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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 70 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 87 192 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.77% 3.73% 3.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.21% 8.21% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 178 162
Average daily rate £575 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -23.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
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
1400 2340 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.50% 45.52% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1927 1947
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 74 (39.78%) Finance
2 71 (38.17%) Linux
3 62 (33.33%) Front Office
4 52 (27.96%) Java
5 51 (27.42%) Multithreading
6 46 (24.73%) Python
6 46 (24.73%) Low Latency
7 43 (23.12%) C#
8 42 (22.58%) Degree
9 41 (22.04%) Derivative
10 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (19.35%) Banking
11 36 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (17.74%) SQL
13 30 (16.13%) Windows
14 28 (15.05%) Unix
14 28 (15.05%) C
15 27 (14.52%) TDD
16 24 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
17 23 (12.37%) Software Engineering
17 23 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (11.29%) Fixed Income
18 21 (11.29%) Algorithmic Trading
19 20 (10.75%) Mathematics
19 20 (10.75%) PhD
20 19 (10.22%) OO
20 19 (10.22%) Risk Management
21 18 (9.68%) Algorithms
21 18 (9.68%) VBA
21 18 (9.68%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.08%) CMS
1 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.54%) JBoss
2 1 (0.54%) Node.js
2 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Endur
2 1 (0.54%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
2 2 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.61%) HTTP
2 3 (1.61%) Multicast
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.08%) Unicast
3 2 (1.08%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) AMQP
4 1 (0.54%) DVB
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.45%) KDB
2 11 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.61%) Big Data
4 3 (1.61%) DB2
4 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.08%) Redis
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.54%) Datomic
6 1 (0.54%) Impala
6 1 (0.54%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.15%) Appium
3 4 (2.15%) JIRA
4 3 (1.61%) Calabash
4 3 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.61%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.61%) Subversion
5 2 (1.08%) CMake
5 2 (1.08%) JUnit
5 2 (1.08%) Xcode
6 1 (0.54%) Ant
6 1 (0.54%) Emacs
6 1 (0.54%) Gradle
6 1 (0.54%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.54%) Maven
6 1 (0.54%) NUnit
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 74 (39.78%) Finance
2 62 (33.33%) Front Office
3 36 (19.35%) Banking
4 18 (9.68%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Games
5 4 (2.15%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 143 (76.88%) Developer
2 89 (47.85%) C++ Developer
3 34 (18.28%) Quantitative Developer
4 19 (10.22%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 16 (8.60%) Front Office Developer
6 14 (7.53%) C# Developer
7 13 (6.99%) Qt Developer
8 12 (6.45%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 12 (6.45%) Python Developer
9 9 (4.84%) Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) C++/C# Developer
10 8 (4.30%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) iOS Developer
12 5 (2.69%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Excel Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 4 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.68%) .NET
2 17 (9.14%) Qt
3 13 (6.99%) OpenGL
3 13 (6.99%) STL
4 11 (5.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (4.84%) XML
6 8 (4.30%) ATL
7 7 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (3.76%) MFC
8 6 (3.23%) Middleware
8 6 (3.23%) NumPy
8 6 (3.23%) Pandas
8 6 (3.23%) SciPy
9 5 (2.69%) Django
10 4 (2.15%) HTML
10 4 (2.15%) REST
10 4 (2.15%) WCF
11 3 (1.61%) CSS
11 3 (1.61%) Web Services
11 3 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.04%) Derivative
2 36 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (11.29%) Fixed Income
5 20 (10.75%) Mathematics
6 18 (9.68%) Algorithms
7 17 (9.14%) Computer Science
8 14 (7.53%) Data Structures
9 10 (5.38%) Equities
10 9 (4.84%) Credit Risk
10 9 (4.84%) Physics
11 7 (3.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 7 (3.76%) Statistics
12 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
13 5 (2.69%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (2.15%) Market Risk
14 4 (2.15%) NHS
15 3 (1.61%) Grid Computing
15 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 71 (38.17%) Linux
2 30 (16.13%) Windows
3 28 (15.05%) Unix
4 11 (5.91%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.23%) Android
6 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.61%) Solaris
7 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.08%) SUSE
7 2 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) Multithreading
2 46 (24.73%) Low Latency
3 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.52%) TDD
5 24 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
6 23 (12.37%) Software Engineering
7 21 (11.29%) Algorithmic Trading
8 19 (10.22%) OO
8 19 (10.22%) Risk Management
9 14 (7.53%) Analytics
9 14 (7.53%) Pair Programming
10 12 (6.45%) Market Making
10 12 (6.45%) OOP
11 11 (5.91%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (4.84%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.30%) BDD
13 8 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.30%) SDLC
14 6 (3.23%) iOS Development
14 6 (3.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.96%) Java
2 46 (24.73%) Python
3 43 (23.12%) C#
4 33 (17.74%) SQL
5 28 (15.05%) C
6 18 (9.68%) VBA
7 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.38%) Perl
9 8 (4.30%) VC++
10 6 (3.23%) Scala
10 6 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.69%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.69%) Ruby
12 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.15%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.15%) R
12 4 (2.15%) VB
13 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (22.58%) Degree
2 20 (10.75%) PhD
3 3 (1.61%) ISEB
3 3 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
5 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.08%) NFS
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) Puppet
2 3 (1.61%) Control-M
2 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.54%) Kibana
3 1 (0.54%) logstash
3 1 (0.54%) yum
3 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (9.14%) Oracle
2 10 (5.38%) Sybase
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.61%) HP
4 3 (1.61%) OpenLink
4 3 (1.61%) Splunk
4 3 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.08%) Remedy
6 1 (0.54%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.54%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.54%) Murex
6 1 (0.54%) New Relic
6 1 (0.54%) Perforce
6 1 (0.54%) Tableau
6 1 (0.54%) Typemock
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