The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 73 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 634 995 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.70% 4.10% 3.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.51% 9.41% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 709 545
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 63
Average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £35.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.05 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9740 10575 10344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.42% 43.59% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6962 7470 7128
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
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 65 104 162
Average hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C++
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -17 173 £581 +5.68% 126
Docklands, London +6 2 £550 +3.52%
Canary Wharf -7 1 £650 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Croydon - - - - 6
Harrow - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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++.

1 469 (36.33%) Java
2 399 (30.91%) Linux
3 397 (30.75%) C#
4 368 (28.51%) Python
5 355 (27.50%) SQL
6 321 (24.86%) Banking
7 320 (24.79%) Front Office
8 313 (24.24%) Finance
9 303 (23.47%) UNIX
10 267 (20.68%) C
11 250 (19.36%) Degree
12 212 (16.42%) Multithreading
12 212 (16.42%) OO
13 202 (15.65%) Investment Banking
14 192 (14.87%) Windows
15 190 (14.72%) Fixed Income
16 183 (14.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 180 (13.94%) Oracle
18 179 (13.87%) Analytics
19 178 (13.79%) Perl
20 168 (13.01%) Derivative
21 159 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
22 153 (11.85%) Computer Science
23 151 (11.70%) Low Latency
24 149 (11.54%) Software Engineering
25 136 (10.53%) TDD
26 132 (10.22%) STL
27 121 (9.37%) .NET
28 115 (8.91%) SQL Server
29 109 (8.44%) JavaScript

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (1.86%) WebSphere
2 22 (1.70%) Node.js
3 18 (1.39%) Apache
4 12 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
5 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.85%) SAS
6 10 (0.77%) IIS
7 8 (0.62%) ColdFusion
8 7 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.15%) CMS
11 2 (0.15%) CICS
11 2 (0.15%) MTS
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.15%) Confluence
12 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.01%) MS Office
3 7 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.23%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.077%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.077%) GIMP
7 1 (0.077%) MS Project
7 1 (0.077%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (0.70%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.31%) Summit
3 4 (0.31%) RMDS
4 3 (0.23%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.077%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.077%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.077%) Tridion
5 1 (0.077%) Endur
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.077%) AWD
5 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.70%) GitHub
3 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.23%) Force.com
5 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.15%) PaaS
5 2 (0.15%) Heroku
5 2 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 36 (2.79%) HTTP
3 16 (1.24%) Multicast
4 10 (0.77%) VoIP
5 9 (0.70%) Firewall
6 8 (0.62%) Internet
7 6 (0.46%) LDAP
8 4 (0.31%) DVB
9 3 (0.23%) SSL
9 3 (0.23%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.23%) SNMP
10 2 (0.15%) DNS
10 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.077%) VPN
11 1 (0.077%) Wireless
11 1 (0.077%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.077%) RTSP
11 1 (0.077%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.077%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.077%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 66 (5.11%) MySQL
4 38 (2.94%) Big Data
5 36 (2.79%) KDB
6 30 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 30 (2.32%) RDBMS
6 30 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.09%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.08%) ObjectStore
12 14 (1.08%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.77%) OLTP
14 10 (0.77%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.77%) HBase
Development Applications
1 61 (4.73%) Subversion
2 33 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.09%) Visual Studio
4 25 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.70%) JUnit
6 16 (1.24%) Xcode
6 16 (1.24%) JIRA
7 15 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.08%) Maven
8 14 (1.08%) Mockito
9 13 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.01%) Ant
10 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.70%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.54%) Selenium
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.46%) NUnit
12 6 (0.46%) ProC
13 4 (0.31%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 321 (24.86%) Banking
2 320 (24.79%) Front Office
3 313 (24.24%) Finance
4 202 (15.65%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.48%) Electronics
6 27 (2.09%) Games
7 25 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.78%) Retail
9 14 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.85%) Back Office
10 11 (0.85%) Marketing
11 6 (0.46%) Law
11 6 (0.46%) Legal
12 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.39%) German Language
12 5 (0.39%) Publishing
13 3 (0.23%) iGaming
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
13 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 922 (71.42%) Developer
2 386 (29.90%) C++ Developer
3 120 (9.30%) Python Developer
4 118 (9.14%) Quantitative Developer
5 113 (8.75%) Analyst
6 100 (7.75%) Java Developer
7 87 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 83 (6.43%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 65 (5.03%) Software Engineer
10 51 (3.95%) Senior Developer
11 38 (2.94%) Front Office Developer
12 37 (2.87%) Quantitative Analyst
13 36 (2.79%) iOS Developer
14 32 (2.48%) Architect
15 30 (2.32%) Support Analyst
16 28 (2.17%) Senior C++ Developer
16 28 (2.17%) C++/C# Developer
17 26 (2.01%) Programmer
17 26 (2.01%) Junior
18 22 (1.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (10.22%) STL
2 121 (9.37%) .NET
3 106 (8.21%) XML
4 100 (7.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 93 (7.20%) HTML
6 67 (5.19%) Web Services
7 52 (4.03%) Spring
8 51 (3.95%) CSS
9 45 (3.49%) Django
10 43 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
11 41 (3.18%) Middleware
11 41 (3.18%) HTML5
12 35 (2.71%) Qt
13 34 (2.63%) JSON
13 34 (2.63%) OpenGL
14 32 (2.48%) jQuery
15 30 (2.32%) WCF
16 29 (2.25%) SciPy
16 29 (2.25%) NumPy
17 28 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 190 (14.72%) Fixed Income
2 183 (14.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 168 (13.01%) Derivative
4 153 (11.85%) Computer Science
5 83 (6.43%) Mathematics
6 62 (4.80%) Credit Risk
7 61 (4.73%) Equities
8 60 (4.65%) Open Source
9 42 (3.25%) Physics
10 35 (2.71%) Grid Computing
11 34 (2.63%) Credit Derivative
12 33 (2.56%) Statistics
13 31 (2.40%) Market Risk
14 28 (2.17%) Social Media
14 28 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
15 27 (2.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 20 (1.55%) iPhone
17 19 (1.47%) Mobile App
18 17 (1.32%) Client/Server
18 17 (1.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 399 (30.91%) Linux
2 303 (23.47%) UNIX
3 192 (14.87%) Windows
4 56 (4.34%) Android
5 48 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.71%) Solaris
7 18 (1.39%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (0.70%) Debian
12 6 (0.46%) AIX
13 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.31%) MVS
14 4 (0.31%) VME
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.23%) SUSE
15 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.15%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (16.42%) OO
1 212 (16.42%) Multithreading
2 179 (13.87%) Analytics
3 159 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (11.70%) Low Latency
5 149 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 136 (10.53%) TDD
7 93 (7.20%) Risk Management
8 53 (4.11%) OOP
8 53 (4.11%) Electronic Trading
9 49 (3.80%) Scrum
10 42 (3.25%) Workflow
10 42 (3.25%) Unit Testing
11 40 (3.10%) iOS Development
12 38 (2.94%) Validation
13 33 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (2.48%) OOD
15 30 (2.32%) Algorithmic Trading
16 28 (2.17%) Monte Carlo Method
17 27 (2.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 469 (36.33%) Java
2 397 (30.75%) C#
3 368 (28.51%) Python
4 355 (27.50%) SQL
5 267 (20.68%) C
6 178 (13.79%) Perl
7 109 (8.44%) JavaScript
8 87 (6.74%) Shell Script
9 82 (6.35%) Scala
10 68 (5.27%) VBA
11 50 (3.87%) Ruby
12 46 (3.56%) PHP
13 35 (2.71%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.32%) VB
15 29 (2.25%) R
16 23 (1.78%) VC++
17 21 (1.63%) Embedded C
18 20 (1.55%) VB.NET
19 18 (1.39%) Assembly Language
20 15 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 250 (19.36%) Degree
2 67 (5.19%) PhD
3 11 (0.85%) MBA
4 10 (0.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.31%) MCSD
6 4 (0.31%) MCSE
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.23%) ISEB
7 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.077%) HND
8 1 (0.077%) CCNA
8 1 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.077%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.077%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.077%) CEH
8 1 (0.077%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.39%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) Basel III
3 8 (0.62%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.23%) EMIR
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.077%) SLA
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (0.46%) Varnish
2 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.15%) NFS
3 2 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.077%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.077%) RACF
4 1 (0.077%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.077%) Snort
4 1 (0.077%) Nmap
4 1 (0.077%) Squid
4 1 (0.077%) Xen
4 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.077%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.077%) KVM
4 1 (0.077%) qmail
4 1 (0.077%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.077%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.077%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 16 (1.24%) Puppet
2 12 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.39%) Nagios
4 4 (0.31%) Control-M
4 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.23%) Cacti
6 2 (0.15%) Munin
6 2 (0.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.15%) Nessus
6 2 (0.15%) Opsview
6 2 (0.15%) Oozie
7 1 (0.077%) logstash
7 1 (0.077%) Salt
7 1 (0.077%) WMI
7 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.077%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 180 (13.94%) Oracle
2 90 (6.97%) Sybase
3 57 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 34 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 29 (2.25%) Perforce
5 29 (2.25%) ION Trading
6 16 (1.24%) Bloomberg
7 15 (1.16%) Adobe
8 13 (1.01%) IBM
9 12 (0.93%) 29West
9 12 (0.93%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.77%) DataSynapse
11 9 (0.70%) Infragistics
11 9 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.62%) Informatica
12 8 (0.62%) Reuters
12 8 (0.62%) HP
12 8 (0.62%) Tradeweb
13 7 (0.54%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.46%) Teradata
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £425 to £450 p/day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £734.25 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £35 to £55 per hour Rates dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago