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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 74 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 147 176 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.73% 2.98% 3.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.94% 7.02% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 149 226
Average daily rate
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£625 £575 £548
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £387 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £111.25 £45.00 £55.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.22% -19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £45.00 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.25 £45.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.48%
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
2475 2507 3267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.97% 42.39% 44.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2068 1920 2522
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 18
Average hourly rate £25.85 £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.91% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £16.25 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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++.

1 105 (39.77%) Java
2 91 (34.47%) C#
3 90 (34.09%) Finance
4 81 (30.68%) Linux
5 76 (28.79%) Banking
6 73 (27.65%) SQL
7 67 (25.38%) Python
8 66 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 65 (24.62%) Front Office
9 65 (24.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 63 (23.86%) Low Latency
11 58 (21.97%) Windows
11 58 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (18.18%) UNIX
14 44 (16.67%) Oracle
14 44 (16.67%) Degree
15 43 (16.29%) OO
16 34 (12.88%) Risk Management
17 32 (12.12%) Credit Risk
18 31 (11.74%) Investment Banking
19 29 (10.98%) Algorithmic Trading
20 28 (10.61%) Computer Science
20 28 (10.61%) Perl
21 27 (10.23%) .NET
22 26 (9.85%) Derivative
22 26 (9.85%) STL
22 26 (9.85%) OOP
22 26 (9.85%) Analytics
23 25 (9.47%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.14%) Apache
3 2 (0.76%) IIS
3 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (2.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.52%) Maya
3 4 (1.52%) Mathematica
3 4 (1.52%) Maple
3 4 (1.52%) LaTeX
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.38%) Summit
1 1 (0.38%) HFM
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.38%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) SaaS
2 4 (1.52%) PaaS
2 4 (1.52%) IaaS
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) HTTP
1 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.38%) SAN
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.41%) Hadoop
2 9 (3.41%) Big Data
3 8 (3.03%) KDB
4 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.52%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) DTS
8 1 (0.38%) DB2
8 1 (0.38%) OLAP
8 1 (0.38%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Subversion
1 10 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.27%) Xcode
2 6 (2.27%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.52%) CruiseControl
3 4 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (1.52%) Android Studio
4 3 (1.14%) Hudson
4 3 (1.14%) Maven
4 3 (1.14%) Ant
5 2 (0.76%) JConsole
5 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.38%) Gradle
6 1 (0.38%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.38%) AnthillPro
General
1 90 (34.09%) Finance
2 76 (28.79%) Banking
3 65 (24.62%) Front Office
4 31 (11.74%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.65%) Games
6 4 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 211 (79.92%) Developer
2 107 (40.53%) C++ Developer
3 34 (12.88%) Java Developer
4 30 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 27 (10.23%) Quantitative Developer
6 18 (6.82%) Python Developer
7 16 (6.06%) C++/C# Developer
8 15 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.92%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 11 (4.17%) Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.03%) Senior C++ Developer
12 7 (2.65%) Senior Python Developer
12 7 (2.65%) Data Scientist
12 7 (2.65%) Qt Developer
13 6 (2.27%) Android Developer
13 6 (2.27%) Quantitative Analyst
14 5 (1.89%) Junior
14 5 (1.89%) Senior C# Developer
14 5 (1.89%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.23%) .NET
2 26 (9.85%) STL
3 23 (8.71%) XML
4 20 (7.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 18 (6.82%) HTML
6 15 (5.68%) Web Services
7 13 (4.92%) NumPy
8 11 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (4.17%) SciPy
9 10 (3.79%) HTML5
9 10 (3.79%) Middleware
10 9 (3.41%) Qt
11 8 (3.03%) WCF
12 7 (2.65%) WPF
12 7 (2.65%) SOAP
12 7 (2.65%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.65%) REST
12 7 (2.65%) Pandas
13 6 (2.27%) Django
13 6 (2.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (12.12%) Credit Risk
4 28 (10.61%) Computer Science
5 26 (9.85%) Derivative
6 24 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 16 (6.06%) Statistics
8 15 (5.68%) Algorithms
9 13 (4.92%) Fixed Income
10 12 (4.55%) Physics
10 12 (4.55%) Data Structures
10 12 (4.55%) Market Risk
11 7 (2.65%) Grid Computing
11 7 (2.65%) Equities
12 5 (1.89%) User Experience
13 4 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 3 (1.14%) EMC Centera
15 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (30.68%) Linux
2 58 (21.97%) Windows
3 48 (18.18%) UNIX
4 11 (4.17%) Android
5 9 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.14%) Solaris
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 63 (23.86%) Low Latency
3 58 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.29%) OO
5 34 (12.88%) Risk Management
6 29 (10.98%) Algorithmic Trading
7 26 (9.85%) OOP
7 26 (9.85%) Analytics
8 25 (9.47%) TDD
9 21 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 19 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (6.06%) SDLC
12 12 (4.55%) Validation
13 11 (4.17%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.41%) Regression Testing
15 8 (3.03%) Software Engineering
15 8 (3.03%) Test Automation
15 8 (3.03%) Android Development
15 8 (3.03%) Functional Programming
16 7 (2.65%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 105 (39.77%) Java
2 91 (34.47%) C#
3 73 (27.65%) SQL
4 67 (25.38%) Python
5 28 (10.61%) Perl
6 23 (8.71%) C
6 23 (8.71%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.58%) R
8 14 (5.30%) VBA
9 11 (4.17%) Ruby
10 10 (3.79%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.03%) PHP
13 6 (2.27%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.89%) Scala
14 5 (1.89%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.89%) VB
15 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (16.67%) Degree
2 19 (7.20%) PhD
3 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) COREP
2 2 (0.76%) FINREP
2 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.52%) Puppet
3 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) logstash
4 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (16.67%) Oracle
2 23 (8.71%) Sybase
3 7 (2.65%) Cloudera
4 6 (2.27%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.27%) Perforce
5 5 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.89%) Talarian
6 4 (1.52%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.14%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.14%) EMC
7 3 (1.14%) VMware
8 2 (0.76%) Informatica
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.76%) Zend
8 2 (0.76%) Tableau
8 2 (0.76%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.76%) Solace
9 1 (0.38%) Rogue Wave
9 1 (0.38%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.38%) Charles River
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