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 3 months to 24 June 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++
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 92 86
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6  
Contract jobs citing C++ 66 74 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 2.19% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.91% 4.50% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 64 119
Median daily rate £600 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £120.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1686 1643 2490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.62% 48.57% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1406 2053
Median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 61 (40.13%) Finance
2 59 (38.82%) Linux
3 51 (33.55%) Python
4 46 (30.26%) Java
5 44 (28.95%) Banking
6 42 (27.63%) Unix
7 41 (26.97%) Multithreading
8 40 (26.32%) SQL
9 37 (24.34%) Low Latency
10 34 (22.37%) Front Office
11 32 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (18.42%) C#
13 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (14.47%) C
14 22 (14.47%) Fixed Income
15 21 (13.82%) OO
15 21 (13.82%) SDLC
15 21 (13.82%) Fintech
16 20 (13.16%) Windows
16 20 (13.16%) Software Engineering
17 19 (12.50%) Investment Banking
17 19 (12.50%) Data Management
17 19 (12.50%) Oracle
17 19 (12.50%) Algorithms
18 17 (11.18%) Data Structures
18 17 (11.18%) .NET
18 17 (11.18%) Derivative
18 17 (11.18%) Degree
19 16 (10.53%) Mathematics

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 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) JBoss
3 2 (1.32%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.32%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) RMDS
1 1 (0.66%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.97%) Bluemix
2 3 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.97%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.63%) LDAP
2 4 (2.63%) SNMP
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) AMQP
4 1 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.66%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.24%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.26%) DB2
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.97%) Big Data
6 3 (1.97%) KDB
6 3 (1.97%) QlikView
6 3 (1.97%) Tick Data
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.66%) HBase
8 1 (0.66%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.61%) Subversion
3 5 (3.29%) JIRA
4 3 (1.97%) Ant
4 3 (1.97%) Bundler
4 3 (1.97%) Gradle
4 3 (1.97%) gulp
4 3 (1.97%) Maven
4 3 (1.97%) Moq
4 3 (1.97%) NUnit
4 3 (1.97%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.97%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.32%) Bower
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 61 (40.13%) Finance
2 44 (28.95%) Banking
3 34 (22.37%) Front Office
4 19 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (67.11%) Developer
2 58 (38.16%) C++ Developer
3 19 (12.50%) Quantitative Developer
4 14 (9.21%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Front Office Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.95%) C Developer
10 6 (3.95%) C/C++ Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Linux Developer
11 5 (3.29%) Architect
11 5 (3.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.18%) .NET
2 12 (7.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (6.58%) HTML
3 10 (6.58%) XML
4 9 (5.92%) Middleware
4 9 (5.92%) Web Services
5 8 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.61%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (4.61%) STL
7 6 (3.95%) CSS
7 6 (3.95%) React
7 6 (3.95%) RESTful
8 5 (3.29%) cocos2d
8 5 (3.29%) HTML5
8 5 (3.29%) Qt
8 5 (3.29%) Spring
9 4 (2.63%) CSS3
9 4 (2.63%) Java EE
9 4 (2.63%) JSON
9 4 (2.63%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (14.47%) Fixed Income
4 21 (13.82%) Fintech
5 19 (12.50%) Algorithms
6 17 (11.18%) Data Structures
6 17 (11.18%) Derivative
7 13 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (6.58%) Computer Science
9 9 (5.92%) Equities
10 8 (5.26%) NHS
11 5 (3.29%) Market Risk
11 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
12 4 (2.63%) CUDA
12 4 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (1.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (1.97%) Grid Computing
14 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
14 2 (1.32%) iPad
15 1 (0.66%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.82%) Linux
2 42 (27.63%) Unix
3 20 (13.16%) Windows
4 6 (3.95%) Android
4 6 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.29%) Solaris
6 4 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.97%) Multithreading
2 37 (24.34%) Low Latency
3 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.82%) OO
4 21 (13.82%) SDLC
5 20 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 19 (12.50%) Data Management
7 16 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (10.53%) Mathematics
8 15 (9.87%) High Availability
8 15 (9.87%) Risk Management
9 13 (8.55%) Multithreaded Programming
10 12 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 12 (7.89%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (7.89%) TDD
11 11 (7.24%) OOP
11 11 (7.24%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.58%) OOD
13 9 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.55%) Python
2 46 (30.26%) Java
3 40 (26.32%) SQL
4 28 (18.42%) C#
5 22 (14.47%) C
6 16 (10.53%) Perl
7 14 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.92%) R
10 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.29%) PHP
11 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.29%) Scala
12 4 (2.63%) Ruby
12 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.32%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (11.18%) Degree
2 5 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.29%) PhD
3 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.66%) PMP
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) MiFID
2 6 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.95%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Ansible
2 2 (1.32%) Control-M
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.66%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Oracle
2 16 (10.53%) Sybase
3 7 (4.61%) Netezza
3 7 (4.61%) Teradata
4 6 (3.95%) IBM
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.29%) Tableau
6 4 (2.63%) CyberArk
6 4 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.63%) Solace
7 3 (1.97%) Apple
7 3 (1.97%) Google
7 3 (1.97%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.97%) Typemock
8 2 (1.32%) Talarian
8 2 (1.32%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.66%) Eze Software Group
9 1 (0.66%) Facebook
9 1 (0.66%) Splunk
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