Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 66 117
Rank change year-on-year -24 +51 +40
Contract jobs citing C++ 97 56 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.49% 3.10% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.20% 6.35% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 33 91
10th Percentile £536 £433 £425
25th Percentile £613 £525 £540
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £602 £625
Median % change year-on-year +12.06% -3.62% +4.17%
75th Percentile £772 £713 £700
90th Percentile £881 £750 £825
Central London median daily rate £681 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +13.54% - +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 1,866 882 2,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.92% 48.78% 50.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,472 676 2,455
10th Percentile £413 £363 £400
25th Percentile £500 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
10th Percentile £26.15 £12.75 "
25th Percentile £32.00 £19.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £28.75 £22.33
Median % change year-on-year +26.96% +28.75% -39.80%
75th Percentile £61.56 £37.56 £51.25
90th Percentile £67.98 £39.48 £54.85
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £28.75 £22.42
% change year-on-year +26.96% +28.26% -24.13%

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021, 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 51 (52.58%) Python
2 50 (51.55%) Finance
3 40 (41.24%) Java
4 27 (27.84%) Banking
5 23 (23.71%) Mathematics
6 21 (21.65%) Derivative
7 20 (20.62%) SQL
8 19 (19.59%) AWS
8 19 (19.59%) Analytics
9 18 (18.56%) Azure
9 18 (18.56%) C
9 18 (18.56%) Degree
9 18 (18.56%) Equities
9 18 (18.56%) Front Office
10 17 (17.53%) Computer Science
11 15 (15.46%) Investment Banking
11 15 (15.46%) C#
11 15 (15.46%) Oracle
11 15 (15.46%) DevOps
12 14 (14.43%) Hedge funds
12 14 (14.43%) VBA
12 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.43%) Fixed Income
13 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
13 13 (13.40%) Social Skills
14 11 (11.34%) Hadoop
14 11 (11.34%) Algorithms
15 10 (10.31%) SDLC
15 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
15 10 (10.31%) Machine Learning

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 9 (9.28%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.12%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (3.09%) Apache
3 3 (3.09%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.03%) GemFire
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (1.03%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.59%) AWS
2 18 (18.56%) Azure
3 6 (6.19%) Serverless
4 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.12%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.12%) GCP
5 3 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.06%) Azure Logic Apps
6 2 (2.06%) Route 53
7 1 (1.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.03%) Azure Storage
7 1 (1.03%) GitHub
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.03%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) BGP
2 2 (2.06%) LAN
2 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.03%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) Hadoop
2 8 (8.25%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) Big Data
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.15%) Tableau
5 4 (4.12%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.12%) Data Lake
5 4 (4.12%) Impala
5 4 (4.12%) Presto
5 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.03%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.03%) KDB
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.15%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.09%) Subversion
3 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.06%) CMake
3 2 (2.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.03%) JMeter
4 1 (1.03%) JUnit
4 1 (1.03%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.03%) Xcode
General
1 50 (51.55%) Finance
2 27 (27.84%) Banking
3 18 (18.56%) Front Office
4 15 (15.46%) Investment Banking
5 13 (13.40%) Social Skills
6 8 (8.25%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (7.22%) Financial Institution
8 5 (5.15%) Legal
9 3 (3.09%) International Banking
10 2 (2.06%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (1.03%) Back Office
11 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (61.86%) Developer
2 28 (28.87%) C++ Developer
3 20 (20.62%) Python Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Qualitative Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Quantitative Analyst
5 12 (12.37%) Quantitative Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Risk Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Analytics Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Market Risk Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Architect
9 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Data Scientist
9 5 (5.15%) Front Office Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Market Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
2 9 (9.28%) NumPy
2 9 (9.28%) Pandas
3 8 (8.25%) Node.js
3 8 (8.25%) React
4 7 (7.22%) .NET
4 7 (7.22%) Angular 2
4 7 (7.22%) jQuery
4 7 (7.22%) PyTorch
5 5 (5.15%) XML
6 4 (4.12%) Kafka
7 3 (3.09%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 3 (3.09%) STL
7 3 (3.09%) XSLT
8 2 (2.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.06%) gRPC
8 2 (2.06%) JSON
9 1 (1.03%) .NET Core
9 1 (1.03%) NgRx
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.65%) Derivative
2 18 (18.56%) Equities
3 14 (14.43%) Fixed Income
3 14 (14.43%) Hedge funds
4 11 (11.34%) Algorithms
5 9 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (9.28%) Swaptions
6 8 (8.25%) Credit Risk
6 8 (8.25%) Market Risk
7 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.06%) DTCC
8 2 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.06%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.03%) Animation
9 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Linux
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.03%) Unix
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Mathematics
2 19 (19.59%) Analytics
3 17 (17.53%) Computer Science
4 15 (15.46%) DevOps
5 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.31%) Data Science
6 10 (10.31%) Machine Learning
6 10 (10.31%) Model Validation
6 10 (10.31%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.31%) SDLC
6 10 (10.31%) Validation
7 9 (9.28%) Data Engineering
7 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.25%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (7.22%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (7.22%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.22%) Statistics
10 6 (6.19%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.58%) Python
2 40 (41.24%) Java
3 20 (20.62%) SQL
4 18 (18.56%) C
5 15 (15.46%) C#
6 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
6 14 (14.43%) VBA
7 8 (8.25%) R
8 5 (5.15%) Scala
9 3 (3.09%) Perl
9 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.06%) Go
10 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.03%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.56%) Degree
2 6 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.09%) CISSP
3 3 (3.09%) PhD
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.03%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.12%) Terraform
3 2 (2.06%) Nessus
4 1 (1.03%) Ansible
4 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) SunGard
3 3 (3.09%) FIS
4 2 (2.06%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.03%) Altiris
5 1 (1.03%) Google
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.03%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.03%) Murex
5 1 (1.03%) NVIDIA
5 1 (1.03%) Rockwell
5 1 (1.03%) Siemens
5 1 (1.03%) Sybase