The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
London / City of London
Rank 116 116 152
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 39 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 1.29% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.36% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 38
Median daily rate £600 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £363 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  

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 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
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 £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 69 (100.00%) C++
2 33 (47.83%) Linux
3 31 (44.93%) Low Latency
4 30 (43.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (42.03%) Multithreading
6 24 (34.78%) Front Office
7 22 (31.88%) Finance
8 17 (24.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 15 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
9 15 (21.74%) Banking
9 15 (21.74%) Degree
10 14 (20.29%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) STL
10 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (18.84%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (18.84%) Unix
12 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
12 12 (17.39%) Algorithms
13 11 (15.94%) OO
13 11 (15.94%) Risk Management
14 10 (14.49%) Python
15 9 (13.04%) OOP
16 8 (11.59%) Equities
16 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (11.59%) FIX Protocol
16 8 (11.59%) High Availability
16 8 (11.59%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 8 (11.59%) High-Frequency Trading
17 7 (10.14%) Derivative
17 7 (10.14%) Middleware

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) DB2
1 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (34.78%) Front Office
2 22 (31.88%) Finance
3 15 (21.74%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.90%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (20.29%) STL
3 8 (11.59%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (10.14%) Middleware
5 5 (7.25%) OpenGL
6 4 (5.80%) Qt
7 3 (4.35%) .NET
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.35%) WPF
7 3 (4.35%) XML
8 2 (2.90%) CORBA
8 2 (2.90%) XSD
9 1 (1.45%) FpML
9 1 (1.45%) iOS SDK
9 1 (1.45%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.45%) OpenCV
9 1 (1.45%) REST
9 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (17.39%) Algorithms
4 8 (11.59%) Equities
5 7 (10.14%) Derivative
6 6 (8.70%) Market Risk
7 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.25%) Fintech
8 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
8 4 (5.80%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (4.35%) Hedge funds
10 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.45%) Animation
11 1 (1.45%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (1.45%) CUDA
11 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.45%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) Linux
2 13 (18.84%) Unix
3 4 (5.80%) Android
4 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.35%) CentOS
5 2 (2.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Low Latency
2 29 (42.03%) Multithreading
3 15 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
4 13 (18.84%) Multithreaded Programming
5 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 11 (15.94%) OO
6 11 (15.94%) Risk Management
7 9 (13.04%) OOP
8 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.59%) High Availability
8 8 (11.59%) High-Frequency Trading
8 8 (11.59%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 6 (8.70%) Mathematics
10 5 (7.25%) Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (7.25%) Analytics
10 5 (7.25%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (5.80%) Physics
11 4 (5.80%) TDD
12 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
12 3 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (100.00%) C++
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 10 (14.49%) Python
4 7 (10.14%) C
5 6 (8.70%) C#
5 6 (8.70%) Java
6 4 (5.80%) Perl
7 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) MiFID
1 2 (2.90%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
2 2 (2.90%) Eze Software Group
2 2 (2.90%) Google
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
2 2 (2.90%) Solace
2 2 (2.90%) Sybase
3 1 (1.45%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.45%) Talarian
3 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + FINANCE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago