Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -67 +15 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 106 205 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 2.99% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 5.74% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 169 133
City of London median daily rate £600 £600 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.63% -14.00%
10th Percentile £375 £425 £390
90th Percentile £903 £813 £725
Central London median daily rate £539 £563 £513
% change year-on-year -4.22% +9.76% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 3,746 3,570 3,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.05% 52.06% 49.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,112 2,913 2,799
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £501 £470
% change year-on-year +4.90% +6.49% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.51% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.30 £16.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £30.00 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%

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 20 October 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

C++
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
C++
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 58 (54.72%) Python
2 43 (40.57%) Java
3 34 (32.08%) C#
4 33 (31.13%) Finance
5 30 (28.30%) Front Office
6 29 (27.36%) Linux
7 26 (24.53%) Banking
8 23 (21.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (19.81%) C
11 20 (18.87%) SQL
12 17 (16.04%) Algorithms
13 16 (15.09%) OO
14 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
16 12 (11.32%) Monte Carlo Method
16 12 (11.32%) Degree
16 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
16 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.32%) Go
17 11 (10.38%) Jenkins
17 11 (10.38%) Docker
17 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.38%) Blockchain
17 11 (10.38%) .NET
17 11 (10.38%) PhD
17 11 (10.38%) Fixed Income
17 11 (10.38%) Artificial Intelligence
18 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
18 10 (9.43%) Derivative

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 7 (6.60%) CMS
2 4 (3.77%) Drupal
2 4 (3.77%) WordPress
3 3 (2.83%) IPython
4 2 (1.89%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Luigi
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) Summit
2 1 (0.94%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.83%) GitHub
3 3 (2.83%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.94%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.94%) Fastly
5 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.94%) Google Play
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) AMQP
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) MQTT
2 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) ICMP
4 1 (0.94%) IPFS
4 1 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) Blockchain
3 7 (6.60%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.77%) MySQL
5 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.83%) Redis
7 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.89%) Big Data
7 2 (1.89%) HBase
7 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.89%) Riak
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.94%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.94%) DataStage
8 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.94%) Impala
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.72%) Selenium
3 4 (3.77%) GoogleTest
4 3 (2.83%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.89%) Grunt
5 2 (1.89%) gulp
5 2 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.94%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.94%) JBehave
6 1 (0.94%) jMock
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.94%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 33 (31.13%) Finance
2 30 (28.30%) Front Office
3 26 (24.53%) Banking
4 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.77%) Publishing
7 2 (1.89%) Games
7 2 (1.89%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (1.89%) Retail
8 1 (0.94%) Advertising
8 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (56.60%) Developer
2 18 (16.98%) Quantitative Developer
3 17 (16.04%) C++ Developer
4 14 (13.21%) Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Python Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Qualitative Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Quantitative Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Quantitative Modeller
7 7 (6.60%) Security Architect
8 6 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.66%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) CSS
3 6 (5.66%) Smart Contracts
4 5 (4.72%) Flask
4 5 (4.72%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.72%) HTML
4 5 (4.72%) jQuery
4 5 (4.72%) Redux
4 5 (4.72%) XML
5 4 (3.77%) Ajax
5 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.77%) JSON
5 4 (3.77%) Kafka
5 4 (3.77%) Node.js
5 4 (3.77%) NumPy
5 4 (3.77%) Pandas
5 4 (3.77%) React
5 4 (3.77%) Symfony
5 4 (3.77%) Web Services
6 3 (2.83%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (16.04%) Algorithms
3 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.38%) Fixed Income
4 10 (9.43%) Data Structures
4 10 (9.43%) Derivative
5 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
6 7 (6.60%) Digital Currency
7 6 (5.66%) CUDA
7 6 (5.66%) Hedge funds
8 5 (4.72%) User Experience
9 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
9 4 (3.77%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (3.77%) Fintech
9 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.83%) Equities
10 3 (2.83%) Market Risk
10 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Unix
2 8 (7.55%) Windows
3 5 (4.72%) Android
4 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.83%) CentOS
5 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.09%) OO
3 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
4 12 (11.32%) Monte Carlo Method
5 11 (10.38%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.49%) Cryptography
7 9 (8.49%) Multithreading
7 9 (8.49%) Scrum
7 9 (8.49%) Stochastic Calculus
8 8 (7.55%) SDLC
9 7 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.60%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.66%) Cryptocurrency
10 6 (5.66%) DevOps
10 6 (5.66%) Open Source
10 6 (5.66%) TDD
11 5 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.72%) Python
2 43 (40.57%) Java
3 34 (32.08%) C#
4 21 (19.81%) C
5 20 (18.87%) SQL
6 12 (11.32%) Go
6 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.55%) Scala
8 6 (5.66%) PHP
9 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.83%) Cython
11 3 (2.83%) Groovy
11 3 (2.83%) Kotlin
11 3 (2.83%) R
11 3 (2.83%) Ruby
12 2 (1.89%) ES6
12 2 (1.89%) Solidity
12 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
2 11 (10.38%) PhD
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.94%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.94%) OSCP
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.94%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) Varnish
3 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.94%) etcd
3 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Ansible
2 7 (6.60%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.72%) Puppet
4 4 (3.77%) Consul
4 4 (3.77%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (2.83%) Control-M
5 3 (2.83%) Terraform
6 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.89%) Packer
6 2 (1.89%) Salt
7 1 (0.94%) Rancher
7 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) Google
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle
2 5 (4.72%) SaltStack
3 4 (3.77%) NVIDIA
3 4 (3.77%) Sybase
4 2 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) Apple
5 1 (0.94%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.94%) Calypso
5 1 (0.94%) FIS
5 1 (0.94%) Intel
5 1 (0.94%) SunGard
5 1 (0.94%) Tableau
5 1 (0.94%) TIBCO