Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 149 80
Rank change year-on-year +47 -69 +29
Contract jobs citing C++ 134 107 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 1.52% 3.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.56% 2.80% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 97 178
City of London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £434
90th Percentile £819 £896 £813
Central London median daily rate £613 £575 £595
% change year-on-year +6.52% -3.36% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £48.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.50 - -

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 2,940 3,823 3,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.01% 54.17% 52.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,384 3,190 3,098
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £390 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
City of London median hourly rate £36.28 £37.09 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +61.31% -16.39%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £15.12
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £39.10
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £24.49
% change year-on-year -15.07% +51.48% -10.96%

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 November 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 20 November 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 92 (68.66%) Java
2 89 (66.42%) Python
3 46 (34.33%) Finance
4 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.12%) Machine Learning
5 34 (25.37%) Data Science
6 33 (24.63%) Front Office
7 29 (21.64%) Analytics
8 25 (18.66%) C#
8 25 (18.66%) Artificial Intelligence
9 24 (17.91%) Degree
10 23 (17.16%) Computer Vision
11 22 (16.42%) Natural Language Processing
11 22 (16.42%) SQL
11 22 (16.42%) PhD
12 21 (15.67%) Data Structures
13 20 (14.93%) Banking
14 19 (14.18%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
15 18 (13.43%) OO
16 17 (12.69%) Multithreading
16 17 (12.69%) Microservices
17 16 (11.94%) Algorithms
17 16 (11.94%) Mathematics
17 16 (11.94%) Maven
17 16 (11.94%) C
17 16 (11.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (11.19%) Linux
18 15 (11.19%) Scrum
18 15 (11.19%) Low Latency

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 12 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.99%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (2.99%) Luigi
3 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.49%) Confluence
4 2 (1.49%) Ethereum
4 2 (1.49%) Hyperledger
4 2 (1.49%) JBoss
4 2 (1.49%) Jetty
4 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.49%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.49%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.75%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Azure
2 12 (8.96%) AWS
3 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.99%) GCP
4 3 (2.24%) GitHub
4 3 (2.24%) SaaS
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.49%) IaaS
5 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) AWS IoT
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) Multicast
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) Broadband
3 2 (1.49%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 2 (1.49%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (1.49%) SSH
3 2 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) FTP
4 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) KDB
2 10 (7.46%) Big Data
2 10 (7.46%) Kdb+
2 10 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.99%) Azkaban
6 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.49%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.49%) DB2
7 2 (1.49%) MySQL
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.75%) Presto
Development Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.94%) Maven
3 12 (8.96%) TeamCity
4 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.99%) Mercurial
5 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.24%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.24%) JIRA
7 2 (1.49%) Ant
7 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.49%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.49%) FishEye
7 2 (1.49%) Gradle
7 2 (1.49%) Hudson
7 2 (1.49%) Poseidon for UML
7 2 (1.49%) Selenium
7 2 (1.49%) Subversion
7 2 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (34.33%) Finance
2 33 (24.63%) Front Office
3 20 (14.93%) Banking
4 9 (6.72%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.22%) Advertising
6 5 (3.73%) Games
7 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.49%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.75%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.75%) Electronics
9 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (47.01%) Developer
2 26 (19.40%) Data Scientist
3 21 (15.67%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.19%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.70%) C++ Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Senior Data Scientist
6 10 (7.46%) Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) KDB Developer
7 9 (6.72%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Data Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Quantitative Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Architect
9 4 (2.99%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Qualitative Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Quantitative Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.24%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (7.46%) Kafka
3 7 (5.22%) .NET
3 7 (5.22%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (5.22%) React
3 7 (5.22%) WPF
4 6 (4.48%) REST
5 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.73%) RESTful
5 5 (3.73%) Spark Streaming
5 5 (3.73%) STL
6 4 (2.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (2.99%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (2.99%) Web Services
6 4 (2.99%) XML
7 3 (2.24%) HTML5
7 3 (2.24%) jQuery
7 3 (2.24%) Node.js
7 3 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.67%) Data Structures
2 19 (14.18%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (11.94%) Algorithms
3 16 (11.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (8.21%) Derivative
4 11 (8.21%) Equities
5 7 (5.22%) Fixed Income
5 7 (5.22%) iPad
6 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.99%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.99%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (2.24%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.49%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.19%) Linux
2 11 (8.21%) Windows
3 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.99%) Unix
5 3 (2.24%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) CentOS
6 2 (1.49%) Debian
6 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (26.12%) Machine Learning
2 34 (25.37%) Data Science
3 29 (21.64%) Analytics
4 25 (18.66%) Artificial Intelligence
5 23 (17.16%) Computer Vision
6 18 (13.43%) OO
7 17 (12.69%) Microservices
7 17 (12.69%) Multithreading
8 16 (11.94%) Mathematics
9 15 (11.19%) Low Latency
9 15 (11.19%) Scrum
10 14 (10.45%) SDLC
11 13 (9.70%) Computer Science
11 13 (9.70%) Test Automation
12 12 (8.96%) Statistics
13 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.46%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.72%) Data Transformation
14 9 (6.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 92 (68.66%) Java
2 89 (66.42%) Python
3 25 (18.66%) C#
4 22 (16.42%) SQL
5 16 (11.94%) C
6 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.72%) R
8 7 (5.22%) Scala
9 5 (3.73%) Go
9 5 (3.73%) Perl
9 5 (3.73%) Ruby
9 5 (3.73%) VBA
10 4 (2.99%) AWK
10 4 (2.99%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.99%) sed
11 3 (2.24%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.24%) PHP
11 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (17.91%) Degree
2 22 (16.42%) PhD
3 5 (3.73%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) CISM
6 1 (0.75%) CISSP
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) GCIA
6 1 (0.75%) GCIH
6 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) EMIR
3 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) Ansible
2 2 (1.49%) Salt
3 1 (0.75%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.75%) Graphite
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.22%) Oracle
1 7 (5.22%) Solace
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.24%) Sybase
4 2 (1.49%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.49%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.49%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.49%) Murex
4 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.75%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) IBM
5 1 (0.75%) Netezza
5 1 (0.75%) Splunk
5 1 (0.75%) Teradata
5 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.75%) UiPath