Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £850 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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++ Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 230 186
Rank change year-on-year +6 -44 +20
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 14 25 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.36% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.38% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 51
City of London median daily rate £850 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £600 £423 £450
90th Percentile £875 £735 £788
Central London median daily rate £700 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +27.27% -4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,004 6,641 6,340
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 94.87% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,665 5,220 4,872
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.50% +9.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 128 77
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% -4.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.24 £13.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £26.42 £30.30
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.69
% change year-on-year +12.30% +0.04% -0.17%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (21.43%) STL
4 3 (21.43%) Equities
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
6 1 (7.14%) Backtesting
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 1 (7.14%) Market Making
6 1 (7.14%) Clang
6 1 (7.14%) Tick Data
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Clang
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (21.43%) STL
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Kafka
3 1 (7.14%) LLVM
3 1 (7.14%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Equities
2 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
2 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
2 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
3 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
3 1 (7.14%) Market Making
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Physics
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Informatica
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle