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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 75 71 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -28
Contract jobs citing C++ 147 148 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.52% 2.57% 3.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.84% 6.11% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 127 201
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£600 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £384 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £120.75 - £59.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.35 - £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £174.15 - £59.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
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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
2517 2423 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.14% 42.10% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2078 1892 2289
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 33
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.70 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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++.

1 142 (49.48%) Java
2 100 (34.84%) Linux
3 96 (33.45%) C#
4 90 (31.36%) Finance
5 89 (31.01%) SQL
6 73 (25.44%) Banking
7 71 (24.74%) Multithreading
7 71 (24.74%) Low Latency
8 69 (24.04%) Python
9 66 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (22.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 63 (21.95%) OO
12 60 (20.91%) Windows
13 58 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
14 55 (19.16%) UNIX
15 50 (17.42%) Front Office
16 41 (14.29%) Oracle
17 38 (13.24%) OOP
17 38 (13.24%) Degree
18 37 (12.89%) .NET
19 32 (11.15%) Computer Science
20 31 (10.80%) Derivative
21 29 (10.10%) C
21 29 (10.10%) JavaScript
22 28 (9.76%) Risk Management
22 28 (9.76%) Investment Banking
23 27 (9.41%) Perl
24 26 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
25 25 (8.71%) SQL Server
25 25 (8.71%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.09%) IIS
2 6 (2.09%) Apache
3 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.35%) IPython
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.39%) Maya
2 4 (1.39%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) Maple
4 2 (0.70%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.70%) Summit
2 2 (0.70%) RMDS
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.35%) HFM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.35%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.74%) SaaS
2 4 (1.39%) PaaS
2 4 (1.39%) IaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.74%) Firewall
2 2 (0.70%) HTTP
2 2 (0.70%) Multicast
3 1 (0.35%) AMQP
3 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) CTI
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.18%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.83%) Big Data
3 11 (3.83%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.74%) MySQL
4 5 (1.74%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.74%) KDB
5 4 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) QlikView
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 17 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.88%) Subversion
3 11 (3.83%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.79%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.44%) Maven
6 6 (2.09%) JIRA
6 6 (2.09%) Ant
7 5 (1.74%) Xcode
7 5 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.39%) Gradle
8 4 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (1.39%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.39%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.05%) Hudson
9 3 (1.05%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.70%) JConsole
10 2 (0.70%) JUnit
11 1 (0.35%) PeopleTools
General
1 90 (31.36%) Finance
2 73 (25.44%) Banking
3 50 (17.42%) Front Office
4 28 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.14%) Games
6 8 (2.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
9 2 (0.70%) Automotive
9 2 (0.70%) Avionics
9 2 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 206 (71.78%) Developer
2 106 (36.93%) C++ Developer
3 40 (13.94%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 17 (5.92%) C# Developer
5 17 (5.92%) Python Developer
5 17 (5.92%) C++/C# Developer
6 15 (5.23%) Quantitative Developer
7 12 (4.18%) Analyst
8 11 (3.83%) Architect
9 8 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.79%) Programmer
10 7 (2.44%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 6 (2.09%) Data Scientist
11 6 (2.09%) Junior
11 6 (2.09%) Senior Python Developer
12 5 (1.74%) Senior C++ Developer
12 5 (1.74%) Junior Developer
12 5 (1.74%) Android Developer
12 5 (1.74%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.89%) .NET
2 25 (8.71%) XML
3 23 (8.01%) STL
4 19 (6.62%) HTML
5 18 (6.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 16 (5.57%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (4.53%) Web Services
8 11 (3.83%) JSON
9 10 (3.48%) Middleware
9 10 (3.48%) HTML5
9 10 (3.48%) REST
10 8 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.79%) SOAP
11 7 (2.44%) CSS
11 7 (2.44%) NumPy
12 6 (2.09%) SciPy
12 6 (2.09%) WCF
12 6 (2.09%) WPF
13 5 (1.74%) Qt
13 5 (1.74%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (11.15%) Computer Science
4 31 (10.80%) Derivative
5 22 (7.67%) Fixed Income
5 22 (7.67%) Credit Risk
6 19 (6.62%) Mathematics
7 14 (4.88%) Algorithms
8 13 (4.53%) Equities
9 12 (4.18%) Market Risk
10 10 (3.48%) Grid Computing
10 10 (3.48%) Statistics
11 7 (2.44%) Physics
11 7 (2.44%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.09%) Biometrics
13 5 (1.74%) Spread Betting
13 5 (1.74%) User Experience
14 3 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (1.05%) EMC Centera
14 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 100 (34.84%) Linux
2 60 (20.91%) Windows
3 55 (19.16%) UNIX
4 10 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.14%) Android
6 8 (2.79%) Solaris
7 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.74%) Multithreading
1 71 (24.74%) Low Latency
2 66 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (21.95%) OO
4 38 (13.24%) OOP
5 28 (9.76%) Risk Management
6 26 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.36%) SDLC
8 23 (8.01%) Analytics
9 22 (7.67%) Algorithmic Trading
10 20 (6.97%) TDD
11 19 (6.62%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.83%) Electronic Trading
13 10 (3.48%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.48%) Regression Testing
14 9 (3.14%) Validation
14 9 (3.14%) Software Engineering
14 9 (3.14%) Mentoring
15 8 (2.79%) Test Automation
15 8 (2.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 142 (49.48%) Java
2 96 (33.45%) C#
3 89 (31.01%) SQL
4 69 (24.04%) Python
5 29 (10.10%) C
5 29 (10.10%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.41%) Perl
7 15 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.18%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.83%) R
10 8 (2.79%) PHP
10 8 (2.79%) VBA
11 7 (2.44%) VB
11 7 (2.44%) Scala
11 7 (2.44%) Ruby
11 7 (2.44%) Lua
12 5 (1.74%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.74%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (13.24%) Degree
2 12 (4.18%) PhD
3 9 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) COREP
2 2 (0.70%) FINREP
2 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 9 (3.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.39%) Puppet
4 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.05%) yum
4 3 (1.05%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.35%) Control-M
5 1 (0.35%) Nagios
5 1 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 41 (14.29%) Oracle
2 22 (7.67%) Sybase
3 12 (4.18%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.44%) Perforce
4 7 (2.44%) ION Trading
5 6 (2.09%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.74%) Talarian
7 4 (1.39%) Appcelerator
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.39%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.05%) EMC
8 3 (1.05%) Reuters
8 3 (1.05%) VMware
8 3 (1.05%) Solace
9 2 (0.70%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.70%) Google
9 2 (0.70%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.70%) Zend
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