Period
to 25 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 98 89
Rank change year-on-year -32 -9 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 132 154 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 2.50% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.59% 4.99% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 129 159
City of London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £409 £413 £401
90th Percentile £813 £758 £740
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £44.50 - £23.08
10th Percentile £40.75 - £16.61
90th Percentile £48.25 - £28.46
Central London median hourly rate £44.50 - £23.08

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 3,673 3,085 3,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.64% 50.08% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,081 2,510 2,540
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 13
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +9.47%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.43 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.18 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +8.38%

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 May 2018.

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

C++
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
C++
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 (45.45%) Finance
1 60 (45.45%) C#
2 53 (40.15%) Java
3 46 (34.85%) Python
3 46 (34.85%) Front Office
4 36 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (23.48%) SQL
6 29 (21.97%) Linux
7 26 (19.70%) Derivative
8 25 (18.94%) JavaScript
9 23 (17.42%) PhD
10 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (15.15%) Ruby
11 20 (15.15%) Multithreading
12 19 (14.39%) DevOps
13 18 (13.64%) Analytics
13 18 (13.64%) Jenkins
13 18 (13.64%) Docker
13 18 (13.64%) Fixed Income
13 18 (13.64%) .NET
13 18 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (13.64%) Degree
13 18 (13.64%) Mathematics
13 18 (13.64%) Banking
14 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (12.88%) Risk Management
14 17 (12.88%) Quantitative Research
15 16 (12.12%) Ansible
15 16 (12.12%) React
15 16 (12.12%) Groovy

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 13 (9.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.52%) nginx
2 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.76%) Mongoose
3 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.76%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.85%) PaaS
3 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Force.com
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) AMQP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.79%) Big Data
6 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) Power BI
8 1 (0.76%) Redis
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.76%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.85%) Gerrit
2 13 (9.85%) IBM UrbanCode
2 13 (9.85%) SonarQube
2 13 (9.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.03%) Subversion
5 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 3 (2.27%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.27%) Selenium
5 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.52%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.76%) Grunt
7 1 (0.76%) gulp
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
7 1 (0.76%) Moq
7 1 (0.76%) NUnit
7 1 (0.76%) Toad
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 60 (45.45%) Finance
2 46 (34.85%) Front Office
3 18 (13.64%) Banking
4 9 (6.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.30%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (62.88%) Developer
2 38 (28.79%) C++ Developer
3 28 (21.21%) Quantitative Developer
4 27 (20.45%) C# Developer
5 21 (15.91%) Analyst
6 19 (14.39%) Qualitative Analyst
6 19 (14.39%) Quantitative Analyst
7 17 (12.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Analyst Developer
8 13 (9.85%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
9 12 (9.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 11 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.82%) C# Quant Developer
11 9 (6.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 9 (6.82%) C++/C# Developer
11 9 (6.82%) Front Office Developer
12 8 (6.06%) Python Developer
13 7 (5.30%) .NET Developer
14 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) .NET
2 16 (12.12%) React
3 15 (11.36%) Web Services
4 13 (9.85%) Node.js
4 13 (9.85%) RESTful
5 9 (6.82%) WPF
5 9 (6.82%) XML
6 8 (6.06%) Middleware
7 7 (5.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (4.55%) JSON
9 5 (3.79%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.79%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (3.79%) Kafka
9 5 (3.79%) Rendezvous
9 5 (3.79%) STL
10 4 (3.03%) COM
10 4 (3.03%) HTML
10 4 (3.03%) HTML5
10 4 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (19.70%) Derivative
3 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (13.64%) Fixed Income
5 13 (9.85%) iPad
6 11 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.82%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (6.06%) Equities
9 7 (5.30%) Algorithms
9 7 (5.30%) Credit Risk
10 5 (3.79%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (3.79%) Market Risk
11 3 (2.27%) Hedge funds
11 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.52%) CUDA
12 2 (1.52%) Swaptions
13 1 (0.76%) DataPower
13 1 (0.76%) Life Science
13 1 (0.76%) Social Media
13 1 (0.76%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) Linux
2 15 (11.36%) Windows
3 11 (8.33%) Unix
4 4 (3.03%) CentOS
5 3 (2.27%) Android
5 3 (2.27%) Solaris
5 3 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.15%) Multithreading
2 19 (14.39%) DevOps
3 18 (13.64%) Analytics
3 18 (13.64%) Mathematics
4 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (12.88%) Quantitative Research
4 17 (12.88%) Risk Management
5 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.61%) E-Commerce
5 14 (10.61%) Low Latency
5 14 (10.61%) OO
6 13 (9.85%) Deployment Automation
6 13 (9.85%) Physics
7 11 (8.33%) Quantitative Finance
7 11 (8.33%) Stochastic Calculus
8 10 (7.58%) TDD
9 9 (6.82%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (6.82%) Project Management
9 9 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (45.45%) C#
2 53 (40.15%) Java
3 46 (34.85%) Python
4 31 (23.48%) SQL
5 25 (18.94%) JavaScript
6 20 (15.15%) Ruby
7 16 (12.12%) Groovy
8 13 (9.85%) Bash Shell
9 12 (9.09%) C
10 6 (4.55%) Scala
11 5 (3.79%) VBA
12 3 (2.27%) Ada
12 3 (2.27%) R
12 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.52%) Perl
13 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (17.42%) PhD
2 18 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) ACCA
4 1 (0.76%) CIMA
4 1 (0.76%) CISA
4 1 (0.76%) CISSP
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.76%) CRISC
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) EMIR
2 3 (2.27%) Basel III
2 3 (2.27%) FATCA
2 3 (2.27%) MiFID
2 3 (2.27%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (13.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) HDFS
2 1 (0.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) Ansible
2 13 (9.85%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.03%) Puppet
4 3 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.52%) Control-M
6 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 10 (7.58%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.79%) Sybase
3 5 (3.79%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.03%) Sophis
5 3 (2.27%) Calypso
5 3 (2.27%) Murex
5 3 (2.27%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.52%) Google
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.52%) Solace
6 2 (1.52%) Talarian
6 2 (1.52%) Telerik
7 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.76%) Perforce
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Yardi