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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 81 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing C++ 118 196 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.14% 3.17% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.07% 7.47% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 177 172
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 £325 £375 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £54.00 £41.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -18.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.47%
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
2329 2624 2565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.28% 42.39% 41.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 2048 1983
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £61.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 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 6 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++.

1 159 (50.96%) Java
2 116 (37.18%) C#
3 108 (34.62%) Linux
4 88 (28.21%) SQL
5 82 (26.28%) Multithreading
6 78 (25.00%) Finance
7 73 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (21.15%) OO
9 65 (20.83%) Python
10 63 (20.19%) Banking
11 62 (19.87%) Front Office
12 61 (19.55%) Low Latency
13 60 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
14 57 (18.27%) UNIX
15 56 (17.95%) Windows
16 54 (17.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 49 (15.71%) OOP
18 45 (14.42%) .NET
19 43 (13.78%) Derivative
20 35 (11.22%) Oracle
21 34 (10.90%) C
22 32 (10.26%) SQL Server
23 31 (9.94%) Fixed Income
23 31 (9.94%) Degree
24 28 (8.97%) TDD
24 28 (8.97%) Sybase
25 27 (8.65%) Computer Science
26 25 (8.01%) XML
27 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
27 24 (7.69%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (2.24%) IIS
1 7 (2.24%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.60%) Apache
3 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Maya
2 3 (0.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Summit
2 3 (0.96%) RMDS
2 3 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.60%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.60%) Firewall
2 4 (1.28%) HTTP
3 3 (0.96%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.64%) Multicast
5 1 (0.32%) ATM
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) CTI
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.32%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.81%) Big Data
3 13 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.88%) KDB
4 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.96%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.64%) HBase
10 2 (0.64%) MySQL
10 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.32%) MS Access
11 1 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.85%) Subversion
4 11 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.56%) Xcode
6 7 (2.24%) JUnit
7 6 (1.92%) JIRA
8 5 (1.60%) Maven
8 5 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.60%) Mockito
9 4 (1.28%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.28%) Android Studio
9 4 (1.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (1.28%) Ant
9 4 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.28%) Gradle
10 3 (0.96%) NUnit
10 3 (0.96%) Selenium
10 3 (0.96%) Fiddler
General
1 78 (25.00%) Finance
2 63 (20.19%) Banking
3 62 (19.87%) Front Office
4 24 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.92%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Avionics
7 3 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Retail
8 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 225 (72.12%) Developer
2 108 (34.62%) C++ Developer
3 49 (15.71%) Java Developer
4 21 (6.73%) C# Developer
4 21 (6.73%) Quantitative Developer
5 14 (4.49%) Python Developer
5 14 (4.49%) C++/Java Developer
5 14 (4.49%) C++/C# Developer
6 13 (4.17%) Architect
7 12 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 11 (3.53%) Programmer
9 9 (2.88%) Analyst
10 8 (2.56%) Junior
10 8 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.56%) Junior Developer
10 8 (2.56%) iOS Developer
11 7 (2.24%) Data Scientist
11 7 (2.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 6 (1.92%) Android Developer
13 5 (1.60%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.42%) .NET
2 25 (8.01%) XML
3 15 (4.81%) JSON
3 15 (4.81%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (4.17%) HTML
5 12 (3.85%) STL
6 11 (3.53%) Web Services
7 10 (3.21%) Middleware
7 10 (3.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (3.21%) REST
8 9 (2.88%) Ultra Messaging
8 9 (2.88%) WCF
9 7 (2.24%) WPF
9 7 (2.24%) Spring
9 7 (2.24%) CSS
9 7 (2.24%) SOAP
10 6 (1.92%) RESTful
11 5 (1.60%) Android SDK
11 5 (1.60%) Qt
11 5 (1.60%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (17.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (13.78%) Derivative
4 31 (9.94%) Fixed Income
5 27 (8.65%) Computer Science
6 22 (7.05%) Grid Computing
7 21 (6.73%) Mathematics
8 19 (6.09%) Equities
9 13 (4.17%) Credit Risk
10 12 (3.85%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.88%) Market Risk
11 9 (2.88%) Statistics
11 9 (2.88%) Spread Betting
12 7 (2.24%) Biometrics
13 6 (1.92%) Physics
13 6 (1.92%) Open Source
14 5 (1.60%) User Experience
15 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
16 3 (0.96%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 108 (34.62%) Linux
2 57 (18.27%) UNIX
3 56 (17.95%) Windows
4 14 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.17%) Android
6 10 (3.21%) Solaris
7 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.64%) VMS
9 2 (0.64%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.28%) Multithreading
2 73 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (21.15%) OO
4 61 (19.55%) Low Latency
5 49 (15.71%) OOP
6 28 (8.97%) TDD
7 22 (7.05%) Analytics
8 21 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.85%) Risk Management
10 12 (3.85%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (3.85%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.53%) Test Automation
12 10 (3.21%) Unit Testing
12 10 (3.21%) Validation
12 10 (3.21%) Scrum
13 9 (2.88%) iOS Development
14 8 (2.56%) Data Analysis
15 7 (2.24%) Software Testing
15 7 (2.24%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (50.96%) Java
2 116 (37.18%) C#
3 88 (28.21%) SQL
4 65 (20.83%) Python
5 34 (10.90%) C
6 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.49%) Perl
7 14 (4.49%) VB
8 13 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.53%) VBA
10 8 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.56%) R
11 7 (2.24%) Lua
12 6 (1.92%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.60%) Ruby
13 5 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.60%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.60%) PHP
13 5 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (9.94%) Degree
2 10 (3.21%) SC Cleared
2 10 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.56%) PhD
4 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) COREP
2 2 (0.64%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.28%) yum
4 3 (0.96%) Puppet
4 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.96%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.32%) Control-M
5 1 (0.32%) Nagios
5 1 (0.32%) Ansible
5 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (11.22%) Oracle
2 28 (8.97%) Sybase
3 20 (6.41%) TIBCO
4 13 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 12 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.24%) Perforce
6 7 (2.24%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.28%) Solace
7 4 (1.28%) Talarian
7 4 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.28%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.28%) Appcelerator
8 3 (0.96%) EMC
8 3 (0.96%) Informatica
8 3 (0.96%) Reuters
8 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.64%) Radianz
9 2 (0.64%) Google
9 2 (0.64%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.64%) Tradeweb
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