The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 69 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing C++ 699 917 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.86% 3.71% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.88% 8.52% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 635 557
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £344 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 57
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £36.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
C++
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10166 10765 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.55% 43.51% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7294 7683 7251
Average daily rate £425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 91 136
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in London

C++
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ across the London region.

C++ Daily Rate Trend in London

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in London

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the London region.

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in London

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

C++ Hourly Rate Histogram in London

C++
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 179 £575 +9.52% 119
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £306 -
Canary Wharf -17 1 £650 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 4
Croydon - - - - 4
Harrow - - - - 5
Hounslow - - - - 4
Ilford - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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++.

1 514 (38.30%) Java
2 449 (33.46%) Linux
3 429 (31.97%) C#
4 396 (29.51%) SQL
5 373 (27.79%) Python
6 341 (25.41%) Finance
7 336 (25.04%) UNIX
8 330 (24.59%) Banking
9 309 (23.03%) Front Office
10 282 (21.01%) C
11 257 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
12 251 (18.70%) Multithreading
13 246 (18.33%) Degree
14 242 (18.03%) OO
15 229 (17.06%) Windows
15 229 (17.06%) Oracle
16 215 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 197 (14.68%) Investment Banking
18 176 (13.11%) Low Latency
19 170 (12.67%) TDD
20 156 (11.62%) Derivative
20 156 (11.62%) .NET
21 149 (11.10%) STL
22 148 (11.03%) Fixed Income
23 143 (10.66%) Software Engineering
24 142 (10.58%) Computer Science
25 139 (10.36%) Perl
26 136 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
27 134 (9.99%) Analytics
28 131 (9.76%) XML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (2.09%) WebSphere
2 20 (1.49%) Apache
3 19 (1.42%) Node.js
4 16 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.82%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.75%) IIS
7 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.60%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.45%) SAS
10 5 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.37%) CMS
10 5 (0.37%) Drupal
10 5 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (0.30%) Moodle
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.82%) MS Office
3 10 (0.75%) MS Project
4 9 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.22%) Mathematica
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.075%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.075%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.22%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.22%) RMDS
6 2 (0.15%) Summit
6 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.075%) Tridion
7 1 (0.075%) Endur
7 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.075%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.30%) GitHub
5 3 (0.22%) Heroku
5 3 (0.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 36 (2.68%) HTTP
3 14 (1.04%) Multicast
4 13 (0.97%) VoIP
5 11 (0.82%) LDAP
5 11 (0.82%) Firewall
6 10 (0.75%) DNS
7 9 (0.67%) SAN
8 8 (0.60%) Internet
8 8 (0.60%) DSL
8 8 (0.60%) NAS
9 6 (0.45%) Intranet
10 5 (0.37%) SSL
10 5 (0.37%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.37%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.30%) DVB
11 4 (0.30%) tcpdump
11 4 (0.30%) Extranet
12 3 (0.22%) VPN
12 3 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.96%) Relational Database
3 66 (4.92%) MySQL
4 44 (3.28%) Big Data
5 40 (2.98%) Oracle Database
6 35 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 28 (2.09%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.01%) KDB
10 20 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.19%) ObjectStore
13 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.04%) OLTP
15 13 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.89%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.52%) DB2
17 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (4.77%) Subversion
2 35 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.64%) Maven
4 16 (1.19%) Eclipse
4 16 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.12%) Xcode
5 15 (1.12%) JIRA
5 15 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.75%) JUnit
7 8 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.45%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.45%) NUnit
9 6 (0.45%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.45%) Selenium
9 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.37%) Mockito
10 5 (0.37%) Grunt
11 4 (0.30%) CruiseControl
General
1 341 (25.41%) Finance
2 330 (24.59%) Banking
3 309 (23.03%) Front Office
4 197 (14.68%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 29 (2.16%) Electronics
5 29 (2.16%) Games
6 21 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.42%) Retail
8 14 (1.04%) Back Office
9 12 (0.89%) Marketing
10 9 (0.67%) Publishing
10 9 (0.67%) Legal
11 5 (0.37%) Law
12 4 (0.30%) Billing
12 4 (0.30%) German Language
13 3 (0.22%) iGaming
13 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.22%) Advertising
13 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 990 (73.77%) Developer
2 436 (32.49%) C++ Developer
3 127 (9.46%) Python Developer
4 110 (8.20%) Analyst
5 108 (8.05%) Quantitative Developer
6 107 (7.97%) Java Developer
7 90 (6.71%) C# Developer
8 72 (5.37%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 65 (4.84%) Software Engineer
10 60 (4.47%) Senior Developer
11 44 (3.28%) Front Office Developer
12 38 (2.83%) Support Analyst
13 35 (2.61%) iOS Developer
14 34 (2.53%) Architect
15 33 (2.46%) C++/C# Developer
16 29 (2.16%) Junior
17 27 (2.01%) Programmer
17 27 (2.01%) Qt Developer
18 25 (1.86%) Senior C++ Developer
19 24 (1.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (11.62%) .NET
2 149 (11.10%) STL
3 131 (9.76%) XML
4 103 (7.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 90 (6.71%) HTML
6 66 (4.92%) Web Services
7 54 (4.02%) FIX Protocol
8 49 (3.65%) Spring
9 44 (3.28%) Qt
10 43 (3.20%) Middleware
11 41 (3.06%) HTML5
12 40 (2.98%) Django
13 37 (2.76%) JSON
13 37 (2.76%) CSS
14 36 (2.68%) OpenGL
14 36 (2.68%) WCF
15 29 (2.16%) jQuery
16 28 (2.09%) XSLT
16 28 (2.09%) SOAP
17 27 (2.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 215 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 156 (11.62%) Derivative
3 148 (11.03%) Fixed Income
4 142 (10.58%) Computer Science
5 136 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (6.18%) Mathematics
7 66 (4.92%) Open Source
8 61 (4.55%) Equities
9 52 (3.87%) Credit Risk
10 42 (3.13%) Physics
11 41 (3.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 40 (2.98%) Grid Computing
13 35 (2.61%) User Experience
14 31 (2.31%) Credit Derivative
15 30 (2.24%) Market Risk
15 30 (2.24%) Social Media
16 24 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
16 24 (1.79%) Statistics
17 23 (1.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 19 (1.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 449 (33.46%) Linux
2 336 (25.04%) UNIX
3 229 (17.06%) Windows
4 57 (4.25%) Apple iOS
5 55 (4.10%) Android
6 32 (2.38%) Solaris
7 19 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.67%) Debian
10 8 (0.60%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.52%) AIX
12 5 (0.37%) MVS
12 5 (0.37%) VME
12 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.22%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (18.70%) Multithreading
3 242 (18.03%) OO
4 176 (13.11%) Low Latency
5 170 (12.67%) TDD
6 143 (10.66%) Software Engineering
7 134 (9.99%) Analytics
8 96 (7.15%) Risk Management
9 51 (3.80%) OOP
10 49 (3.65%) Electronic Trading
11 44 (3.28%) OOD
12 43 (3.20%) Scrum
13 42 (3.13%) iOS Development
14 41 (3.06%) Algorithmic Trading
15 39 (2.91%) Unit Testing
16 33 (2.46%) Workflow
16 33 (2.46%) Validation
16 33 (2.46%) Project Management
16 33 (2.46%) Mentoring
17 31 (2.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (38.30%) Java
2 429 (31.97%) C#
3 396 (29.51%) SQL
4 373 (27.79%) Python
5 282 (21.01%) C
6 139 (10.36%) Perl
7 113 (8.42%) JavaScript
8 84 (6.26%) Shell Script
9 76 (5.66%) Scala
10 54 (4.02%) VBA
11 49 (3.65%) PHP
11 49 (3.65%) Ruby
12 38 (2.83%) Objective-C
13 29 (2.16%) R
14 25 (1.86%) VC++
15 24 (1.79%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.64%) Embedded C
17 19 (1.42%) Assembly Language
18 17 (1.27%) VB
19 16 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 246 (18.33%) Degree
2 48 (3.58%) PhD
3 10 (0.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.30%) MCSD
6 4 (0.30%) MCSE
6 4 (0.30%) MCSA
7 2 (0.15%) MBA
7 2 (0.15%) CCNA
7 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.075%) HND
8 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.31%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) Basel III
3 5 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.22%) EMIR
5 3 (0.22%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.075%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
2 5 (0.37%) Varnish
3 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.22%) NFS
3 3 (0.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.075%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.075%) RACF
4 1 (0.075%) Nmap
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (1.27%) Puppet
2 12 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.30%) Control-M
4 4 (0.30%) Nagios
5 3 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (0.22%) Oozie
6 2 (0.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.15%) Opsview
7 1 (0.075%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.075%) OpenView
7 1 (0.075%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.075%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.075%) Nessus
7 1 (0.075%) WMI
7 1 (0.075%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.075%) logstash
7 1 (0.075%) Salt
7 1 (0.075%) Ambari
Vendors
1 229 (17.06%) Oracle
2 79 (5.89%) Sybase
3 68 (5.07%) Microsoft
4 21 (1.56%) TIBCO
5 20 (1.49%) Perforce
5 20 (1.49%) DataSynapse
6 17 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.27%) Adobe
7 11 (0.82%) IBM
7 11 (0.82%) Bloomberg
7 11 (0.82%) Google
7 11 (0.82%) ION Trading
8 10 (0.75%) Reuters
9 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.67%) Murex
10 8 (0.60%) Informatica
10 8 (0.60%) Infragistics
11 7 (0.52%) Teradata
11 7 (0.52%) 29West
12 6 (0.45%) DevExpress
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
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Rate: £230 - £260 per day
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