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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 61 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 176 291 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.98% 4.01% 3.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.02% 9.02% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 224 200
Average daily rate
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£575 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% +59.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
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
2506 3227 3087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.52% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 2491 2376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.90 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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++.

1 130 (37.25%) Java
2 119 (34.10%) Python
3 116 (33.24%) Linux
4 108 (30.95%) C#
4 108 (30.95%) Banking
5 90 (25.79%) Front Office
6 89 (25.50%) Multithreading
7 88 (25.21%) SQL
8 83 (23.78%) UNIX
8 83 (23.78%) Finance
9 76 (21.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 75 (21.49%) Degree
11 65 (18.62%) Investment Banking
12 59 (16.91%) Analytics
13 57 (16.33%) Low Latency
14 56 (16.05%) Fixed Income
15 55 (15.76%) Windows
16 53 (15.19%) Perl
17 51 (14.61%) C
18 38 (10.89%) JavaScript
18 38 (10.89%) Software Engineering
18 38 (10.89%) Computer Science
19 37 (10.60%) Derivative
20 35 (10.03%) STL
21 34 (9.74%) Oracle
22 33 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (9.17%) Sybase
24 30 (8.60%) OO
24 30 (8.60%) TDD
25 29 (8.31%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (2.01%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.43%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (0.86%) Apache
4 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.57%) Node.js
5 2 (0.57%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) CICS
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Moodle
6 1 (0.29%) Drupal
6 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Office
1 3 (0.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.57%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.29%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) GIMP
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Front Arena
1 3 (0.86%) Summit
1 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.57%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) GitHub
1 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Force.com
2 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.43%) HTTP
3 4 (1.15%) Multicast
4 3 (0.86%) Firewall
4 3 (0.86%) DNS
4 3 (0.86%) VoIP
5 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.57%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.57%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) DSL
6 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.01%) KDB
3 12 (3.44%) Big Data
4 10 (2.87%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.58%) MySQL
6 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.43%) DataStage
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.86%) QlikView
10 3 (0.86%) SQLite
11 2 (0.57%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.44%) Subversion
2 10 (2.87%) Xcode
3 9 (2.58%) JUnit
4 8 (2.29%) Mockito
4 8 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.01%) Maven
6 5 (1.43%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.86%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.86%) Selenium
8 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.57%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.57%) NUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Bower
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 108 (30.95%) Banking
2 90 (25.79%) Front Office
3 83 (23.78%) Finance
4 65 (18.62%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.29%) Retail
6 6 (1.72%) Games
7 5 (1.43%) Legal
8 3 (0.86%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Electronics
9 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 272 (77.94%) Developer
2 136 (38.97%) C++ Developer
3 39 (11.17%) Java Developer
4 38 (10.89%) Quantitative Developer
5 32 (9.17%) Python Developer
6 29 (8.31%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 25 (7.16%) Analyst
8 18 (5.16%) iOS Developer
9 16 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.30%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.01%) Architect
12 12 (3.44%) Quantitative Analyst
13 11 (3.15%) C++/C# Developer
14 9 (2.58%) Software Engineer
15 8 (2.29%) Senior C++ Developer
16 7 (2.01%) Software Developer
16 7 (2.01%) Lead Developer
17 6 (1.72%) Qt Developer
18 5 (1.43%) Technical Analyst
18 5 (1.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.03%) STL
2 29 (8.31%) HTML
2 29 (8.31%) .NET
3 27 (7.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 22 (6.30%) XML
5 20 (5.73%) Spring
6 17 (4.87%) Web Services
7 14 (4.01%) FIX Protocol
7 14 (4.01%) JSON
8 12 (3.44%) WCF
9 11 (3.15%) Cocoa
10 10 (2.87%) Django
10 10 (2.87%) REST
10 10 (2.87%) HTML5
10 10 (2.87%) SOAP
11 9 (2.58%) CSS
11 9 (2.58%) iOS SDK
11 9 (2.58%) WPF
12 8 (2.29%) jQuery
12 8 (2.29%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 76 (21.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 56 (16.05%) Fixed Income
3 38 (10.89%) Computer Science
4 37 (10.60%) Derivative
5 29 (8.31%) Credit Risk
6 15 (4.30%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.87%) Credit Derivative
7 10 (2.87%) Grid Computing
8 9 (2.58%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (2.01%) Equities
10 7 (2.01%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.01%) Statistics
11 6 (1.72%) Physics
11 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.72%) Open Source
12 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.43%) iPhone
13 4 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (1.15%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.24%) Linux
2 83 (23.78%) UNIX
3 55 (15.76%) Windows
4 19 (5.44%) Apple iOS
5 17 (4.87%) Solaris
6 13 (3.72%) Android
7 3 (0.86%) Debian
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.57%) VME
8 2 (0.57%) MVS
8 2 (0.57%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.50%) Multithreading
2 59 (16.91%) Analytics
3 57 (16.33%) Low Latency
4 38 (10.89%) Software Engineering
5 33 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (8.60%) OO
6 30 (8.60%) TDD
7 26 (7.45%) Risk Management
8 19 (5.44%) Validation
9 18 (5.16%) iOS Development
10 15 (4.30%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 9 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.29%) Data Modelling
14 7 (2.01%) Workflow
14 7 (2.01%) Scrum
14 7 (2.01%) Project Management
14 7 (2.01%) Monte Carlo Method
14 7 (2.01%) BDD
15 6 (1.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (37.25%) Java
2 119 (34.10%) Python
3 108 (30.95%) C#
4 88 (25.21%) SQL
5 53 (15.19%) Perl
6 51 (14.61%) C
7 38 (10.89%) JavaScript
8 22 (6.30%) Shell Script
9 15 (4.30%) Objective-C
9 15 (4.30%) VBA
9 15 (4.30%) PHP
10 13 (3.72%) Scala
11 12 (3.44%) Ruby
12 11 (3.15%) VB
13 6 (1.72%) R
14 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.86%) VB6
15 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.86%) F#
15 3 (0.86%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 75 (21.49%) Degree
2 19 (5.44%) PhD
3 3 (0.86%) MBA
4 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.29%) MCSD
5 1 (0.29%) HND
5 1 (0.29%) MCSE
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) CRD IV
1 5 (1.43%) Basel III
2 2 (0.57%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Control-M
2 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.29%) OpenView
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (9.74%) Oracle
2 32 (9.17%) Sybase
3 15 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.72%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.29%) ION Trading
6 7 (2.01%) IBM
7 5 (1.43%) Teradata
7 5 (1.43%) Adobe
7 5 (1.43%) Informatica
8 4 (1.15%) Tableau
8 4 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.15%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.86%) Perforce
9 3 (0.86%) HP
9 3 (0.86%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.86%) 29West
9 3 (0.86%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.57%) Google
10 2 (0.57%) DataFlux
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