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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 66 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 669 807 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.76% 3.73% 3.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.84% 9.22% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 595 544
Average daily rate £575 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.48% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 49
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.40 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +2.46%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9774 8755 10492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.36% 40.49% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7129 6327 7141
Average daily rate £425 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 100 118
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.87 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 223 £625 +19.04% 129
Canary Wharf +6 11 £700 +16.66%
Docklands, London -6 3 £594 +15.85%
Hounslow +6 2 £267 -28.80% 4
Greenford - 2 £275 - 2
Harrow - 1 £50 - 5
Croydon - 1 £385 - 6
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Bexleyheath - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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++.

1 556 (40.85%) Java
2 486 (35.71%) C#
3 357 (26.23%) Front Office
4 354 (26.01%) Python
5 345 (25.35%) Banking
6 343 (25.20%) Linux
7 336 (24.69%) SQL
8 313 (23.00%) Finance
9 275 (20.21%) UNIX
10 260 (19.10%) OO
11 257 (18.88%) Windows
12 245 (18.00%) C
13 241 (17.71%) Multithreading
14 235 (17.27%) Investment Banking
15 223 (16.39%) Perl
16 210 (15.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 208 (15.28%) Derivative
18 205 (15.06%) Degree
19 194 (14.25%) Oracle
20 187 (13.74%) Fixed Income
21 180 (13.23%) Analytics
22 171 (12.56%) .NET
23 161 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
24 142 (10.43%) TDD
25 139 (10.21%) STL
26 135 (9.92%) Computer Science
27 131 (9.63%) Software Engineering
28 128 (9.40%) XML
29 121 (8.89%) SQL Server
30 109 (8.01%) Risk Management

C++
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (2.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 22 (1.62%) TIBCO EMS
3 14 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.88%) IIS
5 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.73%) Apache
6 10 (0.73%) Node.js
7 9 (0.66%) SAS
8 8 (0.59%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.44%) GemFire
10 5 (0.37%) MTS
10 5 (0.37%) CICS
10 5 (0.37%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.29%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.29%) CMS
11 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.88%) Mathematica
3 11 (0.81%) MS Office
4 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Maya
8 1 (0.073%) Stata
8 1 (0.073%) MS Project
8 1 (0.073%) SPSS
8 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.073%) XMetaL
8 1 (0.073%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.073%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (0.44%) Summit
3 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.22%) RMDS
5 1 (0.073%) Monis
5 1 (0.073%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.073%) AWD
5 1 (0.073%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.073%) SunGard Panorama
5 1 (0.073%) Endur
5 1 (0.073%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.40%) GitHub
2 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.15%) PaaS
5 2 (0.15%) Force.com
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 43 (3.16%) HTTP
3 12 (0.88%) Firewall
4 9 (0.66%) Internet
5 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.37%) LDAP
6 5 (0.37%) Multicast
7 4 (0.29%) SNMP
7 4 (0.29%) SSL
7 4 (0.29%) VPN
8 3 (0.22%) VoIP
8 3 (0.22%) Wireless
8 3 (0.22%) SSH
8 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.22%) DVB
9 1 (0.073%) RFID
9 1 (0.073%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.073%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.073%) RTSP
9 1 (0.073%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 55 (4.04%) MySQL
4 52 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 30 (2.20%) Big Data
6 26 (1.91%) RDBMS
7 24 (1.76%) KDB
8 22 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.32%) OLTP
12 17 (1.25%) Data Mining
12 17 (1.25%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.66%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.66%) HBase
14 8 (0.59%) DB2
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.44%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 72 (5.29%) Subversion
2 62 (4.56%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 24 (1.76%) Xcode
5 23 (1.69%) JUnit
5 23 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.40%) Mercurial
7 18 (1.32%) Mockito
8 17 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 16 (1.18%) JIRA
9 16 (1.18%) Selenium
10 14 (1.03%) Maven
11 13 (0.96%) Ant
12 12 (0.88%) NUnit
13 11 (0.81%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.73%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 8 (0.59%) ProC
16 7 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 357 (26.23%) Front Office
2 345 (25.35%) Banking
3 313 (23.00%) Finance
4 235 (17.27%) Investment Banking
5 58 (4.26%) Games
6 35 (2.57%) Electronics
7 31 (2.28%) Retail
8 18 (1.32%) Multimedia
9 14 (1.03%) Marketing
10 13 (0.96%) German Language
10 13 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.73%) Back Office
11 10 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.73%) Publishing
12 8 (0.59%) Legal
13 7 (0.51%) Advertising
14 5 (0.37%) Law
15 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 961 (70.61%) Developer
2 398 (29.24%) C++ Developer
3 119 (8.74%) Analyst
4 100 (7.35%) C# Developer
5 89 (6.54%) Java Developer
6 85 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
7 79 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 78 (5.73%) Python Developer
9 59 (4.34%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 57 (4.19%) Software Engineer
11 51 (3.75%) Senior C++ Developer
12 50 (3.67%) Architect
13 40 (2.94%) Android Developer
14 35 (2.57%) iOS Developer
14 35 (2.57%) Support Analyst
15 34 (2.50%) Quantitative Analyst
16 33 (2.42%) Front Office Developer
16 33 (2.42%) Scala Developer
17 31 (2.28%) C++/C# Developer
17 31 (2.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (12.56%) .NET
2 139 (10.21%) STL
3 128 (9.40%) XML
4 86 (6.32%) HTML
5 79 (5.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 67 (4.92%) Middleware
7 65 (4.78%) Web Services
8 58 (4.26%) OpenGL
9 57 (4.19%) CSS
10 51 (3.75%) Spring
11 50 (3.67%) JSON
12 47 (3.45%) HTML5
13 46 (3.38%) Qt
14 40 (2.94%) REST
15 37 (2.72%) WPF
16 33 (2.42%) Rendezvous
17 31 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
18 27 (1.98%) WCF
18 27 (1.98%) OpenGL ES
19 25 (1.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 210 (15.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 208 (15.28%) Derivative
3 187 (13.74%) Fixed Income
4 135 (9.92%) Computer Science
5 77 (5.66%) Credit Risk
6 65 (4.78%) Mathematics
7 64 (4.70%) Open Source
8 54 (3.97%) Grid Computing
9 50 (3.67%) Equities
9 50 (3.67%) Market Risk
10 37 (2.72%) Mobile App
11 30 (2.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 30 (2.20%) Statistics
12 27 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
13 26 (1.91%) Credit Derivative
14 24 (1.76%) Physics
15 21 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
16 20 (1.47%) iPhone
17 19 (1.40%) STB
18 18 (1.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 343 (25.20%) Linux
2 275 (20.21%) UNIX
3 257 (18.88%) Windows
4 96 (7.05%) Android
5 46 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.20%) Windows XP
7 27 (1.98%) Solaris
8 23 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.37%) AIX
13 3 (0.22%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) zOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (19.10%) OO
2 241 (17.71%) Multithreading
3 180 (13.23%) Analytics
4 161 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (10.43%) TDD
6 131 (9.63%) Software Engineering
7 109 (8.01%) Risk Management
8 108 (7.94%) Low Latency
9 82 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (5.88%) OOP
11 74 (5.44%) Unit Testing
12 67 (4.92%) Scrum
13 51 (3.75%) Monte Carlo Method
14 49 (3.60%) Android Development
15 45 (3.31%) iOS Development
16 43 (3.16%) Electronic Trading
17 40 (2.94%) OOD
17 40 (2.94%) Regression Testing
18 37 (2.72%) Refactoring
19 30 (2.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 556 (40.85%) Java
2 486 (35.71%) C#
3 354 (26.01%) Python
4 336 (24.69%) SQL
5 245 (18.00%) C
6 223 (16.39%) Perl
7 99 (7.27%) Scala
8 89 (6.54%) JavaScript
9 82 (6.02%) Ruby
10 79 (5.80%) Shell Script
11 69 (5.07%) VBA
12 52 (3.82%) Objective-C
13 46 (3.38%) PHP
14 29 (2.13%) VB
15 25 (1.84%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.69%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.54%) VC++
18 19 (1.40%) MATLAB
19 18 (1.32%) R
20 16 (1.18%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 205 (15.06%) Degree
2 56 (4.11%) PhD
3 15 (1.10%) MBA
4 13 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.59%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.44%) ISEB
7 4 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.22%) APMP
8 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.22%) CEH
9 2 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.073%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.073%) CCNA
10 1 (0.073%) CISSP
10 1 (0.073%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.073%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.67%) QA
2 15 (1.10%) Basel III
3 9 (0.66%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.29%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.37%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Xen
3 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.073%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.073%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.073%) Varnish
4 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.073%) KVM
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.073%) qmail
4 1 (0.073%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.073%) Snort
4 1 (0.073%) Nmap
4 1 (0.073%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (1.40%) Puppet
2 15 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.96%) Tivoli NetView
4 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.37%) Nagios
6 4 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (0.29%) Control-M
7 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.22%) Cacti
8 2 (0.15%) Munin
8 2 (0.15%) Nessus
8 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.073%) SCCM
9 1 (0.073%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.073%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.073%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 194 (14.25%) Oracle
2 90 (6.61%) Sybase
3 65 (4.78%) Microsoft
4 57 (4.19%) TIBCO
5 51 (3.75%) DataSynapse
6 34 (2.50%) ION Trading
7 29 (2.13%) Perforce
8 26 (1.91%) 29West
9 24 (1.76%) Google
10 20 (1.47%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.18%) Tradeweb
12 14 (1.03%) Informatica
13 13 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
14 12 (0.88%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.73%) Reuters
15 10 (0.73%) Sun
15 10 (0.73%) HP
15 10 (0.73%) IBM
16 9 (0.66%) Facebook
16 9 (0.66%) Twitter
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Search Consultancy
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £39 - £47 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £385 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + lots of overtime!!!!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago