The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 91 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing C++ 115 172 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.12% 2.88% 3.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.08% 6.89% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 151 171
Average daily rate
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£575 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £54.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
C++
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2264 2497 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.73% 41.77% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1963 2082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 26
Average hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

C++
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the City of London region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the City of London region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 154 (52.92%) Java
2 110 (37.80%) C#
3 104 (35.74%) Linux
4 85 (29.21%) SQL
5 78 (26.80%) Finance
6 72 (24.74%) Multithreading
7 69 (23.71%) OO
8 67 (23.02%) Python
9 66 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (20.96%) Banking
11 59 (20.27%) Windows
12 57 (19.59%) Low Latency
12 57 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
13 54 (18.56%) UNIX
13 54 (18.56%) Front Office
14 50 (17.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 49 (16.84%) OOP
16 41 (14.09%) .NET
17 38 (13.06%) Derivative
18 36 (12.37%) Oracle
19 33 (11.34%) Degree
20 32 (11.00%) Computer Science
21 30 (10.31%) C
22 25 (8.59%) Investment Banking
23 24 (8.25%) SQL Server
24 23 (7.90%) Sybase
24 23 (7.90%) JavaScript
24 23 (7.90%) XML
24 23 (7.90%) Grid Computing
24 23 (7.90%) Fixed Income

C++
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.41%) Tomcat
1 7 (2.41%) IIS
2 5 (1.72%) Apache
3 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.03%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Maya
2 3 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) ION MarketView
1 3 (1.03%) Summit
2 2 (0.69%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) HFM
3 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.72%) Firewall
1 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.37%) HTTP
3 3 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.69%) Multicast
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) SAN
5 1 (0.34%) CTI
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.15%) Big Data
3 13 (4.47%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.06%) KDB
6 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.03%) MySQL
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.69%) HBase
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.34%) QlikView
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Essbase
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.47%) Subversion
4 11 (3.78%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.41%) Xcode
6 6 (2.06%) JIRA
7 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.72%) Maven
7 5 (1.72%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.37%) Ant
8 4 (1.37%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (1.37%) Gradle
8 4 (1.37%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.03%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.03%) Selenium
9 3 (1.03%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (26.80%) Finance
2 61 (20.96%) Banking
3 54 (18.56%) Front Office
4 25 (8.59%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.06%) Games
8 3 (1.03%) Avionics
8 3 (1.03%) Automotive
9 2 (0.69%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 203 (69.76%) Developer
2 102 (35.05%) C++ Developer
3 43 (14.78%) Java Developer
4 18 (6.19%) C# Developer
5 17 (5.84%) Python Developer
6 16 (5.50%) C++/C# Developer
7 15 (5.15%) Quantitative Developer
8 14 (4.81%) C++/Java Developer
9 13 (4.47%) Architect
9 13 (4.47%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Programmer
11 9 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.75%) Junior
12 8 (2.75%) Junior Developer
13 7 (2.41%) Data Scientist
13 7 (2.41%) iOS Developer
13 7 (2.41%) Analyst
14 6 (2.06%) Android Developer
15 5 (1.72%) Systems Engineer
16 4 (1.37%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.09%) .NET
2 23 (7.90%) XML
3 15 (5.15%) JSON
4 14 (4.81%) STL
5 13 (4.47%) FIX Protocol
6 12 (4.12%) HTML
7 11 (3.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (3.78%) Web Services
8 10 (3.44%) Middleware
8 10 (3.44%) REST
9 7 (2.41%) Ultra Messaging
9 7 (2.41%) SOAP
10 6 (2.06%) CSS
10 6 (2.06%) RESTful
10 6 (2.06%) WCF
11 5 (1.72%) Android SDK
11 5 (1.72%) iOS SDK
11 5 (1.72%) WPF
12 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.37%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (17.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (13.06%) Derivative
4 32 (11.00%) Computer Science
5 23 (7.90%) Grid Computing
5 23 (7.90%) Fixed Income
6 22 (7.56%) Mathematics
7 17 (5.84%) Equities
8 14 (4.81%) Credit Risk
9 12 (4.12%) Algorithms
10 9 (3.09%) Market Risk
10 9 (3.09%) Spread Betting
11 8 (2.75%) Statistics
12 7 (2.41%) Biometrics
13 6 (2.06%) Open Source
13 6 (2.06%) Physics
14 5 (1.72%) User Experience
15 3 (1.03%) Video on Demand
15 3 (1.03%) EMC Centera
15 3 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 104 (35.74%) Linux
2 59 (20.27%) Windows
3 54 (18.56%) UNIX
4 13 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.12%) Android
6 8 (2.75%) Solaris
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.69%) VMS
8 2 (0.69%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.74%) Multithreading
2 69 (23.71%) OO
3 66 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (19.59%) Low Latency
5 49 (16.84%) OOP
6 22 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (6.19%) TDD
8 16 (5.50%) E-Commerce
8 16 (5.50%) Analytics
9 14 (4.81%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.78%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (3.44%) Software Engineering
11 10 (3.44%) Unit Testing
11 10 (3.44%) Algorithmic Trading
11 10 (3.44%) Test Automation
12 8 (2.75%) Validation
12 8 (2.75%) Data Analysis
12 8 (2.75%) iOS Development
12 8 (2.75%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 154 (52.92%) Java
2 110 (37.80%) C#
3 85 (29.21%) SQL
4 67 (23.02%) Python
5 30 (10.31%) C
6 23 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.50%) Perl
8 11 (3.78%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.09%) VB
10 8 (2.75%) R
11 7 (2.41%) Lua
11 7 (2.41%) VBA
12 6 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.72%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.72%) Ruby
13 5 (1.72%) PHP
14 4 (1.37%) VC++
14 4 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (11.34%) Degree
2 10 (3.44%) SC Cleared
2 10 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.06%) PhD
4 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) COREP
2 2 (0.69%) FINREP
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.37%) yum
3 4 (1.37%) Puppet
4 3 (1.03%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.34%) Control-M
5 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (12.37%) Oracle
2 23 (7.90%) Sybase
3 16 (5.50%) TIBCO
4 8 (2.75%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.75%) ION Trading
5 7 (2.41%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.41%) Perforce
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.37%) Fidessa
6 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.37%) Appcelerator
6 4 (1.37%) Talarian
7 3 (1.03%) Solace
7 3 (1.03%) EMC
7 3 (1.03%) Informatica
7 3 (1.03%) Reuters
8 2 (0.69%) Radianz
8 2 (0.69%) Google
8 2 (0.69%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.69%) DevExpress
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