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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 70 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 599 664 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.85% 3.04% 3.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.68% 7.56% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 472 463
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 19
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
8970 8785 8327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.74% 40.22% 42.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 6289 5960
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 46 81 106
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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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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 +3 196 £550 -8.33% 94
Canary Wharf +9 3 £850 +61.90%
Docklands, London +6 3 £555 +5.71%
Westminster - 1 £550 -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Feltham - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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++.

1 565 (42.93%) Java
2 463 (35.18%) C#
3 450 (34.19%) Linux
4 373 (28.34%) Banking
5 372 (28.27%) SQL
6 341 (25.91%) Finance
7 323 (24.54%) UNIX
8 318 (24.16%) Front Office
9 306 (23.25%) Python
9 306 (23.25%) Multithreading
10 271 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
11 256 (19.45%) Windows
12 249 (18.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 245 (18.62%) OO
14 240 (18.24%) Investment Banking
15 223 (16.95%) Oracle
16 205 (15.58%) .NET
17 202 (15.35%) Low Latency
18 198 (15.05%) C
19 159 (12.08%) Degree
20 154 (11.70%) Derivative
20 154 (11.70%) STL
21 152 (11.55%) TDD
22 141 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
23 127 (9.65%) Fixed Income
24 116 (8.81%) Perl
25 113 (8.59%) Computer Science
26 109 (8.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
27 108 (8.21%) SQL Server
27 108 (8.21%) XML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 14 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (0.91%) WebSphere
2 12 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.91%) Apache
3 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (0.46%) IIS
7 5 (0.38%) Drupal
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle 10gAS
7 5 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.30%) Moodle
9 3 (0.23%) Confluence
9 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.23%) JBoss
9 3 (0.23%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
2 16 (1.22%) MS Project
3 11 (0.84%) MS Office
4 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.23%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.076%) MODO
7 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.076%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.076%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (0.91%) IntelliMatch
2 8 (0.61%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.46%) Summit
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.38%) RMDS
6 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.076%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.076%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.076%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.15%) GitHub
3 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.076%) Heroku
4 1 (0.076%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.81%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.29%) HTTP
3 11 (0.84%) Firewall
4 10 (0.76%) LDAP
4 10 (0.76%) SAN
5 9 (0.68%) NAS
5 9 (0.68%) DNS
6 8 (0.61%) DSL
7 6 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.46%) Intranet
8 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.38%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.30%) SSH
9 4 (0.30%) SSL
9 4 (0.30%) VPN
9 4 (0.30%) DVB
9 4 (0.30%) Internet
9 4 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 54 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 52 (3.95%) MySQL
5 44 (3.34%) Big Data
6 31 (2.36%) KDB
7 30 (2.28%) Hadoop
8 26 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.67%) OLTP
10 13 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.61%) MarkLogic
15 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (2.96%) Subversion
2 27 (2.05%) JIRA
2 27 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.60%) Maven
4 19 (1.44%) JUnit
5 16 (1.22%) Xcode
5 16 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.99%) NUnit
8 12 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.76%) ClearCase
9 10 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.76%) GDB
9 10 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.68%) WebDriver
10 9 (0.68%) Mockito
11 8 (0.61%) Ant
11 8 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 373 (28.34%) Banking
2 341 (25.91%) Finance
3 318 (24.16%) Front Office
4 240 (18.24%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.37%) Law
7 17 (1.29%) Games
8 15 (1.14%) Marketing
9 14 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.91%) Billing
10 12 (0.91%) Back Office
11 11 (0.84%) Electronics
12 8 (0.61%) Retail
12 8 (0.61%) Legal
12 8 (0.61%) Advertising
13 4 (0.30%) Publishing
14 3 (0.23%) Avionics
14 3 (0.23%) Military
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 976 (74.16%) Developer
2 473 (35.94%) C++ Developer
3 130 (9.88%) Java Developer
4 101 (7.67%) Quantitative Developer
5 79 (6.00%) Analyst
6 78 (5.93%) C# Developer
7 75 (5.70%) Senior Developer
8 73 (5.55%) Python Developer
9 52 (3.95%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 41 (3.12%) Architect
11 39 (2.96%) Software Engineer
12 37 (2.81%) Support Analyst
12 37 (2.81%) C++/C# Developer
13 28 (2.13%) Programmer
13 28 (2.13%) Front Office Developer
14 27 (2.05%) C++/Java Developer
14 27 (2.05%) Qt Developer
15 25 (1.90%) Senior C++ Developer
16 22 (1.67%) Applications Support
17 21 (1.60%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (15.58%) .NET
2 154 (11.70%) STL
3 109 (8.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 108 (8.21%) XML
5 89 (6.76%) FIX Protocol
6 66 (5.02%) HTML
7 65 (4.94%) Middleware
8 43 (3.27%) Qt
9 42 (3.19%) Web Services
10 40 (3.04%) OpenGL
11 39 (2.96%) Hibernate
12 38 (2.89%) Spring
13 36 (2.74%) HTML5
14 34 (2.58%) CSS
15 32 (2.43%) WPF
16 31 (2.36%) WCF
17 29 (2.20%) JMS
18 25 (1.90%) XSLT
19 24 (1.82%) JSON
20 21 (1.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 249 (18.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 154 (11.70%) Derivative
3 141 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (9.65%) Fixed Income
5 113 (8.59%) Computer Science
6 82 (6.23%) Mathematics
7 78 (5.93%) Equities
8 74 (5.62%) Grid Computing
9 66 (5.02%) Algorithms
10 51 (3.88%) Open Source
11 35 (2.66%) Physics
12 30 (2.28%) Credit Risk
13 26 (1.98%) User Experience
13 26 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 23 (1.75%) Statistics
15 20 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 19 (1.44%) Market Risk
17 18 (1.37%) STB
18 17 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
18 17 (1.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 450 (34.19%) Linux
2 323 (24.54%) UNIX
3 256 (19.45%) Windows
4 45 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 42 (3.19%) Android
6 35 (2.66%) Solaris
7 19 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
10 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.46%) ThreadX
10 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.38%) VxWorks
11 5 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.23%) AIX
12 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (23.25%) Multithreading
2 271 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (18.62%) OO
4 202 (15.35%) Low Latency
5 152 (11.55%) TDD
6 99 (7.52%) Software Engineering
6 99 (7.52%) Analytics
7 63 (4.79%) OOP
7 63 (4.79%) Risk Management
8 59 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
9 41 (3.12%) Project Management
9 41 (3.12%) Scrum
10 37 (2.81%) OOD
10 37 (2.81%) Algorithmic Trading
11 36 (2.74%) E-Commerce
12 33 (2.51%) Pair Programming
13 32 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (2.28%) Performance Testing
15 28 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (2.05%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 565 (42.93%) Java
2 463 (35.18%) C#
3 372 (28.27%) SQL
4 306 (23.25%) Python
5 198 (15.05%) C
6 116 (8.81%) Perl
7 86 (6.53%) Shell Script
8 67 (5.09%) JavaScript
9 44 (3.34%) VBA
10 41 (3.12%) VB
11 40 (3.04%) Ruby
12 39 (2.96%) Scala
13 36 (2.74%) PL/SQL
14 32 (2.43%) PHP
15 28 (2.13%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.98%) VC++
17 24 (1.82%) Objective-C
18 23 (1.75%) R
19 18 (1.37%) PowerShell
20 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 159 (12.08%) Degree
2 27 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.90%) PhD
4 18 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.38%) CISSP
5 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.30%) MCSA
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.30%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.23%) ISEB
8 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.076%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.076%) OSCP
9 1 (0.076%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.076%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.88%) QA
2 8 (0.61%) ISO 8583
3 5 (0.38%) Basel III
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.61%) Platform Symphony
2 7 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.23%) NFS
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.076%) HDFS
5 1 (0.076%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (0.84%) Puppet
3 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.23%) Nagios
6 2 (0.15%) Opsview
6 2 (0.15%) yum
7 1 (0.076%) SCOM
7 1 (0.076%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.076%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.076%) SCSM
7 1 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.076%) Oozie
7 1 (0.076%) Ambari
7 1 (0.076%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.076%) Control-M
7 1 (0.076%) OpenView
7 1 (0.076%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 223 (16.95%) Oracle
2 87 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 85 (6.46%) Sybase
4 39 (2.96%) TIBCO
5 22 (1.67%) DataSynapse
5 22 (1.67%) ION Trading
6 17 (1.29%) Perforce
7 16 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.22%) Murex
8 14 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.06%) Fidessa
9 13 (0.99%) Reuters
9 13 (0.99%) Bloomberg
10 12 (0.91%) Adobe
11 10 (0.76%) Google
12 9 (0.68%) Cisco
13 8 (0.61%) VeriFone
14 7 (0.53%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.53%) 29West
14 7 (0.53%) F5
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