Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 83 104
Rank change year-on-year -67 +21 -28
Contract jobs citing C++ 111 225 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.56% 3.12% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.86% 5.94% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 181 129
City of London median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £388
90th Percentile £838 £813 £688
Central London median daily rate £588 £589 £525
% change year-on-year -0.21% +12.14% -12.50%
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 3,883 3,791 3,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.44% 52.59% 50.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,223 3,167 2,770
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £383 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £660
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 12 December 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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 68 (61.26%) Python
2 41 (36.94%) Linux
2 41 (36.94%) Finance
3 39 (35.14%) C#
3 39 (35.14%) Java
4 27 (24.32%) Front Office
5 26 (23.42%) C
5 26 (23.42%) OO
5 26 (23.42%) Algorithms
6 24 (21.62%) SQL
7 23 (20.72%) Hedge funds
7 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (19.82%) Data Structures
9 20 (18.02%) Banking
10 18 (16.22%) OOD
11 17 (15.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (15.32%) Flask
12 16 (14.41%) Pandas
12 16 (14.41%) NumPy
13 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
13 15 (13.51%) Client/Server
13 15 (13.51%) IPython
13 15 (13.51%) Cython
13 15 (13.51%) Automated Trading
13 15 (13.51%) Backtesting
14 13 (11.71%) Blockchain
14 13 (11.71%) Fixed Income
14 13 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
15 12 (10.81%) Go

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 15 (13.51%) IPython
2 7 (6.31%) CMS
3 4 (3.60%) Drupal
3 4 (3.60%) WordPress
4 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.90%) Luigi
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.90%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.90%) RMDS
2 1 (0.90%) Summit
2 1 (0.90%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) GitHub
2 3 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Serverless
4 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.90%) Fastly
4 1 (0.90%) Google Play
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) AMQP
2 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.70%) MQTT
2 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.90%) ICMP
4 1 (0.90%) IPFS
4 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.90%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) Network Security
4 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) Blockchain
2 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.70%) MySQL
4 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.70%) Redis
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.80%) HBase
5 2 (1.80%) Riak
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.90%) Big Data
6 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.90%) DataStage
6 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.90%) Impala
6 1 (0.90%) KDB
6 1 (0.90%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) Selenium
3 4 (3.60%) GoogleTest
4 3 (2.70%) CMake
4 3 (2.70%) JIRA
4 3 (2.70%) Valgrind
4 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.80%) Grunt
5 2 (1.80%) gulp
5 2 (1.80%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.90%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.90%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 41 (36.94%) Finance
2 27 (24.32%) Front Office
3 20 (18.02%) Banking
4 7 (6.31%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.60%) Publishing
7 2 (1.80%) Games
7 2 (1.80%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (63.96%) Developer
2 30 (27.03%) Quantitative Developer
3 24 (21.62%) Python Developer
4 17 (15.32%) C++ Developer
5 12 (10.81%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Security Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.50%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Quantitative Modeller
9 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Front Office Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.70%) C# Quant Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.32%) Flask
2 16 (14.41%) NumPy
2 16 (14.41%) Pandas
3 11 (9.91%) .NET
4 7 (6.31%) CSS
5 5 (4.50%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.50%) HTML
5 5 (4.50%) jQuery
5 5 (4.50%) Redux
5 5 (4.50%) Smart Contracts
5 5 (4.50%) XML
6 4 (3.60%) Ajax
6 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (3.60%) JSON
6 4 (3.60%) Kafka
6 4 (3.60%) Symfony
6 4 (3.60%) Web Services
7 3 (2.70%) React
7 3 (2.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.42%) Algorithms
2 23 (20.72%) Hedge funds
3 22 (19.82%) Data Structures
4 17 (15.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (13.51%) Client/Server
6 13 (11.71%) Fixed Income
7 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (6.31%) Digital Currency
9 6 (5.41%) Derivative
10 5 (4.50%) User Experience
11 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
11 4 (3.60%) Equities
11 4 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
12 3 (2.70%) CUDA
12 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (2.70%) Fintech
13 2 (1.80%) Blog
13 2 (1.80%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.94%) Linux
2 8 (7.21%) Unix
3 6 (5.41%) Windows
4 5 (4.50%) Android
4 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) AIX
5 1 (0.90%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) OO
2 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.22%) OOD
4 15 (13.51%) Automated Trading
4 15 (13.51%) Backtesting
4 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
6 10 (9.01%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.01%) Cryptography
7 9 (8.11%) Monte Carlo Method
7 9 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.21%) Cryptocurrency
9 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
9 7 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.31%) Scrum
9 7 (6.31%) TDD
10 6 (5.41%) SDLC
10 6 (5.41%) Stochastic Calculus
10 6 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (61.26%) Python
2 39 (35.14%) C#
2 39 (35.14%) Java
3 26 (23.42%) C
4 24 (21.62%) SQL
5 15 (13.51%) Cython
6 12 (10.81%) Go
6 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.41%) PHP
8 5 (4.50%) Kotlin
8 5 (4.50%) Ruby
9 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.70%) Perl
9 3 (2.70%) Scala
9 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.80%) R
10 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) PhD
2 7 (6.31%) Degree
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.90%) CEH
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.90%) OSCP
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.80%) MiFID
2 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Varnish
3 1 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.90%) etcd
3 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.50%) Ansible
3 4 (3.60%) Consul
4 3 (2.70%) Terraform
5 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.80%) Packer
5 2 (1.80%) Puppet
5 2 (1.80%) Salt
6 1 (0.90%) Control-M
6 1 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.90%) Rancher
6 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 5 (4.50%) Google
1 5 (4.50%) Oracle
2 4 (3.60%) Sybase
3 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.80%) IBM
4 2 (1.80%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.80%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.90%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.90%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.90%) Calypso
5 1 (0.90%) FIS
5 1 (0.90%) Reuters
5 1 (0.90%) SunGard
5 1 (0.90%) Tableau
5 1 (0.90%) TIBCO