The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C++
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 5.56% 6.50% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.54% 17.02% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £650 £600 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 52 47 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 48.15% 38.21% 42.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 56
Median daily rate £600 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Canary Wharf

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Canary Wharf

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for C++.

1 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Investment Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
4 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (30.77%) KDB
5 4 (30.77%) High-Frequency Trading
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (15.38%) J2EE
7 2 (15.38%) DB2

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) KDB
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) DB2
3 2 (15.38%) Kdb+
3 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Investment Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C++ Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) KDB Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Fintech
2 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (30.77%) High-Frequency Trading
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Time Series Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft