Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 100 137
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37 -39
Contract jobs citing C++ 73 100 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.23% 2.17% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.38% 4.45% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 70 97
Median daily rate £625 £625 £625
10th Percentile £325 £424 £375
90th Percentile £763 £728 £863
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £48.50 -

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 1,144 2,246 3,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.57% 48.76% 52.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 1,803 2,907
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £363 £377 £400
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.44% +22.86% +62.79%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.00 £18.39
90th Percentile £32.42 £59.38 £46.48
Median hourly rate £18.73 £36.09 £35.00
% change year-on-year -48.11% +3.11% +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 3 March 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 3 March 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 41 (56.16%) Front Office
2 39 (53.42%) Finance
3 35 (47.95%) Python
4 26 (35.62%) C#
5 23 (31.51%) Banking
6 20 (27.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (24.66%) Java
8 16 (21.92%) Validation
8 16 (21.92%) Market Risk
9 14 (19.18%) Derivative
9 14 (19.18%) Mathematics
10 13 (17.81%) SQL
11 12 (16.44%) Investment Banking
12 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
12 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (12.33%) Linux
13 9 (12.33%) Physics
13 9 (12.33%) Azure
14 8 (10.96%) PhD
14 8 (10.96%) DevOps
14 8 (10.96%) Analytics
15 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
15 7 (9.59%) Degree
16 6 (8.22%) Stochastic Calculus
16 6 (8.22%) Equities
16 6 (8.22%) .NET
16 6 (8.22%) Flow Trading
16 6 (8.22%) PnL Attribution
16 6 (8.22%) Low Latency
16 6 (8.22%) Kubernetes

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 2 (2.74%) Apache
1 2 (2.74%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (2.74%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Azure
2 5 (6.85%) AWS
3 3 (4.11%) GitHub
4 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.74%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (2.74%) GCP
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Multicast
1 1 (1.37%) SMTP
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Apache Hive
1 2 (2.74%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.74%) Impala
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
1 2 (2.74%) Presto
1 2 (2.74%) Redis
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.37%) KDB
2 1 (1.37%) Kdb+
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 2 (2.74%) Grunt
3 2 (2.74%) gulp
3 2 (2.74%) Postman
4 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.37%) GCC
4 1 (1.37%) GDB
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (56.16%) Front Office
2 39 (53.42%) Finance
3 23 (31.51%) Banking
4 12 (16.44%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.48%) International Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Games
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Developer
2 26 (35.62%) Analyst
3 25 (34.25%) Qualitative Analyst
3 25 (34.25%) Quantitative Analyst
4 17 (23.29%) Quantitative Developer
5 9 (12.33%) C++ Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Pricing Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Validation Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Python Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Data Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Pricing Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Quantitative Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) Kafka
3 3 (4.11%) React
4 2 (2.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.74%) Flask
4 2 (2.74%) JSON
4 2 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.74%) Redux
4 2 (2.74%) REST
4 2 (2.74%) STL
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
4 2 (2.74%) WebdriverIO
4 2 (2.74%) WebSockets
4 2 (2.74%) WinForms
4 2 (2.74%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (1.37%) Django
5 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.37%) Qt
5 1 (1.37%) RESTful
5 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (21.92%) Market Risk
3 14 (19.18%) Derivative
4 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.22%) Equities
6 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (4.11%) Credit Risk
8 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
8 3 (4.11%) Swaptions
9 2 (2.74%) Blog
9 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
10 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Android
2 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Validation
2 14 (19.18%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.33%) Physics
4 8 (10.96%) Analytics
4 8 (10.96%) DevOps
5 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.22%) Flow Trading
6 6 (8.22%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.22%) PnL Attribution
6 6 (8.22%) Stochastic Calculus
7 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.85%) Backtesting
7 5 (6.85%) Machine Learning
7 5 (6.85%) Statistics
8 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
8 4 (5.48%) Monte Carlo Method
8 4 (5.48%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.48%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) Python
2 26 (35.62%) C#
3 18 (24.66%) Java
4 13 (17.81%) SQL
5 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.85%) Haskell
7 4 (5.48%) C
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.11%) R
8 3 (4.11%) Ruby
8 3 (4.11%) VBA
9 2 (2.74%) ES6
9 2 (2.74%) Scala
10 1 (1.37%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) PhD
2 7 (9.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.37%) GCFA
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Ceph
1 3 (4.11%) NFS
2 2 (2.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) etcd
2 2 (2.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (4.11%) Mesos
3 2 (2.74%) Consul
3 2 (2.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.37%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.37%) Murex
4 1 (1.37%) Sybase