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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 84 93 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing C++ 79 115 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.37% 2.12% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 5.08% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 96 151
Median daily rate £563 £575 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £54.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+7.64% -0.63%
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
1599 2263 2502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.00% 41.65% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1825 1968
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.29 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% -15.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £19.72 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £47.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for C++.

1 84 (48.28%) Linux
2 67 (38.51%) Java
3 66 (37.93%) Finance
4 62 (35.63%) Multithreading
5 55 (31.61%) Front Office
6 47 (27.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 42 (24.14%) Low Latency
8 41 (23.56%) SQL
9 40 (22.99%) Unix
9 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (22.41%) Python
11 38 (21.84%) C#
12 29 (16.67%) C
12 29 (16.67%) Degree
13 25 (14.37%) Electronic Trading
13 25 (14.37%) Windows
13 25 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (13.22%) .NET
14 23 (13.22%) Banking
15 22 (12.64%) TDD
15 22 (12.64%) Fixed Income
15 22 (12.64%) PhD
16 21 (12.07%) Algorithms
17 19 (10.92%) Derivative
18 18 (10.34%) Algorithmic Trading
18 18 (10.34%) OO
18 18 (10.34%) Market Making
18 18 (10.34%) Data Structures
19 17 (9.77%) Oracle
20 16 (9.20%) Shell Script

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.30%) CMS
2 4 (2.30%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.15%) Apache
4 2 (1.15%) Confluence
4 2 (1.15%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Endur
2 1 (0.57%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) PaaS
2 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.72%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.45%) Firewall
3 4 (2.30%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.30%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.72%) DNS
4 3 (1.72%) SSL
4 3 (1.72%) VPN
5 2 (1.15%) DHCP
5 2 (1.15%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) AMQP
6 1 (0.57%) DMZ
6 1 (0.57%) DVB
6 1 (0.57%) HTTP
6 1 (0.57%) IPsec
6 1 (0.57%) LDAP
6 1 (0.57%) Multicast
6 1 (0.57%) SSH
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.75%) KDB
2 9 (5.17%) DB2
3 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.30%) Redis
6 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.15%) OLTP
7 2 (1.15%) Tick Data
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) Flink
8 1 (0.57%) HBase
8 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) JIRA
1 3 (1.72%) Subversion
2 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.15%) Maven
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.57%) Emacs
3 1 (0.57%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Gradle
3 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Mockito
3 1 (0.57%) Moq
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
3 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) TestNG
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (37.93%) Finance
2 55 (31.61%) Front Office
3 23 (13.22%) Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Games
4 4 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Bulgarian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Estonian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Latvian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Lithuanian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 125 (71.84%) Developer
2 76 (43.68%) C++ Developer
3 15 (8.62%) Quantitative Developer
4 14 (8.05%) Analyst
5 10 (5.75%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Qt Developer
6 8 (4.60%) C# Developer
6 8 (4.60%) Python Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.87%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.30%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.30%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Qualitative Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) Quantitative Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) Senior C++ Developer
10 4 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.22%) .NET
2 13 (7.47%) STL
3 12 (6.90%) Middleware
4 11 (6.32%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (5.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 10 (5.75%) OpenGL
5 10 (5.75%) Qt
6 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.60%) XML
7 7 (4.02%) HTML
7 7 (4.02%) REST
8 5 (2.87%) J2EE
8 5 (2.87%) WPF
9 4 (2.30%) ATL
9 4 (2.30%) CherryPy
9 4 (2.30%) Django
9 4 (2.30%) Flask
9 4 (2.30%) jQuery
9 4 (2.30%) MFC
9 4 (2.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (12.64%) Fixed Income
4 21 (12.07%) Algorithms
5 19 (10.92%) Derivative
6 18 (10.34%) Data Structures
7 11 (6.32%) Computer Science
8 9 (5.17%) Mathematics
9 6 (3.45%) Equities
10 5 (2.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (2.87%) NHS
11 4 (2.30%) Credit Risk
11 4 (2.30%) Online Games
11 4 (2.30%) Physics
11 4 (2.30%) Social Media
12 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (1.15%) Market Risk
13 2 (1.15%) STB
Operating Systems
1 84 (48.28%) Linux
2 40 (22.99%) Unix
3 25 (14.37%) Windows
4 7 (4.02%) Solaris
5 5 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.15%) AIX
8 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.63%) Multithreading
2 42 (24.14%) Low Latency
3 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (14.37%) Electronic Trading
5 22 (12.64%) TDD
6 18 (10.34%) Algorithmic Trading
6 18 (10.34%) Market Making
6 18 (10.34%) OO
7 15 (8.62%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 15 (8.62%) SDLC
8 14 (8.05%) Software Engineering
9 12 (6.90%) DevOps
10 10 (5.75%) Analytics
10 10 (5.75%) BDD
10 10 (5.75%) Pair Programming
11 9 (5.17%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.17%) Scrum
11 9 (5.17%) Validation
12 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (38.51%) Java
2 41 (23.56%) SQL
3 39 (22.41%) Python
4 38 (21.84%) C#
5 29 (16.67%) C
6 16 (9.20%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.62%) Perl
8 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.17%) VBA
10 7 (4.02%) VC++
11 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.30%) R
12 4 (2.30%) VB
13 3 (1.72%) Ruby
13 3 (1.72%) VBScript
14 2 (1.15%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.15%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (16.67%) Degree
2 22 (12.64%) PhD
3 5 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.72%) MCITP
4 3 (1.72%) MCSE
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.57%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.57%) OSCP
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.30%) Docker
2 3 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) Control-M
1 7 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.02%) Puppet
2 3 (1.72%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) Ansible
3 2 (1.15%) Salt
4 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.57%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.57%) Kibana
4 1 (0.57%) logstash
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 17 (9.77%) Oracle
2 13 (7.47%) Sybase
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.30%) Remedy
3 4 (2.30%) VMware
4 3 (1.72%) Dell
4 3 (1.72%) IBM
4 3 (1.72%) Netezza
4 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.72%) Teradata
4 3 (1.72%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.15%) Google
5 2 (1.15%) OpenLink
5 2 (1.15%) Splunk
6 1 (0.57%) BMC
6 1 (0.57%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.57%) F5
6 1 (0.57%) Informatica
6 1 (0.57%) Perforce
6 1 (0.57%) Typemock
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