Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 78 129
Rank change year-on-year -10 +51 +4
Contract jobs citing C++ 85 57 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.49% 2.44% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 4.89% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 87
10th Percentile £529 " £413
25th Percentile £616 £463 £515
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £688 £569 £625
Median % change year-on-year +20.88% -9.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £747 £678 £744
90th Percentile £884 £738 £863
Central London median daily rate £688 £560 £600
% change year-on-year +22.82% -6.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 1,585 1,165 3,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.39% 49.94% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 906 2,643
10th Percentile £406 £375 £406
25th Percentile £465 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 22
10th Percentile £24.19 £23.35 "
25th Percentile £26.00 £33.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.99% +75.00% +2.33%
75th Percentile £37.75 £52.38 £37.50
90th Percentile £47.43 £57.88 £51.04
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% +71.11% +4.65%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 36 (42.35%) Finance
1 36 (42.35%) Python
2 28 (32.94%) C#
3 20 (23.53%) Mathematics
4 19 (22.35%) Derivative
5 18 (21.18%) Banking
6 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
7 16 (18.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (18.82%) SQL
7 16 (18.82%) Java
8 15 (17.65%) Front Office
8 15 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 15 (17.65%) DevOps
9 14 (16.47%) Azure
10 13 (15.29%) AWS
10 13 (15.29%) Analytics
10 13 (15.29%) Degree
10 13 (15.29%) VBA
10 13 (15.29%) Linux
11 11 (12.94%) Equities
11 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
12 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
12 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (10.59%) Summit
13 9 (10.59%) Market Risk
13 9 (10.59%) Validation
13 9 (10.59%) C
13 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
13 9 (10.59%) Low Latency
13 9 (10.59%) Electronic Trading

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 (8.24%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (4.71%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) GemFire
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Simulink
2 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Summit
2 2 (2.35%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Azure
2 13 (15.29%) AWS
3 2 (2.35%) Azure Logic Apps
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Storage
4 1 (1.18%) GitHub
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.18%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.18%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) BGP
2 2 (2.35%) Multicast
3 1 (1.18%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.18%) 4G
3 1 (1.18%) 5G
3 1 (1.18%) LTE
3 1 (1.18%) MIMO
3 1 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 5 (5.88%) Data Lake
3 5 (5.88%) Impala
3 5 (5.88%) Presto
4 3 (3.53%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.41%) Bitbucket
2 8 (9.41%) JIRA
3 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.35%) GCC
4 2 (2.35%) GDB
4 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.35%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 36 (42.35%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Banking
3 15 (17.65%) Front Office
4 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.24%) Documentation Skills
5 7 (8.24%) Social Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.18%) Automotive
8 1 (1.18%) Back Office
8 1 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (68.24%) Developer
2 32 (37.65%) C++ Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Quantitative Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Python Developer
5 12 (14.12%) C# Developer
6 11 (12.94%) Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Qualitative Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Quantitative Analyst
7 10 (11.76%) Summit Developer
8 9 (10.59%) C++/C# Developer
9 7 (8.24%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 7 (8.24%) Perl Developer
9 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
10 6 (7.06%) Analytics Developer
10 6 (7.06%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.88%) Data Engineer
12 4 (4.71%) C# Quant Developer
12 4 (4.71%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
1 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
2 6 (7.06%) Angular 2
2 6 (7.06%) jQuery
2 6 (7.06%) Node.js
2 6 (7.06%) NumPy
2 6 (7.06%) Pandas
2 6 (7.06%) PyTorch
2 6 (7.06%) React
3 5 (5.88%) Kafka
3 5 (5.88%) STL
4 3 (3.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (3.53%) Middleware
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) JMS
6 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.18%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) Spring
6 1 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Derivative
2 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 16 (18.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (12.94%) Equities
5 9 (10.59%) Algorithms
5 9 (10.59%) Market Risk
6 8 (9.41%) Swaptions
7 7 (8.24%) Credit Risk
7 7 (8.24%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.18%) Animation
9 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.18%) Podcast
9 1 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (1.18%) Verilog
9 1 (1.18%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Mathematics
2 15 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 15 (17.65%) DevOps
3 13 (15.29%) Analytics
4 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (10.59%) Low Latency
5 9 (10.59%) Validation
6 8 (9.41%) Data Science
6 8 (9.41%) Model Validation
6 8 (9.41%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.24%) Data Engineering
7 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.24%) Machine Learning
7 7 (8.24%) Statistical Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) Asset Management
8 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
8 6 (7.06%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) Python
2 28 (32.94%) C#
3 16 (18.82%) Java
3 16 (18.82%) SQL
4 13 (15.29%) VBA
5 9 (10.59%) C
5 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.41%) Perl
7 7 (8.24%) R
8 5 (5.88%) Scala
9 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.18%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.18%) Go
10 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.71%) PhD
4 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) GDPR
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.18%) Ansible
2 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg
2 2 (2.35%) FIS
2 2 (2.35%) Solace
2 2 (2.35%) SunGard
3 1 (1.18%) Altiris
3 1 (1.18%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.18%) Intel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.18%) QNX
3 1 (1.18%) Sophis
3 1 (1.18%) Xilinx