Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 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 > Central London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 143 139
Rank change year-on-year +48 -4 -29
Contract jobs citing C++ 71 142 179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.84% 1.69% 1.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.82% 3.27% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 111 144
Median daily rate £525 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £399 £363 £376
90th Percentile £689 £863 £775
London median daily rate £561 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -6.46% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £32.15 £32.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.78 £37.50 £48.25
London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,859 4,339 4,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.30% 51.61% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,389 3,474 3,987
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.59%
10th Percentile £375 £393 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £56.50 £60.33 £66.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £41.46
% change year-on-year -2.78% -13.16% -2.46%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Central London

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ in Central London.

Daily rate trend for C++ in Central London

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in Central London

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for C++ in Central London

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for C++ in Central London

C++
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +35 61 £557 -14.31% 34
West End of London +18 5 £575 +91.67%
City of Westminster +25 4 £500 +6.38%
C++
London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for C++.

1 42 (59.15%) Python
2 27 (38.03%) C#
3 25 (35.21%) Java
4 20 (28.17%) SQL
5 17 (23.94%) Finance
6 13 (18.31%) Front Office
6 13 (18.31%) Banking
6 13 (18.31%) .NET
7 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
8 11 (15.49%) C
9 9 (12.68%) HTML
9 9 (12.68%) PHP
9 9 (12.68%) Visualisation
10 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.27%) AWS
10 8 (11.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.86%) Games
11 7 (9.86%) CRM
11 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.86%) Azure
12 6 (8.45%) Derivative
12 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
12 6 (8.45%) Data Visualisation
12 6 (8.45%) Analytics
12 6 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (4.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.23%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) AWS
2 7 (9.86%) Azure
3 6 (8.45%) Power Platform
4 3 (4.23%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.23%) Azure Functions
4 3 (4.23%) GCP
4 3 (4.23%) Serverless
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Firewall
1 3 (4.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Power BI
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) Spotfire
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) SSDT
5 1 (1.41%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.23%) Clang
3 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) Appium
4 1 (1.41%) CMake
4 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.41%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Banking
2 13 (18.31%) Front Office
3 7 (9.86%) Games
4 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) French Language
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (66.20%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) C++ Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Python Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Quantitative Developer
5 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.63%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Qualitative Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Quantitative Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 3 (4.23%) CRM Developer
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Front Office Developer
7 3 (4.23%) OpenLink Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) .NET
2 9 (12.68%) HTML
3 8 (11.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (5.63%) FpML
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) WPF
6 2 (2.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.82%) FIXML
6 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 2 (2.82%) Murex Flex
6 2 (2.82%) Murex MxML
6 2 (2.82%) NumPy
6 2 (2.82%) Pandas
6 2 (2.82%) STL
6 2 (2.82%) WCF
6 2 (2.82%) WinForms
7 1 (1.41%) PyTorch
7 1 (1.41%) React
7 1 (1.41%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Derivative
3 6 (8.45%) Fixed Income
4 5 (7.04%) Market Risk
4 5 (7.04%) User Experience
5 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.23%) Animation
6 3 (4.23%) Credit Risk
6 3 (4.23%) Social Media
7 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.82%) Equities
7 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.82%) Swaptions
8 1 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Android
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) CentOS
3 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Visualisation
2 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
3 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.86%) CRM
4 6 (8.45%) Analytics
4 6 (8.45%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
4 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.04%) Low Latency
5 5 (7.04%) Multithreading
5 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.04%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.63%) Machine Learning
7 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.23%) Functional Programming
7 3 (4.23%) Open Source
7 3 (4.23%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) Python
2 27 (38.03%) C#
3 25 (35.21%) Java
4 20 (28.17%) SQL
5 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
6 11 (15.49%) C
7 9 (12.68%) PHP
8 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.04%) VBA
9 4 (5.63%) Objective-C
10 3 (4.23%) Go
10 3 (4.23%) Haskell
11 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.82%) R
11 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.41%) Perl
12 1 (1.41%) Ruby
12 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) CCENT
3 2 (2.82%) CCNA
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.82%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (1.41%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.41%) EnCase
3 1 (1.41%) Grafana
3 1 (1.41%) Kibana
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (1.41%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.23%) OpenLink
4 2 (2.82%) Google
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Murex
4 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.82%) Sybase
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.41%) Netezza
5 1 (1.41%) Remedy
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) Solace
5 1 (1.41%) Teradata