Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 126 132
Rank change year-on-year +41 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing C++ 58 121 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.10% 1.80% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 3.61% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 91 111
Median daily rate £563 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £428 £413 £388
90th Percentile £695 £863 £850
Central London median daily rate £557 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -7.17% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% - -
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
% 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 1,356 3,353 3,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.11% 49.87% 53.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 2,729 3,192
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £369 £406 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £694
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -
10th Percentile £24.48 £21.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.20 £56.50 £38.47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -

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 8 July 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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 29 (50.00%) C#
2 28 (48.28%) Python
3 16 (27.59%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 14 (24.14%) Finance
6 12 (20.69%) Front Office
7 11 (18.97%) .NET
8 10 (17.24%) Banking
9 9 (15.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (15.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (13.79%) C
11 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
11 7 (12.07%) Fixed Income
11 7 (12.07%) Games
11 7 (12.07%) Analytics
11 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.07%) Mathematics
12 6 (10.34%) Market Risk
12 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
12 6 (10.34%) Derivative
12 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
13 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
13 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
13 5 (8.62%) VB.NET
13 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
13 5 (8.62%) AWS
14 4 (6.90%) Multithreading
14 4 (6.90%) Credit Risk

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 3 (5.17%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) CICS
2 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) AWS
2 4 (6.90%) Azure
3 3 (5.17%) Amazon ECS
3 3 (5.17%) GCP
4 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.72%) Google Play
4 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Redis
2 1 (1.72%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) Clang
3 1 (1.72%) CMake
3 1 (1.72%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.72%) Xcode
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Front Office
3 10 (17.24%) Banking
4 7 (12.07%) Games
4 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) French Language
6 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (72.41%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) C++ Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Quantitative Developer
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Front Office Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.90%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Qualitative Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Quantitative Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.17%) OpenLink Developer
9 2 (3.45%) 3D Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 2 (3.45%) RAD Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (6.90%) FpML
4 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) WCF
4 3 (5.17%) WPF
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.45%) FIXML
5 2 (3.45%) Murex Flex
5 2 (3.45%) Murex MxML
5 2 (3.45%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) NumPy
5 2 (3.45%) Pandas
5 2 (3.45%) STL
5 2 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Fixed Income
3 6 (10.34%) Derivative
3 6 (10.34%) Market Risk
4 4 (6.90%) Credit Risk
4 4 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.17%) Animation
6 2 (3.45%) Equities
6 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.45%) Swaptions
7 1 (1.72%) AS400
7 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) CentOS
3 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) Analytics
1 7 (12.07%) Mathematics
2 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
2 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
3 4 (6.90%) Multithreading
3 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (6.90%) Quantitative Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Applied Mathematics
4 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.17%) DevOps
4 3 (5.17%) Flow Trading
4 3 (5.17%) Low Latency
4 3 (5.17%) MVC
4 3 (5.17%) Open Source
5 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (3.45%) OO
5 2 (3.45%) RAD
5 2 (3.45%) Scrum
5 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C#
2 28 (48.28%) Python
3 16 (27.59%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 8 (13.79%) C
6 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.17%) VBA
8 2 (3.45%) Go
8 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.72%) COBOL
9 1 (1.72%) Haskell
9 1 (1.72%) Perl
9 1 (1.72%) PL/1
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.72%) R
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) CCENT
2 1 (1.72%) CCNA
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (1.72%) PhD
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (1.72%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) EnCase
2 1 (1.72%) Grafana
2 1 (1.72%) Kibana
2 1 (1.72%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.72%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) OpenLink
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Google
3 2 (3.45%) Murex
4 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy
4 1 (1.72%) Solace
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) VMware