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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 81 69 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing C++ 156 168 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.64% 2.87% 3.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.90% 6.81% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 140 214
Average daily rate
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£625 £581 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +5.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £397 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
C++
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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
2644 2467 3121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.75% 42.16% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2176 1919 2404
Average daily rate £475 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
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 £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 31
Average hourly rate £24.23 £29.74 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.53% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.33 £14.58 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £67.64 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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

For the 6 months to 30 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++.

1 124 (44.60%) Java
2 93 (33.45%) C#
3 92 (33.09%) Linux
4 90 (32.37%) Finance
5 83 (29.86%) SQL
6 73 (26.26%) Banking
7 68 (24.46%) Multithreading
8 67 (24.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 66 (23.74%) Python
9 66 (23.74%) Low Latency
10 63 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (21.94%) Windows
12 57 (20.50%) Front Office
13 53 (19.06%) UNIX
13 53 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (16.91%) OO
15 46 (16.55%) Oracle
16 39 (14.03%) Degree
17 32 (11.51%) Risk Management
18 31 (11.15%) Credit Risk
19 30 (10.79%) .NET
20 29 (10.43%) STL
20 29 (10.43%) Perl
20 29 (10.43%) OOP
20 29 (10.43%) Investment Banking
20 29 (10.43%) Computer Science
21 28 (10.07%) TDD
22 26 (9.35%) JavaScript
22 26 (9.35%) Algorithmic Trading
23 25 (8.99%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.52%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.80%) IIS
2 5 (1.80%) Apache
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.44%) MS Office
2 4 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.44%) Maya
3 3 (1.08%) Mathematica
3 3 (1.08%) Maple
3 3 (1.08%) LaTeX
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.36%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) HFM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) SaaS
2 4 (1.44%) PaaS
2 4 (1.44%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (0.72%) Multicast
4 1 (0.36%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) AMQP
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) CTI
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.60%) Hadoop
2 10 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.24%) Big Data
4 8 (2.88%) KDB
5 4 (1.44%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.44%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.08%) MySQL
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) QlikView
8 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Subversion
2 14 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.52%) Maven
4 7 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.16%) Ant
6 5 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.80%) Xcode
7 4 (1.44%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (1.44%) Gradle
7 4 (1.44%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.08%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.08%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.08%) Hudson
8 3 (1.08%) JIRA
9 2 (0.72%) JConsole
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.36%) AnthillPro
General
1 90 (32.37%) Finance
2 73 (26.26%) Banking
3 57 (20.50%) Front Office
4 29 (10.43%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.24%) Games
6 6 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Retail
8 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 214 (76.98%) Developer
2 107 (38.49%) C++ Developer
3 39 (14.03%) Java Developer
4 28 (10.07%) Senior Developer
5 21 (7.55%) Quantitative Developer
6 17 (6.12%) Python Developer
7 15 (5.40%) C++/C# Developer
8 14 (5.04%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.68%) Analyst
10 9 (3.24%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 9 (3.24%) Qt Developer
11 8 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (2.52%) Senior Python Developer
12 7 (2.52%) Senior C++ Developer
12 7 (2.52%) Data Scientist
13 5 (1.80%) Core Java Developer
13 5 (1.80%) Android Developer
13 5 (1.80%) Architect
13 5 (1.80%) Junior
13 5 (1.80%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.79%) .NET
2 29 (10.43%) STL
3 25 (8.99%) XML
4 22 (7.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 18 (6.47%) HTML
6 13 (4.68%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (4.32%) Web Services
8 11 (3.96%) Middleware
8 11 (3.96%) NumPy
9 10 (3.60%) HTML5
9 10 (3.60%) SciPy
9 10 (3.60%) Qt
10 9 (3.24%) REST
11 8 (2.88%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.88%) JSON
12 7 (2.52%) SOAP
12 7 (2.52%) WCF
13 6 (2.16%) WPF
13 6 (2.16%) Django
13 6 (2.16%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 67 (24.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (11.15%) Credit Risk
4 29 (10.43%) Computer Science
5 25 (8.99%) Derivative
6 21 (7.55%) Fixed Income
7 17 (6.12%) Mathematics
8 16 (5.76%) Algorithms
9 15 (5.40%) Market Risk
10 12 (4.32%) Statistics
10 12 (4.32%) Data Structures
10 12 (4.32%) Equities
11 9 (3.24%) Grid Computing
11 9 (3.24%) Physics
12 5 (1.80%) User Experience
13 3 (1.08%) EMC Centera
13 3 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.72%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 92 (33.09%) Linux
2 61 (21.94%) Windows
3 53 (19.06%) UNIX
4 9 (3.24%) Android
4 9 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.46%) Multithreading
2 66 (23.74%) Low Latency
3 63 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (16.91%) OO
5 32 (11.51%) Risk Management
6 29 (10.43%) OOP
7 28 (10.07%) TDD
8 26 (9.35%) Algorithmic Trading
9 25 (8.99%) Analytics
10 23 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.47%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.47%) SDLC
12 10 (3.60%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.60%) Regression Testing
13 9 (3.24%) Validation
14 8 (2.88%) Software Engineering
14 8 (2.88%) Unit Testing
15 7 (2.52%) Data Analysis
15 7 (2.52%) DevOps
15 7 (2.52%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 124 (44.60%) Java
2 93 (33.45%) C#
3 83 (29.86%) SQL
4 66 (23.74%) Python
5 29 (10.43%) Perl
6 26 (9.35%) JavaScript
7 23 (8.27%) C
8 17 (6.12%) R
9 13 (4.68%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.96%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.88%) Ruby
11 8 (2.88%) PHP
12 7 (2.52%) VBA
13 6 (2.16%) VB
13 6 (2.16%) Scala
14 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.80%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.80%) Lua
14 5 (1.80%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (14.03%) Degree
2 17 (6.12%) PhD
3 5 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.24%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) COREP
2 2 (0.72%) FINREP
2 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (2.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.44%) Puppet
2 4 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.08%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.72%) yum
5 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 46 (16.55%) Oracle
2 21 (7.55%) Sybase
3 9 (3.24%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.52%) Perforce
4 7 (2.52%) Cloudera
5 5 (1.80%) Talarian
5 5 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.44%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.44%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.08%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.08%) Solace
7 3 (1.08%) Informatica
7 3 (1.08%) VMware
7 3 (1.08%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.08%) EMC
8 2 (0.72%) Tableau
8 2 (0.72%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.72%) Zend
9 1 (0.36%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
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