Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 100 90
Rank change year-on-year -30 -10 -8
Contract jobs citing C++ 127 181 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 2.55% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.62% 4.74% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 143 141
City of London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -2.34%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £863 £775 £750
Central London median daily rate £613 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +2.08% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year -21.35% - -

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 3,507 3,815 3,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.18% 53.65% 50.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,847 3,252 2,527
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £713 £656
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £475
% change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 5
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +8.35%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.75 £20.98
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.10 £43.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
% change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +8.35%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 68 (53.54%) Python
2 59 (46.46%) Finance
3 45 (35.43%) C#
4 44 (34.65%) Linux
5 42 (33.07%) Hedge funds
6 40 (31.50%) Front Office
7 38 (29.92%) Java
8 35 (27.56%) SQL
9 31 (24.41%) Algorithms
10 28 (22.05%) OO
11 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (21.26%) Data Structures
12 23 (18.11%) Flask
12 23 (18.11%) Automated Trading
13 22 (17.32%) Backtesting
13 22 (17.32%) OOD
14 21 (16.54%) Client/Server
14 21 (16.54%) Banking
14 21 (16.54%) NumPy
14 21 (16.54%) Cython
14 21 (16.54%) Pandas
14 21 (16.54%) IPython
15 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (14.17%) Fixed Income
17 16 (12.60%) PhD
17 16 (12.60%) C
18 15 (11.81%) Monte Carlo Method
19 13 (10.24%) JIRA
19 13 (10.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 12 (9.45%) TDD

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 21 (16.54%) IPython
2 11 (8.66%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.57%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.79%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.79%) Global One
2 1 (0.79%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.79%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.36%) Serverless
4 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.57%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.57%) Datadog
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.79%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.79%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) HTTP
1 2 (1.57%) SSL
1 2 (1.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.79%) DHCP
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) Blockchain
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) KDB
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
5 2 (1.57%) Redis
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.79%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 13 (10.24%) JIRA
2 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.94%) CMake
4 5 (3.94%) Valgrind
5 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.57%) Grunt
6 2 (1.57%) gulp
6 2 (1.57%) Maven
6 2 (1.57%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.57%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.79%) GitLab
7 1 (0.79%) Hudson
7 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 59 (46.46%) Finance
2 40 (31.50%) Front Office
3 21 (16.54%) Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.94%) Advertising
5 5 (3.94%) Publishing
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (61.42%) Developer
2 46 (36.22%) Quantitative Developer
3 27 (21.26%) Python Developer
4 19 (14.96%) C++ Developer
5 16 (12.60%) Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) C# Developer
6 11 (8.66%) Qualitative Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Credit Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Blockchain Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.15%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Developer
12 3 (2.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) Flask
2 21 (16.54%) NumPy
2 21 (16.54%) Pandas
3 10 (7.87%) .NET
4 7 (5.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.15%) Middleware
5 4 (3.15%) Node.js
5 4 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.15%) React
6 3 (2.36%) Spring
6 3 (2.36%) Web Services
7 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.57%) Akka
7 2 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.57%) JSON
7 2 (1.57%) REST
7 2 (1.57%) WPF
7 2 (1.57%) YAML
7 2 (1.57%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.07%) Hedge funds
2 31 (24.41%) Algorithms
3 27 (21.26%) Data Structures
4 21 (16.54%) Client/Server
5 18 (14.17%) Fixed Income
6 13 (10.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.72%) CUDA
9 5 (3.94%) Equities
9 5 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (3.15%) Credit Risk
11 3 (2.36%) Cloud Native
11 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.57%) Derivative
12 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.57%) Social Media
12 2 (1.57%) User Experience
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.65%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) Windows
3 3 (2.36%) Unix
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) OO
2 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.11%) Automated Trading
4 22 (17.32%) Backtesting
4 22 (17.32%) OOD
5 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (11.81%) Monte Carlo Method
7 12 (9.45%) TDD
8 10 (7.87%) Computer Science
8 10 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.87%) Stochastic Calculus
9 9 (7.09%) Machine Learning
9 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.30%) Data Science
10 8 (6.30%) Quantitative Research
11 7 (5.51%) Analytics
11 7 (5.51%) DevOps
11 7 (5.51%) Low Latency
11 7 (5.51%) Mathematics
11 7 (5.51%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.54%) Python
2 45 (35.43%) C#
3 38 (29.92%) Java
4 35 (27.56%) SQL
5 21 (16.54%) Cython
6 16 (12.60%) C
7 11 (8.66%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.94%) R
9 5 (3.94%) Ruby
9 5 (3.94%) Scala
9 5 (3.94%) VBA
10 4 (3.15%) Go
11 3 (2.36%) Perl
11 3 (2.36%) PHP
11 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.57%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) PhD
2 11 (8.66%) Degree
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.57%) CITP
4 2 (1.57%) MBCS
5 1 (0.79%) CEH
5 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) HIPAA
1 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Docker
2 2 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.57%) etcd
3 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.36%) Consul
2 3 (2.36%) Kibana
3 2 (1.57%) Ansible
3 2 (1.57%) Terraform
4 1 (0.79%) Grafana
4 1 (0.79%) logstash
4 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Packer
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Rancher
4 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (4.72%) NVIDIA
2 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.57%) Google
4 2 (1.57%) New Relic
4 2 (1.57%) Sage
4 2 (1.57%) Sybase
5 1 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.79%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.79%) BT
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.79%) Okta
5 1 (0.79%) Reuters
5 1 (0.79%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.79%) Samsung
5 1 (0.79%) Sun
5 1 (0.79%) Syncfusion
5 1 (0.79%) Tableau