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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 88 85
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +48
Contract jobs citing C++ 92 82 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.10% 2.56% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.79% 5.46% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 45
10th Percentile £428 £541 £455
25th Percentile £542 £616 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £688 £575
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +19.57% -8.00%
75th Percentile £832 £744 £688
90th Percentile £974 £856 £695
Central London median daily rate £700 £688 £563
% change year-on-year +1.82% +22.22% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £51.25 - £26.75
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £27.50
75th Percentile £53.75 - £28.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate £52.50 - £27.50
% change year-on-year - - -21.43%

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 1,919 1,502 1,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.89% 46.98% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,148 1,052
10th Percentile £425 £394 £375
25th Percentile £500 £463 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £713 £660 £625
90th Percentile £813 £738 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 9
10th Percentile £36.25 £23.84 £22.54
25th Percentile £42.75 £25.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +64.06% -16.88% +79.07%
75th Percentile £58.50 £36.38 £56.50
90th Percentile £69.35 £37.75 £58.25
Central London median hourly rate £52.50 £26.50 £36.09
% change year-on-year +98.11% -26.57% +64.03%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022, 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 55 (59.78%) Python
2 51 (55.43%) Finance
3 48 (52.17%) Banking
4 40 (43.48%) Front Office
5 35 (38.04%) Java
6 34 (36.96%) Investment Banking
7 32 (34.78%) C#
8 22 (23.91%) SQL
9 20 (21.74%) Linux
9 20 (21.74%) Agile
10 19 (20.65%) Software Engineering
10 19 (20.65%) Degree
10 19 (20.65%) .NET
10 19 (20.65%) Mathematics
11 17 (18.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (18.48%) Financial Institution
12 15 (16.30%) Oracle
12 15 (16.30%) DevOps
13 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (13.04%) Multithreading
14 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
15 11 (11.96%) Perl
15 11 (11.96%) Social Skills
16 10 (10.87%) Windows
16 10 (10.87%) Migration
16 10 (10.87%) Electronic Trading
16 10 (10.87%) Ansible
17 9 (9.78%) WPF
17 9 (9.78%) Physics
17 9 (9.78%) Computer Science

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 (5.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.26%) Apache
2 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.09%) MTS
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.09%) InVision
2 1 (1.09%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.17%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Azure
3 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.17%) Nutanix
3 2 (2.17%) PaaS
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.09%) Figma
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
4 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) DNS
1 3 (3.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.17%) FTP
2 2 (2.17%) SSL
3 1 (1.09%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) SSH
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) Metadata
4 1 (1.09%) MS Access
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) git-flow
2 5 (5.43%) JIRA
3 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.26%) RSpec
3 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.17%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
General
1 51 (55.43%) Finance
2 48 (52.17%) Banking
3 40 (43.48%) Front Office
4 34 (36.96%) Investment Banking
5 17 (18.48%) Financial Institution
6 11 (11.96%) Social Skills
7 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (5.43%) Legal
9 2 (2.17%) Games
9 2 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (1.09%) Advertising
10 1 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (1.09%) German Language
10 1 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 59 (64.13%) Developer
2 31 (33.70%) C++ Developer
3 16 (17.39%) Analyst
3 16 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Qualitative Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Quantitative Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Quantitative Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Architect
7 5 (5.43%) C++/C# Developer
7 5 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (3.26%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (3.26%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
2 9 (9.78%) WPF
3 8 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.70%) WinForms
4 6 (6.52%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (5.43%) Kafka
6 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.35%) Murex Flex
6 4 (4.35%) Rendezvous
7 3 (3.26%) HTML
7 3 (3.26%) XML
8 2 (2.17%) CSS
8 2 (2.17%) React
8 2 (2.17%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (2.17%) XSLT
8 2 (2.17%) YAML
9 1 (1.09%) FastAPI
9 1 (1.09%) Pandas
9 1 (1.09%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (9.78%) Derivative
3 7 (7.61%) Fixed Income
4 6 (6.52%) Market Risk
5 5 (5.43%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.26%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) Animation
8 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
8 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.17%) PKI
9 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.09%) Eurex
9 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 10 (10.87%) Windows
3 8 (8.70%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Agile
2 19 (20.65%) Mathematics
2 19 (20.65%) Software Engineering
3 15 (16.30%) DevOps
4 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (13.04%) Multithreading
6 10 (10.87%) Electronic Trading
6 10 (10.87%) Migration
7 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
7 9 (9.78%) Physics
8 8 (8.70%) Low Latency
8 8 (8.70%) Statistics
8 8 (8.70%) Validation
9 7 (7.61%) Model Validation
9 7 (7.61%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.61%) Stochastic Calculus
10 6 (6.52%) Analytics
10 6 (6.52%) Linear Algebra
10 6 (6.52%) Probability Theory
10 6 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.78%) Python
2 35 (38.04%) Java
3 32 (34.78%) C#
4 22 (23.91%) SQL
5 11 (11.96%) Perl
6 6 (6.52%) Bash
6 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.43%) C
7 5 (5.43%) Go
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby
8 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.35%) Scala
9 3 (3.26%) R
9 3 (3.26%) VBA
10 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.17%) VC++
11 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) PhD
3 8 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) CISSP
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) GIAC
6 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.09%) OSCP
6 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) GDPR
2 4 (4.35%) PMO
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) MiFID
4 1 (1.09%) CDISC
4 1 (1.09%) LOINC
4 1 (1.09%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.43%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Consul
3 3 (3.26%) Icinga
3 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.26%) Packer
3 3 (3.26%) Prometheus
3 3 (3.26%) Salt
4 2 (2.17%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (2.17%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Oracle
2 8 (8.70%) DevExpress
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) Sybase
5 4 (4.35%) Murex
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.17%) FIS
7 2 (2.17%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) ION Trading
7 2 (2.17%) RedGate
7 2 (2.17%) Rogue Wave
7 2 (2.17%) VMware
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (1.09%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (1.09%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.09%) Google
8 1 (1.09%) UiPath