Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 80 77
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing C++ 195 176 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.79% 2.89% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.20% 5.76% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 146 172
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £369
90th Percentile £783 £750 £738
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
City of London median hourly rate £44.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £40.75 - £34.27
90th Percentile £48.25 - £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £44.50 - £37.50

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 3,750 3,057 3,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.56% 50.21% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,562 2,651
City of London median daily rate £525 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.97% +2.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +18.13%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.90 £19.25
90th Percentile £59.80 £50.31 £57.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +34.84%

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 February 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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 93 (47.69%) Finance
2 78 (40.00%) Java
3 77 (39.49%) Front Office
4 76 (38.97%) Linux
5 72 (36.92%) C#
6 62 (31.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (30.26%) Python
8 58 (29.74%) SQL
9 55 (28.21%) Multithreading
10 43 (22.05%) Banking
11 39 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (19.49%) .NET
13 36 (18.46%) JavaScript
13 36 (18.46%) Low Latency
14 35 (17.95%) Unix
15 31 (15.90%) Degree
16 28 (14.36%) PhD
17 27 (13.85%) Analytics
18 26 (13.33%) Derivative
19 25 (12.82%) OO
20 23 (11.79%) Fixed Income
21 22 (11.28%) Mathematics
21 22 (11.28%) Jenkins
22 21 (10.77%) DevOps
23 20 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
23 20 (10.26%) React
23 20 (10.26%) SDLC
24 19 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
24 19 (9.74%) Middleware
25 18 (9.23%) Risk Management

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 10 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (4.62%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.08%) JBoss
3 6 (3.08%) MQSeries
3 6 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.05%) nginx
5 3 (1.54%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) Mongoose
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.54%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.13%) PaaS
3 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.54%) npm
4 2 (1.03%) GitHub
5 1 (0.51%) Force.com
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) AMQP
2 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.51%) 3G
3 1 (0.51%) 4G
3 1 (0.51%) GSM
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.59%) KDB
4 5 (2.56%) Redis
5 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) Flink
8 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.51%) Power BI
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (11.28%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.64%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.13%) Gerrit
3 10 (5.13%) IBM UrbanCode
3 10 (5.13%) SonarQube
3 10 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (5.13%) Subversion
4 5 (2.56%) Grunt
4 5 (2.56%) gulp
4 5 (2.56%) JIRA
5 4 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.54%) Bower
6 3 (1.54%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.03%) GDB
7 2 (1.03%) Maven
7 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.51%) GCC
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 93 (47.69%) Finance
2 77 (39.49%) Front Office
3 43 (22.05%) Banking
4 15 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.54%) Back Office
7 3 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (72.82%) Developer
2 78 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 28 (14.36%) C# Developer
4 22 (11.28%) Analyst
5 21 (10.77%) Senior Developer
6 18 (9.23%) Quantitative Developer
7 17 (8.72%) Python Developer
8 16 (8.21%) Java Developer
9 15 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
10 14 (7.18%) Qualitative Analyst
10 14 (7.18%) Quantitative Analyst
11 11 (5.64%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 11 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) .NET Developer
12 10 (5.13%) C++/Java Developer
12 10 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (4.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 9 (4.62%) Senior C++ Developer
13 9 (4.62%) SQL Developer
14 8 (4.10%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.49%) .NET
2 20 (10.26%) React
3 19 (9.74%) Middleware
4 15 (7.69%) HTML
4 15 (7.69%) Web Services
5 13 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 13 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (6.67%) Node.js
6 12 (6.15%) Flask
6 12 (6.15%) XML
7 10 (5.13%) RESTful
8 9 (4.62%) Kafka
9 8 (4.10%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.10%) Rendezvous
9 8 (4.10%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (3.59%) NumPy
10 7 (3.59%) Pandas
10 7 (3.59%) WPF
11 6 (3.08%) STL
11 6 (3.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (31.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (13.33%) Derivative
4 23 (11.79%) Fixed Income
5 17 (8.72%) Computer Science
5 17 (8.72%) Data Structures
6 15 (7.69%) Algorithms
7 12 (6.15%) Credit Risk
8 11 (5.64%) iPad
9 10 (5.13%) Equities
10 8 (4.10%) Market Risk
11 7 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (3.08%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
14 4 (2.05%) Hedge funds
15 3 (1.54%) CUDA
16 2 (1.03%) Fintech
16 2 (1.03%) NHS
16 2 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
17 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.97%) Linux
2 35 (17.95%) Unix
3 17 (8.72%) Windows
4 9 (4.62%) Solaris
5 7 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.05%) Android
7 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) CentOS
8 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) Multithreading
2 36 (18.46%) Low Latency
3 27 (13.85%) Analytics
4 25 (12.82%) OO
5 22 (11.28%) Mathematics
6 21 (10.77%) DevOps
7 20 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
7 20 (10.26%) SDLC
8 19 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (9.23%) Electronic Trading
9 18 (9.23%) Risk Management
10 16 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.21%) OOP
10 16 (8.21%) Quantitative Research
11 13 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 13 (6.67%) Market Making
11 13 (6.67%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (6.67%) TDD
12 12 (6.15%) Physics
12 12 (6.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (40.00%) Java
2 72 (36.92%) C#
3 59 (30.26%) Python
4 58 (29.74%) SQL
5 36 (18.46%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.72%) Perl
7 14 (7.18%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.18%) C
8 11 (5.64%) Ruby
9 10 (5.13%) Groovy
10 9 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.10%) VBA
12 7 (3.59%) PHP
13 6 (3.08%) Scala
14 5 (2.56%) Ada
14 5 (2.56%) ES6
15 4 (2.05%) R
16 3 (1.54%) TypeScript
17 2 (1.03%) Apple Swift
17 2 (1.03%) F#
Qualifications
1 31 (15.90%) Degree
2 28 (14.36%) PhD
3 7 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) EMIR
2 8 (4.10%) MiFID
3 3 (1.54%) Basel III
3 3 (1.54%) FATCA
3 3 (1.54%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.64%) Docker
2 5 (2.56%) Varnish
3 3 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.54%) etcd
4 1 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.51%) KVM
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.21%) Ansible
2 10 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.05%) Puppet
4 3 (1.54%) Consul
4 3 (1.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (8.21%) Sybase
2 14 (7.18%) Oracle
3 13 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 8 (4.10%) IBM
4 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.59%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.08%) Solace
7 4 (2.05%) Infragistics
7 4 (2.05%) Murex
7 4 (2.05%) Sophis
8 3 (1.54%) Calypso
8 3 (1.54%) Talarian
9 2 (1.03%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.03%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.03%) Reuters
10 1 (0.51%) Apple
10 1 (0.51%) Perforce
10 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.51%) VMware