Period
to 7 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 213 220
Rank change year-on-year +72 +7 -50
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 9 22 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 33
Median daily rate £615 £850 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.65% +41.67% -
10th Percentile £459 £485 £433
90th Percentile £758 £850 £718
Central London median daily rate £569 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +3.41% -4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,750 5,973 6,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 93.69% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,971 4,612 5,111
Median daily rate £500 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 67 110
Median hourly rate £32.88 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.55% +12.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £35.45
Median hourly rate £34.25 £20.65 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.90% +8.66% +12.31%

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

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London.

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 7 June 2020, 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 9 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Front Office
4 3 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematical Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Murex Flex
5 2 (22.22%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (22.22%) Murex MxML
5 2 (22.22%) STL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) Murex
5 2 (22.22%) FpML
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (22.22%) Equities
6 1 (11.11%) WinForms
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Games
6 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
6 1 (11.11%) Xcode

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon ECS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) CMake
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (22.22%) FpML
1 2 (22.22%) Murex Flex
1 2 (22.22%) Murex MxML
1 2 (22.22%) STL
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
2 1 (11.11%) MFC
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (22.22%) Equities
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Animation
3 1 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithmic Trading
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematical Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Murex
2 1 (11.11%) Cognizant
2 1 (11.11%) Solace
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase