Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 97 99
Rank change year-on-year -39 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing C++ 127 169 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.80% 2.54% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 4.94% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 138 132
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £406 £438 £406
90th Percentile £863 £800 £738
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £525
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £16.52
Central London median hourly rate - - £16.52

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 3,755 3,420 3,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.33% 51.37% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,122 2,735 2,753
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £457
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.47% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 11
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +21.01% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £15.16
90th Percentile £64.50 £36.73 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +49.18% -24.00%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 57 (44.88%) Python
2 49 (38.58%) C#
3 47 (37.01%) Java
4 44 (34.65%) Finance
5 41 (32.28%) Front Office
6 31 (24.41%) Linux
7 30 (23.62%) C
8 27 (21.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (18.90%) Banking
10 23 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (16.54%) SQL
12 19 (14.96%) PhD
12 19 (14.96%) Derivative
13 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (14.17%) Degree
13 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
14 16 (12.60%) Algorithms
15 15 (11.81%) OO
15 15 (11.81%) Windows
16 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
16 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
16 14 (11.02%) Mathematics
16 14 (11.02%) Docker
16 14 (11.02%) Jenkins
17 13 (10.24%) Quantitative Finance
17 13 (10.24%) Fixed Income
18 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
18 12 (9.45%) Software Engineering
18 12 (9.45%) Ruby

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 4 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.57%) Ethereum
2 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.57%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.15%) PaaS
3 3 (2.36%) GitHub
3 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.79%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.79%) Fastly
4 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.79%) Google Play
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) AMQP
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) MQTT
3 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) ICMP
4 1 (0.79%) IPFS
4 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Blockchain
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.30%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.94%) Big Data
6 4 (3.15%) MySQL
7 3 (2.36%) Redis
8 2 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.57%) HBase
8 2 (1.57%) Riak
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.79%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) DataStage
9 1 (0.79%) DB2
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.72%) GoogleTest
2 6 (4.72%) Selenium
3 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.94%) IBM UrbanCode
4 4 (3.15%) Gerrit
4 4 (3.15%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.36%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.57%) Grunt
6 2 (1.57%) gulp
6 2 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.79%) JBehave
7 1 (0.79%) JUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Moq
7 1 (0.79%) Toad
7 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (34.65%) Finance
2 41 (32.28%) Front Office
3 24 (18.90%) Banking
4 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
5 9 (7.09%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.15%) Games
7 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.57%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (1.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (59.84%) Developer
2 29 (22.83%) C++ Developer
3 28 (22.05%) Quantitative Developer
4 24 (18.90%) Analyst
5 19 (14.96%) Qualitative Analyst
5 19 (14.96%) Quantitative Analyst
6 17 (13.39%) C# Developer
7 13 (10.24%) Analyst Developer
7 13 (10.24%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
8 11 (8.66%) Front Office Developer
9 10 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (7.87%) Python Developer
10 9 (7.09%) Architect
11 7 (5.51%) C# Quant Developer
11 7 (5.51%) Security Architect
11 7 (5.51%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Front Office C++ Developer
12 6 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (4.72%) Test Engineer
13 5 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.66%) .NET
2 10 (7.87%) XML
3 9 (7.09%) JSON
4 8 (6.30%) React
4 8 (6.30%) Web Services
5 7 (5.51%) Node.js
6 6 (4.72%) Smart Contracts
7 5 (3.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (3.94%) Redux
7 5 (3.94%) WPF
8 4 (3.15%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (3.15%) Kafka
8 4 (3.15%) REST
8 4 (3.15%) RESTful
8 4 (3.15%) STL
9 3 (2.36%) CSS
9 3 (2.36%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (14.96%) Derivative
3 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (12.60%) Algorithms
5 13 (10.24%) Fixed Income
6 10 (7.87%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.87%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (5.51%) Data Structures
7 7 (5.51%) Digital Currency
7 7 (5.51%) Equities
8 6 (4.72%) CUDA
9 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
9 4 (3.15%) Fintech
9 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (3.15%) iPad
10 3 (2.36%) Bitcoin
10 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.36%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.57%) Blog
11 2 (1.57%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.41%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Windows
3 11 (8.66%) Unix
4 5 (3.94%) Android
5 4 (3.15%) CentOS
6 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
3 15 (11.81%) OO
4 14 (11.02%) Mathematics
4 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
5 13 (10.24%) Quantitative Finance
6 12 (9.45%) Software Engineering
7 11 (8.66%) Analytics
7 11 (8.66%) Monte Carlo Method
7 11 (8.66%) Scrum
7 11 (8.66%) Stochastic Calculus
8 10 (7.87%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.87%) DevOps
8 10 (7.87%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.87%) TDD
9 9 (7.09%) Cryptography
9 9 (7.09%) Low Latency
9 9 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.88%) Python
2 49 (38.58%) C#
3 47 (37.01%) Java
4 30 (23.62%) C
5 21 (16.54%) SQL
6 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
7 12 (9.45%) Ruby
8 11 (8.66%) Go
9 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.51%) Groovy
10 6 (4.72%) Scala
11 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.15%) R
13 3 (2.36%) Kotlin
13 3 (2.36%) PHP
13 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.36%) VBA
14 2 (1.57%) Perl
14 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) PhD
2 18 (14.17%) Degree
3 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.79%) ACCA
6 1 (0.79%) CIMA
6 1 (0.79%) CISA
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.79%) CRISC
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) EMIR
3 1 (0.79%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (11.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.57%) Varnish
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.79%) etcd
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) Ansible
2 10 (7.87%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.15%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.15%) Puppet
4 3 (2.36%) Consul
4 3 (2.36%) Control-M
5 2 (1.57%) Terraform
6 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) Packer
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Oracle
2 8 (6.30%) Google
3 5 (3.94%) Sybase
4 4 (3.15%) NVIDIA
4 4 (3.15%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.57%) Telerik
6 1 (0.79%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.79%) Calypso
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Intel
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.79%) Solace
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.79%) Typemock
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Yardi