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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 72 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing C++ 596 669 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.67% 2.76% 3.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.42% 6.86% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 524 604
Average daily rate
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£558 £575 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £343 £310
% change year-on-year
- +10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 25
Average hourly rate £29.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.80%
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
9278 9756 8895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.60% 40.28% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6651 7104 6436
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 67 100
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -23 129 £550 -12.00% 90
Canary Wharf -3 9 £520 -25.71%
Harrow +3 1 £290 +480.00% 1
Docklands, London +2 1 £595 +0.21%
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Brentford - - - - 3
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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++.

1 531 (44.36%) Java
2 436 (36.42%) C#
3 412 (34.42%) Linux
4 364 (30.41%) SQL
5 337 (28.15%) Finance
6 324 (27.07%) Banking
7 314 (26.23%) Front Office
8 304 (25.40%) UNIX
9 285 (23.81%) Multithreading
10 276 (23.06%) Python
11 225 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
12 213 (17.79%) Investment Banking
13 206 (17.21%) Windows
14 202 (16.88%) Oracle
15 200 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 199 (16.62%) .NET
17 198 (16.54%) OO
18 183 (15.29%) Low Latency
19 175 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
20 161 (13.45%) C
21 144 (12.03%) Derivative
22 143 (11.95%) Fixed Income
23 139 (11.61%) Degree
24 132 (11.03%) STL
25 125 (10.44%) Perl
26 123 (10.28%) SQL Server
27 109 (9.11%) TDD
28 102 (8.52%) Computer Science
29 99 (8.27%) JavaScript
30 90 (7.52%) Analytics

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (2.51%) Tomcat
2 29 (2.42%) IIS
3 20 (1.67%) Apache
4 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
4 12 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.58%) Node.js
7 7 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
8 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
10 4 (0.33%) JBoss
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.25%) SAS
11 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.09%) MS Office
3 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.42%) Maya
6 4 (0.33%) MS Project
7 3 (0.25%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.67%) Summit
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) RMDS
5 2 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.084%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.084%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.084%) HFM
6 1 (0.084%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.084%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.42%) GitHub
2 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.084%) SaaS
3 1 (0.084%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.26%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.92%) Firewall
3 13 (1.09%) HTTP
4 8 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.58%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.50%) Internet
6 6 (0.50%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.42%) SSL
8 4 (0.33%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.25%) FTP
9 3 (0.25%) DVB
9 3 (0.25%) AMQP
10 2 (0.17%) Multicast
10 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.17%) Wireless
11 1 (0.084%) IPsec
11 1 (0.084%) NFC
11 1 (0.084%) LTE
11 1 (0.084%) VPN
11 1 (0.084%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 49 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 39 (3.26%) Big Data
5 35 (2.92%) MySQL
6 34 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 31 (2.59%) KDB
8 23 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.75%) OLTP
10 18 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (1.34%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.75%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.67%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.67%) HBase
15 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 61 (5.10%) Subversion
2 43 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.92%) JIRA
5 33 (2.76%) Maven
6 32 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.09%) Ant
8 24 (2.01%) NUnit
9 22 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.67%) Gradle
11 19 (1.59%) JUnit
12 17 (1.42%) Mercurial
12 17 (1.42%) Xcode
12 17 (1.42%) MSBuild
13 13 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.84%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.75%) ClearCase
15 9 (0.75%) GDB
16 8 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 337 (28.15%) Finance
2 324 (27.07%) Banking
3 314 (26.23%) Front Office
4 213 (17.79%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.59%) Law
6 19 (1.59%) Games
7 13 (1.09%) Retail
7 13 (1.09%) Marketing
8 12 (1.00%) Advertising
8 12 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.92%) Back Office
10 9 (0.75%) Electronics
11 5 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.33%) Automotive
12 4 (0.33%) Billing
12 4 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Avionics
13 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 859 (71.76%) Developer
2 426 (35.59%) C++ Developer
3 118 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 97 (8.10%) C# Developer
5 81 (6.77%) Analyst
6 73 (6.10%) Quantitative Developer
7 70 (5.85%) Senior Developer
8 46 (3.84%) C++/C# Developer
9 45 (3.76%) Python Developer
10 40 (3.34%) Architect
11 38 (3.17%) C++/Java Developer
12 37 (3.09%) Programmer
13 34 (2.84%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 32 (2.67%) Software Engineer
15 27 (2.26%) .NET Developer
16 25 (2.09%) Support Analyst
17 22 (1.84%) iOS Developer
18 21 (1.75%) Applications Support
19 18 (1.50%) Senior C++ Developer
19 18 (1.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (16.62%) .NET
2 132 (11.03%) STL
3 83 (6.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 82 (6.85%) XML
5 74 (6.18%) FIX Protocol
6 72 (6.02%) HTML
7 61 (5.10%) Middleware
8 41 (3.43%) CSS
9 37 (3.09%) Rendezvous
10 34 (2.84%) WPF
11 33 (2.76%) Web Services
12 30 (2.51%) HTML5
12 30 (2.51%) WCF
13 29 (2.42%) ASP.NET
14 24 (2.01%) REST
15 23 (1.92%) JSON
16 20 (1.67%) Spring
16 20 (1.67%) Django
16 20 (1.67%) Qt
17 18 (1.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 200 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 175 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (12.03%) Derivative
4 143 (11.95%) Fixed Income
5 102 (8.52%) Computer Science
6 87 (7.27%) Equities
7 69 (5.76%) Algorithms
8 65 (5.43%) Mathematics
9 45 (3.76%) Grid Computing
10 34 (2.84%) Physics
11 33 (2.76%) Open Source
12 31 (2.59%) Credit Risk
13 24 (2.01%) Market Risk
14 22 (1.84%) Statistics
15 21 (1.75%) Hedge funds
16 19 (1.59%) User Experience
16 19 (1.59%) Data Structures
17 14 (1.17%) STB
18 12 (1.00%) Client/Server
18 12 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 412 (34.42%) Linux
2 304 (25.40%) UNIX
3 206 (17.21%) Windows
4 44 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 41 (3.43%) Android
6 26 (2.17%) Solaris
7 23 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.42%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.25%) ThreadX
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.25%) VMS
12 3 (0.25%) OpenVMS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (23.81%) Multithreading
2 225 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (16.54%) OO
4 183 (15.29%) Low Latency
5 109 (9.11%) TDD
6 90 (7.52%) Analytics
7 84 (7.02%) OOP
8 72 (6.02%) Software Engineering
9 65 (5.43%) Electronic Trading
10 64 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (4.59%) Risk Management
12 48 (4.01%) Scrum
13 44 (3.68%) Algorithmic Trading
14 39 (3.26%) Unit Testing
15 38 (3.17%) E-Commerce
16 31 (2.59%) Project Management
17 28 (2.34%) iOS Development
18 27 (2.26%) Validation
18 27 (2.26%) Release Management
19 26 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 531 (44.36%) Java
2 436 (36.42%) C#
3 364 (30.41%) SQL
4 276 (23.06%) Python
5 161 (13.45%) C
6 125 (10.44%) Perl
7 99 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 77 (6.43%) Shell Script
9 49 (4.09%) VBA
10 47 (3.93%) VB
11 46 (3.84%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.51%) R
12 30 (2.51%) Ruby
13 28 (2.34%) PHP
14 25 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 25 (2.09%) Scala
15 24 (2.01%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.42%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.42%) VC++
17 14 (1.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (11.61%) Degree
2 28 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.17%) PhD
4 21 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.50%) CISSP
6 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.33%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.17%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.17%) ISEB
9 1 (0.084%) CEH
9 1 (0.084%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.084%) CISA
9 1 (0.084%) OSCP
9 1 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.26%) QA
2 8 (0.67%) ISO 8583
3 5 (0.42%) COREP
3 5 (0.42%) FINREP
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (0.17%) KVM
2 2 (0.17%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.17%) QEMU
3 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.084%) HDFS
3 1 (0.084%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.084%) Firmware
3 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (3.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (1.42%) BladeLogic
3 12 (1.00%) Puppet
4 11 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.33%) yum
7 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.084%) Oozie
8 1 (0.084%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.084%) SCSM
8 1 (0.084%) SCOM
8 1 (0.084%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.084%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.084%) Control-M
8 1 (0.084%) Nagios
8 1 (0.084%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 202 (16.88%) Oracle
2 70 (5.85%) TIBCO
3 69 (5.76%) Sybase
4 61 (5.10%) Microsoft
5 26 (2.17%) ION Trading
6 23 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.34%) Perforce
8 13 (1.09%) Splunk
9 12 (1.00%) IBM
10 10 (0.84%) Bloomberg
10 10 (0.84%) VMware
10 10 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 9 (0.75%) Fidessa
12 8 (0.67%) Informatica
12 8 (0.67%) VeriFone
13 7 (0.58%) 29West
14 6 (0.50%) DataSynapse
14 6 (0.50%) Murex
14 6 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.50%) SAP
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