Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 109 81
Rank change year-on-year +35 -28 -16
Contract jobs citing C++ 218 155 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.10% 2.33% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.90% 4.61% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 127 222
City of London median daily rate £600 £550 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £431 £388 £463
90th Percentile £813 £713 £763
Central London median daily rate £589 £525 £600
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
City of London median hourly rate - - £37.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £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 3694 3364 4288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.58% 50.57% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3067 2831 3595
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 20
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £27.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.39% +5.42% +30.43%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.06 £15.69
90th Percentile £39.10 £55.19 £43.29
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -10.96% +5.42% +30.43%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for C++.

1 118 (54.13%) Finance
2 97 (44.50%) Java
3 87 (39.91%) Banking
4 86 (39.45%) Linux
5 84 (38.53%) Front Office
6 68 (31.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 65 (29.82%) Multithreading
8 57 (26.15%) Python
9 56 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (25.23%) SQL
11 50 (22.94%) Low Latency
12 45 (20.64%) Unix
13 43 (19.72%) C#
14 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
16 33 (15.14%) Derivative
17 32 (14.68%) Degree
18 31 (14.22%) Investment Banking
19 28 (12.84%) .NET
20 27 (12.39%) Mathematics
20 27 (12.39%) SDLC
21 25 (11.47%) Electronic Trading
22 24 (11.01%) Algorithmic Trading
22 24 (11.01%) PhD
23 23 (10.55%) OO
23 23 (10.55%) FIX Protocol
23 23 (10.55%) Data Structures
24 22 (10.09%) DevOps
24 22 (10.09%) Analytics
24 22 (10.09%) TDD

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 11 (5.05%) Apache
1 11 (5.05%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.21%) JBoss
2 7 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.75%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.38%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.38%) nginx
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.46%) Confluence
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (1.38%) Bluemix
2 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (1.38%) npm
3 2 (0.92%) GitHub
3 2 (0.92%) Google Play
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.46%) 3G
2 1 (0.46%) 4G
2 1 (0.46%) GSM
2 1 (0.46%) HTTP
2 1 (0.46%) LAN
2 1 (0.46%) OpenFlow
2 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.05%) Flink
3 11 (5.05%) KDB
4 8 (3.67%) MySQL
4 8 (3.67%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.75%) SQLite
6 5 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.83%) Redis
8 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.92%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.42%) TeamCity
2 13 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.59%) Subversion
5 7 (3.21%) gulp
6 5 (2.29%) JIRA
6 5 (2.29%) Maven
7 4 (1.83%) Gradle
7 4 (1.83%) Grunt
8 3 (1.38%) Ant
8 3 (1.38%) Bower
8 3 (1.38%) Bundler
8 3 (1.38%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.92%) GDB
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.46%) GCC
10 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 118 (54.13%) Finance
2 87 (39.91%) Banking
3 84 (38.53%) Front Office
4 31 (14.22%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.42%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.05%) Billing
7 5 (2.29%) Back Office
8 3 (1.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.92%) International Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (77.06%) Developer
2 84 (38.53%) C++ Developer
3 24 (11.01%) Senior Developer
4 23 (10.55%) Java Developer
5 21 (9.63%) Quantitative Developer
6 18 (8.26%) Analyst
6 18 (8.26%) Python Developer
7 17 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.88%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 13 (5.96%) C++/Java Developer
10 12 (5.50%) Front Office Developer
10 12 (5.50%) Senior C++ Developer
11 11 (5.05%) Build and Configuration Engineer
11 11 (5.05%) Build Engineer
11 11 (5.05%) Configuration Engineer
11 11 (5.05%) Java Engineer
11 11 (5.05%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 10 (4.59%) C++/C# Developer
12 10 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) .NET
2 23 (10.55%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (8.72%) Middleware
4 18 (8.26%) HTML
5 12 (5.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (5.05%) Flask
6 11 (5.05%) XML
7 10 (4.59%) CSS
7 10 (4.59%) React
8 9 (4.13%) Web Services
9 8 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (3.21%) Rendezvous
11 6 (2.75%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.29%) NumPy
12 5 (2.29%) Pandas
12 5 (2.29%) RESTful
12 5 (2.29%) Spring
12 5 (2.29%) WinForms
13 4 (1.83%) jQuery
13 4 (1.83%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 68 (31.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (15.14%) Derivative
4 23 (10.55%) Data Structures
5 21 (9.63%) Algorithms
6 20 (9.17%) Fixed Income
7 12 (5.50%) Computer Science
8 11 (5.05%) Hedge funds
8 11 (5.05%) Virtual Team
9 10 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (3.67%) Credit Risk
10 8 (3.67%) Equities
11 6 (2.75%) Animation
11 6 (2.75%) CUDA
11 6 (2.75%) Fintech
12 5 (2.29%) iPad
12 5 (2.29%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (1.83%) iPhone
14 3 (1.38%) Market Risk
14 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 86 (39.45%) Linux
2 45 (20.64%) Unix
3 19 (8.72%) Windows
4 14 (6.42%) Solaris
5 10 (4.59%) Android
6 8 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.82%) Multithreading
2 56 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.94%) Low Latency
4 27 (12.39%) Mathematics
4 27 (12.39%) SDLC
5 25 (11.47%) Electronic Trading
6 24 (11.01%) Algorithmic Trading
7 23 (10.55%) OO
8 22 (10.09%) Analytics
8 22 (10.09%) DevOps
8 22 (10.09%) TDD
9 20 (9.17%) OOP
10 19 (8.72%) Market Making
11 18 (8.26%) Risk Management
12 17 (7.80%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.88%) Code Optimisation
13 15 (6.88%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (6.42%) Regression Testing
15 12 (5.50%) Performance Testing
15 12 (5.50%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 97 (44.50%) Java
2 57 (26.15%) Python
3 55 (25.23%) SQL
4 43 (19.72%) C#
5 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
6 22 (10.09%) Perl
7 20 (9.17%) C
8 17 (7.80%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.05%) VBA
10 8 (3.67%) PHP
11 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.83%) ES6
13 3 (1.38%) Ada
13 3 (1.38%) R
13 3 (1.38%) Scala
13 3 (1.38%) Tcl
13 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.92%) F#
14 2 (0.92%) Ruby
14 2 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (14.68%) Degree
2 24 (11.01%) PhD
3 8 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.67%) MiFID
2 3 (1.38%) EMIR
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) Docker
1 4 (1.83%) Varnish
2 3 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.38%) etcd
3 1 (0.46%) KVM
3 1 (0.46%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.67%) Ansible
2 3 (1.38%) Consul
2 3 (1.38%) Puppet
2 3 (1.38%) Terraform
3 2 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 20 (9.17%) Sybase
2 14 (6.42%) Oracle
3 13 (5.96%) TIBCO
4 12 (5.50%) IBM
5 11 (5.05%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.67%) Fidessa
7 7 (3.21%) Solace
8 5 (2.29%) Apple
9 4 (1.83%) Infragistics
10 3 (1.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.38%) Talarian
11 2 (0.92%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.92%) Google
11 2 (0.92%) Reuters
12 1 (0.46%) Aveksa
12 1 (0.46%) Blue Prism
12 1 (0.46%) Caplin
12 1 (0.46%) Murex
12 1 (0.46%) Sun
12 1 (0.46%) VMware