Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 October 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++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 113 158
Rank change year-on-year +54 +45 -75
Contract jobs citing C++ 56 124 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.12% 2.08% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.40% 4.15% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 98 99
Median daily rate £553 £625 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +6.38% -2.08%
10th Percentile £382 £425 £375
90th Percentile £728 £825 £903
Central London median daily rate £551 £600 £531
% change year-on-year -8.13% +12.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 875 2,989 3,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.80% 50.24% 53.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 2,449 3,163
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £400 £375
90th Percentile £690 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.28 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -2.18% +72.51%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.02 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.40 £55.18 £62.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.55
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.23% +28.50%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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

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

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

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

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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

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

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

Hourly rate trend for C++ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for C++.

1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (48.21%) Python
3 26 (46.43%) Front Office
4 22 (39.29%) C#
5 20 (35.71%) Java
5 20 (35.71%) Banking
6 17 (30.36%) Linux
6 17 (30.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (26.79%) SQL
8 14 (25.00%) Analytics
9 13 (23.21%) Mathematics
10 11 (19.64%) Validation
11 10 (17.86%) Risk Management
12 9 (16.07%) Investment Banking
12 9 (16.07%) Flow Trading
13 8 (14.29%) AWS
13 8 (14.29%) Derivative
13 8 (14.29%) Fixed Income
13 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 7 (12.50%) Web Services
14 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.50%) Market Risk
14 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (10.71%) DevOps
15 6 (10.71%) GCP
15 6 (10.71%) Azure
15 6 (10.71%) Scrum
16 5 (8.93%) CMS
16 5 (8.93%) IBM
16 5 (8.93%) Unix

C++
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 5 (8.93%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) CICS
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) AWS
2 6 (10.71%) Azure
2 6 (10.71%) GCP
3 4 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.57%) Apigee
4 2 (3.57%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.79%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.79%) Datadog
5 1 (1.79%) GitHub
5 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Multicast
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Redis
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) GCC
2 3 (5.36%) GDB
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Grunt
3 2 (3.57%) gulp
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Front Office
3 20 (35.71%) Banking
4 9 (16.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.36%) French Language
5 3 (5.36%) International Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
7 1 (1.79%) Automotive
7 1 (1.79%) Games
7 1 (1.79%) Law
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (60.71%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Qualitative Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Quantitative Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Quantitative Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C++ Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Front Office Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Pricing Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Python Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C++ Pricing Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Pricing Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Validation Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Market Risk Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (7.14%) STL
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) Kafka
4 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.36%) React
4 3 (5.36%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (3.57%) Flask
5 2 (3.57%) JAX-RS
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) Redux
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) Spring
5 2 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (3.57%) WCF
5 2 (3.57%) WPF
6 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (14.29%) Derivative
2 8 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Market Risk
4 5 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.36%) Blog
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Native
6 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.36%) Equities
7 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) AS400
8 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Analytics
2 13 (23.21%) Mathematics
3 11 (19.64%) Validation
4 10 (17.86%) Risk Management
5 9 (16.07%) Flow Trading
6 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.71%) DevOps
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
8 5 (8.93%) API Development
8 5 (8.93%) Quantitative Finance
9 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (7.14%) Machine Learning
9 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (5.36%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (5.36%) Build Automation
10 3 (5.36%) Physics
10 3 (5.36%) Stochastic Calculus
10 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Python
2 22 (39.29%) C#
3 20 (35.71%) Java
4 15 (26.79%) SQL
5 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.93%) Perl
7 4 (7.14%) C
7 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.57%) ES6
8 2 (3.57%) Haskell
9 1 (1.79%) COBOL
9 1 (1.79%) Go
9 1 (1.79%) JCL
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
9 1 (1.79%) PL/1
9 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) PhD
3 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.79%) GCFA
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (3.57%) etcd
2 2 (3.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.14%) Terraform
3 2 (3.57%) Consul
4 1 (1.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Grafana
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) IBM
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) FIS
3 3 (5.36%) SunGard
4 2 (3.57%) Google
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.57%) WSO2
5 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.79%) CA
5 1 (1.79%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk