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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 68 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 632 967 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.76% 3.99% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.60% 9.21% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 698 535
Average daily rate
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£550 £545 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £644
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 57
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 £35.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £58.50
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
9569 10504 10204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.78% 43.34% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7466 6975
Average daily rate £430 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £284
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 65 112 151
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -21 163 £588 +6.81% 135
Docklands, London +3 2 £550 +3.52%
Canary Wharf -9 1 £650 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £393 - 4
Harrow - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - - 4
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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++.

1 479 (36.54%) Java
2 412 (31.43%) C#
3 397 (30.28%) Linux
4 377 (28.76%) Python
5 352 (26.85%) SQL
6 331 (25.25%) Banking
7 325 (24.79%) Front Office
8 320 (24.41%) Finance
9 302 (23.04%) UNIX
10 274 (20.90%) C
11 249 (18.99%) Degree
12 218 (16.63%) Multithreading
13 216 (16.48%) OO
14 211 (16.09%) Investment Banking
15 201 (15.33%) Windows
16 197 (15.03%) Fixed Income
17 186 (14.19%) Perl
18 182 (13.88%) Oracle
18 182 (13.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 177 (13.50%) Analytics
20 166 (12.66%) Derivative
21 164 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
22 154 (11.75%) Computer Science
23 150 (11.44%) Low Latency
24 149 (11.37%) Software Engineering
25 134 (10.22%) STL
26 133 (10.14%) TDD
27 132 (10.07%) .NET
28 119 (9.08%) SQL Server
29 104 (7.93%) XML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 23 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 22 (1.68%) Node.js
3 19 (1.45%) Apache
4 16 (1.22%) TIBCO EMS
5 14 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
6 12 (0.92%) SAS
6 12 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.84%) IIS
8 8 (0.61%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.23%) CICS
12 2 (0.15%) MTS
12 2 (0.15%) CMS
12 2 (0.15%) GemFire
12 2 (0.15%) Confluence
12 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.99%) MS Office
3 7 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) Mathematica
4 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.076%) GIMP
6 1 (0.076%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.076%) Maya
6 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.31%) RMDS
3 4 (0.31%) Summit
3 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.23%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.076%) AWD
5 1 (0.076%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.076%) Tridion
5 1 (0.076%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.69%) 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%) Heroku
5 2 (0.15%) IaaS
5 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 38 (2.90%) HTTP
3 14 (1.07%) Multicast
4 10 (0.76%) Firewall
4 10 (0.76%) VoIP
5 8 (0.61%) Internet
6 6 (0.46%) LDAP
7 5 (0.38%) DVB
8 3 (0.23%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.23%) SNMP
8 3 (0.23%) DNS
8 3 (0.23%) SSL
9 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.076%) NFC
10 1 (0.076%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.076%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.076%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.076%) RTSP
10 1 (0.076%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 65 (4.96%) MySQL
4 34 (2.59%) Big Data
5 33 (2.52%) KDB
6 31 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 29 (2.21%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.06%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.99%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.99%) ObjectStore
16 10 (0.76%) OLTP
16 10 (0.76%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 59 (4.50%) Subversion
2 33 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 25 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.60%) JUnit
6 17 (1.30%) Xcode
6 17 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.14%) JIRA
8 14 (1.07%) Mockito
9 13 (0.99%) Ant
10 12 (0.92%) Maven
11 10 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.53%) Selenium
14 6 (0.46%) ProC
14 6 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.46%) NUnit
15 5 (0.38%) Mercurial
16 4 (0.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 331 (25.25%) Banking
2 325 (24.79%) Front Office
3 320 (24.41%) Finance
4 211 (16.09%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.59%) Games
6 31 (2.36%) Electronics
7 23 (1.75%) Retail
7 23 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.84%) Back Office
10 9 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 9 (0.69%) Marketing
11 8 (0.61%) Law
12 7 (0.53%) German Language
13 6 (0.46%) Legal
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) iGaming
15 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 929 (70.86%) Developer
2 396 (30.21%) C++ Developer
3 118 (9.00%) Python Developer
3 118 (9.00%) Quantitative Developer
4 117 (8.92%) Analyst
5 98 (7.48%) Java Developer
6 83 (6.33%) C# Developer
6 83 (6.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 64 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 53 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 38 (2.90%) Quantitative Analyst
9 38 (2.90%) iOS Developer
10 36 (2.75%) Architect
11 35 (2.67%) Front Office Developer
12 32 (2.44%) Support Analyst
13 29 (2.21%) Senior C++ Developer
14 28 (2.14%) Programmer
15 26 (1.98%) C++/C# Developer
15 26 (1.98%) Junior
16 25 (1.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (10.22%) STL
2 132 (10.07%) .NET
3 104 (7.93%) XML
4 100 (7.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 89 (6.79%) HTML
6 71 (5.42%) Web Services
7 50 (3.81%) CSS
7 50 (3.81%) Spring
8 42 (3.20%) Middleware
8 42 (3.20%) Django
8 42 (3.20%) FIX Protocol
9 37 (2.82%) HTML5
9 37 (2.82%) Qt
10 36 (2.75%) OpenGL
11 35 (2.67%) JSON
12 30 (2.29%) jQuery
13 29 (2.21%) SOAP
13 29 (2.21%) WCF
14 28 (2.14%) NumPy
14 28 (2.14%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 197 (15.03%) Fixed Income
2 182 (13.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 166 (12.66%) Derivative
4 154 (11.75%) Computer Science
5 82 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 69 (5.26%) Credit Risk
7 64 (4.88%) Open Source
8 60 (4.58%) Equities
9 41 (3.13%) Physics
10 37 (2.82%) Credit Derivative
11 33 (2.52%) Grid Computing
11 33 (2.52%) Market Risk
12 32 (2.44%) Statistics
13 27 (2.06%) Social Media
13 27 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (1.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 22 (1.68%) iPhone
16 20 (1.53%) Mobile App
17 17 (1.30%) iPad
17 17 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 397 (30.28%) Linux
2 302 (23.04%) UNIX
3 201 (15.33%) Windows
4 57 (4.35%) Android
5 49 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.67%) Solaris
7 18 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.69%) Debian
11 8 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.46%) AIX
13 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.31%) MVS
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (0.31%) VME
15 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.15%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (16.63%) Multithreading
2 216 (16.48%) OO
3 177 (13.50%) Analytics
4 164 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (11.44%) Low Latency
6 149 (11.37%) Software Engineering
7 133 (10.14%) TDD
8 94 (7.17%) Risk Management
9 56 (4.27%) OOP
10 54 (4.12%) Electronic Trading
11 53 (4.04%) Scrum
12 44 (3.36%) Unit Testing
13 43 (3.28%) Workflow
14 42 (3.20%) iOS Development
15 36 (2.75%) Validation
15 36 (2.75%) OOD
16 35 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (2.36%) Monte Carlo Method
18 30 (2.29%) Project Management
19 28 (2.14%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 479 (36.54%) Java
2 412 (31.43%) C#
3 377 (28.76%) Python
4 352 (26.85%) SQL
5 274 (20.90%) C
6 186 (14.19%) Perl
7 103 (7.86%) JavaScript
8 88 (6.71%) Shell Script
9 83 (6.33%) Scala
10 69 (5.26%) VBA
11 53 (4.04%) Ruby
12 52 (3.97%) PHP
13 39 (2.97%) Objective-C
14 33 (2.52%) VB
15 26 (1.98%) R
16 22 (1.68%) VC++
16 22 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 20 (1.53%) Embedded C
18 19 (1.45%) Assembly Language
19 14 (1.07%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 249 (18.99%) Degree
2 66 (5.03%) PhD
3 11 (0.84%) Security Cleared
3 11 (0.84%) MBA
4 8 (0.61%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.31%) ISEB
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.31%) MCSD
5 4 (0.31%) MCSE
5 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.23%) CEH
7 1 (0.076%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.076%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.076%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.076%) HND
7 1 (0.076%) CCNA
7 1 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.30%) QA
2 13 (0.99%) Basel III
3 8 (0.61%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.23%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.076%) JTAG
7 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.46%) Varnish
2 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.15%) HDFS
3 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.076%) Xen
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.076%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.076%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.076%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.076%) qmail
4 1 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.076%) KVM
4 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.076%) Nmap
4 1 (0.076%) Snort
4 1 (0.076%) Squid
4 1 (0.076%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.076%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (1.07%) Puppet
2 11 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.38%) Nagios
4 4 (0.31%) Control-M
4 4 (0.31%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.23%) Cacti
6 2 (0.15%) Nessus
6 2 (0.15%) Opsview
6 2 (0.15%) Oozie
6 2 (0.15%) Munin
6 2 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.076%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.076%) Salt
7 1 (0.076%) logstash
7 1 (0.076%) WMI
7 1 (0.076%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 182 (13.88%) Oracle
2 99 (7.55%) Sybase
3 57 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 42 (3.20%) TIBCO
5 32 (2.44%) ION Trading
6 30 (2.29%) Perforce
7 19 (1.45%) 29West
8 18 (1.37%) Bloomberg
9 13 (0.99%) Adobe
10 12 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.84%) IBM
12 10 (0.76%) Tradeweb
13 9 (0.69%) Infragistics
14 8 (0.61%) HP
14 8 (0.61%) Informatica
14 8 (0.61%) Reuters
14 8 (0.61%) DataSynapse
15 7 (0.53%) DevExpress
16 6 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
16 6 (0.46%) Red Hat
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + (Overtime Available)
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £290.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago