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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
London / City of London
Rank 73 68 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs citing C++ 85 103 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.84% 3.13% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 6.72% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 129
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £738 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £348
% change year-on-year -1.87% +15.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £23.08 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1446 1532 2212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.28% 46.59% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1297 1782
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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

C++
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++ in the City of London.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

C++
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++ in the City of London.

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

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for C++.

1 58 (34.94%) Finance
1 58 (34.94%) Java
2 57 (34.34%) Python
3 55 (33.13%) Linux
4 43 (25.90%) Banking
5 42 (25.30%) Degree
5 42 (25.30%) SQL
6 41 (24.70%) Low Latency
7 39 (23.49%) Multithreading
8 38 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 36 (21.69%) Front Office
11 31 (18.67%) Unix
12 30 (18.07%) OO
13 29 (17.47%) C#
14 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
16 22 (13.25%) SDLC
17 21 (12.65%) Computer Science
17 21 (12.65%) C
17 21 (12.65%) Oracle
18 20 (12.05%) Algorithms
19 19 (11.45%) TDD
19 19 (11.45%) Data Management
19 19 (11.45%) Electronic Trading
19 19 (11.45%) Sybase
19 19 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (10.84%) Investment Banking
21 17 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (10.24%) Mathematics

C++
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.81%) IPython
1 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.20%) Jupyter
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) DataSynapse
3 1 (0.60%) JBoss
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.81%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) AMQP
4 1 (0.60%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.43%) DB2
2 13 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 13 (7.83%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.61%) Big Data
5 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.41%) Tick Data
7 3 (1.81%) KDB
7 3 (1.81%) QlikView
7 3 (1.81%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.20%) MySQL
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.60%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.60%) HBase
9 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.60%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.81%) JIRA
3 3 (1.81%) Subversion
4 2 (1.20%) Bower
4 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.60%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.60%) Appium
5 1 (0.60%) Calabash
5 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.60%) Moq
5 1 (0.60%) NUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.60%) Xcode
General
1 58 (34.94%) Finance
2 43 (25.90%) Banking
3 36 (21.69%) Front Office
4 18 (10.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Games
6 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Advertising
7 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.20%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (67.47%) Developer
2 69 (41.57%) C++ Developer
3 20 (12.05%) Python Developer
3 20 (12.05%) Quantitative Developer
4 16 (9.64%) Analyst
4 16 (9.64%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 13 (7.83%) Data Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) Front Office Developer
6 10 (6.02%) Linux Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Architect
8 8 (4.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.82%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) SQL Data Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (8.43%) STL
3 11 (6.63%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (5.42%) .NET
4 9 (5.42%) XML
5 8 (4.82%) Middleware
6 7 (4.22%) HTML
7 6 (3.61%) cocos2d
7 6 (3.61%) NumPy
7 6 (3.61%) OpenGL
7 6 (3.61%) Pandas
8 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.01%) Qt
9 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.41%) CSS
9 4 (2.41%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (2.41%) REST
9 4 (2.41%) Web Services
10 3 (1.81%) SciPy
10 3 (1.81%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (12.65%) Computer Science
4 20 (12.05%) Algorithms
5 16 (9.64%) Data Structures
6 14 (8.43%) Equities
7 13 (7.83%) Fixed Income
8 10 (6.02%) Derivative
8 10 (6.02%) Fintech
8 10 (6.02%) Market Risk
9 6 (3.61%) Mobile App
10 5 (3.01%) NHS
10 5 (3.01%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (1.81%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (1.81%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.81%) CUDA
12 3 (1.81%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.20%) Grid Computing
13 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.13%) Linux
2 31 (18.67%) Unix
3 11 (6.63%) Android
4 10 (6.02%) Windows
5 8 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.81%) CentOS
7 2 (1.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) MVS
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.70%) Low Latency
2 39 (23.49%) Multithreading
3 30 (18.07%) OO
4 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
6 22 (13.25%) SDLC
7 19 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (11.45%) Data Management
7 19 (11.45%) Electronic Trading
7 19 (11.45%) TDD
8 17 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (10.24%) Mathematics
8 17 (10.24%) Risk Management
9 15 (9.04%) Analytics
10 14 (8.43%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.43%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (7.83%) OOP
11 13 (7.83%) Predictive Modelling
12 11 (6.63%) High Availability
12 11 (6.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 58 (34.94%) Java
2 57 (34.34%) Python
3 42 (25.30%) SQL
4 29 (17.47%) C#
5 21 (12.65%) C
6 15 (9.04%) R
7 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.61%) Perl
9 6 (3.61%) Scala
10 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.41%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.20%) Go
11 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.20%) VC++
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (25.30%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) PhD
3 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.22%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.60%) IFRS
4 1 (0.60%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.81%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) Ansible
2 2 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.60%) Control-M
3 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Oracle
2 19 (11.45%) Sybase
3 12 (7.23%) Netezza
3 12 (7.23%) Teradata
4 5 (3.01%) Tableau
5 4 (2.41%) Google
5 4 (2.41%) IBM
5 4 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.81%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.81%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.20%) Eze Software Group
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.20%) Solace
8 1 (0.60%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.60%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Splunk
8 1 (0.60%) Talarian
8 1 (0.60%) Typemock
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