java
14 31 (18.02%) SQL
14 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (17.44%) UML
16 23 (13.37%) Perl
17 22 (12.79%) Visual Studio
18 20 (11.63%) GDB
19 19 (11.05%) Wireshark
20 18 (10.47%) Oracle
21 17 (9.88%) SDLC
21 17 (9.88%) Integration Testing
22 16 (9.30%) OOD
23 15 (8.72%) Python
23 15 (8.72%) Electronics
23 15 (8.72%) Finance
23 15 (8.72%) Configuration Management
23 15 (8.72%) Subversion

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 2 (1.16%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.16%) Kinematics
1 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Simulink
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.05%) Wireshark
2 13 (7.56%) Asterisk PBX
2 13 (7.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 13 (7.56%) GSM
2 13 (7.56%) LTE
2 13 (7.56%) PBX
2 13 (7.56%) RANAP
2 13 (7.56%) RTP
2 13 (7.56%) UMTS
2 13 (7.56%) VoIP
3 10 (5.81%) GGSN
3 10 (5.81%) MGW
3 10 (5.81%) SGSN
4 9 (5.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.74%) VPN
6 2 (1.16%) HTTP
6 2 (1.16%) Internet
6 2 (1.16%) IPsec
6 2 (1.16%) L2TP
7 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.16%) Big Data
3 2 (1.16%) Redis
4 1 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.58%) GIS
4 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 22 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.63%) GDB
3 15 (8.72%) Subversion
4 14 (8.14%) GCC
4 14 (8.14%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (7.56%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (7.56%) Trac
6 11 (6.40%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.49%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.91%) CppUnit
8 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.74%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.16%) Android Studio
10 2 (1.16%) JIRA
11 1 (0.58%) JUnit
11 1 (0.58%) NuGet
11 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (8.72%) Electronics
1 15 (8.72%) Finance
2 13 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.65%) Front Office
4 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.33%) Avionics
5 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Games
6 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Military
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 38 (22.09%) STL
3 11 (6.40%) .NET
4 10 (5.81%) Qt
5 7 (4.07%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (3.49%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (2.91%) MFC
7 5 (2.91%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (2.91%) WPF
8 4 (2.33%) XML
9 3 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.74%) OpenGL
9 3 (1.74%) Spring
10 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.16%) EJB
10 2 (1.16%) J2EE
10 2 (1.16%) Java EE
10 2 (1.16%) REST
10 2 (1.16%) WCF
10 2 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) Algorithms
2 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.23%) RIA
4 8 (4.65%) Device Driver
4 8 (4.65%) NHS
5 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.49%) Fintech
7 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.91%) Equities
8 4 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.74%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.16%) STB
11 1 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.58%) iPad
11 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.58%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (45.93%) Linux
2 36 (20.93%) Windows
3 33 (19.19%) Unix
4 6 (3.49%) Android
4 6 (3.49%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.74%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (98.84%) Software Engineering
2 59 (34.30%) Multithreading
3 56 (32.56%) OO
4 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (17.44%) UML
6 17 (9.88%) Integration Testing
6 17 (9.88%) SDLC
7 16 (9.30%) OOD
8 15 (8.72%) Configuration Management
9 13 (7.56%) Cross-Platform Development
10 11 (6.40%) Scrum
11 10 (5.81%) Coaching
11 10 (5.81%) Low Latency
12 9 (5.23%) TDD
12 9 (5.23%) Unit Testing
13 8 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.65%) High Availability
14 7 (4.07%) Mathematics
14 7 (4.07%) OOA/OOD
14 7 (4.07%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) C++
2 77 (44.77%) C
3 33 (19.19%) C#
4 32 (18.60%) Java
5 31 (18.02%) SQL
6 23 (13.37%) Perl
7 15 (8.72%) Python
8 13 (7.56%) Embedded C++
9 12 (6.98%) MATLAB
10 10 (5.81%) Embedded C
11 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.74%) Ada
12 3 (1.74%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.16%) ANSI C
13 2 (1.16%) Rust
13 2 (1.16%) SPARQL
13 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.16%) VB
13 2 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) Degree
4 3 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) PhD
6 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) MISRA
2 3 (1.74%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.74%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.58%) Firmware
1 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (10.47%) Oracle
2 13 (7.56%) Cisco
3 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.74%) Sybase
5 2 (1.16%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.58%) Apple
6 1 (0.58%) Luciad
6 1 (0.58%) VMware
6 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
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