Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 135 104
Rank change year-on-year +2 -31 +2
Contract jobs citing C++ 117 125 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.77% 1.78% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.54% 3.34% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 111 127
City of London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £425
90th Percentile £863 £850 £751
Central London median daily rate £600 £588 £575
% change year-on-year +2.13% +2.17% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London 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 3,303 3,740 3,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.97% 53.26% 50.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,689 3,119 2,636
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 12
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.49% +2.19%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £38.47 £36.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +62.79% -12.19% +8.82%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019, 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 67 (57.26%) Python
2 55 (47.01%) Java
3 43 (36.75%) Finance
4 29 (24.79%) C#
5 27 (23.08%) SQL
6 26 (22.22%) Machine Learning
6 26 (22.22%) Data Science
7 23 (19.66%) Linux
7 23 (19.66%) Front Office
8 22 (18.80%) Algorithms
9 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (15.38%) Banking
10 18 (15.38%) PhD
10 18 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
11 17 (14.53%) Degree
11 17 (14.53%) Mathematics
12 16 (13.68%) C
12 16 (13.68%) Computer Vision
13 14 (11.97%) Data Structures
13 14 (11.97%) Hedge funds
14 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
14 13 (11.11%) OO
14 13 (11.11%) Analytics
15 12 (10.26%) Natural Language Processing
15 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
16 11 (9.40%) R
16 11 (9.40%) Microservices
17 10 (8.55%) DevOps
17 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (8.55%) Windows

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 (5.13%) CMS
1 6 (5.13%) IPython
2 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.71%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) JBoss
3 2 (1.71%) Jetty
3 2 (1.71%) Luigi
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.71%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.85%) Global One
2 1 (0.85%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.71%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.71%) Datadog
4 2 (1.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (0.85%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) SSH
1 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) FTP
2 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Big Data
2 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.42%) MySQL
2 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) Blockchain
3 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.71%) Azkaban
4 2 (1.71%) KDB
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Redis
5 1 (0.85%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.85%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.84%) Maven
3 7 (5.98%) JIRA
4 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.56%) Hudson
5 3 (2.56%) Subversion
5 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.71%) Ant
6 2 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.71%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.71%) FishEye
6 2 (1.71%) Gradle
6 2 (1.71%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.71%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.71%) Poseidon for UML
6 2 (1.71%) Selenium
6 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (36.75%) Finance
2 23 (19.66%) Front Office
3 18 (15.38%) Banking
4 7 (5.98%) Advertising
4 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Publishing
6 2 (1.71%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (46.15%) Developer
2 21 (17.95%) Quantitative Developer
3 18 (15.38%) C++ Developer
3 18 (15.38%) Data Scientist
4 14 (11.97%) Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Python Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Qualitative Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Quantitative Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Architect
6 8 (6.84%) Senior Data Scientist
7 7 (5.98%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.98%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Credit Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Applications Architect
11 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (7.69%) .NET
3 8 (6.84%) Flask
4 6 (5.13%) NumPy
4 6 (5.13%) Pandas
4 6 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (5.13%) React
5 5 (4.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (4.27%) Node.js
5 5 (4.27%) REST
5 5 (4.27%) Spring
5 5 (4.27%) STL
5 5 (4.27%) XML
6 4 (3.42%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (3.42%) Apache Camel
6 4 (3.42%) Kafka
6 4 (3.42%) Middleware
7 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.56%) JSON
7 3 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Algorithms
2 14 (11.97%) Data Structures
2 14 (11.97%) Hedge funds
3 9 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 8 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (5.98%) Equities
6 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.27%) CUDA
8 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.56%) Derivative
9 3 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.71%) Blog
10 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.71%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.71%) Social Media
10 2 (1.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Linux
2 10 (8.55%) Windows
3 3 (2.56%) Android
3 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) CentOS
4 2 (1.71%) Debian
4 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Data Science
1 26 (22.22%) Machine Learning
2 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
4 17 (14.53%) Mathematics
5 16 (13.68%) Computer Vision
6 13 (11.11%) Analytics
6 13 (11.11%) OO
7 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
8 11 (9.40%) Microservices
9 10 (8.55%) DevOps
10 9 (7.69%) Deep Learning
10 9 (7.69%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.84%) Automated Trading
11 8 (6.84%) Backtesting
11 8 (6.84%) Low Latency
11 8 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.98%) Data Analytics
12 7 (5.98%) SDLC
12 7 (5.98%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 67 (57.26%) Python
2 55 (47.01%) Java
3 29 (24.79%) C#
4 27 (23.08%) SQL
5 16 (13.68%) C
6 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 11 (9.40%) R
8 8 (6.84%) Scala
9 6 (5.13%) Cython
9 6 (5.13%) Perl
10 5 (4.27%) VBA
11 4 (3.42%) AWK
11 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.42%) Groovy
11 4 (3.42%) Ruby
12 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.71%) Clojure
13 2 (1.71%) PHP
13 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) PhD
2 17 (14.53%) Degree
3 5 (4.27%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.71%) CITP
5 2 (1.71%) MBCS
5 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (1.71%) Docker
1 2 (1.71%) etcd
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Kibana
1 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.71%) Consul
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
2 2 (1.71%) Salt
2 2 (1.71%) Terraform
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Grafana
3 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) NVIDIA
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.56%) Sybase
4 2 (1.71%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.71%) Google
4 2 (1.71%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.71%) New Relic
4 2 (1.71%) Sage
5 1 (0.85%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (0.85%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.85%) Okta
5 1 (0.85%) Samsung
5 1 (0.85%) Sun
5 1 (0.85%) Syncfusion
5 1 (0.85%) TIBCO