The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 142 151
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 19 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.68% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.71% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 56
Median daily rate £563 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £382 £335
% change year-on-year +7.98% +14.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 24 June 2017, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 58 (100.00%) C++
2 32 (55.17%) Linux
3 29 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 24 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (39.66%) Finance
5 23 (39.66%) Low Latency
6 21 (36.21%) Front Office
7 14 (24.14%) Banking
8 13 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (22.41%) Multithreaded Programming
9 12 (20.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 11 (18.97%) Unix
11 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (15.52%) Python
12 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
13 8 (13.79%) Electronic Trading
13 8 (13.79%) C
13 8 (13.79%) Middleware
14 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
14 7 (12.07%) Equities
14 7 (12.07%) STL
14 7 (12.07%) High-Frequency Trading
14 7 (12.07%) Fintech
14 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
15 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
15 6 (10.34%) Degree
15 6 (10.34%) Derivative
15 6 (10.34%) FIX Protocol

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (1.72%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.72%) KDB
1 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) Front Office
3 14 (24.14%) Banking
4 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (13.79%) Middleware
3 7 (12.07%) STL
4 6 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (5.17%) Qt
5 3 (5.17%) XML
6 2 (3.45%) XSD
7 1 (1.72%) .NET
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.72%) FpML
7 1 (1.72%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.72%) REST
7 1 (1.72%) RESTful
7 1 (1.72%) Web Services
7 1 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (12.07%) Algorithms
4 7 (12.07%) Equities
4 7 (12.07%) Fintech
5 6 (10.34%) Derivative
6 5 (8.62%) Fixed Income
7 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (6.90%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (3.45%) CUDA
9 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
9 2 (3.45%) Grid Computing
9 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
9 2 (3.45%) Market Risk
10 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Linux
2 11 (18.97%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) CentOS
5 2 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 23 (39.66%) Low Latency
3 13 (22.41%) Multithreaded Programming
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.79%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (12.07%) High-Frequency Trading
6 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.34%) OO
7 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.62%) OOP
8 5 (8.62%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (8.62%) TDD
8 5 (8.62%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 4 (6.90%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (6.90%) Data Management
9 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
9 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.17%) High Availability
10 3 (5.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) Python
4 8 (13.79%) C
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) Perl
6 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.72%) PhD
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) MiFID
2 1 (1.72%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Solace
2 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.45%) Talarian
3 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.72%) Eze Software Group
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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