Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 90 135
Rank change year-on-year +12 +45 -1
Contract jobs citing C++ 76 67 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.81% 1.95% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 4.03% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 84
10th Percentile £513 £399 £413
25th Percentile £581 £463 £522
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £557 £650
Median % change year-on-year +21.18% -14.31% +8.33%
75th Percentile £725 £675 £838
90th Percentile £763 £690 £863
Central London median daily rate £650 £538 £625
% change year-on-year +20.93% -14.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year - +38.57% -21.35%
Central London median hourly rate - £48.50 £35.00
% 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 1,286 1,662 3,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.51% 48.26% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1,313 2,693
10th Percentile £369 £375 £400
25th Percentile £461 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £614 £613
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 19
10th Percentile £16.32 £23.80 £16.61
25th Percentile £19.79 £25.06 "
Median hourly rate £25.48 £43.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.76% +104.76% -2.33%
75th Percentile £30.88 £52.81 £37.50
90th Percentile £34.70 £57.20 £50.60
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £38.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -39.09% +77.01% +1.16%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021, 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 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 30 (39.47%) Front Office
2 30 (39.47%) Python
3 26 (34.21%) C#
4 18 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (23.68%) Banking
5 16 (21.05%) DevOps
6 15 (19.74%) Market Risk
7 14 (18.42%) SQL
8 13 (17.11%) Java
9 12 (15.79%) Mathematics
9 12 (15.79%) Azure
10 11 (14.47%) Derivative
10 11 (14.47%) Validation
11 10 (13.16%) Linux
11 10 (13.16%) Degree
11 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
11 10 (13.16%) Model Validation
12 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
12 9 (11.84%) Low Latency
12 9 (11.84%) Summit
12 9 (11.84%) JIRA
12 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
12 9 (11.84%) PhD
12 9 (11.84%) Fixed Income
13 8 (10.53%) Perl
13 8 (10.53%) Bitbucket
13 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (9.21%) Algorithms

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 6 (7.89%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.58%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Summit
2 1 (1.32%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Azure
2 6 (7.89%) AWS
3 2 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.32%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) GCP
4 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Multicast
2 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.32%) 4G
2 1 (1.32%) 5G
2 1 (1.32%) LTE
2 1 (1.32%) MIMO
2 1 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.32%) SMTP
2 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.58%) Apache Hive
2 5 (6.58%) Data Lake
2 5 (6.58%) Impala
2 5 (6.58%) Presto
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.32%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.32%) KDB
4 1 (1.32%) Kdb+
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SSDT
4 1 (1.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
1 9 (11.84%) JIRA
2 8 (10.53%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.63%) GCC
3 2 (2.63%) GDB
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.32%) JUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Postman
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 30 (39.47%) Front Office
3 18 (23.68%) Banking
4 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
5 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.89%) Social Skills
7 5 (6.58%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (5.26%) Financial Institution
9 3 (3.95%) International Banking
10 1 (1.32%) Automotive
10 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (57.89%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) C++ Developer
3 19 (25.00%) Analyst
4 18 (23.68%) Qualitative Analyst
4 18 (23.68%) Quantitative Analyst
4 18 (23.68%) Quantitative Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Summit Developer
6 9 (11.84%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.53%) C++/C# Developer
7 8 (10.53%) SQL Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Perl Developer
9 6 (7.89%) Data Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Consultant
10 4 (5.26%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Pricing Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
1 6 (7.89%) Kafka
2 4 (5.26%) STL
3 3 (3.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.63%) JMS
4 2 (2.63%) JSON
4 2 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) Cocoa
5 1 (1.32%) Core Animation
5 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.32%) HTML
5 1 (1.32%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.32%) iPhone SDK
5 1 (1.32%) Qt
5 1 (1.32%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) RESTful
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (1.32%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.32%) WinForms
5 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (19.74%) Market Risk
3 11 (14.47%) Derivative
4 9 (11.84%) Fixed Income
5 7 (9.21%) Algorithms
6 5 (6.58%) Credit Risk
6 5 (6.58%) Swaptions
7 3 (3.95%) Equities
8 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.32%) Animation
9 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.32%) iPhone
9 1 (1.32%) Verilog
9 1 (1.32%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) Android
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) DevOps
2 12 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 11 (14.47%) Validation
4 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.16%) Model Validation
5 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
5 9 (11.84%) Low Latency
6 7 (9.21%) Backtesting
6 7 (9.21%) Data Science
6 7 (9.21%) Machine Learning
6 7 (9.21%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.21%) Physics
7 6 (7.89%) Data Engineering
7 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.89%) Electronic Trading
7 6 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.58%) Data Ingestion
8 5 (6.58%) Data Pipeline
8 5 (6.58%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) Python
2 26 (34.21%) C#
3 14 (18.42%) SQL
4 13 (17.11%) Java
5 8 (10.53%) Perl
6 7 (9.21%) C
6 7 (9.21%) VBA
7 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.58%) R
8 5 (6.58%) Scala
9 3 (3.95%) Haskell
9 3 (3.95%) Ruby
10 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 9 (11.84%) PhD
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Ceph
1 3 (3.95%) NFS
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.95%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (3.95%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Solace
4 1 (1.32%) FIS
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.32%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.32%) Intel
4 1 (1.32%) Murex
4 1 (1.32%) QNX
4 1 (1.32%) Sophis
4 1 (1.32%) SunGard
4 1 (1.32%) Sybase
4 1 (1.32%) Xilinx