Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 130 102
Rank change year-on-year +35 -28 -14
Contract jobs citing C++ 93 126 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.22% 1.85% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 3.57% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 139
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £410 £413 £413
90th Percentile £728 £863 £778
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £588
% change year-on-year -4.17% +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £33.95 £32.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.70 £37.50 £48.25
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +38.57% -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 2,069 3,529 3,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.46% 51.69% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,607 2,858 3,250
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £382 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 19
Median hourly rate £36.75 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.33% +4.65% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.28 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.63 £56.50 £52.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%

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 6 April 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

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in the City of London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 60 (64.52%) Python
2 44 (47.31%) Java
3 31 (33.33%) C#
4 25 (26.88%) Finance
5 19 (20.43%) SQL
6 18 (19.35%) Front Office
7 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 15 (16.13%) Derivative
7 15 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (15.05%) C
9 13 (13.98%) .NET
10 12 (12.90%) Linux
10 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.90%) Banking
10 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 11 (11.83%) Analytics
12 10 (10.75%) Windows
12 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
13 9 (9.68%) Degree
13 9 (9.68%) WPF
13 9 (9.68%) OO
14 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
14 8 (8.60%) Oracle
14 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
14 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (7.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 7 (7.53%) Data Structures
15 7 (7.53%) Data Science
15 7 (7.53%) Market Risk
15 7 (7.53%) Git (software)

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 (5.38%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.23%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (3.23%) Luigi
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.08%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Endur
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (1.08%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Azure
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.15%) GCP
4 2 (2.15%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.08%) AWS IoT
5 1 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.08%) AWS Step Functions
5 1 (1.08%) Google Play
5 1 (1.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Firewall
1 4 (4.30%) Network Security
2 2 (2.15%) Broadband
2 2 (2.15%) HTTP
2 2 (2.15%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) Multicast
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (4.30%) Big Data
2 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.23%) Azkaban
3 3 (3.23%) DB2
3 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) KDB
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) Power BI
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.08%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.38%) Maven
5 4 (4.30%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.23%) Clang
6 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.15%) CMake
8 1 (1.08%) Appium
8 1 (1.08%) GitLab
8 1 (1.08%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (1.08%) Selenium
8 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 18 (19.35%) Front Office
3 12 (12.90%) Banking
4 7 (7.53%) Games
4 7 (7.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (52.69%) Developer
2 11 (11.83%) Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) C# Developer
3 10 (10.75%) C++ Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Quantitative Developer
5 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Data Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Data Scientist
7 4 (4.30%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) OpenLink Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Qualitative Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Quantitative Analyst
9 2 (2.15%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.15%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.15%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.15%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) WPF
3 7 (7.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (6.45%) HTML
5 5 (5.38%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.30%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (4.30%) FpML
6 4 (4.30%) Kafka
6 4 (4.30%) React
6 4 (4.30%) Spark Streaming
6 4 (4.30%) WinForms
7 3 (3.23%) CSS
7 3 (3.23%) iOS SDK
7 3 (3.23%) NumPy
7 3 (3.23%) REST
8 2 (2.15%) FIXML
8 2 (2.15%) Murex Flex
8 2 (2.15%) Node.js
8 2 (2.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Derivative
1 15 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.53%) Data Structures
3 7 (7.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (7.53%) Market Risk
4 6 (6.45%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.30%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (4.30%) Credit Risk
6 4 (4.30%) Social Media
7 3 (3.23%) Animation
8 2 (2.15%) Equities
8 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.15%) Social Network
8 2 (2.15%) Swaptions
8 2 (2.15%) Tandem
8 2 (2.15%) User Experience
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Linux
2 10 (10.75%) Windows
3 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.23%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Android
4 2 (2.15%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
2 11 (11.83%) Analytics
3 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
4 9 (9.68%) OO
5 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.53%) Data Science
7 6 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.38%) Computer Vision
8 5 (5.38%) Data Transformation
8 5 (5.38%) DevOps
8 5 (5.38%) Low Latency
8 5 (5.38%) Machine Learning
8 5 (5.38%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.38%) Use Case
9 4 (4.30%) Actionable Insight
9 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 60 (64.52%) Python
2 44 (47.31%) Java
3 31 (33.33%) C#
4 19 (20.43%) SQL
5 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 14 (15.05%) C
7 7 (7.53%) PHP
8 6 (6.45%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.30%) Scala
9 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.23%) AWK
10 3 (3.23%) Haskell
10 3 (3.23%) R
10 3 (3.23%) Ruby
10 3 (3.23%) sed
11 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.15%) Go
11 2 (2.15%) Perl
11 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
2 6 (6.45%) PhD
3 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) CCENT
4 3 (3.23%) CCNA
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) NIST
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Docker
1 2 (2.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.08%) EnCase
3 1 (1.08%) Graphite
3 1 (1.08%) Kibana
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Oracle
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.23%) Murex
3 3 (3.23%) OpenLink
3 3 (3.23%) Palo Alto
3 3 (3.23%) Solace
3 3 (3.23%) Sybase
3 3 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.15%) Google
4 2 (2.15%) Netezza
4 2 (2.15%) Remedy
4 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.15%) Teradata
5 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.08%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.08%) UiPath